Jamaica Times

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

South Jamaica

Kelly touts Rap project to join boro teens

Police officers will hold open forums with young people so the youths may ask candid questions about topics ranging from stop-and-frisk to police-involved shootings in order to build a better community relationship, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced at a news conference Wednesday. Comment.
Hollis

Smith, Halloran plead not guilty to corruption charges

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) and City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) pleaded not guilty in federal court in White Plains Tuesday to charges that they orchestrated an elaborate scheme to rig the upcoming mayoral election. Comment.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hollis

Library program uses newspapers to create lyrical versions of poetry

When it comes to writing, many authors and would-be scribes balk at the sight — or even the thought — of a blank sheet of paper. Comment.
South Jamaica

Jamaica teen reported missing April 3

SOUTH JAMAICA — The NYPD was searching for a missing Jamaica girl and asking for the public’s assistance. Comment.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

St. Albans

Candidates line up to replace Councilman Comrie

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) will be term-limited out of office at the end of the year after representing St. Albans, Hollis, Cambria Heights and Jamaica for the last 12 years, and a bevy of candidates have lined up to take his place. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Cops take in NYCHA worker in Far Rockaway

FAR ROCKAWAY — An off-duty maintenance supervisor was arrested on charges of assault and harassment, the NYPD said. Comment.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Jamaica

Jamaica accountant charged with filing phony tax credits

A southeast Queens bean counter who bragged he knew about secret tax credits was busted last week for allegedly claiming more than $6 million worth of credits for unqualified taxpayers, authorities announced. Comment.
QueensLine

Hollis Hills’ Donny Deutsch made millions in business

If you have watched NBC’s morning show “Today” in recent years, then perhaps you have encountered the show’s popular discussion segment “The Experts.” Comment.
Editorial

The 113th Precinct Has Work to Do

We look forward to the day when the residents of the Baisley Park Houses will believe the police officers from the 113th Precinct are on their side. Comment.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Richmond Hill

Wills tours borough barber shops

There are few places like the neighborhood barber shop, where regulars and visitors can be found sounding off about the issues of the day as they reshape their hairdos. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

State disability cuts not as bad as feared

Fears that state funding cuts to organizations that serve people with developmental disabilities would trigger a sharp rollback in services were allayed last week with the release of a plan showing the direct impact to groups will be far less than originally anticipated. Comment.
Hollis

Suspect busted in Hollis business robberies

HOLLIS — Police announced they located a suspect wanted in connection with four armed robberies near Hollis. Comment.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill woman arraigned on charges of stabbing boyfriend

A Richmond Hill woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death was arraigned Thursday after he was found dead two days earlier, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Hollis

Smith gets booted from IDC

Nearly two weeks after he was accused of trying to bribe his way into Gracie Mansion as a Republican, state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) returned to Albany Monday and was kicked out of the Independent Democratic Conference. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Woman ran boyfriend over: Police

A young man from Queens Village was killed earlier this week when his angry girlfriend chased him in her car for several blocks after the two got into an argument before allegedly running him down, police said. Comments (3).
Springfield Gardens

Alliance yells mayday over trees near JFK

Hundreds of trees are being considered for pruning or removal in Idlewild Park, raising concerns from one southeast Queens environmental group that the Port Authority is trying to push through a controversial plan to extend one of the runways at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comments (1).

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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.

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