The ribbon cutting of the new BRAG office at 1 West Fordham Road.

Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence

Wednesday afternoon Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence Northwest opened its second Bronx location at One East Fordham Road at the corner of Jerome Avenue. In 2015 BRAG West opened at Good Shepherd Services on West 183rd Street. The goal of […]

by · September 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The ribbon cutting.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The home of Music and Arts some call the Lincoln Center of the Bronx, the Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts has finished its $15.4 million dollar renovation. Thursday was the ribbon cutting ceremony that added over five thousand square feet […]

by · September 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 20, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? September 20, 2019

James Dewar (1842) Dewar was a British chemist and physicist best known for his work on the properties of matter at very low temperatures and the liquefaction of gases. In the course of his work, he liquefied and solidified hydrogen and invented the Dewar flask. Used for storing liquefied gases, his Dewar flask—a double-walled flask with an insulating vacuum between the inner and outer walls—became essential in low-temperature scientific work. What everyday item was patterned after Dewar’s flask? More…

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Quote of the Day: September 20, 2019

Quote of the Day: September 20, 2019

Virtue is like a rich stone,—best plain set. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) 

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Word of the Day: September 20, 2019

Word of the Day: September 20, 2019

anthropomorphous  Definition: (adjective) Suggesting human characteristics for animals or inanimate things. Synonyms: humanlike Usage: My comic strip features an anthropomorphous frog that walks upright, wears a bowtie and vest, and speaks only in rhyming couplets

by · September 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Profile America: Clean Water

Profile America: Clean Water

Friday, September 20th. We pretty much take for granted that the municipal water that comes out of the faucets in our homes is safe to drink. But getting to that point 125 years ago was a major advance for civilization […]

by · September 20, 2019 · Census, Environment, History, Profile America
Yankees Statement regarding Domingo German Domestic Violence Situation

Yankees Statement regarding Domingo German Domestic Violence Situation

STATEMENT FROM THE NEW YORK YANKEES RE: PLACEMENT OF DOMINGO GERMÁN ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE UNDER THE JOINT MLB-MLBPA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POLICY   “We fully support all measures being undertaken by the Commissioner’s Office pursuant to the Policy on Domestic Violence. We support […]

by · September 19, 2019 · Sports
Members of the Carpenters Union were most of the audience.

Public hearing on sale of 34 acres of Bronx Psychiatric Center by State ESD

Most of the small audience at the public hearing on the sale of thirty-four acres of the old Bronx Psychiatric Center were members of the Carpenters Union. Only four members of the public spoke with two from the Carpenters Union […]

by · September 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 19, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? September 19, 2019

“Mama” Cass Elliot (1941) Elliot was an American singer and member of the vocal group The Mamas & the Papas. After the group broke up, she had a successful solo career, releasing several studio albums. In 1974, after a series of performances at the London Palladium, Elliot was found dead in an apartment loaned to her by singer Harry Nilsson—the same apartment where drummer Keith Moon died four years later. Although Elliot died from a heart attack, an often repeated urban myth states that she died by choking on what? More…

by · September 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 19, 2019

Quote of the Day: September 19, 2019

As to people saying a few idle words about us, we must not mind that, any more than the old church-steeple minds the rooks cawing about it. George Eliot (1819-1880) 

by · September 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 19, 2019

Word of the Day: September 19, 2019

chasten  Definition: (verb) Censure severely. Synonyms: castigate, chastise, objurgate, correct Usage: His mother will undoubtedly chasten him for those insensitive remarks. Discuss.

by · September 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Credit: True Value Paint

Profile America: Paint

Types of paint have been used by people starting tens of thousands of years ago to enliven cave walls. In more recent centuries, paint was applied to make signs or decorated objects.Until 152 years ago, paints had to be tinted […]

by · September 19, 2019 · History, Profile America
Whose Birthday Is It? September 18, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? September 18, 2019

Samuel Johnson (1709) Johnson was a British man of letters and one of the outstanding figures of 18th-century England. In 1755, after eight years of work, he published his monumental Dictionary of the English Language, considered the first great English dictionary. His aphorisms helped make him one of the most frequently quoted English writers. His biography, written by his contemporary James Boswell, is one of the most admired biographies of all time. How many entries did Johnson’s dictionary include? More…

by · September 18, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 18, 2019

Quote of the Day: September 18, 2019

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration? George Eliot (1819-1880) 

by · September 18, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 18, 2019

Word of the Day: September 18, 2019

counterbalance  Definition: (verb) Oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions. Synonyms: countervail, neutralize, counteract Usage: That gentleman grew every day fonder of little Tommy, as if he intended to counterbalance his severity to the father with … affection towards the son. Discuss.

by · September 18, 2019 · Bulletin Board