Jamaica Times

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Queens Village

Teachers blame layoffs on protest

More than a quarter of the instructors at southeast Queens’ only public charter school were laid off last week and the teacher’s union is claiming the decision was done in retaliation after they protested unfair work conditions. Comment.
Queens Village

Obama cabinet member takes tour of Jamaica Bay

The U.S. secretary of the Interior paid a visit to Jamaica Bay Monday and borough elected officials said they hope his trip will have a positive impact on the future of its environment. Comment.

SE Queens pols hail new export center

A decade ago, 157-11 Rockaway Blvd. in Jamaica was an abandoned former tire repair shop some neighbors worried would crumble to the ground if anyone set foot in it. Tall weeds, huge piles of trash and illegally dumped materials filled the yard, which also held an old, dilapidated shed. Comment.

Baisley Park hosts Gospel Fest

Extreme heat and humidity did not stop a huge crowd from gathering at Baisley Pond Park Saturday and getting some soul in their weekend. Comment.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Queens Village

Queens Village political races begin to heat up

By Howard Koplowitz Comment.

Challengers target Meeks, Clark

The primary elections are less than two months away and the incumbents in key races in southeast Queens are already getting their finances ready for their campaigns. Comment.

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