Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012


Santa lands at JFK

The Community Mayors Inc. held its annual Operation Santa Claus for about 4,000 children in an airplane hangar provided by the Port Authority Police. Comment

Scarborough holds annual toy drive

State Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-Jamaica) will host a kids holiday party and toy give-away to make Christmas merry for hundreds of foster care and shelter children. Comment

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012


Rosedale school sets example with healthy habits

PS 195 in Rosedale is helping to lead the way in encouraging students, parents and teachers throughout southeast Queens to develop healthier habits. Comment

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Far Rockaway

Queens Library receives $50 donation to rebuild after Sandy

Queens Library received a $50,000 donation from several Turkish-American organizations on Friday, including Turkish Cultural Center Queens, Helping Hands Relief Foundation and Kimse Yok Mu. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012


York nears completion on biz building design

York College is about two-thirds of the way through the design phase for a much-needed, 160,000-square-foot facility to house its business program, a conference center and the school’s front offices, the college’s president said last week. Comment

JetBlue terminal to expand

An arm of the New York City Economic Development Corp. Tuesday approved the sale of close to $200 million in tax-exempt bonds to help JetBlue build an expansion to its Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comment
Far Rockaway

Vets help four-legged friends affected by Sandy

The impacts of Hurricane Sandy have reached beyond only humans, leaving some animals at risk of becoming stranded or abandoned. Comment

Woman accused of bilking state of over $1K in taxes: state inspector general

JAMAICA — An employee at the state Division of Motor Vehicles was arrested Monday and charged with falsifying documents in order to avoid paying her fair share of taxes on the Porsche she bought in Texas, authorities said. Comment

Sandy Scammers

A plumber who has been working in the Rockaways and the south shore of Staten Island since Hurricane Sandy hit warns that unlicensed and poorly trained hacks posing as plumbers are incorrectly telling storm victims that it is safe to turn on their heat and hot water when any real plumber would know it is not. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012


Jury convicts Ozone Park man of fatally shooting teen in 2010

An Ozone Park man who was charged in the 2010 shooting death of a teenager outside a Richmond Hill bar was found guilty of murder by a jury in Queens Supreme Court Friday. Comments (2)
Far Rockaway

MTA sells goods to benefit storm-scarred Rockaways

A revived train line helping the Rockaways stay mobile is also generating cash to fund relief efforts for the peninsula this holiday season. Comment
Far Rockaway

Police seeks public assistance in robbery (with video of suspect)

FAR ROCKAWAY — The NYPD was looking for the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted for allegedly robbing a 58-year-old woman. Comment

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

South Ozone Park

Aid gives his heart to cook for victims

While most hurricane helpers who donated time and energy to storm aid received accolades for their hard work, Doug Scarlett ended up with heart attack symptoms and a night in the emergency room. Comment
Far Rockaway

Rockaway gets holiday help

Hurricane or no hurricane, the holidays are arriving right on schedule, so now some officials are using the season to drum up help for Superstorm Sandy victims in the Rockaways. Comment

Victims of foster abuse get $10M

The city last week agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that for almost two decades its child welfare system failed to protect 10 special-needs children from serious physical and emotional abuse by a Laurelton foster parent who manipulated the “dysfunctional bureaucracy” solely for financial gain. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Far Rockaway

Rockaway residents to receive federal disaster food assistance

Some Rockaways residents are eligible to receive temporary food assistance from the federal government following the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, but they will have to travel to Brooklyn in order to apply for the aid. Comment

Sandy opens up new job chances for thousands

At the end of November, the state received a $27 million federal grant to put 5,000 unemployed New Yorkers to work cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy, and by the first week of December the state Department of Labor had received 30,000 applications for those jobs. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

St. Albans

Gun in Manhattan killing fired in St. Albans: Cops (with video of suspect)

ST. ALBANS — Police said Tuesday ballistics tests revealed that the gun used to kill a man on a busy Midtown Manhattan street Monday was also used to shoot up a house in southeast Queens three years ago. Comment

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