Jamaica Times

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013

Queens Village

Our Lady of Lourdes celebrates Catholic Schools Week with international festival

Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a performance by students during Sunday Mass and an International Festival. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013

Springfield Gardens

Cops seek whereabouts of elderly Springfield Gardens woman

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an elderly black woman who disappeared in Springfield Gardens Jan. 24. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

St. Albans

St. Albans man located: Police

ST. ALBANS — The New York Police Department said that a St. Albans man, who had been reported missing, has been located.. Comment.
Jamaica

[UPDATED WITH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO] Three stabbed on J-train platform: Police

Three men were stabbed at the Parsons Boulevard subway station in Jamaica Monday afternoon, and police were on the hunt for two suspects who took off on foot, according to the NYPD. Comments (2).

Monday, Feb. 4, 2013

St. Albans

Celebrities team up to end SE Qns violence with meditation, yoga

Don’t be surprised if you see southeast Queens activist Erica Ford rubbing shoulders with celebrity guru Deepak Chopra and pop-star Cheryl “Salt” James in the next viral YouTube video. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

Richmond Hill

Off-duty traffic cop charged with DWI

RICHMOND HILL — An off-duty traffic enforcement agent was arrested on DWI charges in Richmond Hill Monday, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway woman describes days of despair

As the superstorm surged and the boardwalk standing between the beach and her apartment splintered, Bri Jackson wrapped herself up, hoped for the best and waited for daylight. Comments (1).
Far Rockaway

Queens pols seek tough penalities for looters

With reports of looting still circulating after Hurricane Sandy, many legislators at the city and state level are calling for stricter penalties for those who steal during states of emergency. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Firefighters battle two-alarm fire in South Richmond Hill home

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL - A two-alarm fire broke out in a SOuth Richmond Hill house after 1 a.m. Sunday, according to the Breaking News Network. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

Queens Village

Laundry location offers free wash and dry for residents

Queens residents are getting loads of love as a city-based laundry company announced it is providing two days of self-serve free wash and dry services in February. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

Jamaica

Ex-Sen. Huntley pleads guilty to fraud charges

Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday to committing mail fraud in order to cover up a scam that bilked taxpayers out of $87,000. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens man convicted of double murder

The Springfield Gardens man who strangled his pregnant girlfriend and set her apartment aflame, killing her two-year-old son, was convicted of the double murder Thursday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Former councilwoman dies

Flags outside schools and city buildings flew at half staff earlier this week in remembrance of former City Councilwoman Juanita Watkins, who died last week at the age of 79. Comment.
Jamaica

Prologis sells JFK portfolio for $57 million

As the air cargo industry is poised to capitalize on a rebounding economy, a Boston-based newcomer has purchased a $57 million portfolio of properties adjacent to John F. Kennedy International Airport from the world’s largest warehouse landlord, which is realigning its assets to adapt to a changing market. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

[UPDATED WITH VIDEO] Cops seek public help to catch serial robbers

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.

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

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.

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

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).

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013

Jamaica

Huntley to enter guilty plea to corruption: Report

A former state senator from Queens is expected to plead guilty next month to federal and state charges after authorities charged her with helping scam taxpayers out of nearly $30,000, according to published reports. Comment.
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).

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