Jamaica Times

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Far Rockaway

Queens GOP establishment pushes Ulrich for mayoral run

A spokesman for Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) says that his office is not putting too much into reports that the Queens GOP is pushing him to run for Mayor. Comments (3).

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016


Officer pushed onto Jamaica subway tracks by four suspects: NYPD

Police were searching for four suspects who pushed a police officer from the NYPD Transit Unit onto the tracks when they were stopped for not paying a subway fare at the Jamaica Center/Parsons-Archer terminal in downtown Jamaica. Comments (3).
South Ozone Park

Suspect in hotel shooting charged with robbery in another incident: DA

One of the career criminals, suspected of having a connection with a hotel shooting last month of a mother and daughter near Kennedy Airport, was charged with robbery incidents in Queens and Nassau counties, according to police officials and the Queens district attorney. Comments (2).

Iconic terminal gets approval across the board

Community Boards 10, 12 and 13 unanimously approved the $265 rehabilitation and conversion of the TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport into a 505-room hotel. Comments (1).
Far Rockaway

Robber who is suspected of plaguing elderly couple arrested

WOODSIDE —Police have arrested an charged a Far Rockaway woman for allegedly robbing an elderly couple in their Woodside home in May. Comment.

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016


Shooters vs. hooters at JFK

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2014 court decision Tuesday that said the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was within its rights to kill nearly any migratory bird, including snowy owls, that poses a threat to air traffic at JFK International Airport, according to federal court records. Comment.

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

South Ozone Park

Two men arrested in Hampton Inn shooting: NYPD

Police officials said two men were arrested in connection with the Hampton Inn shooting robbery of a mother and daughter near JFK last week as part of an investigation into a series of incidents at hotel parking areas. Comment.

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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Queens Village

Creedmoor campus surplus to be vacant by 2017

The surplus section of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center campus will be completely vacant by 2017, which means the surrounding community and the state’s primary economic development agency must work together to find appropriate uses for the state land. Comments (4).

Peace week ends with talk on violence in Jamaica

As Peace Week took place across the city and borough, community leaders including Carol Maraj, mother of rapper Nicki Minaj, and police officials came together in downtown Jamaica to have a discussion about violence in their communities. Comments (4).

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016


Freddie the cow, Merrick the goat find new homes: NYPD

Officers from the 103rd Precinct who were led on a literal wild goat and cow chase in Jamaica over the past week said the goat nicknamed Merrick and the cow nicknamed Freddie have found sanctuary. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Mother, daughter shot at Hampton Inn in South Ozone Park

A mother was fighting for her life at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Friday after gunman shot at her and her daughter Thursday night outside of Hampton Inn in South Ozone Park, according to police sources. Comments (2).

Red Storm alum becomes first full-time coach in NFL history

A former St. John’s basketball manager is making history on the football field. Comment.

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