A boilerplate CST-100 Starliner is lifted skyward by a balloon for a drop test of the Starliner's parachute system. Photo credit: Boeing

Vernuccio’s View: U.S. Manned Space Program Returns

The American space program is moving into high gear. An uncrewed Starliner, designated CST-100, built by Boeing as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, is over 16 feet tall. It is scheduled to be launched, unmanned, from Florida’s Kennedy Center […]

by · December 14, 2019 · Technology, Vernuccio's View
Danny Aiello Did The Right Thing

Danny Aiello Did The Right Thing

By Rich Mancuso When Danny Aiello crossed paths with yours truly in 1974, there was no conception who was on the microphone up in a small press box calling plays as the public address announcer at a DeWitt Clinton High […]

by · December 13, 2019 · Entertainment, News
Winter Wonderland Event at Yankee Stadium

Winter Wonderland Event at Yankee Stadium

Photos: New York Yankees Yankee Stadium’s Great Hall was once again transformed into the North Pole when the New York Yankees hosted the 10th annual Bronx Winter Wonderland event tonight. This event treated several thousand local youth to a holiday […]

by · December 13, 2019 · Sports
Everyone poses in front of the tree. Santa and Councilman King are in the last row if you are playing the Where's Santa and Councilman King game.

Gun Hill Houses Christmas Tree Lighting

 It was a cool night Thursday, and there was plenty of hot chocolate with bags of marshmallows on Gun Hill Road at White Plains Road for the Christmas tree lighting by Councilman Andy King. Councilman King brought with him a […]

by · December 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
A group photo with the three owners of Conti's Bakery, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, his Communications Director Rachel Ferrari, and Camelia Tepelus the Executive Director of the Morris Park Business Improvement District. Yes that is a delicious Conit's famous canola that Senator Rivera is now enjoying.

Conti Bakery Receives Award From State Senator Rivera

Conti’s Bakery located at 786 Morris Park Avenue a fixture in the Morris Park/Van Nest communities for 98 years received a New York State Empire Award from State Senator Gustavo Rivera. Senator Rivera going around his district to find local […]

by · December 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 12, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? December 12, 2019

Talcott Parsons (1902) From 1927 until his retirement in 1974, Parsons, an American sociologist, trained three generations of students at Harvard University. He was known for his attempt to construct a single theoretical framework within which general and specific characteristics of societies could be systematically classified and was largely responsible for introducing the work of Émile Durkheim and Max Weber to American sociologists. Why was Parsons considered one of the most controversial sociologists in the world? More…

by · December 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: December 12, 2019

Quote of the Day: December 12, 2019

It is impossible for good or evil to last for ever; and hence it follows that the evil having lasted long, the good must be now nigh at hand. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) 

by · December 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 12, 2019

Word of the Day: December 12, 2019

ballyhoo  Definition: (noun) Blatant or sensational promotion. Synonyms: hoopla, hype, plug Usage: The ballyhoo that accompanied Kyle’s campaign for student council was ultimately unnecessary, as no one chose to run against him. Discuss.

by · December 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Cole Contract Could Be A Yankees Risk

Cole Contract Could Be A Yankees Risk

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Go back to October and the Yankees failures with their at bats were the major and contributing factors coming up short again to the Houston Astros. It was not Masahiro Tanaka, Luis Severino, James Paxton, […]

by · December 11, 2019 · Sports
Bronx DA: Bronx Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Friend

Bronx DA: Bronx Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Friend

BRONX MAN SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FATALLY STABBING FRIEND Jury Found Defendant Guilty of First-Degree Manslaughter Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally stabbing his friend in 2016. District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant killed his friend, a father of one, by […]

Bronx DA: Bronx Prosecutor to Receive Thomas E. Dewey Medal

Bronx DA: Bronx Prosecutor to Receive Thomas E. Dewey Medal

BRONX PROSECUTOR TO RECEIVE THOMAS E. DEWEY MEDAL ADA Astrid Borgstedt Will Be Honored By New York City Bar Association Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that Assistant District Attorney Astrid Borgstedt is a recipient of the Thomas […]

by · December 11, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 11, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? December 11, 2019

Hector Berlioz (1803) Berlioz was a French Romantic composer. He studied music in Paris against his parents’ wishes, and his first great score, Symphonie fantastique, became a landmark of the Romantic era. An impassioned and contentious critic, he was constantly at war with the musical establishment. Although he was the most compelling French musical figure of his time, his distinctive compositional style kept almost all his music out of the repertory until the mid-20th century. What are his most famous works? More…

by · December 11, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: December 11, 2019

Quote of the Day: December 11, 2019

All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

by · December 11, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 11, 2019

Word of the Day: December 11, 2019

wayfarer  Definition: (noun) A traveler going on a trip. Synonyms: journeyer Usage: A little way past the inn we came upon a notice-board whereon the lord of the manor warned all wayfarers against trespassing. Discuss. 

by · December 11, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Michigan State and Wake Forest to Play in 2019 New Era Pinstripe Bowl At Yankee Stadium

Michigan State and Wake Forest to Play in 2019 New Era Pinstripe Bowl At Yankee Stadium

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Michigan State University and Wake Forest University accepted invitations to play in the 2019 New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Friday, December 27, with kickoff scheduled for 3:20 p.m. (ET). A press conference with New Era Pinstripe Bowl […]

by · December 10, 2019 · Sports