NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Long Island Rail Road says a switch issue is causing problems for some trains during the morning commute Tuesday. The LIRR says riders should expect delays, cancellations and some diversions on the Babylon, Hempstead, West Hempstead and Far Rockaway lines due to Amtrak switch trouble at Penn Station. The LIRR is diverting some trains and canceling others at Jamaica. Attached is the complete plan: pic.twitter.com/EpU7fAjUbA — LIRR (@LIRR) April 17, 2018 The LIRR says NYC Transit is cross-honoring tickets for the E train at Jamaica, Kew Gardens and Forest Hills. LIRR customers can anticipate delays, cancellations and diversions this morning due to Amtrak switch trouble at Penn Station. — LIRR (@LIRR) April 17, 2018 There is also cross-honoring at Atlantic Terminal and 34th Street for the 2/3 train and on the 7 train at Woodside. NYC Transit is cross-honoring tickets for the E train at Jamaica (Sutphin/Archer), Kew Gardens (Union Turnpike) and Forest Hills (71st Avenue); at Atlantic Terminal and 34th Street for the 2/3 train; and on the 7 train at Woodside (61st). — LIRR (@LIRR) April 17, 2018 For more information from the LIRR, click here. Meanwhile, some NJ TRANSIT riders were also facing problems early Tuesday morning, but those have since been resolved. Gladstone Line train service has resumed in both directions between Far Hills and Gladstone following earlier overhead wire repairs near Peapack. NJ Transit substitute bus service has ended. — NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) April 17, 2018 NJ TRANSIT service on the Gladstone Line resumed in both directions after being suspended for hours between Far Hills and Gladstone due to ongoing overhead wire repairs near Peapack. For more information from NJ TRANSIT, click here.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A deputy director for Mayor Bill de Blasio has been arrested on weapons charges. City Hall reacted quickly. “The employee has been suspended immediately without pay pending investigation. We take these allegations very seriously,” the de Blasio administration said in a statement. Police said 42-year-old Reagan Stevens was inside a car in Jamaica, Queens on Saturday night with a loaded 9-millimeter gun. Two men were also in the car. No one claimed the gun, so all three were arrested, police said. Until now, Stevens worked in the Office of Criminal Justice, where she fought against trying 16- and 17-year-olds as adults.
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Mayor De Blasio Aide Arrested On Weapons Charges
Reggaeton began organically as a transformation of dancehall, hip-hop , and reggae en español. As an Afro-diasporic movement, Panama, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and New York are all pivotal landscapes in the style's musical evolution. Through Tu Pum Pum: The Story of …
NEW YORK, United States — A programme under which inmates in Jamaica’s correctional facilities will have access to university level education is closer to reality, its organisers said.Representatives of the Prison to College Pipeline project plan to visit Jamaica next month to advance talks with The University of the West Indies, Mona, the Department of Correctional Services and other stakeholders on setting up the programme.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was a wild scene in Queens. Police said a man trying to leave the scene of an accident ended up driving onto the sidewalk and leaving a trail of wreckage, CBS2’s Erin Logan reported Sunday night. Multiple cars were damaged, pieces of a fence piled up, and three people taken to the hospital. “He just turned this block upside down. All of these people he disturbed,” Woodhaven resident Lionel Harrison said. A driver made a mess of a Queens neighborhood in the early morning hours of March 25, 2018. (Photo: CBS2) Harrison is one of several people whose property was damaged at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Surveillance video shows the driver of a destroyed silver car going down the sidewalk on 89th Street. Police said he rear-ended a mini-van that was stopped at a light on Jamaica Avenue. That’s when he did a U-turn onto the sidewalk to try to get away. Witnesses said the people in the mini-van tried to follow him. Some of the victims were seen getting into an ambulance. Police said no one was seriously hurt. Dorothy Himes said she woke up to all of the commotion and to her fence in pieces. “The fire hydrant was another victim, too,” she said. Harrison’s car eventually stopped the driver in his tracks. Police said the suspect crashed into it and then jumped out and took off running. “He just ran and I found his cellphone and I said it must be his so I gave it to the cop,” Harrison said. Harrison said he happy to hear the man didn’t get very far. “Now that you gave me the good news that he turned himself in, I was depressed about it like, damn, I can’t believe it,” Harrison said. “Thank God nobody got killed. He didn’t hit anybody. Nobody was on the sidewalk,” Himes said. They said all of the damage can be fixed in no time. Police said the 25-year-old driver faces six counts of leaving the scene of an accident and one count of reckless endangerment.
FORMER president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) P B Scott has suggested that Government should focus on creating the right framework in which the private sector can excel and prosper. The private sector now, he said, cannot grow without Government ensuring that the landscape is such that capital will flow into productive assets, other than the core areas of Government’s focus, which are education, security, justice and health.
Today, we continue our observance of the 25th anniversary of the Jamaica Observer by reflecting on one of the stories covered by this newspaper since its first publication on March 7, 1993. This story in particular brought joy to our hearts and made Christmas of 2013 special for the newspaper.
A home for Christmas
JAMAICA is to assign a senior officer of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to the Key West, Florida, home base of the Joint Interagency Task Force South, in order to improve communications between the US-led coast guard unit and the JDF.
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JDF liaison officer for US Joint Task Force base in Florida
Bennett, who is Chance the Rapper's younger brother, has self-released several albums, EPs, mixtapes and singles, including the 2017 release “Restoration of an American Idol.” Opening acts include hip-hop artists and dancers from China, Canada, South Africa, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and …
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Noname, Taylor Bennett Headlining Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival
Maybe you'd hone in on the advancements of Jamaica's King Tubby, the Daedelus of dub music , or U-Roy, whose toasting technique laid the foundation for the MC. You can't omit the essential genius of House music godheads, Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles either. But unless you're signed to “We …
A special audit of the National People’s Cooperative Bank of Jamaica (NPCB) has uncovered the shocking misuse of the money of the more than 200,000 members of the bank, and rampant abuse of position by those in charge at the institution, resulting in over $665 million, or 21 per cent of members’ deposits, unaccounted for.
NINE of the eleven Jamaicans incarcerated in Cuba have been pardoned by the Cuban Government and will return to Jamaica in the coming days, Jamaica’s foreign ministry announced yesterday.
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9 Jamaicans released from Cuban prison
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – With the new academic year set to get under way tomorrow, Minister of Education, Rev Ronald Thwaites, is reminding parents that every child under 18 years must attend school.
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Every child must be in school, says Education Minister
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) – Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, has underscored the significant impact the PetroCaribe Agreement has had on the economic independence of countries of the Caribbean region.
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PetroCaribe a lifeline for struggling C’bean countries — PM
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Following the resignation of Member of Parliament for North East St Catherine Gregory Mair as constituency chairman, the constituency’s executive council says it has identified a suitable “prospective” candidate for the next election.
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‘Prospective’ candidate to replace JLP’s Gregory Mair identified