Jamaica Times

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Queens Village

FOCUS ON QUEENS: United Negro College Fund honors volunteers during MLK breakfast

The Greater New York Inter-Alumni Council of the United Negro College Fund recently held its Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Breakfast at Antun’s in Queens Village. Sylvester Wise served as the event’s featured speaker. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013

South Richmond Hill

Couple arrested after alleged pick up of delivered pot: Post

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — A couple was arrested after they allegedly had 30 pounds of marijuana delivered to a pediatric medical center via FedEx at 115th Street and Liberty Avenue last week, according to a report in the New York Post. Comment.
Queens Village

Our Lady of Lourdes celebrates Catholic Schools Week with international festival

Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a performance by students during Sunday Mass and an International Festival. Comment.

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013

Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gds. man guilty of killing girlfriend, toddler

A Springfield Gardens man faces life in prison after he was convicted last week of strangling his pregnant girlfriend and then lighting a deadly fire inside her apartment that killed her 2-year-old son as he slept. Comment.

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Jamaica Hills

Proposed QHC residence raises concerns at town hall

Scores of angry community members gathered to protest a Queens Hospital Center proposal to turn one of its vacant buildings into a residence for low-income individuals and people living with chronic health conditions, mental illness or HIV/AIDS at a town hall meeting last week. Comment.

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Cambria Heights

Sen. Smith explains decision to join IDC

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) told a standing-room-only crowd last week that he joined the Senate’s new coalition government in order to get results for his community and he said the move has already paid off. Comment.
Queens Village

DA indicts nine in Qns. Village insurance scam

An investigation dating back to 2008 has resulted in the indictment of nine individuals and a Queens Village medical clinic for an alleged insurance scam that bilked no-fault insurers out of $150,000, the Queens district attorney said this week. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Poor first quarter dooms Mary Louis in loss

Mary Louis Coach JoAnn Arbitello has grown far too familiar with her team performing poorly for one quarter each game. It’s become a trend she isn’t happy with. Comment.

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013


Jamaica man pleads guilty in Federal Reserve bomb plot

The young Bangladeshi man who attempted to blow up the Federal Reserve last fall with a phony bomb supplied by the authorities faces life in prison after he pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court Thursday, the prosecutor handling the case said. Comment.

Three teenagers stabbed in Jamaica subway station [With Video]

Police Tuesday released surveillance images of one of two teens who allegedly stabbed three others on a Jamaica subway platform a day earlier.. Comments (2).

Laurelton considers historic-district designation

Built as a planned community in the earlier part of the 20th century, Laurelton was notable for its variety of Colonial Revival-style homes and landscaped center malls that stretch up and down several streets crisscrossing the neighborhood. Comments (4).
South Jamaica

SE Queens competitors sound off

Can a Jewish candidate capitalize on a crowded field of black City Council hopefuls and win this month’s special election for southeast Queens’ vacant Council seat? Comments (3).

Police seek public help in catching Rosedale bank robbery suspect

ROSEDALE — Police were asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Rosedale last month. Comment.
Queens Village

Queens Republicans prep for annual Lincoln dinner

The country’s oldest Republican club will host its 138th anniversary Lincoln dinner this weekend with a packed agenda full of dinner, dancing, and honorees throughout the borough, the group said. Comments (1).

Contractor at JFK stole employees’ wages: AG

A contractor at John F. Kennedy International Airport was arrested last week for allegedly stealing more than $100,000 in wages owed to his union employees and concealing the haul in the bank account of a Florida company he ran, authorities said. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Teens robbed victim of his cellphone: Police

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police were seeking assistance in identifying two suspects wanted in connection with a mugging in South Richmond Hill last week. Comment.
Far Rockaway

BLOCK SHOTS: Fatukasi signs with UConn after Sandy

Folorunso “Foley” Fatukasi’s upbeat nature never changes, not through Hurricane Sandy costing his family their home, not through living in hotel rooms eating fast food with four other family members and not through waiting months to return to school at Beach Channel High School. Comment.

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013


[UPDATED WITH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO] Three stabbed on J-train platform: Police

Three men were stabbed at the Parsons Boulevard subway station in Jamaica Monday afternoon, and police were on the hunt for two suspects who took off on foot, according to the NYPD. Comments (1).

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