Jamaica Times

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


CityRib fills sit-down dining void in Jamaica

Walk past the Italian Renaissance-style facade of the old Queens Family Courthouse around Happy Hour, and you’re likely to view a scene downtown Jamaica has been waiting on for some time. Comments (1)

Council legislation protects people from cops

Bob Friedrich’s July 12-18 column criticizing the Community Safety Act was misleading and inflammatory. Comments (6)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


JAMS is sweet on southeast Queens

Nearly two decades ago, a group of Jamaica residents decided it was time for somebody to highlight the diverse talents of southeast Queens. Comments (1)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Far Rockaway

Far Rock man stands up for bungalows

Far Rockaway’s Beachside Bungalows have been given a guardian by the name of Richard George. Comments (1)

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

South Jamaica

Rockaway man gets 25 years for shooting death of witness

A Far Rockaway man Tuesday received the maximum prison sentence of 25 years for the shooting death of a witness who testified againsthim in an earlier case, the Queens DA said. Comments (12)

SUV driver dies in Rosedale crash

A 23-year-old man was killed after his 2013 Lexus SUV struck a fence and a pole in Rosedale early Sunday, the NYPD said. Comment

Two libraries plan to grow with Council funds

The Laurelton and Rosedale libraries took a step toward building second floors with more than $2.5 million in city funds allocated this year by City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton). Comment

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Man helps Jamaica suit up for new jobs

Some people need a suit to wear to a job interview, while others need a job to interview for. Kevin Livingston has both ends covered. Comment

Briarwood woman beats back cancer

A 27-year-old Briarwood woman diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer last month was left to fend for herself in an insurance black hole before state health care providers steered her toward a Queens facility and saved her from an uncertain future. Comment
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway man goes missing: Cops

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man in Far Rockaway, cops said. Comment

S. Jamaica’s 50 Cent made his name as rapper, actor

During an almost 20-year career as a recording artist in rap music, Curtis Jackson III, a native of South Jamaica, has been better known by his stage name: 50 Cent. Comments (1)

Friday, July 26, 2013


Elderly woman waits 70 minutes for ambulance after slip and fall

A 96-year-old woman waited longer than an hour for an ambulance to arrive after she took a fall inside a Jamaica nursing home Monday, a staffer said, in yet the latest episode of the city’s beleaguered, new 911 call system. Comments (1)
Richmond Hill

Ballerina makes the leap home to Richmond Hill

It was an afternoon of ballet memories. Comments (1)

Councilman Wills’ opponent cashing in funds

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) is facing a challenge from a well-funded opponent in southeast Queens, and as the weeks creep closer to the Sept. 10 Democratic primary his name keeps popping up in the wrong places. Comments (2)

Jamaica clinic confronts obesity

On the heels of the American Medical Association’s designation of obesity as a disease, a downtown Jamaica health clinic is launching a culturally tailored campaign to help southeast Queens fight the battle of the bulge. Comments (1)
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway teen goes missing: NYPD

FAR ROCKAWAY — An 18-year-old girl disappeared from her Trist Place home Monday, according to police, and cops are hoping the public can help track her down. Comments (2)
Springfield Gardens

Man charged in five church break-ins: Queens DA

SOUTHEAST QUEENS — A Brooklyn man was arrested and charged with pilfering more than $7,000 worth of items he allegedly amassed during a week-long spree at several churches, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Young father gunned down outside Jamaica home: Family

A 28-year-old father of two was shot outside his Jamaica home early Wednesday morning as he headed to work, his family and police said. Comments (6)

Laurelton nonprofit prez pleads guilty to larceny

The attorney for Van Holmes, the president of a Laurelton nonprofit who pleaded guilty earlier this week to pocketing tens of thousands of public dollars, said his office will be paying refunds to the parents whose children were enrolled in Holmes’ now-defunct summer camp. Comments (1)

Boxer Emile Griffith, 77, called SE Qns. home

Boxing legend Emile Griffith, who began preparing for his glory days in the ring at the Gil Clancy Gym in Queens, died Tuesday. He was 77. Comments (3)
St. Albans

St. Albans woman charged with assault: DA

ST. ALBANS — A 32-year-old woman was charged with first-degree assault after she allegedly shook her 3-month-old daughter, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1)

Half-naked man runs through JFK: Port Authority

JOHN F. KENNEDY AIRPORT — A shirtless man ran into an unoccupied terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday morning, but he did not get far before authorities had him wearing handcuffs, authorities said. Comment

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


SE Queens non-profit head pleads guilty to stealing funds allocated by Huntley

A week after he was arrested, the head of a Laurelton youth camp agreed Tuesday to pay back tens of thousands of dollars in public money he scammed from the do-nothing nonprofit, authorities said. Comments (1)

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