Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015


Homeowners delayed purposely on loans: Lancman

Queens elected officials, legal service providers and affected borough homeowners called on banks to start offering federally mandated loan modifications and stop delaying foreclosure negotiations. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

Queens Village

NYPD searches for Queens Village teenager

QUEENS VILLAGE — Police were looking for a young Hispanic girl from Queens Village. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015

Queens Village

A referendum on stop and frisk

Our city is in peril and we need a change, of course. This epic battle will play out Nov. 3 when voters make their feelings known. Comment.

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Friday, Aug. 28, 2015


AirTrain to be suspended for maintenance during weekend

The AirTrain JFK service will be suspended from 11 p.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. Sunday for scheduled maintenance, the Port Authority announced Friday. Comment.
Far Rockaway

NYPD will give info card after stops

A federal court Monday approved two proposed policing reforms on racial profiling and the much-debated stop-and-frisk policy for the NYPD after a landmark case, Floyd v. City of New York, against the police practice was won in 2013. Comments (1).
Far Rockaway

First affordable housing project comes to Rockaways

Mayor Bill de Blasio and borough elected officials broke ground last week on the first affordable housing project under the city’s new housing program at the Beach Channel Senior Apartments in Far Rockaway. Comment.

Basketball clinic teachs “Royal Skills” to kids

Royal Ivey, a Hollis native who started out playing for Cardozo High School and went on to a career as an NBA player and coach, will bring his knowledge of what it takes to win both on and off the basketall court back to his home turf this weekend. Comment.

A civil rights legend’s legacy stands tall

The Jamaica Branch NAACP salutes the life and legacy of NAACP executive board member and former board chairman, Julian Bond who died Aug. 15. Mr. Bond dedicated his entire life towards civil rights and the upward mobility of mankind. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015


Boro churches heighten security after Charleston

In the wake of the fatal church shooting in Charleston, S.C., churches in southeast Queens have taken a look at their security measures. Comment.

South Jamaica Houses drown in sewage water

The New York City Housing Authority brought in a contractor Tuesday morning to sanitize the South Jamaica Houses community center and the apartment above after it was flooded Sunday evening with sewage water near 109th Avenue in south Jamaica. Comments (3).
Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens theater troupe heads to the Caribbean

Hillcrest High student Nadia Butler was looking for more out of her school break than an endless marathon of Netflix viewing and daily doses of chat show host Wendy Williams’ “Hot Topics.” Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

Queens Village

Lynch see chance for small changes with big impact

In the 1990s, Rebecca Lynch, a Democratic City Council candidate for Mark Weprin’s former seat, sat around the family dinner table to discuss worries her parents and neighbors had about the state of the borough. Comments (15).

JFK workers allegedly steal $250K

JAMAICA — Six current and former cargo handlersat JFK International Airport, three from Queens and three from Brooklyn, were arrested and charged in federal court Wednesday with conspiracy to steal United States mail and money laundering, according to U.S. attorney in Brooklyn. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

Far Rockaway

Two die in fire at Far Rockaway home: NYPD

Two people were killed in a fast-moving fire in Far Rockaway Sunday afternoon, the FDNY said. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015


Man shot in Arverne: NYPD

A man was shot in the torso in Arverne Sunday morning, police said. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

Queens Village

Close to home closed: Comrie

The proposed plan for a juvenile group home at a Queens Village site has been revoked, residents and elected officials announced this week at the Queens Baptist Church in Queens Village. Comments (4).
Cambria Heights

Cambria Heights teen charged for collision: DA

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS—A Cambria Heights teenager has been charged with reckless driving, endangerment and other charges of speedily weaving in and out of traffic on the Cross Island Parkway and striking two vehicles including an NYPD vehicle, according to the Queens district attorney. Comments (1).

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015


One homicide in eight months at the 103rd Precinct

The 103rd Precinct had its first homicide since December after the arrival of pilot programs based on the NYPD’s new neighborhood policing plan. Comment.

National retailer comes to downtown Jamaica

Burlington Coat Factory is coming to downtown Jamaica. Comments (2).

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

South Jamaica

Some 5Pointz murals at August Martin painted over

The 5Pointz artists are worried that history is repeating itself. Less than two years after developer Jerry Wolkoff ordered the “whitewashing” of their graffiti mecca in Long Island City to make way for two luxury residential towers, the artists have learned that some of the murals they created at August Martin High School in South Jamaica this spring have been painted over. Comments (1).

Police offer reward for tips on rapper Chinx’s murder

Days before the recent release of both an album from slain rapper Chinx and a documentary about him, the NYPD offered a $2,500 reward for information about the murder of the upcoming Rockaway-raised performer, who was gunned down in May near Queens Boulevard. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

Queens Village

City drops plan for juvenile home in Queens Village

The plans for a juvenile group home proposed for a Jamaica Avenue site in Queens Village have been dropped by the city Administration Children’s Services after community members protested for months, elected officials announced Tuesday. Comments (5).

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015


First homicide reported since December in 103rd Precinct

The 103rd Precinct had its first homicide since December when a Laurelton man was shot dead around 5 a.m. Sunday near the corner of Camden Avenue and Liberty Avenue in St. Albans, according to police. Comments (13).

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