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A group photo of the honorees and the Executive Board of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce.

Bronx Chamber of Commerce Veteran’s Luncheon

This years Bronx Chamber of Commerce Veteran’s Luncheon went so well that President Lisa Sorin said we are ahead of schedule this year. It seemed the speeches were short and the atmosphere in the room was one of comradely. Master […]

by · November 15, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 15, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? November 15, 2019

Felix Frankfurter (1882)Frankfurter was a US Supreme Court justice and presidential adviser. He served as secretary of war under President William H. Taft, advised President Woodrow Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, and advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt on many New Deal programs. In 1939, Roosevelt named him to the Supreme Court, where he served until 1962. In 1920, Frankfurter helped found the American Civil Liberties Union and argued in favor of what infamous pair of defendants? More…

by · November 15, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 15, 2019

Quote of the Day: November 15, 2019

Having learned the trick of beating and loving and suffering, the poor faithful heart persisted, although it lived on memories and carried on its sentimental operations mostly in secret. Kate Wiggin (1856-1923) 

by · November 15, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 15, 2019

Word of the Day: November 15, 2019

dramatist  Definition: (noun) Someone who writes plays. Synonyms: playwright Usage: My goal as a dramatist is to have my plays live on long after I am gone. Discuss.

by · November 15, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Community Board 11 Chairman Al D'Angelo introduces Councilman Gjonaj.

Town Hall Meeting 2500 Williamsbridge Road

 There was a proposal by Carnegie Hill Institute for a drug treatment center at the vacant 2500 Williamsbridge Road site previously occupied by Eastern Abstracts. At the Community Board 11 Leadership Committee meeting of October 17th  it was determined to […]

by · November 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board
A group photo of the police officers and community members.

Coffee With a Cop

Saturday was Coffee with a 49th Precinct officer at Starbucks on White Plains Road. Several officers from the 49th Precinct and local residents of the community shared a cup of coffee and some talk courtesy of Starbucks and the Friends of […]

by · November 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx Zoo to Launch Bronx Borough President’s Holiday Toy Drive  To Benefit Military Families

Bronx Zoo to Launch Bronx Borough President’s Holiday Toy Drive To Benefit Military Families

Bronx Zoo to Launch Bronx Borough President’s Holiday Toy DriveTo Benefit Military FamiliesWCS’s Bronx Zoo, Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr.,and Schoolchildren from PS 205 to Kick-Off Annual Toy Drive onFriday, November 15 at 10amToys Collected From Friday, Nov. 15 […]

by · November 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 14, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? November 14, 2019

Aaron Copland (1900) Famously public-spirited and generous, Copland came to be unofficially regarded as the US’s national composer. Although his earliest works show European influences, the American character of the greater part of his compositions is evident in his use of jazz and American folk tunes. He is best known for his three ballets based on American folk material: Billy the Kid, Rodeo, and Appalachian Spring, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. For what films did Copland compose music? More…

by · November 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 14, 2019

Quote of the Day: November 14, 2019

There are two good things in life, freedom of thought and freedom of action. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) 

by · November 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 14, 2019

Word of the Day: November 14, 2019

inadvertent  Definition: (adjective) Happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally. Synonyms: accidental Usage: An autobiography, when confronted by a careful editor with documentary evidence, is usually found to be full of obviously inadvertent errors. Discuss. 

by · November 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Senator Alessandra Biaggi Speaks to the audience.

Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association Meeting

 Tuesday night’s Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association meeting opened with a bang as PPNA President Edith Blitzer took aim at an unnamed person she said had a big mouth who is claiming that certain neighborhood organizations are in the pockets of […]

by · November 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 13, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? November 13, 2019

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850) Born in Scotland, Stevenson traveled frequently during his life, partly in search of better climates for his tuberculosis, which would eventually cause his death at age 44. In 1885, he published A Child’s Garden of Verses, one of the most influential children’s works of the 19th century. His immensely popular novels Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were written over the course of just a few years. What is considered his unfinished masterpiece? More…

by · November 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 13, 2019

Quote of the Day: November 13, 2019

Money dignifies what is frivolous if unpaid for. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

by · November 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 13, 2019

Word of the Day: November 13, 2019

overshadow  Definition: (verb) To render insignificant or less important in comparison. Synonyms: eclipse, dominate Usage: They were warlike little nations and defied, in those days, governments that overshadow them now as mountains overshadow molehills. Discuss. 

by · November 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Veteran Earl Menard speaking as Rich Vitallo holds Earl Menard's award. Also in the photo are Robert Garcia and David Perez of the local VFW Post

Van Nest Veteran’s Day Remembrance

In the triangle at White Plains Road and Van Nest Avenue is the Van Nest Memorial, with its new flagpole the Van Nest community received. Rich Vitacco of the East Bronx Historical Society gave a history of the Van Nest […]

by · November 12, 2019 · Bulletin Board