January 30, 2015

New York City Blizzard

BY AMANDA MOSES On Monday of this past week, the National Weather Service’s meteorologists predicted a winter storm of epic proportions would hit the northeast coast of the United States…

Intergenerational Holiday Fun

BY AMANDA MOSES During JASA Starrett Senior Center’s annual winter holiday party, members were treated with a guest appearance by the students from the Starrett City Early Learning Center (ELC)….

NYC Comptroller Answers Questions From the Spring Creek Sun

A MESSAGE FROM COMPTROLLER SCOTT M. STRINGER: I am looking forward to meeting with residents of Starrett City/Spring Creek Towers at a Town Hall on Wednesday, February 11. Please join…

2014 Year in Review: July to December

July Spring Creek Towers, The Community That Keeps On Giving BY AGNES E. GREEN Make no mistake about it, Spring Creek Towers (SCT) has residents who genuinely care about people…

Teens Have Q&A With Actor Damien Leake

BY AMANDA MOSES Last week, members of Spring Creek Teen Central enjoyed their Friday night watching the film, “The Great Debaters.” Directed by Denzel Washington, the film is based on…

Trouble Over At Cash Money Records: Tyga Album Delayed Again

BY DONOVAN MOORE Rapper Tyga is having issues with his label Cash Money Records, which is housed under Republic Records (formerly Universal Republic Records), a division of Universal Music Group….

“American Sniper,” A Graphic Portrayal

By George Gaffney I am having a very difficult time writing a review of this film, “American Sniper.”  The film tells the fact based story of Chris Kyle, the Navy…

“The Darkest Part of the Forest” by Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Reviewed by Ealish Waddell  For generations, the horned boy has lain in his glass coffin deep in the woods outside Fairfold. The townspeople party around him and tourists come to…

Resident Evil: Returning to the Birthplace of Horror

By Dean Moses These days horror video games can be a rare commodity. Most of the well-known titles, such as Dead Space and Silent hill, have been turned into more…

Help College-Age Children Manage their Finances Better

(StatePoint) Unfortunately, one of the most expensive times in one’s life, is when he or she tend to be the least financially savvy — college. But good money management during…

Earth Talk/ Toxic Flame Retardants in Children’s Furniture

Dear EarthTalk: What is being done to get toxic flame retardants out of children’s furniture and other products?       — Mary Sweetland, Seminole, FL Putting flame retardants in furniture seemed like…

Governor Cuomo Issues Proclamation to Encourage Students and Families to Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Early in the New Year New York’s college-bound students may be missing out on tens of millions of dollars that can help them pay for college by overlooking an important…

Choosing the Right Toys Can Help Kids Meet Developmental Milestones

(StatePoint) What your children play with can have a large impact on their interests and brain development.  So when it comes to a walk down the toy aisle, parents are…

Rethink Those Bland Vacations

BY David Uffington If you’re planning to take a vacation, consider making this the year you do something different. Take a child’s interest or a hobby of yours and turn…

Grandma’s Meatloaf Deluxe

  By Healthy Exchanges If you enjoy meatloaf as much as I do, you can never have enough recipes. Here’s one more quick, tasty and healthy recipe to add to…