Jamaica Times

Friday, June 19, 2009

Richmond Hill

One in four subway phones%0Aout of order: Straphangers

If you are a straphanger underground and in need of a telephone, the end of the No. 7 line is your best bet, but otherwise making a call could be a problem with 25 percent of the phones broken citywide. Comment
Richmond Hill

Money tight in Ulrich race

The widely anticipated contest between City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Rockaway Beach) and Democratic District Leader Frank Gulluscio never came to fruition in the February special election to succeed state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), but the two will get another chance in November. Comment
Richmond Hill

Quinn urges city residents to explore Jax Heights

Queens residents may already be aware of it, but New Yorkers looking for the cultural delights of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan need only hop on the No. 7 train for Jackson Heights to get their fix. Comment
Queens Village

Bartender escaped assault by patron, DA

JAMAICA — Police said a 28-year-old man was arrested last week for allegedly attempting — and failing — to attack a Jamaica bartender. Comment
Queens Village

Jamaica center reaches out to fatherless dads

ESPN radio and TV personality Steven A. Smith said he and his father did not have a great relationship when he was growing up in Hollis and as a result he did not develop into the adult he should have been. Comment

City Hall gets tough on foreclosures

The city is stepping up efforts to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure. Last week, the mayor announced plans to emulate a program developed in Philadelphia requiring mandatory settlement conferences between lenders and homeowners. This program has proven effective. It should be duplicated here. Comment
Jamaica Times

Search for jet-skier in Rockaway Inlet

A Coast Guard boat searches the Rockaway Inlet after a jet-skier was reported missing last weekend. Photo by Christina Santucci Comment

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Richmond Hill

South Queens Speaks: Woodhaven group works hard to service neighborhood

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corp. recently celebrated its 30th anniversary by holding its annual dinner−dance at Woodhaven Terrace Caterers in Woodhaven. Special guest Mayor Michael Bloomberg stopped by to wish the four honorees and the GWDC good luck. Comment

Monday, June 15, 2009

Richmond Hill

Hunters Pt. bar neighbors urge denial of liquor license

New owners may be preparing to take over, but neighbors of a noisy Hunters Point bar were not in a charitable mood last week as they urged Community Board 2 to side against the renewal of Lounge 47s liquor license. Comment

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