Jamaica Times

Monday, July 6, 2015


NYPD forum on police reform held

Southeast Queens residents showed up in the hundreds at the first NYPD Queens South community crime forum Monday at the High School of Law Enforcement and Public Safety in Jamaica. Comment.

Sunday, July 5, 2015


Two men found unconscious, unresponsive on Independence Day died: NYPD

Two men found unconscious and unresponsive within an hour of each other in southern Queens on Independence Day died, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Remains of man found in Bayswater in March ruled a homicide: Medical examiner

The medical examiner’s office deemed the death of a 26-year-old man whose remains were found in March by police in Bayswater a homicide July 1. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway nursing home nightmare: AG

Three Far Rockaway nursing home employees were arrested and arraigned last week on neglect and abuse-related charges before Judge John Zoll in Queens Criminal Court, the state attorney general said. Comment.

Friday, July 3, 2015


S. Jamaica teenager reported missing

JAMAICA—The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14-year old Carvens Richard. He was last seen, June 24 at approximately 2 p.m. at his residence, 119-25 145th St. in South Jamaica. Comment.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015


Former GOP Vice Chairman Tabone receives 42 months, ex-Sen. Smith gets 7 years in prison

Surrounded by family and friends who filled the courtroom, former southeast Queens state Sen. Malcolm Smith sat with his head bowed Thursday as a federal judge sentenced him to seven years in prison and two years of parole on bribery and fraud charges. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans Gulf gas station burglarized: NYPD

ST. ALBANS — The Gulf gas station at 79-10 Springfield Blvd. on the border of St. Albans and Laurelton was burglarized at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the NYPD. Comment.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Tabone gets 42 months in prison, Smith 84 months for bribery

Former southeast Queens state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced to 84 months in prison on bribery and fraud charges Thursday while former Queens Republican Party Vice Chairman Vincent Tabone got 42 months for bribery, fraud and witness tampering in federal court in White Plains. Comments (2).

United pulls up wheels at JFK this fall

United Airlines announced that it would leave John F. Kennedy International Airport permanently by Oct. 25 and move its West Coast daily flights to Newark Liberty International Airport. Comment.

Queens Library renews the job search

The Queens Library has revamped the job search workshop that the library conducts at several of its locations across the borough. Comment.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rochdale Village

Man shot to death in Rochdale Village

A Jamaica resident was fatally shot Sunday night near 166th Place in Rochdale, according to police. Comment.

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Jamaica business look forward to improvements

The Jamaica Business Improvement District had its annual meeting Tuesday, where keynote speaker York College president Marcia Kiesz talked about future project idea such as first ever CUNY School of Pharmacy and capital investment in the startup industry, at the Harvest Room since the launch of Jamaica Now action plan this year in downtown Jamaica. Comments (1).

Saturday, June 27, 2015


District 29 candidate gets Dem support

Alicia Hyndman, Democratic candidate for William Scarborough’s state Assembly seat, is one of the first contenders to announce her campaign for the special elections. Comment.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Queens Village

Concannon’s GOP backers for City Council tout pro-police record

Political activist Joe Concannon is not likely to have any competition in the primary election as he campaigns for Mark Weprin’s City Council seat. As he officially announced Monday outside the NYPD’s 105th Precinct in Queens Village, Concannon has the backing of both the Republican and Conservative Party lines. Comments (2).

AME, elected officials reflect on Charleston shooting during service

Southeast Queens tried to come to terms with the shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C. as several city leaders gathered at the Greater Allen AME Church in Jamaica to share their perspectives. Comment.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


AME, city officials rally for Charleston victims at St. Albans Park

Hundreds of African Methodist Episcopal churchgoers and members of communities from around the city and Long Island marched down Merrick Boulevard Saturday to mourn the nine lives lost in a race-provoked massacre at an AME Church in Charleston, S.C., concluding the day with a vigil at St. Albans Park. Comment.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Queens Village

Joe Concannon makes City Council campaign official

Joe Concannon officially announced the launch of his campaign for Mark Weprin’s City Council seat Monday outside the NYPD’s 105th Precinct in Queens Village, backed by both the Republican and Conservative party lines. Comments (2).

Sunday, June 21, 2015


AME holds service, vigil in memory of Charleston shooting victims

The Greater Allen AME Cathedral in Jamaica held a Saturday service to remember the nine victims of the bible study massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Wednesday, followed by a march of hundreds of people to St. Albans Park for a vigil. Comments (2).

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