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Jamaica Health Center Named For Former First Lady

A Jamaica Queens health facility has been named after one of the most active humanitarians in the state, former First Lady of New York, Matilda Raffa Cuomo. (left to right): Assemblywoman Vivian Cook (D-Jamaica), former First Lady Matilda Coumo and Bright Point Health CEO Paul Vitale. Located at 105

QUEENSTRIBUNE.COM - 2017-09-22 17:36:47

Two Jamaica gardeners take home blue ribbons at GreenThumb Harvest fair last weekend

Two Queens greenthumbs grew big and went home with first-place prizes during a citywide fair in Brooklyn last week. On Sept. 16, hundreds of community gardeners came together to show off their prized vegetables, flowers, jams, honey and herbs to be judged at the NYC Parks' GreenThumb Harvest Fair at

QNS.COM - 2017-09-21 20:30:19

Man sentenced for nearly decapitating his wife on the streets of Ozone Park

A 51-year-old man will be spending the next 21 years in prison for brutally murdering of his wife on the streets of Ozone Park last December. Prem Rampersaud, 51, who lives in Guyana and was temporarily residing with a friend on 116th Drive in Jamaica, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter thi

QNS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:30:13

Teddy Griffin's Quinoa Shrimp

Chef Delroy Ricketts has been working at Teddy Griffin's Roadhouse in Harbor Springs since he arrived in northern Michigan from Jamaica 16 years ago. "I was just a crazy kid, coming up here to chase girls," he said with a laugh. Ricketts' plan worked out: He's since gotten married (to a girl who ha

NORTHERNEXPRESS.COM - 2017-09-23 14:09:49

City Council, mayor present local poet with honorary citations

BRIDGEPORT - City resident and published poet Gissel Grizzle was given a citation by the City Council and from the mayor's office at the latest City Council meeting. "I was completely shocked," Grizzle said. "I was just trying to figure out what kind of trouble I got into ... and how much it was goi

REGISTER CITIZEN - 2017-09-22 23:59:11

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ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2017-09-22 06:15:54

Caribbean Cruises Hit by Devastating Hurricanes - Is Your Trip Affected?

The aftermath of recent hurricanes, including Hurricane Maria (the fourth named storm since Irma), has seen a string of cruise port closures in the Eastern Caribbean, including in Dominica, St Martin, St John and St Thomas (US Virgin Islands), Tortola (BritishVirgin Islands), St Barts and Barbuda, w

TRAVEL AGENT - 2017-09-22 22:30:00

Durham community confronts racial incident

DURHAM - More than two dozen residents belonging to the Oyster River School District turned out for a community forum to support the family of a Mast Way Elementary School student who was the subject of racial discrimination and physical attacks on the bus home on Sept. 1. An emotional Grace and Ben

FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-22 03:55:19

JP Guide: JP Places and Politics

Just as Jamaica Plain's population is composed of a wide range of people and groups, the Boston neighborhood is divided into various sections for different purposes. Jamaica Plain is divided into 11 major sub-neighborhoods recognized on the Boston Planning and Development Agency zoning map and large

JAMAICAPLAINGAZETTE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise

On Saturday, Sept. 23 from 4-7 p.m., join the American Littoral Society for a special three-hour narrated tour of Jamaica Bay aboard the 100 foot "Golden Sunshine" out of Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. The meetup will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Pier 8 (Emmons Ave., Brooklyn). By car, get off the Belt Parkwa

WAVE OF LONG ISLAND - 2017-09-21 10:57:36

Additions at Westmed Medical Group

Westmed Medical Group has announced that two doctors have joined its group of more than 350 physicians and approximately 1,000 employees. Nicholas Pantaleo, who is board certified in family medicine, is now atWestmed's office at the Boyce Thompson Center in Yonkers. He was awarded his medical degree

WESTFAIRONLINE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:12:32

Waters release from Ball Mountain Dam and Townshend Dam this weekend

CONCORD, MA- The US Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, plans to release waters from Ball Mountain Dam and Townshend Dam in Jamaica and Townshend, VT, on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24. Flows will provide recreational paddling on the West River. This schedule is subject to chan

DEERFIELD VALLEY NEWS - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

JP Guide: JP is Green

Though Jamaica Plain is part of the city of Boston, the parks, urban wilds, playgrounds and community gardens, many supported by the city and state, allow an escape from an overdose of urban life. JP is bordered on three sides by green space, including several jewels of the Emerald Necklace, designe

JAMAICAPLAINGAZETTE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Footlight Club kicks off its 141st season

Telling the story of the Neverland that you never knew, The Footlight Club's 141st Season Opener "Peter and the Starcatcher" opens in Jamaica Plain on Sept. 16, according to a press release. Award winning "Peter and the Starcatcher" is the prequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. It tells the story of or

JAMAICAPLAINGAZETTE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Two including Johor royalty face drug charges

Dad kills daughter for talking to boy PETALING JAYA: A Johor royalty Tunku Alang Reza Tunku Ibrahim was charged at the magistrate's court today with possessing drugs and drug abuse four months ago. The 31-year-old accused pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him before magistrate Nurulhu

MSN.COM - 2017-09-21 12:01:42

What Travelers Should Know About Traveling to the Caribbean After Hurricane Maria

Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory People have been quick to respond in the wake of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Travelers from across the globe have fond memories of the Caribbean, and are busy searching for information about the region, as well as the best ways to help victims. Puerto R

MSN.COM - 2017-09-21 17:46:45

West Roxbury artist prepares for Jamaica Plain Open Studios

When West Roxbury resident Silvina Mizrahi isn't creating her own pieces, she's teaching about art at the Museum of Fine Arts, where she finds some of her inspiration. Mizrahi has been a working artist for 26 years and is getting ready to display and sell her sculptures and mixed-media paintings Sep

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-21 08:00:00

Forum to showcase Boston election candidates

Boston Democratic Ward Committees 10, 11 and 19 will jointly host a forum from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4 at English High School, 144 McBride St., Jamaica Plain. The forum will showcase candidates in this fall's citywide elections. Incumbent Mayor Marty Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson have committed t

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-21 20:36:04

Ward 10 Democrats endorse Walsh for mayor

The Ward 10 Democratic Committee, which covers a portion of Jamaica Plain, has unanimously endorsed Mayor Marty Walsh for re-election, according to a press release. The committee cited Walsh's "record of building affordable housing, creating good paying jobs, and ensuring every child gets a quality

JAMAICAPLAINGAZETTE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

You can also send in a (2) DVDs to PAFF Offices at 6820 LaTijera Blvd. Ste. 200, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

(Courtesy Photo) The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is ready to take moviegoers on a cinematic journey with international film screenings from around the globe with the announcement of its Call for Submissions. The 26th annual PAFF, the nation's largest and most prestigious Black film festival wil

LASENTINEL.NET - 2017-09-21 00:00:51