Jamaica Times

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Jamaica

NYCLU releases iPhone app to document stop-and-frisks

The New York Civil Liberties Union last week released an iPhone version of the stop-and-frisk application the group said has documented 200 videos of police encounters since it was unveiled for Android phones over the summer. Comment.
Laurelton

[Updated] Richard, Osina both claim victory in tight Council race

As of the early hours Wednesday morning, two City Council candidates had claimed victory in southeast Queens’ special election, and it may be weeks before a winner is officially declared. Comment.
Letters

Koch was a true New Yorker

I am writing to express my sympathies over the departure of former Mayor Ed Koch (1924-2013), Mr. New York. The time was 1924 when Mr. New York was born in the Bronx, when “the smell of the Bronx is perfume to me” (Rodgers & Hart, “I Gotta Get Back to New York”) and “as black as onyx, we’ll find the Bron-nix Park Express” (Rodgers & Hart, “Manhattan”). Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

Far Rockaway

Police looking for missing Rockaway man

ROCKAWAY BEACH — Police were asking the public to help locate a 64-year-old man who went missing from his Far Rockaway church last Sunday. Comment.
Laurelton

Voters head to the polls in southeast Queens special election

TVoters headed to the polls throughout the day Tuesday to decide the outcome in southeast Queens’ hotly contested special election. Some of the City Council hopefuls who were in Laurelton making a last-minute push to grab undecided votes appeared to have put the rhetoric of their campaigns behind them. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

South Ozone Park

South Ozone Park woman, 37, missing

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police released a photo of a South Ozone Park woman who went missing earlier this month. Comment.
Jamaica

Missing Jamaica woman found dead on Breezy Point beach

The body of a Queens woman who had been missing since December was discovered on the beach in Breezy Point Saturday and police were looking for clues as to what happened to her. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

Far Rockaway

Rockaways A train to resurrect in June

Normal A train service in the Rockaway Peninsula is expected to be restored in June, MTA President Thomas Prendergast said this week. Comments (10).

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

Jamaica

Delta prepares for Phase 2 of JFK expansion

With Delta set to open the doors on the first phase of its expansion to John F. Kennedy Airport’s Terminal 4 in May, the airline Tuesday announced the Port Authority had authorized a second, $175 million phase, which is scheduled for completion in 2015. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

Police hunt hotel robbery suspects in SE Queens

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were looking for two suspects wanted in connection with a trio of stick ups at hotels over a two month period. Comments (2).
South Richmond Hill

[UPDATE] Police charge two teens in S. Richmond Hill cell phone theft from 12 year old: NYPD

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police arrested two teens last week and charged them with robbing a 12-year-old, according to the NYPD. Comments (2).
The Civic Scene

Beware of people calling, asking for your personal info

The October 2012 edition of the Holliswood Civic News warns about mail tampering and theft on two blocks in the community. It seems that a person has or people have been going into mailboxes. People have had their mail thrown into a garbage pail, a credit card application was taken and unauthorized charges were made and a large check was stolen but was not cashed. The U.S. postal inspector has been notified. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Cambria Heights

Two Crips get 50 years each in 13-year old’s death

The two Queens Crips members whose gang shootout caught 13-year-old Kevin Miller in its deadly crossfire as he was walking home from school three years ago were each sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (16).
Jamaica

Foreclosure activity in county records huge increase in 2012

By the time the foreclosure crisis peaked in Queens in 2009, the borough had seen four years in which mortgage servicers were filing a growing number of actions against struggling homeowners. Comment.
Queens Village

GOP channels Honest Abe

The Queens Village Republican Club honored our nation’s 16th president, an outspoken blogger and a fallen soldier at its Lincoln Dinner Sunday. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Jamaica man pleads in Federal Reserve bomb plot

The young Bangladeshi man who attempted to blow up the Federal Reserve bank with a phony bomb supplied by the feds faces life in prison after he pleaded guilty last week to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, the U.S. prosecutor handling the case said. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Missing man from South Richmond Hill dead

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — A day after a South Richmond Hill man was reported missing, his body was discovered in southeast Queens, police said. Comments (5).
Editorial

Some Rob You with a Fountain Pen

Once again the people of Queens have learned that a leader they trusted has been picking their pockets. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Jamaica

Huntley pleads guilty to fraud

Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley, who just two weeks ago admitted in federal court to stealing thousands in taxpayer dollars from one of her sham non-profits, pleaded guilty again Wednesday to state charges of covering up a scam at another non-profit, authorities said. Comments (2).
Laurelton

SE Queens council candidates spar at second forum

Donovan Richards did not make it to the first candidates forum for Tuesday’s special election in southeast Queens, but at a second meeting last week a few of the other City Council hopefuls let him know he was missed. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Man, 52, found dead in back on Far Rockaway bank: Police

FAR ROCKAWAY — A man was found dead Saturday behind a Chase Bank, police said. Comment.
Jamaica

Cops seek second teen suspect in triple stabbing at Jamaica station

JAMAICA — Police released a surveillance image showing a second teen wanted in connection with a triple stabbing at a Jamaica subway station earlier this month. Comments (2).

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Jamaica

Huntley pleads to covering up embezzlement - again

Disgraced former southeast Queens lawmaker Shirley Huntley pleaded guilty Wednesday in Nassau County to trying to thwart an investigation into nearly $30,000 in taxpayer funds embezzled from a sham nonprofit she was connected to, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced. Comments (1).

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