Jamaica Times

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

South Ozone Park

Queens Chamber to hold Business Expo at Resorts World

Attend the Queens Chamber Business Expo and Breakfast for a chance to network with more than 1,000 people. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Howard Beach man charged in Forest Park attempted rape

Police said they had arrested a man suspected of attempting to rape a 23-year-old woman in Forest Park Friday evening. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill man, 25, missing and sought by police

RICHMOND HILL — A 26-year-old man has been missing for weeks from his 120th Street home, police said. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans gym provides workouts for all ages

Instead of telling your children to put down the video games and get some exercise, join them. Comments (4).

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Far Rockaway

Rockaways still in need of food aid after storm

Weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Rockaways and other areas of Queens, it was common to see long lines of people waiting for emergency food: sandwiches, soup, snacks and ready-to-eat meals. For some this was their main or only source of food, with refrigerators without power and grocery stores or bodegas still too damaged to open. Comment.
Jamaica

Some J train service shutdown overnight for maintenance

It’s the Lower East Side’s turn for the MTA’s Fastrack all-night subway maintenance service, which began at 10 p.m. Monday night for four consecutive nights and will involve passengers traveling to Queens. Comment.
Rosedale

Rosedale man last seen leaving home: Cops

ROSEDALE — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating Nicholos Townsend, who has been missing since March 20, according to police. Comment.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Richmond Hill

Group used phony prescriptions to fool Rich Hill pharmacy: AG

Authorities broke up an illegal prescription-drug dealing outfit that allegedly used forged scripts to buy oxycodone pills at more than half a dozen pharmacies in the city and the Hudson Valley, including one in Richmond Hill, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced last week. Comment.
Jamaica

Jamaica uses Open Space to silence violence

Open Space is a management style that eschews a rigid agenda in favor of group organizing that has been used by large corporations and independent computer coders, and last week a Jamaica nonprofit put it to use to address violence in the community. Comment.
Queens Village

Queens Village girl, 11, missing and sought by police

QUEENS VILLAGE — The NYPD was looking for an 11-year-old girl who went missing last week. Comment.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

St. Albans

CB 12 pressures police for more polite patrols

Community Board 12 members last week took a crime update as an opportunity tell the 103rd Precinct they were unhappy with the way some of its officers conduct themselves. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Far Rock man convicted of murdering girlfriend

A Far Rockaway man was convicted of murdering his girlfriend by punching and drowning her in the ocean after a fight in 2010, the Queens district attorney said last Thursday. Comment.

Friday, March 29, 2013

St. Albans

‘Central Park Five’ screening spurs talk about rights

A screening of the documentary “Central Park Five,” which recounts the case of five teenagers who were falsely convicted of the brutal rape of a woman jogger in Central Park in 1989, turned into a teachable moment for many at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center last Thursday. Comment.
Jamaica

DA charges three Bronx men with smuggling drugs into JFK

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Comment.
St. Albans

Miller raises most in race to replace Comrie

I. Daneek Miller is rolling. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Two men convicted of killing gang partner in Far Rockaway

Two violent young men were convicted in federal court last week of murdering their fellow MS-13 member in Far Rockaway in 2010 for his reluctance to “put in work” for the gang, the U.S. attorney for Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island announced. Comment.
Jamaica

Book Signing and Live Jazz Performance

Sandra L. Glittens, a writer of four books, will be signing her tomes at Jamaica Market, at 90-40 160th St. in Jamaica. Comment.
St. Albans

Affinity Health to hold egg hunt

Affinity Health Plan will host its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday. Comment.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

South Richmond Hill

Family mourns son’s death

The parents of a 24-year-old man whose life was cut short after a savage beating at a nightclub last week are trying to envision a world without their son — a world that neither of them was prepared to face. Comments (4).
South Jamaica

FDNY finds shot man dead in SE Qns fire

The body of a Poughkeepsie, N.Y., man was found shot and burned after firefighters were called to put out a blaze inside a vacant South Jamaica home Sunday, and an acquaintance said he left behind a young child. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Motorcycle kills woman trying to cross Belt Pkwy: NYPD

JAMAICA — A woman in her 50s was killed Tuesday as she tried to cross the Belt Parkway, the New York Police Department said. Comments (4).
Briarwood

Molloy guard dedicates March Madness to Curran

Somewhere Jack Curran is smiling as former Archbishop Molloy guard Russ Smith helped the top-seeded Louisville Cardinals get in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The junior guard has done so while dedicating the post-season to his former high school coach, who died two weeks go. Smith believes Curran has been watching over him. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Poor shooting key in Spartans’ defeat

ALBANY — John Adams finally felt the nerves and emotions that come with playing in a big game — unfortunately, it came at an inopportune time. Comment.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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.

Monday, March 25, 2013

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).

Sunday, March 24, 2013

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

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.

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