Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012

St. Albans

Community Board 12 chooses Adams as its new chairwoman

Community Board 12 elected Education Committee head Adrienne Adams as its new chairwoman during last month’s meeting in St. Albans. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 24, 2012

St. Albans

Young businessman shares stadium plan with CB 12

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to build a convention center at Aqueduct Racetrack may have fallen apart, but a southeast Queens entrepreneur has a money-making plan to build a stadium in its place. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012

Far Rockaway

Clergy puts faith in mayor to quicken cleanup

Religious background did not figure in to Superstorm Sandy’s trail of destruction and now victims of all creeds are pushing to accelerate the cleanup. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012

Jamaica

Five arrested in Jamaica gun-trafficking sting: DA

Authorities last week said they nabbed a ring of alleged gun traffickers and drug dealers so audacious as to openly peddle their firearms in the middle of the day on the streets and corners of southeast Queens. Comments (2).

Friday, Dec. 21, 2012

St. Albans

Malcolm Smith takes heat over GOP deal

With more than a little prodding from Bishop Charles Norris, state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) last week said he would provide the community with an explanation for his recent decision to caucus with the four members of the Independent Democratic Conference, the group of rogue legislators who reached an agreement last month depriving the Democrats of control in the Senate. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Serial city robber sought in Far Rock case

FAR ROCKAWAY — The Police Department was looking for help identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a citywide robbery pattern, police said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Jamaica woman tells story of loss in mayor’s campaign against guns

Dionne Gordon, whose brother was gunned down 2 1/2 years ago while visiting their parents’ house in South Jamaica, stood behind Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall Monday in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre to call on Washington to take immediate and long-term steps to curb gun violence. Comment.
South Jamaica

Baisley woman pleads guilty to sister’s murder: DA

A Baisley Park Houses woman pleaded guilty Monday to stabbing her younger sister to death last year in the apartment they shared according to the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Cuomo appoints LIPA chief as post-storm shift continues

Poor performance and calls for change led to the resignation of top officials with the Long Island Power Authority, and now Gov. Andrew Cuomo has found two replacements. Comment.
The Civic Scene

Briarwood’s Susil Singh, 74, worked tirelessly to help others

In Queens, Harbachan Singh is a well-known civic activist from Community Board 8, the Saul Weprin Democratic Club, the Queens Civic Congress and the Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, but his wife Susil H. Singh was an active civil and community servant in her own right. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Jamaica

Ethics Panel clears Meeks

The House Ethics Committee Thursday announced that U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) had been cleared in the committee’s investigation into a questionable $40,000 loan the congressman received in 2007. Comment.
Arverne

Rockaways face health crisis after Sandy

When Peninsula Hospital closed last year, many feared the Rockaways would plunge into a health crisis, and now in a post-Sandy world those fears are being put to the test. Comments (2).
South Jamaica

Darryl Adams’ killer sentenced for March slay

A 16-year-old was sentenced to 28 years in prison in Queens Criminal Court Friday in part for his involvement with the gunpoint murder of teenager Darryl Adams, who was killed in front of a South Jamaica housing project in March. Comments (15).
Far Rockaway

Boro pols criticize food aid program

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Human Resources Administration have come under fire from several elected officials from Queens who charged that too many people in need were denied eligibility for a federal disaster food aid program and that applying was too difficult for Rockaway residents. Comment.
South Jamaica

Fire hits Jamaica scrap yard

A day after a five-alarm blaze burned for hours at a South Jamaica scrap yard owned by Victoria Gotti’s Three Sons Real Estate Group, the shop was back in business. Comment.
Rosedale

Murder in Midtown leads cops to SE Qns

The investigation into a broad daylight assassination in Manhattan earlier this month has led authorities across the river to Queens in search of answers, according to police and multiple reports. Comment.
Queens Village

Vehicle ends up in Queens Village laundromat: BNN

QUEENS VILLAGE - Emergency responders were called to the scene of a laundromat at Springfield Boulevard and 110th Avenue Sunday morning, according to the Breaking News Network. Comment.
Briarwood

Molloy victory caps end of tough week

Archbishop Molloy knows a thing or two about watching double-digit leads evaporate in the fourth quarter. Unlike last year, the Briarwood school wasn’t the one having to make the comeback and it was refreshing. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

South Jamaica

Bell Center set to close at year’s end

Less than two years after it opened in South Jamaica, the Sean Bell community center is planning on closing its doors at the end of the month as administrators try to figure out a way to raise funds for the cash-strapped nonprofit. Comment.
Jamaica

Dairy supply runs dry for Jamaica distributor

Beyer Farms, the 70-year-old dairy distributor in Jamaica whose trucks delivered Tuscan brand milk to stores throughout the five boroughs, Long Island and parts of New Jersey, shuttered its doors last week after Tuscan cut off the supply of the company’s bread and butter. Comment.
Jamaica

JFK workers call off holiday strike

Security workers at John F. Kennedy International Airport Tuesday evening called off plans for a strike that threatened to see 300 security officers walk off the job at the height of the holiday travel season. Comment.
Rosedale

Man crossing Belt Parkway struck and killed

ROSEDALE — A man was struck and killed on the Belt Parkway over the weekend, according to the New York Police Department. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012

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.

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