Jamaica Times

Monday, March 10, 2014

Springfield Gardens

Teen missing from Springfield Gardens: Police

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Police were looking for a teenager who disappeared last week. Comment.
New Voices

Indo-Caribbean elderly, youth need venues to spend time

Recent disputes between the management of the Burger King, at 120th Street and Liberty Avenue, and the senior citizens who occupy the limited seating space at the restaurant has led to the enforcement of a 20-minute seating policy. Comments (7).

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Jamaica

Jamaica teenager reported missing

JAMAICA — The NYPD was looking for a 19-year-old man who went missing last week. Comment.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Jamaica

Suspect passed phony checks in SE Queens: Cops

JAMAICA — Cops were looking for a suspect they said is wanted for passing fake checks. Comment.
Editorial

Swan Song

A few weeks after Hurricane Sandy pulverized the Rockaways, one of the superstorm’s survivors planted himself in the road next to Jamaica Bay in the eastern part of the peninsula. The large and elegant creature stopped a passing car and demanded attention. He was hungry and wanted a ride, even if that meant hopping into the vehicle with another species. Comments (2).

Friday, March 7, 2014

Richmond Hill

Jury indicts Jamaica man in beating of sergeant: DA

A grand jury declined to indict a Jamaica man accused of beating an off-duty sergeant with the top charge of attempted murder, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Hollis

Judge refuses to delay trial for three borough politicos

A federal corruption trial for three Queens politicians will not be delayed until after this year’s elections, according to a new report. Comments (1).
Political Action

Astorino poised to run for governor as a Republican

The statewide race for governor this year seems to be taking shape. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who threw his hat into the ring Wednesday on the Republican side, seems to be gaining support. Comment.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jamaica

Downtown Jamaica rises

One of the most strategic and underdeveloped corners in downtown Jamaica is set to undergo a massive overhaul, with plans in the works to build 400 apartments and 80,000 square feet of retail space at one of the city’s busiest transportation hubs. Comments (4).
Jamaica

Boro prez asks mayor to handle library bids

Borough President Melinda Katz asked City Hall earlier this week to remove all control over selecting contractors for construction projects at the Queens Library that was in the hands of embattled CEO Thomas Galante, who is reportedly under investigation to see if there have been any improprieties. Comments (1).
Jamaica

3 Jamaica dairies at center of comptroller’s DOE audit

Dairies in Queens could have possibly milked the Big Apple for millions of dollars because the city Department of Education lacked proper oversight of its school lunch contracts, the city comptroller said. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

City drops boro charter school

Mayor Bill de Blasio last week reversed a decision the Bloomberg administration made during its waning hours by refusing to allow three controversial charter schools, including one in southeast Queens, to share space with public schools in the fall, though another charter in the borough is still on the table. Comment.
Briarwood

Stanners end strong season with subpar performance

Archbishop Molloy Coach Mike McCleary’s assessment of his team’s effort against St. Peter’s was short, to the point and spot on. Comment.

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