Jamaica Times

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012

Far Rockaway

Pulling together disaster relief poses challenge

The relief effort organized by the government is carried out by a vast network of organizations where well-intentioned neighborhood groups often prove hard to incorporate and sometimes hamper relief efforts. Comments (1).
Far Rockaway

One-stop center opens in Far Rock

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Far Rockaway Tuesday, where the city was opening one of seven one-stop centers to help those communities most affected by Superstorm Sandy. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Pair charged in Jamaica murder: DA

JAMAICA — An Arverne man and his alleged Rosedale accomplice will be tried on murder charges after a Queens grand jury indicted them Tuesday on charges of killing a witness who had testified in an earlier robbery case, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comments (2).
Editorial

LIPA Is Accountable

As we near Thanksgiving, we are grateful for the work done by first responders and volunteers helping Queens families survive Hurricane Sandy. Nevertheless, it is taking too long to get power back in parts of Queens. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway residents find help and hope after storm

The hardship rises when the sun goes down in Far Rockaway. Comments (2).
Cambria Heights

Two Crips guilty in boy’s death

Shenee Johnson, an anti-gun activist who lost her son to a shooter, said she hoped the conviction of two notorious Crips street gang members for the 2009 killing of a 13-year-old Jamaica boy would bring his mother, Donna Hood, peace and warn others against pulling the trigger. Comment.
Jamaica

Hostess shutters baking operations as it seeks to liquidate company

The Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, which for more than 100 years operated a bakery in Jamaica until early last year, announced Friday it had shut down its baking operations around the country as it seeks permission to liquidate its assets. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Revelers celebrate Diwali

Bright decorations adorned in a myriad of colors and lights lit up the dusk as revelers gathered to celebrate Diwali in Richmond Hill Saturday. Comments (1).
South Ozone Park

John Adams takes third loss in playoffs

Alex Navarrete plans on tossing and turning all night. Losing in the quarterfinals for three straight years will keep a coach up. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Campus Magnet looks to rebuild after playoff defeat

Campus Magnet head Coach Eric Barnett didn’t spend his post-game second-guessing himself or his team after their loss. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Jamaica

Jamaica cafe to host Sandy benefit

A vegetarian cafe in Jamaica run on the principals of a late Indian spiritual leader is planning to host a night of music to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Occupy Sandy spearheads Rockaway med center

A team of grassroots organizers and volunteer doctors, nurses and social workers have pooled efforts to provide much-needed medical care in the Rockaways since Hurricane Sandy devastated the region, setting up a makeshift medical center along one of the main strips and canvassing homes to assess people’s needs. Comments (3).

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Far Rockaway

LIPA chief operating officer to step down

With most of the Rockaways still in the dark and the Long Island Power Authority facing an onslaught of criticism for its handling of Superstorm Sandy, the utility has announced its chief operating officer would step down at the end of the year. Comment.
South Jamaica

Raccoon books short stay in Baisley Park Library

After hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects, volunteers at the Queens Library in Baisley Park got a furry and uplifting surprise. Comment.

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