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Quote of the Day: March 5, 2017

Quote of the Day: March 5, 2017

We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe. Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

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Word of the Day: March 5, 2017

Word of the Day: March 5, 2017

Prosody Definition: (noun) The Study of the metrical structure of verse. Synonyms: Metrics Usage: He was a master of meter, and contributed certain modifications to the laws of Chinese prosody which exist to the present day.

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New Report Reveals de Blasio Administration Has Systematically Denied Charter Schools Public Space Since 2014

New Report Reveals de Blasio Administration Has Systematically Denied Charter Schools Public Space Since 2014

New Report Reveals de Blasio Administration Has Systematically Denied Charter Schools Public Space Since 2014 City’s Rejections Have Posed Major Challenges for NYC Families and Charter Leaders, Kept Schools from Reaching More High-Need Communities School Leaders Join Dozens of Parents […]

After wave of threats against JCCs, IDC announces Religious Freedom Package

After wave of threats against JCCs, IDC announces Religious Freedom Package

After wave of threats against JCCs, IDC announces Religious Freedom Package Legislative measures crackdown on hate against all religious groups Albany, NY — After four bomb threats were lodged against Jewish Community Centers in New York, members of the Independent […]

Sepulveda Hosts Know Your Rights Immigration Workshop, March 5

Sepulveda Hosts Know Your Rights Immigration Workshop, March 5

An effort to calm fears and explain rights Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda along with Senators Ruben Diaz and Jeff Klein will hold a “Know Your Rights” workshop for immigrants  at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, right after the Spanish language […]

Profile America: FM Radio Debuts

Profile America: FM Radio Debuts

Sunday, March 5 — FM radio is 76 years old. In March 1941, the first commercial FM station went on the air — W47NV in Nashville, Tennessee. FM —standing for frequency modulation — was first proposed in a scientific paper written […]

by · March 5, 2017 · Profile America
Whose Birthday Is It? March 4, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? March 4, 2017

Miriam Makeba (1932) Nicknamed “Mama Africa,” Makeba was a Grammy Award-winning singer and activist. In 1963, after she testified against apartheid before the UN, South Africa revoked her citizenship and right to return to the country. She settled in the […]

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Quote of the Day: March 4, 2017

Quote of the Day: March 4, 2017

Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke. Willa Cather (1873-1947)

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Word of the Day: March 4, 2017

Word of the Day: March 4, 2017

Sporty Definition: (adjective) Marked by conspicuous display. Synonyms: Flashy, Gaudy, Jazzy, Showy Usage: The Thompsons thought it inappropriate that their newly widowed neighbor wore such a sporty outfit to her husband’s funeral.

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BOROUGH PRESIDENTS CALL FOR ACTION ON LEAD IN PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLY

BOROUGH PRESIDENTS CALL FOR ACTION ON LEAD IN PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLY

BOROUGH PRESIDENTS CALL FOR ACTION ON LEAD IN PUBLIC SCHOOL WATER SUPPLY All five borough presidents have partnered on a letter to New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, urging the Department of Education to take immediate action regarding recent […]

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After City’s Shelter Announcement, Senator Klein Introduces New Legislation to Give Communities a Louder Voice in Shelter Placement

After City’s Shelter Announcement, Senator Klein Introduces New Legislation to Give Communities a Louder Voice in Shelter Placement Legislation would ensure that communities are given advance notice of hotel use; and lengthen period of review for permanent homeless shelters Albany, […]

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BP Diaz Testifies In Favor of a "Nail and Beauty Salon Letter Grading System."

Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Before the City Council Oversight Committee

Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Before the City Council Oversight Committee RE: School Planning and Siting for New Capacity February 28, 2017 Good morning. With the formation of a mayoral commission on school overcrowding, we can do […]

Southwest Bronx Community Receiving New Sewers and Water Mains, Extensive Infrastructure Upgrades

Southwest Bronx Community Receiving New Sewers and Water Mains, Extensive Infrastructure Upgrades

Southwest Bronx Community Receiving New Sewers and Water Mains, Extensive Infrastructure Upgrades $46 Million Project Managed by NYC DDC (Bronx, NY –March 1, 2017) Residents who live near Southern Boulevard between Boston Road and Westchester Avenue in the Bronx will […]

Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance Town Hall Meeting – March 6th

Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance Town Hall Meeting – March 6th

by · March 4, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? March 3, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? March 3, 2017

George Mortimer Pullman (1831) Pullman was a successful American industrialist and the inventor of the railroad sleeping car. In 1893, he built a company town for his workers in Illinois, and it was showcased in the World’s Fair as a […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Bulletin Board