Articles by: The Bronx Chronicle

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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
The phrase “OK” — appeared in public for the first time on this date in 1839 in the Boston Morning Post.

Profile America: Coining A Phrase, OK

COINING A PHRASE Sunday, March 20 — One of the most distinctive and near universal American colloquialisms — the affirmation “OK” — appeared in public for the first time this month in 1839. There have been claims that “OK” (‘oh-kay’) […]

by · March 20, 2016 · Profile America
Op-Ed:The UN Ousted Me For Uncovering Corruption

Op-Ed:The UN Ousted Me For Uncovering Corruption

Something is Wrong at the UN: I Was Thrown Out on Feb 19 for Looking Into Corruption and Double Standards by Matthew Russell Lee, Esq. Something is wrong at the United Nations. As a journalist covering the UN for 10 […]

by · March 20, 2016 · Op Ed
Celebrate the Hindu “Festival of Colors” Phagwah with Bronx Arts and Entertainment on March 27

Celebrate the Hindu “Festival of Colors” Phagwah with Bronx Arts and Entertainment on March 27

Lotus Flame Restaurant is working with sponsors to celebrate Phagwah in the Bronx with fun arts and entertainment! Phagwah, also known as Holi “The Festival of Colors” is the Hindu tradition’s energetic and fun way of celebrating the start of […]

Council Member Fernando Cabrera Speaking on Student Voter Registration Day, 3/18

Council Member Fernando Cabrera Speaking on Student Voter Registration Day, 3/18

Council Member Fernando Cabrera to Speak at Marie Curie High School for Student Voter Registration Day   WHO: Council Member Fernando Cabrera, High School Students, Representative from the Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition WHERE: Marie Curie School for Medicine, […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

ST. PATRICK’S DAY   Thursday, March 17 — This is a day when people of all ethnicities are cheerfully encouraged to wear something green. It is St. Patrick’s Day, a rare national holiday observed outside its native land. The day […]

by · March 17, 2016 · Cultures, Holidays
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

DiNapoli: Small Businesses Are Vital To State’s Economy

There are more than 451,000 small businesses in New York State, covering a vast spectrum of firms from neighborhood coffee shops to specialized tech firms. Earlier this month, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report highlighting the enormous contributions these small […]

Letter To The Editor: ‘The Move Behind The Move’ Writer Speaks

Letter To The Editor: ‘The Move Behind The Move’ Writer Speaks

Dear Editor: This is Brian Madden, Efrain [Gonzalez]’s bunkmate and author of “The Move Behind The Move.” I am very happy that Efrain is out and my book is getting some notoriety. I saw Former Senator Efrain Gonzalez Jr. Is […]

by · March 16, 2016 · Letter to the Editor
National Taxpayer Advocate Bronx Forum, March 18

National Taxpayer Advocate Bronx Forum, March 18

The National Taxpayer Advocate is holding a public forum in the Bronx this Friday, March 18th at Hostos Community College to discuss changes in the IRS which will impact taxpayer needs and services.   National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson will conduct the […]

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

NY A.G. PENS OP-ED ON THE $15 MINIMUM WAGE

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman wrote an op-ed in the New York Daily News on the minimum wage. Highlights from the op-ed are below: ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM: We can address this problem in one of two ways. The […]

by · March 14, 2016 · Government, Jobs, News
The Bronx’s Desi Rodriguez Helped Seton Hall Upset Villanova, Capture Big East Crown

The Bronx’s Desi Rodriguez Helped Seton Hall Upset Villanova, Capture Big East Crown

Local Player from The Bronx Helps Seton Hall to Upset Villanova and Capture Big East Title By Howard Goldin Villanova (29-5), the top seed in the Big East Tournament, was defeated by third seed and the nationally unranked Seton Hall […]

by · March 14, 2016 · Sports