Jamaica Times

Sunday, July 7, 2013

South Jamaica

Buyback nets nearly 30 weapons in memory of slain teen

Police say a gun buyback at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in South Jamaica last weekend netted 29 weapons, including 17 revolvers, eight semi-automatics and one rifle. The event was held in honor of D’aja Robinson, the 14-year-old who was shot dead while riding a city bus just a few blocks from the church.Photo courtesy NYPD Comments (1).
Rochdale Village

Rochdale girl last seen at school: Police

ROCHDALE VILLAGE — Police were looking for a 12-year-old girl who was last seen at her school more than a week ago. Comment.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Jamaica

Transit aficionado pleads guilty to Jamaica joyride

The cult figure who has inspired curiosity with his unusual — and criminal — fixation on mass transit could spend up to five years minting license plates after he pleaded guilty earlier this week to joyriding in a large bus in Jamaica, the district attorney said. Comment.
The Civic Scene

Queens high school students win many awards, scholarships

With the ending of the 2012-13 school year, it is time to recount some of the good things going on in our Queens high schools. Comment.
Jamaica

Suspected jewelry thief caught in Jamaica: Police

JAMAICA — A woman who allegedly stole nearly $500,000 in jewelry from New York Giants defensive tackle Shaun Rogers’ Miami Beach hotel room was arrested in Jamaica, police said. Comment.
Editorial

Supreme Disappointment

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to eviscerate the 1965 Voting Rights Act sent a chill through Queens, which has become a beacon for people from all over the world seeking equality. Comments (2).

Friday, July 5, 2013

Jamaica

Afrikan Poetry puts spotlight on arts scene

During the day, downtown Jamaica is jam-packed with young people shuffling to and from York College or shopping on Jamaica Avenue, but come nighttime the area doesn’t exactly have the cultural cache neighboring boroughs can claim. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Original Jamaica HS building receives city landmark status

The building that housed the original Jamaica High School more than 100 years ago earned a spot on the city’s landmarks list last week. Comment.
Briarwood

Veras touts civic work in race

Andrea Veras wants to bring her experience as a Briarwood community activist to city government and is running to replace term-limited City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows). Comment.
South Jamaica

12-year-old boy missing since June: Cops

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were asking the public to help find a 12-year-old boy who has been missing since June 27. Comment.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

South Jamaica

Suspected cop shooter charged at his bedside

In a bedside arraignment at Jamaica Hospital, a 40-year-old man was charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend and attempted murder after an off-duty police officer was shot when he broke up a domestic dispute on Father’s Day in South Jamaica, the district attorney said. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Advocate candidates meet voters at York

Voters in southeast Queens got the chance to see four of the candidates for city public advocate on stage together for only a few minutes last week as they came in and out from other engagements, and one hopeful said that is exactly why her campaign is surging. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Cops searching for suspect in anti-Semitic graffiti incidents

FAR ROCKAWAY — The NYPD is searching for Randy Evans who is wanted in connection with criminal mischief in Far Rockaway. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Man killed ex-girlfriend in Far Rock with 2x4: Brown

FAR ROCKAWAY — A Queens man has been convicted of murdering his former girlfriend by bludgeoning her to death with a two-by-four piece of lumber, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

South Jamaica

Teen parents die in crash on Grand Central

A teen husband and wife who died in a high-speed crash on the Grand Central Parkway Saturday will share a final resting place as their families raise their 14-month-old baby together, the child’s relatives said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Protesters rally outside Richmond Hill bar

LGBT activists rallied at the scene of a suspected hate crime last Thursday to protest violence at drinking establishments and against the LGBT community in Richmond Hill. Comment.
Briarwood

McCleary named as Molloy hoops coach

Archbishop Molloy officially named Coach Jack Curran’s replacements by removing the “interim” titles from basketball Coach and Athletic Director Mike McCleary and baseball headman Brad Lyons, according to McCleary. Comment.

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