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


| jlyons@queenscourier.com

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 funeral set for rapper slain in Briarwood drive-by shooting


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo via Instagram/@chinxmusic

A Jamaica church will host the wake and funeral Tuesday for the rapper Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, who was murdered in a Briarwood drive-by shooting on May 17.

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Suspect identified in fatal shooting of Corona man on Roosevelt Avenue


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NYPD/via Google Maps

Police have identified an alleged gang member as the shooter suspected of killing a 38-year-old Corona man in broad daylight on a Jackson Heights street last week.

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Improvements underway at Jamaica’s Rufus King Park


| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

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The Parks Department along with local elected officials ceremonially broke ground Monday on a $2.2 million renovation of Rufus King Park located in an area bounded by Jamaica and 89th avenues between 150th and 153rd streets.

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Cops shoot and kill man suspected of firing gun inside Jamaica bar


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Property Shark/Christopher Bride

Police shot and killed a man Wednesday night after he allegedly fired a gun inside a Jamaica bar and shot at cops as they tried to chase him down, authorities said.

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