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One dead, another hospitalized in early morning restaurant shooting
News Terence M. Cullen 1/05/2013 at 4:22PM

One man is dead and another in stable condition after a shooting this morning at a Briarwood restaurant. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call to El Nuevo restaurant, at 144-11 Jamaica Avenue, where they found one victim with a gunshot wound to the stomach and a second victim with a shot wound to the chest. [...]

Nassau County officer shot and killed on Cross Island Parkway
Nassau County officer shot and killed on Cross Island Parkway
News Alexa Altman 10/23/2012 at 2:15PM

A Nassau County police officer and a motorist were fatally shot on the Cross Island Parkway. Around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, a tan sedan was involved in a hit-and-run accident at 241st Street and Jamaica Avenue, right on the border of Queens and Long Island. An officer, 29-year-old Arthur Lopez, who was driving [...]

MTA cop able to kill attacker despite eye injury
MTA cop able to kill attacker despite eye injury
News Terence M. Cullen 7/04/2012 at 3:12PM

An MTA cop was stabbed in the eye this morning at the Jamaica LIRR station, it has been reported, and the officer’s reporter was killed during the altercation. The MTA officer, identified as John Barnett, suffered a serious wound to his left eye but he’s expected to survive, MTA Chairperson and CEO Joseph Lhota told The [...]

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Another young man shot in Jamaica
Police Billy Rennison 3/02/2012 at 1:07PM

Hours after a teen and two 20-year-olds were shot on Jamaica Avenue, another man was shot and killed less than two miles away, according to police. Just after midnight on Friday, March 2, plain clothes officers hear gun shots near 159th Street during routine patrol, police said. The officers responded and witnessed a 19-year-old holding [...]

Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate
Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate
News Jay Lane 3/02/2012 at 9:27AM

Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate A day after she was slapped with federal fraud charges for alleged illegal fund-raising on behalf of John Liu’s mayoral campaign, Jia “Jenny” Hou described New York as a “cruel city” and questioned who can be trusted. In a missive on her Chinese social-networking page, Hou, 25, told friends that [...]

One teen, two others shot on Jamaica Avenue
One teen, two others shot on Jamaica Avenue
News Billy Rennison 3/01/2012 at 5:35PM

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 [...]

Cops nab suspect in 11 armed robberies
News Billy Rennison 1/06/2012 at 11:12AM

Police have arrested and charged a suspect in a rash of recent robberies after being recognized during a routine traffic stop. After being pulled over for speeding on Tuesday, January 3, officers identified the suspect, Gregory Kennedy, as the man wanted for a robbery of a T-Mobile store on Jamaica Avenue. Kennedy was captured on [...]

City might close Cypress Hills Collegiate Prep
City might close Cypress Hills Collegiate Prep
News Steve Mosco 11/29/2011 at 12:58PM

Less than six years after opening its doors, a small school opened by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration might be on its way to closure. Cypress Hills Collegiate Prep (CHCP), which shares space in the Franklin K. Lane building with three other schools on Jamaica Avenue in Brooklyn, received some bad news along with a “D” [...]

Store vacancies in Queens hurt other businesses
Store vacancies in Queens hurt other businesses
News Alexa Altman 11/21/2011 at 11:40AM

Some stores along Queens’ prominent shopping streets have been abandoned, sitting vacant for months. Several landlords have posted hopeful “for rent” signs. Others remain completely empty. Officials from Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and Chambers of Commerce across Queens blame the nation’s foundering economy for the string of vacancies. Others insist that skyrocketing rents are causing [...]