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Quote of the Day: January 14, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 14, 2020

Affection is the broadest basis of good in life. George Eliot (1819-1880)

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Word of the Day: January 14, 2020

Word of the Day: January 14, 2020

so-called Definition: (adjective) Doubtful or suspect. Synonyms: alleged, supposed Usage: The so-called master detective tripped over the murder weapon just as he was declaring the case insolvable. Discuss. 

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Whose Birthday Is It? January 13, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 13, 2020

Antoinette Bourignon (1616) Bourignon was a Flemish Christian mystic. After spending a short time in a convent and as head of an orphanage, she gathered a fanatical following at Amsterdam, believing herself divinely directed to restore the pure spirit of the Gospel. Moving from place to place, she took her printing press with her and disseminated her teachings. Her mystical ideas found particular favor in Scotland, where Bourignianism was declared a heresy. Why did Bourignon flee her home in 1636? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 13, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 13, 2020

All the learnin’ my father ever paid for was a bit o’ birch at one end and the alphabet at th’ other. George Eliot (1819-1880)

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Word of the Day: January 13, 2020

Word of the Day: January 13, 2020

regnant  Definition: (adjective) Exercising power or authority. Synonyms: reigning, ruling Usage: She became queen regnant upon the death of her father and soon gained a reputation for being a firm but fair ruler. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? January 9, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 9, 2020

Richard Milhous Nixon (1913) After serving as vice president of the US under Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nixon ran for president but lost to John F. Kennedy in 1960. He was elected president in 1968 and 1972, but his second term was cut short by the Watergate scandal, which involved the burglary and wiretapping of Democratic party headquarters. Likely facing impeachment, he became the first president to resign. Although never convicted, he was pardoned by his successor, Gerald Ford. What pet did Nixon receive as a political gift? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 9, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 9, 2020

Any one who has gumption knows what it is, and any one who hasn’t can never know what it is. So there is no need of defining it. Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)

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Word of the Day: January 9, 2020

Word of the Day: January 9, 2020

seemly  Definition: (adjective) Conforming to standards of conduct and good taste; suitable. Synonyms: becoming, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous Usage: Her friends think it is not seemly for her to be dating a man half her age, but she only cares that he makes her happy. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? January 8, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 8, 2020

José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (1912) Ferrer was an American actor, director, and producer. He made his Broadway debut in 1935 and gained acclaim playing the starring role in Charley’s Aunt (1940) and Iago in a 1943 Broadway production of Othello. A versatile actor with a rich and powerful voice, he appeared in many films, including The Caine Mutiny and Ship of Fools. In 1950, he won an Academy Award for his performance as the title character in what film version of a play that he had also starred in? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 8, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 8, 2020

To come with a well-informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. Jane Austen (1775-1817) 

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Word of the Day: January 8, 2020

Word of the Day: January 8, 2020

impendent  Definition: (adjective) Close in time; about to occur. Synonyms: imminent, at hand Usage: After a long and grueling career at the factory, Larry was eagerly anticipating his impendent retirement. Discuss.

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Honorees Council Member Elect Tasha Diaz, Yonkers CD 13; Bronx Regional Representative Sophia Zayas, Governor Andrew Cuomo; Community Relations Director and District Leader Kevin C. Riley, M.P.A, NYS 83rd Assembly District; Government Relations Strategist Yves Filius, New York Civil Liberties Union; Retired Police Officer Ramesh Parabdin, Brooklyn 90th Precinct; Community Organizer and Activist Sherwyn Lovell; Executive Director Amira Mustapha, Art Defined Production; District Manager Ischia Bravo, Bronx Community Board 7 along with Bharati Sukul Kemraj, Founder, The Bharati Foundation; Nicholas Himidian Jr.; Gabriel De Jesus; Jorge Leon; Danielle Jones and Bishop David Maldonado Jr.

3RD ANNUAL FIVE BOROUGHS LEADERSHIP AWARDS

HONORING OUTSTANDING MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AT THE 3RD ANNUAL FIVE BOROUGHS LEADERSHIP AWARDS Photo Credit: Billy J Photography It was an evening filled with music, food and good company to celebrate the best of the boroughs as The Bharati […]

by · January 7, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Bronx DA: Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Fatally Shooting Man in Front of School in 2014

Bronx DA: Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Fatally Shooting Man in Front of School in 2014

MAN SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR FATALLY SHOOTING MAN IN FRONT OF SCHOOL IN 2014 Jury Convicted Defendant of Second-Degree Murder, Criminal Possession of Weapon           Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a man has […]

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A group photo of the members of the Al-Shaib community and their guests.

Peace December January 2020 Dinner

Friday January 3rd was the first Peace December meeting and community dinner of 2020. People of all ethnic backgrounds filled the Al-Shaib Community room on Westchester Avenue. Sheikh Musa Drammeh introduced first time visitor Assemblyman Michael Benedetto. Benedetto started out […]

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Whose Birthday Is It? January 7, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 7, 2020

Zora Neale Hurston (1891) An anthropologist, folklorist, and author, Hurston spent much of her life collecting African-American folktales in the rural South and in other places, such as Haiti, Bermuda, and Honduras. She was a significant figure in the Harlem Renaissance and collaborated with her friend Langston Hughes on the play Mule Bone in 1931. Along with her folklore collections, she also wrote four novels, including the influential Their Eyes Were Watching God. Why did the book inspire controversy? More…

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