Michael Paez, A Coveted Mets Pick , Looks To Make His Mark By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Michael Paez is learning on the job which is common for a novice. However, the New York Mets fifth selection in Round 4 of […]
Althea Gibson (1927) Gibson, a US tennis player, was the first African-American woman to compete on the world tennis tour. Though tennis had essentially been segregated until that time, she was finally given an opportunity to play at the US […]
Character is not cut in marble—it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing, and may become diseased as our bodies do. George Elliot (1819-1880)
U.S. Military Technology Edge Fading Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., JD The world has noticed that America’s stripped defense budgets have allowed potentially hostile nations to gain the lead in cutting-edge weaponry that could decide the fate of a future conflict. […]
inglenook Definition: (noun) A nook or corner beside an open fireplace. Synonyms: chimney corner Usage: Yet no one had retired, except the children and “old Feyther Taft,” who being too deaf to catch many words, had some time ago gone […]
Advocacy group Peace December will be hosting their 11th monthly Peacemakers Dinner on September 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m, located at 2000 Westchester Ave. Those interested in attending may contact Executive Director Edna D. Thomas-Granger at 917-470-8074 to […]
The Morris Park Library will be hosting a two-hour weekly workshop entitled “The Craft of War Writing”, where veterans and the general public alike are invited to explore war narratives from a variety of authors, classic and contemporary, in preparation […]
On Saturday, August 27 Nos Quedamos/We Stay Inc. and The American Dream Service Center, Inc. will honor four local artists and retiring Congressman Charlie Rangel at their “2016 The Bronx Is Thriving” reception. The artist honorees include Alicia Grullón, Edwin […]
Lavinia Fontana (1552) One of the few female Italian artists of the 16th century, Lavinia Fontana was the daughter of Italian mannerist painter Prospero Fontana. She was a fashionable portrait painter in Bologna and Rome who was especially noted for […]
God…doth hang the greatest weights upon the smallest wires. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
monomania Definition: (noun) Pathological obsession with one idea or subject. Synonyms: possession Usage: He thought of it constantly, so that it became a monomania.
Writers, Get Ready for Your Close-up! How to “Zoom in” for More Powerful Fiction – with BRIO Winner Maryrose Wood Saturday, August 24, 2-4PM One writing craft issue that sets professional writers apart from beginners is the confident use of […]
Gene Kelly (1912) Kelly was an American dancer, choreographer, actor, and movie director. After training at his mother’s dance school in Pittsburgh, he moved to New York in 1938 and danced in Broadway musicals. His athletic style later became a […]
To seek to extinguish anger utterly is but a bravery of the Stoics. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
odium Definition: (noun) Strong dislike, contempt or aversion. Synonyms: abhorrence, detestation Usage: He rather deserved the odium which he had incurred.