Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012


Jamaica bakery serves Dominican specialties

The traditional Dominican cake follows the basic recipe Americans would recognize as that of a pound cake: a pound each of flour, butter and sugar. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

Far Rockaway

Queens nonprofit takes turkey to Sandy victims

A nutrition-oriented Whitestone nonprofit cooked Thanksgiving dinner for flood victims last Thursday, although disaster experts caution that there is a point where free grub can do more harm than good. Comment

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Richmond Hill

City fights to block after-school worship

The city’s lawyers were back in a courtroom last week asking a federal appeals panel to overturn a ruling that prohibited the city Department of Education from barring religious institutions from holding worship services in public school buildings during after-school hours. Comment

Foul-prone Cardinals fall against Wesleyan in N.C.

A large free-throw discrepancy proved to be the difference for the York College men’s basketball team as they lost to North Carolina Wesleyan College 80-76 in the final game of the Roger Taylor Invitational Sunday afternoon. Comment

What Now?

After Election Day, members of Clergy United for Community Empowerment gathered for a breakfast at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center in St. Albans sponsored by U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, who was re-elected. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012


Tourists travel to Jamiaca Ave. for Black Friday discounts

Tucked in between large, national stores such as Old Navy and Marshall’s, small boutiques line Jamaica Avenue’s shopping district for more than a dozen blocks, offering an assorted mix — with a heavy emphasis on fashion — of bargains that draw shoppers all year long and especially on Black Friday. Comment
Springfield Gardens

Charity braves chill to assist storm victims

During the bitter cold Thanksgiving weekend, volunteers handed out hot meals, clothing and blankets at a charity drive in Springfield Gardens geared toward those hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. Comment

Couple arrested in iPhone theft from passenger at JFK: Post

JAMAICA — A JetBlue flight attendant and her boyfriend were arrested in connection with the theft of an iPhone from a traveler at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the New York Post reported. Comment

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

Cambria Heights

Clark renews push to double speeding fines

Following the death of one of her constituents in a motor vehicle accident, state Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) is renewing her push to raise the fines for speeding in residential neighborhoods. Comment

Stop-and-frisk down almost 50 percent in 115th Precinct

Through the first nine months of the year, the number of stop-and-frisks the police conducted across the city was down dramatically from the same period in 2011 and on pace for the biggest year-to-year decline during the Bloomberg administration. But downtown Jamaica was not keeping pace with the drop. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012


Holocaust survivor reunites with woman who hid her

Shoshana Golan was just 6 when she left the Dudziak home in liberated Poland in 1945 with a group of children orphaned by the Holocaust. Comment
Far Rockaway

Goodwill revives Rockaways

Residents of many neighborhoods in Queens awoke to a world without electricity and heat the morning after Hurricane Sandy lashed the East Coast with villainous rage and now that world of cold and perpetual darkness has become the new normal for many in the borough’s seaside communities. Comment

Workers protest JFK security

As John F. Kennedy International Airport hummed last week with pre-Thanksgiving travelers, airport security workers and their supporters protested, calling attention to inadequate training that they contend jeopardize travelers. Comment
Far Rockaway

Far Rock man charged in murder of relative on LI: Nassau PD

LONG ISLAND — A Far Rockaway man was arrested Monday after he allegedly shot and killed a relative on Long Island, Nassau County police said. Comment
Jamaica Hills

Lewinger passes coach job

JoAnn Arbitello’s cellphone rang as she was walking through the aisles at BJ’s two weeks ago and Joe Lewinger was on the other line. When she picked up, the Mary Louis athletic director informed her he was retiring as varsity girls’ basketball coach and promoting her to do the job. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Far Rockaway

Police take into custody suspect in boro murder

ROCKAWAYS — A 21-year-old man was shot and killed in front of 43-12 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Friday, police said. Comment
Richmond Hill

Girl, 14 months, hurt during car crash: Post

RICHMOND HILL — A 14-month-old girl, who had not been riding in a car seat, was in serious condition at Long Island Jewish Hospital after a two-car crash in Richmond Hill involving the minivan she was riding in Monday, according to a report in the New York Post. Comments (2)

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012

Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis hoops coach Lewinger retires but continues role as athletic director

Joe Lewinger has retired as Mary Louis girls basketball coach to focus on his duties as the school’s athletic director. Lewinger, who spent 11 seasons on the Hilltoppers bench, informed the team earlier this week that he would be stepping away and assistant coach JoAnn Arbitello would take over as coach. Comment

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