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Quote of the Day: January 3, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 3, 2020

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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Word of the Day: January 3, 2020

Word of the Day: January 3, 2020

pretermit  Definition: (verb) Leave undone or leave out. Synonyms: neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, miss, drop Usage: Tom overslept and would need to pretermit his usual morning workout if he wanted to make it to work on time. Discuss.

Whose Birthday Is It? January 2, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 2, 2020

Ernst Barlach (1870) Barlach was an outstanding German expressionist sculptor, graphic artist, and writer. Through the power of his simple, angular, and compact forms, he communicated intense emotion and compassion. From clay modeling he turned to wood carving and woodcutting, which imbued his work with a rough-hewn quality. He achieved fame in the 1920s and 30s with the execution of several war memorials for the Weimar Republic. Why were many of Barlach’s works destroyed or confiscated as “degenerate art”? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 2, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 2, 2020

Folklore, legends, myths, and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous, and manifestly unreal. L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) Discuss

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Word of the Day: January 2, 2020

Word of the Day: January 2, 2020

enkindle  Definition: (verb) Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses). Synonyms: arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, fire, raise Usage: Melissa’s coy smile enkindled the hopes of the young man seeking her favor. Discuss.

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Photo courtesy of Debby Kawalick.

Wind Turbine Taken Down By High Winds…

A much maligned monstrosity has been felled by the very thing it was put up for – wind. Co-op City had protested against another billboard at the corners of Baychester and Bartow Avenues almost 2 years ago. In what appeared to […]

by · December 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
BX 12 Select Bus # 5560 surrounded by police cars of the 46th and 48th police cars with one police car in front of the bus that stopped the bus.

Police Action on BX12 Select Bus

Police Action on BX12 Select Bus #5560 on Pelham Parkway Police car after police car lights ablaze and sirens blasting went zooming and zipping across Pelhem Parkway until stopping Coop-City bound Bx 12 Select buss #5560 at three o’clock Sunday […]

by · December 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The lit Morris Park Christmas tree.

Morris Park Christmas Tree Lighting

In what was the last Christmas tree lighting in the East Bronx, Sunday night was Morris Park’s Loreto Park Christmas tree lighting. Students from St. Francis Xavier School were on hand led by Ms. Tiz Nastasio. Councilman Mark Gjonaj Assemblyman […]

by · December 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 20, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? December 20, 2019

Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805) Smith was the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In 1827, he claimed that an angel directed him to buried golden plates containing God’s revelation, which he translated as the Book of Mormon. He led converts to Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, and introduced the custom of polygamy. When in 1844 he announced his candidacy for the presidency of the US, he and his brother were thrown in jail, where they were killed by a lynch mob. What happened to the church after his death? More…

by · December 23, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: December 23, 2019

Quote of the Day: December 23, 2019

The evolution of man is slow. The injustice of men is great. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

by · December 23, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 23, 2019

Word of the Day: December 23, 2019

parterre  Definition: (noun) Seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies). Synonyms: parquet circle Usage: They found the whole of the audience in the parterre standing up and directing their gaze towards the box formerly possessed by the Russian ambassador. Discuss.

by · December 23, 2019 · Bulletin Board
TEAM DIAZ 2020 (L _ R) 32nd State Senate candidate John Perez, 15th Congressional candidate Ruben Diaz , a friend of TEAM DIAZ 2020, Councilman Rafael Salamanca, and 79th Assembly candidate George Alvarez).

John Perez Announces run for 32nd State Senate

This was a move many many in Bronx politics were speculating on since the fall out of then State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. and then Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda after the 2018 election. While Newly elected Councilman Ruben Diaz was then supporting […]

by · December 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 20, 2019

Whose Birthday Is It? December 20, 2019

Branch Wesley Rickey (1881) Rickey was an American baseball executive. In 1919, he devised baseball’s farm system of using minor-league teams to train major-league players. In 1945, after he took over the Brooklyn Dodgers, he defied convention and broke a long-standing race barrier by hiring Jackie Robinson, the first black player in the major leagues. A deeply religious man, the “Mahatma”—as Rickey was popularly known—never played, attended, or managed games on Sundays. What protective gear did he introduce to baseball? More…

by · December 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: December 20, 2019

Quote of the Day: December 20, 2019

Feast, n.: A festival. A religious celebration usually signalized by gluttony and drunkenness, frequently in honor of some holy person distinguished for abstemiousness. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · December 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 20, 2019

Word of the Day: December 20, 2019

bugbear  Definition: (noun) An object of dread or apprehension. Synonyms: hobgoblin Usage: What have I done to be made a bugbear of, and to be shunned and dreaded as if I brought the plague? Discuss.

by · December 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board