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Whose Birthday Is It? December 2, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? December 2, 2019

Otto Dix (1891) A German painter and printmaker, Dix fought in World War I and returned haunted by what he had witnessed. After experimenting with Impressionism and Dada, he arrived at Expressionism and began producing works depicting nightmarish scenes of the horrors of war and the depravities of a decadent society. His antimilitary works aroused the wrath of the Nazi regime and he was dismissed from his academic posts in 1933. On what charges was he arrested in 1939? More…

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Quote of the Day: December 2, 2019

Quote of the Day: December 2, 2019

When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wickedness nor sorrow in the world; and there certainly would be less of both if the sublimity of Nature were more attended to, and people were carried more out of themselves by contemplating such a scene. Jane Austen (1775-1817)

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Word of the Day: December 2, 2019

Word of the Day: December 2, 2019

censer  Definition: (noun) A container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual). Synonyms: thurible Usage: The organ was muttering, censers were swinging, candles were glinting on the distant altar, and robed priests were filing silently past them. Discuss.

by · December 2, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx Chronicle Photo of the Day: November 27, 2019

Bronx Chronicle Photo of the Day: November 27, 2019

A Sea Osprey AKA fish hawk having a Sea food breakfast (a ladyfish)

by · November 27, 2019 · Bulletin Board
BP DIAZ DISTRIBUTES THANKSGIVING TURKEYS w/ HOT 97, JOINS VETERANS FOR THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON & MORE

BP DIAZ DISTRIBUTES THANKSGIVING TURKEYS w/ HOT 97, JOINS VETERANS FOR THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON & MORE

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. visited the extended care/community living center at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Kingsbridge Heights to help serve and enjoy a Thanksgiving luncheon with Bronx military veterans.“I […]

by · November 27, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 27, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? November 27, 2019

Chaim Weizmann (1874) A Russian-born chemist, Weizmann became a British subject in 1910, developed a process for creating a synthetic acetone to be used in the manufacture of explosives in 1912, and was director of the British admiralty laboratories for much of WWI. An active Zionist, Weizmann helped negotiate the 1917 Balfour Declaration pronouncing British support of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. When the republic of Israel was eventually founded, he was elected its first president. What is the Weizmann organism? More…

by · November 27, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 27, 2019

Quote of the Day: November 27, 2019

To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

by · November 27, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 27, 2019

Word of the Day: November 27, 2019

reprove  Definition: (verb) To speak disapprovingly to (a person); rebuke or scold. Synonyms: admonish Usage: He reproved the child for his bad behavior and sent him to bed without supper. Discuss.

by · November 27, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Opioid Education/Narcan Training Event

Opioid Education/Narcan Training Event

by · November 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board
World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

by · November 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Health and Delicious Holiday Celebration

Health and Delicious Holiday Celebration

by · November 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board
BP Diaz Jr., coaches, players hold up the two trophy's.

Yankee Cup Award

Bronx Borough President’s Cup Presentation While the Bronx Little League Championship game was played at the end of August, the game ended in a tie. So who do you give the President’s Cup trophy? The answer was to obtain a […]

by · November 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Center for Employment Opportunities Welcomes Guests to New Bronx Location

Center for Employment Opportunities Welcomes Guests to New Bronx Location

CEO WELCOMES DOZENS OF GUESTS TO OPEN HOUSE AND  RIBBON CUTTING EVENT AT NEW BRONX LOCATION New Site Address: 384 E. 149 Street, Suite 300, Bronx, New York 10455 BRONX, NY — Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) hosted an open […]

by · November 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 26, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? November 26, 2019

Mary Edwards Walker (1832) Walker was an American surgeon and feminist. She served as a nurse in the Union army in the American Civil War, before being commissioned as an assistant surgeon. She was the first woman to serve in such a capacity and was awarded the Medal of Honor for her service. Walker remains the only woman ever to receive this award. After the war, she was active in the struggle for women’s rights, lecturing and writing on such issues as dress reform and women’s suffrage. Why was her medal revoked in 1917? More…

by · November 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 26, 2019

Quote of the Day: November 26, 2019

Comfort, n.: A state of mind produced by contemplation of a neighbor’s uneasiness. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · November 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board