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Quote of the Day: October 1, 2019

Quote of the Day: October 1, 2019

When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

by · October 1, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 1, 2019

Word of the Day: October 1, 2019

caravansary  Definition: (noun) An inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans. Synonyms: khan Usage: A steady stream of travelers both arriving and leaving kept the caravansary bustling well into the night. Discuss.

by · October 1, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Samelys Lopez Enters Crowded 15th Congressional Race

Samelys Lopez Enters Crowded 15th Congressional Race

Condemning the worsening of income inequality and housing insecurity in the Bronx, community organizer and activist Samelys López announced her candidacy Saturday for the U.S. Congress in New York Congressional District 15. “I grew up in this neighborhood, and I’m tired […]

by · September 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
First weeds had to be taken out before mulch could be put down.

Clean Up and Mulchfest on Pelham Parkway

Saturday morning if you walked across Pelham Parkway North at Wallace Avenue there was a giant pile of mulch left for the Friends of Pelham Parkway to place around the trees there.  Over twenty-five people of all ages came to […]

by · September 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
BP Diaz with these proud teachers from the Grand Avenue Elementary School.

After School Party With BP Diaz Jr.

It was Friday afternoon at Billy’s by Yankee Stadium, the Yankees were playing the final game of the season in Texas, and it was a party for teachers of School Districts Seven and Nine here.  The party was to show those […]

by · September 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 30, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? September 30, 2019

Hans Geiger (1882) After receiving a doctorate in physics in Germany in 1906, Geiger traveled to England, where he assisted chemist Ernest Rutherford. In 1908, they designed an instrument to detect and count alpha particles, positively charged ionizing particles produced by radioactive decay. Two decades later, Geiger developed the sensitive, portable radiation counter that now bears his name. During World War II, he was a member of the Uranium Club, a group of German scientists who attempted to develop what? More…

by · September 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 30, 2019

Quote of the Day: September 30, 2019

Don’t let us rejoice in punishment, even when the hand of God alone inflicts it. The best of us are but poor wretches, just saved from shipwreck: can we feel anything but awe and pity when we see a fellow-passenger swallowed by the waves? George Eliot (1819-1880)

by · September 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 30, 2019

Word of the Day: September 30, 2019

extenuate  Definition: (verb) Lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of. Synonyms: mitigate, palliate Usage: Let him, if he be able, justify or extenuate the shameful outrage he has offered to the dictates of truth and to the rules of fair dealing. Discuss.

by · September 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Councilman Mark Gjonaj at the CB 10 meeting where the main concern was the number of police officers on patrol.

How to be at Two Meetings on the Same Night

Thursday night both Community Board 10 and Community Board 11 held their monthly full board meetings. Councilman Mark Gjonaj who often attends both community board meetings started the night at the Communication Board 10’s meeting where the main subject of […]

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

Whose Birthday Is It? September 27, 2019

Grazia Deledda (1871) Influenced by the verismo—”realism”—school, Nobel Prize-winning Italian novelist Grazia Deledda wrote her first stories while just a teen and was still having her works published after her death. Her work is lyric and in part naturalistic and combines sympathy and humor with occasional touches of violence. In her approximately 40 novels, the ancient ways of her native Sardinia often come into conflict with modern mores. What are her most famous works? More…

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

Quote of the Day: September 27, 2019

A steady hand in governing of military affairs is more requisite than in times of peace, because an error committed in war may, perhaps, prove irremediable. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

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

Word of the Day: September 27, 2019

off-color Definition: (adjective) In violation of good taste even verging on the indecent. Synonyms: indelicate Usage: The shareholder’s meeting was entirely the wrong forum for his off-color joke. Discuss. 

by · September 27, 2019 · Bulletin Board
State Senator Bailey speaks on the need for other elevated stations to have elevators.

MTA to Place an Elevator at Mosholu Parkway #4 Station

With the MTA fifty-five billion dollar capital budget passed earlier Wednesday morning three state legislators, two community board member, the executive director of a nearby hospital, and a wheel chair bound advocate for accessibility cheered the addition of an elevator […]

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

Whose Birthday Is It? September 26, 2019

Lewis Hine (1874) Hine was an American photographer whose career began shortly after he bought his first camera in 1903. Devoted to capturing images of the dark side of the industrial revolution in the US, he documented the poverty of immigrants and the plight of child laborers. The power of his images placed him at the forefront of 20th-century documentary photographers and helped bring about the passage of child labor laws. Some of his most famous images document the construction of what iconic skyscraper? More…

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

Quote of the Day: September 26, 2019

When a subject is highly controversial…one cannot hope to tell the truth. One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold. One can only give one’s audience the chance of drawing their own conclusions as they observe the limitations, the prejudices, the idiosyncrasies of the speaker. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

by · September 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board