Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012


JCAL celebrates 40th anniversary

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning celebrated its 40th anniversary with festivities at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

St. Albans

St. Albans rally hopes to curb sickle stigma

About one in every 500 African Americans is born with sickle cell disease and advocates for a cure said those who suffer from the condition face stigmas due to a lack of understanding. Comment

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Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012

Queens Village

Clark captures primary win

State Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) pulled in more than 63 percent of the vote last week in her Democratic primary victory over Cambria Heights resident Clyde Vanel, according to the city’s preliminary results. Comment

Cops seek public’s help in searching for robber

ROSEDALE — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of a Capital One Bank. Comment
Far Rockaway

Man with warrant found sprawled on A train seats: NYPD

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police said they arrested a man taking up more than his fair share of space on the A train after it was revealed he not only allegedly had a warrant out for his arrest, but also a loaded gun in his backpack. Comment

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012


Sanders seat open after win

With City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) on his way to Albany, a special election for his seat will not be called until after he has taken the oath of office Jan. 1. Comment

Rufus King ceremony ushers immigrants to citizenship

Celidez Arvelo was choked with emotion Monday when after 11 years in this country she could finally call herself an American citizen. Comment
St. Albans

‘Ella’ musical brings jazz spirit back to Queens

How many people know that Queens, starting in the 1920s, was once home to a colony of jazz greats? Many of them had sumptuous homes within a few blocks of each other in Addesleigh Park, although Louis Armstrong was famous for living in Corona. Among the denizens of Addesleigh Park back then was Ella Fitzgerald, and a new musical about her, called simply “Ella,” will premier at the Queens Theatre on Sept. 27. Comment

Playing the Race Card

It isn’t unusual in city politics for someone to play the race card when an elected official is accused of corruption, but usually the people playing the card try for subtlety. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Richmond Hill

Sanders ousts Huntley in primary

Fresh off his Democratic Party primary victory last week, City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) is planning on getting right down to business in Rochdale Village, his opponent’s home turf. Comment
Cambria Heights

Youth learn pro health from medics to the stars

High school athletes from Queens learned that being a sports star is about more than having a rocket for an arm. Comment

FBI says hijack threat at JFK was a hoax

JAMAICA — Authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport said a false bomb threat called in on three planes Monday was a hoax. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

South Ozone Park

Casino brings boxing to Queens this week

Resorts World Casino will take a swing at the fights when it hosts a championship night of boxing on the casino grounds in South Ozone Park Saturday. Comment

Agents bust workers in JFK booze scam

A mini-booze bottle scam netted big bucks and free drinks for airport employees accused in a $750,000 criminal caper that raised serious questions about security at John F. Kennedy international Airport, according to the Queens district attorney. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

NYPD eyeing off-duty cop’s Qns stab story

The NYPD’s internal-affairs investigators were looking into whether or not an off-duty officer stabbed himself last week when he claimed he was attacked during a home invasion at his place in South Jamaica last week, according to police and the New York Post. Comment
St. Albans

St. Albans man charged in NFL brother shooting

ST. ALBANS — A 23-year-old man from St. Albans was arraigned on charges Monday in the January attempted murder of Calvin Ogletree, the older brother of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and Holy Cross alumnus Kevin Ogletree, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment
South Jamaica

Baisley Houses teen, 17, killed in Brooklyn: Cops

BROOKLYN — A teenager from the Baisley Park Houses was gunned down in Brooklyn last week, according to the NYPD. Comments (1)

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012


Sanders scores major victory over Huntley in Senate race

In a hotly contested race in southeast Queens, City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) defeated state Sen. Shirley Huntley in the Democratic Party primary Thursday. She was seeking her fourth term when she was indicted on criminal charges last month. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

Queens Village

Clark wins re-election to 14th term in Assembly

Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) assured herself a 14th term as a state legislator Thursday when she fended off a challenge from Cambria Heights resident Clyde Vanel in the Democratic Party primary. Comments (1)

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