Jamaica Times

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Co-name Jamaica Bay refuge after James Buckley

The Jamaica Bay area has a number of public works named for notable New Yorkers who merit our remembrance. There is the bridge named for former U.S. Rep. Joseph Addabbo Sr., the Marine Parkway Bridge named for New York Mets and Brooklyn Dodgers hero Gil Hodges and Floyd Bennett Field, which honors the famous Brooklyn aviator. And, of course, there is John F. Kennedy International Airport. Comment

Monday, May 21, 2012


FDNY puts out car fire


Ford’s ‘Pookie’ signs with Old Dominion

Basketball wasn’t always a serious thing for Brittany “Pookie” Martin. The Bishop Ford center had played the sport growing up, but didn’t compete in organized ball until she went to the Brooklyn Catholic school. Comment

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Credit Repair Vultures

It takes a special kind of crook to take advantage of people when they are down and out. We saw this when the mortgage crisis hit and con artists offered to help people save their homes from foreclosure. The victims paid the crooks thousands of dollars and still lost their homes. Comment

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Walcott visits city’s stand-out HS for Sciences

City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott took a victory lap around the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College Monday morning after the Jamaica school was recognized as one of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report last week. Comments (4)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Rochdale Village

SE Queens drug rings dismantled after mass arrests: NYPD

A 15-month investigation by the NYPD and the Queens DA’s office led to the arrests of more than a dozen people, who authorities alleged were leaders and members of two drug gangs that operated in southeast Queens, police and prosecutors announced Thursday. Comments (1)

Tenants rally against super

City Councilmen James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) and Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) visited a Jamaica apartment complex Friday in an effort to help two longtime tenants who say their superintendent has made violent and homophobic threats to them. Comment

Laurelton man gets 15 yrs for bodega killing: DA

The 29-year-old man who pleaded guilty last month to shooting and killing a Laurelton bodega co-owner who came to his brother’s aid during a botched 2010 robbery was sentenced to 15 years in prison last week, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment

Dad busted with kids, drugs in car: NYPD

JAMAICA — A random stop by two NYPD officers ended with a substantial drug bust Sunday and an irresponsible father in cuffs. Comment

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Richmond Hill

Police search for driver who killed man in Richmond Hill

The family of a Guyanese immigrant was making funeral arrangements this week after police said a car slammed into the 47-year-old father of two while he was crossing Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill Sunday morning and then fled the scene. Comment
South Ozone Park

Two dead in murder-suicide at hotel near JFK

A business meeting turned deadly last week when one man opened fire on another before turning the weapon on himself in an apparent murder-suicide at a hotel near John F. Kennedy International Airport, authorities said. Comment
St. Albans

Young man killed in St. Albans

Police identified a 23-year-old man who died after he was shot in the head near Addisleigh Park as Ariel Edwards. Comments (2)

SE Queens leaders plan stop-and-frisk meetings

Southeast Queens community leaders are planning a number of town-hall meetings after a report released last week found the overwhelming majority of people stopped by the NYPD in the 103rd Precinct last year were innocent blacks and Latinos. Comments (4)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Richmond Hill

Police searching for hit-and-run driver who killed man in Richmond Hill

Police were looking for the driver who hit and killed a man crossing Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill Sunday morning, the NYPD said. Comment


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