Jamaica Times

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Richmond Hill

Ozone Park man sentenced for youth’s murder

An Ozone Park man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the shooting death of a 19-year-old youth who was standing outside a Richmond Hill bar in 2010, the Queens district attorney said Tuesday. Comments (1)

Comrie honors southeast Queens community members

Councilman Leroy Comrie held an event at Thomasina’s in St. Albans to honor members of the community who dedicate their time to helping the community. Comment
South Ozone Park

Dallis Bros. serves up perfect cup of joe

At Dallis Bros. Coffee, a 100-year-old coffee roaster in Ozone Park, the goal is to treat coffee the same as other artisanal beverages: with a meticulous eye to every flavorful and aromatic detail. Comment

Everyone must come together to solve nation’s problems

Mr. President, now is the time to deal with all the issues that we, as a country and a people, have been ignoring and stop kicking the can down the road for future generations to deal with. Comments (1)

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013


Sanders’ old Council offices still open for biz

The City Council is divided into 51 districts that serve as points for constituents to access their municipal government on a local level, but for the time being that number stands at 50 — sort of. Comments (1)

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Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

South Jamaica

Anti-gun task force focuses on S. Jamaica

If gun violence is a disease, then South Jamaica’s 113th Precinct is experiencing a public health crisis, and a citywide task force has a plan to treat it as such. Comment

Sandy-hit libraries face slow, costly rebuidling

The Queens Library branch in Arverne smells dank and is cold and dark. Some of the walls are completely stripped. All of the books are gone, many having been lost in the surge during Hurricane Sandy, and what little shelving remains is covered in plastic sheets. Comment

Sutphin BID gives out gifts in Jamaica

The Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District recently handed out presents to families during its Adopt-A-Family program at the Jamaica Market’s Harvest Room. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013


Shooting at Jamaica tavern leaves 27-year-old man dead

A weeks-old grudge could be behind the early Saturday shooting at a Jamaica restaurant. Comment
Jamaica Hills

Cops seek man who stole money from mosque

JAMAICA HILLS — The police were asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for burglarizing the Jamaica Muslim Center last week. Comments (1)

Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

Queens Village

5 boro buses brought back

Jerry Valentine gives guitar lessons throughout northeast Queens and said he relies on public transportation to get around. Comments (1)
Cambria Heights

City plans to close three struggling boro schools

The city earlier this week announced it plans to phase out and replace three Queens schools. Comment
Richmond Hill

Gunman kills one in fight at Flavor Lounge: NYPD

Neighbors of a Richmond Hill bar are fed up after a series of early Sunday fights left one man dead and another wounded. Comment
Queens Village

Two hopefuls kick off beep campaigns

Two candidates for the borough president’s chair kicked off their campaigns with fund-raisers this week. Comment
South Jamaica

Baisley Park woman sentenced to more than 20 years in sister slay

A Baisley Park woman was sentenced to 23 years in prison last week after she admitted to stabbing her sister to death during a heated argument inside the apartment they shared in 2011. Comment
Far Rockaway UPDATED

Far Rock man located

FAR ROCKAWAY — A Far Rockaway senior who had been missing was located and was in good condition, police said early Friday. Comment
Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis upsets Nazareth

Mary Louis Coach Joann Arbitello felt it was time for her team to pick up a signature win after an inconsistent start. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013

South Jamaica

Cuomo lays out gun agenda

In his State of the State address Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a seven-point plan to address “the plague and scourge of gun violence” during the upcoming legislative session. Comments (1)
South Jamaica

Judge orders hold on stop-and-frisk tactic

A Manhattan federal judge overseeing two lawsuits challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policies issued an opinion Tuesday that for the first time during the Bloomberg administration found the controversial police practices to be unconstitutional. Comment

Mayor sets date for southeast Queens special election

While candidates planning to run for City Council seats in November are just starting to pick out color schemes for lawn signs, campaigns to represent the southeastern-most neighborhoods of Queens are in full swing ahead of a special election next month. Comment

Molloy rebounds to beat Holy Cross

Chaz Watler didn’t miss his chance at redemption, draining a buzzer-beating shot to give Archbishop Molloy a thrilling win after nearly costing his team victory. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

Richmond Hill

Rich Hill bar fights leave one dead, another wounded: NYPD

A man was shot and killed outside a Richmond Hill bar early Sunday morning and a second man was treated for a stab wound to the leg, the NYPD said. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013


Shooting in Jamaica restaurant leaves one dead: NYPD

A South Jamaica man was shot and killed and another man wounded Saturday in an early morning shooting in a Jamaica restaurant, the NYPD said. Comment

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