Coppola:  Being Hit By The Pitch Never Hurt This Much

Coppola: Being Hit By The Pitch Never Hurt This Much

By William Coppola: Bronx Chronicle Sports Commissioner Rob Manfred issued a warning to all teams, other than the Houston Astros, to not throw at Houston players this season.” Throwing to hurt a defenseless player has always bothered me and should never […]

by · February 17, 2020 · Sports
Yoenis Cespedes Can’t Remain Silent And Fans Deserve Better

Yoenis Cespedes Can’t Remain Silent And Fans Deserve Better

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor “Not today, not tomorrow, not at all this year.”  Welcome to the 2020 baseball season of Yoenis Cespedes. Yes, those were his comments, Monday, when he emerged on the field down in Port St. Lucie. […]

by · February 17, 2020 · Sports
Matters of Faith: Learn it! Live it! Teach it!

Matters of Faith: Learn it! Live it! Teach it!

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. “And these words which I command you today shall […]

by · February 16, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Whose Birthday Is It? February 14, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? February 14, 2020

Renée Fleming (1959) Fleming is an American soprano who specializes in opera and lieder, a type of German art song intended for soloists. The daughter of two music teachers, Fleming graduated from SUNY Potsdam in 1981 with a degree in music education and went on to study at Eastman School of Music and Juilliard. Her professional debut was in Austria in 1986. She has won numerous awards for her roles in opera and for the classical music she has recorded. What did Fleming do to pay for her studies at Juilliard? More…

by · February 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: February 14, 2020

Quote of the Day: February 14, 2020

Novels so often provide an anodyne and not an antidote, glide one into torpid slumbers instead of rousing one with a burning brand. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

by · February 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: February 14, 2020

Word of the Day: February 14, 2020

walkaway  Definition: (noun) An easy victory. Synonyms: blowout, romp, runaway, shoo-in, laugher Usage: Stanley has a gift for science and has won first prize at his past four science fairs, so this year’s fair is almost a guaranteed walkaway for him. Discuss.

by · February 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. greets his constituents along the Grand Concourse during the 26th Annual Gran Parada Dominicana de El Bronx (Bronx Dominican Day Parade) on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Dominican Heritage Month Celebration

Mary Sullivan, CSEA President. (Facebook)

Speaker Heastie Congratulates New CSEA President Mary Sullivan

“Congratulations to Mary E. Sullivan on her election to president of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA),” said Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in a statement. Heastie praised Sullivan’s “long history of standing up for New York’s workers, fighting so their […]

by · February 14, 2020 · Labor, News
in game six of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Time For Beltran And Cora To Speak About Cheating Scandal

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa. Alex Bregman. They, and some of the other culprits of the 2017 Houston Astros sign stealing cheating scandal  faced the media for the first time Thursday at their West Palm Beach […]

by · February 14, 2020 · Sports
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AG James Voices Support for Legalization of Surrogacy in New York

Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement in support of legalizing gestational surrogacy in New York: “Our antiquated surrogacy ban makes it prohibitively expensive and burdensome for many New Yorkers to become parents. Countless families, particularly members of the […]

by · February 13, 2020 · Family, LGBT Issues, News
TEAM DIAZ 2020 (L _ R) 32nd State Senate candidate John Perez, 15th Congressional candidate Ruben Diaz , a friend of TEAM DIAZ 2020, Councilman Rafael Salamanca, and 79th Assembly candidate George Alvarez).

What You Should Know: Delegation Visits Guánica, PR

You should know that this Tuesday, February 11th at 11:00 am I will be visiting the city of Guánica in Puerto Rico. A delegation of people including Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Federico Pérez, Gumersindo Martinez, George Álvarez, Angel Gaud, […]

by · February 13, 2020 · News
AG James Takes Action to Ensure Safe, Rapid, and Complete Dismantling of Indian Point

AG James Takes Action to Ensure Safe, Rapid, and Complete Dismantling of Indian Point

Attorney General Letitia James today took action to ensure the safe, rapid, and thorough decommissioning and site restoration at Indian Point Energy Center (IP), a nuclear power facility located in the Hudson Valley slated to end all power generation next […]

by · February 13, 2020 · Energy, News
Front row (L - R) - PPNA Secretary Louis Lutneck, Vice-President Steve Glosser, and DSNY community Liason  Joseph Ottomanelli. Back row - PPNA Sergeant at Arms Oscar Ruiz, Board members Lance Zavin and Debby Kawalick.

Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association February Meeting

While PPNA President Edith Blitzer was absent from Tuesday’s meeting Vice- President Steve Glosser did an excellent job of running the meeting. The main thrust of the meeting was about the new plastic bag ban which begins March 1, 2020. […]

by · February 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? February 13, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? February 13, 2020

Grant Wood (1891) Wood was an American artist famous for painting scenes from the rural Midwest that feature austere people and stylized landscapes. Born in Iowa, Wood traveled to Europe in the 1920s and was exposed to the late medieval primitive painting style that would later influence his own art. One of the best-known icons of American art, his American Gothic features a stern Midwestern farmer holding a pitchfork and a woman who is often assumed to be the farmer’s wife but is not. Who is she? More…

by · February 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: February 13, 2020

Quote of the Day: February 13, 2020

I realized that ritual will always mean throwing away something; destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods. Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

by · February 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board