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Whose Birthday Is It? March 4, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? March 4, 2021

Jack Sheppard (1702) A popular English criminal who served as the basis for the character Macheath in John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, Sheppard was arrested and imprisoned five times in 1724 alone. The first four times, he escaped. The fifth time, he was executed. Because his crimes were all non-violent, he was well liked, especially by the lower classes, and he became a fixture in the folklore of the era. His execution resembled a party, with the 22-year-old stopping to do what on his way to the gallows? More… irth

by · March 4, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 4, 2021

Quote of the Day: March 4, 2021

Charm and nothing but charm at last grows a little tiresome…It’s a relief then to deal with a man who isn’t quite so delightful but a little more sincere. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

by · March 4, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 4, 2021

Word of the Day: March 4, 2021

lily-livered Definition: (adjective) Weak or lacking in courage; cowardly. Synonyms: chickenhearted, yellow-bellied Usage: I have never seen such a lily-livered bunch of wimps in my life! Discuss.

by · March 4, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? March 2, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? March 2, 2021

Moe Berg (1902) Once known as “the brainiest man in baseball,” Berg was a professional athlete who became a professional spy. Though he played for several teams over a span of 15 seasons, he never distinguished himself on the field or at bat. He did, however, speak seven languages, and obtained degrees in languages and law from Princeton and Columbia. At one point in his espionage career, the former backup shortstop and catcher was tasked with helping to determine whether or not to assassinate whom? More…

by · March 2, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 2, 2021

Quote of the Day: March 2, 2021

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

by · March 2, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 2, 2021

Word of the Day: March 2, 2021

avowal Definition: (noun) An open statement of affirmation; frank acknowledgment or admission. Synonyms: avouchment Usage: He had no right to extort a confession of attachment from me when he had made no correspondent avowal himself. Discuss.

by · March 2, 2021 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle endorses Fernando Cabrera for Bronx Borough President.

COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA CALLS FOR CREATION OF AMNESTY PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESS SUMMONSES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA CALLS FOR CREATION OF AMNESTY PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESS SUMMONSES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC   Bronx, NY- New York City Council Member and Majority Whip Fernando Cabrera is calling for amnesty for small businesses that received summonses […]

by · March 1, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? March 1, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? March 1, 2021

Marcus Valerius Martialis, AKA Martial (c. 38 CE) Born in what is now Spain, Martial went as a young man to Rome, where he associated with prominent figures and won fame for his wit and poetry. He is renowned for his 12 books of epigrams—short, pithy sayings, often with a satiric or paradoxical twist. Pointed and often obscene, the poems provide a picture of Roman society during the early empire that is remarkable for its accurate portrayal of human foibles. In one verse, he accuses a man of burning down his own house for what reason? More…

by · March 1, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 1, 2021

Quote of the Day: March 1, 2021

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice. Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

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Word of the Day: March 1, 2021

Word of the Day: March 1, 2021

situated Definition: (adjective) Having a place or location. Synonyms: located, placed, set Usage: This vast region is situated between the fifteenth and tenth degrees of north latitude. Discuss.

by · March 1, 2021 · Bulletin Board
VNNA MARCH MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING—Candidates Forum for City Council District 15

VNNA MARCH MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING—Candidates Forum for City Council District 15

Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. VNNA MARCH MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING Candidates Forum for City Council District 15 Time: March 8, 2021 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2592510029?pwd=TnlMeFhVYUtvWUF6NEFUZ0NMOEcwUT09 Meeting […]

by · February 28, 2021 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle endorses Fernando Cabrera for Bronx Borough President.

COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA PRAISES APPOINTMENT OF RODNEY HARRISON AS NYPD CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT AS RIGHT DIRECTION FOR CITY

Bronx, NY- Today Council Member praised the promotion of NYPD Chief of Detectives to Chief of Department.  “At a time when historic racial disparities, injustices, and inequality have come strikingly to light, often in violent conflict across our nation and in […]

by · February 28, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? February 28, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? February 28, 2021

Michel de Montaigne (1533) On his 38th birthday, Montaigne retreated to his library in a tower of his family’s French château, and there he spent most of the next decade thinking, reading, and writing. The result was Essais, or Attempts, a series of short prose reflections on many subjects that form one of the most captivating and intimate self-portraits ever written. Montaigne’s Essais established the essay as a literary form. What personal tragedy may have prompted Montaigne to begin writing? More…

by · February 28, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: February 28, 2021

Quote of the Day: February 28, 2021

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

by · February 28, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: February 28, 2021

Word of the Day: February 28, 2021

malleable Definition: (adjective) Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out. Synonyms: tractile, ductile, pliant, tensile Usage: I am not very handy with a chisel, so when I sculpt, I prefer to use malleable materials that I can bend and shape as I please. Discuss.

by · February 28, 2021 · Bulletin Board