Statement by President Obama on Iraq

On the South Lawn at the White House yesterday at noon, President Barack Obama addressed the press on the situation in Iraq: THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  I wanted to take some time to give you a quick update about […]

by · June 14, 2014 · Domestic News, World News

Botanical Garden Launches Multipart Program To Document and Conserve Plant Diversity in Myanmar

As Myanmar emerges from decades of upheaval and isolation, The Bronx’s New York Botanical Garden has launched an ambitious conservation and training program to document the country’s remarkably rich plant life, build the country’s capacity to carry out plant research, […]

by · June 14, 2014 · World News

NYPD Warns Against “ATM Skimming”

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by · June 14, 2014 · Local News

Mayor de Blasio Announces City Program To Foster Participation Of Minority And Women-Owned Business Enterprises In Affordable Housing Development

Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York State Senator Cathy Young, Assembly Member Keith Wright, and Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been announced passage of legislation that allows HPD to create a pipeline of affordable housing development opportunities dedicated […]

by · June 14, 2014 · Local News

State Comptroller Praises Mayor’s Proposed Budget For Addressing Outstanding Labor Contracts

The recent labor agreement between New York City and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) removes the largest uncertainty that had been facing the city’s budgetary outlook. But the city still faces challenges, including reaching labor agreements with the other […]

by · June 14, 2014 · Local News

Yesterday’s Local Sports Scores

American League Yesterday, 10:05 PM O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California New York Yankees (35-31) Oakland Athletics (40-27) 7 – 0 Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Yankees 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 […]

by · June 14, 2014 · Sports

Bronx Chronicle Photo of the Day: June 14, 2014

Photo by Annie Boller

by · June 14, 2014 · Photos

Congressman Crowley Praises Inclusion of Initiative on Concession Workers in Labor Department’s Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

On Friday, Queens and Bronx Congressman Joe Crowley and Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-California), co-founder and co-chair of the Labor and Working Families Caucus, released the following statement welcoming the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule to raise the minimum wage […]

by · June 13, 2014 · Local News

Bronx Times Editor Laid Off

That’s all she wrote for Bob Kappstatter at the Bronx Times, who was laid off yesterday.  A veteran of the borough’s news establishment, the hard hitting journalist did not mince words and brought a bit of humor to news, dry […]

by · June 13, 2014 · Local News, Uncategorized

Bronx Council Members Fight To Keep Open NYCHA Centers

On the steps of City Hall yesterday, Bronx Council Members Ritchie Torres, James Vacca, and Vanessa Gibson, along with public housing residents and advocates from around the city, called on the City to allocate funds to keep open 57 Community […]

by · June 13, 2014 · Local News

“Frozen” At Westchester Sq. Tomorrow Night

The Westchester Square Business Improvement District (BID) is hosting “Circle the Square Movie Night” from 7 to 10 PM tomorrow at Lane Avenue between East Tremont and Westchester avenues. Games Face painting A screening of the animated movie “Frozen” on […]

by · June 13, 2014 · Bulletin Board, Local News

WCS Congratulates New York State Assembly For Historic Vote to Ban Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn

The Wildlife Conservation Society welcomed the historic vote in the New York State Assembly on Wednesday aimed at banning the purchasing and sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn. The New York State Assembly passed legislation amending the state’s environmental […]

Councilman Torres Speaks Security And Funding On NY1

Councilman Torres Speaks Security And Funding On NY1

In a roundtable talk Wednesday night on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” with Errol Lewis and a number of City Council members, Councilman Ritchie Torres, who chairs the Council’s committee on public housing, steered the conversation to the foundational problem in […]

by · June 13, 2014 · Local News, Uncategorized

Ruby Dee RIP

October 27, 1922 (Cleveland, OH) – June 11, 2014 (New Rochelle, NY)

by · June 13, 2014 · Entertainment

Yonkers Man Sentenced To 37 Months In Prison In White Plains Federal Court For Impersonating An FBI Agent

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that AYMAN RABADI, of Yonkers, New York, was sentenced to 37 months in prison after having pleaded guilty last May to a charge of wire […]

by · June 13, 2014 · Local News