Jamaica Times

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

St. Albans

St. Albans teen missing since March: Police

ST. ALBANS — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old girl who went missing from her home late last month. Comment

Livery driver tried to steal cab fares: Cops

KENNEDY AIRPORT — Cops nabbed a livery cab driver for trying to entice unsuspecting travelers away from the taxi stand last week, the New York Post reported. Comment

Monday, April 23, 2012

South Jamaica

Teen killed in South Jamaica after trip to bodega

A South Jamaica teenager was shot and killed early Monday morning as he was returning home from a nearby bodega, his friends said. Police said they responded to a 911 call just after 7 a.m. on Ferndale Avenue, where they found 18-year old Raborn Chesson with gunshot wounds to his torso and left leg. Comments (2)

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South Jamaica

Showstoppers take moves from film classics in S. Jamaica

Hundreds of youngsters from across the five boroughs demonstrated their moves from motion pictures at the Edward Byrne Center in South Jamaica last week during the Police Athletic League’s annual Showstoppers performing arts tournament. Comment

Sunday, April 22, 2012


New park eyed in Jamaica

Shops like Jamaica’s Bellitte Bicycles and ADT Bike & Skate Shop in Richmond Hill buzz with the energy of southeast Queens’ freestyle sport culture, but when BMX riders, skateboarders, in-line skaters and scooter freestylers want to leave those enclaves and put the rubber to the road, they find a less-hospitable environment. Comment

Jamaica woman receives award for continuing her education

It’s been a long journey for 44-year-old Jamaica native Charlene Harper. Comment

Employee errors caused LIRR’s Sept. chaos: MTA

The chaos that shut down a Long Island Rail Road signal system, stranding thousands of commuters last fall, was the result of an employee using the wrong equipment, according to MTA Inspector General Barry Klinger. Comment
Jamaica Hills

Mohamed plays for late uncle as Queens MVP

Last week had a deeper meaning for Reana Mohamed than it does for most players. Comment

Saturday, April 21, 2012


NYPD holds B-ball game for nonviolence

In southeast Queens, conflicts between teenagers often turn deadly, but a basketball game at York College Saturday was designed to spread the message all over the city that violence is not the only option. Comment
South Richmond Hill

Robbers hit store in Queens, Brooklyn: Police

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police have released surveillance footage of two men wanted in connection with cell phone store robberies in Queens and Brooklyn. Comment

Friday, April 20, 2012


York College alumnus helps pupils with nonprofit

Believing that there was a great need for something new, Allen Kinard, decided to start a nonprofit organization that gave every student in a public school the opportunity to enhance their education and extracurricular endeavors. Comment
South Jamaica

Loaded rifle recovered during traffic stop: Cops

SOUTH JAMAICA — Instead of a routine traffic stop, NYPD officers found a cache of weapons earlier this month, police said. Comment

Friendship Center Needs a Friend

In tough times, city agencies have to make difficult decisions. When budgets are slashed they have to make the best possible use of the money left. Nonetheless, we think the decision by the city Department of Mental Health and Hygiene to eliminate funding for the Friendship Center in Jamaica cannot be justified. Comment

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Boro tops city in foreclosures on homeowners

While the number of foreclosures in Queens is on the decline, according to new data, neighborhoods in the borough’s southeast region lead the city in the number of at-risk homeowners and ultimately the number who end up losing their homes in foreclosure. Comment

WW II vets visit Qns en route to Poland

For years, March of the Living has tapped Holocaust survivors for trips bringing Jewish teenagers to Poland and Israel, but the program’s latest educational mission focuses on the liberators. Comments (1)
South Ozone Park

MGM calculating odds on city’s second casino

Another player has rolled the dice and is taking a shot at developing a full-fledged casino in New York. Comment

Jamaica draws Bangladeshis to New Year fete

By April, many New Yorkers have long given up on their New Year’s resolutions, but thousands who trace their roots to Bangladesh flocked to Jamaica Sunday to check off another 12 months based on a different calendar. Comment
South Jamaica

Cops say boro couple died in murder-suicide

Neighbors said a teenager ran out of his South Jamaica house in desperate search for help late Sunday night after his mother was murdered by her boyfriend before he turned the weapon on himself in what the police are calling a murder-suicide. Comment

Teenage girl, 15, shot in torso in Brookville

BROOKVILLE — A 15-year-old girl was shot in the torso early Saturday morning, according to police. Comment

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Nazareth players who made Qns team kept off court

Lisa Blair and Brianna Sidney did everything they could to compete in the Wheelchair Charities HS Basketball Classic. They attended the visit to Coler-Goldwater hospital. They wrote essays describing their experiences. Comment

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