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Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012

Editorial

Sharing the Sikh Pain

Mayor Michael Bloomberg came to Queens last week to reassure the Sikh community that the city was ramping up security to safeguard their members. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012

St. Albans

Darryl Adams remembered at b-ball tourney

For most of the year, the basketball rims at St. Albans Park stand bare, but for a few weeks in the summer the hoops are outfitted with nylon nets as young men from southeast Queens sweat it out and learn a few life lessons in the process. Comment
Editorial

Jamaica High’s Slow Death

Just one month before students return to school a state report makes it clear that the city long ago abandoned Jamaica High School. Comment

Friday, Aug. 17, 2012

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill man charged with murdering his wife, cops say

A Richmond Hill woman was found stabbed to death in her home Thursday, her head covered with a plastic bag and her body stuffed under a bed, police said. Comments (14)
Richmond Hill

Weprin defends religious attire for Sikh workers

On the steps of the Sikh Cultural Society in Richmond Hill and surrounded by dozens of community Sikhs, state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) joined with northeast Queens lawmakers Sunday to call on tougher measures against discrimination in the workplace. Comment

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Springfield Gardens

Officials welcome first Municipal Credit Union in southern Queens

New York’s oldest credit union is opening its first branch in southern Queens. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Empanadas used as drug mule at JFK: Narc chief

These empanadas are addictive, according to authorities. Comment
South Jamaica

King of Kings barbecue celebrates Jamaica community

Dwayne Walker said he just recently learned about the King of Kings Foundation, a group founded in southern Queens to stop gun violence and promote community involvement, but he was impressed by the group’s message and made the trip to Jamaica for the ninth annual Friends 4 Life community barbecue. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Bravest battle all-hands blaze in Jamaica

JAMAICA — Firefighters responded to an all-hands blaze at a Guatemalan specialty store on Hillside Avenue Sunday afternoon in Jamaica. Comment
Jamaica Hills

Nwajei weighs plans ahead of senior year

Jasmine Nwajei is in a holding pattern in her college search as her senior year is weeks from getting started. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

Jamaica

Jet skier slips past JFK security shield

Officials want to know how a Howard Beach jet skier breached security at John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday night and walked undetected through two runways and into a terminal after becoming stranded in Jamaica Bay on his vessel. Comment
Springfield Gardens

New charter school eyed

Southeast Queens already has three charter schools and, for the time being, that may be all it can comfortably handle. Comment
South Jamaica

Cop shooting suspect still eludes authorities

The NYPD is offering a $22,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of John Thomas, wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a Queens anti-gang sergeant who was shot last week in South Jamaica and later released from the hospital. Comments (1)
Cambria Heights

Queens star heads to Magic

Kyle O’Quinn’s fairy-tale story of basketball rags to riches doesn’t have an end in sight. Comment
Cambria Heights

Community leaders honored at 105th Precinct Night Out

Dozens of people flocked to the 105th Precinct’s National Night Out Against Crime, held on Aug 4. at Cabbell/Cambria Heights Park, located at 121st Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Southeast Queens gets 70 Impact Zone cops

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that 70 newly minted police officers have been assigned to the Impact Zone straddling the 103rd and 113th precincts, where murders have risen sharply in the past year. Comment
Jamaica

City holds gun buy-back program

City agencies are offering cash to get guns off the street. Comment
Richmond Hill

Police identify woman whose body was found in Richmond Hill attic

RICHMOND HILL - Police identified the remains of a woman found Aug. 4 in the attic of a man who committed suicide as Samantha Bermudez, a 19-year-old Hispanic woman from Washington Heights. Comment
Jamaica

Queens Week b-ball program continues growth in Jamaica

What Haron “H2O” Hargrave saw as a possible one-time thing is now a continuing and blossoming event. Comment

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