Jamaica Times

Monday, April 29, 2013

Jamaica Hills

Queens Hospital opens redone geriatric clinic

Queens Hospital Center cut the ribbon on an expanded geriatric clinic last week, the latest project funded by state grant money to counteract borough hospital closures. Comment.
Far Rockaway

SIX MONTHS LATER: Rockaway residents navigate morning commute after Sandy [With Video]

They live just 16 blocks apart, but Far Rockaway residents Devaney Brown and Abisoye Oloruntoba have chosen very different ways to commute to lower Manhattan in the six months following Superstorm Sandy. Subway service into and out of the Rockaways remains suspended as repairs are made on the A line to damage sustained during the storm. Comment.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


JFK, LGA see delays amid wind, furloughs

The unstoppable forces of Mother Nature and Washington gridlock hit earlier this week as Queens’ two airports experienced delays, though just how much of those waits were attributable to fewer air traffic controllers at the helm was hard to pin down. Comment.

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Top Dogg

Hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg made a surprise visit to Jamaica. Comment.

Friday, April 26, 2013


Probation Dept. brings families into new center

A revamped probation program the city introduced in Jamaica over the summer is expected to branch out to Long Island City and Far Rockaway soon. Comment.

Engineering floats students’ boats at Jamaica HS campus

More than two dozen teams of excited students attempted with varying degrees of success to traverse the pool at the Jamaica High School campus last week in cardboard boats held together with duct tape. Comment.

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City moves on trash problem

They say you can’t fight City Hall, but whoever said you can’t give it a motivating kick in the rear end every once in a while? Comment.
Far Rockaway

DeBlasio slams shuttle bus cuts as MTA plans Hamptons express

City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has appealed to the MTA to rescind its decision to curtail A train shuttle bus service in the Rockaways while operating nonstop trains to serve Manhattanites traveling to the Hamptons. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Girlfriend arraigned in Rich Hill stabbing

A Richmond Hill woman with a history of relationship was arraigned on charges of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a knife, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Police on the hunt for serial interboro robbery suspects [With Video]

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — Police were looking for two men wanted in connection with five gunpoint robberies from March 1 through April 18 in Queens and Brooklyn. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

TMLA’s Hobdy shows skills in tourney

Sometimes it takes a little convincing to get Simone Hobdy to play at her best. Comment.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Pols enter not guilty pleas

Two Queens lawmakers, the former vice chairman of the borough’s Republican Party and three co-defendants pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges Tuesday before learning that their next day in court is nearly three months away. Comments (1).

Molloy pitches past Prep

Archbishop Molloy hurler Donovan Armas is quite simply a big game pitcher who is at his best in clutch situations and St. Francis Prep learned that the hard way. Comment.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Smith, Halloran plead not guilty to corruption charges

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) and City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) pleaded not guilty in federal court in White Plains Tuesday to charges that they orchestrated an elaborate scheme to rig the upcoming mayoral election. Comment.

Two-alarm blaze snuffed out in Jamaica building

New York’s Bravest spent about half an hour Monday putting out a fire that broke out in a residential building in Jamaica. Comment.

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