Jamaica Times

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

South Jamaica

Officials break ground on South Jamaica court overhaul

Elected officials and community leaders broke ground recently on renovations at the basketball courts within the South Jamaica Houses. In total, $350,000 was secured by Councilman Ruben Wills and the New York City Housing Authority for basketball courts with new fiber glass back boards, bleachers and lighting, The renovation is expected to be completed in summer 2013. The event also featured a pickup game between politicians, community activists and 16-year-old Anthony Woods, who was selected by U.S. Rep. Congressman Gregory Meeks as a substitute. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Man stabbed to death in Richmond Hill: NYPD

A woman was taken into custody after police found a Richmond Hill man stabbed to death in his home Tuesday night, the NYPD said. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Street Sweepers in SE Queens

Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Cambria Heights and the Cambria Heights Civic Association joined with other community groups for a cleanup in Cambria Heights sponsored by Councilman Leroy Comrie. Comment.
St. Albans

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Council candidate Manny Caughman holds fund-raiser

City Council candidate Manny Caughman recently held a fund-raiser at Thomasina’s in St. Albans Comments (1).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

South Ozone Park

Bridge and tunnel victory in Wood Memorial

Three-year-old horses recently competed in the annual Wood Memorial Stakes, held annually at Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park. Comment.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Jamaica

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Jazz Experience comes to Jamaica Market

The Kunal Singh Jazz Experience Ensemble recently performed at the Jamaica Market. Comment.
Jamaica

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Greater Jamaica committee meets

The Downtown Committee of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation held its monthly meeting. Comment.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Richmond Hill

Activist blasts lack of crime stats in Queens parks

The city only tracks crime statistics for six of the borough’s parks — a fraction of the approximately 400 parks in Queens — according to an advocate for parks safety. Comment.
Hollis

Hollis woman in custody after six years on run: DA

A Hollis woman dubbed “The Sweetheart Swindler” was brought back to New York City to begin serving time after allegedly going on the lam in 2007, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Police hunt suspects in SE Queens hotel robberies [With Video]

SOUTH JAMAICA — The NYPD was asking the public to help identify two suspects wanted for robbing hotels in southern Queens. Comment.
Editorial

Yet Another Case

Despite conversations recorded by federal investigators that strongly suggest state Sen. Malcolm Smith attempted to bribe his way into the mayor’s office, attorney Gerald Shargel said the senator is “not resigning.” Comment.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Jamaica

NYPD veteran arrested at JFK: Federal prosecutor

NYPD veteran Jose Tejada was met by New York’s Finest when he arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport last week, but instead of a warm welcome he got a pair of cuffs slapped on his wrists. Comment.
Hollis

Cops hunting for suspect who held up Hollis delis with shotgun

HOLLIS — The police were asking the public’s assistance in finding a suspected armed robber. Comment.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Jamaica Hills

Boro programs for disabled brace for state budget cuts

Funding cuts for nonprofits that serve people with developmental disabilities will likely result in some drawing back of services, despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s insistence that the cuts should only affect administrative overhead, the director of the Queens Center for Progress said Tuesday. Comment.
Queens Village

Weapons cache found in Queens Village home: NYPD

QUEENS VILLAGE — The NYPD said officers found a storehouse of weapons when they executed a search warrant at a 210th Street address. Comment.
Queens Village

Cops arrest robbery suspect after chase: DA

QUEENS VILLAGE — Police arrested a robbery suspect after he led them on a dangerous chase, District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

South Jamaica

Residents of Baisley Houses confront 113th

Tensions at the Baisley Park Houses were high over the weekend after police arrested two men outside the southeast Queens public housing project Friday night, prompting dozens of angry residents to march to the 113th Precinct where they were met by police in riot gear, community leaders said. Comment.
Hollis

Cuomo calls on state to curb corruption with Public Trust Act

One week after federal authorities announced they had uncovered two suspected bribery plots in Queens and the Bronx, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a legislative initiative designed to give the state’s 62 district attorneys more power to prosecute corruption cases. Comment.
Briarwood

Smith helps Louisville take NCAA victory

Archbishop Molloy alumnus Russ Smith is an NCAA champion. Comment.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Richmond Hill

DA places case against suspect in Forest Park attack on hold

The Queens district attorney’s office deferred prosecution of a Howard Beach man in connection with an attempted rape in Forest Park and instead charged him with groping another woman three blocks from the park, a spokeswoman from the DA’s office said. Comment.
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.

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