Jamaica Times

Monday, Oct. 15, 2012


More must be done to clean up politics

For three of the most powerful men in our state to be involved in using $103,000 to quiet several female staffers and include $32,000, supposedly provided by the accused, proves there is something wrong and that this should be looked into immediately. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

South Ozone Park

Chef from Astoria wins $1M by playing state’s Powerball

An unemployed Greek chef from Astoria was one of several lucky winners of the New York State Lottery recognized at Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park last Thursday. Comments (1)

Man stole cellphone from woman on train: Police (WITH VIDEO)

JAMAICA — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of stealing a woman’s cell phone on an E train at the Jamaica-Van Wyck subway station Sept. 20, authorities said. Comment

Burundi dancers perform at York College

The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi showcase their energy, musicianship and heritage during a performance at York College Oct. 2. The show, called “Two Acts,” featured continuous dancing and drum beats and was divided into two 42-minute acts. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012

South Ozone Park

Resorts World pans criticism of hirings

The city’s first casino is defending its employment numbers after accusations by civic groups that the company did not hire enough employees from Queens. Comment
South Jamaica

Erica Ford’s LIFE Camp celebrates 10th anniversary

Erica Ford celebrated the 10th anniversary of her anti-violence group LIFE Camp with a barbecue at her new South Jamaica office Monday, where community members shared not only stories of loss but ones of inspiration and healing. Comment
South Ozone Park

Duo pleads guilty to prostituting teenage girl: Brown

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said two men’s recent guilty pleas of forcing a 14-year-old into prostitution is the latest of eight sex trafficking convictions obtained by his office since tougher penalties for such crimes took effect in 2007. Comment

Jamaica army officer maintains innocence in ‘70 triple murder

Jeffrey Robert MacDonald, a former U.S. Army doctor, is best known for allegedly murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters in 1970. Comment

Second Thoughts about New Runway

We welcome the decision by the Port Authority to hold a public hearing on its plan to extend one of John F. Kennedy International Airport’s runways closer to protected wetlands and residential neighborhoods. Comment

Friday, Oct. 12, 2012


Southeast Qns sounds off on JFK runway

The Port Authority got an earful last week when residents of southeast Queens finally got their chance to sound off the agency’s plan to extend one of John F. Kennedy International Airport’s runways closer to residential neighborhoods. Comment

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Cambria Heights

Campus Magnet football plagued by turnovers in loss

Eric Barnett preaches the concept of ball security to his team, but it appears his words fell upon deaf ears after the Bulldogs’ showing against Port Richmond. Comment

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012


Meeks pal pleads guilty to fraud

A real estate agent with questionable ties to U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) pleaded guilty Wednesday to defrauding financial institutions in order to obtain mortgages for homes in southeast Queens. Comment
Richmond Hill

Man fatally shot after Rich Hill fight: Witnesses

Police were investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another injured after a brawl in a Richmond Hill billiards hall early Saturday morning, according to the NYPD and witnesses. As of Tuesday, no one had been arrested, according to the NYPD. Comment

Boro pre-foreclosures approach record high

The number of newly foreclosed homes in Queens fell to its lowest point in two years during the third quarter of 2012, according to a recent report, but experts warn the new figures do not indicate a light at the end of the tunnel for struggling borough homeowners. Comment

United Black Men of Qns to award 15 scholarships

Taking a break from his biology studies at Penn State University, 18-year-old Clinton Aiyedun said he would not be the young man he is today were it not for his mentors at the United Black Men of Queens. Comment

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

South Ozone Park

S. Ozone teens killed in LI crash

A car carrying five Queens teens careened off a Long Island road and hit a number of trees, slicing the car in half and killing the passengers and injuring the driver over the Columbus Day weekend, state police said. Comment
South Jamaica

Alleged cop-shooter arraigned on charge of attempted murder

The man accused of shooting a police officer in South Jamaica during a late night chase in August appeared in Queens Supreme Court last Thursday, where he was arraigned on an attempted murder charge. Comments (1)

Woman in Rockaway stabbed to death: Cops

ROCKAWAY — Police said they discovered the body of a 39-year-old woman at a house on 65-27 Seaspray Ave. last week after they were called with reports of a missing person. Comment

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012

Richmond Hill

Man shot and killed after billiards fight in Richmond Hill: NYPD and witnesses

One man was killed and another was injured in a shooting that took place in Richmond Hill early Saturday following a fight at a billiards hall, police and witnesses said. Comments (7)

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