Guidance for Schools Issued on How to Keep Parents Better Informed on the Data They Collect on Students

Guidance for Schools Issued on How to Keep Parents Better Informed on the Data They Collect on Students

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education announced new guidance for schools and districts on how to keep parents and students better informed about what student data is collected and how it is used. In the guidance issued by the Department’s Privacy Technical […]

by · July 27, 2014 · Domestic News

Bronx Chronicle Photo of the Day: July 27, 2014

Castle Hill Park Photo by Nilka Martell

by · July 27, 2014 · Photos
Hillary Clinton Visits Bronx Children’s Museum

Hillary Clinton Visits Bronx Children’s Museum

  “During brief remarks after a series of song and dance performances, Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential contender, told the kids to believe in themselves and ask for help to pursue their dreams. “Dream big. Not only this program, but […]

by · July 26, 2014 · Local News
How Can Central American Countries Stop Kids From Migrating?

How Can Central American Countries Stop Kids From Migrating?

On last night’s Newshour, Hari Sreenivasan talks to Anita Isaacs of Haverford College to better understand the violence, instability and lack of economic opportunity that is driving children in Central America to flee.

by · July 26, 2014 · World News

Vacca Develops Digital Literacy Initiative To Increase Web Access

 As part of the recently approved City Council budget, Council Member James Vacca has secured and allocated over $350,000 towards technology initiatives in his district and throughout the Bronx.  He has also recently put forward a bill to increase WiFi […]

by · July 26, 2014 · Local News
Check Out HutchMetro Center’s New LA Fitness Finally Open

Check Out HutchMetro Center’s New LA Fitness Finally Open

LA Fitness, located in the Hutch Metro Center where the future Marriot long-term stay hotel will soon open, has finally opened its door for business. The place has gotten rave reviews from many locals who have been waiting for months […]

by · July 26, 2014 · Local News
‘Small Business First’ Initiative to Reduce Regulatory Burdens on Bronx Small Businesses

‘Small Business First’ Initiative to Reduce Regulatory Burdens on Bronx Small Businesses

On Friday, the de Blasio Administration announced Small Business First, a new initiative led by the Mayor’s Office of Operations and the Department of Small Business Services (SBS), in coordination with multiple City agencies, to improve the regulatory climate in […]

by · July 26, 2014 · Business, Local News

Buildings & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York Endorses Senator Jeff Klein

The Buildings & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York endorsed state Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) for reelection to the 34th State Senate District on Friday. “During his time in the State Legislature Senator Klein has been a strong advocate […]

by · July 26, 2014 · Local News

The President’s Weekly Address

Weekly Address: Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes In this week’s address, the President continued his call for our nation to rally around an economic patriotism that says rather than protecting wasteful tax loopholes for a few at the top, we should […]

by · July 26, 2014 · Domestic News

NY AG And Rideshare Company Lyft Reach Agreement

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York State Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin M. Lawsky today released the following statement on their agreement with Lyft, a web based rideshare system similar to Uber. In the agreement entered into today, Lyft […]

by · July 26, 2014 · Business, Local News

Bronx Chronicle Photo of the Day: July 26, 2014

Walton Ave, Summer fun in the streets Photo by Nilka Martell

by · July 26, 2014 · Photos
Senator Klein’s upcoming Summer Symphonies and Movies at the Park.

Senator Klein’s upcoming Summer Symphonies and Movies at the Park.

Lax Oversight At NYCHA Denies Eligible Low Income Residents Employment Opportunities

Lax Oversight At NYCHA Denies Eligible Low Income Residents Employment Opportunities

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) failed to ensure that contractors working on its capital projects complied with federal law and NYCHA’s own regulations that mandate hiring of NYCHA residents and low-income New Yorkers.  As a result, public housing […]

by · July 25, 2014 · Local News
Vacca Allocates $245K For School Learning Technology

Vacca Allocates $245K For School Learning Technology

Councilman James Vacca has allocated $245,000 to purchase 30 SMART Table 442i Collaborative Learning Centers for three schools in his district – nine each for PS 108 in Morris Park and PS 175 in City Island and 12 for PS 392, which is part of […]

by · July 25, 2014 · Local News

Governor Cuomo Announces Grant For Woodlawn Cemetary For Superstorm Sandy Restoration Efforts

On Thursday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $5 million in awards to 14 historically significant properties that suffered severe damage from Superstorm Sandy, including $168,000 to the Woodlawn Cemetery for the restoration of three damaged monuments, repairs to approximately 25 memorials […]

by · July 25, 2014 · Local News