Jamaica Times

Monday, March 5, 2012

St. Albans

Dancers and song part of Black History Celebration

Councilman Leroy Comrie held a Black History Celebration at Black Spectrum Theatre last Saturday. Comment.
South Jamaica

Darryl Adams’ mother sets up memorial to slain son in South Jamaica

On Sunday morning, two days after 19-year-old Darryl Adams was murdered outside South Jamaica Houses, his mother was methodically placing candles outside the door to their apartment complex. A makeshift memorial had sprung up and friends and family members dropped by to give her hugs and write messages on a poster. Comments (73).
Rosedale

St. Clare’s in Rosedale holds Mardi Gras carnival

St. Clare’s carnival celebration in Rosedale featured a costume parade for adults and children. Comment.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jamaica Hills

Queens Hospital Center gives Marshall Black History award

The Joint Labor-Management Committee of Queens Hospital Center honored Borough President Helen Marshall and Yolanda Smith at its Black History Month celebration. Comments (1).
Hollis

Woman charged in branch attack, theft: DA

HOLLIS — A Jamaica woman was charged last week with attacking a woman with a tree branch and stealing her phone, according to a criminal complaint filed in Queens court. Comments (1).
Jamaica

African American Heritage celebration held in Jamaica

African American Heritage Month Planning Committee Co-Chair Andrew Jackson and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall were on hand to present scholarships to students during the AAHM’s annual reception at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center last Thursday. Six community leaders were also given achievement awards during the event. Comment.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

South Jamaica

South Jamaica teen killed in second shooting since July

A South Jamaica teen who had been shot last year was gunned down early Friday morning at the South Jamaica Houses, police said. Comments (189).
St. Albans

Living the life at high tea

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) hosted his first annual Senior High Tea along with the Healthfirst organization in a colorful event that brought back memories of the days when hats and elegant teacups were part of a more leisurely lifestyle. Comment.
South Jamaica

Victims of gun violence speak out

At first, Deshawn Curtin didn’t think he had been shot. Comments (1).
Letters

Do not build convention center in southern Qns.

There is something amiss with New York state and city officials when it comes to convention centers (“Guv bets on conventions,” TimesLedger Newspapers, Jan. 12-18, and “Nix Aqueduct convention center idea: Poll,” TimesLedger, Jan. 19-25). Comments (1).

Friday, March 2, 2012

Jamaica

Alleged MS 13 members shot in gang dispute at Wendy’s in Jamaica: DA

Three suspected MS 13 members were shot by alleged members of the Latin Kings during a drive-by shooting in the parking lot of a Wendy’s in Jamaica Thursday afternoon, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (3).
Jamaica

Port Authority tracks rise in passengers at Kennedy in 2011

New York City’s three area airports reported increased — in some cases record — numbers of passengers last year despite the economic downturn and periods of severe weather. Comment.
Jamaica

York opens new nursing lab

York College celebrated the opening Friday of its state-of-the-art nursing lab, the first four-year nursing program offered in Queens. Comment.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

St. Albans

Six injured as car crashes into store in St. Albans

An elderly woman was struck by a car that crashed into a store on Linden Boulevard in St. Albans Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for the FDNY said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

State inspectors halt Peninsula surgeries

The state Department of Health ordered Peninsula Hospital to stop admitting patients and cancel all upcoming surgeries after inspectors last week issued a report on alarming discoveries found in a crucial laboratory at the Far Rockaway facility. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Crime rise sets off call for cops

With the 106th Precinct battling a surge in property crimes and the prospect of a convention center at Aqueduct Racetrack, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) wants the precinct to be assigned more officers. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Spring Gardens aide groped students: DA

A Queens public school employee has been accused of sexually abusing his students just a week after it was learned that a teacher in the borough had asked her students to send Christmas cards to a prisoner in an upstate jail. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

South Ozone Park

Racino employees busted in casino card heist

Two employees of the Aqueduct racino were charged last week with stealing casino player cards with $100 worth of credit and selling them to casino patrons, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Far Rockaway

State orders Peninsula to stop admitting patients

The state Department of Health ordered Peninsula Hospital to stop admitting patients and cancel all upcoming surgeries after inspectors found problems with a crucial laboratory in the facility, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens teacher’s aide charged with sexual abuse

A Springfield Gardens teacher’s aide was charged Thursday with sexually abusing six female students over the last four months, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (2).

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