Whose Birthday Is It? March 26, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? March 26, 2021

Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (1753) A scientist and inventor, Thompson was perhaps the first person to recognize heat as a form of motion, at a time when many believed it to be a substance. He invented various heat-related items, including a double boiler, a drip coffeepot, thermal underwear, and a more efficient fireplace. After he was denied a commission in the Continental Army, Thompson spied for the British in the American Revolution. When he had to flee the country, what particularly notable thing did he leave behind? More…

by · March 26, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 26, 2021

Quote of the Day: March 26, 2021

Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

by · March 26, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 26, 2021

Word of the Day: March 26, 2021

shrivel Definition: (verb) Wither, as with a loss of moisture. Synonyms: shrink Usage: The heat shriveled the unwatered seedlings. Discuss.

by · March 26, 2021 · Bulletin Board

Bronx Merchants Unite to Emphasize Need for Rent Relief in State Budget

Media Advisory:  Bronx Merchants Unite to Emphasize Need for Rent Relief in State Budget Small Businesses and Their Allies Call for Commercial Rent Relief   Fordham, Bronx, N.Y. – On Thursday, March 25, 2021, small businesses from the Burnside Jerome Tremont […]

by · March 24, 2021 · Bulletin Board
11th and 15th city council winners

11th and 15th city council winners

100 PERCENT Predictions for the 11th and 15th City Council Special Election By Robert Press The explanation of Rank Choice Voting by the NYC Board of Elections. Everyone is waiting for my predictions in the 11th and 15th special elections […]

by · March 24, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Senators Rivera and Biaggi endorse Mino Lora for City Council

Senators Rivera and Biaggi endorse Mino Lora for City Council

Senators Biaggi and Rivera Endorse Candidate Mino Lora, While Denouncing Outside Money in Bronx City Council Races By Robert Press In front of the famous Norwood mural (L-R) State Senators Biaggi and Rivera, with City Council candidate Mino Lora. What […]

by · March 24, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? March 24, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? March 24, 2021

Olive Schreiner (1855) Schreiner was a South African author and feminist. Though she had no formal education, she read widely and developed a keen intellect and militantly feminist and liberal views. In 1883, she published her famed semiautobiographical novel, The Story of an African Farm, about a girl who lives on an isolated farm and struggles to attain independence in the face of rigid Boer social conventions. Under what pseudonym did Schreiner publish this text, arguably the first great South African novel? More…

by · March 24, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 24, 2021

Quote of the Day: March 24, 2021

I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

by · March 24, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 24, 2021

Word of the Day: March 24, 2021

jollity Definition: (noun) A jolly or merry mood, condition, or activity; gaiety. Synonyms: joviality Usage: The genial festival of Christmas … lights up the fireside of home with mirth and jollity. Discuss.

by · March 24, 2021 · Bulletin Board

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Encourages New Yorkers to Register for Free “New York Music Month Talks”

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Encourages New Yorkers to Register for Free “New York Music Month Talks”    NEW YORK – The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) announces that registration is currently available for several upcoming NYMM Talks. One of […]

by · March 23, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Part Three Bronx Science Early Voting Poll Site

Part Three Bronx Science Early Voting Poll Site

What is going on at the Board of Elections? Bronx Special Elections 2021.Part 3 Bronx Science High School Poll Site By Robert Press Friday March 19th the door to the Bronx Science poll site was open. In the early voting […]

by · March 23, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Mayoral Candidate Visits the Wakefield area

Mayoral Candidate Visits the Wakefield area

Mayoral Candidate Ray McGuire Tours White Plains Road With Councilman Kevin Riley  On Saturday Mayoral candidate Ray McGuire made three stops in the Bronx. In the morning Ray visited Throggs Neck where he was joined by District Leader John  Doyle. […]

by · March 23, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? March 23, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? March 23, 2021

Emmy Noether (1882) After Noether died, Albert Einstein wrote in a letter to The New York Times that she was “the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began.” Her contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics were groundbreaking, evidenced by the inclusion of her name in several concepts, including “Noether’s Theorem,” “Noetherian module,” “Noetherian ring,” and “Noetherian induction.” Where were her ashes buried? More…

by · March 23, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 23, 2021

Quote of the Day: March 23, 2021

I shall be like that tree,—I shall die at the top. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

by · March 23, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 23, 2021

Word of the Day: March 23, 2021

tuffet Definition: (noun) A low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person. Synonyms: footrest, footstool, ottoman Usage: He reclined in his chair with a contented sigh and put his feet up on the nearest tuffet. Discuss.

by · March 23, 2021 · Bulletin Board