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…

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Quote of the Day: January 6, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 6, 2020

To those who view the voyage of life from the port of departure the bark that has accomplished any considerable distance appears already in close approach to the farther shore. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

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Word of the Day: January 6, 2020

Word of the Day: January 6, 2020

rebuff  Definition: (verb) Reject outright and bluntly. Synonyms: snub, repel Usage: When we left school he made advances to me; I did not rebuff them, for I was flattered, but we soon parted. Discuss.

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Ronny Deila Named New York City FC Head Coach

Ronny Deila Named New York City FC Head Coach

New York City FC today announced that Ronny Deila has been appointed as the Club’s new Head Coach.  Deila, a three-time title winning manager at multiple European clubs including Celtic FC in Scotland, joins NYCFC from Norwegian club Vålerenga where […]

by · January 6, 2020 · Sports
What Can Mets Expect From Cespedes?

What Can Mets Expect From Cespedes?

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor What can the Mets expect from Yoenis Cespedes and does the often injured and controversial outfielder fit in the plan? We have come to know there is never a dull moment.   And GM Brodie Van […]

by · January 6, 2020 · Sports
Matters of Faith: You’d Better Recognize

Matters of Faith: You’d Better Recognize

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue.” Job 14:1-2 ‭NKJV […]

by · January 5, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
January is National Eye Care Month

Profile America: The Eyes Have It

Sunday, January. Many causes are being celebrated this month, some ridiculous, some serious. In the serious category are two linked together — National Eye Care Month and National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Regular eye examinations should be part of everyone’s health […]

by · January 5, 2020 · Census, Health, Profile America
A group photo of all the honorees, coming from all parts of the 12th council district or having served the 12th council district.

4th Annual 12th District Ball

It may have been the 4th annual 12th District Ball, but it almost was a no show for the First Lady of the 12th Council District. First Lady Neva Shillingford-King was recently in the hospital, and a sad Councilman Andy […]

by · January 3, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? January 3, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 3, 2020

Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793) Mott was an American social reformer and women’s rights advocate. She attended a Quaker boarding school near Poughkeepsie, New York, where she later taught, and became an official Quaker minister in 1821. She was active in the antislavery campaign and lectured widely on social reform. In 1848, she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the Seneca Falls Convention, which launched the US women’s suffrage movement. On what issue was Mott’s stance at odds with that of the mainstream women’s movement? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 3, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 3, 2020

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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Word of the Day: January 3, 2020

Word of the Day: January 3, 2020

pretermit  Definition: (verb) Leave undone or leave out. Synonyms: neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, miss, drop Usage: Tom overslept and would need to pretermit his usual morning workout if he wanted to make it to work on time. Discuss.

Betances Remains Home; Is Mets Bullpen Now The Best?

Betances Remains Home; Is Mets Bullpen Now The Best?

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Dellin Betances said Thursday at Citi Field about the Mets, “I’ve heard a lot of good things about the organization. I’m excited. I’m already at home.” And it did not take long for Betances, now […]

by · January 2, 2020 · Sports
Whose Birthday Is It? January 2, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? January 2, 2020

Ernst Barlach (1870) Barlach was an outstanding German expressionist sculptor, graphic artist, and writer. Through the power of his simple, angular, and compact forms, he communicated intense emotion and compassion. From clay modeling he turned to wood carving and woodcutting, which imbued his work with a rough-hewn quality. He achieved fame in the 1920s and 30s with the execution of several war memorials for the Weimar Republic. Why were many of Barlach’s works destroyed or confiscated as “degenerate art”? More…

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Quote of the Day: January 2, 2020

Quote of the Day: January 2, 2020

Folklore, legends, myths, and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous, and manifestly unreal. L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) Discuss

by · January 2, 2020 · Bulletin Board