Articles by: The Bronx Chronicle

Profile America: FM Radio Is Born

Profile America: FM Radio Is Born

FM RADIO DEBUTS   Wednesday, March 30 — FM radio is 75 years old. In March 1941, the first commercial FM station went on the air — W47NV in Nashville, Tennessee. FM — standing for frequency modulation — was first […]

by · March 30, 2016 · Profile America
#Not62 Town Hall Meeting: The Campaign for A Healthy Bronx!

#Not62 Town Hall Meeting: The Campaign for A Healthy Bronx!

Town Hall Meeting #Not62-The Campaign for A Healthy Bronx!   SATURDAY APRIL 2, 11AM:   Bronx Health REACH invites Bronxites to come and be a part of a Town Hall Meeting, #Not62 — The Campaign for a Healthy Bronx! on Saturday, […]

Classic Coca Cola logo

Profile America: Birth of a Classic — Coca-Cola

BIRTH OF A BRAND   Tuesday, March 29 — One of the most successful brand names of all time got its start on this date in 1886. That’s when Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton brewed up the first batch of Coca-Cola — […]

by · March 29, 2016 · Profile America
Profile America: Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

Profile America: Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

MOM AND POP BUSINESSES Monday, March 28 — While openings of a major department store or a branch of a big-box chain are often welcomed by shoppers and communities, they are also the cause of some concern. Small local businesses […]

by · March 28, 2016 · Business, Profile America
Happy Easter 2016

Happy Easter 2016

The Bronx Chronicle would like to wish all of our readers and their families a very Happy Easter!

by · March 27, 2016 · Holidays, Religion
UNIVAC-1 was the first  computer and  was used to process data from the 1950 Census of the U.S. population.

Profile America: Mobile Computing

MOBILE COMPUTER   Sunday, March 27 — A triumph of mobile computing was achieved on this date in 1961. A division of the Sperry Rand Corporation equipped a trailer truck to haul a UNIVAC I computer from New York City down […]

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Profile America: America’s First Shopping Mall

AMERICA’S FIRST SHOPPING MALL Profile America — Everyone who loves convenience in shopping can thank Edward Delk and J.C. Nichols. It was they who conceived, designed, and built the first shopping mall in the U.S. The Country Club Plaza, on the […]

by · March 27, 2016 · Business, Profile America
Op-Ed: Bronx Families Deserve More Choice in Schools

Op-Ed: Bronx Families Deserve More Choice in Schools

Bronx Families Deserve More Choice in Schools By Rossileny Linarez and Shalamar & Kashay Ward   Like a lot of parents in the Bronx, we worry about the quality of the schools in our neighborhoods and we wish we had […]

by · March 27, 2016 · Education News, Op Ed
Tech Sgt. Maribelle Hernandez, USAF

Women’s History Month: An NCO’s perspective

Women’s History Month: An NCO’s perspective by Senior Airman Areca T. Bell and Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs 3/18/2016 – AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — Tech. Sgt. Maribelle Hernandez is a manpower analyst and Bronx, N.Y., native who has served […]

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UPDATE: Oil Spill in the Bronx River Getting Resolved

  UPDATE: Oil Spill in the Bronx River Getting Resolved   After the oil spill in Yonkers, Bronx River Alliance reported that the recent heating oil spill in Bronx River is now being resolved, thanks to all the whole scale […]

by · March 23, 2016 · Environment, Local News, News
Incandescent light bulb

Profile America: Lighting Up the Night In Wabash

LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT   Wednesday, March 23 —  The first town in America to have its streets illuminated by electric lights wasn’t one of the familiar, Eastern metropolises that loom in our history. That distinction instead went to the […]

Profile America: First Sex Discrimination Ban

Profile America: First Sex Discrimination Ban

STATE BAN ON SEX DISCRIMINATION   Tuesday, March 22 — The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on sex as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing. While this act is a famous landmark in the national […]

by · March 22, 2016 · Law, Profile America
City Health Dept Sets Up Zika Call Center For Doctors

City Health Dept Sets Up Zika Call Center For Doctors

HEALTH DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHES ZIKA CALL CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO REQUEST VIRUS TESTING     Call center streamlines testing procedures and assures that appropriate tests are ordered, packaged and tracked     The City’s Health Department today announced a new […]

by · March 22, 2016 · Government, Health, News
Julio Gallo: American Winemaker Legend

Julio Gallo: American Winemaker Legend

AMERICAN WINES — Julio Gallo   Monday, March 21 — Today marks the birthday in 1910 of one of the major figures of the American wine industry — Julio Gallo. When Prohibition ended, he and his brother Ernest started making wine […]

by · March 21, 2016 · Profile America
Movie Box Office Results for Weekend of March 20, 2016

Movie Box Office Results for Weekend of March 20, 2016

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Zootopia’ continues to dominate the box office, in the U.S. around the world.  Notably in China this weekend earning an estimated $38.6 million to bring the animated family favorite’s global total to an incredible $591.7 million. […]

by · March 20, 2016 · Entertainment