Jamaica Times

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Cruise of Jamaica Bay puts native birds at center stage

The 100-foot “Golden Sunshine” leaves Pier 4 at Sheepshead Bay and goes out into the waters of Jamaica Bay. My wife and I are among a large number of people on board for an ecology cruise sponsored by the American Littoral Society. Don Riepe and Mickey Cohen, two authorities on Jamaica Bay, its history and wildlife, narrate it. Comments (1).

Police release names of victims in SUV crash

The NYPD Monday released the names of the three survivors and five people who died in the fiery SUV crash in Jamaica over the weekend. Comment.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Rochdale Village

Rochdale civic group discusses stop-and-frisk with 113th Pct.

Clifton Stanley Diaz said he would not blame Mayor Michael Bloomberg for working to remove firearms from the streets of the city, even if it means continuing to enforce the controversial stop-and-frisk practices. Comments (1).

Jamaica street co-named for local hero

He was everyone’s hero. Comment.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Cambria Heights

Apostle John Boyd Sr., built SE Queens ministry

Apostle John Boyd Sr., who started the New Greater Bethel Ministries under a tent in Cambria Heights and grew it to a congregation of 2,000 strong, died last week at the age of 85. Comment.

Five family members die in SUV crash near Van Wyck

An SUV packed with family members on their way home from a Nigerian benefit early Sunday morning flipped over in Jamaica, killing five passengers and leaving three others in stable condition, police and family members said. Comment.

Robber hit Subway and Howard Johnson: Cops (WITH VIDEO)

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police released images of a suspect wanted in connection with two commercial robberies along Rockaway Boulevard. Comment.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Jamaica sculpture restored

About four decades after it was installed in an unassuming little park on Hillside Avenue, a unique example of abstract sculpture in Jamaica was restored to its original condition last week. Comment.

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Police officer charged with DWI in SE Queens: Police

JAMAICA — An off-duty city police officer was arrested last week for allegedly driving while intoxicated within the confines of the 103rd Precinct, police said. Comment.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Locust Manor fixes on the way: LIRR

The Locust Manor Long Island Rail Road station in Springfield Gardens is scheduled to undergo some long-awaited repairs at the end of the summer, and while the plan falls short of what the community ultimately wants, officials are already looking ahead to find more funding. Comment.

Wells Fargo settles $125M subprime suit

Approximately 4,000 African-American and Hispanic borrowers in the New York City metro area may be eligible for financial compensation after Wells Fargo reached a settlement last week in a case alleging it had engaged in discriminatory practices during the subprime mortgage boom. Comment.
St. Albans

Auto shop manager charged in inspection scam

A St. Albans auto shop manager was charged last week after an investigation by the state Department of Motor Vehicles determined he was allegedly using “dummy” cars in order to give valid inspection stickers to approximately 30 vehicles that had never actually been inspected, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police investigate death of Far Rockaway teen

FAR ROCKAWAY — A Far Rockaway man was shot and killed last weekend, the NYPD said. Comment.

Police seek info on suspect in Hollis bank robbery

HOLLIS — Police were looking for help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection to a bank robbery that occurred within the confines of the 107th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Mayor, Sanders disagree about stop-and-frisk

Critics and supporters of the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program are looking at a recent wave of gun violence, including a deadly assault in southeast Queens with an AK-47, and coming up with differing interpretations. Comments (4).

DOH closure report irks Rockaway pol

The state Department of Health issued its final report on the shuttered Peninsula Hospital last week, and local lawmakers are not satisfied. Comment.

Bloomberg initiative revamps Jamaica probation program

Clients at the Neighborhood Opportunity Network center in Jamaica still see a probation officer when they visit the building on the corner of Jamaica Avenue and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, but that is about the only way the new program resembles a traditional probation office. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Driver takes tough road to Texas A&M

James Driver’s route to a Division I scholarship was as unpredictable as a wild Campus Magnet victory. Comment.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Missing Hollis woman found in Dallas: New York Post

HOLLIS — A Hollis woman, who had been reported missing last week, has been located, police said. Comment.

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