Whose Birthday Is It? January 13, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 13, 2021

Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832) Alger was an American author who wrote more than 100 children’s books. Highly formulaic, each taught that through honesty, perseverance, and hard work, poor but virtuous lads could prevail in life. Published in 1868, the first of those books, Ragged Dick, was an immediate success. Despite the weaknesses of Alger’s writing, his books ultimately sold more than 20 million copies, making him one of the most popular writers of the 19th century. What ended Alger’s previous career as a minister? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 13, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 13, 2021

Light is the task where many share the toil. Homer (900 BC-800 BC)

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Word of the Day: January 13, 2021

Word of the Day: January 13, 2021

aseptic Definition: (adjective) Free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms. Synonyms: sterile Usage: The use of aseptic instruments in the operating room has significantly reduced the incidence of postsurgical infections. Discuss.

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Bronx State Senator Luis Sepulveda Turns Himself In After His Wife Accuses Him of Assault

This morning State Senator Luis Sepulveda turned himself in at the 48th Precinct facing charges that he assaulted his wife. It was reported that his wife Elizabeth called 911 Saturday shortly after the senator who is running for Bronx Borough […]

by · January 12, 2021 · Bulletin Board

CORRECTION: COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA CALLS FOR RESIGNATION OF NY STATE SENATOR LUIS SEPULVEDA FOLLOWING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION CHARGES

COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA CALLS FOR RESIGNATION OF NY STATE SENATOR LUIS SEPULVEDA FOLLOWING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION CHARGES   Bronx, NY- Following today’s charges against New York State Senator Luis Sepulveda, New York City Council Member and Majority […]

by · January 12, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 12, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 12, 2021

Ferdinand I, King of the Two Sicilies (1751) Ferdinand became king of Naples in 1759 when his father ascended to the Spanish throne. A weak ruler, he was greatly influenced by his wife, the arguably more capable Maria Carolina of Austria. The execution of her sister, Marie Antoinette of France, induced Ferdinand to fight against the French Revolution. The French then invaded Naples—twice. Ferdinand regained control of Naples and took over Sicily, but his despotism prompted an 1820 insurrection. What secret society influenced the uprising? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 12, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 12, 2021

So, naturalists observe, a flea Has smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller still to bite ’em; And so proceed ad infinitum. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

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Word of the Day: January 12, 2021

Word of the Day: January 12, 2021

glutton Definition: (noun) A person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously. Synonyms: gourmand, gorger, gannet, gobbler, pig Usage: He is a real glutton when it comes to junk food, but somehow he stays skinny as a toothpick. Discuss.

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Matters of Faith: Strength in Weakness

Matters of Faith: Strength in Weakness

By Rev. J. Loren Russell 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (vv. 6-10) NKJV ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ “For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me […]

by · January 10, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
A group photo with Councilman Gjonaj, The Three King, members of the Clergy who helped, Santa Claus, Executive Team members from the Bronx McDonald's, and some of the children who participated in the event.

Three Kings Event in 13th Council District

Balthasar, Melchior, and Gasper The three Kings came to say hello to Councilman Mark Gjonaj at his office on Williamsbridge Road  Wednesday, and to help Santa give out a sleigh full of toys to the boys and girls who stopped […]

by · January 8, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 8, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 8, 2021

Carl Ransom Rogers (1902) An influential American psychologist, Rogers is best known for having developed the technique of nondirective therapy, in which therapists refrain from offering advice or interpretation so as to allow clients to talk freely. By the 1960s, his method had been widely adopted, and Rogers became one of the best-known professionals in his field. His books include 1961’s On Becoming a Person. According to Rogers, what are the characteristics of a fully functioning person living “the good life”? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 8, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 8, 2021

Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation. Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

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Word of the Day: January 8, 2021

Word of the Day: January 8, 2021

enrapture Definition: (verb) To fill with delight. Synonyms: enchant, enthrall, ravish, transport Usage: The Harry Potter books have enraptured millions of young readers. Discuss.

by · January 8, 2021 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Rodney K. Moore Award: Honoring Our Veterans Year: 2015 U.S. Air Force Rodney Moore began his military career when he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1976. He became proficient in refueling all aircraft, including fighter jets and transit aircraft. Mr. […]

by · January 7, 2021 · Veterans
Whose Birthday Is It? January 7, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 7, 2021

Millard Fillmore (1800) Born in a log cabin in rural New York, Fillmore was compelled to work at an early age to help support his large, impoverished family. Despite his limited education, he became a lawyer and was elected vice president under Zachary Taylor. Upon Taylor’s death in 1850, Fillmore was sworn in as president. His attempt to take a moderate stance on the highly contentious issue of slavery ended his political career. While being fed soup, a dying Fillmore made what remark that turned out to be his last? More…

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