Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

Jamaica

Santa lands at JFK

The Community Mayors Inc. held its annual Operation Santa Claus for about 4,000 children in an airplane hangar provided by the Port Authority Police. Comment.
Jamaica

Scarborough holds annual toy drive

State Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-Jamaica) will host a kids holiday party and toy give-away to make Christmas merry for hundreds of foster care and shelter children. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012

Rosedale

Rosedale school sets example with healthy habits

PS 195 in Rosedale is helping to lead the way in encouraging students, parents and teachers throughout southeast Queens to develop healthier habits. Comment.
South Jamaica

Fire strikes Victoria Gotti’s Jamaica scrap metal yard

A five-alarm fire with flames shooting two to three stories high burned for hours at a South Jamaica scrap metal yard owned by Victoria Gotti’s Three Sons Real Estate Group Monday morning, according to fire officials and city records. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Queens Library receives $50 donation to rebuild after Sandy

Queens Library received a $50,000 donation from several Turkish-American organizations on Friday, including Turkish Cultural Center Queens, Helping Hands Relief Foundation and Kimse Yok Mu. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012

Jamaica

York nears completion on biz building design

York College is about two-thirds of the way through the design phase for a much-needed, 160,000-square-foot facility to house its business program, a conference center and the school’s front offices, the college’s president said last week. Comment.
Jamaica

JetBlue terminal to expand

An arm of the New York City Economic Development Corp. Tuesday approved the sale of close to $200 million in tax-exempt bonds to help JetBlue build an expansion to its Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Vets help four-legged friends affected by Sandy

The impacts of Hurricane Sandy have reached beyond only humans, leaving some animals at risk of becoming stranded or abandoned. Comment.
Jamaica

Woman accused of bilking state of over $1K in taxes: state inspector general

JAMAICA — An employee at the state Division of Motor Vehicles was arrested Monday and charged with falsifying documents in order to avoid paying her fair share of taxes on the Porsche she bought in Texas, authorities said. Comment.
Editorial

Sandy Scammers

A plumber who has been working in the Rockaways and the south shore of Staten Island since Hurricane Sandy hit warns that unlicensed and poorly trained hacks posing as plumbers are incorrectly telling storm victims that it is safe to turn on their heat and hot water when any real plumber would know it is not. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Laurelton

Jury convicts Ozone Park man of fatally shooting teen in 2010

An Ozone Park man who was charged in the 2010 shooting death of a teenager outside a Richmond Hill bar was found guilty of murder by a jury in Queens Supreme Court Friday. Comments (1).
Far Rockaway

MTA sells goods to benefit storm-scarred Rockaways

A revived train line helping the Rockaways stay mobile is also generating cash to fund relief efforts for the peninsula this holiday season. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police seeks public assistance in robbery (with video of suspect)

FAR ROCKAWAY — The NYPD was looking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted for allegedly robbing a 58-year-old woman. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

South Ozone Park

Aid gives his heart to cook for victims

While most hurricane helpers who donated time and energy to storm aid received accolades for their hard work, Doug Scarlett ended up with heart attack symptoms and a night in the emergency room. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Rockaway gets holiday help

Hurricane or no hurricane, the holidays are arriving right on schedule, so now some officials are using the season to drum up help for Superstorm Sandy victims in the Rockaways. Comment.
Laurelton

Victims of foster abuse get $10M

The city last week agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that for almost two decades its child welfare system failed to protect 10 special-needs children from serious physical and emotional abuse by a Laurelton foster parent who manipulated the “dysfunctional bureaucracy” solely for financial gain. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Far Rockaway

Rockaway residents to receive federal disaster food assistance

Some Rockaways residents are eligible to receive temporary food assistance from the federal government following the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, but they will have to travel to Brooklyn in order to apply for the aid. Comment.
Jamaica

Sandy opens up new job chances for thousands

At the end of November, the state received a $27 million federal grant to put 5,000 unemployed New Yorkers to work cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy, and by the first week of December the state Department of Labor had received 30,000 applications for those jobs. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

St. Albans

Gun in Manhattan killing fired in St. Albans: Cops (with video of suspect)

ST. ALBANS — Police said Tuesday ballistics tests revealed that the gun used to kill a man on a busy Midtown Manhattan street Monday was also used to shoot up a house in southeast Queens three years ago. Comment.

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