Whose Birthday Is It? November 25, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? November 25, 2020

Virgil Thomson (1896) An influential American music critic and composer, Thomson studied in Paris. There, he met Gertrude Stein, with whom he wrote the operas Four Saints in Three Acts and The Mother of Us All. He also wrote several film scores. As music critic for New York’s Herald Tribune, he delivered gracefully written criticism that was respected for its concern with music rather than the performers. What unusual method of composition was Thomson known for reviving? More…

by · November 25, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 25, 2020

Quote of the Day: November 25, 2020

We called him Tortoise because he taught us. Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

by · November 25, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 25, 2020

Word of the Day: November 25, 2020

grinder Definition: (noun) A large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States. Synonyms: hoagie, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, Cuban sandwich, zep, torpedo, wedge, bomber, hero Usage: I usually have a salad for lunch, but today I am going to treat myself to a carb-laden, ham-stuffed grinder. Discuss.

by · November 25, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Senator Bailey handing out one of the turkeys, wishing this constituent a Happy Thanksgiving.

State Senator Jamaal Bailey Annual Turkey Giveaway

The District Council of Carpenters joined State Senator Jamaal Bailey to hand out one hundred and fifty turkeys to constituents of the Senator in front of his office. People lined up in front of the stores next to the senator’s […]

by · November 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The elected officials stand behind the table filled with turkeys.

Turkey Giveaway by Assemblyman Jose Rivera and Councilman Rafael Salamanca at Weinberg Apartments

Councilman (and still undeclared candidate for Bronx Borough President) Rafael Salamanca joined Assemblyman Jose Rivera and 78th A.D. District Leader Angel Santana to distribute one hundred and fifty frozen turkeys to the residents of the Weinberg Apartments on Olinville Avenue. […]

by · November 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
A group photo of the attendees who came to show their support for the candidacy of Kevin Riley in the December 22nd Special Election for the 12th City Council seat.

Rally for Kevin Riley in Coop-City

Show of Support for 12th City Council Special Election candidate Kevin Riley   Bronx Democratic County Leader State Senator Jamaal Bailey brought out a large group of elected officials from the Bronx and other boroughs led by New York State […]

by · November 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. RELEASES ‘BRONX ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT’

BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. RELEASES ‘BRONX ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT’

The Bronx saw $4B in total development in 2019, the most of Borough President Diaz’s tenure Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released his “Bronx Annual Development Report” today, highlighting the most successful year in total development funding The Bronx […]

by · November 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 24, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? November 24, 2020

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864) Toulouse-Lautrec developed his interest in art as a teen during a lengthy convalescence after breaking both his legs in separate accidents. At 21, he set up his own studio in Paris, but alcoholism brought about his early demise at 36. Even so, he left an enormous and influential body of work, which captured the atmosphere of Paris brothels and cabaret life with intense colors and remarkable objectivity. His lithographs and posters are now world-renowned. What cocktail is he said to have created? More…

by · November 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 24, 2020

Quote of the Day: November 24, 2020

What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)  

by · November 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 24, 2020

Word of the Day: November 24, 2020

guttersnipe Definition: (noun) A child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas. Synonyms: street urchin Usage: In Shaw’s Pygmalion, an elocution expert plucks a guttersnipe from Covent Garden market and teaches her to talk like a lady. Discuss.

by · November 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Rev. J. Loren Russell

Matters of Faith: 10-10 Wins

By Rev. Dr. J. Loren Russell John 10:7-11 7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but […]

by · November 22, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., J.D.

Countering the China Model

China is seeking to replace the American model of freedom with its own brand of authoritarian rule and the denial of individual liberty throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Freedom House notes that The Beijing regime has established an authoritarian political system […]

by · November 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The fruits and vegetables lined up before being put into bags and handed out to those on line.

Turkey and Produce Giveaway at Community Board Ten

It was billed as a Holiday Turkey Giveaway by State Senator Biaggi at the Community Board Ten office on East Tremont Avenue. People began to arrive and line up one hour before the scheduled time. They were greeted by boxes […]

by · November 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 20, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? November 20, 2020

Alistair Cooke (1908) Cooke was a British-American journalist and broadcaster. To British audiences, he was famous for his lively and insightful interpretations of American life and culture. His weekly Letter from America, which aired for 58 years, was one of the longest-running programs in radio. To American television audiences, he was the epitome of the elegant English gentleman, hosting public television’s Masterpiece Theater for 20 years. After he died, his bones were stolen and used for what? More…

by · November 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 20, 2020

Quote of the Day: November 20, 2020

The mother as a social servant instead of a home servant will not lack in true mother duty. From her work, loved and honored though it is, she will return to her home life, the child life, with an eager, ceaseless pleasure, cleansed of all the fret and fraction and weariness that so mar it now. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)

by · November 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board