Jamaica Times

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cambria Heights

Walcott honors Cambria Hts. grad for overcoming language barrier

Berne St. Pierre was playing basketball in Port-au-Prince in 2010 when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake turned Haiti upside down and — at the least — put his schooling on hold. Comment

Sunday, July 15, 2012

St. Albans

St. Albans mural neglected

The mural that greets Long Island Rail Road passengers as they enter the St. Albans station has seen better days, and neighbors are trying to return it to its former glory. Comment

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Saturday, July 14, 2012


A Victory for Teachers

For teachers in the city public school system, a long night just might be over. The principals had been directed to remove some teachers as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to close 24 schools and reopen them with new names. Only half the teachers could expect to be rehired. Comment

Friday, July 13, 2012


Finance, insurance are Meeks’ biggest backers

On his way to a landslide victory in the Democratic Party primary last month, U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) outraised his nearest opponent, Mike Scala, by a ratio of 83:1, with the largest donations to his almost half-a-million-dollar war chest coming from the industries he holds sway over as a member of the House Committee on Financial Services. Comment

Shuttered Peninsula Hospital ranked boro’s safest: Report

Residents in Rockaway have one of the city’s safest hospitals at their disposal, but the only snag is it closed in April. Comments (1)
South Richmond Hill

Four-alarm boro blaze injures 15 firefighters

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Fifteen firefighters were injured while battling a four-alarm blaze in South Richmond Hill last Thursday, an FDNY spokeswoman said. Comment

Thursday, July 12, 2012

St. Albans

Comrie brings home big bucks

The city recently released the massive list of discretionary funds allocated by the City Council to individual members and one southeast Queens councilman brought home far more cash for his district than his colleagues. Comment
South Ozone Park

Feds purge geese near JFK

Federal agents rounded up more than 750 Canada geese at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Monday in an effort to stave off fatal bird strikes on passenger airplanes taking off or landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comments (15)
South Ozone Park

Addabbo asks how Resorts robber escaped

A brazen daytime heist at Resorts World Casino netted a thief more than $60,000 and now a Queens lawmaker is pushing the casino to roll the dice on better security. Comments (1)

Cops search for woman missing from home

HOLLIS — Police were looking for a 26-year-old woman who went missing from her home Sunday. Comment

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Assault rifle ambush outside high school spurs calls for DA to host gun buyback

The gruesome triple homicide that occurred in Springfield Gardens Saturday morning is being used to boost arguments for and against the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, although nearly everyone agrees the assault rifle attack is a grim reminder of the city’s dark past. Comments (1)

MTA cop recovering after July 4th attack

The MTA police officer who was attacked while patrolling the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station on the Fourth of July was recovering and scheduled to have a second surgery on his eye this week after being released from Jamaica Hospital Friday, the MTA said. Comment
Queens Village

Cops take woman into custody in man’s death

QUEENS VILLAGE — A 58-year-old man is dead and a woman charged with assault after police responded Monday to a 911 call at the residence where they both reside. Comment

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Three dead in shooting near Springfield Gardens HS: Police

Three men were killed in a hail of gunfire in Springfield Gardens early Saturday morning, police said. Comments (1)

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