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DISTRICT COUNCIL 9 MEMBERS USE SKILLS TO REPAIR DAMAGED STOREFRONTS IN THE BRONX

DC 9 members, in partnership with Infinite Glass and Metal, will lend their time and specialized skills to repair damaged storefronts of minority-owned businesses Union Glaziers will volunteer at Planet Pharmacy and Valentine Deli Bronx, NY – DC 9 members, in partnership […]

by · July 1, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 1, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 1, 2020

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646) Leibniz was a German philosopher and mathematician who greatly expanded the field of calculus. He also perfected the binary number system—the basis for modern computing—and constructed one of the first practical calculators. A jack-of-all-trades, Leibniz worked on mechanical devices, delved into the study of logic, was a historian and lawyer at times, and is considered one of the fathers of geology. In the early 1700s, he became embroiled in a controversy with Isaac Newton over what issue? More…

by · July 1, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: July 1, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 1, 2020

A rich man is an honest man—no thanks to him; for he would be a double knave to cheat mankind when he had no need of it. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) 

by · July 1, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: July 1, 2020

Word of the Day: July 1, 2020

pouter  Definition: (noun) Someone with a habitually sullen or gloomy expression. Synonyms: picklepuss, sourpuss Usage: What will it take for you to stop being such a pouter and enjoy yourself? Discuss.

by · July 1, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 30, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 30, 2020

Michael Phelps (1985) Phelps is an American swimmer who has won 16 Olympic medals, 14 of them gold. He started swimming as a child and competed in his first Olympics at 15. A year later, he became the youngest male ever to set a world swimming record, doing so in the 200-meter butterfly. In 2008, he set a record for most gold medals won at a single Olympiad—eight—while setting as many swimming records. Phelps has several unusual physical characteristics that may give him an edge in the sport. What are they? More…

by · June 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 30, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 30, 2020

Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; do thou but thine. John Milton (1608-1674)

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

Word of the Day: June 30, 2020

stockpile  Definition: (noun) Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose. Synonyms: reserve, backlog Usage: Over the years, Gina has amassed quite a stockpile of office supplies from her job. Discuss. 

by · June 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 29, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 29, 2020

Giacomo Leopardi (1798) Leopardi was an Italian poet and scholar who suffered throughout his life from chronic physical ailments and dashed hopes. Despite these challenges, he was devoted to philosophy and the classics from early childhood and became one of the most formidable linguists and writers of his time. His pessimistic poetry is admired for its brilliance, intensity, and musicality. He is considered among the great Italian poets of the 19th century. What are some of his most famous works? More…

by · June 29, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 29, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 29, 2020

A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy. Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

by · June 29, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 29, 2020

Word of the Day: June 29, 2020

gangly  Definition: (adjective) Tall and thin and having long slender limbs. Synonyms: lanky, rangy Usage: The gangly man’s suit sleeves and pant legs flapped like empty fire hoses as he walked. Discuss.

by · June 29, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 28, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 28, 2020

Melvin Kaminsky, AKA Mel Brooks (1926) Brooks is an American film director, writer, actor, and producer best known for his wild parodies that mix satire with slapstick. He started out as a television comedy writer but soon turned to film. He won an Oscar for his first feature film, The Producers (1968), a comic masterpiece of bad taste, and followed it with such films as the Western-inspired Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, a parody of the horror genre. Who speaks the only word in his Silent Movie? More…

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

Quote of the Day: June 28, 2020

A fearful man is always hearing things. Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)

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

Word of the Day: June 28, 2020

indurate  Definition: (adjective) Emotionally hardened. Synonyms: callous, pachydermatous Usage: My father was once an affectionate man, but he returned from the war cold and indurate. Discuss.

by · June 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Operation Green Fury: 26 Trinitarios Indicted for Carrying Out Slashings, Stabbings on Rikers Island

Bronx DA: Operation Green Fury: 26 Trinitarios Indicted for Carrying Out Slashings, Stabbings on Rikers Island

OPERATION GREEN FURY: 26 TRINITARIOS INDICTED FOR CARRYING OUT SLASHINGS, STABBINGS ON RIKERS ISLAND Defendants are Current and Former Rikers Island Inmates Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that 26 alleged Trinitario gang members—who are current or former […]

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL PASSES COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA’S LEGISLATION TO LEGALIZE E-BIKES, E-SCOOTERS AND AUTHORIZE E-SCOOTER SHARE PILOT PROGRAM

Bronx, NY – Today the New York City Council passed 2018 legislation introduced by Council Member Fernando Cabrera legalizing electric scooters, electric bicycles and creating a pilot program for shared scooters in New York City’s outer boroughs. “It’s time to […]

by · June 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board