World's First Cellphone Call - April 3 1973 by Martin Cooper. (YouTube)

Profile America: Birth of Cell Phones

Sunday, October 13. With the national median age being 38.2 years, only about half of the country’s population experienced life in what might strike young people as a bleak, dark and difficult age. Practically unimaginable today, there was a time […]

by · October 13, 2019 · History, Profile America, Technology
Matters of Faith: Gainfully Employed

Matters of Faith: Gainfully Employed

By Rev. J. Loren Russell  “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. […]

by · October 13, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Scriptural Inspirations

Scriptural Inspirations

GAINFULLY EMPLOYED “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation […]

by · October 11, 2019 · Religion, Spiritual Inspiration
Yankees Are Ready For Astros Or Rays

Yankees Are Ready For Astros Or Rays

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Make all the comparisons, analyze all the stats and if the upset minded Rays don’t finish off the Astros we are back to a rematch in the Bronx and in Houston of a classic ALCS […]

by · October 10, 2019 · Sports

Bronx DA: Man Indicted For Possessing Forged Check And Stealing $40,000 From Elderly Bronx Woman

For Immediate Release October 9, 2019 MAN INDICTED FOR POSSESSING FORGED CHECK AND STEALING $40,000 FROM ELDERLY BRONX WOMAN Defendant Used Forged JPMorgan Chase Check; Withdrew Funds From Several TD Bank Locations Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced […]

by · October 10, 2019 · Uncategorized
Assemblywoman Karines Reyes listening to VNNA Vice-President Sharlene Jackson-Mendez.

October Van Nest Neighborhood Association Meeting

VNNA President Bernadette Ferrara opened the monthly meeting with the Presidents Report, which included mention of the Sunday’s Bronx Columbus Day Parade. She mentioned that this year the parade would start at Bronxdale Avenue and turn up Williamsbridge Road ending […]

by · October 10, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 10, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? October 10, 2019

? Thelonious Monk (1917)One of the key innovators of modern jazz, Monk worked as a pianist in the early 1940s at Minton’s Playhouse and other clubs where the rudiments of the new jazz style were being developed. Known for his highly idiosyncratic, percussive playing, he performed with many notable jazz musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, before recording under his own name beginning in 1947. Monk is one of only five jazz musicians to have been featured on the cover of Time magazine. Who are the other four? More… 

by · October 10, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 10, 2019

Quote of the Day: October 10, 2019

The distinction between freedom and liberty is not accurately known; naturalists have never been able to find a living specimen of either. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · October 10, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 10, 2019

Word of the Day: October 10, 2019

petiole  Definition: (noun) The slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf. Synonyms: leafstalk Usage: Beth pruned her plants methodically, snipping dead leaves at their petioles and throwing them in the compost. Discuss. 

by · October 10, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Jul 26, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Sporting Kansas City defender Botond Barath (2) and New York City FC midfielder Alexandru Mitrita (28) battles for the ball during the first half at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

NYCFC Academy Player From Bronx Named To US National Team

New York City FC First Team and Academy Players Named ToUnited States National Team for FIFA U-17 World Cup New York City FC’s First Team and Academy are represented by four participants on the United States U-17 Men’s National Team […]

by · October 10, 2019 · Sports
Coppola: The Wacky World Of Baseball

Coppola: The Wacky World Of Baseball

By William Coppola: Contributing Writer/ Bronx Chronicle Sports Wow, what a wild playoff season so far. When the heavily favorite Astros play the “How are they even still playing” Tampa Bay Rays tonight, in what will be the final game of their […]

by · October 10, 2019 · Sports
Williamsbridge NAACP Pink Parade With Councilman Andy King

Williamsbridge NAACP Pink Parade With Councilman Andy King

By Robert Press Monday October seventh was the Williamsbridge NAACP Early Childhood Education Center Pink Parade with Grand Marshal Councilman Andy King. The children and adults lined up outside the center on East 219th Street. From there they marched to […]

by · October 10, 2019 · News
Whose Birthday Is It? October 9, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? October 9, 2019

Walter O’Malley (1903) Born in New York City, O’Malley was the owner of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team from 1950 to 1979. In 1958, he moved the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles and helped to coordinate the move of the New York Giants to San Francisco at a time when there were no teams west of Missouri. Though ultimately successful, the transplantation of the Dodgers made O’Malley a target of vilification by Brooklyn fans. However, some blame what powerful official for the team’s move? More…

by · October 9, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 9, 2019

Quote of the Day: October 9, 2019

It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humor. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

by · October 9, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 9, 2019

Word of the Day: October 9, 2019

habitant  Definition: (noun) A person who inhabits a particular place. Synonyms: denizen, dweller Usage: The cave’s only habitant appeared filthy and unshaven, suggesting that he had been living there for some time. Discuss.

by · October 9, 2019 · Bulletin Board