Archive for February, 2017

Quote of the Day: February 21, 2017

Quote of the Day: February 21, 2017

I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

by · February 21, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: February 21, 2017

Word of the Day: February 21, 2017

Haggard Definition: (adjective) Showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering. Synonyms: Careworn, Drawn, Raddled, Worn Usage: His face was ghastly pale; his chin had a brown cut on it – a cut half healed; his expression was […]

by · February 21, 2017 · Bulletin Board
African American Abrazo (Embrace)  in New York

African American Abrazo (Embrace) in New York

African American Abrazo (Embrace) in New York Bronx, NY- State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz together with Assembly Members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda, Michael Blake, Victor Pichardo and Councilmember Rafael Salamanca announce the celebration of the Annual “African American Abrazo “Embrace” […]

by · February 21, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Letter to the Editor: Love Your Blackness

Letter to the Editor: Love Your Blackness

LOVE YOUR BLACKNESS… by DEBORAH OGUAMAH To brothers and sisters: I need your support to end African American Month Abrazo celebration. Don’t scarify your dignity because political leaders only want to recognize you one day of the year for Black […]

by · February 21, 2017 · Letter to the Editor
Animal Advocates Should Not Have To Play Tug Of War On Transparency With New Administration’s USDA

Animal Advocates Should Not Have To Play Tug Of War On Transparency With New Administration’s USDA

SCHUMER: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION USDA IS HIDING CRITICAL INFO THAT HELPS PREVENT ANIMAL CRUELTY AND TRACKS ‘PUPPY MILLS’; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO BRING BACK ONLINE DATABASE THAT TRACKS THOUSANDS OF BREEDING FACILITIES & PREVENTS CRUELTY; BRINGING ANIMAL ABUSE TO LIGHT DEMANDS […]

by · February 21, 2017 · Animal Issues, Government

Chairman Crowley Statement on Increase of Anti-Semitic Crimes in New York City

Chairman Crowley Statement on Increase of Anti-Semitic Crimes in New York City (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) made the following statement after a New York Police Department report released today detailed a spike in hate […]

by · February 21, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Engel Opposes GOP Resolution Curtailing Health Care Access

Engel Opposes GOP Resolution Curtailing Health Care Access

Engel Opposes GOP Resolution Curtailing Health Care Access Washington D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, voted against H.J. Res. 43, a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to disapprove of […]

by · February 21, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESS SERVICES TERMINATING ALL HOTEL AND CLUSTER-SITE CONTRACTS WITH BEDCO

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESS SERVICES TERMINATING ALL HOTEL AND CLUSTER-SITE CONTRACTS WITH BEDCO DHS seeks new nonprofit service providers to manage cluster shelters as first step toward phasing BEDCO out over coming months NEW YORK— The NYC Department of Homeless Services […]

by · February 21, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Profile America: First Telephone Directory

Profile America: First Telephone Directory

Tuesday, February 21 — In the early days of the telephone, knowing who had one and what the number was quickly became a problem. The first telephone directory in the U.S. was published on this date in 1878 in New Haven, […]

by · February 21, 2017 · Profile America
Whose Birthday Is It? February 20, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? February 20, 2017

Ansel Adams (1902) Adams was an American photographer famous for his black-and-white landscape photographs and for his many books about photography, including a series of technical instruction manuals: The Camera, The Negative, and The Print. He invented the “zone system,” […]

by · February 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: February 20, 2017

Quote of the Day: February 20, 2017

Too much work and too much energy kill a man just as effectively as too much assorted vice or too much drink. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

by · February 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: February 20, 2017

Word of the Day: February 20, 2017

Turbid Definition: (adjective) Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended. Synonyms: Murky, Cloudy, Muddy Usage: It was now early spring, and the river was swollen and turbulent, great cakes of floating ice were swinging heavily to and fro […]

by · February 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Police and fire department vehicles shutdown Jerome Avenue after a partial collapse of a 2-story public parking garage on Jerome Avenue.--Photo by David Greene

Early Morning Collapse at Bedford Park Parking Garage Destroys 20 – 30 Vehicles in Bedford Park

by David Greene Automobile owners who parked their vehicles at a public indoor parking garage in Bedford Park have been anxiously awaiting news if their vehicles were destroyed, after a large section of the second floor collapsed and pancaked onto […]

by · February 20, 2017 · Local News, News
BRONX DA: CASES OF INTEREST FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20, 2017

BRONX DA: CASES OF INTEREST FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Cesar Villavicencio (left) was found not guilty in the death of Pamela Stockwell, in a photo from a 2008 Halloween party. Credit: Bolton

Hall of Justice or Hall of Shame?

7-Years Later Jury Believes Death was Overdose and Not Strangulation by David Greene   Twelve jurors hearing evidence in an alleged strangulation murder have taken the defense attorney’s alternative theory that despite severe bruising and a rocky relationship, the woman […]