Jamaica cultural center diversifies programs


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Asha Mahadevan

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is making a conscious attempt to diversify its programming. During the 2014-15 season, the center will be hosting concerts of Latin music, gospel music and doo-wop, and performances of Brazilian dances, nutcracker ballet and William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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Jamaica hosts auditions for new dance competition show


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Photos courtesy of Dancehall Got Talent/Nicole Duhaney

Residents of Jamaica got to show off their reggae and dancehall moves in hopes of landing a spot on a new reality TV show named “Dancehall Got Talent.”

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Man charged with father’s murder in south Jamaica: DA


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Anthony Guyton, 37, from South Jamaica has been arrested for allegedly killing his 55-year-old father Tuesday night, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown.

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Governor Cuomo signs legislation to preserve Jamaica Bay


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Photo by Dan Mundy, Jr.

Jamaica Bay, long known as a dumping site for toxic waste, now has a law to prevent some of the hazardous material from making its way into the body of water.

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Rendering reveals seven-story apartment building coming to Jamaica


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Rendering courtesy TCX Development

Growth in Jamaica is part of the near future of New York City real estate, according to TCX Development, which recently released a rendering of its new project in the neighborhood.

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Longtime Jamaica community garden volunteer sees role trimmed back


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Benjamin Fang

Alberta Crowley was a star in her community, but now she says the city’s Parks Department is trying to restrict her glowing service.

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