Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

St. Albans

Spigner part of Electoral College

The man known as “the dean” of southeast Queens politics put another notch in his belt last month when he traveled to Albany to cast his Electoral College vote for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

Briarwood

Cops seek assistance in locating missing man

BRIARWOOD — Police were asking the public’s help in finding a Briarwood man who is missing. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

Springfield Gardens

SE Queens celebrates Kwanzaa’s seven principles

Hundreds of people braved a mixture of rain and snow to celebrate Kwanzaa, a weeklong holiday that honors African-American heritage and community, at Springfield Gardens High School Saturday. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill bar fights leave one dead, another wounded: NYPD

A man was shot and killed outside a Richmond Hill bar early Sunday morning and a second man was treated for a stab wound to the leg, the NYPD said. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013

South Ozone Park

Resorts World has nation’s biggest slot revenue

The end of times did not come for gaming in 2012. Comment.
Jamaica

Shooting in Jamaica restaurant leaves one dead: NYPD

A South Jamaica man was shot and killed and another man wounded Saturday in an early morning shooting in a Jamaica restaurant, the NYPD said. Comment.
Jamaica

Cops on the hunt for two serial robbery suspects

JAMAICA — The NYPD has asked for the public’s help in identifying two suspects who are suspected of committing six robberies at gunpoint in Queens. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

Queens Village

Boro applauds restoration of five bus lines

Catching a bus in Queens will be significantly simpler for riders throughout the borough by the end of this weekend, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Friday. Comment.
Arverne

Sandy victims weigh future

Two months after Hurricane Sandy bludgeoned the city with the new year at hand, residents in the hardest-hit areas of Queens were mixed on their outlook for 2013. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Masked gunmen kill teenager at Far Rockaway party: Cops

Two men were shot to death in the borough Saturday, one a Far Rockaway teenager who was gunned down outside his best friend’s party and the other a 31-year-old man who was found dead inside his Rosedale home, police and family of the teen victim said. Comments (6).
South Jamaica

Queens moms mowed down

Two Queens mothers were killed in separate hit-and-run accidents just about an hour apart from each other on a rainy night last week and the police were looking for the drivers who left both scenes. Comments (2).
Hollis Hills

Police seek missing man from Hollis Hills, 30

HOLLIS HILLS — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in locating a 30-year-old Hollis Hills man who is missing. Comments (1).
Briarwood

McClure makes big strides but Molloy falls short

Aryn McClure understood no one could quite replace Columbia-bound forward Carolyn Gallagher. That didn’t mean she wasn’t going to try. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis shows inexperience in rout

JoAnn Arbitello has to catch herself sometimes and remind herself of the youth and inexperience on her Mary Louis Academy girls’ basketball team. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013

South Jamaica

Queens murder rate inches up as citywide homicide rate falls

With one more day’s worth of crime statistics yet to be counted and 2012’s official total tallied, the city was on track to register its lowest murder rate in decades, but by Dec. 30 Queens had already recorded one more murder than it had in 2011. Comment.
Rosedale

Woman, 25, dies in watery Rosedale car crash

A woman accused of drunk driving and crashing into a Rosedale marsh Sunday was charged with the drowning death of one of her passengers, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

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 (32).

Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012

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.

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