Jamaica woman pleads guilty to defrauding undocumented couple out of $25K: DA


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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A 49-year-old Jamaica woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to grand larceny after she falsely promised an undocumented couple state driver’s licenses and permanent residence cards, taking $25,000 in the process, prosecutors said.

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See it: Jumbo Jamaica Estates home listed for $2.95M


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy Michael Miguel and MLSLI

The residence at 181-02 Dalny Rd. offers a sizable tropical-theme backyard featuring an elevated gazebo that is somewhat symbolic of Jamaica Estates’ contrast from normal New York City housing, while it still being considered in the five boroughs.

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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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Jamaica to welcome artists with free residencies


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

In keeping with their mission to become a one-stop shop for artists, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is partnering with Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) to provide free workspace residencies for choreographer-composer duos.

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Michael Bolton, Billy Ocean to perform in Jamaica this June


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Kadellar/Wikimedia Commons

The Grammy Award-winning singer is taking the stage on June 28, along with Billy Ocean and a long lineup of other musicians, for the Groovin’ In The Park Concert being held at Roy Wilkins Park.

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