NYCHA cleans up wastewater mess in South Jamaica Houses


| amatua@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Councilman Ruben Will's office

A problematic sewage pipe that flooded three floors of a Jamaica housing development was flushed out Tuesday by a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) cleaning crew but one resident was forced to remove and clean her damaged belongings.

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Jamaica man charged in check depositing scheme: DA


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A Jamaica man and a Long Island woman have been busted for a scam that included depositing fake checks and then withdrawing cash before the checks bounced, prosecutors announced.

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New makeup studio in South Jamaica hopes to make customers feel like royalty


| amatua@queenscourier.com

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High school friends and longtime Jamaica residents Shanda Evans and Madegine Gauthier have created a makeup studio that embodies Marie Antoinette-era decor and the hustle of rapper Lil’ Kim.

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Trio accused of breaking into Jamaica Estates home, locking out homeowner


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Three men who allegedly broke into a Jamaica Estates residence and locked the homeowner out until the deed to the house was transferred to them, could now be locked behind bars for years.

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Jamaica coach pleads guilty to producing, sharing child porn


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A 43-year-old basketball coach from Jamaica pleaded guilty on Tuesday to taking and sharing pictures of young children involved in sexual acts, prosecutors announced.

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