Jamaica Times

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

Far Rockaway

Donut shop owner hosts opening in Rockaways

Business is already doing well for the newest Dunkin’ Donuts in the Rockaways. Comments (1).

Monday, Aug. 26, 2013


Senior last seen at Jamaica subway station: Cops

JAMAICA — Police were looking for a missing elderly woman who was last seen entering the F train subway station at 169th Street last week. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Two teens die in Far Rock car collision with concrete pole: Police

Two teenagers were killed after the car they were riding in hit a concrete pillar holding up the subway in Far Rockaway early Saturday, police said. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

Far Rockaway

Man knocks off Far Rock cellphone store at knifepoint: NYPD [With Video]

FAR ROCKAWAY — A knife-wielding man allegedly ripped off a cellphone store in Far Rockaway earlier this month, police said. Comment.

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013


Southeast Queens demands attention from mayoral field

The city’s mayoral candidates were put on notice that, as of Monday, they had 76 days to show the voters of southeast Queens they are more than just a stop on the campaign trail. Comments (5).

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Richmond Hill

Rich Hill man dies in motorcycle crash: NYPD

RICHMOND HILL — A Richmond Hill man was killed after the motorcycle he was riding struck a parked car in Brooklyn last week, police said. Comment.

Stanners guard Irizarry commits to Manhattan

Nyasha Irizarry said she didn’t quite understand while she was growing up the magnitude of earning a college scholarship to play basketball. Comments (4).

Queens Hospitals on Life Support

Queens is on the brink of a health care crisis that will only become more dire if two more borough facilities close. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

Far Rockaway

Rockaway hospital under financial strain

The future of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital — the only hospital on the Rockaway peninsula — is uncertain, according to staff members, who say that the facility has already closed its chemical dependency unit, transferred ownership of two nursing homes and has failed to expand its emergency department. Comment.
South Jamaica

Famed designer dies in fire

He was an internationally renowned furniture designer who spent the last year of his life living in a studio apartment in a South Jamaica house. Comment.

Royal Ivey set to return to Hollis for annual summer clinic

ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith and city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott are slated to help NBA player Royal Ivey teach children basketball moves during his annual summer clinic in Hollis, organizers said. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Former Knicks star dishes out money advice after hard times

Anthony Mason is working to help others not make the same financial mistakes he did. Comments (7).

Reforming stop-and-frisk will lessen gun violence

In 2003, my childhood friend was a victim of gun violence, murdered in front of his home in South Jamaica. It was an event that changed my life and led to my involvement in government. Comments (4).

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013


Holliswood Hospital shuts its doors

Another Queens hospital shut its doors this week because of financial hardship. Comments (31).
Queens Village

Retired Queens Village cop speaks out on stop-and-frisk

Days after the city filed notice it would appeal a federal judge’s ruling on stop-and-frisk, a retired police captain from Queens Village stood with others earlier this week to voice her support for a package of NYPD reform bills the City Council was scheduled to vote on Thursday. Comment.

Four candidates vie for SE Queens seat

Democratic candidates vying for southeast Queens’ City Council District 28 seat shared their views on education with TimesLedger Newspapers. Comments (3).
South Jamaica

2011 shooting suspect cuffed in South Carolina: DA

A fugitive who allegedly paralyzed a 14-year-old girl when he opened fire on a South Jamaica barbecue in 2011 was arrested Monday in North Carolina and was waiting to be brought back to Queens, where nearly a dozen counts of attempted murder await him, law enforcement officials said. Comments (2).

Transit buff sentenced for 2010 boro joyride

The MTA may want to consider printing some new “If you see something, say something” posters. Comment.
South Jamaica

S. Jamaica teenager assaulted in elevator: Cops [With Video]

SOUTH JAMAICA — A 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in an elevator in the South Jamaica Housing Development last weekend, police said. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013

South Jamaica

Man suspected of shooting 11 people at BBQ arrested in North Carolina: Queens DA

A fugitive who allegedly paralyzed a 14-year-old girl when he opened fire on a South Jamaica barbeque in 2011 was arrested Monday in North Carolina and is waiting to be brought back to the borough where nearly a dozen counts of attempted murder await him, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

South Jamaica blaze claims life of famed furniture designer: Neighbors

An elderly furniture designer died in a South Jamaica blaze early Tuesday morning, his neighbors and a woman who worked with him said. Comment.

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