Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas arrested on charges of allegedly stealing campaign funds and lying about money he diverted from his inaugural committee for personal benefit.

Mt. Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas Arrested on Corruption, Campaign Fraud

Thomas Accused of Stealing Campaign Funds, Establishing a Slush Fund for Personal Use from His Inaugural Fund, and Falsely Filing Disclosure Reports with the State Board of Elections and Mount Vernon Board of Ethics MT. VERNON – Attorney General Eric […]

by · March 12, 2018 · Corruption Watch, Crime, News, Politics

Where The Pols Are, March 7

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule. The state Legislature is in session. 9:30 AM – First Lady Chirlane McCray will be in Washington, D.C. to participate in a discussion at the Center for American Progress, entitled […]

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Photo Credit: Michael Palma/Bronxnet

Where The Pols Are, March 5: Diaz on BronxTalk

Monday, March 5 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public events scheduled. The state Legislature is in session. 1:00 PM — Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul discusses Women in Leadership at the NYS Council of School Superintendents Conference. Albany […]

Profile America: FM Radio Debuts

Profile America: FM Radio Debuts

Monday, March 5th. FM radio is 77 years old. In March 1941, the first commercial FM station went on the air — W47NV in Nashville, Tennessee. FM – standing for frequency modulation – was first proposed in a scientific paper […]

by · March 5, 2018 · History, Profile America
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Bronx Political Buzz: Impeach President Donald Trump?

Chippewa Democratic Club Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Endorse Congressman Crowley The Chippewa Democratic Club was established one hundred-twenty years ago in the very same place as was Saturday night’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The political club endorsed Congressman Joe […]

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Lewis Goldstein

Where The Pols Are, March 4

Sunday, March 4, 2018 Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City with no public events scheduled. 11:00 AM — Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. attends the Staten Island St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast. Jody’s Club Forest, 372 Forest Avenue, […]

Profile America: Jeannette Rankin

Profile America: Jeannette Rankin

Sunday, March 4th. The first woman to serve in Congress took her seat on this date 101 years ago. Barely a month later, Jeannette Rankin,       Republican from Montana, became one of the few congressional representatives to vote against […]

by · March 4, 2018 · History, Profile America, Women
Child Welfare: The Unintended Consequence of the War on Drugs

Child Welfare: The Unintended Consequence of the War on Drugs

Child Welfare: The Unintended Consequence of the War on Drugs Tuesday, March 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm The New School – Theresa Lang Student Center 55 West 13th Street This panel will focus on the intersection of child welfare […]

Women's History Month

NYC Comptroller Women’s History Event, 03/27

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer cordially invites you to celebrate Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

In-depth: Alvarez Complaint Alleges Use of Straw Donors, Theft of $4500 in Public Money

In-depth: Alvarez Complaint Alleges Use of Straw Donors, Theft of $4500 in Public Money

Felony Complaint Alleges that Alvarez Knowingly Accepted Straw Donations; Stole at Least $4,500 in NYC Public Matching Funds   Last week, Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the arrest of former New York City Council […]

by · March 1, 2018 · Bronx Politics, News
Preserving & Strengthening Human Services in NY

Preserving & Strengthening Human Services in NY

Getting Proactive in the Preserving & Strengthening of Human Services in NY Friday, March 9th, 9:00 – 11 am The New School 63 5th Avenue Room L105 Join us for a conversation with policymakers, economists, and human services experts focused […]

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Where The Pols Are, March 1 — Bronx Dems Winter Reception

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public schedule. Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City with no public events. Public Advocate Letitia James will travel to Hollywood, Florida to address the Building & Construction […]

Profile America: Women’s History Month

Profile America: Women’s History Month

Thursday, March 1. This is Wome’s History Month — a time to recognize the often overlooked vision, courage and accomplishments of the nation’s women. One example is Clara Barton, who ministered to wounded soldiers in the Civil War and went […]

by · March 1, 2018 · History, Profile America, Women
Bronx Ray of Hope

Bronx Ray of Hope

The Bronx Chronicle proudly welcomes Ray Negron as a contributing columnist. His association with the New York Yankees goes back to his days as a bat boy and his long association with the late George Steinbrenner. As a community consultant […]

by · March 1, 2018 · Sports
Above (l to r): City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, 21 in'21 Executive Director Moira McDermott, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand​, former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, Public Advocate Letitia James, EffectiveNY Executive Director Morgan Pehme, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, former City Council candidate Amanda Farias

Sen Gillibrand Event Highlights Momentum Behind 21 in ‘21 Initiative

The 21 in ’21 Initiative, a group that launched last year to elect more women to the New York City Council, is quickly gaining steam, fueled in part by activism inspired by Donald Trump and the #MeToo movement, as well […]

by · February 28, 2018 · News, Politics, Women