Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012


Mobile clinic offers free mammograms

The American-Italian Cancer Foundations’s mobile clinic will be providing no-cost mammograms and clinical breast exams at locations across the borough throughout August. Comment

Monday, Aug. 6, 2012


Boro native Machado draws comparison to Knicks’ Lin

Scott Machado doesn’t want to compare himself directly to Jeremy Lin, his potential future teammate with the Houston Rockets, but the similarities are striking. Comments (1)

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012


Bravest battle Jamaica blaze

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012

St. Albans

Comrie surveys St. Albans biz on soda ban

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), an opponent of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s so-called soda ban, said if hizzoner was really committed to reducing the amount of sugar New Yorkers consume, there was a better way to go about doing so than limiting the size of drinks a business can sell. Comment

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Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

Far Rockaway

Pricey property hits Rockaway real estate market

Any potential land buyers hoping to snatch up beach front property in Far Rockaway better have deep pockets — a lot of deep pockets. Comment
Queens Village

Sidney takes long road to Kentucky

Jelleah Sidney could have quit often throughout her tumultuous basketball career. Comment

A Bad Week in the War on Guns

In one tragic week, a 4-year-old boy was shot to death in the Bronx while watching a basketball game and 2,000 miles away in Aurora, Col., 12 people were shot to death and 58 others were wounded by a madman while watching the new Batman movie. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Families share memories of lost loved ones

One still-grieving woman lamented it was the group no one wants to belong to. Comment
St. Albans

Malcolm Smith eyes run for mayor

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) is considering a run for mayor in 2013 as a Republican, but the head of the borough GOP said his party would find it difficult to endorse the oft-maligned southeast Queens lawmaker. Comment

Comrie wants dollar vans in boro taxi plan

City Councilmen Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) gathered with commuter van driver-owners from both boroughs near Jamaica Center Tuesday, calling on the commissioner of the city Taxi & Limousine Commission to grandfather the commuter van companies into the outer-borough taxi street-hail plan. Comment

JFK could spread disease

John F. Kennedy International Airport has the most potential of all U.S. airports to be the most influential global-superspreader of contagious diseases, according to a new study released by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Comment
South Ozone Park

Suspect arrested in Resorts World robbery

A man accused of a daring daylight robbery at Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park in June was arrested in Pennsylvania Tuesday, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comments (1)
South Richmond Hill

Cops seek shooters of pedestrian in S. Rich Hill

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — The NYPD was seeking information that could help them find the drivers of a red Toyota Camry who shot at a young man walking on a South Richmond Hill street earlier this month. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012

Far Rockaway

Rockaway man gets 50 years in 2009 shooting death: DA

A Far Rockaway man who indiscriminately sprayed bullets into a crowd in the neighborhood in September 2009 was sentenced to a lengthy term in prison by the Queens district attorney. Comment

JAMS rocks the weekend

The Jamaica Arts and Music Summer Festival, a celebration of Queens’ cultural diversity and one of the largest summer festivals in the borough, will return to Jamaica this weekend. Comment
Cambria Heights

Queens cop suspended in kidnapping: Report

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — A Queens detective was suspended and a group of men, including his cousin, were arrested after a kidnapped man was found bound in his garage last week, according to a report in the New York Post. Comment

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