The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Calvin Parker Corporal Corporal Calvin Parker Award: Honoring Our Veterans Year: 2015 United States Marine Corps Corporal Calvin Parker nobly fought in the Vietnam War from 1966 until 1967, as a proud and brave member of the United States Marine Corps. Corporal Parker […]

by · February 24, 2021 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
Whose Birthday Is It? February 24, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? February 24, 2021

Jacques de Vaucanson (1709) The mechanically gifted 10th child of a French glove-maker, Vaucanson created some of the world’s first robots. His famous gold-plated “Digesting Duck” had hundreds of moving parts and could eat, drink, and defecate. In 1745, weavers pelted Vaucanson with stones when he created the first fully-automated loom, which utilized punch-card technology. Decades later, his ideas would prove pivotal to the Industrial Revolution. How many songs could his mechanical flutist perform? More…

by · February 24, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: February 24, 2021

Quote of the Day: February 24, 2021

To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)

by · February 24, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: February 24, 2021

Word of the Day: February 24, 2021

excrescence Definition: (noun) Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings. Synonyms: extrusion, gibbosity, hump, jut, bulge, protrusion, protuberance, swelling, bump, prominence Usage: A roof, Richard contended, was a part of the edifice that the ancients always endeavored to conceal, it being an excrescence in architecture that was only to be tolerated on account of its usefulness. Discuss.

by · February 24, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? February 23, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? February 23, 2021

Samuel Pepys (1633) One of the most celebrated diarists of all time, Pepys was born into a humble family but steadily improved his standing and eventually became an important public servant and royal confidant. His diary, which he kept throughout the 1660s, describes some of the most important events of his time, including the Great Fire of London and an outbreak of the plague. It also offers a vivid, intimate record of the author’s life. On New Year’s Eve 1661, Pepys made what resolution that he broke soon after? More…

by · February 23, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: February 23, 2021

Quote of the Day: February 23, 2021

To admit authorities, however heavily furred and gowned, into our libraries and let them tell us how to read, what to read, what value to place upon what we read, is to destroy the spirit of freedom which is the breath of those sanctuaries. Everywhere else we may be bound by laws and conventions—there we have none. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

by · February 23, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: February 23, 2021

Word of the Day: February 23, 2021

reverential Definition: (adjective) Feeling or manifesting veneration. Synonyms: venerating, respectful Usage: A pilgrimage is a reverential act, performed by reverent people. Discuss.

by · February 23, 2021 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle endorses Fernando Cabrera for Bronx Borough President.

COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA CALLS FOR INCREASE IN ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO CONTINUING RISE IN SUBWAY VIOLENCE, NYPD AND DOHMH TO WORK TOGETHER

Bronx, NY- The wave of violent subway crime, over recent months including riders being pushed onto the tracks and multiple stabbings, has left both riders and transit employees shaken.   “Violent subway crime of all types has increased for many […]

by · February 22, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? February 22, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? February 22, 2021

Ladislaus the Posthumous (1440) Born four months after the death of his father, Albert II of Hapsburg, Ladislaus spent much of his childhood under the control of his powerful guardians, who refused to surrender the boy to his rightful place as king of Bohemia and Hungary. Though he was finally crowned king of Bohemia at age 13, he was unable to gain control of his realms before dying, probably of poisoning, just four years later. His coronation as king of Hungary when he was a baby was made possible by what daring theft? More…

by · February 22, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: February 22, 2021

Quote of the Day: February 22, 2021

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain (1835-1910)

by · February 22, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: February 22, 2021

Word of the Day: February 22, 2021

eldritch Definition: (adjective) Suggesting the operation of supernatural influences. Synonyms: uncanny, weird, unearthly Usage: An eldritch screech from someone—or something—in the distance sent chills down my spine. Discuss.

by · February 22, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Matters of Faith: Strength No Matter What!

Matters of Faith: Strength No Matter What!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Philippians 4:10-13 “But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in regard […]

by · February 21, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Flies to Houston Texas to Help in Relief Effort

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Flies to Houston Texas to Help in Relief Effort

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined with Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia of Texas to volunteer at the Houston Food Bank. These Fierce Latina Leaders joined forces to motivate local Houston community leaders, elected officials, local business owners, citizens, and neighbors to […]

by · February 20, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? February 20, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? February 20, 2021

Tony Wilson (1950) Beginning in the late 1970s, the English city of Manchester became the epicenter of a vibrant music scene that produced such seminal bands as Joy Division, Happy Mondays, and the Stone Roses. One of the key people behind the Manchester scene was Wilson, a record label owner, club manager, and journalist. The 2002 film 24 Hour Party People is based on his life. Despite his widespread influence, he made little money from his work and was unable to pay for what expensive medical treatment? More…

by · February 20, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: February 20, 2021

Quote of the Day: February 20, 2021

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

by · February 20, 2021 · Bulletin Board