Archive for December, 2015

A Look Ahead: Bronx 2016 Predictions

A Look Ahead: Bronx 2016 Predictions

The Bronx Chronicle asked our contributors, prominent Bronxites and selected readers to ponder the year ahead and to share their predictions. We hope you enjoy our look at the year ahead. The staff of the Bronx Chronicle wish you a happy, safe, and prosperous […]

by · December 31, 2015 · Bronx Personalities, News, Politics
New Year’s Eve Celebration Times Square 2015-2016

New Year’s Eve Celebration Times Square 2015-2016

THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES FOR THE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION IN TIMES SQUARE More than a billion people all over the world are expected to watch the yearly ball drop in New York’s Times Square on […]

by · December 31, 2015 · Bulletin Board
Profile America: Census Bureau Projects U.S. Population on New Year’s Day

Profile America: Census Bureau Projects U.S. Population on New Year’s Day

  On this New Year’s Eve, some 322 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds are ready to greet the year 2016. A hundred years ago, the U.S. population was just over 100 million. Fifty years ago, it was around […]

by · December 31, 2015 · Profile America
Bronx Chronicle Word of the Day: December 31, 2015

Bronx Chronicle Word of the Day: December 31, 2015

buffoonery Definition: (noun) Acting like a clown or buffoon. Synonyms: clowning, harlequinade, prank, frivolity Usage: Mrs. Williams had little patience for the class clown’s buffoonery, and she would often send him to the principal’s office.

by · December 31, 2015 · Bulletin Board
Bronx Chronicle Quote of the Day: December 31, 2015

Bronx Chronicle Quote of the Day: December 31, 2015

Only as we live, think, feel, and work outside the home, do we become humanly developed, civilized, socialized. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)

by · December 31, 2015 · Bulletin Board
Top 10 Baby Names of 2014 — Sophia and Ethan

Top 10 Baby Names of 2014 — Sophia and Ethan

Sophia holds fast as top name for girls; Ethan claims the number 1 spot for boys The NYC Health Department announced on Wednesday that Ethan and Sophia were the most popular baby names in New York City in 2014. Sophia […]

Donald Trump Gets Fired… By Generation Selfie

Donald Trump Gets Fired… By Generation Selfie

CHICAGO, Dec. 29, 2015  — If it were up to the thousands of people who take selfies, Donald Trump would be “fired” from the 2016 Presidential race. According to a recent poll by marketing platform Pay Your Selfie nearly 8 out of […]

by · December 31, 2015 · Elections, News, Politics
Sports in 2015: A year of accomplishment and everything

Sports in 2015: A year of accomplishment and everything

Sports in 2015: A year of accomplishment and everything by Rich Mancuso   The year began with a Super Bowl Champion team under scrutiny because of a scandal known as “Deflategate” and the media focus on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was […]

by · December 31, 2015 · Sports
The Bronx Dwarfs Combined Populations of College Football Playoff Home Towns

The Bronx Dwarfs Combined Populations of College Football Playoff Home Towns

Did you you know that the population of Clemson, South Carolina is smaller than that of Co-op City in the Bronx? Want to impress your family and friends with your knowledge of the cities represented by the college football teams […]

by · December 31, 2015 · Sports
Baskin-Robbins Invites Guests To Ring In The New Year With $1.31 Scoops Deal As Part Of “Celebrate 31” Promotion On New Year’s Eve

Baskin-Robbins Invites Guests To Ring In The New Year With $1.31 Scoops Deal As Part Of “Celebrate 31” Promotion On New Year’s Eve

Baskin-Robbins Invites Guests To Ring In The New Year With $1.31 Scoops Deal As Part Of “Celebrate 31” Promotion On New Year’s Eve CANTON, Mass., Dec. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is […]

by · December 31, 2015 · Business
Democrat George Alvarez Set To Jump Into Council Race

Democrat George Alvarez Set To Jump Into Council Race

A reliable source says that a new player — George Alvarez, a Dominican American — is entering the race to replace CM Arroyo in Bronx Council District 17. Last year, Alvarez ran for public office as an insurgent candidate in the […]

by · December 30, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Local News, News
Profile America: Auld Lang Syne

Profile America: Auld Lang Syne

Profile America — As a year draws to a close, it is common to reflect on the passage of time. Two hundred years ago, the Senate ratified the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812. A week later, Congress declared […]

by · December 30, 2015 · Profile America
Volunteering – MulchFest, Winter Jam, and more

Volunteering – MulchFest, Winter Jam, and more

nyc.gov/parks Connect with NYC Parks Volunteering: Dec 30, 2015 – Jan 4, 2016 Citywide Highlights MulchFest Your old Christmas tree could help grow your favorite local park. Bring your tree to a Mulchfest site on Jan. 9 and 10. Volunteer […]

by · December 30, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Parks
Bronx Chronicle Word of the Day: December 30, 2015

Bronx Chronicle Word of the Day: December 30, 2015

pirogue Definition: (noun) A canoe made from a hollowed tree trunk. Synonyms: dugout canoe, dugout Usage: Then I’ll take you some night in the pirogue when the moon shines.

by · December 30, 2015 · Bulletin Board
Bronx Chronicle Quote of the Day: December 30, 2015

Bronx Chronicle Quote of the Day: December 30, 2015

You are the center of your universe! Treat yourself in that manner. Sal Conforto

by · December 30, 2015 · Bulletin Board