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Whose Birthday Is It? September 17, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? September 17, 2019

Maureen Connolly (1934) Known as “Little Mo,” Connolly was one of America’s greatest female tennis players. At 14, she became the youngest winner of the National Girl’s Tournament. At 16, she became the youngest player to win the US national singles championship and successfully defended the title in the two years that followed. She also won three straight Wimbledon championships starting in 1952. In 1953, she became the first woman to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year. Why did she retire at age 19? More…

by · September 17, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 17, 2019

Quote of the Day: September 17, 2019

That is the natural way of women…to scorn the one that loves them, and love the one that hates them. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

by · September 17, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 17, 2019

Word of the Day: September 17, 2019

dapper  Definition: (adjective) Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners. Synonyms: jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, spruce, dashing, snappy Usage: He smiled pleasantly upon her, looking very dapper in evening dress and a silk hat. Discuss.

by · September 17, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Dr. Richard Collins Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Dr. Richard Collins has devoted more than 50 years of his life to helping others during their time of need. As a Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
Seniors Workout Fun: City Parks Foundation Launch Free Senior Fitness Sessions In Bronx Parks

Seniors Workout Fun: City Parks Foundation Launch Free Senior Fitness Sessions In Bronx Parks

Summer is over  – no worries “swing into fall fitness” to maintain your perfect beach body. Across the boroughs, City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Fall Sports Program for seniors this month. This Fall, 500 seniors in 26 neighborhood parks and recreation centers are […]

by · September 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of September 16, 2019

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of September 16, 2019

Cases of Interest for the Week of September 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 ADAJudgePart #Status Defendant Name Case Details Navia, J.Michael77Trial Raul Olmeda Charged with Rape in the third-degree, Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance and additional charges. […]

Whose Birthday Is It? September 16, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? September 16, 2019

Julia Drusilla (16 CE) Drusilla was the sister of the Roman Emperor Caligula, a man widely characterized as insane, autocratic, and cruel. Drusilla was reportedly her brother’s favorite sibling. During banquets at his residence, she consistently occupied the seat of honor normally reserved for the host’s wife and, perhaps because of this practice, was rumored to be Caligula’s lover. Upon Drusilla’s death, Caligula had the Roman Senate declare her “Diva Drusilla,” deifying her as a representation of what goddess? More…

by · September 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 16, 2019

Quote of the Day: September 16, 2019

Hope is a leaf-joy, which may be beaten out to a great extension, like gold. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) 

by · September 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 16, 2019

Word of the Day: September 16, 2019

turndown  Definition: (noun) The act of refusing an offer. Synonyms: nonacceptance Usage: The turndown was polite but very firm, leaving no doubt that Roger thought our salary proposal was insufficient. Discuss. 

by · September 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 13, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? September 13, 2019

Samuel “Uncle Sam” Wilson (1766) Wilson was an American Revolutionary War veteran who owned a meatpacking plant in Troy, New York. He provided beef to the army during the War of 1812 in barrels stamped “US,” indicating that they were US property. According to some sources, the soldiers began joking that the initials stood for “Uncle Sam,” referring to Wilson, unwittingly inventing the character that would soon come into widespread use as a symbol of the US government. What resolution regarding Wilson did Congress pass in 1961? More…

by · September 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 13, 2019

Quote of the Day: September 13, 2019

To be in the weakest camp is to be in the strongest school. Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

by · September 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 13, 2019

Word of the Day: September 13, 2019

high-pressure Definition: (adjective) Aggressively and persistently persuasive. Synonyms: forceful, aggressive, compelling, intensive, persistent, persuasive Usage: I do not usually buy cologne, but the high-pressure salesman eventually convinced me to give in. Discuss. 

by · September 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL 9/11 ‘DAY OF REMEMBRANCE’

BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL 9/11 ‘DAY OF REMEMBRANCE’

BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL 9/11 ‘DAY OF REMEMBRANCE’On Thursday, September 12, 2019 (TOMORROW), Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Supreme Court of Bronx County will co-host the borough’s annual “Day of Remembrance” to commemorate the families, friends and […]

by · September 12, 2019 · Bulletin Board

BronxNet and CUNY’s Center for Puerto Rican Studies Launch New Season, TV Show abt Rebuilding Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Voices TV Show: Rebuild Puerto Rico The Center for Puerto Rican Studies – Hunter College (CUNY) to launch the new season of Puerto Rican Voices.  Broadcast in BronxNet and CUNY-TV, beginning in September 2019, this new season, entitled “Rebuild Puerto Rico,” highlights the […]

by · September 12, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 12, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? September 12, 2019

Alfred A. Knopf (1892) Knopf was a leading American publisher of the 20th century who founded Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1915. He emphasized translations of great contemporary European literature, at that time neglected by American publishers, and paid special attention to the printing, binding, and design of his books, earning a reputation as a purist in both content and presentation. By the time of his death, authors published by the firm had won 16 Nobel and 27 Pulitzer prizes. What was his colophon? More…

by · September 12, 2019 · Bulletin Board