Word of the Day: October 19, 2017

Word of the Day: October 19, 2017

Colloquial Definition: (adjective) Characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation. Synonyms: Conversational Usage: She wrote her essays in a colloquial style that the teacher strongly criticized.

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Whose Birthday Is It? October 19, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? October 19, 2017

John McLoughlin (1784) A Canadian doctor and fur trader, McLoughlin became administrator of the far western region of England’s Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1820s. In spite of the strained relations between Britain and the US, “the Father of Oregon” […]

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Quote of the Day: October 19, 2017

Quote of the Day: October 19, 2017

Quotation, n.: the act of repeating erroneously the words of another. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

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The President-elect shares an update on the Presidential Transition.

Chairman Crowley Statement on President Trump’s Further Sabotage of Americans’ Health Care

Chairman Crowley Statement on President Trump’s Further Sabotage of Americans’ Health Care (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement after President Trump issued an executive order designed to undermine our nation’s insurance markets: […]

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Senator Klein, Council Member Andrew Cohen and the Fieldston Property Homeowners Association host an Anti-Hate Forum

Senator Klein, Council Member Andrew Cohen and the Fieldston Property Homeowners Association host an Anti-Hate Forum

Senator Klein, Council Member Andrew Cohen and the Fieldston Property Homeowners Association host an Anti-Hate Forum Local school, religious and community leaders also join to discuss religious tolerance and acceptance in the wake of a recent hate-crime in Fieldston Bronx, […]

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New Report Shows NYC District Middle Schools in Crisis

New Report Shows NYC District Middle Schools in Crisis

New Report Shows NYC District Middle Schools in Crisis Out of Nearly 400 District Middle Schools Where a Majority of Students are Children of Color, Just Five Are High-Performing — Yet Mayor de Blasio Continues to Block Growth of High […]

Happy Diwali To All

Happy Diwali To All

Happy Diwali to Bronx Chronicle readers who are celebrating today! Wishing all celebrants a blessed Diwali!

NY Yankees slugger, Aaron Judge had an RBI double and scored a run in Wednesday's 5-0 victory over the Houston Astros. (Credit: @Yankees)

Yankees Take ALCS Lead In This Home Field Series

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor The Yankees won the most home games in the American league and that success has carried into the postseason. In October, winning at home is what the Yankees have done and it has put them a […]

by · October 19, 2017 · Sports
Congressman Joseph Crowley 14th Congressional District Bronx/Queens

Chairman Crowley Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Decertify Iran Deal

Chairman Crowley Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Decertify Iran Deal (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement after President Trump announced that he will not certify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive […]

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Word of the Day: October 18, 2017

Word of the Day: October 18, 2017

Unstudied Definition: (adjective) Not contrived for effect; natural. Synonyms: Uncontrived Usage: She walked with an unstudied grace that the other models envied and imitated.

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Whose Birthday Is It? October 18, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? October 18, 2017

Jan Gies (1905) When the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands forced Otto Frank to resign from his own company because he was a Jew, his friend Jan Gies nominally took over. Soon after, the Franks and several friends went into […]

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The Many Faces of Domestic Violence Workshop – October 19

The Many Faces of Domestic Violence Workshop – October 19

by · October 18, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Women
Quote of the Day: October 18, 2017

Quote of the Day: October 18, 2017

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim. Jane Austen (1775-1817)

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Europe’s Separatist Movements

Europe’s Separatist Movements

Catalonia’s independence movement may be the focus of this month’s news about separatist movements, but Europe has a number of regions that are considering going it alone. These movements tend to feed off of each other, supporting independence claims. Even […]

by · October 18, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
Statement from BP Diaz on President Trump’s Threats to Puerto Rico

Statement from BP Diaz on President Trump’s Threats to Puerto Rico

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: President Trump’s Threats to Puerto Rico “President Trump’s threat to abandon the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico is absolutely despicable. I visited the island this past weekend, and I saw firsthand just how dire […]

by · October 18, 2017 · Bulletin Board