Editorials

Financial Focus: Tax Season 2014

Financial Focus: Tax Season 2014

By Anthony C Rivieccio, MBA,PFA Taxpayers and tax professionals looking for certainty in the federal tax laws were generally disappointed in 2014. The year began with expectations high that Congress would finally take up tax reform and simplification. As the […]

How Boehner’s Invite to Netanyahu is Undermining Our President

How Boehner’s Invite to Netanyahu is Undermining Our President

Earlier this month we saw a breach of traditional protocol when House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to lawmakers without notifying the White House. While the Obama administration responded that it found the invitation “interesting”, White […]

by · February 27, 2015 · Editorials, Politics, World News
I Took the Plunge with the Bronx Polar Bears

I Took the Plunge with the Bronx Polar Bears

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than by taking a frigid dip in icy water as loved ones look on in disbelief. Every year the Bronx Polar Bears along with BronxNet, BronxWorks, and the Coney Island Polar Bears take […]

by · February 22, 2015 · Editorials, Local Events, Photos
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WYSK: Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen The Light

Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen the Light! You should know that on February 10, 2015 the Albany Times Union’s Capitol Confidential reporter Matthew Hamilton published an article titled “IDC proposes banning outside incomes for legislators.” In this article, Mr. Hamilton […]

by · February 12, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Editorials, Politics
Retired state legislators, ‘Legislator Emeritus’ vanity plates

Retired state legislators, ‘Legislator Emeritus’ vanity plates

You’d think that in today’s sour political climate that the New York’s retired state legislators would be wary of sporting vanity car license plates. Well, that didn’t deter one from having Haile Rivera, a reader of The Bronx Chronicle tweet […]

by · February 11, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Editorials
The Time to Enact GENDA is Now: End Discrimination

The Time to Enact GENDA is Now: End Discrimination

Recently, I was heartened to read that Pope Francis had reached out to a transgender man, Diego Neria Lejárraga, and his fiancée after being called, “the devil’s daughter” and facing continued discrimination from their own church and community. Pope Francis responded […]

by · February 7, 2015 · Editorials, LGBT Issues
EBOLA Revisited: The Sky Did Not Fall

EBOLA Revisited: The Sky Did Not Fall

As we, in this part of the world, head towards spring with its rebirth of green life, it is great to see the rebirth of near normalcy in those nations most affected by EBOLA. In January less than 100 cases […]

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WHAT ABOUT THE THREE MEN IN A ROOM?

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District (718) 991-3161 WHAT ABOUT THE THREE MEN IN A ROOM? You should know that we human beings have mastered the ability to create our own psychological defense […]

by · February 4, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Editorials
Free Range Kids – Worst Super Bowl Ad? #Nationwide

Free Range Kids – Worst Super Bowl Ad? #Nationwide

Post by Contributor Lenore Skenazy Yo, Nationwide. That ad you just ran on the Super Bowl? What is it proposing? Parents of dead children just weren’t careful enough? Way to twist the knife! One of my favorite comments to this site […]

by · February 2, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Editorials, Family
Coach’s Corner – “Responsible Fatherhood”

Coach’s Corner – “Responsible Fatherhood”

Stevan “Coach”  Lynn, who many of you may know as a Bronx Chronicle friend and oft host of our video series, will now be a regular contributor to The Bronx Chronicle.   “Responsible Fatherhood” A phrase that exudes passionate feelings […]

by · February 2, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Editorials, Family
Estate Planning & Taxes – Financial Focus : Income Tax Planning, Chapter 7

Estate Planning & Taxes – Financial Focus : Income Tax Planning, Chapter 7

E S T A T E  P L A N N I N G Seize opportunities while they’re available Now that estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemptions and rates no longer are scheduled to expire, estate planning may […]

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Why I Personally Support Carl Heastie for Speaker of the NYS Assembly

It is with great enthusiasm that I wholeheartedly support Assemblyman Carl Heastie for Speaker of the New York State Assembly. I support him as a Reform Democrat from the 1960s, a gay man, a person with a disability and as […]

by · January 30, 2015 · Editorials
The Economics of Sheldon Silver

The Economics of Sheldon Silver

Let me first start off by mentioning that I, of course, know the speaker. Being a founder of a local political organization, called “Northwest Bronx Democrats”, allows me, at least, once a year, to sit with , what many call, […]

by · January 30, 2015 · Crime, Editorials, Politics
Sheldon Silver to Resign as Speaker: Potential Candidates On The Horizon

Sheldon Silver to Resign as Speaker: Potential Candidates On The Horizon

The Democratic Caucus in the NYS Assembly has decided that it no longer has confidence in Speaker Sheldon Silver. Speaker Silver will most likely step down today as Speaker, and most likely as a member of the NYS Assembly, according […]

by · January 27, 2015 · Editorials, Local News, Politics
Retirement & Taxes – Financial Focus : Income Tax Planning, Chapter 6

Retirement & Taxes – Financial Focus : Income Tax Planning, Chapter 6

R E T I R E M E N T Making golden decisions about your golden years Planning for your retirement means making a series of financial decisions that will have an impact on your golden years: Should you invest […]

by · January 23, 2015 · Editorials, Personal Finance