Jamaica Times

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Richmond Hill

Collection box thief sees the light: Brown

RICHMOND HILL — A Bronx man pilfered money out of a church collection box for months before repenting Christmas Eve when confronted by a priest, according to the criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney. Comment

Monday, March 12, 2012


TimesLedger reporter will be greatly missed

The media depends on good reporters and a fair, just democracy requires journalism that is vigilant, honest and objective. Comment

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Richmond Hill

MTA workers want to create jobs with retiree fund

Laid-off transit workers harangued the MTA last week, demanding that restoration of their jobs be paid for by dipping into a fund intended for retirees’ health benefits. Comment

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Cambria Heights

Magnet library renovations get student plaudits

The furniture inside the 75-year-old library at the Campus Magnet Complex in Cambria Heights used to be in such poor condition the librarians would record videos of themselves rocking back and forth in wobbly-legged chairs when applying for grants. Comments (1)

Rego Pk woman smuggled cigarettes into U.S.: DA

KENNEDY AIRPORT — A Rego Park woman was slapped with tax evasion charges after she attempted to smuggle 50 cartons of cigarettes into the country from Uzbekistan, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Queens district attorney. Comment

Saturday, March 10, 2012

South Jamaica

Mother tried to move away

After Shanta Merritt’s son was shot in June, she took the police report to the city and requested a transfer out of South Jamaica Houses to protect her family, but the New York City Housing Authority told her she needed at least two police reports before it could take any action. Comments (23)

Friday, March 9, 2012


Adams showed skill on basketball court

Robert Moses coached Darryl Adams for two years as a point guard in a youth basketball league, and he said the young man from Jamaica, who was shot and killed last week, was a good kid who was trying his best despite growing up in a rough area. Comments (1)

Jamaica man faces 50 years to life for murder

A Jamaica man who was arrested after appearing on “America’s Most Wanted” was sentenced last week to 50 years to life in prison for the murder of a Queens man and the attempted murder of another in 2002, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment

Floridian had no valid permit for Glock: DA

KENNEDY AIRPORT — A Florida man was charged with criminal possession of a weapon after trying to board a JetBlue flight with a 9 mm Glock handgun, according to the criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment

Thursday, March 8, 2012

South Jamaica

Wave of violence ends in murder

A mother is grieving and 13 youths have been arraigned following a fatal South Jamaica shooting Friday that sparked an outpouring of support from the community and a call for oversight hearings in City Hall. Comments (6)
Rochdale Village

Maurice Johnson, 24, killed in Rochdale Village: Police

A young man from Rochdale was shot and killed just after midnight Thursday outside a building in the Rochdale Village co-ops. Comments (9)

Bangladeshi man tells Jamaica about country’s birth

America’s founding fathers are often conjured from the past to bolster various political arguments, but Sunday in Jamaica a soldier from Bangladesh’s war for independence was there in the flesh, speaking about the bloody fight and how there are always two sides to history. Comments (1)

Folk singers ring in 50 years of Jamaican independence

While the island country of Jamaica celebrates its 50 years of independence, celebrations in Queens and the rest of the city take on a whole new significance and flavor. Comment

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Man shot in gang war outside Wendy’s: DA

A 21-year-old alleged gang member has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of three suspected MS-13 members in the parking lot of a Wendy’s in Jamaica last Thursday afternoon, police said. Comments (2)

Rockaway man dies when car crashes into truck

ROSEDALE — A Rockaway man was killed when the car he was driving rear ended a box truck Sunday, police said. Comment

Monday, March 5, 2012

South Jamaica

Darryl Adams’ mother sets up memorial to slain son in South Jamaica

On Sunday morning, two days after 19-year-old Darryl Adams was murdered outside South Jamaica Houses, his mother was methodically placing candles outside the door to their apartment complex. A makeshift memorial had sprung up and friends and family members dropped by to give her hugs and write messages on a poster. Comments (74)


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