Jamaica Times

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Russell Simmons brings peace and yoga to youth

Hollis-raised hip-hop business magnate Russell Simmons returned to Queens last week to join community leaders and police officers at the annual Keep the Peace initiative Comment.

City probation says ‘No’ to gun violence

The city Department of Probation brought attention to both gun violence and domestic violence at a street fair last week. Comment.

Jamaica developers bring jobs to local biz

As downtown Jamaica development projects increase so do opportunities. Comment.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Queens Village

The 105th Precinct gets more cops

The head of the 105th Precinct, Inspector Michael Coyle, spoke with church and community leaders at Bethel Ministries Church on Jamaica Avenue last week, addressing the upcoming changes at the precinct. Comments (1).

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Queens Village

Boro remembers Eric Garner

A Queens Village community memoriam for Eric Garner, who died from a police chokehold last year, was held at the New Greater Bethel Ministries bookstore on Jamaica Avenue to discuss the impact of his death on the area and the new NYPD neighborhood policing efforts that are gradually taking place across the borough. Comments (1).

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Saturday, July 25, 2015


Starbucks to start brewing in downtown Jamaica

Starbucks will open its first branch in Jamaica during the first half of 2016. Comments (5).

Friday, July 24, 2015


Queens Library to continue search for new president

The Queens Library’s board of trustees said Thursday it will undertake a full review of the questionable expenditures made by Interim President Bridget Quinn-Carey uncovered in an audit by city Comptroller Scott Stringer before deciding her future. Comment.
Queens Village

The seriously comical debate for District 23

The candidate debate for the City Council seat vacated by Mark Weprin was going to be a regular debate session organized by different Queens Village community organizations until Michael Foubister, a new candidate for District 23, showed up Tuesday night. Comments (3).
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill folk singer’s career rows along

Jessica Rowboat’s sound has been described as hauntingly beautiful. And her voice is gentle and fluid, like a rowboat gliding down a flowing river. Comment.

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Hindus want prayer room at JFK

The Hindu community is calling on the Port Authority to create a designated prayer room at JFK Airport in response to the airport’s large number of Hindu employees and passengers. Comments (2).

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Queens Village

Elderly Queens Village woman found dead

Police were investigating the suspicious death over the weekend of a 94-year-old Queens Village woman, who lived with her son. Comment.

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