Archive for June, 2015

BRONX D.A.: SPEEDING, DRUNK DRIVER SENTENCED FOR DEATH OF TODDLER TWINS’ MOM

BRONX D.A.: SPEEDING, DRUNK DRIVER SENTENCED FOR DEATH OF TODDLER TWINS’ MOM

SENTENCE FOR SPEEDING, DRUNK DRIVER Mom of Twin Toddlers Struck Down in Van Nest/West Farms Crash   (Bronx, NY – June 29, 2015) – Bronx County District Attorney Robert Johnson announces that 29-year-old AGUSTUS JENKINS of Montgomery, NY, has been […]

by · June 30, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Crime
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Queens County Women’s Bar Association Makes History

Queens County Women’s Bar Association Makes History Attorney Lourdes M. Ventura, Installed As First Latina President For the first time in its 84-year history the Queens County Women’s Bar Association (QCWBA) will have a woman of Latina heritage lead the […]

by · June 30, 2015 · Law, Local News, News
Caribbean Heritage Celebration

Caribbean Heritage Celebration

On Thursday, June 18, 2015 the Office of the Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., hosted the annual Caribbean Heritage Celebration at Bay Eden Senior Center, recognizing the rich history and culture of the community.  

by · June 30, 2015 · Bulletin Board
Passion Project “From One Youth To Another”

Passion Project “From One Youth To Another”

On Friday, June 26, 2015 Julie Itwaru of P.S. 182 took a “Passion Project” out side the doors of her class room and to the Jacobi Medical Center where she delivered over 20 packages to the youth for a speedy […]

NBC To Donald Trump, ‘You’re Fired!’

NBC To Donald Trump, ‘You’re Fired!’

NBC Fires Donald Trump NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments about Mexican immigrants. NBC announced that it is “ending its business relationship” with the Celebrity Apprentice […]

by · June 30, 2015 · News, Television
Puerto Rico $72B Debt Crisis Raises Concerns, Inaction

Puerto Rico $72B Debt Crisis Raises Concerns, Inaction

On Monday, Alejandro García Padilla, Governor of Puerto Rico, told a television audience that the island commonwealth is just days away from a historic economic collapse and is unable to repay its estimated $72 billion in debt. The threat of default […]

by · June 30, 2015 · Business, Community Affairs, News
Bronx Chronicle Photo of the Day: June 30, 2015

Bronx Chronicle Photo of the Day: June 30, 2015

by · June 30, 2015 · Photos
Rent Guidelines Board Votes Rent Freeze

Rent Guidelines Board Votes Rent Freeze

On Monday night, history was made when the Rent Guidelines Board voted for a rent freeze for the first time in NYC, a decision that will affect 1 million rent-stabilized residents in the city. The board voted against any increase on one-year […]

by · June 30, 2015 · Government, Housing
BP Diaz Hosts Eating Contest

BP Diaz Hosts Eating Contest

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the first ever “Bronx Eating Contest,” featuring empanadas from Havana Cafe in Throggs Neck, at the annual “New York Salutes America” fireworks extravaganza at Orchard Beach on Thursday, June 25, 2015. The event, […]

by · June 29, 2015 · Bulletin Board
Conservatives, Race and Republicans: Does the Coalition Survive?

Conservatives, Race and Republicans: Does the Coalition Survive?

Conservatives, Race and Republicans Richard Brodsky in the Huffington Post Conservatives are not, by and large, racists. Racists, by and large, are conservative. Significant elements of the conservative coalition, from the South and elsewhere, were outspokenly hostile to racial minorities. […]

by · June 29, 2015 · Op Ed
Lenore Skenazy, author, Free Range Kids

Free-Range Kids: Medical Kidnapping

This piece comes to us from Carlos Morales, a former Child Protective Services investigator, now the supremely disillusioned author of “Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services.” Carlos is president and founder of Child Protective Services Victim Support, and a legal advocate for family […]

by · June 29, 2015 · Free Range Kids
Bronx Chronicle Photo of the Day: June 29, 2015

Bronx Chronicle Photo of the Day: June 29, 2015

by · June 29, 2015 · Photos
BREAKING NEWS: Fugitive Prison Escapee Shot and Captured

BREAKING NEWS: Fugitive Prison Escapee Shot and Captured

David Sweat, (l) shot and captured; Richard Matt (r), shot and killed. BREAKING NEWS: The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says David Sweat, the convicted killer who escaped from maximum security prison 23 days ago, has been shot and captured. The […]

by · June 28, 2015 · Breaking News, Crime, News
Disability Pride Parade Set: Show Your Pride!

Disability Pride Parade Set: Show Your Pride!

After months of hard work, the NYC Disability Parade is almost here! Disability Pride NYC (DPNYC) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is working with the Mayor’s Office of People With Disabilities to present the First Annual Disability Pride […]

Matters of Faith: You Deserve It!

Matters of Faith: You Deserve It!

You Deserve It! by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BS, MDiv There was an interesting conversation that took place between a colleagues and me. She was sharing how intentional she had to be to take advantage of an opportunity that she deserved. […]

by · June 28, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Religion