Senator Rivera Kicks off Fourth Year of Bronx CAN

Senator Rivera Kicks off Fourth Year of Bronx CAN

FOURTH YEAR OF BRONX CAN WILL HELP PREPARE THOUSANDS OF BRONXITES FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR   State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Bronx CAN Partners to Distribute 2,000 Backpacks and Provide Health Screenings for Children and Parents (Bronx, NY) – State Senator Gustavo […]

by · August 18, 2014 · Bulletin Board, Local Events

BP Diaz, State Dept of Labor & BOEDC to Announce Jobs Initiative

BP DIAZ, STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & BOEDC TO ANNOUNCE JOBS INITIATIVE   On Tuesday, August 19, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera and Marlene Cintron, president of the Bronx Overall […]

by · August 18, 2014 · Bulletin Board
September 11th Memorial Ceremony At Jacobi Medical Center

September 11th Memorial Ceremony At Jacobi Medical Center

We Will Always Remember SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL PROCESSION The Joint Community Advisory Boards of Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital invite you to join us in a solemn procession at the Memorial Garden on the Jacobi Medical Center […]

VACCA TO ANNOUNCE FIRST BRONX PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DOE FUND TO CLEAN UP DISTRICT

VACCA TO ANNOUNCE FIRST BRONX PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DOE FUND TO CLEAN UP DISTRICT

Tomorrow, Councilman Jimmy Vacca and and The Doe Fund’s President George T. McDonald, will hold a press conference at the intersection of Westchester, Crosby, and Buhre avenues to announce the first Bronx partnership with The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able program, […]

by · August 18, 2014 · Local News
New York Works Office to Open At Bronx Overall Econ Dev Corp

New York Works Office to Open At Bronx Overall Econ Dev Corp

Tomorrow, numerous elected officials and community and business leaders will come together to celebrate the opening of New York Works, the State Department of Labor’s Division of Business Services’ satellite office at BOEDC. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Commissioner Rivera have decided […]

by · August 18, 2014 · Local News
Battle of The 78th Debates: BronxTalk vs. Bronx Chronicle

Battle of The 78th Debates: BronxTalk vs. Bronx Chronicle

If you tune in every week, you know we promote what has been the standard for years in Bronx journalism “Sunday morning style” news coverage, run by the Bronx personality Gary Axelbank (pictured at right), who “daylights” as the Director […]

by · August 18, 2014 · Local News
Bronx Street Origins Of The Day: Cruger Avenue

Bronx Street Origins Of The Day: Cruger Avenue

My favorite book in the world is “History In Asphalt“, an encyclopedia of Bronx street names written by the late John McNamara.  (All apologies to Philip Roth, Parkside Houses native Richard Price and Jesus Christ-Luke, John, etc. etc.)  When you look at the […]

by · August 18, 2014 · Features, Local News
Two City Govt Transparency Bills Become Law, Public-Private Partnership Created To Release City Record Data

Two City Govt Transparency Bills Become Law, Public-Private Partnership Created To Release City Record Data

Earlier this month, Intro 363-A and Intro 149-A became law, creating a  public-partnership that will enable New York City to unlock and analyze municipal decision-making information stored in the City Record—going back more than 15 years. The first piece of legislation, Introductory […]

by · August 18, 2014 · Local News
Popular Community Bank Opens “HOPE Inside” Financial Literacy Program at Tremont Branch

Popular Community Bank Opens “HOPE Inside” Financial Literacy Program at Tremont Branch

Popular Community Bank, a subsidiary of Popular, Inc. (BPOP) and a prominent national community bank, together with partner Operation HOPE has created a Bronx site location, the second site in the city, that will concentrate on home ownership and financial literacy programs for the local […]

by · August 18, 2014 · Local News
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State Health Department Using DNA Sequencing to Combat Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

Pinpointing the source of a salmonella outbreak may soon take less time and be more accurate, thanks to next generation DNA sequencing techniques being used at the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center Laboratories. The introduction of small, […]

by · August 18, 2014 · Local News

Bronx Chronicle Photo of the Day: August 18, 2014

Photo by Annie Boller

by · August 18, 2014 · Photos
Bronx Native Missing In Nigeria, Family Seeks Help

Bronx Native Missing In Nigeria, Family Seeks Help

“The search for pilot Bill Fitzpatrick, 59, who most recently lived in Chelan, Washington, is complicated because it’s unclear if he disappeared in either Nigeria or Cameroon, CBS 2 reported. The married father of three was helping to fly missions […]

by · August 17, 2014 · Local News, World News
SUNY Maritime to Build New Seamanship Center

SUNY Maritime to Build New Seamanship Center

A a $1.5 million dollar state grant will enable the creation of a new Seamanship Center at SUNY Maritime, in Throggs Neck.  It will be constructed on existing available area on the basin, specifically on the deepwater college pier. The […]

by · August 17, 2014 · Local News
Bronx Street Origins Of The Day: Barnes Avenue

Bronx Street Origins Of The Day: Barnes Avenue

So, I have to face facts: my favorite book in the world, as in, what I’d want on a desert island is “History In Asphalt“, an encyclopedia of Bronx street names written by the late John McNamara.  (All apologies to Shakespeare, […]

by · August 17, 2014 · Local News
COMPTROLLER SCOTT M. STRINGER AUDIT REVEALS MISMANAGEMENT OF NEW YORK CITY’S TREE PRUNING PROGRAM LEADS TO POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ON CITY STREETS

COMPTROLLER SCOTT M. STRINGER AUDIT REVEALS MISMANAGEMENT OF NEW YORK CITY’S TREE PRUNING PROGRAM LEADS TO POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ON CITY STREETS

Parks’ negligence increases the risk that falling limbs will injure people and damage property The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks) has mismanaged the City’s street tree pruning program responsible for maintaining approximately 650,000 street trees citywide, […]

by · August 17, 2014 · Local News