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Quote of the Day: June 30, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 30, 2020

Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; do thou but thine. John Milton (1608-1674)

by · June 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 30, 2020

Word of the Day: June 30, 2020

stockpile  Definition: (noun) Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose. Synonyms: reserve, backlog Usage: Over the years, Gina has amassed quite a stockpile of office supplies from her job. Discuss. 

by · June 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 29, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 29, 2020

Giacomo Leopardi (1798) Leopardi was an Italian poet and scholar who suffered throughout his life from chronic physical ailments and dashed hopes. Despite these challenges, he was devoted to philosophy and the classics from early childhood and became one of the most formidable linguists and writers of his time. His pessimistic poetry is admired for its brilliance, intensity, and musicality. He is considered among the great Italian poets of the 19th century. What are some of his most famous works? More…

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Quote of the Day: June 29, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 29, 2020

A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy. Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

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Word of the Day: June 29, 2020

Word of the Day: June 29, 2020

gangly  Definition: (adjective) Tall and thin and having long slender limbs. Synonyms: lanky, rangy Usage: The gangly man’s suit sleeves and pant legs flapped like empty fire hoses as he walked. Discuss.

by · June 29, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 28, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 28, 2020

Melvin Kaminsky, AKA Mel Brooks (1926) Brooks is an American film director, writer, actor, and producer best known for his wild parodies that mix satire with slapstick. He started out as a television comedy writer but soon turned to film. He won an Oscar for his first feature film, The Producers (1968), a comic masterpiece of bad taste, and followed it with such films as the Western-inspired Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, a parody of the horror genre. Who speaks the only word in his Silent Movie? More…

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Quote of the Day: June 28, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 28, 2020

A fearful man is always hearing things. Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)

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Word of the Day: June 28, 2020

Word of the Day: June 28, 2020

indurate  Definition: (adjective) Emotionally hardened. Synonyms: callous, pachydermatous Usage: My father was once an affectionate man, but he returned from the war cold and indurate. Discuss.

by · June 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL PASSES COUNCIL MEMBER FERNANDO CABRERA’S LEGISLATION TO LEGALIZE E-BIKES, E-SCOOTERS AND AUTHORIZE E-SCOOTER SHARE PILOT PROGRAM

Bronx, NY – Today the New York City Council passed 2018 legislation introduced by Council Member Fernando Cabrera legalizing electric scooters, electric bicycles and creating a pilot program for shared scooters in New York City’s outer boroughs. “It’s time to […]

by · June 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: June 27, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 27, 2020

Clock, n.: A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · June 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 27, 2020

Word of the Day: June 27, 2020

snooze  Definition: (noun) A brief light sleep. Synonyms: catnap, forty winks, nap Usage: Carey had retired as usual after dinner for a little snooze in the drawing-room, but he was in an irritable mood and could not sleep. Discuss.

by · June 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? June 24, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? June 24, 2020

Saint John of the Cross (1542) Saint John of the Cross was a Spanish mystic, poet, and monastic reformer. A Carmelite monk, he was ordained a priest in 1567. The following year, he joined St. Teresa of Ávila in her effort to restore the Carmelites to their original austerity, cofounding the Discalced Carmelite order. He opened the first Discalced Carmelite monastery in 1569 and was imprisoned in 1577 for causing friction within the order. He escaped and later won high office in the order. What did he write while in prison? More…

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Quote of the Day: June 24, 2020

Quote of the Day: June 24, 2020

The more highly public life is organized the lower does its morality sink. E. M. Forster (1879-1970)

by · June 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: June 24, 2020

Word of the Day: June 24, 2020

bespoke  Definition: (adjective) (Of clothing) custom-made. Synonyms: tailored, made-to-order Usage: The cost of a bespoke suit is prohibitive, but if I am to interview for an executive position, I had better look the part. Discuss. 

by · June 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
VAN NEST NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE JUNE MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING — 6.29.2020 at 7pm

VAN NEST NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE JUNE MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING — 6.29.2020 at 7pm

Hello Community Members!Hope all is well. VNNA will be having our first Zoom Monthly Meeting on Monday June 29th at 7pm. Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark will be our guest speaker focusing on Bail Reform Updates.  to this email or private message me on social media if […]

by · June 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board