Tips to Ensure a Smooth Transition to College

(StatePoint) The transition to college is an exciting time, full of anticipation for the next chapter of life. But with new opportunities come uncertainties, from financing an education to picking…

Vintage Neckties

Q: My grandpa was a traveling salesman throughout the 1930s and ’40s. He managed to accumulate more than 200 vintage neckties, and I inherited his collection a number of years…

Sun Spots: What’s Happening in and around our community for September

Tuesday, September 30 Tuesday, September 30 6p.m.: Optional Allusions Part II @ Cheri Restaurant: Art and dining are combined for this two part exhibit, also featuring photographs by John Pinderhughes…

Schools Open!

Dressed in school uniforms and other first day of school new garb, the students of Spring Creek Towers’ P.S. 346, I.S. 364 and Frederick Douglass Academy VIII, arrived on time…

Reading Council Gives Gift of Literacy

“I am elated by the enormous support and opportunities that our youth and their parents, teachers and neighbors are gaining today,” said Yvette Grant, coordinator of the Brooklyn Reading Council’s…

Jobseekers Meet Retailers Hiring For Gateway Mall Stores

The last Thursday in August, a line of more than 400 people, dressed in business attire, wrapped around the Brooklyn Sports Club (BSC). They were there for the Fourth Annual…

Smartphones Not Allowed in Schools

  Students have gone back to school but their smart phones better known as cell phones and other communication devices cannot accompany them. According to the New York City Department…

City Council Speaker’s Reveal Puts Spotlight on HPV 

Annual physicals and obstetrician appointments may not be a priority for everyone. Busy with different aspects of our lives, we sometimes place our health on the back burner. New York…

Inquiring Photographer: First Day of School

Inquiring Photographer:  How was the first day of school?

Trip Half Way Around The World Remains Memorable

One paramount experience in my life was my first trip to Tokyo, Japan. I traveled to Japan at the age of 15 in 2011 to visit with my grand-uncle Omar,…

Message from Principal Kevin Caifa

P.S. 346 on the Move The new school year has gotten off to a good start and we are looking forward to a great 2014-2015. Last spring the Chancellor’s Office…

Message from Principal Yolanda Martin

Frederick Douglass Academy VIII Welcome back to what will be a promising school year. Last year, we were faced with many challenges and initiatives that tested us all. Moving forward…

Big Gaff @ The Movies: “No Good Deed” Defies Critics

I have mentioned that I am the prejudice movie reviewer. I will head for a theater with a notion of the worth of  the film I will see.  I might…

Open Letter to Parents of Children Born in 2009

The Kindergarten Experience at the Starrett Early Learning Center Kindergarten is the time when your child will learn and develop new skills that will be the building blocks for years…