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Quote of the Day: December 30, 2020

Quote of the Day: December 30, 2020

Riot, n.: A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · December 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 30, 2020

Word of the Day: December 30, 2020

downcast Definition: (adjective) Filled with melancholy and despondency. Synonyms: low-spirited, gloomy, dispirited, blue, depressed, grim Usage: He walked through the door with a glum, downcast expression, and I knew without asking that the interview had not gone well. Discuss.

by · December 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 28, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? December 28, 2020

Dhirubhai Ambani (1932) Ambani was born in rural Gujarat, India, to a family of modest means. As a youth, he worked in Yemen, then returned to India to found Reliance Industries. Originally an importer of synthetics, Ambani went into textile production, establishing his Vimal brand as a household name in India. As the company diversified into chemicals and power, he became a billionaire. At his death, his sons inherited one of the largest companies in India—but squabbled over ownership. How was the conflict resolved? More…

by · December 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: December 28, 2020

Quote of the Day: December 28, 2020

To note an artist’s limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies. Willa Cather (1873-1947)

by · December 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 28, 2020

Word of the Day: December 28, 2020

blowhard Definition: (noun) A very boastful and talkative person. Synonyms: braggart, line-shooter, vaunter Usage: If I have to listen to that blowhard brag about his latest project for one more minute, I am going to lose my mind! Discuss.

by · December 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: 9 Alleged Bloods Members Indicted for Operating Sex Trafficking Ring Out of Bronx Motels

Bronx DA: 9 Alleged Bloods Members Indicted for Operating Sex Trafficking Ring Out of Bronx Motels

9 ALLEGED BLOODS MEMBERS INDICTED FOR OPERATING SEX TRAFFICKING RING OUT OF BRONX MOTELS Defendants Lured Victims Through Social Media; Beat Victims and Manipulated Them with Drugs   Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and New York City Police Commissioner […]

by · December 25, 2020 · Bulletin Board, Crime
Union Carpenters in the Bronx with Assembly Member Carl Heastie donating turkeys to families in the Bronx.

UNION CARPENTERS AND CONTRACTORS DELIVER TOYS AND SMILES TO KIDS IN THE BRONX WITH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY DRIVES

UNION CARPENTERS AND CONTRACTORS DELIVER TOYS AND SMILES TO KIDS IN THE BRONX WITH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY DRIVES   The New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters Gift 300 Toys and 500 Turkeys to Bronx Families During Toy […]

by · December 25, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 25, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? December 25, 2020

Conrad Nicholson Hilton (1887) As a boy, Hilton helped his father turn the family’s home into an inn for traveling salesmen. After serving in World War I, he began to buy hotels in Texas and soon graduated to such grand establishments as Chicago’s Palmer House and the Waldorf-Astoria of New York. By the late 1940s, Hilton’s company had expanded overseas, and at the time of his death in 1979, Hilton controlled the world’s largest hotel company. Aside from the Bible, what book was once stocked in all of Hilton’s hotel rooms? More…

by · December 25, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: December 25, 2020

Quote of the Day: December 25, 2020

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain (1835-1910)

by · December 25, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 25, 2020

Word of the Day: December 25, 2020

hornswoggle Definition: (verb) Deprive of by deceit. Synonyms: bunco, con, defraud, diddle, goldbrick, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, short-change, victimize Usage: I might be a thief, but even I think it is shameful to hornswoggle an old lady out of her life savings! Discuss.

by · December 25, 2020 · Bulletin Board

COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA TO HOST COMMUNITY HOLIDAY TOY DISTRIBUTION

COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA TO HOST COMMUNITY HOLIDAY TOY DISTRIBUTION     WHAT:          Holiday toy distribution for children from local community   WHEN:          Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:00 PM   WHERE:       Poe Park Grand Concourse between E. 192nd Street and E. Kingsbridge Road   […]

by · December 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 22, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? December 22, 2020

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869) Considered by some to have been the best American poet of his time, Robinson is now primarily remembered for his short poems about the lives—mostly tragic—of people in a small New England village. He briefly attended Harvard but had to drop out after his father’s death and thereafter endured years of poverty and obscurity before his poetry was noticed. A quiet, introverted man, Robinson never married and became legendary for his reclusiveness. Why did he have no name until he was six months old? More…

by · December 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: December 22, 2020

Quote of the Day: December 22, 2020

Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense. Mark Twain (1835-1910)

by · December 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 22, 2020

Word of the Day: December 22, 2020

elephantine Definition: (adjective) Of great mass; huge and bulky. Synonyms: gargantuan, giant, jumbo Usage: As we approached the city, the silhouettes of its elephantine buildings came into view. Discuss.

by · December 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 18, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? December 18, 2020

Joseph Grimaldi (1778) Grimaldi was an English actor who is considered the inventor of the modern clown character. He made his debut as a young child at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, and for years he performed there and at Drury Lane. By the time he starred in Harlequin Mother Goose at Covent Garden in 1806, he was a legend. He is credited with introducing the white makeup now commonly worn by clowns. Exhausted by the physical exertion of clowning, he died in 1837. What famous author edited his memoirs? More…

by · December 18, 2020 · Bulletin Board