Quote of the Day: October 15, 2020

Quote of the Day: October 15, 2020

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

by · October 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 15, 2020

Word of the Day: October 15, 2020

staid Definition: (adjective) Characterized by sedate dignity and often a strait-laced sense of propriety. Synonyms: serious, sober, quiet, calm, grave, steady, composed, solemn Usage: I instinctively stood up a little straighter when the staid duke entered the parlor. Discuss.

by · October 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 14, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? October 14, 2020

Ralph Lauren (1939) Lauren began designing ties while working as a tie salesman and opened his own business in 1967. His first menswear line, under the Polo name, debuted the next year, and the mesh sport shirt—featuring an emblem of a polo player—would become his signature piece. His expensive creations evoke the look of the English aristocracy as adopted by the East-Coast American elite. His label also appears on furnishings, tableware, and luggage. What made him change his last name to Lauren when he was 16? More…

by · October 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 14, 2020

Quote of the Day: October 14, 2020

Connoisseur, n.: A specialist who knows everything about something and nothing about anything else. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · October 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 14, 2020

Word of the Day: October 14, 2020

modicum Definition: (noun) A small, moderate, or token amount. Synonyms: little, bit, drop, touch, inch, scrap, dash, grain, particle, fragment, atom, pinch, ounce, shred, crumb, tinge, mite, tad, speck, iota Usage: Her modicum of strength had been exhausted, and she was unable even to move from her position. Discuss.

by · October 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 13, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? October 13, 2020

Mary Henrietta Kingsley (1862) Kingsley was an English explorer and writer who challenged and influenced European ideas about Africa. Following the deaths of her parents, Kingsley travelled to West Africa to complete her father’s unfinished book. There, she studied local customs and explored uncharted territory. Returning to her native England, she criticized missionary efforts and defended traditional African culture—including aspects such as polygamy. Another female explorer introduced her to what murderous tribal custom? More…

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

Quote of the Day: October 13, 2020

It ill becomes you to assail one who cannot defend himself. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

by · October 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 13 2020

Word of the Day: October 13 2020

malarkey Definition: (noun) Speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress; bunk. Synonyms: idle words, jazz, nothingness, wind Usage: Snookered by a lot of malarkey about drilling costs, a Texas jury … added $3 billion of punitive damages. Discuss.

by · October 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Northwest Bronx Democrats Support Gene De Francis for 80th Assembly District

Northwest Bronx Democrats Support Gene De Francis for 80th Assembly District

Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez announced her decision to run for Bronx Borough President in September two months before the general election in November. Was she taking the 2020 November election for granted having handily defeating her opponent in the November 2018 […]

by · October 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Brian Melford with  supporters Ana Rivera and her son Johnathan.

Brian Melford Announces his Candidacy for the 12 Council District Special Election

More than 100 people came to The Gun Hill Houses to hear the announcement that Brian Melford was running for the 12th City Council seat in the upcoming Special Election to replace Councilman Andy King who was expelled from the […]

by · October 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? October 12, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? October 12, 2020

Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (1710) The only colonial governor to side with the colonists in the American Revolution, Trumbull made Connecticut a principal source of supplies for the Continental army. It is said that the name “Brother Jonathan,” a humorous designation for the American people collectively, arose from an affectionate nickname George Washington gave to Trumbull during the war. How did Trumbull reply to a request for assistance from British General Thomas Gage after the Battles of Lexington and Concord? More…

by · October 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: October 12, 2020

Quote of the Day: October 12, 2020

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · October 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: October 12, 2020

Word of the Day: October 12, 2020

plethora Definition: (noun) Extreme excess. Synonyms: overplus, superfluity, embarrassment Usage: The mind of man can scarce conceive the plethora of carnivorous life in this lost world; and their prey, of course, is even more abundant. Discuss.

by · October 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Rev. J. Loren Russell

Before the Womb and Beyond the Tomb

Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; Before you were born, I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV “For I know the plans I have for you,” […]

by · October 11, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion

Special Election in the 12th City Council District

Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday made the following statement on the special election in the New York City Council’s 12th District, left open by the expulsion of former Council Member Andy King: “I am declaring Tuesday, December 22, 2020 as the […]

by · October 9, 2020 · Bulletin Board