Jamaica man accused of selling weapons, drugs, stolen vehicles through Craigslist


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A Jamaica man has been indicted for selling $500,00 in stolen vehicles and auto parts, as well as, weapons and drugs, through Craigslist, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

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103rd Precinct gets first police body cameras in Queens


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The 103rd Precinct will be part of the new NYPD pilot program to test the use of body cameras on police officers. Six precincts throughout the five boroughs are part of this system. Their selection was determined by which precincts had the highest number of stop and frisks.

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Professional boxer arrested for brutal killing of Jamaica woman


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A professional boxer and former Golden Gloves champ was arrested Wednesday night and charged with stabbing and beating his ex-girlfriend to death near her Jamaica home two days earlier, police said.

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MTA improvement plan may benefit restoration of Rockaway Beach Rail Line


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South Queens has one of the longest commute times to Midtown Manhattan out of any area in the five boroughs. But changes may soon be made as part of a new study released by the Metropolitan Transit Authority that could undermine a proposal to turn an unused Queens rail line into a park.

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Jamaica of the future imagined by residents


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Imagine Jamaica with more affordable housing, better transportation and more, higher-paying localized jobs. That was the vision put forward for the neighborhood when more than 100 residents and community advocates attended the city-run Jamaica Planning Initiative meeting this past weekend.

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Pair accused of holding Queens teen prisoner, forcing to work as prostitute


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Two men have been indicted after they held a 15-year-old Queens girl against her will and forced her to work as a prostitute, District Attorney Richard Brown said.

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