Jamaica Times

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Richmond Hill

Still no cause for 11−home fire

Vacated signs adorn the front doors of the 11 homes damaged by the five−alarm fire that ripped through a Woodhaven block two weeks ago as fire officials still investigate the cause of the massive blaze. Comment.
Queens Village

Food Dynasty gets new lease

Bell Park Manor Terrace residents’ worries over losing their only supermarket were quelled Friday after the owners of Food Dynasty and the landlord for the Hillside Avenue property agreed on a new 20−year lease, state Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D−Little Neck) and Glen Oaks Village President Bob Friedrich said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Ulrich, 24, easily wins Council seat

Republican District Leader Eric Ulrich is poised to become one of the youngest city councilmen ever to serve Queens after he handily defeated three opponents in the special election to take over the seat vacated by state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), according to preliminary results reported by the city Board of Elections. Comment.

CB 13 hears plans to pave JFK runway

Community Board 13 reviewed the Port Authority’s plan to repave a runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport and criticized the MTA for proposing to cut bus routes in southeast Queens during its monthly meeting Monday night. Comment.
Jamaica Times

Southeast Queens bids farewell to illegal firearms

Several hundred southeast Queens residents had money burning a hole in their pockets in place of firearms after a gun buyback program Saturday netted 922 weapons for a city record, authorities said. Comment.
Jamaica Times

South Asian residents welcome Meeks to Hindu, Sikh temples

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D−Jamaica) took a detour from Jamaica and Washington, D.C., Sunday to visit the South Asian population in the west of his district. Comment.

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