Articles by: Michael Benjamin

CD 17 Candidate George Alvarez Tweet Sparks ‘100 Democrats’ Civil War

CD 17 Candidate George Alvarez Tweet Sparks ‘100 Democrats’ Civil War

Committee of 100 Democrats Clash Over George Alvarez The above tweet tagging Bronx Chronicle managing editor Michael Benjamin (@SquarePegDem) sparked a firestorm of controversy and finger-wagging between members of the Bronx Committee of 100 Democrats and a Queens rump group […]

Profile America: Thomas Malthus

Profile America: Thomas Malthus

THOMAS MALTHUS   Profile America — This month — and some sources cite this date — is the 250th anniversary of the 1766 birth of Thomas Malthus in Dorking, England. Given that birthplace, he perhaps naturally became an economist, demographer […]

by · February 17, 2016 · History, Profile America
NYC VOTES RELEASES VOTER GUIDE TO CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 17 SPECIAL ELECTION

NYC VOTES RELEASES VOTER GUIDE TO CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 17 SPECIAL ELECTION

The New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) announces the release of the official NYC Votes Voter Guide for the special election in Bronx Council District 17 that will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The online guide provides non-partisan […]

Diaz Honors African American Community Leaders

Diaz Honors African American Community Leaders

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual African American Heritage Celebration at the Eastwood Manor. This year’s honorees included Rep. Charles B. Rangel, whose award was accepted by Assembly Member Keith Wright in absentia; […]

A Sports Illustrated Swimsuit First! Three Covers, Three Cover Models

A Sports Illustrated Swimsuit First! Three Covers, Three Cover Models

SI Swimsuit 2016 Available February 15 NEW YORK — Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey are the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover models; each gracing their own individual cover which were unveiled during a first of its kind cable TV special on […]

by · February 16, 2016 · Entertainment, Sports
The Monkey King 2 Achieves Estimated $10.7 Million For Record Opening Weekend At Chinese Box Office In IMAX® 3D Theatres

The Monkey King 2 Achieves Estimated $10.7 Million For Record Opening Weekend At Chinese Box Office In IMAX® 3D Theatres

Sequel Sets New Box Office Record for IMAX During Chinese New Year Holiday SHANGHAI — The Monkey King 2, a 3D adventure-fantasy film from director Pou-Soi Cheang, earned approximately $10.7 million during its opening week in China on 279 IMAX screens, making it […]

by · February 16, 2016 · Entertainment
‘Deadpool’ Tops President’s Day Weekend Box Office

‘Deadpool’ Tops President’s Day Weekend Box Office

‘Deadpool’ Opening Weekend Shocks With $135 Million 3-Day, $150 Million 4-Day   With these opening weekend numbers, ‘Deadpool’ takes the record for both biggest R-Rated movie opening ever and biggest President’s Day weekend opening ever. ‘Deadpool’ also had the second best debut […]

by · February 15, 2016 · Entertainment
UNIVAC-1 was the first  computer and  was used to process data from the 1950 Census of the U.S. population.

Profile America: First American Computer

The First American Computer     For many Americans nowadays, it’s hard to conceive of life without computers. But such a life is within the living memory of America’s seniors. The first electronic computer was publicly demonstrated on Valentine’s Day […]

by · February 15, 2016 · Profile America, Technology
Say It Ain’t So, Jehry

Say It Ain’t So, Jehry

Former Met’s closer Henry Mejia has been banned permanently from the majors after his third positive PED test.

by · February 14, 2016 · Sports
Bronxnet To Air NYC Votes Video Voter Guide

Bronxnet To Air NYC Votes Video Voter Guide

BronxNet is helping to make it possible for more Bronxites to hear directly from the #CD 17 candidates with The NYC Votes Video Voter Guide.

It’s official. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr Endorses Rafael Salamanca, Jr

It’s official. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr Endorses Rafael Salamanca, Jr

It’s official. On Friday, before a packed crowd, Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr endorsed Rafael Salamanca, Jr’s bid to become the next  City Councilman in the 17th Council District.   Other backers included Bronx Democratic County Leader Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Senator […]

Profile America: The First Public School

Profile America: The First Public School

FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL   Saturday, February 13 — This date marks the anniversary in 1635 of the idea of America’s first public school — the Boston Latin School — long before there was a United States. Established in April that […]

by · February 13, 2016 · History, Profile America
Saturday ‘Meet & Greet’ With Rev. J. Loren Russell, 2/13

Saturday ‘Meet & Greet’ With Rev. J. Loren Russell, 2/13

This morning from 9:30 – 11:30, there will be a “Meet and Greet” Rev. Dr. J. Loren Russell,  a candidate for 17th City Council vacancy. The “Meet and Greet” will be held at the Greater Universal Baptist Church at 253 E. 153 […]

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR WALK-IN VOTER REGISTRATION FOR 2/23 SPECIAL ELEX

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR WALK-IN VOTER REGISTRATION FOR 2/23 SPECIAL ELEX

REMINDER: TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING TO VOTE IN THE 2/23 SPECIAL ELECTION   SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016 9AM-5 PM BRONX BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE ONLY ACCEPTING WALK-IN VOTER REGISTRATIONS  1780 GRAND CONCOURSE, BRONX NY The 17th District covers […]