Jamaica Times

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014


Library suspends Galante

Following months of turmoil at Queens Library, embattled President Thomas Galante has been forced to step down temporarily. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Students protests scheduling concerns

Gateway students made a ruckus to rival the morning bell last Friday. Comments (9).

Canvassers say Brown campaign struggled to pay primary day staff

State Senate hopeful Everly Brown’s job creation stumping fell short long before he made it out of his campaign office, canvassers said. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Community rallies for students at IS 59

It was not your typical morning school bell ring at IS 9 in Springfield Gardens Monday. Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014


SE Queens bus riders hail faster Q114 route

All aboard! Comment.

Katz names Simons to Queens Library board

Borough President Melinda Katz appointed Earl Simons to the Queens Library board of trustees last week. Comment.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Springfield Gardens

Parents and pols rally in support of students and IS 59

Dozens of parents, neighbors and elected officials rallied Monday morning at IS 59 in Springfield Gardens to show their support for the children, the school and their education. Comment.

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014


24-year-old man dies in Rosedale accident: NYPD

An accident killed a 24-year-old man and sent five others to the hospital Friday night in Rosedale, police said. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014


Perry’s indictment nothing but a witch hunt

As a committed Democrat and former Democratic lawmaker, I am appalled at what is going on in Texas. Comments (2).

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014


Queens Library board votes to place Galante on paid leave

The Queens Library Board of Trustees voted to place President and CEO Thomas Galante on indefinite leave with pay at a closed-door meeting Thursday night. Comments (1).

Jamaica lot suitable for community garden

The empty lot in Jamaica with its crooked, netless rims used by neighborhood kids to play hoops will not be converted into a basketball court. Comments (5).
Block Shots

Ex-Holy Cross player debuts for Lincoln

Prince Klutsey wasted little time making a good impression in his new home at defending PSAL city champion Abraham Lincoln. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Rochdale Village

Brown canvassers say campaign has not paid them

Everly Brown was apparently not the only loser at his Farmers Boulevard headquarters primary night. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Staff leave Gateway amid investigation

At least two administrators and one teacher have departed from Queens Gateway as the city investigates students’ and parents’ allegations of mismanagement at the Jamaica Hills school. Comments (59).

Jamaica raises funds for sickle-cell research

Hundreds of people walked the streets of Jamaica last weekend in support of finding a cure for sickle-cell anemia. Comment.

Comrie ousts Sen. Smith from seat

Former City Councilman Leroy Comrie, armed with widespread support from the Queens Democratic Party, overwhelming won the three-way race to unseat embattled state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis). Comment.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014


Bus changes cause problems

This is not an article, it is a complaint. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014


Comrie defeats Malcolm Smith in overwhelming victory

Former City Councilman Leroy Comrie won the three-way race to unseat state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), according to preliminary results from AP. The incumbent’s federal indictment for allegedly trying to bribe his way onto the GOP line in the mayoral race in 2013 was a heavy burden to carry. Comments (4).
South Ozone Park

Sanders sweeps to victory in three-way race for Senate seat

State Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) was poised for a sophomore term in Albany after coasting through Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014


Hollis library to temporarily close for roof replacement

Queens Library’s Hollis branch will shut its door temporarily after business hours Sept. 12. Comment.

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Far Rockaway

Man shot in Far Rockaway

Police were searching for the shooter who wounded a man in Far Rockaway early Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Jamaica Hills

Jamaica bookbags donated

It’s time to hit the books — again. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014


Sen. Sanders seeks second term in Albany

As he seeks to shed his freshman title, state Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) says he is on the cusp of completing a vocational school that has consumed him since he was first elected to public office in 2001. Comment.

Gian Jones engages Sanders in second primary challenge

Gian Jones’ state Senate campaign is not one that invites voters to see the southeast Queens district through a rose-tinted crystal ball. Comments (1).

Everly Brown returns to ballot in run for seat in state capital

Everly Brown is no stranger to combating elected officials in the ballot box, but this primary he is enjoying the support of some former electeds himself. Comments (2).
South Ozone Park

Sanders faces primary rematch with Jones and Brown

State Sen. James Sanders Jr. (D-South Ozone Park) has two familiar foes standing between him and his securing the Democratic line in the Sept. 9 primary. Comment.
St. Albans

Police looking for missing St. Albans woman

ST. ALBANS — Police were searching for a woman who was last seen Sept. 2 leaving a beauty salon on Merrick Boulevard in St. Albans. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014


Smith joined IDC for Sandy recovery

This is state Sen. Malcolm Smith’s (D-Hollis) first primary campaign since he was elected to office in Albany in March 2000and the incumbent thinks the race has not been as noisy as he thought it would be. Comments (1).

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014


Man struck and killed in Jamaica

A pedestrian was stuck and killed by a motor vehicle in Jamaica just before 5 a.m. Saturday, according to the NYPD. Police from the 103rd Precinct responded to a 911 call and discovered a 53-year-old man with trauma to his body. The man was allegedly struck by a 2007 Dodge Charger as he crossed Liberty Avenue, near Tuckerton Street, in the vicinity of York College. The victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Comment.

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