Articles by: The Bronx Chronicle

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Metro Optics Throggs Neck Location Opening Party Hosts Influential Bronxites (GALLERY)

A fun-filled time was had by all at the Grand Opening party of Metro Optics new Throggs Neck location. Influential Bronxites from all walks of life came together to support the Bronx born business and its expanding endeavors. Among the notables were Assemblyman Mark […]

by · December 11, 2014 · Business, Partners
Meet the Voice of Disney’s “Big Hero 6” Character Baymax At The Lair This Thursday

Meet the Voice of Disney’s “Big Hero 6” Character Baymax At The Lair This Thursday

Any fans of the new Disney movie Big Hero 6 can look forward to meeting “Baymax” voice actor Scott Adsit, who will be doing a signing this Thursday at The Lair from 6-8pm  at 1808 Colden Ave and Morris Park! Check out […]

by · December 9, 2014 · Bulletin Board
Why I Stay Committed to the Community

Why I Stay Committed to the Community

Guest post by Sandi Lusk “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If […]

by · December 9, 2014 · Editorials
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Guns and Cigarettes: How We Measure Liberty

Post by Columnist Richard Brodsky, used with permission. The tea party and the hard right have made it easy to dismiss their side of the national debate about American liberty. It’s often hard to see through the birthers, the Obama-as-socialist […]

by · December 8, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
Homelessness Is Not Solved By A Roof Over One’s Head

Homelessness Is Not Solved By A Roof Over One’s Head

by Father Richard F. Gorman, Chairman, CB #12 (Second in a Series) I trust that your Thanksgiving, friends and neighbors, was full — joyful, peaceful, and stomach-full. As I said last week, we have a great deal for which we should […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Editorials, Ethics
Bronx Albanians & Friends Celebrate 102 Years of Albanian Independence

Bronx Albanians & Friends Celebrate 102 Years of Albanian Independence

By Lewis H. Goldstein , with photos by Lewis, Omesh Persaud, & Aleksander Nilaj of the Albanian American Open Hand Association On Sunday November 30, the 102nd anniversary of Albanian Independence was celebrated in a festive and joyful event at […]

Iglesia Emmanuel’s Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

Iglesia Emmanuel’s Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

By Contributor Cole Rosengren Pastor Johnny Mercado used his special recipe to cook the turkey for Iglesia Emmanuel’s fourth annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner, but didn’t have a chance to eat any of it. He was too busy preparing for one of the […]

Community Board 7 – Nov 2014 General Board Awards and Discussion

Community Board 7 – Nov 2014 General Board Awards and Discussion

Milenia Marias “Gypsy Queen” reporting from the Northwest Bronx Tuesday October 21st, the Community Board 7 General Board meeting was held at the Serviam Gardens in Bedford Park at 6:30pm. In the public session many people talked about multiple community […]

by · November 20, 2014 · Community Affairs, Local News
Homeless In New York City: It’s More Than Not Having A Place to Live

Homeless In New York City: It’s More Than Not Having A Place to Live

by Father Richard F. Gorman, Chairman, CB #12 The issue of homeless in the City of New York is as perplexing as it is profuse, as complex as it is copious.  It is not my intention in this column to layout […]

by · November 19, 2014 · Editorials

TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION RE: Freshdirect’s Proposed Relocation to The Bronx

Good evening. I testify today in favor of Freshdirect’s move to The Bronx, and in favor of the subsidy package the State has presented to the company. What we have in Freshdirect is an opportunity to expand a diverse economy […]

by · November 18, 2014 · Bulletin Board
Nov 11: A Day to Pay Tribute to Our Veterans (GALLERY)

Nov 11: A Day to Pay Tribute to Our Veterans (GALLERY)

By Lewis H. Goldstein Yesterday at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month Americans of every race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and national background paid tribute to all who served our nation over the years. It […]

by · November 12, 2014 · Editorials, Local News, Veterans
Woodlawn Cemetery: For the Living, Too

Woodlawn Cemetery: For the Living, Too

Post by Stephanie Raptis According to “History in Asphalt” by John McNamara, Woodlawn Cemetery has been a cultural resource and outdoor museum since it was incorporated as a non-sectarian cemetery in December 1863. Reverend Absalom Peters was a theologian, poet, […]

by · November 7, 2014 · Bronx Landmarks
October 2014 Community Board 7 Parks and Recreation Meeting

October 2014 Community Board 7 Parks and Recreation Meeting

Milenia Marias “Gypsy Queen” reporting from the Northwest Bronx On Wednesday, October 29th, the Park and recreation meeting was held in Community Board 7 office at 229-A and 204th street at 6:30 am with committee chair Barbara Stronczer. This meeting […]

by · November 7, 2014 · Bulletin Board, Parks
Celebrating The Hindu Festival Of Lights At Vishnu Mandir

Celebrating The Hindu Festival Of Lights At Vishnu Mandir

Post By Bharati Kemraj The Vishnu Mandir Hindu Temple celebrates Deepavali, also known as Diwali, the festival of lights, with bright colors along with religious prayers and singing. The festival is marked by the lighting of traditional earthen diyas (candles) […]

Wait ’til Next Year: Why the Democrats Are Poised to Recover in 2016

Wait ’til Next Year: Why the Democrats Are Poised to Recover in 2016

Post By Columnist Richard Brodsky The results were brutal, but expected and not out of line with other second-term midterm elections. That being said, there are a few silver linings that bode well for Dems and progressives. Republicans Won’t Like […]

by · November 6, 2014 · Editorials, Politics