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…

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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) 

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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
Group of chickens walking around a green lawned garden on a free range urban farm, with gentle sunlight

Profile America: National Chicken Month

One of our favorite foods is being celebrated — it’s National Chicken Month, nicely complementing September’s Mushroom Month and Rice Month. The versatility of chicken — served in numerous ways ranging from Southern fried style to sandwiches to salads — […]

by · September 18, 2019 · Census, Profile America
NY Yankees pitcher Luis Severino. Credit: Wikipedia

Severino returns; Betances Setback For Yankees

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Luis Severino made his anticipated return on the mound Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium and the right-hander left little doubt about not being effective in his first start of the season. He threw four shutout […]

by · September 18, 2019 · Sports
Whose Birthday Is It? September 17, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? September 17, 2019

Maureen Connolly (1934) Known as “Little Mo,” Connolly was one of America’s greatest female tennis players. At 14, she became the youngest winner of the National Girl’s Tournament. At 16, she became the youngest player to win the US national singles championship and successfully defended the title in the two years that followed. She also won three straight Wimbledon championships starting in 1952. In 1953, she became the first woman to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year. Why did she retire at age 19? More…

by · September 17, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 17, 2019

Quote of the Day: September 17, 2019

That is the natural way of women…to scorn the one that loves them, and love the one that hates them. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

by · September 17, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 17, 2019

Word of the Day: September 17, 2019

dapper  Definition: (adjective) Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners. Synonyms: jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, spruce, dashing, snappy Usage: He smiled pleasantly upon her, looking very dapper in evening dress and a silk hat. Discuss.

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Alexander Hamilton - Government Official, Military Leader, Lawyer, Economist, Political Scientist, Journalist - Biography.com

Profile America: First Federal Loan

On this date in 1787, the Constitutional Convention wrapped up in Philadelphia with the delegates accepting the document and sending it on to the states for ratification. Two years and one day later, the new U.S. government had to become […]

by · September 17, 2019 · Census, History, Profile America
State Senator Jamaal Bailey with staffers that are called 'The Bailey Bunch'.

Legislative Update by Bronx State Senators

Bronx State Senators Jamaal Bailey, Alessandra Biaggi, Gustavo Rivera, and Luis Sepulveda, Thursday night held a Legislative Update of what went on in Albany this year. Nine-hundred and thirty-five bills were passed in the 2019 legislative session. State Senator Gustavo […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Those who participated in the softball game.

Bronx Democratic County Picnic and Softball Game

 It was a cloudy Saturday morning similar to last years Bronx Democratic County Picnic where the softball game was cancelled due to rain. This year there was only clouds however and the picnic had many Bronx elected officials in attendance. […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Dr. Richard Collins Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Dr. Richard Collins has devoted more than 50 years of his life to helping others during their time of need. As a Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
Coppola: Let Them Pitch

Coppola: Let Them Pitch

By William Coppola- Contributing Sports Columnist Enough is enough with all this analytical stuff when it comes to pitch counts in professional baseball. Pitchers arms will not fall off if they pitch nine innings. Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton, Jim Palmer and […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Sports
Seniors Workout Fun: City Parks Foundation Launch Free Senior Fitness Sessions In Bronx Parks

Seniors Workout Fun: City Parks Foundation Launch Free Senior Fitness Sessions In Bronx Parks

Summer is over  – no worries “swing into fall fitness” to maintain your perfect beach body. Across the boroughs, City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Fall Sports Program for seniors this month. This Fall, 500 seniors in 26 neighborhood parks and recreation centers are […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of September 16, 2019

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of September 16, 2019

Cases of Interest for the Week of September 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 ADAJudgePart #Status Defendant Name Case Details Navia, J.Michael77Trial Raul Olmeda Charged with Rape in the third-degree, Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance and additional charges. […]