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Assemblywoman Fernandez Presents $10,000 Checks to Three Community Organizations

Assemblywoman Fernandez Presents $10,000 Checks to Three Community Organizations

 Tuesday morning several members of three community organizations in the 80th Assembly District gathered at Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez’s office to receive checks of ten thousand dollars for their organizations. The community organisations that received the checks were the Pelham Parkway […]

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

Whose Birthday Is It? August 20, 2019

Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1779) Regarded as one of the founders of modern chemistry, Berzelius was a Swedish professor who achieved an immensely important series of innovations and discoveries. He developed chemistry’s modern system of symbols and formulas, prepared a remarkably precise table of atomic weights, analyzed numerous chemical compounds, and discovered the elements selenium, thorium, and cerium. He also introduced basic laboratory equipment that remains in use today.What common scientific terms did Berzelius coin? More…

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

Quote of the Day: August 20, 2019

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better:we find comfort somewhere. Jane Austen (1775-1817)

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

Word of the Day: August 20, 2019

avocation  Definition: (noun) An activity taken up in addition to one’s regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment. Synonyms: hobby, pursuit, sideline Usage: Garth had failed in the building business, which he had unfortunately added to his other avocations of surveyor, valuer, and agent. Discuss.

by · August 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
District Leader John Perez, Community Activist George Alvarez, Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr., Councilman Rafael Salamanca, Event organizer Freddy Perez Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and his daughter.

Morrison Avenue Festival

The crowd was estimated to be at three thousand people at the Morrison Avenue Festival Saturday afternoon. It was non-stop music with a short rest for the musicians while the elected officials spoke.  The Morrison Avenue Music Festival was sponsored […]

by · August 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Jim Mahoney Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Jim Mahoney is a household name in the Northport community where he has distinguished himself as an outstanding veterans advocate, community leader and family man. Drafted in the 1950s into the […]

by · August 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Veterans
Whose Birthday Is It? August 19, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 19, 2019

Madame du Barry (1743) Madame du Barry was the mistress of Louis XV. She was first the mistress of Jean du Barry, who introduced her into Parisian high society. Admired for her beauty, she joined Louis XV’s court in 1769 after a nominal marriage to Jean’s brother, a nobleman,qualified her to be Louis’s official royal mistress. Though she exercised little political influence, her unpopularity contributed to the decline of the prestige of the crown in the early 1770s. What happened to her during the French Revolution? More…

by · August 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 19, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 19, 2019

Where there is sorrow there is holy ground. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

by · August 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: August 19, 2019

Word of the Day: August 19, 2019

behemoth  Definition: (noun) Someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful. Synonyms: colossus, goliath, monster, giant Usage: Little Nick was surprisingly excited as the trainers lifted him onto the elephant, and he showed no fear as he rode the behemoth around the ring. Discuss. 

by · August 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx Summer Concert Series

Bronx Summer Concert Series

by · August 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
END OF SUMMER CELEBRATION WITH SENATOR BIAGGI!

END OF SUMMER CELEBRATION WITH SENATOR BIAGGI!

by · August 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 16, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? August 16, 2019

Christian Mortensen (1882) When Mortensen died at the age of 115 years and 252 days, he was the oldest man who had ever lived whose age is undisputed. Mortensen was born in Denmark in 1882 and immigrated to the US in 1903. He worked in various trades until he retired in 1950. Twenty-eight years later, at the age of 96, he reportedly rode his bicycle to a retirement home in San Rafael,California, where he lived for the rest of his life. What advice for living a long life did Mortensen give on his 115th birthday? More…

by · August 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 16, 2019

Quote of the Day: August 16, 2019

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

by · August 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: August 16, 2019

Word of the Day: August 16, 2019

actuate  Definition: (verb) To motivate or incite into action. Synonyms: incite, motivate, prompt, propel, move Usage: She hoped he would not be actuated by any such degrading curiosity. Discuss.

by · August 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Rikers Island Inmate Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Chokehold Attack That Led To Death Of Fellow Inmate

Bronx DA: Rikers Island Inmate Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Chokehold Attack That Led To Death Of Fellow Inmate

RIKERS ISLAND INMATE SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CHOKEHOLD ATTACK THAT LED TO DEATH OF FELLOW INMATE Defendant Pleaded Guilty to Strangulation           Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Rikers Island inmate has been sentenced […]