Editorials

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
NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Charged with Corruption

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Charged with Corruption

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been arrested and charged with corruption and extortion by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara. At a press conference Bharara detailed the charges which have […]

by · January 23, 2015 · Editorials, Local News, Politics
Bronx Congressmen React to President Obama’s Feisty State of the Union Address

Bronx Congressmen React to President Obama’s Feisty State of the Union Address

In what was his next to last speech as President of The United States, President Barack Hussein Obama gave a rousing speech advocating for equality for all. For the first time ever the protection of transgender Americans was called for […]

by · January 21, 2015 · Editorials, Politics
Congressman Jose Serrano Issues Statement on Easing of Sanctions Against Cuba

Congressman Jose Serrano Issues Statement on Easing of Sanctions Against Cuba

U.S. Congressman José E. Serrano, a longtime advocate of ending the embargo against Cuba, released the following statement today in response to the publication of regulatory amendments that implement the easing in travel, remittances, trade, and banking sanctions on Cuba […]

Among those attending the rally for unity and peace and understanding are John Marano and Silvio Mazella

In the Bronx the Silent Majority Prays for Peace and Sparks Plans for a Future March

As the sun set over Pelham Parkway on January 16th, a unity rally for peace and understanding took place. As the sun continued to disappear in the sky, the Jewish Sabbath began, the Muslim Day of Rest was ending and […]

by · January 18, 2015 · Editorials, Local Events, Religion
Ritchie Torres’s Solution to Bad Landlords & Homelessness : 3 Strikes and You’re Out

Ritchie Torres’s Solution to Bad Landlords & Homelessness : 3 Strikes and You’re Out

Ritchie Torres wants to be known as the councilman who took on homelessness in New York – by providing them an affordable rooftop – in proportion to their income! As Chairman of the City Council Public Housing Committee, Ritchie believes that […]

by · January 16, 2015 · Editorials, News, Politics
Hear Congressman Joe Crowley Speak Out Against Homeland Security Legislation

Hear Congressman Joe Crowley Speak Out Against Homeland Security Legislation

Yesterday, Congressman Joe Crowley (14th District for Queens and The Bronx), voted against House Republicans’ Homeland Security funding legislation that includes radical anti-immigration amendments to block President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration reform, as well as upend the 2012 […]

by · January 15, 2015 · Editorials, Politics
Abuse and Inadequate Care in Nursing Homes Continue

Abuse and Inadequate Care in Nursing Homes Continue

As I opined in an editorial a few months ago, the care in nursing homes is not as it should be. Those seniors who spend their last years in nursing homes are not treated in a manner which is dignified and […]

Congressman Eliot Engel opposes JCPOA

Congressman Eliot Engel: Republicans Playing Games with Our Security

In a strongly worded statement Congressman Eliot Engel, Ranking Member of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs, has denounced the Republican majority in the House of Representatives for trying to keep the Homeland Security Appropriations Act hostage in order to […]

by · January 13, 2015 · Editorials, Politics
Area on Hart Island where infants and childre who died from AIDS are buried without identity or respect

Hart Island: Defaming the Dead

Over 1,000,000 human beings are buried without dignity on Hart Island. Yes, 1,000,000. That includes stillborn infants, children who have died of AIDS, veterans, the indigent, the homeless, and unidentified people who died at hospitals and nursing homes. Also, individuals […]

by · January 12, 2015 · Bronx Landmarks, Editorials