Jamaica Times

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cambria Heights

Southeast Queens authors honored at Cambria Heights library

The Cambria Heights’ branch of Queens Library held a Celebration of Southeast Queens Authors Saturday, hosting 17 authors ranging from 8 years old to senior citizens, and from first-time writers to those with an established history. Comment

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Springfield Gardens

Celebrity barbershop owner shot to death in Springfield Gardens

Barbershop owner Zanu Simpson, 32, who catered to rappers and professional athletes, was shot in the head several times around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday in Springfield Gardens, the NYPD said Comments (22)

Monday, July 24, 2017


Fourth Queens suspect charged in Jamaica sexual assault: DA

The Fugitive Task Force in Brooklyn nabbed a fourth Queens suspect wanted in connection to the robbery and sexual assault of a 50-year-old mother of two in Jamaica on Friday. Comments (1)

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Morgan Heritage headlines Jamaican Jerk Fest

There will be fun for the entire family at Roy Wilkins Park as the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival kicks off at noon Sunday in Jamaica. Comment

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South Ozone Park

Resorts World breaks ground on $400 million development at South Ozone Park

In 90-degree temperatures, more than 100 people sat under a tent outside the Resorts World Casino last week for a groundbreaking that ushered in a major new chapter for the complex. Comments (7)
Queens Village

Police searching for missing Queens Village teen

QUEENS VILLAGE — A 14-year-old Queens Village girl was reported missing, according to police. Comments (5)

Friday, July 21, 2017


Fourth suspect in Jamaica gang assault identified

The 103rd Precinct has identified a fourth suspect in the July 11 gang assault and robbery of a 50-year-old mother of two who was leaving Celestial Church of Christ in Jamaica last week. Comment

Jamaica receives $10M for downtown revitalization

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that seven projects in Jamaica would receive a combined $10 million for his Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Comments (3)

Commission finds transgender discrimination in substance abuse centers

The NYC Commission on Human Rights filed complaints against a substance abuse center in Jamaica, and three more in other boroughs, for gender identity discrimination against transgender patients. Comments (2)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

South Jamaica

Second assailant in D’aja Robinson murder sentenced

Shamel Capers, 19, a Brooklyn teenager, was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Wednesday for the shooting death of D’aja Robinson, 14, in 2013, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1)

Cuomo advances JFK redevelopment plan while one Queens lawmaker wants more

The $10 billion redevelopment plan for JFK International Airport is still in its early stages but it took a significant step forward Tuesday when Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a Request for Proposals for preliminary engineering and design on the project. Comments (1)

Monday, July 17, 2017


De Blasio unveils site of long-awaited 116th Precinct in Rosedale

In his first official act from Queens as he runs City Hall out of the borough this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio brought NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill to Rosedale Monday morning. Comments (1)

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Three shelter residents arrested, charged in sexual assault near Jamaica church: Cops

Three residents of a homeless shelter for young men in Jamaica were arrested and charged in the sexual assault and gunpoint robbery of a 50-year-old churchgoer after a staffer at the group home informed the NYPD after overhearing the suspects brag about the attack. Comments (3)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Far Rockaway

Cops search for missing Far Rockaway man

Police were searching for a Far Rockaway man who had been missing since early July. Comment
St. Albans

Artisanal craft program coming to St. Albans

A Better Jamaica, a southeast Queens arts organization in its 10th year, will be hosting its first-ever Saint Albans Craft Walk at St. Albans Park Saturday. Comments (1)

‘Hate has No Business Here’ campaign comes to Queens

Sutphin Boulevard BID will be among the 21 business improvement districts across Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx rallying for diversity while combatting racism and bigotry with the “Hate Has No Business Here” campaign. Demonstrators will gather at the Civic Court Plaza, located at Sutphin Boulevard on 89th Avenue in Jamaica Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Comments (3)

Thursday, July 13, 2017


Woman sexually assaulted by five men after leaving Jamaica church: Cops

Police were questioning three out of five suspects Thursday who allegedly assaulted and robbed a woman as she left a Jamaica Church. Comments (1)

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