Jamaica Times

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012


Police seek groper of woman in Jamaica

JAMAICA — Police have asked the public for help in their pursuit of a man who they say groped a woman’s rear end nearly two weeks ago. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

South Richmond Hill

Mother mourns slain son after S Rich Hill murder

Police were searching for the man suspected of killing 20-year-old Keith Frank last month in a flash of violence outside a South Richmond Hill party that left an 8-month-old girl without a father. Comments (4)
Springfield Gardens

Woman, 47, assaulted on Christmas Eve: Cops

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Police were looking for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman who was coming off a bus on Christmas Eve. Comment

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012


Jamaica Avenue bookseller pens tome on giving up scams

About once a week, Michael Evans can be seen on Jamaica Avenue hawking his books — one autobiographical and the others a series about a man who kills snitches. Comments (2)

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Abused ex-Laurelton kin want to settle city lawsuit

The attorney representing the 10 adopted siblings who were abused by their Laurelton mother for two decades is pushing for a settlement package for their lawsuit against the city Administration for Children’s Services and two other adoption agencies, a published report revealed. Comment
Springfield Gardens

Cop car involved in crash


The Adoption Scam

A lawsuit on behalf of 10 disabled children who were fraudulently adopted by an ex-Laurelton woman who used their adoptions to make more than a million dollars raises questions about the justice system. The children’s lawyers are looking for a $68 million settlement. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012


Allen AME tops list of borough’s worst landlords

The Greater Allen AME Cathedral’s affordable housing unit leads the borough in the city public advocate’s worst landlord list, and the Jamaica tenants who contend they are suffering in ramshackle conditions say they want action. Comments (9)
South Ozone Park

We want live table games, full casinos in NY: Poll

On the heels of the opening of the Aqueduct racino, support is growing to expand gambling in the state, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll. Comments (1)

Jamaica kicks off Kwanza festivities

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre hosted its annual Kwanzaa celebration at MS 8 in Jamaica Friday, honoring the 45-year-old holiday with music, food and a reflective look back at African culture and tradition. Dozens of revelers in southeast Queens turned out for the event. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

South Ozone Park

Cuomo wants convention center at Aqueduct racino

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he wants the Aqueduct racino in South Ozone Park to be the site of the nation’s largest convention center during his State of the State address Wednesday. Comment
Far Rockaway

Far Rock man gets up to 32 years in prison for rape, perjury

Former Far Rockaway resident Jerry Ramrattan will be spending a minimum of 24 years behind bars for raping his ex-girlfriend Seemona Sumasar and enacting an elaborate scheme to frame her, but his victim said she still feels threatened by him. Comment

Mayor condemns mosque bombing

A collection of religious leaders and elected officials from all over the city Tuesday stood by the worshipers of the borough’s largest mosque in Jamaica to send a message to the man under arrest for allegedly firebombing the center on New Year’s Day that they will not tolerate hate in the community. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012


Police arrest man in connection with Jamaica firebombings

Police said Tuesday evening they have arrested a Jamaica man in connection with the string of firebombings in southeast Queens on New Year’s Day that galvanized the city’s religious community and elected officials to decry hate crimes. Comment

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