Articles by: Sal Conforto

Sal Conforto, publisher, The Bronx Chronicle

The Green RAW Deal – OP ED

The Raw New Deal       Last November Bronx voters ushered out Congressman Joe Crowley.  He seemed to have forgotten the old adage “that all politics are local”. Instead of working for his constituency, he chose to be a disciple […]

by · April 1, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Op Ed
Whose Birthday Is It? December 19, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? December 19, 2018

Carter Godwin Woodson (1875) Born into a poor African-American family, Woodson had little formal schooling until he was in his late teens. Yet he went on to earn a PhD and become a prominent historian, author, and journalist. He devoted […]

by · December 19, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: December 19, 2018

Quote of the Day: December 19, 2018

One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)  

by · December 19, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 19, 2018

Word of the Day: December 19, 2018

creaky Definition: (adjective) Worn and broken down by hard use. Synonyms: decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone Usage: There is a certain house within my familiar recollection…a rusty, crazy, creaky, dry-rotted, dingy, dark, and miserable old dungeon. Discuss.  

by · December 19, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 18, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? December 18, 2018

Sir Joseph John “J. J.” Thomson (1856) One of the founders of modern physics, Thomson helped revolutionize the knowledge of atomic structure. He is known primarily for his discovery of the electron and his investigation of its charge and mass, […]

by · December 18, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: December 18, 2018

Quote of the Day: December 18, 2018

Don’t tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish. Mark Twain (1835-1910)  

by · December 18, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 18, 2018

Word of the Day: December 18, 2018

tuneful Definition: (adjective) Having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune. Synonyms: melodious Usage: Melodic and tuneful, his songs made me weep. Discuss.  

by · December 18, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 17, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? December 17, 2018

Gabrielle-Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet (1706) The wife of a French marquis, du Châtelet defied convention in both her personal and professional life. She was a mathematician and physicist and wrote a number of scientific treatises as […]

by · December 17, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: December 17, 2018

Quote of the Day: December 17, 2018

It has been a bitter mortification for me to digest the conclusion that the ‘race is for the strong’ and that I shall probably do little more but be content to admire the strides others made in science. Charles Darwin […]

by · December 17, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 17, 2018

Word of the Day: December 17, 2018

switchblade Definition: (noun) A pocketknife having a spring-operated blade that opens instantly when a release on the handle is pressed. Synonyms: flick-knife Usage: When I heard his switchblade snap open, I knew that our verbal altercation was about to become […]

by · December 17, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 14, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? December 14, 2018

George VI, King of Great Britain and Ireland (1895) The subject of the Academy Award-winning 2010 film The King’s Speech, George VI became king of the United Kingdom following the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII. George was an important […]

by · December 14, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: December 14, 2018

Quote of the Day: December 14, 2018

Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)  

by · December 14, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 14, 2018

Word of the Day: December 14, 2018

sanctify Definition: (verb) Render holy by means of religious rites. Synonyms: hallow, bless, consecrate Usage: Though they are comfortable with the fact that their marriage has not been sanctified in a Christian church, their parents are not. Discuss.  

by · December 14, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 13, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? December 13, 2018

Emily Carr (1871) Now considered an icon of Canadian art, Carr did not receive widespread recognition for her work until later in life. She primarily painted indigenous-themed or landscape scenes, and she was relatively unknown until her work was featured […]

by · December 13, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: December 13, 2018

Quote of the Day: December 13, 2018

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)  

by · December 13, 2018 · Bulletin Board