Word of the Day: August 5, 2020

Word of the Day: August 5, 2020

insolence  Definition: (noun) An instance of insolent behavior, treatment, or speech. Synonyms: rudeness, cheek Usage: Sara sassed the teacher and was given detention for her insolence. Discuss.

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Whose Birthday Is It? August 3, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? August 3, 2020

Elisha Graves Otis (1811) By 1852, Otis had already devised several inventions, including a safety brake for trains. While setting up a factory that year, he developed an automatic safety device to prevent heavy machinery from falling if a rope broke while the machinery was being hoisted. The first fail-safe, fall-safe passenger elevator quickly followed. It made possible the construction of skyscrapers, greatly altering the landscape of modern cities. What daring publicity stunt helped launch sales of Otis’s elevators? More…

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Quote of the Day: August 3, 2020

Quote of the Day: August 3, 2020

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

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Word of the Day: August 3, 2020

Word of the Day: August 3, 2020

heart-to-heart Definition: (noun) An intimate talk in private. Synonyms: tête-à-tête Usage: It felt good to open up, and I left our heart-to-heart feeling as though a great weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Discuss.

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Councilman Andy King thanks those who marched, and explains why there are no activities this year due to the Pandemic.

12th City Council District Community Engagement Day

The day began with a march across Gun Hill Road to Councilman King’s office. Normally the street around the corner would be closed with family activities set up, but that was not the plan this Pandemic Year. As the marchers stepped […]

by · August 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The area where all the blank ballots were kept, as you see a BOE worker looking for a certain AD/ED ballot.

Bronx Board of Election Part 4 – ‘REMAKE’

June 23,2020 was Primary day in New York City. We have entered the month of August 2020 without the official results of the June 23, 2020 primary.On Monday August 3, 2020 the ‘Manual Canvass of the Democratic Party County Committee […]

by · August 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? August 2, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? August 2, 2020

Myrna Loy (1905) Originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp, film actress Myrna Loy soon earned praise for her witty sophistication in 1934’s The Thin Man. By 1936, she was a top box-office draw. Offscreen, she was never associated with Hollywood glamour or scandal. Instead, she was one of the few actors to protest against the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the McCarthy era. Her outspokenness on another issue resulted in her inclusion on what world leader’s personal blacklist? More…

by · August 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: August 2, 2020

Quote of the Day: August 2, 2020

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman’s scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison. Mary Shelley (1797-1851)

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Word of the Day: August 2, 2020

Word of the Day: August 2, 2020

obduracy  Definition: (noun) Resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible. Synonyms: adamance, unyieldingness Usage: My obduracy and hardheadedness often gets me in trouble at the negotiating table. Discuss.

by · August 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board
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Vernuccio’s View: China’s Threat

FBI Director Christopher Wray recently outlined the threat China poses to U.S. economic and national security. He delivered the review during a meeting with the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. Wray warned the greatest long-term threat to America’s information and […]

by · August 2, 2020 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Photo by Lizabeth MENZIES / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Financial Focus: Will unionization come to home-based self-employed workers?

In the 1980s, the world was introduced to the word ” entrepreneurship.” In simple terms, it is self-employment. By the 1990s, many entered the world of entrepreneurship, believing that self employment would be better than working for corporate America. Before […]

Rev. J. Loren Russell

Matters of Faith: The Fight for Your Own Well-Being

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “10 Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct – as irrational animals do – will destroy them. 11 Woe to them! They have taken […]

by · August 2, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Whose Birthday Is It? July 31, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 31, 2020

Milton Friedman (1912) Friedman was an American economist and a leading US advocate of monetarism, the belief that a nation’s money supply is the chief determinant of its economy. He wrote numerous books and was a frequent television commentator and magazine columnist, which made him one of the most publicly familiar US economists. Friedman served as an adviser to US presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. To what South American country did he provide economic advice following a military coup? More…

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Quote of the Day: July 31, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 31, 2020

As to the sufferers, whose sole inheritance was labor, and who had lost that inheritance; who could not get work, and consequently could not get wages, and consequently could not get bread; they were left to suffer on, perhaps inevitably left. Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

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Word of the Day: July 31, 2020

Word of the Day: July 31, 2020

circumnavigate  Definition: (verb) Travel around, either by plane or ship. Synonyms: compass Usage: Ferdinand Magellan was the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe. Discuss.

by · July 31, 2020 · Bulletin Board