Articles by: Michael Benjamin


Bronx Chronicle Mourns Passing of Fmr Managing Editor Joseph Oddo

It is with great sadness that The Bronx Chronicle staff announce the passing of our former managing editor, Joseph Oddo. Joseph Oddo was a good friend of our owner and publisher, Sal Conforto. “I am truly saddened by the death […]


BronxTalk: Arlene Alda Talks ‘Just Kids From The Bronx’

Did you see last night’s BronxTalk with Arlene Alda (wife of M*A*S*H star, Alan Alda) author of the highly-acclaimed ‘Just Kids from the Bronx’? Ms. Alda spoke with host Gary Axelbank about writing her book, conducting interviews with some of […]


German Pilot Treated For ‘Suicidal Tendencies’

German officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot’s license. Prosecutors in Duesseldorf, where Lubitz had an apartment, said the psychotherapy occurred over an extended period before he received his pilot’s license, and […]

by · March 31, 2015 · World News

Sen. Diaz: Real Opportunities for Black and Hispanic Students 

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Real Opportunities for Black and Hispanic Students  You should know that charter schools are creating real opportunities for Black and Hispanic students throughout the five boroughs of New York City […]

by · March 30, 2015 · Education News, Government, Op Ed

Bronxtalk Tonight: Arlene Alda, Author, ‘Just Kids from the Bronx’

ACCLAIMED BRONX BOOK ON BRONXTALK TONIGHT – “Just Kids from the Bronx’, the acclaimed new book by Arlene Alda (actor Alan Alda’s wife), will be featured on BronxTalk tonight. Ms. Alda will talk with host Gary Axelbank about the book, […]

by · March 30, 2015 · Bulletin Board

Bodies Identified as Missing Men from East Village Fire

The NY Times and other media outlets confirm that FDNY firefighters pulled two bodies from the scene of an explosion that demolished three buildings in New York City’s East Village and identifyied them as the men reported missing after the […]

by · March 30, 2015 · News
Group Challenging Standardized Testing Comes To Lehman College, Wednesday

Group Challenging Standardized Testing Comes To Lehman College, Wednesday, a citywide grassroots organization, is one of the groups helping to promote an important discussion on high stakes testing, the Common Core curriculum and teacher evaluations this Wednesday at Lehman College in the Bronx. Bronx parents, educators, and community […]


Duke, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Michigan State Make Final Four

Duke (33-4), the region’s No. 1 seed, is going to Indianapolis to play Michigan State in the Final Four. The other national semifinal game Saturday matches undefeated Kentucky and Wisconsin. The national championship game in men’s college basketball will be […]

by · March 30, 2015 · Sports

BREAKING NEWS:Cuomo, Legislature Reach Budget Accord

Fifth straight on-time budget achieved Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced an agreement on the 2015-16 State Budget. The Budget agreement includes landmark education reforms and investment, an ethics package with […]

by · March 29, 2015 · Government, News
The Bronx Chronicle Welcomes John Burnett

The Bronx Chronicle Welcomes John Burnett

In 2013, when John Burnett, a financial services executive, decided to step into citywide politics as the Republican candidate for New York City Comptroller, I was immediately impressed by him and believed he was the best qualified person to run […]

by · March 29, 2015 · Announcements, Editorials

BREAKING NEWS: Human Remains Found at Site of East Village Exolosion

Rescue workers on Sunday recovered a body at the site of a massive New York City building explosion, the New York Post reported. The New York Police Department confirmed the news to ABC and the New York Times. This is a developing story…

by · March 29, 2015 · Uncategorized

Carmen Rosa Will Be Lain To Rest Friday

Carmen Rosa will be buried Friday morning from the Woolworth Chapel in Woodlawn Cemetery at 10am.


What You Should Know: Ted Cruz and Bronx Hopes

Imagine Ted Cruz Coming to the South Bronx by Sen. Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr You should know that on Monday, March 23, 2015, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his candidacy for the 2016 GOP nomination for President of the […]

by · March 26, 2015 · Op Ed, Politics, Religion


Measure Receives Senate Approval for the Sixth Consecutive Year to Allow the State to Sanction and Regulate Professional MMA Events The New York State Senate today passed legislation for the sixth consecutive year to legalize and regulate mixed martial arts […]

by · March 25, 2015 · Government, Local News, Sports

MOVE NY: New Tolls or Lower Tolls?

Your choice: New toll – High costs, no transportation investment Move NY – Lower tolls, fixed roads and bridges When MTA tolls and fares increased on Sunday, Move NY volunteers fanned out to all seven MTA bridges to get the group’s […]

by · March 23, 2015 · Government, Transportation