Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place of  George L. (“Tex”) Rickard’s grave.  Tex Rickard was the founding owner of the New York Rangers Hockey team.

Kick Off The New York Rangers 2015-16 Season At Woodlawn Cemetery — This Was No Joke

Last week when The Bronx Chronicle received an email with the subject line: “New York Rangers Season Kick-off in The Bronx,” we were intrigued. When we realized it would be celebrated at Woodlawn Cemetery, our managing editor scratched his chin then […]

TBC Spotlight: Clyde Williams, A Former Clinton Aide Exploring Another Run For NY-13

TBC Spotlight: Clyde Williams, A Former Clinton Aide Exploring Another Run For NY-13

With Congressman Charles Rangel retiring, Clyde Williams recently announced he is exploring another run for NY-13. In 2012, Williams finished third behind primary winner Congressman Rangel and State Senator Adriano Espaillat. Williams, a registered Democrat, says that there is a completely different electoral dynamic […]

Amb. Ron Kirk, CASEnergy Co-Chair, former US Trade Representative and former mayor of Dallas.

Former US Trade Ambassador Visits Mercy College

Earlier this week, backed by the projected image of a large American flag, CASEnergy Coalition co-chairman and former US Trade Ambassador Ron Kirk spoke to group of Mercy College students –including a contingent of physician assistants who will be traveling to Nicaragua […]

The Advance Group Fined For Campaign Finance Violations

The Advance Group Fined For Campaign Finance Violations

On Thursday, the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) determined that The Advance Group, Inc. (TAG) committed violations in the 2013 elections and assessed penalties totaling $15,000. The CFB determined that The Advance Group, while acting as agent for New Yorkers for Clean, […]

Senator Klein To Host K2 Summit On Friday

Senator Klein To Host K2 Summit On Friday

Panels to convene city and state leaders and officials from DEA, FBI, NYPD, DOH, NYC DHS, NYC HHC, DAASNY and more   State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will host New York’s first summit on synthetic cannabinoids and convene top elected […]

by · October 9, 2015 · News, Public Safety, Substance Abuse
Former Bronx Resident Suzan Johnson Cook Prepares NY-13 Run

Former Bronx Resident Suzan Johnson Cook Prepares NY-13 Run

Back on July 1, following a prayer breakfast in Harlem, pastor, presidential advisor and former Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan “Sujay” Johnson Cook, announced that she was running to represent New York’s 13th Congressional District. NY-13 as it is known […]

Our Public Advocate Leticia "Tish" James

Public Advocate Tish James Joins Hillary Clinton on Gun Control

In an email sent to supporters late Monday afternoon, NYC Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James expressed her support for gun control measures to curb the gun violence that plagues parts of the Bronx and Brooklyn. In supporting Democratic presidential candidate […]

by · October 6, 2015 · Crime, Government, Public Safety
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AG Schneiderman Takes His Crusade Against K2 and Designer Drugs To The Bronx

On  a bright Monday morning, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman brought together a gaggle of Bronx elected officials and interested media to the steps of the Bronx County Court House to announce that his office has filed lawsuits against Erie […]

WYSK: President Obama and Christian Persecution

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW  By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz  District 32 Bronx Senator Rev. Diaz on President Obama and Christian Persecution     Last night, I watched President Barack Obama speak on national television about the massacre at Oregon’s Umpwua […]

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. speaks with a job seeker during a job fair in the Bronx County Building on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. The event, which was co-sponsored by the borough president, the New York State Department of Labor and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, featured representatives of 23 companies offering 1,000 jobs, and was attended by hundreds of individuals.

Bronx Economy Continues To Grow: Jobs Up, Unemployment Down

The Bronx economy continues to grow and improve, according to recently released numbers from the New York State Department of Labor.   The unemployment rate in The Bronx fell to 7.3 percent in August 2015, down from 7.7 percent in […]

Klein & Gjonaj’s Legionnaires’ Disease Rx: Free screenings & treatment at ProHealth urgent care clinic for seniors/uninsured

Klein & Gjonaj’s Legionnaires’ Disease Rx: Free screenings & treatment at ProHealth urgent care clinic for seniors/uninsured

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx) today announced a partnership with ProHealth Urgent Care in Morris Park for free Legionnaires’ disease evaluations and treatment for seniors and uninsured residents.   “Legionnaires’ disease is completely treatable with antibiotics […]

by · October 1, 2015 · Government, Health, News
Legionnaires’ In Morris Park: What’s Up with That

Legionnaires’ In Morris Park: What’s Up with That

Weeks after the Legionnaires’ outbreak was declared over in a large swath of the South Bronx after claiming 12 lives and infecting more than 120 people, a small cluster was discovered the following day at Melrose Houses, NYCHA development. Four people […]

Sen. Diaz Questions Brooklyn Legionnaires’ Death

Sen. Diaz Questions Brooklyn Legionnaires’ Death

Late Wednesday afternoon, Bronx State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Sr. released a statement challenging information about the Legionnaires Disease outbreak in the Morris Park section of the Bronx and the death of a Brooklyn man from the disease. In a news […]

by · September 30, 2015 · Community Affairs, Government, Health, News
Ending the Epidemic HIV Initiative Forum, October 5

Ending the Epidemic HIV Initiative Forum, October 5

On October 5, The Bronx Knows Faith-Based Subcommittee is hosting an educational forum to discuss the role the faith-based community can play in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Ending the Epidemic HIV  Initiative.”   Monday, October 5th, 2015 BOOM!Health Wellness Center 3144 Third Avenue […]

Office of the Bronx District Attorney

Johnson Gets Judge Nod; Clark Tapped To Run For D.A.

As expected, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson was nominated without opposition for Justice of the Supreme Court by the delegates to the 12th Judicial District Convention held at the Eastwood Manor Thursday night. In an acceptance speech that thanked Bronx […]

by · September 25, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Government, Law