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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
Quote of the Day: June 27, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 27, 2020

Clock, n.: A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · June 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 27, 2020

Word of the Day: June 27, 2020

snooze  Definition: (noun) A brief light sleep. Synonyms: catnap, forty winks, nap Usage: Carey had retired as usual after dinner for a little snooze in the drawing-room, but he was in an irritable mood and could not sleep. Discuss.

by · June 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 24, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 24, 2020

Saint John of the Cross (1542) Saint John of the Cross was a Spanish mystic, poet, and monastic reformer. A Carmelite monk, he was ordained a priest in 1567. The following year, he joined St. Teresa of Ávila in her effort to restore the Carmelites to their original austerity, cofounding the Discalced Carmelite order. He opened the first Discalced Carmelite monastery in 1569 and was imprisoned in 1577 for causing friction within the order. He escaped and later won high office in the order. What did he write while in prison? More…

by · June 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 24, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 24, 2020

The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink. E. M. Forster (1879-1970)

by · June 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 24, 2020

Word of the Day: June 24, 2020

bespoke  Definition: (adjective) (Of clothing) custom-made. Synonyms: tailored, made-to-order Usage: The cost of a bespoke suit is prohibitive, but if I am to interview for an executive position, I had better look the part. Discuss. 

by · June 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
VAN NEST NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE JUNE MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING — 6.29.2020 at 7pm

VAN NEST NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE JUNE MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING — 6.29.2020 at 7pm

Hello Community Members!Hope all is well. VNNA will be having our first Zoom Monthly Meeting on Monday June 29th at 7pm. Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark will be our guest speaker focusing on Bail Reform Updates.  to this email or private message me on social media if […]

by · June 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 23, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 23, 2020

Alan Mathison Turing (1912) Turing was a groundbreaking English mathematician and logician who worked on artificial intelligence (AI), among other things. He created the Turing test to determine whether a computer is capable of humanlike thought. His papers on the subject are widely acknowledged as the foundation of research in AI. He also did valuable work in cryptography during WWII, helping to break the German Enigma code. In the midst of his pioneering work, Turing committed suicide after being convicted of what crime? More…

by · June 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 23, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 23, 2020

If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

by · June 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 23, 2020

Word of the Day: June 23, 2020

vituperation  Definition: (noun) Abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter, deep-seated ill will. Synonyms: invective, vitriol Usage: From one open shop came the sound of blows and vituperation, and just as the officer came up to it a man in a gray coat with a shaven head was flung out violently. Discuss.

by · June 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 22, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 22, 2020

John Herbert Dillinger, Jr. (1903) Raised in Indiana by a widowed father, Dillinger served a prison term for attempted robbery, then organized a gang and terrorized the Midwest in 1933. He became one of the most notorious criminals in the US. The infamous bank robber escaped jail twice, was involved in 16 killings, and was declared “public enemy number one” before being killed on a Chicago street by FBI agents at the age of 31. He was so well-known that at the scene of his death, bystanders collected what macabre souvenirs? More…

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

Quote of the Day: June 22, 2020

Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. Jane Austen (1775-1817)

by · June 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board