Archive for June, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? June 21, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? June 21, 2021

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905) Sartre was a French philosopher, playwright, and novelist who became the foremost exponent of existentialism in the 20th century. His first novel, Nausea, was one of many works depicting man as a lonely being burdened with a terrifying freedom. He served in World War II, was taken prisoner, escaped, and was involved in the French resistance, during which he wrote multiple works. In 1964, he became the first person to voluntarily decline the Nobel Prize in Literature. Why did he refuse it? More…

by · June 21, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 21, 2021

Quote of the Day: June 21, 2021

Human feeling is like the mighty rivers that bless the earth: it does not wait for beauty—it flows with resistless force and brings beauty with it. George Eliot (1819-1880)

by · June 21, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 21, 2021

Word of the Day: June 21, 2021

mawkish Definition: (adjective) Excessively and objectionably sentimental. Synonyms: bathetic, hokey, maudlin, schmaltzy, sentimental, mushy, drippy Usage: His pathos is often exaggerated until it passes into mawkish sentimentality. Discuss.

by · June 21, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Matters of Faith: Liberty for All

Matters of Faith: Liberty for All

By Reverend J. Loren Russell Leviticus 25:9-10 NKJV “Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout […]

by · June 20, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Roberto Clemente Playground

Roberto Clemente Playground

Roberto Clemente State Park South Playground Reopens  By Robert Press The Riverbank site features new playground equipment, modern climbing structures, and adult fitness stations    The State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks), Bronx Borough President Ruben […]

by · June 19, 2021 · Bulletin Board

100 PERCENT Day 4 of Early Voting

100 PERCENT Election Update:  Early Voting Day 4 By Robert Press Early Voting for the first four days has been light to expected. Cumulative figures are,  June 12, Day 1 – Bronx – 2,247 – Citywide – 16,867 June 13, Day 2 – […]

by · June 19, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

China’s Nuclear Threat

Serious alarm bells are being rung as China accelerates its massive arms buildup. Beijing has acted aggressively towards most of its neighbors (except Russia, North Korea, and Pakistan) with its vast conventional forces, including the world’s largest navy. But it […]

by · June 19, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 19, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? June 19, 2021

Wallis Simpson (1896) Simpson was an American socialite for whom English King Edward VIII voluntarily abdicated the throne. Their relationship caused a furor in England because the Church of England at the time did not allow people with living ex-spouses to marry, and, as king, Edward was also head of the church. Simpson’s two ex-husbands were still alive when she married Edward on June 3, 1937, just six months after he relinquished his title. How did Wallis and Edward spend the rest of their lives together? More…

by · June 19, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 19, 2021

Quote of the Day: June 19, 2021

What one man can invent another can discover. Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

by · June 19, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 19, 2021

Word of the Day: June 19, 2021

cajolery Definition: (noun) Flattery intended to persuade. Synonyms: blandishment, palaver Usage: She used every possible means of cajolery to persuade her father to take her to the circus. Discuss.

by · June 19, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 18, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? June 18, 2021

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901) The youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Anastasia was allegedly murdered at age 17 along with her parents and siblings during the Russian Revolution. After the family’s execution, rumors swirled that Anastasia had managed to survive. The appearance of several imposters further fueled these rumors, as did the discovery of her family’s burial site in 1991 with two bodies missing. Has anyone been able to conclusively prove that Anastasia was indeed killed with the rest of her family? More…

by · June 18, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 18, 2021

Quote of the Day: June 18, 2021

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another. Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

by · June 18, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 18, 2021

Word of the Day: June 18, 2021

inchoate Definition: (adjective) Only partly in existence; imperfectly formed. Synonyms: incipient Usage: Dave looked at Mr. James Ward wonderingly, until that gentleman broke his train of inchoate thought. Discuss.

by · June 18, 2021 · Bulletin Board

THIRD GRADE STUDENTS FROM INWOOD TO RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE BY MUSICIANS AND PERFORMERS OF THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET

THIRD GRADE STUDENTS FROM INWOOD TO RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE BY MUSICIANS AND PERFORMERS OF THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET    Students from Zeta Charter Schools, Where Many Take Dance and Music Lessons from Kindergarten, Will Host Musicians and Performers of […]

by · June 15, 2021 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

William Garnett Jr. HONOREE PROFILE May 21, 2019 ISSUE: 2019 VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME William Garnett Jr. US Army | Private First Class Private First Class, William W. “Sackie” Garnett Jr.  was born in Elmont on November 28, 1942 and […]

by · June 15, 2021 · Bulletin Board