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Quote of the Day: November 13, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 13, 2018

It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience. Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)  

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Word of the Day: November 13, 2018

Word of the Day: November 13, 2018

niggle Definition: (verb) Worry unnecessarily or excessively. Synonyms: fret, fuss Usage: I realize now that the things which used to niggle me did not really matter. Discuss.  

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Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway

Tolls for Thee

Tuesday, November 13th. The first automatic tolls collection station went into service this month in 1954. It was installed at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway. Motorists dropped coins into a wire mesh hopper, triggering a […]

Whose Birthday Is It? November 12, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 12, 2018

Jeanne Mance (1606) Mance was a member of a French association that planned a utopian colony at Montreal. With the support of the French queen, Anne of Austria, she sailed with the first settlers in 1641. Mance, who had cared […]

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Quote of the Day: November 12, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 12, 2018

Revenge triumphs over death; love slights it; honor aspireth to it; grief flieth to it; fear preoccupateth it. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)  

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Word of the Day: November 12, 2018

Word of the Day: November 12, 2018

clavicle Definition: (noun) Bone linking the scapula and sternum. Synonyms: collarbone Usage: He will be out for the rest of the season thanks to a broken clavicle. Discuss.  

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Profile America: Veterans/Armistice Day

Profile America: Veterans/Armistice Day

Sunday, November 11th/Monday 12th. One century ago today, history’s bloodiest war to date ended after more than four years of slaughter. The Veterans Day holiday was conceived as Armistice Day to honor the 4.7 million Americans who served — and […]

Veterans Day: We thank all who served and who serve today

Veterans Day: We thank all who served and who serve today

“Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” — Douglas MacArthur Veterans Day 2018 was on Sunday, November 11th, 2018 and designated as a Federal Holiday […]

by · November 12, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Holidays, News, Veterans
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Veterans Day 2018

Presidential Proclamation on Veterans Day, 2018 On November 11, 1918, the United States and its allies signed an armistice with Germany to end hostilities in World War I. The Great War exacted a tremendous toll on our Nation. More than […]

by · November 12, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Holidays, News, Veterans
Whose Birthday Is It? November 9, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 9, 2018

Benjamin Banneker (1731) Banneker was a free African American who was largely self-educated in astronomy and mathematics. In 1761, he drew attention by building a wooden clock that kept precise time for some 50 years. He accurately predicted a solar […]

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Quote of the Day: November 9, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 9, 2018

It isn’t possible to love and to part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: […]

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Word of the Day: November 9, 2018

Word of the Day: November 9, 2018

light-minded Definition: (adjective) Showing inappropriate levity. Synonyms: flippant Usage: The light-minded woman had been discovering good matches for her daughter almost from the year of her birth. Discuss.  

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DREAMChasers Specialized HS Test Prep

DREAMChasers Specialized HS Test Prep

DREAMChasers is a free test prep and mentoring program to help students from low-income and underrepresented backgrounds test into NYC’s specialized high schools. Students chosen for the program will receive over 300 hours of professional test prep for the specialized […]

Whose Birthday Is It? November 8, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 8, 2018

Hermann Rorschach (1884) Rorschach, a Swiss psychiatrist, devised his eponymous inkblot test to gauge the perceptions, intelligence, and emotional traits of his patients and used it to gather data for his 1921 book Psychodiagnostics. Based on the idea that people […]

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Quote of the Day: November 8, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 8, 2018

Whence come the highest mountains? … They come out of the sea. That testimony is inscribed on their stones, and on the walls of their summits. Out of the deepest must the highest come to its height. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) […]

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