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Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of November 25, 2019

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of November 25, 2019

Cases of Interest for the Week of November 25, 2019 Monday, November 25, 2019 ADAJudgePart #Status Defendant Name Case Details Marubashi, M.Michael77Appearance Alexis Mejia-Ramirez Charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence and Concealment of a Human Corpse. The defendant allegedly placed the […]

Whose Birthday Is It? November 25, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? November 25, 2019

Ricardo Montalbán (1920) Montalbán was a Mexican television, stage, and film actor. Perhaps best known as the star of the television series Fantasy Island, he had many notable roles throughout his career, including the villain Khan in the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. His career spanned seven decades, and he continued to perform into his 80s, often providing voices for animated films and commercials. In the 1970s, Montalbán founded the Nosotros organization. What is its mission? More…

by · November 25, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

William K. Kastner | NY State Senate William K. Kastner Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame William K. Kastner distinguished himself while serving in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1980 — service that included a combat tour of […]

by · November 25, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 25, 2019

Quote of the Day: November 25, 2019

The emotions of man are stirred more quickly than man’s intelligence…Accordingly, with admirable, though misdirected intentions, they very seriously and very sentimentally set themselves to the task of remedying the evils that they see. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

by · November 25, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Uncategorized
Word of the Day: November 25, 2019

Word of the Day: November 25, 2019

repast  Definition: (noun) The food served and eaten at one time. Synonyms: meal Usage: Numerous exquisite dishes … were placed successively before the guests, and the richest wines of France flowed in profusion during this splendid repast. Discuss.

by · November 25, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Albanian American Heritage Event at Jacobi Hospital

Albanian American Heritage Event at Jacobi Hospital

Jacobi founded an Illyria family practice for the Albanian community in 1999. Additionally, Jacobi is one of the few hospitals in this country which has signage throughout in three languages- English, Spanish and Albanian.

by · November 22, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 22, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? November 22, 2019

Mary of Guise (1515) Mary of Guise was the queen consort of James V of Scotland and the mother of their daughter—the future Mary Queen of Scots. After the outbreak of war between Scotland and England, Mary arranged her daughter’s betrothal to the French dauphin. Becoming regent, Mary of Guise made no secret of her desire to bring France and Scotland together. In 1559, the Protestants, led by John Knox and allied with England, rose against her and declared her deposed. What happened in the aftermath of her death? More…

by · November 22, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 22, 2019

Quote of the Day: November 22, 2019

Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

by · November 22, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 22, 2019

Word of the Day: November 22, 2019

expunge  Definition: (verb) Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line. Synonyms: excise, scratch, strike Usage: She forced herself to expunge most of her beloved descriptions, though it took three re-writings before the story could be pruned down to please the fastidious Mr. Harrison. Discuss.

by · November 22, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 21, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? November 21, 2019

Hetty Green (1834) Green was an American financier and reputedly the wealthiest American woman of her time. In 1865, her father and aunt both died, leaving her an estate valued at $10 million. She invested her inheritance so shrewdly that she came to be regarded as the greatest woman financier in the world, amassing an estate valued at $100-200 million. An extremely miserly woman, the “Witch of Wall Street” allegedly refused a hernia operation because it cost $150. What are some other examples of her stinginess? More…

by · November 21, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 21, 2019

Quote of the Day: November 21, 2019

One likes to be respected as highly as his neighbors are. L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)

by · November 21, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 21, 2019

Word of the Day: November 21, 2019

bestride  Definition: (verb) Get up on the back of. Synonyms: climb on, hop on, jump on, mount Usage: A man who bestrides a horse must be essentially different from a man who cowers in a canoe. Discuss. Play

by · November 21, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 20, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? November 20, 2019

Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1866) Landis was a US federal judge and the first commissioner of professional baseball. Named for a Georgia mountain where his father had been wounded during the Civil War, he practiced law in Illinois before serving as a US district judge. In 1907, he presided over a famous case in which the Standard Oil Company was found guilty of granting unlawful freight rebates and fined $29 million, but his decision was later reversed. He was named baseball commissioner in 1920 in the aftermath of what scandal? More…

by · November 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 20, 2019

Quote of the Day: November 20, 2019

A man dies as often as he loses his friends. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

by · November 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 20, 2019

Word of the Day: November 20, 2019

overtop  Definition: (verb) Look down on. Synonyms: command, overlook, dominate Usage: The brow of the upland overtops the square tower of the Colebrook Church. Discuss. 

by · November 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board