Jamaica Times

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011


Thank You to Givers

With the memory of Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by friends and family still fresh in our minds, it is appropriate for the overstuffed to give some thought to the people of southeast Queens, who spent their holiday preparing and serving holiday meals to the borough’s neediest. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011

South Jamaica

Newborn South Jamaica baby found dead by cops

SOUTH JAMAICA — A newborn baby was found dead in South Jamaica last week, according to the NYPD. Comment

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Friday, Dec. 2, 2011


MediSys names Levine to Flushing Hosp. post

The parent company of Jamaica and Flushing hospitals announced last week that it is reorganizing administrators at both medical facilities. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

South Jamaica

Judge recommends Bell cop be removed from force

An NYPD judge has recommended that the detective whose actions started the 50-shot barrage that killed Sean Bell five years ago be removed from the force for violating the department’s procedures during the incident. The NYPD departmental ruling against Detective Gescard Isnora came down on Wednesday and has been sent to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, who will make the final decision, according to the NYPD. Deputy Commissioner Martin Karopkin, acting as the trial judge, concluded that Isnora, who fired the first shots, acted recklessly and unnecessarily put lives in danger when he dropped his role as an undercover officer and aimed 11 bullets at Bell and his two friends Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield on Nov. 25, 2006 outside a Jamaica strip club. Comment
South Jamaica

Bell’s daughter remembers dad at annual vigil

She was 3 years old when her father was killed. Comment

City offers financial help to SE Qns. home buyers

City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) is urging homeowners in southeast Queens who have been devastated by the mortgage crisis to take part in a new city initiative designed to give them a helping hand. Comment
South Jamaica

Scarborough pushes city to pump out rising water table

Southeast Queens residents and lawmakers held a protest Saturday outside a closed water facility, again calling on the city to restart the pumps to relieve the flooding that has plagued the area for more than a decade. Comment
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill family bilked West Indians :DA

Three members of a Richmond Hill family were convicted last week of defrauding 19 people, most of them members of the borough’s West Indian community, out of more than $1.8 million from mortgage and immigration scams, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment
Far Rockaway

Far Rock man framed, raped girlfriend: Jury

A Queens Supreme Court jury found Far Rockaway resident Jerry Ramrattan, 39, guilty of raping his ex-girlfriend and then framing her in a complex scheme that put her in a Nassau County prison for seven months, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment

Jamaica man beaten to death

A hardworking Guatemalan immigrant was fatally beaten near his Jamaica home late Thanksgiving night, police and the victim’s brother said. Comment
South Jamaica

DA hails new sex-crime laws

A Jamaica man was sentenced last week for exploiting a runaway girl out of his home while another person was charged with doing the same thing to another victim, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011


August Martin falls again

August Martin has now seen two bowl championships slip through its fingers in the past three years. Comment

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

Far Rockaway

Far Rock teen murdered on Thanksgiving

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were searching for whoever was responsible for shooting a teenager to death on Thanksgiving night. Comment

Friday, Nov. 25, 2011


Immigrant killed in Thanksgiving attack

A hardworking Guatemalan immigrant was fatally stabbed near his Jamaica home late Thanksgiving night, police and the victim’s brother said. Comment

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