Articles by: The Bronx Chronicle

Kathleen A. Benjamin was 86 at the time of her death.

In Memoriam: Kathleen Benjamin, a retired Bronx teacher

Former Bronx assemblyman Michael Benjamin announced that his mother Kathleen A. Benjamin, nee Conton, passed peacefully away at 3:35 a.m. at Calvary Hospital on October 28, 2021. She was 86 and a native of Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI. She came […]

by · October 31, 2021 · Obituary
Office of the Bronx County District Attorney, 718-590-2236

Bronx DA: Cases of Interest for the Week of October 11, 2021

Cases of Interest for the Week of October 11, 2021 *Appearances/Proceedings May Be Virtual*   Monday, October 11, 2021 HOLIDAY COLUMBUS DAY All court parts except Arraignments will be closed.    Tuesday, October 12, 2021 ADA Judge Part # Status Defendant […]

by · October 11, 2021 · Bulletin Board
Bronx Distirct Attorney Darcel D. Clark

Court Watch: Six in killing of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in court

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark Cases of Interest for the Week of October 4, 2021 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 ADA A. Borgstedt Judge Bruce Part T16 Status: Appearance Temar Bishop Mr. Bishop is charged with Attempted Murder, Predatory Sexual Assault, Rape, […]

Grandmaster Melle Mel at Sessions Gym in the Bronx.

Get fit with Hip Hop legend Grandmaster Melle Mel

At a time when optimal health is even more key, hip-hop icon Grandmaster Melle Mel is encouraging everyone to be mindful of their overall fitness and he’s bringing that vision to audiences with the show, Grandmaster Fitness, on BronxNet. The […]

TONIGHT: Community Vigil for George Floyd: One Year Later…What’s Next?

TONIGHT: Community Vigil for George Floyd: One Year Later…What’s Next?

Tuesday, May 25th marks the unfortunate 1 year anniversary of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in a horrific act of brutality, a stain within our law enforcement system. His passing is a constant reminder […]

Kathryn Garcia, Democrat for Mayor. (Twitter)

Kathryn Garcia commits to improving bike and street safety

On Sunset Park’s Third Avenue (Brooklyn), a notoriously dangerous stretch for cyclists, New York City Mayoral Candidate Kathryn Garcia committed to fully implementing NYC 25X25, to give the streets back to the people and strengthen bike safety, particularly in low-income […]

by · May 23, 2021 · Election News, Politics
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson

Ex-Rep. Jose Serrano Picks Vanessa Gibson for Bronx Borough President

Former Congressman José E. Serrano announced his endorsement of Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson for Borough President. “Vanessa Gibson is an outstanding leader who has dedicated her career to serving the people of the Bronx. Time and again, she has […]

Whose Birthday Is It? April 14, 2021

Whose Birthday Is It? April 14, 2021

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891) A member of the caste of Dalits—once known as Untouchables—Ambedkar obtained his education abroad. He returned to his native India and worked in law before entering politics. In 1947, he became the law minister of the government of India and was instrumental in framing the Indian constitution. In that capacity, he made great strides in fighting for the rights of Dalits, even criticizing Gandhi’s position on the caste system. How did the two Indian leaders differ in their approaches? More…

by · April 14, 2021 · Bulletin Board
14th Congressional candidate John Cummings addresses the crowd.

AOC Opponent John Cummings nets $5.5 million from donors

Former NYPD officer and high school civics teacher John Cummings announced that he will be filing a 3rd quarter FEC report that shows he raised $5.5 million from 126,000 donors this quarter alone. He has raised $8.8 million throughout the […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Election News, News, Politics
A mock funeral deriding Gov Cuomo’s leadership, featured a hearse and a coffin filled with copies of his new book, written during the height of the pandemic. Credit: Lighthouse Public Affairs


On Sunday, grieving family members, surrounded by supporters, gathered in front of the Cobble Hill Health Center to demand an apology from Governor Cuomo on behalf of loved ones lost due to his March Nursing Home Advisory. The event, a funeral […]

City Hall. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Hartzog, Jiha Get New City Hall Gigs

Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Melanie Hartzog as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Jacques Jiha as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget. Hartzog previously served as Budget Director and Jiha served as the […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Government, News
Whose Birthday Is It? May 25, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? May 25, 2020

Beverly Sills (1929) Sills was an American operatic soprano. She sang on the radio as a child and made her operatic debut in 1946. Her 1966 performance in Julius Caesar made her an opera star, not just for her voice, but also for her acting. After 25 years of singing with the New York City Opera, she became its director, and she also served as chairman of the board of New York’s Lincoln Center and of the Metropolitan Opera. In 2006, she claimed to have stopped singing, even in the shower, for what reason? More…

by · May 25, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: May 25, 2020

Quote of the Day: May 25, 2020

Compromise, n.: Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

by · May 25, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: May 25, 2020

Word of the Day: May 25, 2020

ebullience  Definition: (noun) Zestful enthusiasm. Synonyms: exuberance Usage: Once Sam’s fever broke, his natural ebullience began to return, and he was soon begging to be allowed outside to play. Discuss.

by · May 25, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? May 24, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? May 24, 2020

Joseph Brodsky (1940) Soon after Brodsky began writing poetry in the USSR in the 1950s, he was accused by the government of “social parasitism” and sentenced to hard labor. Exiled in 1972, he settled in New York and began writing in English. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1987 and was poet laureate of the US for a time. His poetry, with its themes of loss and exile, is highly regarded for its intensity, depth, and wit. What was his retort when a Soviet judge once asked him, “Who enrolled you in the ranks of poets?” More…

by · May 24, 2020 · Bulletin Board