Articles by: The Bronx Chronicle

CORRUPTION WATCH: Gov. Cuomo Touts New Ethics Reforms Enacted in State Budget

CORRUPTION WATCH: Gov. Cuomo Touts New Ethics Reforms Enacted in State Budget

Ethics Reform Includes Nation’s Strongest and Most Comprehensive Disclosure Laws for Public Officials with Outside Income Ethics in government and conflicts of interest in the legislature have been among the most persistent issues facing New York State for generations. Governor […]

No new taxes is good tax news

No new taxes is good tax news

No tax news is good news, for now E.J. McMahon One of the best things about New York’s newly adopted state budget for fiscal 2016 is something that’s not in it (yet): a costly new state subsidy of homeowners’ local property taxes. […]

by · April 1, 2015 · Op Ed, Personal Finance
Ms. Nathalia Fernandez. Credit: Miriam Quin

Assemblyman Gjonaj Hosts Women of Distinction Breakfast

Women of Distinction Honored in the 80th Assembly District by Koi Germany   A number of female community leaders were honored this past Saturday at a breakfast ceremony at F&J Pine Restaurant in the Bronxdale section of the Bronx. Hosted […]

Understanding Money: Time for a Brand New Hustle

Understanding Money: Time for a Brand New Hustle

Time for a Brand New Hustle By John Burnett   Today, positive news about the financial health of the American economy abound. Newspaper and digital media headlines regularly report on the stock market reaching all-time highs, a stronger dollar and […]

Fmr CM Madeline Provenzano

Proposal Naming School for Former Councilwoman Stirs Controversy

Inappropriate Remarks The Morris Park Community Association is appalled by the self-serving remarks by Van Nest Alliance Vice President Bernadette Ferrara.  Her claims that Councilman James Vacca spoke for 25 minutes to influence the board’s vote is ludicrous. The Education Committee […]

by · March 26, 2015 · Community Affairs, Op Ed
Williamsbridge Oval Park Nominated to State and Federal Historic Places Registry

Williamsbridge Oval Park Nominated to State and Federal Historic Places Registry

(Albany NY) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of  Williamsbridge Oval Park and 21 other properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic […]

by · March 25, 2015 · Government, Local News, Parks
Parents, Clergy Urge Lawmakers to Take Action of Education Reforms

Parents, Clergy Urge Lawmakers to Take Action of Education Reforms

Albany NY – More than a dozen parents and members of clergy traveled to the New York State Capitol building in Albany on Wednesday afternoon to urge the passage of bold, structural education reforms to fix statewide failing schools. With nearly 800,000 […]

by · March 25, 2015 · Education News, Government
J.C. Polanco, Esq., MBA

BP Diaz To Talk Bronx-Israel Relations

On Thursday, March 26, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host a discussion and question and answer session on his recent visit to Israel.   The event will take place at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, 5626 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY, […]

by · March 25, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government
NYC ELECTRONIC VOTE SCANNER Machine

Polanco Politics: Say No to NonCitizen/Resident Voting

The issue of noncitizen voting has been in the news in recent days and has become an issue in the NY-11 congressional race in Staten Island/Brooklyn. To better educate our readers, The Bronx Chronicle invited attorneys and CUNY professors Juan […]

NYC ELECTRONIC VOTE SCANNER Machine

SOTO: NonCitizen/Resident Voting

The issue of noncitizen voting has been in the news in recent days and has become an issue in the NY-11 congressional race in Staten Island/Brooklyn. To better educate our readers, The Bronx Chronicle invited attorneys and CUNY professors J.C. […]

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FOURTH ANNUAL I LOVE MY PARK DAY

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that online registration is now open for the fourth annual I Love My Park Day, to be held on May 2 at state parks and historic sites across New York. Since its launch in […]

by · March 23, 2015 · Environment, Government, Parks
Free Range Kids: You Know What’s REALLY Dangerous for Kids?

Free Range Kids: You Know What’s REALLY Dangerous for Kids?

“That’s dangerous!”  . Most  of us parents have had that shouted at us at some point — often when we’re letting our kids do something that is, statistically, not very dangerous at all, like letting a 3 year old nap […]

by · March 22, 2015 · Family, Free Range Kids
Manhattan/Bronx Free Tree Giveaways Schedule

Manhattan/Bronx Free Tree Giveaways Schedule

The New York Restoration Project and MillionTreesNYC in partnership with community organizations across the Bronx and Manhattan are giving away trees, March through May. NYC residents can pick up a free tree and learn how to plant and care for them. Time […]

Matters of Faith: RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP

Matters of Faith: RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP

“If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously” (Romans 12:8 NLT). The most interesting thing about leadership is the way we think of our leaders. “Lead, follow, or get out of the way!” I remember hearing these […]

by · March 22, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Lifting MMA Ban Clears A Hurdle…Again

Lifting MMA Ban Clears A Hurdle…Again

The bill to legalize mixed martial arts in New York passed through the State Senate’s finance committee on Wednesday, as expected reported Newsday. According to a source, the vote was 29-8 in favor of lifting the ban on professional MMA […]

by · March 20, 2015 · Government, Sports