Whose Birthday Is It? March 17, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 17, 2020

Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones, Jr. (1902) A practicing attorney, Jones was only an amateur golfer, yet in 1930 he became the only man to win four major golf championships in a single year and the only sports figure to be honored with two New York City ticker-tape parades. At 28, he had already won 13 major championships. He was hailed for his sportsmanship when he lost a major tournament by one stroke after calling a penalty on himself for an infraction that no one else saw. What was the infraction, and what tournament did he lose? More…

by · March 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: March 17, 2020

Quote of the Day: March 17, 2020

The first springs of great events, like those of great rivers, are so often mean and so little that in decency they ought to be hid. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

by · March 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: March 17, 2020

Word of the Day: March 17, 2020

laid-back Definition: (adjective) Unhurried and relaxed. Synonyms: mellow Usage: The interview was so laid-back that it felt more like I was chatting with a friend than promoting myself as a candidate for the job. Discuss.

by · March 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The Impact Of This Crisis Is More Than The Shutdown Of Sports

The Impact Of This Crisis Is More Than The Shutdown Of Sports

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor I am okay here in the Bronx and taking precaution.  Yes, we are changing routines and isolating and in due time this Coronavirus crisis will pass. So, before I head to a scheduled doctor appointment […]

by · March 17, 2020 · Sports
BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Heastie Delays Session This Week

BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Heastie Delays Session This Week

Statement from Speaker @CarlHeastie “For the purposes of efficiency as well as the public health and safety of members and staff, session will be postponed until later this week, possibly Wednesday. “ “This is subject to change and we will […]

by · March 16, 2020 · Breaking News, Government, News
Gov. Cuomo addressing the media during his SALT revenue decline press conference.

BREAKING: New COVID-19 Closures

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning that NY, CT and NJ are taking joint regional action to reduce the spread of #COVID19: Effective 8PM TONIGHT: – Crowd capacity reduced to 50 Restaurants/bars will be takeout/delivery ONLY Gyms closed -Movie theaters […]

by · March 16, 2020 · Breaking News, Government, Health, News
Matters of Faith: You Are Blessed!

Matters of Faith: You Are Blessed!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell ”Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8 (KJV) The Oxford Bible Commentary says the 34th Psalm is structured in three stages: Verses 1-3 […]

by · March 15, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Little Leagues And More Latest To Suspend Activities

Little Leagues And More Latest To Suspend Activities

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor More implications of the Coronavirus outbreak has disrupted youth sports in New York City and around the nation. Little League Baseball activities in the past few days have suspended all activities until further notice. The […]

by · March 14, 2020 · Sports
Whose Birthday Is It? March 13, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 13, 2020

Abraham “Al” Jaffee (1921) A regular contributor to Mad for more than 55 years, Jaffee is the satirical magazine’s longest-running contributor, as both an illustrator and writer. Since 1964, only one issue has been published without new material from Jaffee, now in his 90s. He created some of the magazine’s most popular features, such as blueprint-style inventions and his famous “fold-ins”—which he continues to draw by hand. Before joining Mad, Jaffee worked with what then-unknown comic book pioneer? More…

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

Quote of the Day: March 13, 2020

This simple accident of falling in love is as beneficial as it is astonishing. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

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

Word of the Day: March 13, 2020

commix  Definition: (verb) To bring or combine together or with something else. Synonyms: amalgamate, mingle, unify Usage: Chef Gordon is famous for his ability to commix unusual ingredients and create tasty, original dishes from them. Discuss.

by · March 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
We Wait With Sports In The Dark

We Wait With Sports In The Dark

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Fordham did not get the opportunity to pull of an upset. Neither did other conference teams or the field of 68, as March Madness and the NCAA Tournament was suspended. All of sports is in […]

by · March 13, 2020 · Sports
Fordham With Momentum And Moves On In A-10 Tournament

Fordham With Momentum And Moves On In A-10 Tournament

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Photos: Warren King Jr. ADVISORY: Statement following from Atlantic-10 Conference regarding fans not permitted to attend remainder of tournament due to safety concerns regarding the Coronavirus Fordham was the last and 14th  seed in the […]

by · March 12, 2020 · Sports

Business Improvement Districts – Op Ed

John J Saporito  Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have advanced the business growth of over 93,000 businesses throughout NYC for more than 30 years.  BIDs, there are 11 BIDs in the Bronx, and each BID assists merchants, business owners and property […]

by · March 11, 2020 · Uncategorized
Whose Birthday Is It? March 11, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? March 11, 2020

Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider (1915) In the 1950s, Licklider—who had studied math and physics and had a doctorate in psychology—began studying information technology. He was appointed head of information processing at ARPA, the US Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency, in the early 60s. There, he laid the groundwork for computer networking and ARPANET, the precursor of the Internet. He is considered one of the most important figures in computing history and is often compared to what historical trailblazer? More…

by · March 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board