Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012


Jamaica center will use grant to fight HIV in the transgender community

Although HIV/AIDS rates have generally been on the decline, transgender women of color are still at alarmingly high risk of contracting the disease, although one Jamaica health clinic is hoping a new funding stream will allow it to reduce some of the exposure in the transgender population. Comments (2).
South Richmond Hill

Woman electrocuted by live power line in South Richmond Hill

Friends and colleagues of a makeup artist were in mourning after the 23-year-old was killed by a downed electrical line in Richmond Hill Monday. Comments (17).
South Ozone Park

Hit jackpot at boro racino’s Genting Palace

When it opened, Resorts World Casino attracted customers to the gaming floor with a veritable sensory overload of flashing lights, ringing bells and clanging coins. Comment.

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012


Jamaica man, 48, missing since Friday

JAMAICA — A 48-year-old man has been missing from his Jamaica home since Friday, NYPD said. Comment.

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

South Ozone Park

Resorts World hosts job fair for thousands seeking work

As the national dialogue focuses on unemployment numbers heading into the presidential election, thousands of residents worked their way into a job fair at Resorts World Casino in South Ozone Park Friday. Comment.

Jennings rules out taxes to lower debt

Southeast Queens congressional candidate Allan Jennings is not about to let a defeat — or a political title, for that matter — keep him down. Comment.

Jamaica teacher sentenced to 6 months in sex with teen case

JAMAICA — A Queens judge sentenced a former teacher at a Jamaica intermediate school to six months in prison after he pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old student in 2009, the New York Post reported. Comment.

Tito fires up York

The Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra brought its Latin tunes to the York College Performing Arts Center Oct. 13. He performed “Ran Kan Kan,” “Oye Como Va,” “El Cayuco” and included a special dedication to Puente’s son called “Complications”. Comment.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012


Three candidates seek SE Queens congressional seat

Three candidates are vying for southeast Queens’ congressional seat in the Nov. 6 general election. Comment.

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South Jamaica

Board tables fast-food chain upgrade decision

Community Board 12 voted last week to table the decision to renew a variance for a revamped McDonald’s in South Jamaica. Comment.

Heroin found on man in JFK: Customs

JAMAICA — A customs officer allegedly found 2 pounds of heroin earlier this month in the luggage of a Bronx resident coming into John F. Kennedy International Airport from the Dominican Republic, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection New York field office said. Comment.
South Ozone Park

John Adams wins boro title for third consecutive year

The division-clinching game reinforced everything Alex Navarette believed about his veteran team. Comment.

Juvenile Justice

A new boarding home for delinquent teenagers recently opened in South Ozone Park as part of an effort to keep rehabilitating youths close to their families — and already area residents are complaining. Comment.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012


CB 12 seeks answer to dirt bike dispute

Community Board 12’s third-largest park may just end up being a solution to southeast Queens’ two-wheeled problem. Comments (5).

Pro-life rallies on rise at Choices Women’s Center

The president of the Choices Women’s Medical Center, which performs abortions among other women’s health care services, said protests against the clinic at its new Jamaica location have increased in recent months. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Cuomo takes reins in state racing reform

Now that’s a horse of a different color. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Cops seeking man who touched woman, 18

JAMAICA HILLS — NYPD officers were asking if the public knows the whereabouts of a man who groped a teenage girl in Jamaica Hills earlier this month. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

St. Albans

Nassau DA arraigns Queens man in cop shooting

Nassau County’s district attorney Thursday filed charges against the St. Albans man accused of killing a Nassau County police officer and a Brooklyn man Tuesday in cold blood and the Queens DA announced the arrest of a man suspected of helping the accused to evade prosecution. Comments (1).

Jamaica man to face trial in bomb plot

Federal prosecutors have until mid-November to convene a grand jury and indict a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man who was living in Jamaica when he allegedly tried to detonate a bomb outside the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan last week. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Activists laud end to hotel

Community members claimed victory last week after a long fight to stop construction of a “hot-sheet motel” near Springfield Gardens High School reached a conclusion they said was much more appropriate for the neighborhood. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

St. Albans

Suspected cop killer nabbed

After a 7-1/2-hour manhunt along the Queens/Nassau border Tuesday, police said they arrested a double murder suspect in St. Albans Tuesday night who earlier in the day gunned down a Nassau County cop and moments later killed an innocent motorist in a carjacking, according to Nassau and Queens law enforcement officials. Comments (5).
Richmond Hill

Baldeo turns self in amid fraud charges

Former City Council candidate and current Queens District Leader Albert Baldeo turned himself in to the FBI Wednesday on charges of fraud and obstruction of justice, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan said Wednesday. Comments (2).

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