Quote of the Day: January 6, 2021

Quote of the Day: January 6, 2021

An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done. Jane Austen (1775-1817)

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Word of the Day: January 6, 2021

Word of the Day: January 6, 2021

feral Definition: (adjective) Of or suggestive of a wild animal. Synonyms: savage Usage: The mugger’s feral scowl was terrifying enough to make me empty my pockets without hesitation. Discuss.

by · January 6, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Robert Press, Press Clips columnist

MAYOR DE BLASIO DECLARES SPECIAL ELECTION DATE FOR THE 11th AND 15th COUNCIL DISTRICTS IN THE BRONX

New Supreme Court Judge Andrew Cohen announced his resignation from the 11th City Council seat on December 32, 2020, as did New Congressman Ritchie Torres from the 15th City Council seat. According to the City Charter, Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

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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.

by · January 5, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Rev. J. Loren Russell

First Things First

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Proverbs 1:7 NKJV ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.” ‭‭‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ The “Law of First Things” applies to everything that we do. The writer of […]

by · January 3, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
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)

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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
Minimum Wage to Increase for Suburban and Upstate Workers

Minimum Wage to Increase for Suburban and Upstate Workers

Speaker Heastie Statement on Minimum Wage Increase The Assembly Majority believes that putting families first means ensuring that every hardworking New Yorker is able to earn a living wage. The fight to increase New York’s minimum wage began here in […]

by · December 30, 2020 · Government, Jobs, Labor, News