Jamaica Times

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

Richmond Hill

South Queens Speaks: Gulluscio rallies support for Council run

Democratic District Leader Frank Gulluscio held a recent end-of-the-year fund-raiser barbecue at the Ozone-Howard Little League Field in Ozone Park in support of his run for the 32nd City Council District seat in November against young GOP incumbent Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Rockaway Beach), who won the special election for the seat this past February. For now they are the only two candidates running for the seat. Comment

Jamaica man accused of blocking Baisley traffic

JAMAICA — A 26-year-old Jamaica man was arrested after he allegedly got out of his vehicle, blocking traffic, and yelled at another driver, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Jamaica man assaulted, endangered woman: DA

JAMAICA — A 25-year-old Jamaica man was arrested after he allegedly pulled a gun on a woman, bit her and then caused the weapon to fire a bullet into her ceiling during a struggle, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Dispute over money leads to assault, arrest

Elizabeth Evans, of 112-23 199th St. in St. Albans, was arraigned Sept. 9 before Queens Criminal Court Judge Robert Raciti on charges of assault, petit larceny and harassment, Queens DA Richard Brown said. The defendant, released on her own recognizance, will return to court Sept. 24, the DA said. Comment

Better Late than Never

For decades southeast Queens residents have suffered from flooding every time there was a heavy rain. The waters flooded basements and came gushing back through toilets when inadequate sewers were overwhelmed. Community leaders and local politicians ranted, but year after year the problem was ignored. Comment
Queens Village

Neighbor to Neighbor: Residents, electeds get nowhere in solving Brookville Pk. mess

A meeting was held Sept. 2 at Christ Lutheran Church in Rosedale to present pictorial and auditory evidence to the sponsors of what was advertised as Rosedale’s Family Day, which began well but deteriorated into disaster. The sponsors were state Assemblywoman Michelle Titus (D-Far Rockaway) and City Council candidate Jacques Leandre, neither of whom arrived at the meeting until the material was discussed. It was repeated as each of them arrived. Comment

Berger's Burg: Jews hope for prosperity, peace in coming new year

At sundown Sept. 18, the blowing of the shofar — ram’s horn — in synagogues will mark the start of Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish New Year of 5770. The High Holy Days will culminate with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, at sundown Sept. 27. Comment
Richmond Hill

Get the hair of your dreams at Jamaica shop

For years, C-UNIT New York Lace Wigs owner Stephanie Bowman knew people who needed and wanted wigs. There were cancer patients, women suffering from baldness and those who just wanted a different style. Comment
Queens Village

Slaying alarms Queens Village business owners

Business owners in Queens Village said they were shocked to hear a Bronx man was gunned down while their stores were closed during the weekend, but said the police had one key advantage in catching the murderers. Comment

Comrie defeats Vanel in bid for third term

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) successfully won his bid for a third term during Tuesday’s primary by beating his sole opponent, Clyde Vanel, with a significant majority of the vote in the 27th Council District. Comment
Richmond Hill

FBI searches Flushing in terrorism raid

An early morning terrorism raid rattled Flushing residents Monday as dozens of federal agents stormed three apartments in the Queens neighborhood searching for explosives and evidence of ties to Sept. 11 perpetrators al-Qaida, witnesses and authorities said. Comment
Richmond Hill

Koslowitz retakes old Council seat

Karen Koslowitz is headed back to a place she knows well: City Hall. Comment
Jamaica Times

Monserrate leaves fate in judge’s hands

Prosecutors appeared unfazed by state Sen. Hiram Monserrate’s (D-East Elmhurst) choice Monday to abandon a jury trial in favor of a verdict from a Queens Supreme Court judge. Comment

Rosedale Library reopens

The Rosedale library branch opened its doors last week, sporting a better exterior and high-tech options to make checking out books more efficient. An additional grant by City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) will make sure the branch stays cool for visitors all year long. Comment
Jamaica Times

Nadal love fest leads to boro man’s arrest

A Briarwood man’s attempt to get close to tennis star Rafael Nadal at the US Open last week did not end in love. Comment
Jamaica Times

Trio of Queens synagogues launch new youth program

Two synagogues in Fresh Meadows and one in Hollis Hills have joined forces to launch an expanded youth program that will cater to young people from throughout the city and Long Island, Hollis Hills Jewish Center Youth Group Director Sheryl Glickman said. Comment
Richmond Hill

Astoria jazz musician turns down new horn

The directors of a Brooklyn music studio have offered to donate a $4,000 trumpet to a Juilliard School jazz musician from Astoria who was robbed of two expensive brass instruments after he fell asleep aboard an N train in late August, but the musician said he could not accept the trumpet. Comment

Fashion legend Anna Wintour treks out to Qns. Center Mall

What’s a surefire sign the retail industry needs a boost? Comment
Richmond Hill

Dromm bumps Sears in Council primary

This educator’s performance earned him more than an apple. Comment

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