Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013

Jamaica

Police looking for woman from Jamaica

JAMAICA — The NYPD has asked for the public’s assistance in locating a woman who went missing in Jamaica last week. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Far Rockaway

Storm-shocked community gets celebration day

Youngsters displaced by Hurricane Sandy’s wrath this fall were given a unique gift on Saturday: a day to celebrate everything. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Ex-Spg Gardens teacher accused of underage sex

A former music teacher at IS 59 in Springfield Gardens who lavished expensive gifts upon a teenage girl he met in his wife’s Brooklyn church choir was arrested last week on charges he carried on a sexual relationship with the girl, officials said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police arrest pair in fatal Far Rock shooting involving AK-47

Two young men from the Rockaways were charged Sunday in the murder of Far Rockaway teen Xavier Granville, who was gunned down outside of his best friend’s party, police and the victim’s family said. Comments (28).
Rochdale Village

Police seeking Rochdale shooting suspect

ROCHDALE — Police have asked for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted in connection to a double shooting on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Rochdale last month. Comment.

Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012

Rosedale

Hit-and-run killed victim in Rosedale: Cops

ROSEDALE — According to police, a man died as a result of a hit-and-run last week. As of Wednesday afternoon, police had not yet released the man’s identity. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police find AK-47 shell casings after Far Rock teen shot to death

Unknown assailants in ski masks gunned down a Far Rockaway teenager after a late-night party early Saturday, police and family of the victim said. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 28, 2012

St. Albans

NBA player nets holiday cheer at St. Albans church

Christmas is the season of giving, and that fact was prominently on display in St. Albans Saturday. Comment.
South Ozone Park

S. Ozone man admits guilt in doctor ID theft

A South Ozone Park man who was accused of stealing personal information from doctors who were applying to work at a medical facility he was planning to open pleaded guilty to charges of identity theft in court last week, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Laurelton

Sanders’ office spreads $2M in technology gifts to schools

Southeast Queens schools received an early Christmas present last week when Donovan Richards, chief of staff to City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton), donned his red Santa Claus suit and presented a $2 million check for technology upgrades to the district’s 25 schools. Comment.
Briarwood

Bishop Ford beat by strong Molloy girls squad

Christmas was days away, but there were no visions of sugarplums dancing in the heads of Amani Tatum and her teammates. The only thing on the Stanners’ minds was the present of earning an important win over Bishop Ford. Comment.
Briarwood

Molloy boys let excitement get to their heads in loss

Archbishop Molloy’s thrilling comeback may have been more than the Stanners could handle. The emotion of Gabe Kilpatrick’s banked home three-pointer with two seconds left in regulation carried into overtime, but not in the way Molloy had hoped. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012

South Jamaica

Boro’s advocates add voices to gun debate

The shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, Conn., has sparked a national debate on gun violence, and while opinions in Queens differ on the role regulation will play in preventing another tragedy, there is a consensus that it would be only one part of a multi-faceted solution. Comment.
Hollis Hills

FDNY marshal dies in car crash in Hollis Hills

An off-duty fire marshal died near his Hollis Hills home Christmas Eve after suffering an apparent heart attack behind the wheel, the New York Police Department said. Comment.
St. Albans

Sandy families fight to stay afloat in hotels

Families displaced by Superstorm Sandy — scattered throughout hotels across the city — attended state Assemblyman William Scarborough’s (D-Jamaica) annual holiday party in St. Albans last week, and while the children enjoyed food and games, parents wore weary expressions and told of the hardships they continue to endure almost two months after being forced from their homes. Comment.
Jamaica

Ex-York President Kidd dies at 76

Charles Kidd, the former York College president who broadened the school’s reach in southern Queens, died last week at the age of 76. Comment.
Jamaica

House panel clears Meeks in loan probe

The House Ethics Committee last week cleared U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) of any wrongdoing after an investigation into a questionable $40,000 loan he received in 2007 and failed to report on his financial disclosure statements. Comment.

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