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Word of the Day: March 6, 2020

Word of the Day: March 6, 2020

imperious  Definition: (adjective) Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy. Synonyms: prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering, haughty, lordly, overbearing, disdainful Usage: She gave him a witheringly imperious look and sauntered off with her nose in the air. Discuss.

by · March 6, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Bronx Man Indicted in Murder of Infant Son by Placing Pillows on His Head, Smothering Him

Bronx DA: Bronx Man Indicted in Murder of Infant Son by Placing Pillows on His Head, Smothering Him

BRONX MAN INDICTED IN MURDER OF INFANT SON BY PLACING PILLOWS ON HIS HEAD, SMOTHERING HIM Defendant Also Indicted for Beating the Infant’s Mother           Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted on […]

by · March 6, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? March 4, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 4, 2020

Miriam Makeba (1932) Nicknamed “Mama Africa,” Makeba was a Grammy Award-winning singer and activist. In 1963, after she testified against apartheid before the UN, South Africa revoked her citizenship and right to return to the country. She settled in the US, where her musical career flourished, then moved to Guinea after being criticized for marrying a Black Panther. She remained in exile for 30 years, finally returning to her homeland in 1990 at the end of apartheid. Why did she spend six months in jail as a baby? More…

by · March 4, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 4, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 4, 2020

If I had followed my better judgment always, my life would have been a very dull one. Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) 

by · March 4, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 4, 2020

Word of the Day: March 4, 2020

clepsydra  Definition: (noun) Clock that measures time by the escape of water. Synonyms: water clock, water glass Usage: The Wicked Witch dared not use a clepsydra, as its contents could destroy her. Discuss.

by · March 4, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: New Jersey Man Indicted in Machete Attack on Ex-Girlfriend in Bronx Building

Bronx DA: New Jersey Man Indicted in Machete Attack on Ex-Girlfriend in Bronx Building

NEW JERSEY MAN INDICTED IN MACHETE ATTACK ON EX-GIRLFRIEND IN BRONX BUILDING Victim Had to Undergo Reconstructive Surgeries on Face, Hand           Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a New Jersey man has been indicted on Attempted Murder […]

Whose Birthday Is It? March 3, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 3, 2020

George Mortimer Pullman (1831) Pullman was a successful American industrialist and the inventor of the railroad sleeping car. In 1893, he built a company town for his workers in Illinois, and it was showcased in the World’s Fair as a grand social experiment. The next year, the town of Pullman was the scene of a violent workers’ strike that nearly halted US rail traffic. When Pullman died in 1897, he had to be buried in a massive steel-and-concrete vault to keep activists from disinterring his body. What happened to his town? More…

by · March 3, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 3, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 3, 2020

How gladly would I meetMortality my sentence, and be earthInsensible! how glad would lay me downAs in my mother’s lap! John Milton (1608-1674)

by · March 3, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 3, 2020

Word of the Day: March 3, 2020

flagellation  Definition: (noun) Beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment. Synonyms: flogging, lashing, tanning Usage: The poor servant boy bore the scars of flagellation, which was his master’s preferred punishment for nearly any infraction. Discuss. 

by · March 3, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Corporal Adolph “Ralph” Panetta Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2006 Corporal Adolph “Ralph” Panetta is a distinguished World War II veteran of the United States Army who, by his merits and dedication, earned three major decorations for his service. […]

by · March 2, 2020 · Veterans
Bronx DA: Three NYC DOC Officers Indicted for Covering up Assault of Detainees at Horizon Juvenile Center

Bronx DA: Three NYC DOC Officers Indicted for Covering up Assault of Detainees at Horizon Juvenile Center

THREE NYC DOC OFFICERS INDICTED FOR COVERING UP ASSAULT OF DETAINEES AT HORIZON JUVENILE CENTER          Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner Margaret Garnett today announced that three New York City Department of […]

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of March 2, 2020

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of March 2, 2020

Cases of Interest for the Week of March 2, 2020 Monday, March 2, 2020 ADAJudgePart #Status Defendant Name Case Details Namani, B.VillegasT32Conference Gustave Brown Charged with second-degree Murder and first-degree Manslaughter and additional charges for the shooting of Savon Falu on […]

Whose Birthday Is It? March 2, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 2, 2020

Samuel Houston (1793) Houston was an American statesman whose political future was seemingly derailed after his wife left him in 1829. He resigned the governorship of Tennessee, began drinking heavily, and went to live with the Cherokee. Later, he joined the Texas Revolution and became commander of the revolutionary forces. He led them to victory and was elected president of the new Republic of Texas. After Texas joined the US, he served the state first as a senator and then as governor. What were his last words? More…

by · March 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 2, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 2, 2020

The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

by · March 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 2, 2020

Word of the Day: March 2, 2020

labored  Definition: (adjective) Requiring or showing effort. Synonyms: heavy Usage: He knocked again, harder than before, for behind him he heard the steps and the labored breathing of his persecutors. Discuss.

by · March 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board