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Quote of the Day: September 15, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 15, 2020

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. Washington Irving (1783-1859)

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Word of the Day: September 15, 2020

Word of the Day: September 15, 2020

mincing Definition: (adjective) Affectedly dainty or refined. Synonyms: dainty, niminy-piminy, prim, twee Usage: And the prince, imagining that he was mimicking his wife, made a mincing curtsey at each word. Discuss.

by · September 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The volunteers stand behind the full trash bags and other trash that was picked up by the Parks Department.

Saturday Clean Up In Poe Park

Saturday was Clean Up Poe Park day for State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Congressman Adriano Espaillat. Poe Park is located on the Grand Concourse at East 192nd street, and over a dozen others joined the state senator and congressman, including […]

by · September 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
This worker has to go back to get another bucket of paint to spread out on the lane as the paint he poured out is spread across the lane.

Bus Only Lane Repainted on Pelham Parkway East

Every few months the painted Bus Only Lanes have to be repainted. In the past there was a truck that sprayed a thin layer of new paint over the Bus Only Lane to identify that the lane was for buses […]

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Larry Sharpe explaining what he is doing to help the Libertarian Party maintain its current qualified party status in New York State.

Libertarian Party Visits the Bronx

Larry Sharpe, The Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of New York State in 2018, received 90,816 giving the Libertarian Party qualified party status, and automatic ballot access for the first time in the history of the party’s existence. A minor […]

by · September 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board, Politics
BRONX BP DIAZ & BRONXNET COLLABORATE TO AIR ‘9/11 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE’ SPECIAL

BRONX BP DIAZ & BRONXNET COLLABORATE TO AIR ‘9/11 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE’ SPECIAL

On Monday, September 14, 2020, the office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in collaboration with BronxNet, will air their “9/11 Day of Remembrance” program commemorating the families, friends and Bronx neighbors who perished in the terrorist attacks of […]

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Whose Birthday Is It? September 14, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 14, 2020

Clayton Moore (1914) Moore performed as a stunt man, trapeze artist, and occasional actor in Westerns until he was spotted in a Zorro film by the producer of The Lone Ranger. From 1949 to 1957, he appeared in 169 episodes of The Lone Ranger as the titular masked character, who roams the West fighting injustice with his trusty sidekick, Tonto, and horse, Silver. The Ranger never removed his trademark mask, which Moore continued to wear in public until a 1979 lawsuit forced him to replace it with what? More…

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Quote of the Day: September 14, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 14, 2020

I know that everything beautiful attracts love, but I cannot see how, by reason of being loved, that which is loved for its beauty is bound to love that which loves it. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

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Word of the Day: September 14, 2020

Word of the Day: September 14, 2020

ho-hum Definition: (adjective) So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness. Synonyms: boring, deadening, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, dull, slow Usage: Lectures on human psychology always pique my interest, but this ho-hum speaker put me right to sleep. Discuss.

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NYCDCC and CCA at Our Lady of Angels Church in the North West Bronx on August 28th

The New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters and the Carpenter Contractor Alliance of Metropolitan New York donate food, school supplies and care packages throughout the months of August and September at four community events in the Bronx […]

by · September 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 12, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 12, 2020

Henry Louis “H.L.” Mencken (1880) Often regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the early 20th century, Mencken was a journalist, satirist, social critic, and cynic known as the “Sage of Baltimore,” for the city where he lived his entire life. Perhaps best remembered for his satirical reporting on the Scopes evolution trial, which he dubbed the “Monkey trial,” Mencken was frequently critical of myriad institutions. Why did the Arkansas legislature pass a motion in 1931 to pray for Mencken’s soul? More…

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Quote of the Day: September 12, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 12, 2020

To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is . . . the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence. John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

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Word of the Day: September 12, 2020

Word of the Day: September 12, 2020

hilarity Definition: (noun) Great merriment. Synonyms: glee, mirthfulness Usage: When she was gone, I felt as if there was to be no more fun—though it is difficult to say what she had contributed to the hilarity of the party. Discuss

by · September 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 11, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 11, 2020

David Herbert “D.H.” Lawrence (1885) Lawrence was an English writer whose works condemned industrial society and explored sexuality, often drawing on his own life for inspiration. Now noted for their intensity and erotic sensuality, several of his works, including Lady Chatterley’s Lover, were banned as obscene. Persecuted for being a pacifist and shunned for having a German wife during World War I, he left England forever. He died of tuberculosis in France. Lawrence once acquired a ranch in New Mexico in exchange for what? More…

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Quote of the Day: September 11, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 11, 2020

My father taught in the wise way which unfolds what lies in the child’s nature, as a flower blooms, rather than crammed it, like a Strasbourg goose, with more than it could digest. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

by · September 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board