Jamaica Times

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

St. Albans

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Renaissance Middle School inaugurates clubs and officers

The Renaissance Middle School in St. Albans recently held an inauguration ceremony for its clubs and officers. Comment.
St. Albans

Police recover missing St. Albans baby safe and sound

Police said they safely recovered a 3-week-old girl in Staten Island whom neighbors in St. Albans said was snatched by her father Tuesday on their southeast Queens street in the afternoon. Comment.
Editorial

Wait Until 2018

The flooding in parts of southeast Queens didn’t begin or end with Superstorm Sandy. Comment.

Monday, March 25, 2013

St. Albans

Heroines given honors at community event in St. Albans

In celebration of Women’s History Month, City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) honored more than a dozen women for their community contributions at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center in St. Albans Saturday. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Man dies from injuries after bouncer fight in South Richmond Hill

A 24-year-old man who police allege was brutally beaten by a bouncer outside a South Richmond Hill club last week has died from his injuries. Comments (8).
Rosedale

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Eastern Queens Alliance hosts Idlewild Wetland and Wildlife Preserve Benefit

The Eastern Queens Aliiance, Inc. recently held its Idlewild Wetland and Wildlife Preserve Benefit and Awards luncheon at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Comments (1).

Sunday, March 24, 2013

St. Albans

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Leroy Comrie hosts jazz fund-raiser in St. Albans

City Councilman Leroy Comrie recently held a fund-rasier for his mayoral campaign in St. Albans. Comment.
South Jamaica

Crime Scene Unit called to S. Jamaica house fire after body found inside

Police set up a crime scene inside of a 146th Street home after some of the city’s Bravest found a dead body Sunday morning while putting out a fire, police and the FDNY said. Comments (1).

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cambria Heights

Cops on the hunt for armed robbers who struck in Cambria Heights

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating two suspects wanted in connection with a string of robberies and one attempted robbery in Cambria Heights and two in Brooklyn. Comment.
South Ozone Park

John Adams heads to state ‘A’ basketball final

ALBANY – Every game, every win is even more special for Paul Johnson and his John Adams teammates. Comment.
Rosedale

Man dies at hospital after car hits tree in Rosedale

ROSEDALE — Police said a man was killed in a one-car accident Monday just after 6 p.m. on Francis Lewis Boulevard. Comment.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Richmond Hill

Non-profit helps Queens residents keep their homes

Like so many in southeast Queens, Juanita Oliva’s family used their home to make a better future for themselves. Comment.
Jamaica

Wanted Greek busted at JFK with stun gun

A Greek national was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport last week where authorities said he sneaked past the TSA security checkpoint with a stun gun he had allegedly used to subdue his former girlfriend before he raped her, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Sandy victims receive JCC Passover meals

About 200 people who struggle to make ends meet in the Rockaways — some of them still reeling from Hurricane Sandy — received Passover meals from the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula Monday. Comment.
Laurelton

Council changes financial disclosure rule after southeast Queens special election

In southeast Queens’ special election last month — the first race in the borough under new campaign finance disclosure rules — the 1199/SEIU reported spending more than $22,000 to send mass mailings to its members urging them to vote for Donovan Richards. Comment.
South Jamaica

Darryl Adams killer gets 25 years

Two weeks after friends and family of Darryl Adams gathered outside the South Jamaica Houses on the first anniversary of his death, they packed a Queens courtroom Tuesday and watched as one of his killers was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Comments (3).
Rosedale

Cops hunt would-be Rosedale bank robbery suspect

ROSEDALE — Police were seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted bank robbery in Rosedale Feb. 27. Comment.
The Play’s the Thing

Director gives insight into what it takes to stage a play

What a great time at the theater! Weeks later I’m still on a high after seeing the revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff?”, Edward Albee’s masterwork, at the Booth Theatre, its limited run now ended. A production of the acclaimed Chicago-based Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the cast was led by Tracy Letts and Amy Morton as George and Martha, complemented by Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks as Honey and Nick. All brilliant — I’ve seldom, if ever, seen any better. Comment.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Briarwood

Curran remembered by basketball world at his funeral

Hundreds turned out to say a final goodbye Wednesday to legendary Archbishop Molloy coach Jack Curran. Comment.
Rosedale

Husband hid wife’s body in Idlewild: DA Brown

Police arrested the common-law husband of a South Jamaica woman Wednesday whose lifeless body was found the day before in Idlewild Park, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (9).
Briarwood

Remembering Molloy Coach Jack Curran

Legendary Archbishop Molloy coach Jack Curran embodied character and kindness as much as he did victories and championships. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Queens bodega clerks knock limits on tobacco displays

Ann Hussain, a manager at a Jamaica Hills grocery store, said she thinks a proposal from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would require most retailers to keep cigarettes and other tobacco products out of sight is a bad idea. Comments (1).
Briarwood

Players, pols pay homage to his legacy

“While Jack was known for basketball and baseball victories at Archbishop Molloy, his even more impressive achievement was helping to shape the lives of the thousands of students he taught over the past 55 years.” Comment.
Jamaica

Quinn backs NYPD reform amid stop/frisk trial

The day after the broadest challenge yet to the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk practices kicked off in a Manhattan federal courtroom, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) announced she was in favor of appointing an independent monitor to oversee the department. Comments (1).
Block Shots

Jack Curran set standard to which all aspired

Jack Curran set an extraordinary example of how to live a meaningful life that impacted many in a positive way. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Adams tops Seagulls for PSAL city title

Inside the John Adams’ locker room prior to the PSAL A division championship game, someone scribbled a simple message on the blackboard: “Play defense and you’ll be city champions.” That’s exactly what the Spartans boys’ basketball team did against McKee/Staten Island Tech Sunday in the final at St. Francis College. Comments (1).

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rosedale

Lifetime environmentalist from Queens runs Going Green to teach good habits

Back when he was searching for a service project to help him earn his Eagle Scout award in 1976, Rosedale’s Fred Kress looked no further than his local park to make a difference in his community. 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

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).
Rosedale

Body found floating near Hook Creek Wildlife Santuary

Fire Department officials said the body of a woman was pulled from the marshlands near Hook Creek Wildlife Sanctuary in Rosedale Tuesday morning but have yet to identify her. Comment.

Monday, March 18, 2013

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.
St. Albans

“Central Park Five” director and defendants slated to lead discussion after screening

A film documenting a painful episode of New York City’s past will offer a chance for conversation and perhaps some healing this week in St. Albans. The community organization Our Village Giving Circle, along with St. Albans Congregational Church and Council Member Leroy Comrie will be presenting a screening and discussion of the documentary “The Central Park Five” at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center at 172-17 Linden Boulevard this Thursday at 7 p.m. Comment.

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