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Community Profile: Former Resident Returns for Home-Style Training

“It’s never too late to dream” is Ingrid Valentin’s motto. The 40-year-old athlete will live her dream this weekend when she competes in the NPC National Bodybuilding Championships in Miami,…

SLOW DOWN! IT’S THE NEW LAW

Starting today November 7, New Yorkers have to take it slow on city streets.  The new vehicle speed limit will be in effect on 90 percent of the city. Mayor…

Veterans Speak: Putting An End To War

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it,” President John F. Kennedy once said. Since 1938, Americans have dedicated a day to honoring the men…

FDA VIII Students Do Their Part to Find A Cancer Cure

Community Project:Support for Finding a Cancer Cure  Frederick Douglass Academy VIII is a middle school that places an emphasis on students learning how they can help to create a better…

P.S. 346 Joins Fundraising Efforts

Community Project: Support for Finding a Cancer Cure P.S. 346 was again among the schools and organizations in the Spring Creek Towers community to take part in the American Cancer…

It’s Harvest Time! From Garden to Kitchen Table

Earlier this week, the sixth grade members of the Spring Creek Afterschool Program@ P.S. 346 visited the Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) with one thought in mind, harvesting crops they grew…

Community Walks for a Cure

October is the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Breast Cancer Awareness Month and on Saturday, October 25, the Starrett City-Spring Creek Lions Club, Inc. could not have asked for a better…

Election Day Feedback

Tuesday’s nationwide elections had some interesting results. The Republican Party now has a majority presence in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. In New York State, Andrew Cuomo…

PERSPECTIVE: Brooklyn Council Member Calls For Alternative Plan To Lower Citywide Speed Limit.

“Having missed my first Council meeting in five years, I wanted to ensure that my voice was recorded on an important vote today regarding legislation that reduces the citywide speed…

I.S. 364 Students Fundraising to “Stop Diabetes”

Small paper cutouts of white hands with the words “Stop Diabetes” written underneath them cover the glass entrance doors of Gateway Intermediate School 364. The Spring Creek Tower’s middle school is taking part in the American Diabetes…

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage month (September 15 until October 15) pays tribute to the contributions and influences of Hispanic Americans in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there…

Community Walk: Helping Making Strides in Cancer Research

“Each year that a survivor is alive to celebrate their birthday is a victory in the fight against cancer,” says Janice LaCroix, co-chair of the annual Spring Creek Towers Community…

Dad’s Assembly at P.S. 346

Approximately 200 fathers and male guardians took their children to P.S. 346 last week (September 16) and participated in the statewide celebration “Dads Take Your Child To School Day”. Before classes started and…

Fathers Turned Out in Large Numbers for Dads Day at P.S. 346

In the wee hours of the morning, Andy Scantlebury, a member of the New York City Police Department, dons his uniform and then heads off to work. On September 16,…

Urban Garden Classroom Opens Its Gates To Seniors

  Spring Creek Senior Partners (SCSP) has added another activity to its roster.  It now has a Garden Club for community residents with a green thumb or want to acquire…