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Whose Birthday Is It? July 17, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? July 17, 2019

S.Y. Agnon (1888) Agnon was an Israeli writer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest modern Hebrew novelists and short-story writers. Born into a Polish Galician family in what is now Ukraine, Agnon settled in Palestine in 1907.His fiction explores Jewish life from the late 18th century to the post-WWI period. The Day Before Yesterday, perhaps his greatest novel,examines the problems faced by the westernized Jewish immigrant to Israel. In 1966, Agnon shared the Nobel Prize in Literature with whom? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 17, 2019

Quote of the Day: July 17, 2019

It is curious how instinctively one protects the image of oneself from idolatry or any other handling that could make it ridiculous, or too unlike the original to be believed in any longer. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 

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Word of the Day: July 17, 2019

Word of the Day: July 17, 2019

meddlesome  Definition: (adjective) Intrusive in a meddling or offensivemanner. Synonyms: busybodied, interfering, officious Usage: Though she means well, my meddlesome motherinvariably drives away all of my boyfriends with herunwelcome intrusions. Discuss.

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Bronx DA: Bronx Teen Found Guilty Of Manslaughter, Assault in Stabbing Of Students in High School Classroom

Bronx DA: Bronx Teen Found Guilty Of Manslaughter, Assault in Stabbing Of Students in High School Classroom

BRONX TEEN FOUND GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER, ASSAULT IN STABBINGOF STUDENTS IN HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM Defendant Killed 15-Year-Old Matthew McCree, Critically Wounded Ariane Laboy Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx teen has been found guilty of the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy and the attack on another student in a classroom […]

Whose Birthday Is It? July 16, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? July 16, 2019

Saint Clare of Assisi (1194) Born to a noble family, Chiara Offreduccio,now St. Clare of Assisi, was deeply influenced by fellow Assisian St. Francis. Refusing to marry, she instead fled to a chapel where he received her vows. She later became abbess of a female religious community that included her sister and mother. The Second Order of St. Francis, or Poor Clares, adopted the absolute poverty of St. Francis but was strictly cloistered, unlike its counterpart, the Franciscans. Why is Clare the patron saint of television? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 16, 2019

Quote of the Day: July 16, 2019

Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult. George Eliot (1819-1880)

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Word of the Day: July 16, 2019

Word of the Day: July 16, 2019

colewort  Definition: (noun) A hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves thatdo not form a head. Synonyms: borecole, kale Usage: Although he thought his aunt’s boiled colewort wasdisgusting, Harold politely ate the meal withoutcomplaint. Discuss. 

by · July 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of July 15, 2019

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of July 15, 2019

Cases of Interest for the Week of July 15, 2019 Monday, July 15, 2019 ADAJudgePart #Status Defendant Name Case Details Kane, A.—FAAppearance Manuel Colon Charged with Attempted Murder in the second-degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and additional charges. The defendant […]

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Bronx DA: Statement from Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark on Retirement of Corporation Counsel Zachary W. Carter

Bronx DA: Statement from Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark on Retirement of Corporation Counsel Zachary W. Carter

STATEMENT FROM BRONX DISTRICT ATTORNEY DARCEL D. CLARK ON RETIREMENT OF CORPORATION COUNSEL ZACHARY W. CARTER           “I congratulate Zachary W. Carter on his retirement after a lifetime of public service. His six years as the city’s Corporation Counsel capped […]

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The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

Ralph A. Mottola | NY State Senate Ralph A. Mottola Award: Veterans’ Hall of Fame Year: 2005 Ralph A. Mottola is a highly decorated World Word II Army veteran and former Prisoner of War (POW) who served from 1943 to […]

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Whose Birthday Is It? July 15, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? July 15, 2019

Jacques Derrida (1930) Derrida was an Algerian-born French philosopher whose critique of Western philosophy encompasses literature, linguistics,and psychoanalysis. In his famously dense and complex writings, he attempted to take apart, or “deconstruct,” the edifice of Western metaphysics and reveal what he deemed its incompatible foundations. His thought is based on his disapproval of the search for an ultimate metaphysical certainty. Why was Derrida so controversial among many of his fellow philosophers? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 15, 2019

Quote of the Day: July 15, 2019

Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure,and intimate when he is rich or famous. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

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Word of the Day: July 15, 2019

Word of the Day: July 15, 2019

collocation  Definition: (noun) The act of positioning close together (or sideby side). Synonyms: juxtaposition, apposition Usage: Nina gained notoriety among interior designers for herbrilliant collocation of unusual colors and shapes.Discuss.

by · July 15, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Rikers Island Inmate Indicted For Attempted Murder In Strangling Of NYC DOC Officer

Bronx DA: Rikers Island Inmate Indicted For Attempted Murder In Strangling Of NYC DOC Officer

RIKERS ISLAND INMATE INDICTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER IN STRANGLING OF NYC DOC OFFICER Defendant Allegedly Choked Officer with Sweater; Other Inmates Stopped Him           Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Rikers Island inmate has been indicted for […]

Children’s Health Fund Launches New Mobile Clinic to Serve Homeless Children and Families in New York City

The mobile clinic will enable the Children’s Health Fund to provide healthcare to hundreds more children and families each year New York City, New York – Today, the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) announced a new mobile clinic which will travel weekly […]

by · July 12, 2019 · Bulletin Board