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Quote of the Day: September 16, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 16, 2020

Exuberance is better than taste. Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

by · September 16, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 16, 2020

Word of the Day: September 16, 2020

greenhorn Definition: (noun) A newcomer, especially one who is unfamiliar with the ways of a place or group. Synonyms: novice, beginner, apprentice, naïf, learner, ingénue, tyro, newbie, neophyte Usage: I am a bit of a greenhorn in the kitchen, but I am a fast learner and expect to be cooking like a pro in no time. Discuss.

by · September 16, 2020 · Bulletin Board

COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA REITERATES WARNING ON SCHOOL REOPENINGS, CALLS FOR DOE PLANNING WITH UFT AND CSA

Bronx, NY – In response to 24 New York City teachers testing positive for COVID-19 across all five boroughs after returning to schools, Bronx Council Member Fernando Cabrera today reiterated his earlier warning that the DOE must carefully plan with UFT […]

by · September 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 15, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 15, 2020

William Howard Taft (1857) An extremely large, easygoing man, Taft was said to have not really wanted to be US president. In 1908, he was elected anyway, having already served as solicitor general, appellate judge, secretary of war, and governor of the Philippines. His split with former president Theodore Roosevelt, who consequently ran for office again, cost them both the 1912 election. Taft later served as chief justice of the Supreme Court. He was the last president to have what physical characteristic? More…

by · September 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 15, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 15, 2020

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. Washington Irving (1783-1859)

by · September 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 15, 2020

Word of the Day: September 15, 2020

mincing Definition: (adjective) Affectedly dainty or refined. Synonyms: dainty, niminy-piminy, prim, twee Usage: And the prince, imagining that he was mimicking his wife, made a mincing curtsey at each word. Discuss.

by · September 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
BRONX BP DIAZ & BRONXNET COLLABORATE TO AIR ‘9/11 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE’ SPECIAL

BRONX BP DIAZ & BRONXNET COLLABORATE TO AIR ‘9/11 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE’ SPECIAL

On Monday, September 14, 2020, the office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in collaboration with BronxNet, will air their “9/11 Day of Remembrance” program commemorating the families, friends and Bronx neighbors who perished in the terrorist attacks of […]

by · September 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 14, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 14, 2020

Clayton Moore (1914) Moore performed as a stunt man, trapeze artist, and occasional actor in Westerns until he was spotted in a Zorro film by the producer of The Lone Ranger. From 1949 to 1957, he appeared in 169 episodes of The Lone Ranger as the titular masked character, who roams the West fighting injustice with his trusty sidekick, Tonto, and horse, Silver. The Ranger never removed his trademark mask, which Moore continued to wear in public until a 1979 lawsuit forced him to replace it with what? More…

by · September 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 14, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 14, 2020

I know that everything beautiful attracts love, but I cannot see how, by reason of being loved, that which is loved for its beauty is bound to love that which loves it. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

by · September 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 14, 2020

Word of the Day: September 14, 2020

ho-hum Definition: (adjective) So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness. Synonyms: boring, deadening, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, dull, slow Usage: Lectures on human psychology always pique my interest, but this ho-hum speaker put me right to sleep. Discuss.

by · September 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
NYCDCC and CCA at Our Lady of Angels Church in the North West Bronx on August 28th

The New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters and the Carpenter Contractor Alliance of Metropolitan New York donate food, school supplies and care packages throughout the months of August and September at four community events in the Bronx […]

by · September 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 12, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 12, 2020

Henry Louis “H.L.” Mencken (1880) Often regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the early 20th century, Mencken was a journalist, satirist, social critic, and cynic known as the “Sage of Baltimore,” for the city where he lived his entire life. Perhaps best remembered for his satirical reporting on the Scopes evolution trial, which he dubbed the “Monkey trial,” Mencken was frequently critical of myriad institutions. Why did the Arkansas legislature pass a motion in 1931 to pray for Mencken’s soul? More…

by · September 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 12, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 12, 2020

To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is . . . the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence. John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

by · September 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 12, 2020

Word of the Day: September 12, 2020

hilarity Definition: (noun) Great merriment. Synonyms: glee, mirthfulness Usage: When she was gone, I felt as if there was to be no more fun—though it is difficult to say what she had contributed to the hilarity of the party. Discuss

by · September 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 11, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 11, 2020

David Herbert “D.H.” Lawrence (1885) Lawrence was an English writer whose works condemned industrial society and explored sexuality, often drawing on his own life for inspiration. Now noted for their intensity and erotic sensuality, several of his works, including Lady Chatterley’s Lover, were banned as obscene. Persecuted for being a pacifist and shunned for having a German wife during World War I, he left England forever. He died of tuberculosis in France. Lawrence once acquired a ranch in New Mexico in exchange for what? More…

by · September 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board