Jamaica Times

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Laurelton

Superfund site named under Laurelton shop

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has detected ground contamination underneath a Laurelton dry cleaner adjacent to IS/PS 270 and the St. Luke Baptist Church and said the potential exists for the contamination to affect the air quality inside the cleaner as well as possibly off-site. Comment.
St. Albans

FOCUS ON QUEENS: NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators weekend

Southeast Queens legislators recently attended the 40th anniversary of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators weekend. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

Arverne

Cops seek info on missing Arverne teen

ARVERNE — The NYPD was asking for help identifying the whereabouts of a 15-year-old girl who went missing late last year. Comment.
South Ozone Park

United Hindu Cultural Council founder arrested in overbilling and kickback scheme: AG

The founder of the United Hindu Cultural Council Senior Center in South Ozone Park was arrested on charges she stole tens of thousands of dollars from the organization’s lunch program through an overbilling and kickback scheme, the state attorney general said Monday. Comments (5).

Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

St. Albans

St. Albans couple charged with sex-trafficking

A foreclosed home in St. Albans was a house of horrors for two young women who were kidnapped, beaten and forced into prostitution allegedly by a man who picked them up off the street by posing as a john, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Man killed in suspicious Richmond Hill blaze: NYPD

A 43-year-old man died early Sunday morning in a Richmond Hill fire that the NYPD has classified as suspicious, police said. Comments (3).
Queens Village

FOCUS ON QUEENS: Councilman Mark Weprin honors seniors at SNAP senior program

Councilman Mark Weprin joined the SNAP senior program in Queens Village for its annual Valentine’s Day celebration to honor couples married for more than fifty years. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

Jamaica

America Works finds jobs despite the odds

Dean Banks had been looking for steady work for 10 years. Comment.
Hollis

Two Queens complexes have smoke-free living

Residents in a co-op building at Hilltop Village in Hollis can breath easy in their apartments now that it has snuffed out cigarettes and is completely smoke-free. Comments (2).
Springfield Gardens

Man, 65, killed by car while walking home in Springfield Gardens

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — A 65-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run on Rockaway Boulevard last week. Comments (2).
Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis transfers enjoy star roles at St. Mary’s

Mei-Lynn Bautista knew starting over again wouldn’t be easy for her and close friends Jordan Agustus and McKayla Hernandez after choosing to transfer from Mary Louis to St. Mary’s (L.I.) in September. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Briarwood

Man killed after leaping in front of F train: Cops

BRIARWOOD — A man died after jumping in front of a subway train at a stop near the corner of Queens Boulevard and the Van Wyck Expressway Thursday, police said. Comment.
Rosedale

Girl dies mysteriously in Rosedale

ROSEDALE — A 15-year-old girl was found dead outside a Rosedale home Sunday, police said. Authorities said they responded to a 911 call of an unconscious girl at 245-07 135 Ave. and officers found Aeisha Sarooqui, of Kew Gardens Hills, unresponsive with no obvious signs of trauma. The New York Post said authorities were investigating the possibility Sarooqui overdosed. Comment.
Block Shots

Stanners seniors eye big finish to cement legacy

Amani Tatum, Carolyn Gallagher and their Archbishop Molloy classmates wrote the perfect script for their Senior Night. And the Stanners hope it was the first of many happy endings to close their careers. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Jamaica

Huntley associates plead guilty in non-profit scam

Staffers at a fake nonprofit funded with taxpayer dollars by former state Sen. Shirley Huntley agreed Wednesday to pay back nearly $30,000 they stole from the state after the disgraced lawmaker pleaded guilty last week to covering up the scheme, authorities said. Comments (1).
Laurelton

Race for Sanders’ seat still not decided

Despite the fact that two City Council candidates had each claimed victory in southeast Queens’ special election, by the next night the city Board of Elections had yet to count the votes on a missing memory stick, and it may be weeks before an official winner is declared. Comment.
Hollis

Sen. Malcolm Smith spent donor dollars at restaurants, hotels

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) received more than 86,000 votes in November, which was more than enough to secure him another term in office considering the fact he ran unopposed in 2012. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Turnstile jumper arrested in rape case: Police

JAMAICA — A suspect’s refusal to pay a subway toll led to his arrest for an alleged rape, police said. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

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

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.

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