Issues 2014

Volunteers Needed to Help Prepare Tax Returns

Help people while stimulating your mind – Volunteer with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and partner with the IRS in providing free income tax preparation for 2015! Volunteers receive IRS-sponsored training and…

Save Twice with the Saver’s Credit

If you are a low-to-moderate income worker, you can take steps now to save two ways for the same amount. With the saver’s credit you can save for your retirement…

Hip Hop Review: Hood Billionaire: Rick Ross’ Set To Drop Second Album Of 2014

There was once a quote that read, “Rappers from this era won’t have longevity or have a five consecutive year run.” Miami’s own Rick Ross proved that the quote is…

From the BookShelf/ “Catification” By Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin (Penguin Group)

Viewers of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell” know Jackson Galaxy as the guy with the guitar case full of cat toys and a knack for talking recalcitrant cats down…

November

FALL BALL INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 25th @ NOON-2 PM Your favorite event is back – INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL. Join us as we celebrate the holidays, our community and our…

Reports

November 9/4:22 p.m.  Spring Creek Towers (SCT) Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a report of loud music coming from an eighth floor apartment in building G6. Upon arrival,…

Sisters With Purpose Inc. Host Holiday Food Pantry

In collaboration with the Starrett City Tenants Association, Inc., Sisters with Purpose will be hosting a holiday food pantry featuring fresh produce, canned and dry goods. Holiday Food Pantry on…

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Changes in the Classroom

(StatePoint) If you have school- age children, you likely have heard about the new Common Core State Standards. Already adopted by forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and…

Arts Just as Crucial as Math and Science, Say Education Experts

(StatePoint) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — known collectively as STEM — has been the buzz phrase for educators for some time. But, with many school districts eliminating art, music…

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…