Jamaica Times

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011


Former LIRR employee writes Jamaica station history

For most commuters, the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station is just a simple hub that gets them to Long Island and Manhattan, but train history buff David Morrison said the location is one of the most historically significant places in the city. Comments (2)

‘A Terrific and Tireless Leader’

We routinely report on the activities of countless community leaders. Along the way, we have been impressed by the dedication of many we have met, but none more so than Pat Dolan, who died last week. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011


Two men robbed at gunpoint in Jamaica: DA

JAMAICA — A 34-year-old man is under arrest after he allegedly mugged two men at gunpoint last week, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Far Rockaway

Jury finds Far Rock man guilty of rape, perjury

A Queens Supreme Court jury found former Far Rockaway resident Jerry Ramrattan, 39, guilty of raping his ex-girlfriend Wednesday and then enacting an elaborate scheme that put her behind bars for seven months, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Occupy Wall Street spreads

While most of the action in last Thursday’s day-long Occupy Wall Street protest took place in Lower Manhattan, supporters in Queens hit the streets to add more numbers to the cause. Comment
South Ozone Park

Qns. pair wins ‘lotto’ cash

A pair of lucky Queens lottery players showed off their winnings Monday in front of dozens of gamblers who were testing their own luck at Aqueduct’s new racino. Comment
St. Albans

Queens Hospital fills hospital closings gap

A representative from Queens Hospital Center paid a visit to Community Board 12 during its monthly meeting last week to reassure the southeast Queens community that it does have viable health care options in its backyards. Comment

Hollis pair sentenced to prison for Dunkin’ gift card thefts: DA

Two foreigners who stole thousands of dollars from a Hollis bank using modified gift cards were sentenced last week for their crimes, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Victim assaulted, cut with food tray: Brown

JAMAICA — A 56-year-old man pleaded guilty last week to striking another person on the head with a food tray, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment
Jamaica Hills

Modest Mary Louis returns with strong starting field

Mary Louis’ girls’ basketball squad is the team so many are talking about heading into the season. With the two best freshmen in New York City and exceptional returning players, led by George Mason-bound slasher Reana Mohamed, the Hilltoppers are everyone’s chic pick to finish at or near the top of loaded CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Division I. Comment
Far Rockaway

Ramrattan lawyer tries to discredit DA witnesses

Bayside attorney Frank Kelly said Monday that in trying to find his client, former Far Rockaway resident Jerry Ramrattan, guilty of rape, perjury and other charges, prosecutors have relied upon the testimony of liars, thieves and a woman who has presented inconsistent testimony. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011


Thanksgiving dinners

Afrikan Poetry Theatre Feast for the Homeless — Help serve families, bring food donations and enjoy a delicious meal. Comment

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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011


OWS rallies Elmhurst, Jamaica for fight against city

Although the crowds in Queens could not hold a flame to the thousands who were marching up and down the streets in Lower Manhattan Thursday, borough members of the Occupy Wall Street movement tried to rally more people to their cause. Comment

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