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Whose Birthday Is It? January 5, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 5, 2021

Constanze Mozart (1762) When famed Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died in 1791, he left his beloved 29-year-old wife, Constanze—herself a musician—with two young children and an uncertain financial outlook. Constanze went to work. She arranged for a pension from the emperor, organized memorial concerts, and collaborated on a biography of her late husband. Today, she is recognized as much for her business sense as for her influence on her husband’s music. Which of her sisters did Wolfgang originally pursue? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 5, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 5, 2021

On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

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Word of the Day: January 5, 2021

Word of the Day: January 5, 2021

linchpin Definition: (noun) A central cohesive source of support and stability. Synonyms: backbone, keystone, mainstay, anchor Usage: Reduced spending is the linchpin of their economic program. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? January 2, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? January 2, 2021

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873) Born into a devout Catholic family, Thérèse entered the convent at Lisieux at age 15. Plagued by depression and guilt, she was prompted by her prioress to write an account of her spiritual development. It describes her “Little Way,” an absolute, childlike surrender to God. After her death at 24, the book was published as Story of a Soul, and her grave became a pilgrimage site. Though its national church does not recognize her as such, Catholics consider her a patron saint of what country? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 2, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 2, 2021

Alliance, n.: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others’ pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

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Word of the Day: January 2, 2021

Word of the Day: January 2, 2021

nonplus Definition: (verb) To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do. Synonyms: bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, baffle, mystify, perplex, puzzle, stupefy, amaze, gravel, vex, pose, stick, beat, get Usage: He was nonplussed by the sudden announcement that the company where he had worked for the past 20 years was declaring bankruptcy and shutting its doors. Discuss.

by · January 2, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

NATO Examines its Future

Earlier this years, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg appointed an independent study group for the purpose of examining the organization’s challenges in the coming decade. The Secretary General particularly tasked the researchers with providing recommendations in three areas:  reinforcing unity, solidarity, and […]

by · December 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 30, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? December 30, 2020

Simon Forman (1552) Forman was arguably the most popular occultist, astrologer, and herbalist in Elizabethan London, despite not possessing a medical degree. He kept detailed records of his unorthodox practice, and his diaries have yielded a wealth of historical information—including contemporary accounts of Shakespeare’s plays. He was posthumously implicated in a murder plot that tarnished his reputation and has been characterized as either evil or a quack. What 1611 event is he said to have accurately predicted? More…

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Quote of the Day: December 30, 2020

Quote of the Day: December 30, 2020

Riot, n.: A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · December 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: December 30, 2020

Word of the Day: December 30, 2020

downcast Definition: (adjective) Filled with melancholy and despondency. Synonyms: low-spirited, gloomy, dispirited, blue, depressed, grim Usage: He walked through the door with a glum, downcast expression, and I knew without asking that the interview had not gone well. Discuss.

by · December 30, 2020 · Bulletin Board
the delicious meals that were prepared by Karibbean Flavor by Chef K, and given to all to take home.

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‘SHARING IS CARING DAY’ from Councilman Andy King and the Bronx YEP

Christmas Eve was the 15th ‘Sharing is Caring Day’ for the Wakefield community and fifteen soldiers from the area. Councilman Andy King, his wife Neva, and the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program members gave back to the community and thanked those […]

by · December 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? December 28, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? December 28, 2020

Dhirubhai Ambani (1932) Ambani was born in rural Gujarat, India, to a family of modest means. As a youth, he worked in Yemen, then returned to India to found Reliance Industries. Originally an importer of synthetics, Ambani went into textile production, establishing his Vimal brand as a household name in India. As the company diversified into chemicals and power, he became a billionaire. At his death, his sons inherited one of the largest companies in India—but squabbled over ownership. How was the conflict resolved? More…

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Quote of the Day: December 28, 2020

Quote of the Day: December 28, 2020

To note an artist’s limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies. Willa Cather (1873-1947)

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Word of the Day: December 28, 2020

Word of the Day: December 28, 2020

blowhard Definition: (noun) A very boastful and talkative person. Synonyms: braggart, line-shooter, vaunter Usage: If I have to listen to that blowhard brag about his latest project for one more minute, I am going to lose my mind! Discuss.

by · December 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Santa with His 'Elves in Blue', and some children who received toys from Santa.

49th Precinct Holiday Toy Giveaway

Santa came to Starbucks on Eastchester Road with a police escort, as he went inside to give away a sled full of toys with his ‘Elves for the Evening in Blue’ from the 49th Precinct. Deputy Inspector Natiw, his community […]

by · December 25, 2020 · Bulletin Board