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Whose Birthday Is It? March 9, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 9, 2020

Vita Sackville-West (1892) Sackville-West was an aristocratic English writer and gardener who married the diplomat and author Harold Nicolson in 1913. Their complicated relationship is chronicled in Portrait of a Marriage, a biography inspired by her journals and written by their son Nigel. The gardens at Sissinghurst Castle, which she designed, are among the most visited in England. However, she is perhaps best remembered for her love affair with author Virginia Woolf, which inspired which of Woolf’s novels? More…

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Quote of the Day: March 9, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 9, 2020

Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident. L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)

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Word of the Day: March 9, 2020

Word of the Day: March 9, 2020

chummy  Definition: (adjective) (Used informally) Associated on close terms. Synonyms: buddy-buddy, thick Usage: The bartender is chummy with his regular customers. Discuss.

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Police investigate an attempted bank robbery at the Bank of America on White Plains Road back on May 27

Bank of America Honors Phipps Neighborhoods and the Classical Theatre of Harlem

Phipps Neighborhoods and Classical Theatre of Harlem Honored as 2019 Neighborhood Builders Recipients; Education Matters Africa Foundation Granted Funds to Provide Education to Students in Zimbabwe Phipps Neighborhoods and the Classical Theatre of Harlem have been named as the 2019 […]

Whose Birthday Is It? March 6, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 6, 2020

Louis Francis “Lou” Costello (1906) Costello was an American comedian who, along with Bud Abbott, formed the comedic duo of Abbott and Costello. From 1931 to 1957, Costello played a bumbling, cheery dimwit alongside Abbott’s “straight man” in various stage, radio, and TV routines, the most famous of which was their “Who’s on First?” skit. Regarded as the archetypal team of burlesque comedy, the pair starred in movies such as Buck Privates and Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein. Why did the two eventually part ways? More…

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Quote of the Day: March 6, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 6, 2020

There is but an inch of difference between the cushioned chamber and the padded cell. Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

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Word of the Day: March 6, 2020

Word of the Day: March 6, 2020

imperious  Definition: (adjective) Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy. Synonyms: prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering, haughty, lordly, overbearing, disdainful Usage: She gave him a witheringly imperious look and sauntered off with her nose in the air. Discuss.

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Bronx DA: Bronx Man Indicted in Murder of Infant Son by Placing Pillows on His Head, Smothering Him

Bronx DA: Bronx Man Indicted in Murder of Infant Son by Placing Pillows on His Head, Smothering Him

BRONX MAN INDICTED IN MURDER OF INFANT SON BY PLACING PILLOWS ON HIS HEAD, SMOTHERING HIM Defendant Also Indicted for Beating the Infant’s Mother           Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted on […]

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Whose Birthday Is It? March 4, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 4, 2020

Miriam Makeba (1932) Nicknamed “Mama Africa,” Makeba was a Grammy Award-winning singer and activist. In 1963, after she testified against apartheid before the UN, South Africa revoked her citizenship and right to return to the country. She settled in the US, where her musical career flourished, then moved to Guinea after being criticized for marrying a Black Panther. She remained in exile for 30 years, finally returning to her homeland in 1990 at the end of apartheid. Why did she spend six months in jail as a baby? More…

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Quote of the Day: March 4, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 4, 2020

If I had followed my better judgment always, my life would have been a very dull one. Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) 

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Word of the Day: March 4, 2020

Word of the Day: March 4, 2020

clepsydra  Definition: (noun) Clock that measures time by the escape of water. Synonyms: water clock, water glass Usage: The Wicked Witch dared not use a clepsydra, as its contents could destroy her. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? March 3, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 3, 2020

George Mortimer Pullman (1831) Pullman was a successful American industrialist and the inventor of the railroad sleeping car. In 1893, he built a company town for his workers in Illinois, and it was showcased in the World’s Fair as a grand social experiment. The next year, the town of Pullman was the scene of a violent workers’ strike that nearly halted US rail traffic. When Pullman died in 1897, he had to be buried in a massive steel-and-concrete vault to keep activists from disinterring his body. What happened to his town? More…

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Quote of the Day: March 3, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 3, 2020

How gladly would I meetMortality my sentence, and be earthInsensible! how glad would lay me downAs in my mother’s lap! John Milton (1608-1674)

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Word of the Day: March 3, 2020

Word of the Day: March 3, 2020

flagellation  Definition: (noun) Beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment. Synonyms: flogging, lashing, tanning Usage: The poor servant boy bore the scars of flagellation, which was his master’s preferred punishment for nearly any infraction. Discuss. 

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Councilman Diaz Sr. being interviewed as 32nd State Senate candidate Sergeant John Perez is also in the photo.

43rd Precinct Receives Three New Vans From Councilman Diaz Sr.

Friday afternoon the 43rd Precinct received three new police vans (one of which will be used for the Auxiliary police unit) valued at $212,000.00 from Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. With Councilman Disz Sr. was his choices for the 32nd State […]

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