Community cleans up Jamaica Avenue graffiti


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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On Sunday, April 21, the Richmond Hill Block Association, 102nd Precinct Officers Jose Severino and Joseph Martins and cadets from the John Bowne High School Air Force JROTC cleaned up graffiti along Jamaica Avenue. They painted over several problematic sites.   RECOMMENDED STORIES Sunnyside battles graffiti with new removal program Woodhaven graffiti surges Op Ed: Reclaiming our […]

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One killed, one injured in attack on Jamaica Avenue


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Police are investigating a Richmond Hill attack that left one man dead and another injured. According to the NYPD, on Wednesday, March 6, around 3:30 p.m., authorities responded to a 9-1-1 call of a male stabbed on Jamaica Avenue near 127th Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unidentified man in his thirties who was stabbed […]

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One teen, two others shot on Jamaica Avenue


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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One teenager and two 20-year-olds were shot on Jamaica Avenue in what was according to witnesses, likely gang-related activity. The shootings took place outside a Jamaica Avenue Wendy’s this afternoon at approximately 3 p.m. Two victims were shot in the leg, with one taking a bullet to the arm. The victims were a 17-year-old black […]

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More litter baskets for Jamaica Avenue


By Queens Courier Staff

Queens Councilmembers Eric Ulrich, Elizabeth Crowley and Karen Koslowitz contributed money from their council discretionary funds to increase litter basket service along a stretch of Jamaica Avenue. “This funding will go a long way towards improving the quality of life for residents and business owners alike. It is just another example of what can be […]

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Jamaica Avenue Subject Of Exhibit At JCAL


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The works of many different artists can now be seen in various locations along Jamaica Avenue as part of the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning’s current exhibition “Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2007.” The exhibition is “a contemporary public art project which includes the commission, creation, and exhibition of 25 multi-disciplinary, site-specific artworks.” The […]

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Jamaica Avenue had blackout too


By Queens Courier Staff

Western Queens was not the only region to suffer from a lengthy power outage in the borough as a section of Jamaica Avenue was blacked out for up to seven days at the same time. Con Edison confirmed that 23 customers from approximately 161st Street to 90th Avenue along Jamaica Avenue were without power for […]

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Jamaica Avenue had blackout too


By Queens Courier Staff

Western Queens was not the only region to suffer from a lengthy power outage in the borough as a section of Jamaica Avenue was blacked out for up to seven days at the same time. Con Edison confirmed that 23 customers from approximately 161st Street to 90th Avenue along Jamaica Avenue were without power for […]

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Jamaica residents rally for more affordable housing, inclusion in area development boom


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Jamaica residents gathered at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York on Wednesday to demand that the city and developers capitalizing on the available space in the area “build it right.”

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Jamaica man sentenced to 20 years in prison on abduction charges


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A 35-year-old Queens man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for abducting a Harlem woman who died after a brutal beating by the man and his wife in December 2013.

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Brooklyn man busted for illegally renting out stolen rental cars in Jamaica


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Port Authority Police slammed the brakes on a Brooklyn man’s alleged scheme to illegally rent out “zip cars” he allegedly stole from a lot at John F. Kennedy Airport.

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Jamaica site with big development potential sells after bidding war 


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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The site at 143-18 Liberty Ave., which previously was an auto-dealer, sold after just four months on the market, but not before a bidding war between two buyers that ultimately lead the price of the lot to to rise higher than most other sites in the area.

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