Jamaica Times

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017


Music icon Russell Simmons denies sex assault allegations

Music mogul Russell Simmons, a Hollis native, continues to deny all accusations that he committed rape and sexual assault, allegations that prompted the New York Police Department to open an investigation last week. Comment

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017


Two Far Rockaway renewal schools to be closed

Two schools in the Rockaways are among the 14 New York City schools scheduled for closure, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Monday. A Bronx school where one student was stabbed to death, and another injured was also to be terminated. Comments (3)

Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017

South Ozone Park

Southside Seahawks glide to first place in dance competition

The Queens Southside Seahawks cheerleading squad defeated their competition in Florida and became first place Division 10 Dance champions at the 2017 American Youth Football & Cheer National Competition and second place winners in step, according to the team’s Director Kim Wilson. Comment

Queens Library now offers video streaming

Cinephiles who are patrons of Queens Public Library are in luck. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017

Queens Village

Brian Moore’s killer gets life in prison with no parole: DA

Demetrius Blackwell, 37, the Queens Village man responsible for the shooting death of NYPD Officer Brian Moore and the attempted murder of Officer Erik Jansen, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Wednesday, Comment
Queens Village

Queens cops recognized for animal rescues

Two Queens NYPD officers were honored last week for their contributions to helping the city’s most vulnerable animals at the third annual Appreciation Luncheon held by ASPCA, a non-profit dedicated to preventing animal cruelty. Comment

Friday, Dec. 22, 2017


Funeral for slain Hollis traveler

A wake and funeral arrangements have been set for Desiree Gibbon, a woman who was raised in Hollis and was slain on a trip to the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Comment

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Queens Village

Queens Village man found shot dead in Mercedes

A Queens Village man was found shot in a 2015 Mercedes Benz with another man in the vehicle Saturday morning near his home, according to police. Comments (6)

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017


January death of 5-year-old boy ruled a homicide: NYPD

Police deemed the Jan. 22 death of 5-year-old Michael Guzman from Jamaica a homicide Thursday, according to the NYPD. Comment

Two stabbed, one slashed in knife robberies in Jamaica: NYPD

Police were on the lookout for three male suspects armed with knives who may be responsible for a robbery, a slashing, and two stabbings in Jamaica, according to the NYPD. Comments (3)

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017


Elderly Jamaica woman with dementia missing: NYPD

An older woman from Jamaica who suffers from dementia disappeared Monday afternoon, according to the NYPD. Comment


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