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COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA CALLS ON NYPD OFFICERS TO “TAKE A KNEE” DAILY AT NOON

Bronx, NY – Council Member Fernando Cabrera is calling on NYPD officers to “take a knee” every day at noon in respect for and remembrance of those who have lost their lives to police violence. “My heart was moved by […]

by · June 3, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 3, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 3, 2020

Raoul Dufy (1877) Dufy was a French designer and painter best known for his outdoor scenes of gaiety and leisure, like horse races, parades, and concerts. He also designed textiles and illustrated books. Dufy studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and experimented with Impressionism and, later, Fauvism. In the early 1920s, he developed his distinctive style characterized by sketchily drawn objects on bright, decorative backgrounds. Later, he completed one of the largest modern paintings, an ode to what? More…

by · June 3, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 3, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 3, 2020

Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing, and dancing sooner than war. Homer (900 BC-800 BC)

by · June 3, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 3, 2020

Word of the Day: June 3, 2020

clincher  Definition: (noun) An argument that is conclusive. Synonyms: determiner Usage: My final point was the clincher and won me the debate. Discuss.

by · June 3, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 2, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 2, 2020

Johnny Weissmuller (1904) Weissmuller was a five-time Olympic gold medalist with 67 world records in swimming when, in 1932, he turned in his swimsuit for a loincloth and became Tarzan, the Ape Man. He starred in 12 Tarzan films and created the memorable “Tarzan yell” before being replaced by a younger actor in 1948. He then went on to star in a series of Jungle Jim movies adapted from comic books. Afterward, he ran his own swimming pool company. His face appears in the collage on the cover of what iconic record album? More…

by · June 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 2, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 2, 2020

Teach him to think for himself? Oh, my God, teach him rather to think like other people! Mary Shelley (1797-1851)

by · June 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 2, 2020

Word of the Day: June 2, 2020

give-and-take Definition: (noun) An exchange of views on some topic. Synonyms: discussion, word Usage: Paul and I were having a civil give-and-take on the issue of gun control, but Maria became uncomfortable and insisted that we change the subject. Discuss.

by · June 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Eli Vetrano Award: Veterans Hall of Fame Year: 2010 Eli Vetrano was born October 9, 1928, the 12th of 13 children born to Michael and Margaret Vetrano of Yonkers, New York. Eli Vetrano attended Yonkers Public Schools, and learned his trade as […]

by · June 1, 2020 · Veterans
Whose Birthday Is It? June 1, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 1, 2020

James Hadley Billington (1929) Billington is a US scholar and the 13th Librarian of Congress. He earned his PhD in 1953 as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, taught at Harvard and Princeton, and published several significant books on Russia. He served as director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from 1973 to 1987, when he became Librarian of Congress. There, he has fostered cooperation between libraries worldwide and encouraged the use of digital media. He has been decorated by what countries? More…

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

Quote of the Day: June 1, 2020

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) 

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

Word of the Day: June 1, 2020

olfaction  Definition: (noun) The faculty that enables us to distinguish scents. Synonyms: smell Usage: My stuffed nose not only impeded my olfaction, it also dulled my sense of taste. Discuss.

by · June 1, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? May 31, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? May 31, 2020

Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443) Beaufort was an English noblewoman, wife of Edmund Tudor, and the mother of Henry VII, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. She gave birth to Henry at 13, shortly after being widowed, and developed a close bond with her only child. Renowned for her philanthropy, she endowed professorships of divinity at Oxford and Cambridge and with the help of her confessor, John Fisher, founded Christ’s College and St. John’s College, Cambridge. She later acted as regent for Henry VIII. How many times did she marry? More…

by · May 31, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: May 31, 2020

Quote of the Day: May 31, 2020

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible. Jane Austen (1775-1817) 

by · May 31, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: May 31, 2020

Word of the Day: May 31, 2020

clerisy  Definition: (noun) Educated people considered as a group; the literati. Synonyms: intelligentsia Usage: I have heard it said that intellectual curiosity is the mark of a member of the clerisy. Discuss.

by · May 31, 2020 · Bulletin Board

Update on the Coronavirus Pandemic – May 29, 2020

 ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ Click on the icons above to follow NYC Councilman Mark Gjonaj on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube! Dear Friends:I hope you and your families are continuing to stay well during this time. It is a sad milestone as we […]

by · May 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board