Whose Birthday Is It? September 23, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 23, 2020

John Coltrane (1926) Coltrane was an influential American jazz saxophonist and composer. He worked with numerous big bands before emerging in the 1950s as a major stylist while playing with Miles Davis. His playing exhibited a dazzling technical brilliance as well as ardent emotion. Coltrane made a number of influential recordings, among them the 1960s classics My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme. He was deeply spiritual and interested in all religions. What church made him a saint after his death? More…

by · September 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 23, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 23, 2020

There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

by · September 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 23, 2020

Word of the Day: September 23, 2020

vexatious Definition: (adjective) Causing irritation or annoyance. Synonyms: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, plaguey, teasing, pestiferous Usage: Our new acquaintance had become involved in a vexatious difficulty with his pipe which had suddenly betrayed his trust and disappointed his anticipation of self-indulgence. Discuss.

by · September 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 22, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 22, 2020

Michael Faraday (1791) Despite having little formal education, Faraday is responsible for some of the most significant scientific developments in history. His contributions include discovering electromagnetic induction, inventing the first electric motor and dynamo, developing the devices now known as Faraday cages, demonstrating the relation between electricity and chemical bonding, and discovering the effect of magnetism on light. In the 1850s, he refused—on ethical grounds—to advise the British government on what? More…

by · September 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 22, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 22, 2020

This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge, keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal, and do well. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

by · September 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 22, 2020

Word of the Day: September 22, 2020

beseech Definition: (verb) Ask for or request earnestly. Synonyms: adjure, entreat, conjure, bid, press Usage: Daddy, I beseech you to stop smoking before it is too late. Discuss.

by · September 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Assemblywoman Reyes speaking about the reason for the additional early voting site in Parkchester.

Elected Officials Come Out to Ask For an Early Voting Site in Parkchester

Parkchester Assemblywoman Karines Reyes was joined by State Senator Luis Sepulveda, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, State Senator Jamaal Bailey, Harlem State Senator Brian Benjamin, and a few local community activists to call for […]

by · September 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
A group photo with many of the volunteers.

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez hosts Free Book Bag, Food, Mask, Hand Sanitizer, and Census 2020 Event at Pelham Bay Park

Saturday may have been a little cooler than a normal September day, but things were really hot at Pelham Bay Park as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was holding her Free Book Bag, Food, Face Mask, Hand Sanitizer, and Census 2020 drive. […]

by · September 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Councilman Gjonaj with a mother and her two children with their new book bags, and some face masks the councilman was also handing out.

Councilman Mark Gjonaj Book Bag and Face Mask Giveaway at the Pelham Parkway Houses

Friday Councilman Mark Gjonaj stopped by the Pelham Parkway Houses to give out close to two-hundred book bags with school supplies inside them. The resident tenant leader Oscar Grant and others helped Councilman Gjonaj hand out the book bags. Councilman […]

by · September 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 21, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 21, 2020

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853) A Dutch physicist and professor at the University of Leiden, Onnes founded in 1884 a cryogenic laboratory that would become a renowned research center for low-temperature physics. He was the first to produce liquid helium, and in the process produced a temperature within a degree of absolute zero. He also discovered superconductivity—the abnormally high electrical conductivity of certain materials at very low temperatures. When he first observed superconductivity, what did he think it was? More…

by · September 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 21, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 21, 2020

The first duty of a lecturer—to hand you after an hour’s discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks, and keep on the mantelpiece forever. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

by · September 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 21, 2020

Word of the Day: September 21, 2020

chivvy Definition: (verb) Annoy continually or chronically. Synonyms: beset, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke Usage: The senator is very demanding and is reputed to endlessly chivvy her staff to work harder. Discuss.

by · September 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The Peoples Liberation Army PLA soldiers participate in a flag raising ceremony during an open day at the PLA  Navy base in Hong Kong. File: mil.cnr.cn

Vernuccio’s View: China’s Naval Threat

A lion’s share of world trade moves through Indo-Pacific waters is increasingly threatened by China’s large navy. Indo-Pacific basin nations will represent two-thirds of the world’s economy in the coming decade. Clearly, if any nation establishes an armed stranglehold in […]

by · September 20, 2020 · Vernuccio's View
Rev. J. Loren Russell

THE ME I NEVER KNEW

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Matthew‬ ‭16:24-27‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life […]

by · September 20, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
A group photo of all who helped in the book bag and food giveaway.

State Senator Bailey and Assemblywoman Fernandez Book Bag and Food Giveaway

Thursday afternoon State Senator Jamaal Bailey and Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez gave out two-hundred book bags provided by the assemblywoman, and two-hundred boxes of assorted foods provided by the American Albanian Open Hand Association on East 204th Street in the Norwood […]

by · September 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board