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Whose Birthday Is It? June 11, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 11, 2020

Joseph Warren (1741) A Boston physician, Warren became a political leader in the American Revolution after the passage of the hated 1765 Stamp Act. In 1774, he drafted the Suffolk Resolves, which advocated forcible resistance to the British and were endorsed by the Continental Congress. In April of the following year, he dispatched William Dawes and Paul Revere to warn fellow patriots that the British were marching on Concord. He was killed months later at Bunker Hill. Why was his body buried four times? More…

by · June 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 11, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 11, 2020

A woman’s heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe. George Eliot (1819-1880)

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Word of the Day: June 11, 2020

Word of the Day: June 11, 2020

omniscient  Definition: (adjective) Having infinite knowledge or understanding. Synonyms: all-knowing Usage: Every episode of the popular soap opera begins with an omniscient narrator revealing the featured character’s innermost thoughts. Discuss.

by · June 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 10, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 10, 2020

Tara Lipinski (1982) Lipinski is an American figure skater who, at the age of 14, won both the US and World Championships, becoming the youngest person ever to win either title. In 1998, she also became the youngest individual gold medalist in Winter Olympic history. Shortly thereafter, she launched her professional skating career, a move that was sharply criticized by some. The next year, she became the youngest person to win the World Professional Figure Skating Championships. Why did she stop skating in 2002? More…

by · June 10, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 10, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 10, 2020

Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

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Word of the Day: June 10, 2020

Word of the Day: June 10, 2020

bedevil  Definition: (verb) Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly. Synonyms: befuddle, confound, discombobulate, fox, throw Usage: Jerry frequently bedevils his conversation partners by rapidly and abruptly changing topics. Discuss.

by · June 10, 2020 · Bulletin Board
National PR Day Parade Awards Over $1 Million in Scholarships since 2014

National PR Day Parade Awards Over $1 Million in Scholarships since 2014

NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADEANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF 2020 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMScholarship programs marks a major milestone,awarding over $1 million since 2014Monday, June 8, New York, NY – The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) Board of Directors announces the 100 recipients of their […]

by · June 9, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Statement Regarding Chokeholds and Other Restraining Techniques

Bronx DA: Statement Regarding Chokeholds and Other Restraining Techniques

Statement Regarding Chokeholds and Other Restraining Techniques As we have seen recently with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and six years ago right here in New York City with the death of Eric Garner, the use of chokeholds […]

by · June 9, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 9, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 9, 2020

Cole Porter (1891) Though pushed by his grandfather to pursue law, Porter studied music at Harvard and in Paris. A gifted composer and witty lyricist, he wrote a dazzling series of successful film scores and Broadway musicals from the 1920s to the 1950s, including the musicals Anything Goes and Kiss Me, Kate. His most popular songs include “Night and Day” and “Let’s Do It.” A 1937 accident required him to undergo more than 30 operations, but he continued composing until 1958. Why did he stop? More…

by · June 9, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 9, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 9, 2020

Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody. Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

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Word of the Day: June 9, 2020

Word of the Day: June 9, 2020

itty-bitty  Definition: (adjective) (Informal) Very small. Synonyms: teensy-weensy Usage: These itty-bitty computer processors are surprisingly powerful. Discuss.

by · June 9, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Stanley Rychlicki Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2010 Every July 4th, Stanley Rychlicki, one of our WWII veterans puts up 13 flags o remember 13 friends he lost during the war. He still has vivid memories of battle and sacrifice. Mr. […]

by · June 8, 2020 · Veterans
Whose Birthday Is It? June 8, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 8, 2020

Francis Harry Compton Crick (1916) While working in a research lab at Cambridge after WWII, Crick helped discover the molecular structure of DNA. It was one of the most important scientific findings of the century, and he shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work. He also clarified how cells use DNA to build proteins. During WWII, he was deflected from his original course of research after a bomb hit his lab. Crick later said he had been studying “the dullest problem imaginable” at the time. What was it? More…

by · June 8, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 8, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 8, 2020

Faith is believing what you know ain’t so. Mark Twain (1835-1910) 

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Word of the Day: June 8, 2020

Word of the Day: June 8, 2020

enumerate  Definition: (verb) Specify individually. Synonyms: itemize, recite Usage: A spokesperson enumerated the strikers’ demands. Discuss.

by · June 8, 2020 · Bulletin Board