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Abrazo Boricua in New York 

Abrazo Boricua in New York  Mayors, Dignitaries and community leaders will travel from Puerto Rico to join more than 500 people who will be attending the Abrazo Boricua in New York. The Abrazo Boricua in New York, a free event […]

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj Receives Albania’s Highest Medal of Honor

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj Receives Albania’s Highest Medal of Honor

After honoring the role Albanians played in saving Jewish people during the Holocaust, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj was presented with Albania’s Honor of Nation Order Metal (otherwise known as, Urdhri Nderi i Kombit) by President H.E Bujar Nishani. Albania’s Honor of […]

by · May 8, 2015 · Cultures, Local News
From left to right: Assemblyman Gjonaj, President H.E. Bujar Nishani, Senator Klein,

Gjonaj, Klein honor President H.E. Bujar Nishani for the Albanian role in saving Jews during WWII

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and State Senator Jeff Klein honored President of Albania H.E. Bujar Nishani for the role Albanians played in saving thousands of Jews during the Holocaust and celebrated photographer Norman Gershman whose photographs capture the essence of their […]

THE BRONX CHRONICLE CELEBRATES ‘CINCO DE MAYO’

THE BRONX CHRONICLE CELEBRATES ‘CINCO DE MAYO’

The Bronx Chronicle Joins All New Yorkers in Celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Viva Mexico! Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated in the United States, New York and the Bronx.   Cinco de Mayo marks the Mexican army’s victory in the Battle of […]

HS of World Cultures/Charity Champions

HS of World Cultures/Charity Champions

Students at High School of World Cultures Participate in Optimum Community ‘Charity Champions’Program   Students at the High School of World Cultures were recently recognized for participating in Charity Champions, a program from Optimum Community that promotes volunteerism and encourages […]

Banana Kelly Student Wins Nat Geo Mundo Explorer Contest/Summer Scholarship to Australia

Banana Kelly Student Wins Nat Geo Mundo Explorer Contest/Summer Scholarship to Australia

  Eleventh-grader receives full scholarship for summer travel experience with the 2015 National Geographic Student Expedition; recognized by Assemblyman Marcos Crespo Optimum Community is pleased to announce that Banana Kelly High School student Emmanuel Ankomah is the Bronx high school […]

by · May 4, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Cultures
B.P. Diaz Celebrates Israeli Independence Day

B.P. Diaz Celebrates Israeli Independence Day

On Thursday, April 23, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale hosted their annual Israeli Independence Day celebration. At the event Borough President Diaz presented Rabbi Avi Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale with […]

Tabrez Alam and his father, Md. Makidul Alam.

Parkchester Resident Earns Valedictorian Honors at Bronx Science, Now Headed to MIT

Bronx Science valedictorian will attend MIT in the Fall   Tabrez Alam, a resident of Parkchester and a Bangladeshi-American,  recently received word that he would be graduating as valedictorian at the fabled Bronx High School of Science with a GPA of […]

Bronxites Gather for Fifth Annual Abrazo Garifuna

Bronxites Gather for Fifth Annual Abrazo Garifuna

This past Thursday, in honor of Garifuna-American Heritage Month, Bronxites gathered for the fifth annual Abrazo Garifuna celebration at Maestro’s Caterers, hosted by the Honorable New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, together with Assembly Members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and Michael […]

Culturally Competent Care in Community Health

Culturally Competent Care in Community Health

A Bronx resident, student and single mother, Angelita Cordova-Hayes, recently spent a week providing medical assistance and health education to the Fonfrede community in Haiti. Her trip, which took place from February 17 through February 24, was part of Monroe […]

BP DIAZ TO DISCUSS RECENT TRIP TO ISRAEL

BP DIAZ TO DISCUSS RECENT TRIP TO ISRAEL

On Thursday, March 26, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host a discussion and question and answer session on his recent visit to Israel.   The event will take place at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, 5626 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY, […]

The Bronx Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day in Throggs Neck

The Bronx Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day in Throggs Neck

Despite the chilly winds, thousands of spectators lined up for the 17th Annual Bronx St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The celebration was hosted by The Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Committee, chaired by James McQuade, and the Throggs Neck Benevolent Association. […]

BP DIAZ CELEBRATES IRISH HERITAGE & CULTURE IN WOODLAWN

BP DIAZ CELEBRATES IRISH HERITAGE & CULTURE IN WOODLAWN

On Thursday, March 12, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Irish Heritage & Culture Celebration at the Rambling House in Woodlawn. This year’s honorees included Patricia Lynch, Government/Media Strategist; Joseph McDermott, Executive Director of the Consortium for […]

by · March 16, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Cultures, Holidays
Celebrating Holi in the Bronx with Vishnu Mandir Temple

Celebrating Holi in the Bronx with Vishnu Mandir Temple

While many people enjoyed Sunday’s warmer temperatures, the members of Vishnu Mandir Temple frolicked outside in colorful clouds to celebrate Holi. Holi (also known as Phagwah) is a Hindu festival celebrated during Spring and is known as the festival of […]

Irish Heritage Month Celebration

Irish Heritage Month Celebration

by · March 8, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Cultures, Holidays