Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Brilliant Futures Daycare and Preschool Featured In Independent Film

Brilliant Futures Daycare and Preschool Featured In Independent Film

Brilliant Futures Daycare and Preschool, a wonderful locally-owned and operated small family daycare service in the Morris Park section of The Bronx, is featured in the upcoming 2015 independent film documentary, “Small Business Revolution,” representing the Bronx and New York. Brilliant Futures is […]

Happy Independence Day from Mayor de Blasio

Happy Independence Day from Mayor de Blasio

 In an email statement to New Yorkers, Mayor Bill de Blasio touted his administration’s progress in the fight against inequality as reason to celebrate The 4th of July. And he asked New Yorkers to share a holiday graphic depicting a […]

CELEBRATE AMERICA!  —  HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

CELEBRATE AMERICA! — HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Happy Fourth of July from The Bronx Chronicle staff, family and advertisers. Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence […]

NYPD JULY 4TH STREET CLOSURE

The New York City Police Department today announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays for the weekend of July 4th & 5th, 2015.  Drivers should expect delays in the following areas:           Saturday, July 04, 2015   […]

by · July 3, 2015 · Community Affairs, News

Queens County Women’s Bar Association Makes History

Queens County Women’s Bar Association Makes History Attorney Lourdes M. Ventura, Installed As First Latina President For the first time in its 84-year history the Queens County Women’s Bar Association (QCWBA) will have a woman of Latina heritage lead the […]

by · June 30, 2015 · Law, Local News, News
NBC To Donald Trump, ‘You’re Fired!’

NBC To Donald Trump, ‘You’re Fired!’

NBC Fires Donald Trump NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments about Mexican immigrants. NBC announced that it is “ending its business relationship” with the Celebrity Apprentice […]

by · June 30, 2015 · News, Television
Puerto Rico $72B Debt Crisis Raises Concerns, Inaction

Puerto Rico $72B Debt Crisis Raises Concerns, Inaction

On Monday, Alejandro García Padilla, Governor of Puerto Rico, told a television audience that the island commonwealth is just days away from a historic economic collapse and is unable to repay its estimated $72 billion in debt. The threat of default […]

by · June 30, 2015 · Business, Community Affairs, News
Rent Guidelines Board Votes Rent Freeze

Rent Guidelines Board Votes Rent Freeze

On Monday night, history was made when the Rent Guidelines Board voted for a rent freeze for the first time in NYC, a decision that will affect 1 million rent-stabilized residents in the city. The board voted against any increase on one-year […]

by · June 30, 2015 · Government, Housing
BREAKING NEWS: Fugitive Prison Escapee Shot and Captured

BREAKING NEWS: Fugitive Prison Escapee Shot and Captured

David Sweat, (l) shot and captured; Richard Matt (r), shot and killed. BREAKING NEWS: The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says David Sweat, the convicted killer who escaped from maximum security prison 23 days ago, has been shot and captured. The […]

by · June 28, 2015 · Breaking News, Crime, News
BREAKING NEWS: 1 NY Prison Escapee Dead, 1 Still On The Run

BREAKING NEWS: 1 NY Prison Escapee Dead, 1 Still On The Run

Earlier this evening, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo gave an update on the search for escaped inmates Richard Matt (pictured below) and David Sweat in Malone, New York. Governor Cuomo briefed the media this evening that at approximately 3:45 p.m. today, […]

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Cuomo, Legislature Reach Agreement on Rent Laws, 421a But Not MMA

In an email to supporters, Governor Andrew Cuomo described his end-of-session agreement with legislative leaders that addresses many of the important issues facing New York. Cuomo referred to his bold vision for New York: “one that promised to expand opportunity, […]

Bronx Officials React To SCOTUS Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage In All 50 States

Bronx Officials React To SCOTUS Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage In All 50 States

It was around 1o o’clock Friday morning when the United States Supreme Court handed down its landmark 5-4 decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 States and territories under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the United […]

by · June 26, 2015 · Government, LGBT Issues, News
Former Bronx Rep. Mario Biaggi

Former Bronx Congressman Mario Biaggi Dies At 97

Mario Biaggi, a highly decorated former New York City police officer and a popular 10-term Democratic congressman from the Bronx died on Wednesday at his home in the Bronx. He was 97. Biaggi’s passing was reported by his longtime spokesman […]

Cuomo will get the power to preside at weddings

In a last, last minute development, Governor Andrew Cuomo has requested the power to marry people. People familiar with his push note that Cuomo has received several requests to solemnize gay weddings since 2011, when he signed a law legalizing […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Government, Law, LGBT Issues, News
Political Round Up: July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

Political Round Up: July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

New York Salutes America Festival and Fireworks On Thursday, June 25, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and State Senator Jeff Klein hosted the borough’s official kickoff to the year’s Independence Day Celebrations, the annual “New York Salutes America” boardwalk […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Local News, News