Articles by: The Bronx Chronicle

Profile America: Insulin — A Lifesaving Medicine

Profile America: Insulin — A Lifesaving Medicine

Wednesday, April 12 — One of world’s foremost lifesaving medicines — insulin — became available this month in 1923 for treating diabetes. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and is critical in the processing of carbohydrates in the human […]

by · April 12, 2017 · Profile America
Word of the Day: April 11, 2017

Word of the Day: April 11, 2017

Pincer Definition: (noun) A grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods. Synonyms: Chela, Nipper, Claw Usage: The front pair of legs terminate in very strong and heavy pincers.

by · April 11, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? April 11, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? April 11, 2017

Charles Evans Hughes, Sr. (1862) Hughes was an American statesman and jurist. He served as governor of New York and as a Supreme Court justice before losing the 1916 presidential race, one of the closest in US history. It has […]

by · April 11, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: April 11, 2017

Quote of the Day: April 11, 2017

Clock, n.: A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · April 11, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Job fair organized by Sepulveda draws more than a thousand job seekers

Job fair organized by Sepulveda draws more than a thousand job seekers

Job fair organized by Sepulveda draws more than a thousand job seekers The lines were long and hopes high at a local job fair organized by Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda that recently drew up to 1,200 job seekers and 72 potential […]

by · April 11, 2017 · Bulletin Board, News
After Success Academy’s Annual Lottery, 14,000 Children are Left on Waitlist

After Success Academy’s Annual Lottery, 14,000 Children are Left on Waitlist

AFTER SUCCESS ACADEMY’S ANNUAL LOTTERY, 14,000 CHILDREN ARE LEFT ON WAITLIST NEW YORK, NY – More than 17,000 children were entered into yesterday’s admissions lottery for 3,017 available seats at Success Academy in 2017-18. Parents from every corner of New […]

Congressman Joseph Crowley 14th Congressional District Bronx/Queens

Chairman Crowley Statement on Petition to Force House to Hold a Vote on Legislation Requiring Release of President’s Tax Returns

Chairman Crowley Statement on Petition to Force House to Hold a Vote on Legislation Requiring Release of President’s Tax Returns (Washington, D.C) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley issued the following statement after supporting a petition that would force […]

by · April 11, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Politics
BRONX DA: CASES OF INTEREST FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 10,2017

BRONX DA: CASES OF INTEREST FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 10,2017

Profile America: Civil Rights Act of 1968

Profile America: Civil Rights Act of 1968

Tuesday, April 11 — On this date 49 years ago, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 became law. At the bill signing ceremony, President Lyndon Johnson said, “The proudest moments of my presidency have been times such as this when I […]

by · April 11, 2017 · History, Profile America
Whose Birthday Is It? April 10, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? April 10, 2017

Hugo Grotius (1583) Grotius was a Dutch jurist, philosopher, and writer. He enrolled at the University of Leiden at the age of 11 and became a lawyer at 15. Among his key legal treatises is the first definitive text on […]

by · April 10, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: April 10, 2017

Quote of the Day: April 10, 2017

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

by · April 10, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: April 10, 2017

Word of the Day: April 10, 2017

Scissure Definition: (noun) A split or opening in an organ or part. Synonyms: Crack, Crevice, Fissure, Cleft Usage: The surgeon explained that the stitches he had used to sew the scissure shut would dissolve in a few weeks.

by · April 10, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Profile America: Be Kind To Lawyers Day

Profile America: Be Kind To Lawyers Day

Monday, April 10 — When people need help — ranging from dealing with a traffic offense, writing a will, setting up a business, or facing serious criminal charges — they turn to an attorney. Yet this ancient profession is the frequent […]

by · April 10, 2017 · Profile America
Profile America: Library Week

Profile America: Library Week

Sunday, April 9 — April is a significant month for the American printed word. In 1800, the Library of Congress was founded, and this week, in 1828, Noah Webster published the first dictionary of American English. Today is the start of […]

by · April 9, 2017 · Profile America
OPINION: By Millionaires, For Millionaires

OPINION: By Millionaires, For Millionaires

  By Scott M. Stringer We know from history that ‘trickle-down’ economics has never helped working families move up the economic ladder. It’s a sleight-of-hand that helps America’s millionaires and billionaires. But if candidate Trump’s tax plan is the blueprint […]

by · April 9, 2017 · Op Ed