Jamaica Times

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013


Superfund site named under Laurelton shop

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has detected ground contamination underneath a Laurelton dry cleaner adjacent to IS/PS 270 and the St. Luke Baptist Church and said the potential exists for the contamination to affect the air quality inside the cleaner as well as possibly off-site. Comment

NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators weekend

Southeast Queens legislators recently attended the 40th anniversary of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators weekend. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013


Cops seek info on missing Arverne teen

ARVERNE — The NYPD was asking for help identifying the whereabouts of a 15-year-old girl who went missing late last year. Comment

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Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

St. Albans

St. Albans couple charged with sex-trafficking

A foreclosed home in St. Albans was a house of horrors for two young women who were kidnapped, beaten and forced into prostitution allegedly by a man who picked them up off the street by posing as a john, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment
Queens Village FOCUS ON QUEENS

Councilman Mark Weprin honors seniors at SNAP senior program

Councilman Mark Weprin joined the SNAP senior program in Queens Village for its annual Valentine’s Day celebration to honor couples married for more than fifty years. Comment
South Jamaica

Police search for missing South Jamaica woman

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013


America Works finds jobs despite the odds

Dean Banks had been looking for steady work for 10 years. Comment

Two Queens complexes have smoke-free living

Residents in a co-op building at Hilltop Village in Hollis can breath easy in their apartments now that it has snuffed out cigarettes and is completely smoke-free. Comments (2)
Springfield Gardens

Man, 65, killed by car while walking home in Springfield Gardens

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — A 65-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run on Rockaway Boulevard last week. Comments (2)
Jamaica Hills

Mary Louis transfers enjoy star roles at St. Mary’s

Mei-Lynn Bautista knew starting over again wouldn’t be easy for her and close friends Jordan Agustus and McKayla Hernandez after choosing to transfer from Mary Louis to St. Mary’s (L.I.) in September. Comment

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013


Man killed after leaping in front of F train: Cops

BRIARWOOD — A man died after jumping in front of a subway train at a stop near the corner of Queens Boulevard and the Van Wyck Expressway Thursday, police said. Comment

Girl dies mysteriously in Rosedale

ROSEDALE — A 15-year-old girl was found dead outside a Rosedale home Sunday, police said. Authorities said they responded to a 911 call of an unconscious girl at 245-07 135 Ave. and officers found Aeisha Sarooqui, of Kew Gardens Hills, unresponsive with no obvious signs of trauma. The New York Post said authorities were investigating the possibility Sarooqui overdosed. Comment
Block Shots

Stanners seniors eye big finish to cement legacy

Amani Tatum, Carolyn Gallagher and their Archbishop Molloy classmates wrote the perfect script for their Senior Night. And the Stanners hope it was the first of many happy endings to close their careers. Comment

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013


Huntley associates plead guilty in non-profit scam

Staffers at a fake nonprofit funded with taxpayer dollars by former state Sen. Shirley Huntley agreed Wednesday to pay back nearly $30,000 they stole from the state after the disgraced lawmaker pleaded guilty last week to covering up the scheme, authorities said. Comments (1)

Race for Sanders’ seat still not decided

Despite the fact that two City Council candidates had each claimed victory in southeast Queens’ special election, by the next night the city Board of Elections had yet to count the votes on a missing memory stick, and it may be weeks before an official winner is declared. Comment

Sen. Malcolm Smith spent donor dollars at restaurants, hotels

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) received more than 86,000 votes in November, which was more than enough to secure him another term in office considering the fact he ran unopposed in 2012. Comments (1)

Turnstile jumper arrested in rape case: Police

JAMAICA — A suspect’s refusal to pay a subway toll led to his arrest for an alleged rape, police said. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013


[Updated] Richard, Osina both claim victory in tight Council race

As of the early hours Wednesday morning, two City Council candidates had claimed victory in southeast Queens’ special election, and it may be weeks before a winner is officially declared. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013


Voters head to the polls in southeast Queens special election

TVoters headed to the polls throughout the day Tuesday to decide the outcome in southeast Queens’ hotly contested special election. Some of the City Council hopefuls who were in Laurelton making a last-minute push to grab undecided votes appeared to have put the rhetoric of their campaigns behind them. Comment

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013


Missing Jamaica woman found dead on Breezy Point beach

The body of a Queens woman who had been missing since December was discovered on the beach in Breezy Point Saturday and police were looking for clues as to what happened to her. Comment

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