Tag: Jamaica

Jamaica gang member pleads guilty to 2018 murder of MS-13 member

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Mar. 29, 2024 By Bill Parry

A Jamaica gang-member admitted he murdered two men, including the 2018 assassination of an 18-year-old MS-13 rival in Flushing, and butchering another victim who was stabbed more than a hundred times in 2017.

Congressman Meeks secures millions in federal funds for Jamaica based projects

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Mar. 20, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-5) secured over $15 million in federal funding for 15 local projects in his southeastern Queens district.  The projects range from environmental restoration projects to workforce development, as well as affordable housing for vulnerable groups. In total, he secured $15,489,582 that will directly affect residents…
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From “ Legacy to Legal” Queens native opens Silk Road NYC, Jamaica Avenue’s second licensed cannabis dispensary

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Feb. 27, 2024 By Athena Dawson Jamaica’s second recreational cannabis dispensary opened on Friday, Feb. 23, with the owner and his family holding a grand opening celebration. Silk Road NYC, located at 166-30 Jamaica Ave.,  is the second licensed cannabis shop to open in downtown Jamaica, with the other being Good Grades that opened last…
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JPMorgan Chase to host estate planning workshop at Jamaica branch


Feb. 26, 2024 By Czarinna Andres As part of its commitment to financial education and planning, JPMorgan Chase is set to host an Estate Planning workshop on March 9 at its Jamaica branch. The event aims to equip attendees with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complexities of estate planning as a means…
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NYPD Community Affairs Bureau hosts powerlifting and basketball event at J-CAP


Feb. 23, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann The gym at J-CAP, a bilingual residential drug treatment program for adults and young adults in Jamaica, Queens, was abuzz on Wednesday when the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau hosted a powerlifting and basketball competition for cops, kids, and the community during winter recess. The DJs of Radio Hot 97 kept the crowd pumped and also handed out free shirts, cups, and bags. Team ESPN New York gave out free basketball cards while Reign Storm kept players and guests fueled with their energy drinks. Part of the fun activities was a friendly tire flip competition,…
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