Whose Birthday Is It? March 19, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 19, 2020

William Jennings Bryan (1860) Despite being a dominant force in the US Democratic Party, Bryan lost three bids for the presidency. However, he helped secure the presidential nomination for Woodrow Wilson, under whom he became secretary of state. Bryan’s belief in neutrality led him to resign when it appeared that Wilson would enter the US into World War I. A devout Presbyterian, he later campaigned for Prohibition and, in 1925, died after exhausting himself prosecuting and finally winning what famous legal case? More…

by · March 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 19, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 19, 2020

Misery is manifold…as the rainbow; its hues are as various as the hues of that arch. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

by · March 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 19, 2020

Word of the Day: March 19, 2020

self-reproach Definition: (noun) A feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed). Synonyms: compunction, remorse Usage: There came to her a chill self-reproach that she had not returned sooner, to help her mother in these domesticities, instead of indulging herself out-of-doors. Discuss. 

by · March 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie

Assembly Passes Legislation Providing Sick Leave for All New Yorkers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the Assembly has passed legislation that will immediately provide all New Yorkers with sick leave during the coronavirus pandemic (A.10153, Nolan). “No one should have to worry about losing their job should they […]

by · March 18, 2020 · Government, News
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, 16 CD, Chair, NYC Council Committee on Public Safety

Council Member Vanessa Gibson Denounces President Trump’s Racist Comments Regarding COVID-19

The Women’s Caucus of the New York City Council denounces the racist and xenophobic rhetoric used by the President and White House staff in the midst of the current  COVID-19 public health crisis. For weeks, we have been hearing reports […]

by · March 18, 2020 · Health, News
Whose Birthday Is It? March 17, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 17, 2020

Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones, Jr. (1902) A practicing attorney, Jones was only an amateur golfer, yet in 1930 he became the only man to win four major golf championships in a single year and the only sports figure to be honored with two New York City ticker-tape parades. At 28, he had already won 13 major championships. He was hailed for his sportsmanship when he lost a major tournament by one stroke after calling a penalty on himself for an infraction that no one else saw. What was the infraction, and what tournament did he lose? More…

by · March 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 17, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 17, 2020

The first springs of great events, like those of great rivers, are so often mean and so little that in decency they ought to be hid. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

by · March 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 17, 2020

Word of the Day: March 17, 2020

laid-back Definition: (adjective) Unhurried and relaxed. Synonyms: mellow Usage: The interview was so laid-back that it felt more like I was chatting with a friend than promoting myself as a candidate for the job. Discuss.

by · March 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The Impact Of This Crisis Is More Than The Shutdown Of Sports

The Impact Of This Crisis Is More Than The Shutdown Of Sports

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor I am okay here in the Bronx and taking precaution.  Yes, we are changing routines and isolating and in due time this Coronavirus crisis will pass. So, before I head to a scheduled doctor appointment […]

by · March 17, 2020 · Sports
BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Heastie Delays Session This Week

BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Heastie Delays Session This Week

Statement from Speaker @CarlHeastie “For the purposes of efficiency as well as the public health and safety of members and staff, session will be postponed until later this week, possibly Wednesday. “ “This is subject to change and we will […]

by · March 16, 2020 · Breaking News, Government, News
Gov. Cuomo addressing the media during his SALT revenue decline press conference.

BREAKING: New COVID-19 Closures

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning that NY, CT and NJ are taking joint regional action to reduce the spread of #COVID19: Effective 8PM TONIGHT: – Crowd capacity reduced to 50 Restaurants/bars will be takeout/delivery ONLY Gyms closed -Movie theaters […]

by · March 16, 2020 · Breaking News, Government, Health, News
Matters of Faith: You Are Blessed!

Matters of Faith: You Are Blessed!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell ”Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8 (KJV) The Oxford Bible Commentary says the 34th Psalm is structured in three stages: Verses 1-3 […]

by · March 15, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Little Leagues And More Latest To Suspend Activities

Little Leagues And More Latest To Suspend Activities

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor More implications of the Coronavirus outbreak has disrupted youth sports in New York City and around the nation. Little League Baseball activities in the past few days have suspended all activities until further notice. The […]

by · March 14, 2020 · Sports
Whose Birthday Is It? March 13, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 13, 2020

Abraham “Al” Jaffee (1921) A regular contributor to Mad for more than 55 years, Jaffee is the satirical magazine’s longest-running contributor, as both an illustrator and writer. Since 1964, only one issue has been published without new material from Jaffee, now in his 90s. He created some of the magazine’s most popular features, such as blueprint-style inventions and his famous “fold-ins”—which he continues to draw by hand. Before joining Mad, Jaffee worked with what then-unknown comic book pioneer? More…

by · March 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 13, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 13, 2020

This simple accident of falling in love is as beneficial as it is astonishing. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

by · March 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board