Jamaica Times

Thursday, March 30, 2017

St. Albans

Police seek leads in fatal St. Albans shooting

ST. ALBANS - Police were seeking any information about a shooting incident along Merrick Boulevard in St. Albans in the early morning hours of Wednesday that left one man dead and another hospitalized. Comment

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Correction officer opens church in her Laurelton home

In the spacious garage of her Laurelton home, Department of Correction Officer Tina Booker has established a new calling in addition to her work with inmates and fellow corrections staff and her role as the head of Radikal 4 Kidz, a non-profit organization. Comments (4)

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Queens Village

Sax player spreads love of music to southeast Queens

Ashley Keiko Chambers, a jazz saxophonist and classical pianist, is going to live out her dream to have space for a full-fledged music school in Queens Village. Comment

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


City will update public on SE Queens flooding fixes

The city’s Department of Environmental Protection will be required to consistently update communities in southeast Queens on the progress of improvements to reduce the frequent flooding in the area, according to legislation sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Arverne) and signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio last Tuesday. Comment

Community frustrated by DOT public meeting

Jamaica residents railed against Department of Transportation representatives at a public meeting Monday evening, saying community members had offered city officials input on how to improve transit conditions in downtown Jamaica for years to no avail. Comments (3)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Queens Village

Queens Village Republican Club hosts annual Lincoln Dinner

The Queens Village Republican Club held its annual Lincoln Dinner on Sunday night, honoring the president who freed the slaves for the 142nd year in a row. But a set of quotes falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln himself managed to find its way into an address delivered to the hundreds in attendance by City Council candidate Joseph Concannon. Comments (3)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Far Rockaway

EDC touts Rockaway storefronts prior to rezoning vote

The city Economic Development Corp. and the city’s Department of Small Business Services are touting the January completion of the SBS’s Storefront Improvement Program in Downtown Far Rockaway, which renovated 18 storefronts on business corridors in the area. Comment

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Richmond Hill

Hate crimes discussed at 102 community council meeting

The 102nd Precinct held its monthly community council meeting last week to inform Richmond Hill’s diverse residents what makes a crime a hate crime. Comments (1)

Sanders to hold forum on women in business

State Sen. James Sanders (D-Far Rockaway) will be holding a symposium detailing the struggles and challenges facing women in the business world in honor of Women’s History Month. Comment

Woman shot in Jamaica home while asleep

JAMAICA — The NYPD was seeking a man who shot through the window of a Jamaica home Saturday evening, striking a woman in her right leg. Comments (2)

Friday, March 24, 2017


Massachusetts man indicted in hate crime at JFK

A Massachusetts man who allegedly attacked and told a Muslim Delta employee “Trump is here now, he will get rid of all of you” has been indicted on hate crime charges, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said last week. Comments (1)

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Police seek Jamaica bias attack suspect

Police were seeking a suspect in a bias assault that occurred in Jamaica when a woman allegedly made bigoted anti-Muslim statements before attacking the victim. Comment
Richmond Hill

Jimmy Breslin, 88, dies

Unlike the vast majority of household names who were born and raised in Queens, Jimmy Breslin — who died last Sunday at the age of 88 — never ever had to tell anyone where he was from. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

Woman faces prison for fatally stabbing aunt: DA

JAMAICA — A 30-year-old woman was charged with attacking her aunt with a meat cleaver March 16, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comments (1)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Far Rockaway

City promotes new storefronts in Downtown Far Rockaway

The New York City Economic Development Corporation and the city’s Department of Small Business Services are touting the January completion of the latter’s Storefront Improvement Program, which renovated 18 storefronts on business corridors in Downtown Far Rockaway. Comment

Monday, March 20, 2017

South Jamaica

Niece arrested in meat cleaver stabbing of aunt: DA

A 30-year-old woman was arrested and charged with fatally stabbing her aunt last Thursday inside the South Jamaica home where they both resided, the Queens DA said. Comment

Jamaica man sentenced to 24 years in burglaries, conspiracy

JAMAICA — A Jamaica man was sentenced to 24 years in prison for conspiring to murder a witness to two home invasions he committed in March 2015, the Queens DA said. Comment

Jamaica Muslim Center head wants to build wall against hate

The Jamaica Muslim Center was packed last Friday as state Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) held a Town Hall Against Hate with representatives from nonprofits and city agencies throughout New York. Comments (3)

Saturday, March 18, 2017


Huge cocaine bust at JFK

KENNEDY AIRPORT — U.S. Customs and Border protection arrested a man at JFK Airport who the agency said was “busting out of his pants” with cocaine. Comments (1)

Friday, March 17, 2017


Hollis man indicted in two different sex trafficking cases

A man from Hollis has been indicted for a second time on sex trafficking charges, according to the Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Corey Hannah, 34, was charged by a grand jury Monday of kidnapping a 15-year-old,forcing her into prostitution and collecting all the profits. Comments (2)

Budget cuts threaten NEA, several cultural organizations in Queens

More than a dozen of the borough’s arts organizations would be affected by the Trump administration’s threat to eliminate funding for the National Endowment of the Arts, City Comptroller Scott Stringer warned, costing thousands of jobs in New York City. Comments (3)

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