Jamaica Times

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012


Undocumented funds yield fine for Jennings

Former Democratic City Councilman Allan Jennings was penalized earlier this month by the city Campaign Finance Board for several violations committed by his campaign during the 2010 special election for the seat left vacant by the late Councilman Thomas White Jr. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012


PA plans new animal center at JFK

Southeast Queens is already known to have floods of near-Biblical proportions, and now it will be getting an ark to match. Comments (1)
Richmond Hill

Narc cops shut down Rich Hill heroin pad

Law enforcement officials said they seized 86 pounds of heroin with a street value of $20 million last week when they searched a small Richmond Hill apartment that was being used by a Manhattan man as a makeshift drug mill. Comment

Queens overrun by gangs of young people in September ‘59

September 1959 in Queens began with news that police had thwarted a re-engagement in a war of gangs from Jamaica and Hollis. One innocent 14-year-old bystander was shot in the chest. Twelve boys, some under 15, were arrested and an arsenal of knives, broomsticks, chains and metal whips was seized. The boys were released into their parents’ custody and were to appear in court in Jamaica. Comment

The Sex Offenders Next Door

A controversy is growing in South Ozone Park that shows the challenge state and city officials face when trying to find shelter for sex offenders and others coming out of prison. Comments (2)

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Rochdale Village

Rochdale LL coach gets 18 years

The former Rochdale Little League coach who pleaded guilty last month to sexually abusing three teenage boys and taping two others in a sexual act was sentenced today to 18 years in prison. Comment

Police search for man who broke into toddler’s bedroom in Jamaica

Police released a sketch Thursday of the man suspected of sneaking into a Jamaica home and getting into bed with a 3-year old girl as she slept. Comment
Springfield Gardens

Idlewild center on its way

For years, the Eastern Queens Alliance has operated a makeshift nature center out of a trailer in Springfield Gardens’ Idlewild Park, but all that is set to change as the city Parks Department plans to build a state-of-the-art facility for the group next year. Comment

Gospel Fest returns to lift Jamaica’s spirit

Whether it was 15 people or 1,500, Susan Friedman-Diaz said all that mattered at the Queens Gospel Fest was that people walked away feeling the spirit. Comment

Walcott discusses new year

The 2012-13 academic year will be the final full year under the Bloomberg administration, and city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said last week the city Department of Education will continue to make the tough and often controversial decisions that have characterized the mayor’s reign as it faces unprecedented changes. Comment
Far Rockaway

NYPD, Coast Guard save man trapped under boat

ROCKAWAY — New York Police Department divers teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard and other emergency responders to rescue an unidentified man trapped underneath a capsized boat near Rockaway Beach, police said. Comment

Woman dies naturally on flight into JFK: PA

JAMAICA — A woman died while aboard a flight landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday, a spokesman for the Port Authority said. Comment
Cambria Heights

Erasmus seals upset over strong Magnet

It looked as though Campus Magnet’s hot start would continue against Erasmus Hall. Comment
South Ozone Park

Boxing takes center stage at Resorts World

International Fight Night at Resorts World New York featured nine bouts and was organized by Old World Boxing, New Legend Boxing and WON Promotions. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

Springfield Gardens

Dads Take Your Child to School event held in Springfield Gds.

About 20 fathers and granddads accompanied their young students to a Springfield Gardens elementary school last week, heeding the call for dads to take an active interest in their children’s early development. Comment
South Jamaica

Farrakhan pays visit to South Jamaica

It was a unique sight Monday when men wearing bow ties spent hours wishing residents of the South Jamaica Houses “as-salamu alaykum” as they waited for the leader of the Nation of Islam, who arrived by police escort just as the exterior lights were starting to come on at the 40 Projects. Comments (1)

Jobs up for grabs in Jamaica

With projects to develop two pieces of property near the Long Island Rail Road station and the Atlantic Avenue extension on the horizon, there are possibly hundreds of jobs on the table in downtown Jamaica — jobs the community would like to see go to minority- and women-owned businesses. Comment
South Richmond Hill

Boro man fights with two home invaders: Police

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police were looking for one of two suspects who broke into a home in Richmond Hill early Tuesday and fled the location. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012


Jamaica is handed first loss after run-in with Lafayette

With his team huddled around him, Jamaica High School head Coach Calvin Whitfield stressed one phrase after their loss to Lafayette: mental mistakes. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

Cambria Heights

Campus Magnet unable to hold lead, falls to E-Hall

It looked as though Campus Magnet’s hot start would continue against Erasmus Hall. Comment


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