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Whose Birthday Is It? March 30, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 30, 2020

Eric Patrick Clapton (1945) Considered to be one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Clapton took up the instrument as a teen and went on to play in a succession of critically acclaimed blues and rock bands, such as the Yardbirds, the Bluesbreakers, and Cream. He is the recipient of 17 Grammy awards and is a three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the early 70s, he spent several years in seclusion battling a heroin addiction. What famous rock guitarist helped launch Clapton’s comeback? More…

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

Quote of the Day: March 30, 2020

You … know full well as I do the value of sisters’ affections to each other: There is nothing like it in this world. Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

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

Word of the Day: March 30, 2020

goodly  Definition: (adjective) Large in amount or extent or degree. Synonyms: sizable, tidy, hefty, respectable, healthy Usage: I was ravenous, so I heaped a goodly portion of mashed potatoes onto my plate and started eating. Discuss.

by · March 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? March 27, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 27, 2020

Nathaniel Currier (1813) Before photojournalism rendered illustrations of the news obsolete, Currier printed more than 7,000 lithographs—prints made using a stone block etched with grease to reproduce drawings—that greatly increased the public demand for graphic images. With his partner James Ives, he established outlets across the country, selling high-quality prints of disasters, landscapes, satirical subjects, and domestic scenes. Ives was neither a lithographer nor an artist, so why did Currier make him his partner? More…

by · March 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 27, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 27, 2020

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum; you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline. Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

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

Word of the Day: March 27, 2020

taproom  Definition: (noun) A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter. Synonyms: bar, ginmill, saloon Usage: I go to a local taproom after work every Friday and unwind over a pint. Discuss.

by · March 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
“SUPERMAJORITY” OF NYC COUNCIL CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO, MAYOR DE BLASIO TO DELAY TAX PAYMENTS TO HELP BUSINESSES COPE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, “SOCIAL DISTANCING”

“SUPERMAJORITY” OF NYC COUNCIL CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO, MAYOR DE BLASIO TO DELAY TAX PAYMENTS TO HELP BUSINESSES COPE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, “SOCIAL DISTANCING”

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-bill-de-blasio-save-small-business-before-it-s-too-late?recruiter=946142795&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition “SUPERMAJORITY” OF NYC COUNCIL CALLS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO, MAYOR DE BLASIO TO DELAY TAX PAYMENTS TO HELP BUSINESSES COPE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, “SOCIAL DISTANCING” Request comes as Mayor de Blasio is Expected to Sign an Executive Order Limiting […]

by · March 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board

New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators Scholarship

This is a reminder that Senator Biaggi is participating in the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators Scholarship. The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislatorswill award four scholarships (two academic and two athletic) at this year’sItalian-American Day on May […]

by · March 19, 2020 · Uncategorized
Whose Birthday Is It? March 19, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 19, 2020

William Jennings Bryan (1860) Despite being a dominant force in the US Democratic Party, Bryan lost three bids for the presidency. However, he helped secure the presidential nomination for Woodrow Wilson, under whom he became secretary of state. Bryan’s belief in neutrality led him to resign when it appeared that Wilson would enter the US into World War I. A devout Presbyterian, he later campaigned for Prohibition and, in 1925, died after exhausting himself prosecuting and finally winning what famous legal case? More…

by · March 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 19, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 19, 2020

Misery is manifold…as the rainbow; its hues are as various as the hues of that arch. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

by · March 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 19, 2020

Word of the Day: March 19, 2020

self-reproach Definition: (noun) A feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed). Synonyms: compunction, remorse Usage: There came to her a chill self-reproach that she had not returned sooner, to help her mother in these domesticities, instead of indulging herself out-of-doors. Discuss. 

by · March 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? March 17, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 17, 2020

Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones, Jr. (1902) A practicing attorney, Jones was only an amateur golfer, yet in 1930 he became the only man to win four major golf championships in a single year and the only sports figure to be honored with two New York City ticker-tape parades. At 28, he had already won 13 major championships. He was hailed for his sportsmanship when he lost a major tournament by one stroke after calling a penalty on himself for an infraction that no one else saw. What was the infraction, and what tournament did he lose? More…

by · March 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 17, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 17, 2020

The first springs of great events, like those of great rivers, are so often mean and so little that in decency they ought to be hid. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

by · March 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 17, 2020

Word of the Day: March 17, 2020

laid-back Definition: (adjective) Unhurried and relaxed. Synonyms: mellow Usage: The interview was so laid-back that it felt more like I was chatting with a friend than promoting myself as a candidate for the job. Discuss.

by · March 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? March 13, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 13, 2020

Abraham “Al” Jaffee (1921) A regular contributor to Mad for more than 55 years, Jaffee is the satirical magazine’s longest-running contributor, as both an illustrator and writer. Since 1964, only one issue has been published without new material from Jaffee, now in his 90s. He created some of the magazine’s most popular features, such as blueprint-style inventions and his famous “fold-ins”—which he continues to draw by hand. Before joining Mad, Jaffee worked with what then-unknown comic book pioneer? More…

by · March 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board