Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. Has Decided Not To Run For Re-election

Everything Has Its End You should know that “Everything Has Its End” is a (Salsa) tune, made famous and sung by the late, great, Puerto Rican salsa singer Héctor Juan Pérez Martínez, better known as Héctor Lavoe. This song hints at the […]

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Matters of Faith: Do Your Part

Matters of Faith: Do Your Part

By: Rev. J. Loren Russell “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;” Ephesians 4:11 KJV When the church was birthed and began to grow, workers were needed to serve in various […]

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Whose Birthday Is It? July 14, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 14, 2020

Owen Wister (1860) Wister was an American author who is best remembered for his contributions to western fiction. A well-to-do Harvard graduate, he suffered from ill health and summered in the American West, where he gained much inspiration for his writings. His popular 1902 novel The Virginian is regarded as the first western. It tells the tale of a cattle rancher who depends on a harsh code of ethics, and it helped establish the cowboy as an American folk hero. To whom is the book dedicated? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 14, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 14, 2020

We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) 

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Word of the Day: July 14, 2020

Word of the Day: July 14, 2020

statuesque  Definition: (adjective) Suggestive of a statue, as in proportion, grace, or dignity. Synonyms: stately Usage: She was of majestic form and stature, her attitudes were imposing and statuesque, and her gestures and movements distinguished by a noble and stately grace. Discuss.

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The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

SFC Rick Connors Award: Veterans Hall of Fame Year: 2010 Richard was born, raised and educated in Auburn, New York. He began his naval career in 1963 and served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve for seven years, being honorably […]

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Whose Birthday Is It? July 13, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 13, 2020

Harrison Ford (1942) Ford is an American actor who had minor roles on screen and TV before achieving stardom in George Lucas’s 1977 hit movie Star Wars. He then took on the role of Indiana Jones and graduated to dramatic films like Blade Runner, Witness, and The Fugitive. His rugged good looks and wry charm made him one of the most popular actors of his day. A noted conservationist, Ford has had a species of spider and a species of ant named for him. How did he get the scar on his chin? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 13, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 13, 2020

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. John Milton (1608-1674)

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Word of the Day: July 13, 2020

Word of the Day: July 13, 2020

adulterate  Definition: (verb) Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones. Synonyms: dilute, debase, load, stretch Usage: Our supply of coffee was running out, so I suggested we adulterate it with ground acorns to make it last longer. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? July 12, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 12, 2020

Oscar Hammerstein II (1895) The grandson of an opera impresario of the same name, Hammerstein studied law before beginning the theater career that made him one of the foremost songwriters in the US. In the early 1940s, he began a prolific and successful collaboration with Richard Rodgers that resulted in plays like The King and I, The Sound of Music, and the Pulitzer Prize winners Oklahoma! and South Pacific. The eight-time Tony Award winner is also the only person named Oscar to have done what? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 12, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 12, 2020

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

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Word of the Day: July 12, 2020

Word of the Day: July 12, 2020

flinty  Definition: (adjective) Showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings. Synonyms: granitic, obdurate, stony Usage: He maintained a hard, careless deportment, indicative of neither joy nor sorrow: if anything, it expressed a flinty gratification at a piece of difficult work successfully executed. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? July 11, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 11, 2020

John Quincy Adams (1767) The son of a US president, Adams accompanied his father on diplomatic missions as a child and began his own political career at 14. A talented ambassador, he became secretary of state under President James Monroe. In 1824, he defeated Andrew Jackson in the presidential race, but he was unpopular in this role and lost to Jackson in the next election. He was then elected to Congress, where he served until his death. An outspoken opponent of slavery, he defended what famous mutineers in 1841? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 11, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 11, 2020

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude — roots that can be pulled up. George Eliot (1819-1880)

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Word of the Day: July 11, 2020

Word of the Day: July 11, 2020

interject  Definition: (verb) To insert between other elements. Synonyms: interpose, throw in, come in, inject, put in Usage: He listened thoughtfully, interjecting only the odd word. Discuss. 

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