Jamaica Times

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

South Ozone Park

Missing Jamaica man last seen at boro casino

SOUTH OZONE PARK — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing elderly Jamaica man last seen in the Resort World Casino in South Ozone Park March 15. Comment.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


11 Unsung Heroines honored in SE Queens

In recognition of Women’s History Month, City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) honored 11 women as Unsung Heroines last weekend at York College. Comment.

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Richmond Hill

After scandal grips Wyckoff former CFO sues for payback

A former Wyckoff Heights Medical Center chief financial officer is suing the medical center to obtain severance pay, saying he had nothing to do with an account set up to bribe late state Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, according to court documents. Comment.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

St. Albans

Jamaica teen recognized as city Rising Star

Ask Jamaica teenager Zahra Abd’Allah if it is true she used to be shy, and she will be quick to correct you. Comment.

Senseless Violence

The shooting of a 21-year-old man in the parking lot of a Wendy’s in Jamaica is further proof that southeast Queens is not winning the war on gun violence. Many parents take their children to that restaurant. Their children could just have easily been hit by a stray bullet. Comment.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Rochdale Village

Police circulate tips to ID gang members

As gang violence in southeast Queens grows, a member of the NYPD’s gang division visited the 113th Precinct Monday evening to educate the precinct’s community council on how to identify gang members. Comment.

Man indicted in firebombings

A Queens Village man was indicted Monday on hate crime charges in the New Year’s Day firebombing of four buildings, including the borough’s largest mosque in Jamaica, the Queens district attorney’s office announced. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Woman cites ethnicity for abducting own child: DA

An Ozone Park woman allegedly told police she kidnapped her infant daughter from Queens Hospital Center because she did not want her baby to live with African-American foster parents, a Queens district attorney’s office spokeswoman said. Comments (3).
South Ozone Park

Queens headphones robber sought by cops

SOUTH OZONE PARK — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a pair of popular headphones from a teenager on Liberty Avenue in South Ozone Park. Comment.

Washington leads title team

Jordan Washington has had his fair share of ups and downs, but on Sunday he reached an all-time high. Comment.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

South Jamaica

South Jamaica man kills himself inside car

A South Jamaica man apparently committed suicide Thursday when he climbed inside his car and set it on fire, neighbors and the Fire Department said. Comments (1).

Jamaica man charged in connection with fatal burglary

Police arrested a young man from Jamaica last week who they contend participated in the attempted robbery of a supermarket that left his accomplice dead. Comment.
St. Albans

Comrie defends city schools

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) convened a meeting of his colleagues from the Queens delegation last Thursday in Forest Hills, where they called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to drop his plan to close eight borough high schools at the end of the academic year and open new schools in their places for 2012-13 school year. Comment.

DOB investigates collapse of Rockaway home’s floor

ARVERNE — Police and city Department of Buildings officials were seeking answers in the collapse of the third floor of a Rockaway home during a 13-year-old’s birthday party Monday. The Breaking News Network first reported the collapse around 11 p.m. Comment.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

South Ozone Park

S. Ozone mom shot to death

A normally tranquil street in South Ozone Park was dotted with yellow tags Sunday afternoon, marking the bullet casings left behind after two men opened fire and killed a mother of two in front of her home following an altercation earlier that morning at a nearby bar, police said. Comment.
St. Albans

Lessons learned and souls laid bare in new play

A circle of black women over 70 enjoys a day at the spa, and as the steam opens their pores they lay bare their true selves to each other in an original play set to premiere this weekend at the Black Spectrum Theatre in St. Albans. Comment.

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