Jamaica Times

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jamaica

JFK airport hosts annual Run on the Runway

John F. Kennedy International Airport will host its annual 5K Run on the Runway Race April 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for $25 or $19 for students 18 and under. Comment.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

St. Albans

NYPD’s new chief of department hails from Queens

Phillip Banks III, 50, who spent more than half of his life working for the NYPD, was appointed recentlyas the NYPD’s new chief of department. Comment.
St. Albans

Spring Flea Market

The St. Albans Library will host its Spring Flea Market. Comment.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Richmond Hill

Rich Hill elementary tops for Latino pupils

Richmond Hill’s Jackie Kennedy-Onassis school was named one of the best elementary schools in the state for helping Latino, low-income and English-language learners get a leg up, according to a recent analysis of New York’s 4,000-plus public schools by a nonprofit educational-advocacy group. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Resorts World Casino will host the “I Love the ’90s” dance concert

Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park is scheduled to host an “I Love the ’90s” dance concert. Comment.
Jamaica

King Manor Museum hosts gazing through time

The history of a well-known Jamaica residence will be featured at an upcoming event. Comment.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hollis

Nurse filled phony prescriptions: AG

An RN who acted like an MD was busted last week for allegedly prescribing and administering painkillers to patients at a Hollis nursing home, authorities said. Comment.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Richmond Hill

Second fire strikes Rich Hill store in two months

A two-alarm fire broke out in a Richmond Hill bodega Tuesday in the same building where authorities believe a blaze was set a month ago to cover up the grisly murder of a tenant. Comment.
Jamaica

Boxer arrested packing heat at JFK: DA Brown

A world-class pugilist was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport when he handed a Delta agent a locked box allegedly containing an unloaded hand gun and three 15-bullet clips last Thursday, not two weeks after the state’s new gun laws kicked in, authorities said. Comments (1).
Briarwood

Gallagher picked as best in boro

Queens was again home to some of the city’s best players and teams. Archbishop Molloy was the premier squad in the borough, powered by a special group of seniors. The Stanners won the school’s first CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens regular season title. Comment.
Briarwood

Yankee pitcher praises Coach Curran

Mike Jerzembeck shared a bullpen with Mariano Rivera and played under Joe Torre as a member of the 1998 New York Yankees World Series championship team, yet he cites his recently deceased high school Coach Jack Curran as the biggest influence in his baseball career. Upon receiving the news of the death of his mentor, Jerzembeck was filled with emotion from his formative years. Comment.
Political Action

NYPD inspector general would create leadership friction

The dispute involving city police powers seems to have focused on the stop-and-frisk procedure the police have been using for the last several years as a way of deterring crimes before they are committed. A lot of controversy has been generated over this matter. Comment.

Friday, April 5, 2013

St. Albans

Boro man found shot to death in St. Albans

A neighbor described a young man from South Jamaica found shot to death in St. Albans early Sunday as a soft-spoken and polite person who was always quick to offer help. Comment.
Hollis

Smith to stay in office after bribery charges

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) said through his lawyer that he plans to stay in office despite federal prosecutors accusing him of orchestrating a massive and far-fetched scheme to bribe his way into the mayor’s office, according to published reports. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill welcomes spring with Holi Festival

Purple, green, yellow, pink and red dusted the streets of Richmond Hill Saturday during the Phagwah Festival, a Hindu celebration of the triumph of good over evil and the coming of the spring season. Comment.
Briarwood

Molloy starts season after Curran’s death

The Archbishop Molloy baseball team is keeping former Coach Jack Curran in their hearts, on their jerseys and in their dugout as they get set to begin the program’s first season without him in 55 years. Comment.
Briarwood

Queens stars head to Final Four

With Louisville and Syracuse winning in the Elite Eight, two players from Queens will be featured in the Final Four next weekend. Comment.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hollis

Bribery plot exposed

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) and Queens Republican Vice Chairman Vince Tabone were arrested Tuesday and charged with a mayoral bribery scheme so outlandish it left many in the borough scratching their heads. Comment.
Hollis

Smith’s career shaped by large ambitions

In the wake of state Sen. Malcolm Smith’s (D-Hollis) bribery scandal, Independent Democratic Conference leader Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx) stripped the embattled lawmaker of his committee assignments and leadership position within the state’s coalition government and in a final blow suggested Smith step down from the perch from which he had long coveted positions of power. Comment.
Jamaica

Huntley and co-conspirators get probation in embezzlement scam

Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley and her accomplices in a scam that bilked taxpayers out of nearly $30,000 through a do-nothing nonprofit received light sentences in State Supreme Court in Nassau County last week as the disgraced lawmaker awaited sentencing in Brooklyn federal court on a separate case. Comment.
Rosedale

Rosedale building with ties to NE Queens conman sold

A Rosedale office building with ties to a convicted felon notorious for his shady deals throughout the borough went for $24 million when it was sold through a bankruptcy-approved deal in January. Comment.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Richmond Hill

Police hunt for man who sexually assaulted Forest Park jogger

A 23-year-old woman jogging through Forest Park was attacked by a man who zapped her with a stun gun and sexually assaulted her Friday evening, police said. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans man fatally shot: NYPD

A 21-year-old man was found gunned down at the corner of 110th Avenue and 179th Place in St. Albans early Sunday, police said. Comment.

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