Jamaica Times

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Jamaica

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Council candidate launches campaign in Jamaica

City Council candidate Donovan Richards held a campaign kickoff at Idlewild Terrace in Jamaica. Comment.
Jamaica

Huntley pleads guilty to mail fraud

Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday to federal mail fraud charges and could face 18 to 24 months in prison. The 74-year-old Huntley admitted in court to embezzling more than $80,000 she received in member items dispersed by the state’s Education Department, which went to the Parents Information Network educational nonprofit run by her daughter, Pamela Corey, prosecutors said. Comment.
Jamaica

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Downtown Committe of Greater Jamaica Development Corp. meets

The Downtown Committee of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation recently held a meeting. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

St. Albans

Scarborough demands action against SE Qns. flooding

State Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-St. Albans) last week made an appeal to the southeast Queens community to pressure City Hall and Albany to finally do something about the area’s flooding problems. Comment.
Laurelton

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Council candidate holds telethon in Laurelton

City Council candidate Jacques Leandre held a telethon at his office in Laurelton last weekend. Comment.

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Jamaica

Sanders sworn in at York

State Sen. James Sanders (D-Jamaica), fresh off his first few days in Albany, celebrated his inauguration with a ceremonial swearing-in at York College last week. Comment.
Far Rockaway

LIRR sees record ridership in 2012

The Long Island Rail Road said Monday it had an increase in passengers in 2012 even though the railroad suffered tremendous losses when Hurricane Sandy battered Long Island. Comments (2).
Jamaica

Judge temporarily lifts stop-and-frisk ban in Bronx case

A Manhattan federal judge Tuesday temporarily lifted a ban she had ordered earlier this month prohibiting the NYPD from using questionable stop-and-frisk practices outside certain buildings in the Bronx, but reasserted that she will consider even stricter restrictions in March. Comment.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Queens Village

NYPD Captain charged with domestic abuse: Cops

QUEENS VILLAGE — An NYPD Internal Affairs officer was arrested last week after allegedly beating up his girlfriend, according to the New York Post. Comment.

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

South Jamaica

Boro’s 113th Precinct tallies 16 murders in 2012

South Jamaica’s 113th Precinct recorded 16 murders in 2012, according to the Police Department’s preliminary figures, and while that number is one less than the previous year’s total, it still made the 113th the precinct with the greatest number of homicides in Queens. Comments (2).

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

Arverne

Experts suggest ways to handle flooding in Rockaways

Experts in the fields of urban planning, sustainable development and grassroots organizing met with community members in Arverne over the weekend to discuss how the Rockaways would plan for future floods. Comment.
St. Albans

SE Qns honors Obama, King

As President Barack Obama was ceremonially sworn in to his second term in the Oval Office on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, families from southeast Queens took some time to recognize the impact the nation’s black leaders — both past and present — have had on their lives. Comment.
St. Albans

Senate coalition has yet to prove itself: Qns. pols

During the first day in session for the state Senate’s new coalition government, Democrats and Republicans moved swiftly last week to pass the strongest gun laws in the nation in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., shootings. Comment.
Jamaica

Customs finds cocaine in passenger’s bra and shoes at JFK: Officials

JAMAICA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection made two drug arrests at John F. Kennedy International Airport after tracking suspicious packages moving through the area, the agency said. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

Far Rockaway

Madelaine struggles to reopen

The largest employer in the Rockaways, the Madelaine Chocolate Co., is hoping to reopen its doors in the next few months and rehire its workers after Hurricane Sandy ravaged its facilities, although one of the chocolatier’s owners says it is too early to tell what the future will bring. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Homeless man found dead in Richmond Hill inferno

Police were still working to identify the body of a homeless man who was found dead inside the detached garage of an abandoned Richmond Hill home that went up in flames over the weekend. Comments (2).
Far Rockaway

Mom faces charges after son packs gun to school

A Far Rockaway mother faces criminal charges after authorities found that her 7-year-old son was packing more than lunch in his backpack last week. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Cops seek robbers of 15 bodegas, gas stations (With Surveillance Video)

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — The police were reaching out to the public to help identify two men who have robbed 15 bodegas, gas stations and cellphone stores across southeast Queens since late November. Comment.
South Jamaica

FDNY finds guns, ammo and marijuana in house

SOUTH JAMAICA — New York’s Finest took a mini arsenal off city streets last week when executing a search warrant at a South Jamaica home, police said. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Police looking into how boro woman, 23, died

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Authorities said they were working to determine the cause of death for a 23-year-old woman who was found lifeless inside her home Monday morning. Comments (5).

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Richmond Hill

Squatter found dead in Richmond Hill garage fire

A homeless man who was squatting in the detached garage of an abandoned Richmond Hill home was found dead after the place caught on fire early Saturday morning. Comments (1).

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