Articles by: Michael Benjamin

SENATE PASSES BILL LEGALIZING MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IN NY, AGAIN

SENATE PASSES BILL LEGALIZING MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IN NY, AGAIN

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
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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
SILVER ALERT: Aung Thein, 92 Years Old

SILVER ALERT: Aung Thein, 92 Years Old

#SilverAlert issued for 92 years old Aung Thein. Mr. Thein Is missing from his home in #Riverdale, the Bronx. Notify the @NYPD50Pct, if you have information. Or call 800-577-TIPS. http://t.co/pNVK6wWhqk

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BP Diaz, Sen Klein Remember Carmen Rosa

In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Senator Jeff Klein remembered CB #12 District Manager Carmen Rosa: “I extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to the family of Carmen Rosa and the entire Bronx community at this difficult time. Carmen […]

by · March 23, 2015 · Obituary
UPDATE: Carmen Rosa, Long Serving CB #12 District Manager Dies

UPDATE: Carmen Rosa, Long Serving CB #12 District Manager Dies

Over the weekend, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Olinville and Baychester community leaders learned that beloved and long-time Community Board 12 District Manager Carmen Rosa died. Ms. Rosa died last Friday night. Her cause of death is said to be cancer-related. In a […]

by · March 23, 2015 · Announcements, Obituary
Indian Point and New York’s Energy Future

Indian Point and New York’s Energy Future

Last summer, the State Department of Environmental Conservation held public hearing on its proposal to shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant (located in Buchanan, NY), for up to three months a year to protect fish in the Hudson […]

by · March 22, 2015 · Editorials
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Sheikh Moussa Dremmeh Mourns 7 Kids Lost in Midwood Fire

In response to the tragic house fire in Midwood, Brooklyn that took the lives of seven Orthodox children, Bronx Muslim leader (and Bronx Chronicle contributor) Sheikh Moussa Dremmeh of Parkchester shared his thoughts and prayers. From God we came, to […]

by · March 22, 2015 · Local News, Religion
De Blasio Proposes CompStat for School Crisis, Parent Decries Use of NYPD Method

De Blasio Proposes CompStat for School Crisis, Parent Decries Use of NYPD Method

(New York, NY) At Richmond Hill High School on Thursday, Mayor de Blasio said that his Renewal Schools program would borrow from the NYPD’s crime reporting tool, CompStat, in an effort to turn failing schools around. “We’re going to hold every one of […]

by · March 20, 2015 · Education News
Narco Freedom Execs Indicted On Fraud Charges

Narco Freedom Execs Indicted On Fraud Charges

(New York, NY)  Top executives of a Bronx nonprofit that provides drug and alcohol treatment to tens of thousands of New Yorkers were indicted for an alleged criminal enterprise plundering the charity, defraud Medicaid of more than $27 million and commit insurance fraud, […]

PARENTS CALL ON MAYOR DE BLASIO TO VISIT SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

PARENTS CALL ON MAYOR DE BLASIO TO VISIT SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

Real Answers to City’s Failing Schools Crisis Found in 46 High-Performing, High-Poverty District and Charter Schools–Not $150M “Renewal Schools” Gamble New York, NY – On Tuesday morning, Families for Excellent Schools called for Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña to […]

Parents, Pols Rally for Education Tax Credit

Parents, Pols Rally for Education Tax Credit

  (Bronx, NY) One morning earlier this month after another snowstorm pelted the city, cheering parents and students filled the wooden gymnasium at St. Athanasius School in the Longwood section of the Bronx.  Joined by area politicians and community leaders, […]

by · March 15, 2015 · Education News, Government
CITY COUNCIL HONORS DC 37 FOR EBOLA RESPONSE

CITY COUNCIL HONORS DC 37 FOR EBOLA RESPONSE

  (New York, NY) On March 11, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (center) and other council member presented a proclamation to several District Council 37 leaders in appreciation of their members’ heroic efforts during the recent Ebola health crisis.  Among the […]

Congressman Serrano stands with NYC members of Congress, community activists and advocates to call for action on climate change and launch Takesides.org (03/12/2015)

Serrano, Community Leaders Launch Climate Change Coalition

  (Bronx NY) On Thursday, Congressman Serrano joined other members of Congress, community activists, and advocates to call for action on climate change and launch Takesides.org, a new coalition of Latino, Black, and other working class communities and community organizations. “Environmental […]

Congressman José E. Serrano spoke at the Community Advisory Boards of Lincoln Medical Center, Morrisania Diagnostic and Treatment Center, and Segundo Ruiz Belvis Diagnostic and Treatment Center Eleventh Annual Legislative Summit. (03/13/2015)

Serrano Addresses Bronx Health Legislative Summit

Today, Congressman Serrano spoke at the Community Advisory Boards (CABs) of Lincoln Medical Center, Morrisania Diagnostic and Treatment Center, and Segundo Ruiz Belvis Diagnostic and Treatment Center Eleventh Annual Legislative Summit. The purpose of the summit is to develop a […]

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Women’s History Month Salute: NYS Board of Regents

(Albany, NY) Bronx-Westchester Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins recently saluted the women of the New York State Board of  Regents.

by · March 13, 2015 · Education News, Government