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DISTRICT COUNCIL 9 PROVIDES FREE ON-SITE COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING FOR MEMBERS

DISTRICT COUNCIL 9 PROVIDES FREE ON-SITE COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING FOR MEMBERS

DISTRICT COUNCIL 9 PROVIDES FREE ON-SITE COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING FOR MEMBERS As construction reopens across New York State, DC 9 is ensuring the health and safety of all members with free COVID-19 antibody testing Queens, NY – District Council 9 is […]

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

Whose Birthday Is It? May 19, 2020

Malcolm X (1925) Malcolm X was an African-American activist. His home was burned by the KKK when he was a child, and he joined the Nation of Islam in prison as an adult. Upon his release in 1952, he renounced his “slave name,” Little, and took the surname X, representing his lost African ancestral surname. He became a minister and soon rose to prominence campaigning for black separatism, but he publicly broke with the militant Black Muslims in 1964 after a pilgrimage to Mecca. Who assassinated him the next year? More…

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

Quote of the Day: May 19, 2020

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) 

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

Word of the Day: May 19, 2020

gambit  Definition: (noun) A maneuver, stratagem, or ploy, especially one used at an initial stage. Synonyms: tactic, move, policy, scheme, strategy, trick, device, ploy Usage: They said the plan was no more than a clever political gambit. Discuss. 

by · May 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board

COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO PRAISES MAYOR’S OFFICE PARTNERSHIP WITH OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND FOR IMMIGRANTS, ANSWER TO SYSTEMIC EXCLUSION FROM COVID-19 STIMULUS

Bronx, NY – Today Council Member Fernando Cabrera issued the following statement: “The partnership between the Mayor’s Office and the Open Society Foundation is a model for cities nationwide who value the lives and contributions of their immigrant populations.   Immigrants […]

by · May 18, 2020 · Bulletin Board

Coronavirus Updates

MAY 17, 2020 The Bronx Business NewsletterReaching 7,166 businesses in Bronx, NY Impact Poll UpdateWill Re-Opening Lead to Quick Recovery?As small business owners cautiously reopen and optimism grows, will it last? What are business owners most worried about this week? Read the latest […]

by · May 18, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Lt. Colonel Joseph T. Nader Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2010 Joseph T. Nader,  retired Lt. Col and retired Lt. YPD, also a Yonkers native, served in North Africa and Italy during WWII and at Ft. Gordon during the Korean War. […]

by · May 18, 2020 · Veterans
Whose Birthday Is It? May 18, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? May 18, 2020

Walter Adolph Gropius (1883) Gropius was the immensely influential director of the Bauhaus school of art and architecture in Germany. In 1937, he immigrated to America and became head of Harvard’s architecture department. He was an early exponent of the International style and believed that all design—whether of a chair, a building, or a city—should focus on the particular needs and problems involved, without regard to old styles. His 1923 re-design of what everyday object is now considered an icon of 20th-century design? More…

by · May 18, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: May 18, 2020

Quote of the Day: May 18, 2020

Habit, n.: A shackle for the free. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · May 18, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: May 18, 2020

Word of the Day: May 18, 2020

molder  Definition: (verb) To crumble to dust; disintegrate. Synonyms: rot, decompose Usage: Far better that crows and ravens … should pick my flesh from my bones, than that they should be prisoned in a workhouse coffin and molder in a pauper’s grave. Discuss.

by · May 18, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? May 17, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? May 17, 2020

Dennis Lee Hopper (1936) Hopper was an American film actor. He appeared in two films with James Dean in the 1950s but achieved fame of his own after directing and starring in 1969’s Easy Rider. His career foundered in the 70s, but important roles in Apocalypse Now (1979) and Blue Velvet (1986) helped him revitalize his career in the 80s and 90s. In addition to acting, he was a noted artist. In 1983, he checked into rehab shortly after performing what daredevil stunt involving dynamite? More…

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

Quote of the Day: May 17, 2020

If a governor comes out of his government rich, they say he has been a thief; and if he comes out poor, that he has been a noodle and a blockhead. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

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

Word of the Day: May 17, 2020

somnambulate  Definition: (verb) To walk or perform another act while asleep or in a sleeplike condition. Synonyms: sleepwalk Usage: We had to put special locks on the door to prevent me from unwittingly leaving the house when I somnambulate. Discuss. 

by · May 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? May 16, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? May 16, 2020

Henry Jaynes Fonda (1905) Henry Fonda was an American film actor who started out on Broadway. His role in the 1934 play The Farmer Takes a Wife led to a role in the film version, and more than 100 other films followed. He portrayed honest men in movies such as The Grapes of Wrath (1940) and won an Academy Award in 1982 for his last film, On Golden Pond, made with his daughter, Jane. Married five times, he was also the father of actor Peter Fonda. Whose murder did Fonda witness as a teen? More…

by · May 16, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: May 16, 2020

Quote of the Day: May 16, 2020

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

by · May 16, 2020 · Bulletin Board