Articles by: Michael Benjamin

National Action Network Rally for Justice for Eric Garner, July 18

National Action Network Rally for Justice for Eric Garner, July 18

To mark the anniversary of the controversial death of Staten Island resident, Eric Garner, at the hands of the police, the National Action Network is holding a rally in front of the United States District Court at Cadman Plaza in […]

Governor Andrew Cuomo, son of Governor Mario Cuomo

“Enough Is Enough” Legislation Set For Cuomo Signature

Governor Cuomo is in New York City to sign his signature “Enough is Enough” Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses. The bill signing takes place at 12 noon at the New York University School of Law.  Last year, […]

Community Disability Day, July 11

Community Disability Day, July 11

Insight for New Housing   Presents a Celebration of The 25th Anniversary of The Americans with Disability Act Community Disability Day (We Belong Together)   Saturday, July 11th 2015 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Crotona Park Crotona Avenue at Crotona Park […]

Silvercup Studios North to open next year in the Bronx

Silvercup Studios North to open next year in the Bronx

Lights, Camera, Action in the Bronx! Silvercup Studios expanding with a new Bronx film and television production facility; $35M project brings hundreds of well-paying jobs To meet the growing needs of New York’s booming film and television production industry, Silvercup […]

NYC ELECTRONIC VOTE SCANNER Machine

Automatic Voter Registration Seen As 2016 Issue

The Huffington Post is reporting that iVote, a voting rights group is making automatic voter registration its centerpiece election reform proposal for 2016. Hillary Clinton has already embraced the idea and in March, Oregon became the first state in the nation to enact […]

‘Fort Drum Loophole’ Closed In Crack Down on Lenders Who Prey on Military Personnel

‘Fort Drum Loophole’ Closed In Crack Down on Lenders Who Prey on Military Personnel

Omni Military Lending Agrees to Stop Making Loans In Excess of New York’s Interest Rate Caps Today, New York State launched a crackdown on high-interest loans made to military personnel by closing the “Fort Drum Loophole.” That loophole – predicated on a […]

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