Jamaica Times

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012

Queens Village

Queens Village church celebrates Catholic Schools Week with fest

Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a performance by students during Sunday Mass and an International Festival, featuring food from the countries where families in the parish are from. Many members of the congregation are from Haiti, Guyana, the Philippines and dozens of other countries. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Voters back Aqueduct center

Changing a few words made a big difference on state voters’ opinion of the plan to build the country’s largest convention center adjacent to the Aqueduct racino. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012

Letters

Beware of Smart Meter installation

Across the United States and Canada, utility companies are forcing the installation of the Smart Meter, a digital device to monitor electric, gas and water consumption, upon a seriously uninformed public. In areas where the meters are located outside the house, they are installed without the owner’s knowledge. Comments (1).

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012

Richmond Hill

Vallone bill to keep private trash out of public cans

Thinking about filling a public trash can with garbage from your home or apartment? Three Queens elected officials want you to think again. Comment.
Jamaica

Mormon church opens new digs for Jamaica congregation

The Jamaica Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints welcomed members of the community to its new location on 163rd Street for an open house Saturday and Sunday. The six-story building will offer religious services, classes and other activities. Comments (4).
Richmond Hill

Four robbers stole $40K with forged checks: Cops

RICHMOND HILL — The NYPD is looking for four people they believe to have committed grand larceny at several Chase Banks in the Richmond Hill area. Comment.
Averne

Middle-aged man had sex with teenage girl: Police

ARVERNE — Police said an Arverne man employed with the city Department of Education was arrested Jan. 25 on charges of rape and criminal sex acts last week. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

Jamaica

Jamaica fire guts apartment above jewel store

More than 100 firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze in Jamaica in an apartment above an African jewelry shop Friday afternoon, according to fire officials. Comment.
Laurelton

Two children, 11 and 13, missing from home: Cops

LAURELTON — The NYPD is looking for two preteens who went missing from their Laurelton home last week. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

South Jamaica

S. Jamaica grandmother dies in fire

A beloved grandmother was killed in a house fire in South Jamaica Wednesday night. The woman’s family said they were downstairs and did not realize the second floor was in flames until their neighbors began pounding on the door. Comment.
South Jamaica

South Jamaica man dies at hand of brother, who cut baby: Cops

A Brooklyn man attacked his extended family with a knife Wednesday morning in South Jamaica, according to police, cutting his 1-year-old niece before fatally stabbing his brother, who was planning to be married next week. Comments (9).

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

South Richmond Hill

Boro dad faces up to 25 to life in wife’s murder

A South Richmond Hill man charged with killing his wife in front of his children was ordered held without bail last week, District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

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