Jamaica Times

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Queens Village

Police seeking info about missing Queens Village man

QUEENS VILLAGE — Police were reaching out to the public in the hopes of finding a missing Queens Village. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Free trees headed to Queens to fill Sandy gaps

Free trees are coming back to Queens to supplement the beating suffered by the borough during Superstorm Sandy late last year, the New York Restoration Project said. Comment.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

St. Albans

Jazz bass artists celebrate St. Albans legend’s legacy

The Jazz Committee/Midtown Arts Common in the Manhattan Saint Peter’s Church, “The Jazz Church,” continued its annual Prez Fest Celebration last week by honoring the historic contributions of the late and iconic former St. Albans, Addisleigh Park resident Milt “The Judge Hinton,” a jazz bassist, educator, jazz photographer and NEA jazz master. Comment.
South Jamaica

Darryl Adams’ killer gets 25 years in prison

A mother who watched her 18-year-old son gunned down on surveillance video last year as he ran through the South Jamaica Houses trying to escape his cold-blooded killers told her son’s shooter at his sentencing earlier Tuesday she hoped he would spend the rest of his life in prison. Comments (13).
Arverne

Man, 65, last seen at Arverne home: NYPD

AVERNE — The NYPD was looking for help in finding a missing man within the 101st Precinct, police said. Comment.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Far Rockaway

Far Rock teen missing from her home: Cops

FAR ROCKAWAY — The NYPD was looking for help in finding a missing teen in Far Rockaway. Comment.
Jamaica

Trial begins on NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy

The fact that blacks and Latinos are stopped by the NYPD at rates disproportional to their populations across the city was not in dispute Monday when the broadest challenge yet to the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies kicked off in a Manhattan federal courtroom. Comment.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Jamaica

Meeks makes trip to Venezuela for President Chavez’s funeral

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) was part of the delegation that traveled to Venezuela for the late President Hugo Chavez’s funeral last week. Comment.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Jamaica Hills

Queens Center for Progress worried about proposed cuts

A Jamaica Hills nonprofit dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities is worried it may have to lay off some of its staff and scale back its programs if cuts Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed in his budget go into effect. Comments (2).
Hollis

Suspect sought in in two armed robberies of bodegas in SE Queens

HOLLIS — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted in connection to two robberies in southeast Queens. Comment.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Briarwood

Legendary Molloy Coach Jack Curran dies after 55 years of leading the Stanners

Legendary Archbishop Molloy coach Jack Curran died early Thursday morning at his home in Rye, N.Y., Athletic director Mike McCleary said. He was 82. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Ed panel OKs schools inside of Flushing HS

It was just after 1 a.m. Tuesday — inside a Brooklyn high school auditorium that seemed all the more cavernous due to its mostly empty seats — that a city education panel approved what most presumed had been decided months ago. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Man, 32, fatally stabbed in Richmond Hill: Cops

Police have identified the man who died in Richmond Hill after being attacked and stabbed by a group of men outside a deli last week as 32-year-old Jose Rubio, of Jamaica. Comment.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Richmond Hill

Man charged with murder in connection to bodies found in Howard Beach fire

Police said they have arrested a Brooklyn man in connection with the deaths of two men whose bodies the Queens district attorney believes may have been dumped in an undeveloped section of Howard Beach after being murdered elsewhere. Comment.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cambria Heights

City panel votes to close two Queens high schools

A city panel voted in the wee hours of the morning Tuesday to approve the closures of two high schools at the Campus Magnet complex in Cambria Heights and place new schools in the buildings currently occupied by Newtown and Flushing high schools. Comments (1).

Monday, March 11, 2013

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.

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