Jamaica Times

Monday, March 11, 2013

Richmond Hill

Woodhaven man killed in suspected DWI: cops

A 76-year-old man was hit by a car and killed in Woodhaven as he was crossing the street near his favorite coffee shop last week, and police arrested the driver on charges of drunk driving, authorities said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

MTA ridership rises in 2012 despite Sandy damage

Even though Hurricane Sandy inflicted catastrophic damage to the New York City transit system, the number of riders using subways, railroads and buses increased by more than one half percent last year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported Monday. Comment.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

South Ozone Park

Aqueduct developer gambles on Las Vegas

A major player in the city’s gaming industry is heading west to try its luck on the Las Vegas strip. Comment.
Jamaica

FOCUS ON QUEENS: United African Dance Troupe and JPAC celebrate Black History Month

The United African Dance Troupe in conjunction with the Jamaica Performing Arts Center recently presented the fifth annual Black History Month Celebration at JPAC. Comment.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Jamaica Hills

Jamaica High campus pupils get treated for pepper spray

About two dozen people at the Jamaica High School campus had to be treated Tuesday after a Queens Collegiate High School student allegedly released pepper spray in the building’s shared cafeteria, officials said. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Man gets 50 years for murder, arson: Brown

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — The ex-boyfriend who strangled a pregnant mother and tried to cover up his crime by lighting a fire that caused the death of her 2-year-old son was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison Wednesday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
The Civic Scene

Boro high school student embodies success, hard work

Brandon Newell is a respected student by Principal Lynn C. Callender, of the Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School in the Campus Complex in Cambria Heights. She said when she assumed the leadership of the school last September, Brandon was one of the first students who came to her with suggestions on how to help the school move forward. Comment.
Editorial

What’s Taking So Long?

It’s been two months since 19-year-old Robert Jackson was allegedly brutalized by police around the corner from the 109th Precinct. Comment.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Richmond Hill

Rich Hill men shot neighbor, torched home: DA

The two young Richmond Hill men charged with tying up a neighbor and setting his apartment on fire allegedly robbed and shot him in the head first in a crime that netted just $200, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Jamaica

SE Queens officials explore fixes to persistent flooding

Community members gathered at York College last Thursday to discuss a persistent problem in southeast Queens: flooding. Comment.
Laurelton

Suspect shoots man, flees scene in Laurelton

LAURELTON — The NYPD was looking for a man who shot a person in the rear end in front of the Laurelton Plaza last week. Comment.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Richmond Hill

Man stabbed to death in Richmond Hill: Cops

A 30-year-old man died in Richmond Hill Wednesday afternoon after he was attacked by a group of men and stabbed, police said. Comment.
Briarwood

Molloy bests St. Anthony’s as CK falls to Moore Catholic in quarterfinals

The Stanners got contributions from almost everyone who played and were able to gut out a 60-55 win over St. Anthony’s (L.I.) in the CHSAA Class AA girls’ basketball quarterfinals at St. John Villa Wednesday night. Comment.
Jamaica

[UPDATE] Flake says he did endorse Katz

The Rev. Floyd Flake confirmed Thursday afternoon his controversial endorsement of former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz in the race for borough president, a day after her opponent disputed the nod had taken place. Comment.
South Jamaica

Family of slain Jamaica teen observe solemn anniversary

About 100 friends, family members and loved ones gathered outside the South Jamaica Houses Saturday night to light candles in remembrance of Darryl Adams, the teenager who was gunned down in the housing projects last year. Comments (1).

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jamaica Hills

Students treated for pepper spray at Jamaica High School campus: Authorities

About two dozen people at the Jamaica High School campus had to be treated earlier today after a Queens Collegiate High School student allegedly released pepper spray in the building’s shared cafeteria, officials said. Comment.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Briarwood

Gallagher powers Stanners into B/Q title game

Archbishop Molloy is looking to add another title to its growing list of hardware. Comment.

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