Jamaica Times

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011

Far Rockaway

LIRR Far Rockaway line testing Quiet Car

Is your commute spoiled by cell phone gabbers, music from electronic gadgets and loud-voiced fellow travelers? Comment
South Jamaica

Garage torched in South Jamaica blaze

Firefighters put out a smoldering garage on 148th Street near Linden Boulevard in South Jamaica last Saturday evening. Neighbors said flames quickly torched the structure. Officials at the scene said no one was injured. Comment

SNAP growing to care for seniors

The cover story about Services Now for Adult Persons expanding transportation to northeast Queens (“CB 11 approves Little League bleachers plan,” Bayside Times, Nov. 10-16) only took into account one small aspect of the real story, which is that the SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center was awarded the contract to become one of eight innovative senior centers in the city. Comment

Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

Springfield Gardens

DeBlasio urges probe of fed detention center

The city public advocate is joining several Queens elected officials in another call to the federal government to stop its association with a private group that has been running a controversial immigration detention center in southeast Queens. Comment

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Jamaica man arrested in B’klyn groping: Cops

BROOKLYN — A Jamaica man was arrested Friday for allegedly sexually abusing a straphanger on the subway, according to investigators. Comment

A Time to Heal

An NYPD departmental judge did what needed to be done when he recommended last week that Detective Gescard Isnora be removed from the police force for his role in the shooting of Sean Bell. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

St. Albans

Mourners remember Q111 shooting victim

Friends and family paid their final respects Wednesday to Marvin Gilkes, who was shot last week while he was riding the Q111 bus in Jamaica when a gunman opened fire at passengers. Comments (3)
Queens Village

Queens Village auto shop worker charged in scam

Investigators have taken down a major auto loan scamming ring that used a Queens Village dealership as part of its operations and cost financial institutions nearly $2 million in losses. Comment
South Ozone Park

Last 2,500 VLTs, 2 eateries soon to open at Aqueduct

The operator of the racino at Aqueduct Race Track is getting set to open the last remaining video lottery terminals and electronic gaming tables at the property next week. Comment
Jamaica Hills

Avella blasts city over resources at Jamaica High

Jamaica High School’s days may be numbered, but state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said the city still has an obligation to give its remaining students the opportunity for a good future. Comment

American files for Chapter 11

Elected officials in southeast Queens say they are not too worried about American Airlines’ bankruptcy negatively affecting the neighborhood’s commerce, but they will be keeping a close eye on their future operations. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011


Huntley associates charged with bilking state funds

The state attorney general Wednesday indicted four people who were connected to state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica), including her niece, on charges of stealing thousands of dollars in taxpayer money that was meant to go to the senator’s non-profit. Comment

Man murdered on Q111 bus by ex-con: DA

A resident of the Baisley Houses allegedly told police he murdered his girlfriend’s son Friday out of revenge and that he killed a man on the Q111 bus and shot another passenger minutes later because he thought the victims he had robbed in the past were sending people to stalk him, according to police statements submitted to Queens Criminal Court. Comment
South Jamaica

Fiancée waiting after judge calls for Bell shooter’s badge

For the last five years, Nicole Paultre-Bell has yearned for justice in the 50-shot shooting that took her fiance’s life, but after an NYPD judge called for the removal ofé the undercover police officer who fired, the teary-eyed mother of two said her calls were answered at a bittersweet price. Comment

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011

South Jamaica

Baisley House resident accused in murder spree that killed bus rider

A resident of the Baisley Houses was held without bail Saturday on charges he murdered his girlfriend’s son and a man riding the Q111 bus in Jamaica Friday, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment

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