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Police: Cyclist threatened with bat during road-rage incident in Cambridge

A 36-year-old Jamaica Plain man was reportedly threatened with a bat while riding his bike, according to police. The cyclist told police he was traveling on Memorial Drive near the rotary by Brookline Street around 8:38 a.m. on Jan. 10, when a driver appeared to be upset with him for traveling in hi

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-01-18 19:00:00

Trump’s Jerusalem decision and its Latin American, Caribbean impact

US President Donald Trump did the right thing when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Jerusalem has been central to the Jewish people for 3,000 years and the capital of the State of Israel since 1949. And it will remain the capital of Israel under any peace agreement, even if the definiti

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-01-18 23:08:00

Ridiculous History: Breadfruit, the Bounty and the Birth of Globalization

This illustration shows Fletcher Christian and his fellow mutineers on the ship Bounty, casting Lieutenant William Bligh and his loyalists out to sea. There's a breadfruit plant on the left. Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images The "Mutiny on the Bounty" is one of the most famous tales in

HOW STUFF WORKS - 2018-01-18 20:29:13

Video Shows Thief Rob Jamaica Bodega In Broad Daylight

JAMAICA, QUEENS -- Cops are searching for a man who made off with hundreds of dollars after holding up a bodega in Jamaica and patting down an employee for goods. The thief walked into Nandan Bengali Indian Mini Supermarket, located at 97-01 Sutphin Boulevard, at around 4 p.m. on Sunday and demanded

PATCH - 2018-01-18 15:07:43

Woodhaven Advocate Maria Thomson Dies

Maria Thomson, a tireless and passionate Woodhaven community advocate whose volunteerism sprawled over four decades, died on Wednesday of complications from a recent stroke. Maria Thomson and her husband After Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) announced on Wednesday evening that Thomson had died

QUEENSTRIBUNE.COM - 2018-01-18 14:00:03

Minor league team will celebrate 'Jamaican Bobsled Night' with 'Cool Runnings' uniforms

With the Winter Olympics just around the corner, it's the perfect time to reminisce about that classic 1993 movie, "Cool Runnings," which was based on the true story of Jamaica's first-ever Olympic bobsled team. The movie is turning 25 this year, and the Charleston RiverDogs, the single-A affiliate

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-01-18 17:35:20

Habitat for Humanity honors MLK

More than 125 volunteers celebrated the Rev. Martin Luther King's birthday on Monday by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity at four sites in Queens. Volunteers above participated in a rebuilding project at 202-01 111 Ave. in Jamaica. Habitat for Humanity organizes volunteers to rebuild run-down h

QCHRON.COM - 2018-01-18 18:30:00

Uriah Hall says he 'would have died' if he had made weight

ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 12: Uriah Hall of Jamaica interacts with media after a workout at the Scottrade Center on January 12, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Uriah Hall speaks out about the details following his UFC St. Louis weight cut which s

FANSIDED - 2018-01-18 11:51:05

What Are Charter Flights?

PHOTO: Enjoy the vacation vibe from the start with a charter flight. (photo via Flickr/Jonas Foyn Therkelsen) You're sitting on a poolside chair near the swim up bar, enjoying yourself and all the good company surrounding you. All the people at your resort of choice are in a good mood, relaxing and

TRAVELPULSE - 2018-01-18 09:00:00

International Bazaar event to unite people

North Platte residents will have the chance to experience food, music and more from other cultures on Friday at an International Bazaar. From 5 to 8 p.m., the free event will take place at the Prairie Arts Center. The bazaar is a gathering of cultures from 12 countries including India, Japan, China,

NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-18 09:00:00

New UNWTO Secretary General endorses Global Tourism Resilience Centre being established in Jamaica

KINGSTON, JAMAICA - Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says, newly-appointed Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili, has pledged his full support for the establishment of the first Global Tourism Resilience Centre in Jamaica. The centre

TRAVELDAILYNEWS.COM - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Former Boston police sergeant detective sentences to year probation, fine

A former Boston police sergeant detective was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to one year probation and ordered to pay a fine for repeatedly making false statements to federal officials and circumventing airport screening at Logan Airport. Bruce E. Smith, 53, of Randolph, had already agreed to

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Video: Can you walk as far as this man with a lawnmower balanced on your chin?

Lawnmowers are traditionally something you push - walking behind it while it cuts the grass outside your house. Serial record breaker though, Ashrita Furman, has used one to help set a new record for the Farthest distance walked balancing a lawnmower on the chin (powered). Walking a distance of 71.5

GUINNESSWORLDRECORDS.COM - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

World War II and the Caribbean*

It's long been recognised that World War 11 (1939-45) had a huge impact-economic, social and political-on all the West Indian territories. So I want to notice a new book which appeared late last year, World War 11 and the Caribbean, edited by my UWI colleagues Karen Eccles and Debbie McCollin. (Full

TRINIDAD EXPRESS - 2018-01-18 06:40:00

Cool Runnings 2? Jamaica's female bobsleigh team qualify for their first Winter Olympics

Twenty-five years after Cool Runnings warmed the hearts of cinema-goers, there's sort of a real-life sequel coming. Cool Runnings famously told the true story of how Jamaica's male bobsleigh team made it to the Winter Olympics for the first time in 1988. Now, in a case of life imitating art imitatin

DIGITALSPY.COM - 2018-01-17 18:38:00

New state park along Jamaica Bay waterfront will be 'a treasure in the heart of Brooklyn,' Cuomo says

Brooklyn's Jamaica Bay waterfront is getting a makeover: It's becoming a 407-acre state park. (Credit: Flickr / New York State Parks) A stretch of Jamaica Bay waterfront where mobsters buried their victims and New York City poured its trash finally is becoming a park. The 407-acre park stretching 3

AMNY.COM - 2018-01-17 20:31:00

Jamaica vs. Dominican Republic: Which Is a Better Vacation Spot for You?

Mid-January weather has lots of Americans looking to the Caribbean for some fun in the sun. But when it comes to trip planning, there's a lot more to think about than tiny umbrellas and pina coladas (though both of those things are very important). Category 5 storms Irma and Maria impacted much of t

OYSTER.COM - 2018-01-17 18:33:04

Wayne native Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian set to make Olympic history

In a stunning new development, athletes from North and South Korea will march together under one flag for the Winter Olympics. Buzz60 Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian will be making a historic return to the Olympics. The Wayne native will pilot Jamaica's first Olympic women's bobsled team, which qualifie

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-01-17 19:18:42

Coldwell Banker promotes Arlington resident

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England announced Alex Lacroix, of Arlington, as the vice president and managing broker of the Boston - Jamaica Plain sales office. Lacroix brings five years of real estate expertise and over 10 years of executive business management experience. "Alex con

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-01-17 21:27:43

Philadelphia Union Sign MLS All-Star And MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Winner Andre Blake To New Multi-Year Contract

CHESTER, Pa. (Jan. 17, 2018) - Philadelphia Union today announced that they have agreed to a new multi-year contract with 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and 2017 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year finalist Andre Blake. Blake, 27, was originally selected by the Philadelphia Union in the First Round as the f

PHILADELPHIAUNION.COM - 2018-01-17 18:00:00