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Oldest Woman Alive Passes Away

BY: AMANDA MOSES On May 12th, the world’s oldest woman, Susannah Mushatt Jones, passed away in her sleep within her apartment at the Vandalia Senior Center. Often hailed as a…

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Exclusive Coverage at the Democratic Primary Debate in Brooklyn

By Amanda Moses and Pamela Stern Tensions were at an all-time high during the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard on April 14th.   Just a few…

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Presidential Primary Debate in Brooklyn

BY: PAMELA STERN Brooklyn will host the last Democrat debate before the Presidential Primary in New York. Former Secretary of State and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator…

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Family Is More Than Blood

By Amanda Moses If you could save a friend’s life, would you? What would you sacrifice to help that person? Would you give up blood, bone marrow, maybe even a…

Ten-year-old Ra-Leek Born (left) was ready to throw and take a few punches during the fifth annual Jimmy O’ Day boxing event.

SCBC Honoring the Memory of Jimmy O’Pharrow

It only takes one person to make a change: one person to see a community and know its true potential for greatness. That was Jimmy O’Pharrow, a strong, intelligent, loving,…

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New York City Blizzard 2016

Last Saturday, January 23rd, Storm Jonas, the first winter storm of 2016, hit the northeast coast of the United States bringing more than two feet of snow to the greater metropolitan…

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SCT’s Senior Organizations Spread Holiday Cheer

BY AMANDA MOSES The holiday season is usually filled with cheer and good tidings, but it can be a lonesome time for those unable to be with their family and…

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Community Profile: Q & A with Spring Creek Towers’ Comedian Damon Rozier

By Pamela Stern Damon Rozier is a resident of Spring Creek Towers for fifteen years and is a nationally known comedian. The saying is that “comedy comes from tragedy” and in…

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JASA Hosts Early Thanksgiving Meal

BY AMANDA MOSES On November 25th, the holiday spirit was contagious during JASA Starrett Senior Center’s traditional Thanksgiving meal. Lunchtime was a grand affair as many of the seniors enjoyed…

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Walking For a Great Cause

BY AMANDA MOSES On October 24th, the Spring Creek Towers’ community (SCT) joined the worldwide effort to make strides against breast cancer during their annual community walk. The hub of…

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Voting For Your Favorite Boston Market Mural

BY: PAMELA STERN Students of Gateway Intermediate School 364 and Frederick Douglass Academy VIII have created their own murals on wooden barricades where Boston Market will open in mid-November. In…

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PS 346 Hosts “Moms Bring Your Child to School Day!”

In September, PS 346 held their third annual “Dads Bring Your Child to School Day,” which has been a successful and fun experience for both parents and children. The event…

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Local Students Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

Throughout the month of October, schools in the Spring Creek Towers’ (SCT) community made strides against breast cancer. Students ages four through fourteen decided, each in their own way, to…

Students of IS 364 and FDA VIII pose in front of their murals that they created for the Boston Market restaurant at 1340 Pennsylvania Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11239 that will be opening in mid-November.

SCT Community’s Involvement in Boston Market Mural Painting

The students at Gateway Intermediate School 364 (IS 364) and Frederick Douglass Academy VIII (FDA VIII) are aspiring artists and now the entire community knows it. In an attempt to…

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It’s Time To Walk For Breast Cancer

The Starrett City Lions will be walking and showing their support on Saturday, October 24th for Breast Cancer (their team name is Starrett City Lions Plus Friends); as October is…