Articles by: Michael Benjamin

The all-new 2016 New York Auto Show poster. (PRNewsFoto/New York International Auto Show)

Governor Cuomo Opens New York International Auto Show

Ten-day event expected to generate $300 million in economic activity across New York Yesterday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo kicked off the official opening of the 116th Annual New York International Automobile Show at the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side. […]

DC 9 at the Bronx Museum

DC 9 at the Bronx Museum

DC 9 at the Bronx Museum   From March 21st to March 25th, forty painters from District Council 9 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (DC 9) worked refinishing the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ (BMA) first floor galleries. Forty […]

by · March 25, 2016 · Labor, News

Governor Cuomo Set To Host Inaugural Easter Egg Hunt, 3/27

EASTER SUNDAY OPEN HOUSE AT THE EXECUTIVE MANSION WITH GOVERNOR CUOMO Governor Andrew M. Cuomo invites New Yorkers to an Open House at the Executive Mansion on Sunday, March 27, 2016 to celebrate Easter Sunday.  The Open House will be […]

Profile America: The Rubber Pencil Eraser

Profile America: The Rubber Pencil Eraser

RUBBED OUT   Friday, March 25 —  The fact that pencils have erasers is supposed to indicate that no one is perfect. But it’s doubtful that people were perfect before this month in 1858. That’s when Hyman Lipman was granted a […]

by · March 25, 2016 · Profile America
NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat, 31 SD.

Public Housing Chair Councilman Ritchie Torres Endorses Espaillat For Congress

PUBLIC HOUSING CHAIR RITCHIE TORRES  ENDORSES ESPAILLAT FOR CONGRESS Four NYCHA Tenant Association Presidents Endorse Espaillat (New York, NY ) Council Member Ritchie Torres, Chairman of the Committee on Public Housing, four NYCHA tenant association presidents and scores of NYCHA residents gathered on the steps of […]

Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta Dead at 83

Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta Dead at 83

On Wednesday former Deputy Mayor and Administration for Children’s Services, Department of Investigation and FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta died at age 83.  On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered that all flags shall be flown at half-staff on all City […]

by · March 25, 2016 · Announcements, News, Obituary
Profile America: Nutrition and Frozen Food Month

Profile America: Nutrition and Frozen Food Month

NUTRITION AND FROZEN FOOD   Thursday, March 24 —  A number of various causes are recognized in March. Two of these seem to go hand in hand, or hand to mouth — National Nutrition Month and National Frozen Food Month. […]

Profile America: First U.S. Bank Robbery

Profile America: First U.S. Bank Robbery

FIRST U.S. BANK ROBBERY Profile America — Banks had operated in America for about a half century before someone tried to make an unauthorized withdrawal. On March 19th in 1831, Edward Smith committed the first bank robbery in the U.S. — […]

by · March 23, 2016 · Profile America
Photo credit: The Bronx Chronicle

Bronx YMCA Is Looking For Lifeguards

The Bronx YMCA is seeking to fill 30 lifeguard positions for this summer.  Job descriptions for the three (3) types of positions: life guard, water fitness instructor and swim instructor, can be found on the Bronx Y website. Anyone interested in […]

Dr. Betty Rosa, Chancellor-elect of the NYS Bd of Regents.

Former Bronx Superintendent Dr. Betty Rosa Elected Chancellor, NYS Board of Regents

Former Bronx superintendent, Dr. Betty Rosa was elected as Chancellor of the Board of Regents yesterday. Andrew Brown was elected Vice Chancellor of the Board of Regents.   In a statement, Speaker Carl E. Heastie said that the two regents […]

All-white-meat Tender Strips(R) dipped in Church's(R) famous Honey-Butter Biscuit batter and fried to a delicious golden brown. Honey-Butter Biscuit Tenders are available for a limited time only at participating locations.

Exciting New Flavor Mash-Up Coming to Church’s Chicken

Honey-Butter Biscuit Tenders Combine Two Taste Favorites into One Amazing Menu Offering Fans of crisp, hand-battered, juicy fried chicken and flaky, buttery, scratch-made biscuits can now have the best of both delicious worlds. Beginning Monday, March 28, Church’s Chicken will introduce […]

by · March 22, 2016 · Business, Food & Restaurants
Entries Wanted For The 2015 National Press Club Journalism Contest

Entries Wanted For The 2015 National Press Club Journalism Contest

Best in-depth political reporting in 2015 to be honored by Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis Political writers are invited to enter their best and most thoughtful stories on politics from 2015 in the National Press Club Journalism Contest. The […]

by · March 22, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Politics
After weeks inside their eggs, these two siblings finally meet! Photo courtesy of The American Eagle Foundation and the cooperative partners of the D.C. Eagle Cam.

“Mr. President” & “The First Lady” Are Now the Proud Parents of Two Healthy Bald Eaglets

  Special to The Bronx Chronicle WASHINGTON, DC  — Millions of people were glued to their computers and mobile devices this week watching dceaglecam.eagles.org and waiting for the eggs of “Mr. President” & “The First Lady” to hatch LIVE on the Washington D.C. […]

by · March 21, 2016 · Animal Issues, News
Community Outreach Day on Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Community Outreach Day on Suicide Awareness and Prevention

On Saturday March 19, SISFI, The Suicide Prevention Institute, NYC Suicide Council, the NY Human Suffering and Wellness Coalition and their community partners were in The Bronx for a Community Outreach Day on Suicide Awareness and Prevention.     Due to […]

NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams Returns International Space Station

NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams Returns International Space Station

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 — NASA astronaut Jeff Williams is now the first American to become a three-time, long-term resident of the International Space Station. He arrived at the orbiting laboratory with cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space […]

by · March 20, 2016 · News, Technology