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Whose Birthday Is It? October 28, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? October 28, 2020

Evelyn Waugh (1903) Waugh was an English novelist who is widely considered the greatest satirist of his generation. His novels, characterized by sardonic wit, technical brilliance, and his devoted Catholicism, include A Handful of Dust and Brideshead Revisited. Waugh also wrote amusing travel books. After service in World War II, he led a retired life, and his writing grew increasingly misanthropic. In 1925, Waugh’s suicide attempt was thwarted when he was coincidentally attacked by what animal? More…

by · October 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 28, 2020

Quote of the Day: October 28, 2020

One quality may be the contrary of another; thus justice is the contrary of injustice, whiteness of blackness, and so on. Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)

by · October 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 28, 2020

Word of the Day: October 28, 2020

bedraggled Definition: (adjective) In deplorable condition. Synonyms: broken-down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, derelict Usage: It was a tall, shabby building, that cannot have been painted for years, and it had so bedraggled an air that the houses on each side of it looked neat and clean. Discuss.

by · October 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez with Ms. Abilene Salas and Lorenzo, Dante, and Valerie in the dinosaur costume.

AOC Picnic in Bronx Park East

It was a normal Sunday afternoon in Bronx Park East off Lydig Avenue, that is until Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her crew had a picnic there. People in orange AOC t-shirts set up a table by the Lydig Avenue entrance, […]

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Saturday was the first day of Early Voting, and people began lining up at poll sites at 7 AM. The problem was that the Board of Elections was opening the pole sites at 10 AM. When many pole sites opened the line to get in stretched one, two, or even three blocks long. Poll sites closed at 4 PM, but as is the case if you were on line by the time the poll closes you must be allowed to vote no matter how much more time it takes. 

At the Columbus High School poll site, the line went all around the building and field short of meeting at the voter entrance. The line continued to be long because over 1,300 people had come to vote or drop off their completed Absentee Ballot into the Drop Box inside the poll site. This was in contrast to the early voting for the June Democratic Primary where throughout the ten days the poll site was open less people voted. That was why extra help was hired and sent to each Early Voting Poll Site. 

Weekend poll site hours are 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday 10/26 from 7 AM to 3 PM, Tuesday 10/27, and Wednesday 10/28 from 12 PM to 8 PM, Thursday 10/29 from 10 AM to 6 PM, Friday 10/30 from 7 PM to 3 PM. Saturday 10/31 and Sunday 11/1 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Long Lines at First Day of Early Voting

Saturday was the first day of Early Voting, and people began lining up at poll sites at 7 AM. The problem was that the Board of Elections was opening the pole sites at 10 AM. When many pole sites opened […]

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Bharati Kemraj, Assemblywoman Fernandez, and others who helped on the afternoon Read-A-Long and giveaway.

Bharati Foundation Comes to Assemblywoman Fernandez’s Office For Read-A-Long and Giveaway

Books, Book Bags, School Supplies, Face Mask, and Hand Sanitizer was given out Friday afternoon as Assemblywoman read to children outside her office.  The event was sponsored by the Bharati Foundation with Bharati Kemraj the founder of the Bharati Dance […]

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board

Upcoming Wave Hill Events Nov 5-12

Fall foliage at Wave Hill is beginning to pop! See it for yourself on a walk through the gardens. And don’t miss out on wildlife this season while you’re here: Look out for migrant birds on a Fall Birding Walk […]

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Assemblyman Jose Rivera gives some last minute instructions to those who will be handing out the five-hundred boxes of food in the background.

Councilman Salamanca and Assemblyman Rivera Food/Mask Giveaway at Keith Plaza

Councilman Rafael Salamanca and Assemblyman Jose Rivera came to Keith Plaza opposite the Bronx Zoo to give away five-hundred boxes of food (provided by the Metropolitan Council), and a face mask for every box of food.  Keith Plaza was chosen […]

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 26, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? October 26, 2020

Mahalia Jackson (1911) As a child, Jackson sang at the New Orleans church where her father preached. After moving to Chicago, she sang with a touring gospel quintet. Her warm, powerful voice first came to wider public attention in the 1930s. Called “The Queen of Gospel,” she sang at an inaugural party for US President John F. Kennedy, at the 1963 March on Washington, and at the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. Despite many offers, she refused to sing secular songs. Jackson was born with what physical deformity? More…

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 26, 2020

Quote of the Day: October 26, 2020

All nature wears one universal grin. Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 26, 2020

Word of the Day: October 26, 2020

countermand Definition: (verb) To cancel or reverse (a previously issued command or order). Synonyms: repeal, rescind, annul, revoke, vacate, reverse, overturn, lift Usage: Countermand the order for cake, send a wire putting off the wedding, dismiss the bridesmaids, [and] tell the organist he can stop practicing. Discuss.

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 21, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? October 21, 2020

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (1917) Considered one of the main innovators of bebop along with Charlie Parker, Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. His virtuosity and comic wit—in addition to his trademark puffed cheeks and 45-degree upturned trumpet bell—made him one of the most charismatic and influential musicians in jazz. Gillespie was once struck by a car while riding his bicycle. Though he was injured only slightly, a jury awarded him $1,000 because he could no longer do what? More…

by · October 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 21, 2020

Quote of the Day: October 21, 2020

Love…roots up the will like a leaf, and sweeps the whole heart into the abyss. Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

by · October 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 21, 2020

Word of the Day: October 21, 2020

antediluvian Definition: (adjective) So extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period. Synonyms: antiquated, archaic Usage: My grandfather’s antediluvian ideas about relationships and marriage are frequently at odds with my views. Discuss.

by · October 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and 12th City Council candidate Kevin Riley hold boxes of food for the next two people on line.

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and 12th City Council Candidate Kevin Riley in Coop-City Food and Reusable Bag Giveaway

The Metropolitan Council donated three-hundred boxes of food, and reusable shopping bags with a face mask and small bottle of spray hand sanitizer was provided by Empire Health Plan and more reusable bags by the Department of Sanitation. Term Limited […]

by · October 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board