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Word of the Day: July 16, 2018

Word of the Day: July 16, 2018

comeuppance Definition: (noun) A punishment or retribution that one deserves; one’s just deserts. Synonyms: deserts Usage: The central character is an evil man who gets his comeuppance in the end.  

by · July 16, 2018 · Bulletin Board

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $18.4 MILLION INVESTMENT TO IMPROVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH IN THE BRONX

Jul122018   $500,000 for After School and Evening Programming in Targeted Areas $1 Million to Improve Community Centers Investment Supports Anti-Violence Youth Engagement, Mental Health Funding and Anti-Gang Operations $8 Million to Triple the Number of Youth Served by Programming […]

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

Whose Birthday Is It? July 13, 2018

Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608) When Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III ascended the throne, the Thirty Years’ War had been raging for 20 years. After his accession, the war took a disastrous turn. Though he prohibited religious freedom in […]

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Quote of the Day: July 13, 2018

Quote of the Day: July 13, 2018

For he that does good, having the unlimited power to do evil, deserves praise not only for the good which he performs, but for the evil which he forbears. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)  

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Word of the Day: July 13, 2018

Word of the Day: July 13, 2018

deep-seated Definition: (adjective) (Used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held. Synonyms: deep-rooted, implanted, ingrained, planted Usage: He divined the fanatical love of freedom in her, the deep-seated antipathy for restraint of any sort.  

by · July 13, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 12, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? July 12, 2018

Josiah Wedgwood (1730) An English potter, Wedgwood greatly improved the quality of contemporary pottery, specializing in cream-colored earthenware made famous by his Wedgwood company. Because smallpox had permanently weakened one of his knees, he concentrated on designing pottery rather than […]

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Quote of the Day: July 12, 2018

Quote of the Day: July 12, 2018

Oppression of the unfortunate makes one weak. Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)  

by · July 12, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: July 12, 2018

Word of the Day: July 12, 2018

indisposed Definition: (adjective) Somewhat ill or prone to illness. Synonyms: ailing, peaked, poorly, under the weather, unwell, sickly, seedy Usage: The princess is indisposed and has cancelled her engagements for the week to allow herself time to recuperate.  

by · July 12, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 11, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? July 11, 2018

Elwyn Brooks “E. B.” White (1899) After starting his writing career as a reporter, White settled in New York and became known for his impeccable prose style as a contributing editor of New Yorker magazine. Talented in diverse genres, he […]

by · July 11, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: July 11, 2018

Quote of the Day: July 11, 2018

All say, “How hard it is that we have to die”—a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live. Mark Twain (1835-1910)  

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Word of the Day: July 11, 2018

Word of the Day: July 11, 2018

seeker Definition: (noun) Someone making a search or inquiry. Synonyms: quester, searcher Usage: A seeker of the truth, he never took things at face value.  

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NYPD Police Officer Exam Tutorial

NYPD Police Officer Exam Tutorial

by · July 10, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 10, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? July 10, 2018

Marcel Proust (1871) One of the great literary figures of the modern age, Proust was a French author who is best known for À la recherche du temps perdu, his 3,200-page masterpiece. After the death of his mother, the asthmatic […]

by · July 10, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: July 10, 2018

Quote of the Day: July 10, 2018

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)  

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Word of the Day: July 10, 2018

Word of the Day: July 10, 2018

nonviolence Definition: (noun) Peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate. Synonyms: passive resistance Usage: Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., were two of the most articulate advocates of nonviolence.    

by · July 10, 2018 · Bulletin Board