Jamaica Times

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012


Jamaica High’s Slow Death

The carcass of what once was a proud high school should serve as a monument to the incompetence and arrogance of the city Department of Education. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012


School officer sold drugs in Jamaica: NYPD

JAMAICA — A school safety officer was arrested last week for selling drugs outside a private residence, police said. Comment

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The Civic Scene

Students face many obstacles just trying to do well in school

New York City is starting a new round of witch trials in our schools, just like the ones conducted last year. The witches are the schools accused of being failures. City education officials just announced that they want to close 19 failing schools while state education officials claim 104 Queens schools were in need of improvement under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Comment

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012


Murders fall in SE Queens

The three precincts covering southeast Queens saw significant declines in the number of murders in 2011, but those gains have been overshadowed by the increase in other crime sectors in the area, police statistics show. Comment
Cambria Heights

Cambria Heights students relishes her spectacular gig

What started out as an unexpected call from an acting school has turned into a budding career that has spanned TV and stage for one Queens elementary school student. Comments (6)

Cabbie raped and robbed his passenger: Police

BROOKLYN — A Jamaica cab driver was arrested Monday for allegedly raping and robbing a passenger last spring, police said. Comment
Springfield Gardens

Serial robber caught in Springfield Gdns.: Cops

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Investigators used extensive detective work to apprehend last week a man who was wanted in a string of robberies in southeast Queens since October, police said. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012

South Jamaica

School bus ends up on lawn of South Jamaica home after crash

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon when a school bus plowed through a brick fence and into a home in South Jamaica, according to police. Comment
South Ozone Park

Genting, state want addition to racino site

Genting, the company behind the racino at Aqueduct Racetrack, is in discussions with the state to construct and finance the country’s largest convention center at the South Ozone Park site and expects at least 20,000 jobs to be created by the project. Comment
South Ozone Park

Cuomo unveils his vision for new convention center

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 last week. Comment
St. Albans

St. Albans VA supporters take fight to Web

A group of concerned Queens residents is using the Internet to send a message to the president to get him to support a measure that would help halt any attempt to break up the site of the St. Albans VA hospital. Comments (2)
St. Albans

Brother of NFL player shot

The brother of an NFL player was shot outside his new business in St. Albans Friday, and as police tried to track down clues the football star was pleading with the public to help bring justice to his sibling. Comment

Accused firebomber denied bail

The man accused of firebombing a Jamaica mosque and four other places in southeast Queens and Long Island was ordered last week to be held behind bars for the time being and prosecutors say his remanding was necessary to protect society. Comment
Far Rockaway

Ramrattan gets 32 years for rape and conspiracy

Seemona Sumasar said following the sentencing of Jerry Ramrattan, who raped her and then enacted an elaborate framing scheme that put her in prison for months, she would have to rebuild from the damage the ex-boyfriend had done to her life. Comments (2)
Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens man shot dead

Police were looking for clues into the murder of a mechanic outside his Springfield Gardens home Friday afternoon. Comment

Russell hits career milestone at BK

Tyshawn Russell, of Brooklyn College, has put together an impressive basketball career over the last four years with the Bulldogs, massing just over 1,000 points, as well as 203 rebounds, 172 assists and 134 steals. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

Richmond Hill

Bellerose artist to rhyme at SEVA event

A South Asian rapper who grew up in Bellerose is using his name to promote a borough group’s effort to highlight the importance of the upcoming state redistricting battle. Comment

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