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Bronx River Fish Passage Test Yields Successful Results

Bronx River Fish Passage Test Yields Successful Results

On Monday-for the very first time-water was released into NYC’s first so-called “fish ladder” on the Bronx River. Over the past year, improvements to the 182nd Street dam on the Bronx River have been taking place, in preparation for construction of the […]

by · July 19, 2014 · Features, Local News
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Fun Found Yesterday At Bronx Scavenger Hunt

(l-r above) Yesterday’s Bronx Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by  the Bronx Tourism Council and Ruben Diaz Jr.’s office, involved a full day of driving around the Bronx from top to bottom using 200 clues of historical and pop culture references to find borough […]

by · July 13, 2014 · Features, Local News
Army Veteran, Bronx Community Activist and Bronx Chronicle Head Sal Conforto honored at New York State Veteran’s Hall of Fame

Army Veteran, Bronx Community Activist and Bronx Chronicle Head Sal Conforto honored at New York State Veteran’s Hall of Fame

Army veteran, local community activist and our own editor-in-chief here at the Chronicle Sal Conforto was inducted by Senator Jeff Klein into the New York State Veteran’s Hall of Fame. Along with 57 other inductees, Sal is now representing the […]

by · May 21, 2014 · Features
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Bronx Walk Now for Autism Speaks Draws Thousands of Families to Orchard Beach

On a brisk and bright morning, thousands of families and supporters for autism research participated in today’s walk at Orchard Beach for Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, […]

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Former Bronx Natives: Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now? There are over one million residents in our borough of the Bronx and who knows how many people lived here, grew up here and perhaps moved on from here?  But starting today, we will highlight one […]

by · April 4, 2014 · Features
Untold Stories in Black History : Ota Benga

Untold Stories in Black History : Ota Benga

1906 posed photograph of Ota Benga, Author unknown. There are some unread books still on my book shelves, and whenever I have time, I randomly choose one. Non-fiction works are my choice as I rather fill my mind with facts […]

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Bronx Chronicle Snow Day Movie: Style Wars

Home from work or school today? Here’s a thirty year old Bronx favorite, and no, I’m not talking about your’s truly.

by · February 5, 2014 · Domestic News, Features, Uncategorized
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Utah Houses Their Homeless…Hello New York

After Decades of New York Mayors trying to house the homeless all we have to show for it is a dramatic increase in the number of homeless. Whereas the past administration thought that by

by · January 19, 2014 · Features
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Hunts Point Slave Burial Ground

(left to right, Tom Casey, secretary of the East Bronx History Forum, Philip Panaritis,  Project Director of Teaching American History and Justin Czarka, teacher at the Joseph Rodman Drake School in Hunts Point)   Three years ago, when I first […]

by · January 16, 2014 · Features
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A SOCCER STADIUM IN THE BRONX

    Gary Axelbank 2 hours ago ·  Here’s a link to last night’s BronxTalk about the possibility of a soccer stadium in the Bronx. We analyzed all the related issues. This is a must-see.http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/bronxtalk/viewvideo/3627/bronxtalk/bronxtalk–jan-13th-2014 BronxNet – BronxTalk | Jan. 13th, […]

by · January 14, 2014 · Features
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Olga Ayala a vibrant, captivating, and inspiring artist

While I was celebrating Three Kings Day, or ‘Dia de los Reyes’ as it is known in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries, I came across some remarkable artwork on George Torres’ ‘Sofrito for your Soul’ website, as well as […]

by · January 13, 2014 · Features
Ninth Ave El

Ninth Ave El

It wasn’t until recent years that I became obsessed with the Bronx. I was born and raised here, but I knew very little about the borough I called home. Over 10 years ago, before I became interested in Bronx factoids, […]

by · January 12, 2014 · Features
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Let’s work towards something new for the Bronx

 written by: Fernado P. Tirado With a new year underway, let’s work towards something else, something new for the Bronx With the New Year’s celebrations complete, many of us are undergoing the annual ritual of making

by · January 5, 2014 · Features
Zapatista communities go from revolution to tourists attraction

Zapatista communities go from revolution to tourists attraction

  By Lomi Kriel SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (Reuters) – The picturesque colonial town high in the mountains in southern Mexico is filled with relics of the rebel Zapatista movement that rocked the region with violence in 1994 […]

by · January 3, 2014 · Features
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No One To Cover the Fig Tree

John A. Fratta No One To Cover the Fig Tree I am sure for most second generation Italian American children who grew up in the 40’s and 50’s there was a definite distinction between us and them. We were Italians, […]

by · December 30, 2013 · Features