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Kayakers in Jamaica Bay rescued by helicopter: Cops

Police rescued two kayakers on Saturday when they fell out of their vessels in Jamaica Bay. The officers, from left to right, are: Police Officer Laura Zbikowski, Police Officer Jonathan McAuley, Harbor Police Officer Kenneth White, Police Officer Michael Guida and Police Officer Robin Rohner. Photo

AMNY.COM - 2018-05-27 16:36:00

Likkle Jamaica appears to be closed

Likkle Jamayca, a Caribbean restaurant at 235 S. 2nd St. in Waker's Point, has not been open for business this weekend despite a sign on the door reflecting the hours of operation as 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

ON MILWAUKEE - 2018-05-27 11:38:00

NYPD rescues kayakers stranded in Jamaica Bay

In a dramatic rescue, cops used an NYPD helicopter to scoop up two people who had tipped out of their kayaks in Jamaica Bay on Saturday.The NYPD got a report shortly after 5 p.m. that the two were in the water.The chopper spotted one of them clinging desperately to his boat, and two NYPD SCUBA diver

NEW YORK POST - 2018-05-27 08:27:06

2 kayakers rescued in Jamaica Bay after falling from kayaks

Police say the victims were taken to Floyd Bennett Field, where they were assessed by Emergency Medical Services workers, but they refused medical attention.

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-05-27 01:39:25

Military Builds Affordable Housing In Jamaica For Fleet Week

JAMAICA, QUEENS -- Dozens of active marines, sailors and coastguards got to work on much-needed affordable housing in Jamaica after docking their boats in New York City for the week.


19-Year-Old Woman Dies In Livery Cab Crash In Jamaica: NYPD

JAMAICA, QUEENS -- A 19-year-old livery cab passenger has died after a gruesome crash late Thursday night, police said


Jamaica Plain’s Mohammed Omar Receives ACE Program of Greater Boston Scholarship!

With development in Boston at an all-time high, the need for professionals in the architecture, construction, and engineering fields is bigger than ever. A young Jamaica Plain resident received a scholarship that will help him get involved with the development industry.


State building 'Big Man' reef off Jamaica Beach

GALVESTONSeven miles offshore of Jamaica Beach, the state is building an artificial reef that will develop into a teeming fish habitat — the first of its kind in public waters near Galveston Island.State-hired contractors and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department staff members this week were sending doz


Young woman killed, two men injured after their cab gets hit by speeding car in Jamaica - QNS.com

According to law enforcement sources, Gabriella Nuel, 19, and a 23-year-old man were riding in the back of a 2015 Hyundai sedan cab operated by a 28-year-old man traveling eastbound on Archer Avenue.


City To Offer Free Business Classes In Jamaica, Jackson Heights

JAMAICA, QUEENS -- Aspiring entrepreneurs in Queens, listen up! The city wants to arm you with the smarts to start your own business success story, and they're doing it absolutely free.


Costa Rica's 'Little Jamaica' coast struggles to ride out climate...

PLAYA COCLES, Costa Rica (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As towering waves smashed onto Costa Rica’s Cocles beach, sucking away much of its sand, surf instructor Leo Downer was scared the coastal road, along with his Toyota car, would be washed into the Caribbean by the ferocious February storm.


Evy Tea Reopens in Jamaica Plain After Months of Renovations

After eight months of renovations,Evy Tea’s Jamaica Plain tea bar(253 Amory St., Boston)reopened yesterday. The updated space has twice the room for customers as before,with more draft linesand plenty of cold brew teas, kombucha, sparkling drinks, iced coffee, and bottomless boba for the drinks, as


LIRR: Delays between Penn Station, Jamaica

“Westbound LIRR trains are bypassing Kew Gardens, Forest Hills and Woodside,” not including the Port Washington Branch,” the LIRR said. “NYC Transit is cross-honoring tickets on the E train at Jamaica (Sutphin/Archer), Kew Gardens (Union Turnpike) and Forest Hills (71st Avenue); and on the 7 train a


Pet of the Week - Jamaica

Meet Jamaica! Jamaica is a wonderful one year old Boxer mix pulled from Tulsa Animal Welfare. She is super sweet and she loves to play. She is around 50 pounds and does well with most dogs. She is house trained and 100% crate trained. Jamaica has had a rough time finding a forever family because she


'I'll never trust the English again': Jamaica's Windrush backlash

Seventy years ago on Thursday, the Empire Windrush sailed imperiously into Jamaica’s capital, greeted by throngs of spectators. Among them were musicians and boxers, craftsmen and clerks, all chasing dreams of a better life in the mother country.


Jamaica HS Lacrosse Makes It To City Semifinals

The Jamaica High School Varsity Lacrosse Team just finished a successful season in which they made it to the semifinals of the playoffs. They were the only boys’ lacrosse team from Queens to qualify for playoffs this season. Some highlights of their season included a seven-game winning streak and Al


Sunwing Foundation donates books and school supplies to Jamaica as part of Flying Start program; Kingston-born supermodel Stacey McKenzie helps hand-deliver supplies

TORONTO, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After an outpouring of support for the Sunwing Foundation’s recently launchedFlying Startinitiative, 250 backpacks filled with gently-used children’s books, essential school supplies and other necessities for learning were sent to Jamaican schools via Sunwin


Brooklyn Man Turns Himself In For South Jamaica Murder: NYPD

JAMAICA, QUEENS -- A Brooklyn man turned himself in early Tuesday morning for a fatal shooting that happened less than a week ago inside South Jamaica's Baisley Park Houses, police said.


Stoughton Crash Victim Is Cousin Of Jamaica Plain Murder Victim

STOUGHTON, MA — While all of Stoughton is mourning the loss of four high school students, one family has already suffered a tremendous loss this month.


Jamaica’s William Wordsworth Elementary School set to graduate five pairs of twins

The fraternal twins are Ramon and Raymond Chevannes and Alexis and Alissa Boucher. The identical twins are Baker and Shaker Ahmed, Madison and Shannon Blackhshear, and Calvin and Corey Cody.