Gleyber Torres, Lou Piniella among honorees at 40th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner

Gleyber Torres, Lou Piniella among honorees at 40th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner

A star-studded lineup will be honored at the 40th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner at Pier SixtyatChelsea Piers (23rd Street at West Side Highway) in New York City on Tuesday night, February 4, 2020 to benefit AHRC New York City Foundation, which assists children and adults with intellectual and […]

by · January 8, 2020 · Sports
Commissioner Shea addressing the class of recruits at the Police Academy.

Overall Crime in New York City Hits Record Low in 2019

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea came to the Police Academy (in Queens) to see the class of 530 recruits that will be hitting the streets of New York City, and to hold a press conference on the […]

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Whose Birthday Is It? January 8, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 8, 2020

José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (1912) Ferrer was an American actor, director, and producer. He made his Broadway debut in 1935 and gained acclaim playing the starring role in Charley’s Aunt (1940) and Iago in a 1943 Broadway production of Othello. A versatile actor with a rich and powerful voice, he appeared in many films, including The Caine Mutiny and Ship of Fools. In 1950, he won an Academy Award for his performance as the title character in what film version of a play that he had also starred in? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 8, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 8, 2020

To come with a well-informed mind is to come with an inability of administering to the vanity of others, which a sensible person would always wish to avoid. Jane Austen (1775-1817) 

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Word of the Day: January 8, 2020

Word of the Day: January 8, 2020

impendent  Definition: (adjective) Close in time; about to occur. Synonyms: imminent, at hand Usage: After a long and grueling career at the factory, Larry was eagerly anticipating his impendent retirement. Discuss.

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Honorees Council Member Elect Tasha Diaz, Yonkers CD 13; Bronx Regional Representative Sophia Zayas, Governor Andrew Cuomo; Community Relations Director and District Leader Kevin C. Riley, M.P.A, NYS 83rd Assembly District; Government Relations Strategist Yves Filius, New York Civil Liberties Union; Retired Police Officer Ramesh Parabdin, Brooklyn 90th Precinct; Community Organizer and Activist Sherwyn Lovell; Executive Director Amira Mustapha, Art Defined Production; District Manager Ischia Bravo, Bronx Community Board 7 along with Bharati Sukul Kemraj, Founder, The Bharati Foundation; Nicholas Himidian Jr.; Gabriel De Jesus; Jorge Leon; Danielle Jones and Bishop David Maldonado Jr.

3RD ANNUAL FIVE BOROUGHS LEADERSHIP AWARDS

HONORING OUTSTANDING MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AT THE 3RD ANNUAL FIVE BOROUGHS LEADERSHIP AWARDS Photo Credit: Billy J Photography It was an evening filled with music, food and good company to celebrate the best of the boroughs as The Bharati […]

by · January 7, 2020 · Bulletin Board

WE WERE WARNED – OP ED

WE WERE WARNED By Philip Foglia The first known partisan caucus occurred in opposition to John Jay’s negotiated treaty with Great Britain in 1794. That was the unofficial birth of political parties In America. It has been downhill ever since. […]

by · January 7, 2020 · Op Ed
Bronx DA: Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Fatally Shooting Man in Front of School in 2014

Bronx DA: Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Fatally Shooting Man in Front of School in 2014

MAN SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR FATALLY SHOOTING MAN IN FRONT OF SCHOOL IN 2014 Jury Convicted Defendant of Second-Degree Murder, Criminal Possession of Weapon           Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a man has […]

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A group photo of the members of the Al-Shaib community and their guests.

Peace December January 2020 Dinner

Friday January 3rd was the first Peace December meeting and community dinner of 2020. People of all ethnic backgrounds filled the Al-Shaib Community room on Westchester Avenue. Sheikh Musa Drammeh introduced first time visitor Assemblyman Michael Benedetto. Benedetto started out […]

by · January 7, 2020 · Bulletin Board, Uncategorized
Whose Birthday Is It? January 7, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 7, 2020

Zora Neale Hurston (1891) An anthropologist, folklorist, and author, Hurston spent much of her life collecting African-American folktales in the rural South and in other places, such as Haiti, Bermuda, and Honduras. She was a significant figure in the Harlem Renaissance and collaborated with her friend Langston Hughes on the play Mule Bone in 1931. Along with her folklore collections, she also wrote four novels, including the influential Their Eyes Were Watching God. Why did the book inspire controversy? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 7, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 7, 2020

In the bosoms of this people, thus heterogeneously composed, there was burning, kindled at different furnaces, but all furnaces of affliction, one clear, steady flame of liberty. John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

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Word of the Day: January 7, 2020

Word of the Day: January 7, 2020

hardihood  Definition: (noun) The trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger. Synonyms: boldness, daring Usage: He could not walk the street with any peace of mind, so conscious was he that the gentle and timid would turn aside to avoid him, and that others would make it a point of hardihood to throw themselves in his way. Discuss.

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Savor the Bronx 2020 Credit: BronxBP/Flickr

BP DIAZ KICKS OFF 9th ANNUAL ‘SAVOR THE BRONX’ RESTAURANT WEEK

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today celebrated the start of the 9th Annual “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week at Seis Vecinos, a family-operated restaurant in Longwood serving Central American Cuisine with an emphasis on Honduran gastronomy. “Savor The Bronx” […]

by · January 6, 2020 · Food & Restaurants, News
Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of January 6, 2020

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of January 6, 2020

Cases of Interest for the Week of January 6, 2020 Monday, January 6, 2020 ADAJudgePart #Status Defendant Name Case Details Lynch, T.Barrett60Sentencing  Dwayne Reid Found guilty of second-degree Murder and second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon on December 13, 2019. The […]

Whose Birthday Is It? January 6, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 6, 2020

Richard II of England (1367) Richard II was perhaps the most enigmatic of the English kings, reigning from 1377 to 1399. He inherited the throne as a boy, but his uncle John of Gaunt and other nobles dominated the government, limiting his power. Taking revenge, he banished John’s son, Henry, and confiscated his vast Lancastrian estates. Not long after, while Richard was away on an expedition, Henry returned and seized power. Forced to abdicate, Richard was imprisoned and died in captivity. What likely caused his death? More…

by · January 6, 2020 · Bulletin Board