Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Rochdale Village

Rochdale library reopens adult center

It took almost a dozen years, but the Friends of Rochdale Library Adult Learning Center was able to see its hard work come to fruition Sept. 25, the opening day of the renovated and extended Rochdale Village Queens Library Adult Learning Center at 137th Avenue. Comment.

Walk of hope hopes for Gov signature

Dozens of friends, families and supporters joined the annual missing persons Walk of Hope last weekend to commemorate missing children and adults across the nation in an event that started from Rufus King Park in downtown Jamaica. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015


Two men dead, 3 survive after boat capsizes in Jamaica Bay

Two people are dead and three people remain hospitalized after a small boat capsized in Jamaica Bay Friday night during heavy wind and rain from Hurricane Joaquin, the police said. Comments (1).

Voters should take action about the Iran nuclear deal

President Obama and the Democratic Party have failed the American people. The Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran not only preserves Iran’s capabilities for developing nuclear weapons, but guarantees the expansion of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Iran was classified as “the world’s foremost leader in state sponsored terrorism” by our State Department, and now this deal grants $150 billion to fund Iran’s terrorist activities and its proxies, putting Israel and our allies at risk. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Cambria Heights

Delta, Habitat team up to rescue abandoned SE Queens home

Dozens of Habitat for Humanity and Delta Air Lines volunteers, a few carrying small luggage, gathered Wednesday on a rainy day to start work on restoring an abandoned home in Cambria Heights. Comment.

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Smith, Tabone, deal with problems before prison

Two convicted borough political players—former state Sen. Malcolm Smith and Queens Republican Vice Chairman Vincent Tabone—were approved for an extension on their surrender dates to federal prison on corruption charges, due to health and family issues, according to federal court records. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015


Post Office honors Cynthia Jenkins

As former state Assemblyman William Scarborough’s seat comes up for election in November, Cynthia Jenkins— who lost her seat to him in 1994—was honored at a renaming ceremony of the Springfield Gardens post office on Merrick Boulevard. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Queens Village

Appearance matters for alleged shooter of NYPD officer

The case against Demetrius Blackwell, the accused gunman in the fatal shooting of NYPD Detective Brian Moore, has begun the discovery process for evidence related to the May incident in Queens Village, prosecutors said last week in Queens Criminal Court. Comments (2).

Fifth terror suspect arrested for trying to join ISIS: Feds

A Queens man has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS, the foreign terrorist organization, according to federal prosecutors. He is the fifth person in Queens to be brought in on such charges this year. Comments (1).

New Americans take oath at King Manor

A group of 75 people became naturalized American citizens Sept. 17, the 228th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, at King Manor Museum in Rufus King Park. Comment.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill street co-named for late NYPD Deputy Commish Jack Maple

A new street sign on 108th Street in Richmond Hill now bears the name of the NYPD’s former deputy commissioner for crime control, Jack Maple. Comment.

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill street renamed for late NYPD Deputy Commish Jack Maple

The NYPD unveiled a new street sign on 108th Street in Richmond Hill Monday, carrying out a resolution passed by the City Council to have it bear the name of the late deputy commissioner who grew up on that street: Jack Maple. Comment.

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015


Terror suspect from Queens made several attempts to join ISIS abroad: Feds

A young Queens man was arrested Thursday morning and charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS, the foreign terrorist organization, federal prosecutors said. Comments (2).

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