Jamaica Times

Friday, June 27, 2008

Queens Village

Sanders, Laurelton residents protest motel

City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) and a group of angry southeast Queens residents took their frustration over a proposed motel near Springfield Gardens High School right to the doorstep of the lodge's developer Monday night. Comment
Queens Village

No arrests after slaying of 41-year-old, police say

A violent murder that was committed over an alleged argument early Sunday morning left a close neighborhood in Jamaica shocked and frightened. Comment
Queens Village

New Floral Park biz brings traffic problems: Resident

A Floral Park resident organized a petition drive to get 260th Street by Hillside Avenue converted to a one-way street after he claimed traffic took a turn for the worse on the block when a new business opened. Comment
Queens Village

Jamaica man convicted of raping Columbia student

A Jamaica homeless man with a long criminal history was found guilty Tuesday of raping and trying to murder a Columbia journalism student in her own apartment last year. Comment
Queens Village

City closes strip club where Bell was shot to death

The strip club where Sean Bell spent the last hours of his life was shut down last month, the city Department of Health revealed Friday. Comment
Queens Village

Bell shooting inspires police education bill

The state Senate unanimously passed a new bill last week to improve police procedures and conduct in light of the Sean Bell shooting. Comment

Restraining order prevents opening of slaughterhouse

Democratic State Committeewoman Joan Flowers obtained a temporary restraining order preventing R&B Slaughterhouse, at 126-24 Farmers Blvd., from opening June 16. Residents and leaders, including state Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-St. Albans), have called for the establishment's removal because they feared it would contaminate the surrounding residential neighborhood. Comment

CB 13 backs Laurelton rezoning

Community Board 13 unanimously endorsed the proposal to rezone 240 blocks of Laurelton at its monthly meeting Monday. Comment

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