Jamaica Times

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

St. Albans

Sweet sounds of jazz in St. Albans

Music lovers flocked to St. Albans last weekend for the 11th annual St. Albans Jazz Festival. Comments (1)

Monday, July 22, 2013


Sandy no match for Rockaway vet event

They were hurt serving their country and not even the devastation left in Superstorm Sandy’s wake could stop Rockaway residents from honoring the group of 32 soldiers during the annual three-day Wounded Warrior Project. Comment

Sunday, July 21, 2013

St. Albans

MLB gives All-Star Week gift to St. Albans Veterans hospital

America’s pastime paid tribute to those who served in the name of Old Glory when Major League Baseball unveiled a renovated outdoor space at the Veterans Affairs hospital in St. Albans earlier this week. Comment

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Motorist killed in Rosedale crash: Cops

ROSEDALE — A young man from Richmond Hill was killed last week when his convertible spun out of control and flipped over on the Sunrise Highway, police said. Comment

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Richmond Hill

South Asians await Bengali ballots

The borough’s South Asian community last week cautiously celebrated the news that the city Board of Elections will provide Bengali-language ballots for this year’s city elections. Comments (3)
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill husband gets 18 years in wife’s stabbing slay

An estranged husband who stabbed his wife to death in their Richmond Hill home last summer and tried to cover up his bloody crime was sentenced to 18 years in prison earlier this week, the borough’s district attorney said. Comments (1)

A Tragic Case

The Florida jury’s decision to acquit George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin reverberated through Queens and the rest of the city, where calls were issued to dismantle “shoot first” laws. Comments (5)

Friday, July 19, 2013


Donations dry up for Sen. Smith after his arrest

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), the embattled southeast Queens lawmaker who has taken heat in the past for treating his campaign account as a personal piggy bank, may have to make some lifestyle changes soon. Comments (3)
Queens Village

Van Buren faces co-location

The city is considering the co-location of a charter school at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village that could cut 500 seats, a city Education Department spokesman said, despite borough leaders’ concerns. Comment

Gennaro blasts safety act at crime camera unveiling

City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) hailed new NYPD cameras in Briarwood last week, but warned a bill passed by the Council could put the freshly installed crime-fighting tools in jeopardy. Comments (1)

JFK bomb plot conviction upheld: NY Post

JAMAICA — A Trinidadian imam who was part of a failed bomb plot at John F. Kennedy International Airport was rightfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison, a federal appeals court said, according to the New York Post. Comments (1)
The Civic Scene

Common Core standards will do more harm than good

Hurricane Sandy devastated whole communities throughout New York City. Schools in these areas that were not damaged became community centers for people displaced by the storm. Even today, some homes have not been rebuilt. Comment

Thursday, July 18, 2013

South Jamaica

SE Queens mulls over Zimmerman verdict

In southeast Queens, where the issues of racism and gun violence — and the point where the two often meet — are everyday realities, the acquittal of George Zimmerman Saturday night in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has sparked impassioned conversations about prejudice in America. Comments (12)

SE Queens nonprofit prez arrested on fraud charges

In the latest installment of the sweeping corruption probes to hit Queens, the president of a Laurelton nonprofit that received thousands of dollars in member items from several borough lawmakers was arrested Tuesday and charged with pocketing the cash, authorities said. Comments (5)

H&M eyed for Jamaica Ave.

A Manhattan-based real estate firm that lured Swedish retailer H&M to downtown Brooklyn’s revitalized Fulton Mall may be looking to do the same on Jamaica Avenue, a source said. Comment
St. Albans

Comrie makes exit from boro prez race

With a weak fund-raising showing that put him hundreds of thousands of dollars behind the top contenders in the borough president race, City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) announced over the weekend he was dropping out of the contest. Comments (1)
St. Albans

Sample the best of Jamaica at Jerk Festival

Jamaica celebrates everything musical, edible and traditional from its Caribbean namesake this Sunday at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Roy Wilkins Park. Comment
South Jamaica

S. Jamaica grandmother killed in blaze: Neighbors

A doting 50-year-old Trinidadian grandmother died in an early morning blaze in South Jamaica Wednesday, a spokesman for the Fire Department and her neighbors said. Comments (3)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

South Jamaica

Grandmother killed in South Jamaica fire

A 50-year-old woman died in an early morning blaze in South Jamaica Wednesday, a spokesman for the Fire Department and her neighbors said. Comment

Monday, July 15, 2013

St. Albans

Queens copes with scorching heat wave

Queens residents were feeling the wrath of another heat wave Monday, with scorching temperatures expected to continue throughout the week, the National Weather Service said. Comment

Saturday, July 13, 2013

St. Albans

Comrie drops out of Queens beep race

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) dropped out of the borough president race Saturday, his campaign said. Comment

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