Jamaica Times

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

South Richmond Hill

Patrons dine like royalty at Veggie Castle

The restaurant business has always been part of Alex Bernard’s life. Comments (2).

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013

Richmond Hill

Shops on Jamaica Avenue burglarized: NYPD [With Video]

JAMAICA - The New York Police Department was looking for suspects wanted in a string of commercial burglaries within the 102nd Precinct, cops said. Comments (1).
St. Albans

Auto shop owners stole $250K from state: DA

St. ALBANS — Authorities arrested the owners of a Merrick Boulevard auto body shop who allegedly bilked the state out of $250,000 in tax revenue, the district attorney said. Comments (2).

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

South Richmond Hill

S. Rich Hill hit-and-run leaves grandmother dead

The family of a 59-year-old woman killed in a hit-and-run crash on 117th Street and residents of the block are calling for measures to slow down drivers on the roadway. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

S. Jam family seeks to return home after blaze

Nearly a month after a fire in a multi-family South Jamaica house took the life of a famed furniture designer, the living situation of one family whose apartment was in the basement of the building remains somewhat in limbo. Comments (1).
St. Albans

Street in St. Albans co-named for NYPD’s Arthur Hill

Arthur Hill left his mark through his service in the New York Police Department, with his work at the Guy R. Brewer Democratic Club in southeast Queens and on his family, loved ones said, and now a corner in St. Albans bears his name. Comment.
Queens Village

Brooklyn gang member caught in Queens Village: DA

QUEENS VILLAGE — A Crips gangbanger from Brooklyn who was foiled when he was spotted wearing a pair of gold-colored sneakers was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday for a 2012 gunpoint robbery, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (2).
Political Action

Boro Dems have avoided internal strife seen in GOP

Every two years, major and minor political parties focus on county conventions for the purpose of electing county officers to run the county party during the next two-year period. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Far Rockaway

Peninsula trustee alledges fraud lead to closure

The trustee appointed to oversee the bankruptcy and eventual closure of Peninsula Hospital has accused a blacklisted health care executive of secretly operating the failed institution and running it into the ground for his personal gain. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Street named for Boyd in Cambria Heights

Apostle Dr. John H. Boyd’s legacy will live on long into the future in the Cambria Heights community where his ministry first began, his family and community leaders believe. Comments (1).
Springfield Gardens

City busts bribery suspects

The city’s corruption cops arrested a businessman last week after the southeast Queens city councilman he allegedly tried to bribe turned him in. Comment.
Queens Village

Pol bashes Van Buren plan

The city Department of Education is inching along with a proposal to co-locate a new school at Martin Van Buren High School next year despite the opposition coming from elected officials and community leaders. Comment.
South Ozone Park

No plans to close ‘Big A’ right now

The Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park will not be shutting down anytime soon, a spokesman for the New York Racing Association said. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Judge won’t postpone stop-and-frisk reforms

Murders in Queens are down almost 40 percent from where they were last year, and the federal judge who ruled the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional cited the citywide drop in crime Tuesday when she rebuked the Bloomberg administration’s claim that reforming the Police Department would make the streets unsafe. Comments (2).
Briarwood

Reloaded St. Francis Prep sweeps rival Molloy team

The players who made St. Francis Prep one of the city’s best and deepest volleyball teams last season are now keeping it arguably its most talented. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Jamaica

Suspect sought in Jamaica attempted rape

Police released a sketch of a suspect wanted in the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl in Jamaica earlier this week. Comments (1).
Jamaica

SE Queens leads boro vote

Data show twice the number of Democratic voters turned out last week in several southeast Queens City Council primaries compared to other districts in the west and northeast, hammering home the region’s political clout. Comments (5).
Jamaica

24-story hotel coming to downtown Jamaica

The MTA and the Greater Jamaica Development Corp. sealed a deal Wednesday that paves the way for Long Island hotelier Able Management to erect a long-awaited, 24-story lodging-and-retail tower across from the JFK AirTrain station. Comments (3).

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Jamaica

10-year-old girl accosted in Jamaica on way to school: NYPD

JAMAICA — A 30-year-old man shoved a sixth-grade girl to the ground in Jamaica and threatened her Monday morning while on she was on way to MS 216 in Fresh Meadows, police and education officials said. Comments (1).

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

South Richmond Hill

Man charged with DWI, leaving scene after S. Rich Hill mother killed in crash: NYPD

A 59-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash while visiting a former neighbor to welcome his new daughter-in-law to the family Friday evening, and the man allegedly behind the wheel of the car that hit her was charged with driving drunk, police and the woman’s friend said. Comment.

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