Jamaica Times

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

Richmond Hill

Rich Hill man seeks to clear name in 1996 drive-by killing

The Queens DA agreed last Thursday to look into the 2004 conviction of a Richmond Hill man who is serving 11 years of a life sentence for a 1996 drive-by shooting. Comment

Avella must care about entire district

I am happy, Joseph R. Maligieri, that state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) responded to your concerns (“Avella cares about constituents,” Aug. 18-24). Comment

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011

St. Albans

Comrie helps minorities join city’s Bravest

The FDNY has seen an increase in the number of minorities who have applied to be part of New York’s Bravest and an elected official in southeast Queens as well as the fire commissioner are crediting the rise to a more active recruiting presence in inner-city communities. Comment

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011


Jury finds Jamaica squatter guilty of killing neighbor

A Jamaica squatter was convicted last week of killing another person in an abandoned building two years ago after the two quarreled over an illegal prostitution ring that was being operated out of the property, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011


Sickle Cell sufferers march to put disease in spotlight

About 60 people marched from York College to Roy Wilkins Park Sunday to bring attention to a disease they say does not get the attention it deserves. Comment

Woman robbed of $40 at knifepoint: Post

JFK AIRPORT — Gary Fitzgerald, 47, allegedly robbed a woman Sept. 18 in the John F. Kennedy International Airport parking lot, the New York Post reported. Comment
South Jamaica

Drunk driver hits family of three in Jamaica: DA

JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man who was allegedly driving drunk hit a family of three standing near their car Sept. 12, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment
South Jamaica

Boro man caught with drugs, gun in home: DA

SOUTH JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man unsuccessfully tried to ditch a gun and bag full of drugs when he led police on a chase into his own house Sept. 13, according to a complaint from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011


Rosedale girl stabbed to death in Brooklyn

City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) is calling for an end to youth violence after a Rosedale teen was fatally stabbed when she walked the streets of Brooklyn unattended over the weekend. Comment

City eyes hospital for landmark

The president of the Central Queens Historical Association said southeast Queens has been lucky to have several of its buildings and neighborhoods recognized by the city as official landmarks and there are still more places that deserve recognition, including Mary Immaculate Hospital. Comment
St. Albans

Reddick returns to CB 12

Community Board 12 gave a warm welcome to its district manager last week during its monthly meeting as she proudly stepped back into her position after spending five months recuperating from a serious auto accident. Comment
Jamaica Hills

Tietz Center renovation receives praise from pols

After two years, The Margaret Tietz Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Jamaica Hills held the grand opening Friday for its newly renovated facility on Chapin Parkway with the help of elected officials. Comment
Jamaica Times

SJU coach hits milestone

For 18 years, Joanne Persico has been at the helm of St. John’s volleyball, taking the women’s program from infancy to national acclaim. Her recent achievement of 350 career wins is only one of the many accomplishments she has reached over her highly successful career. Comment


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