Articles by: The Bronx Chronicle

Letitia James, NYC Public Advocate

Op-Ed: Campaign For In-School Universal Free Lunch

Our Continued Fight for Free Lunch by Letitia James   There is a such thing as a free lunch and we know that thousands of the most vulnerable children in New York City would greatly benefit from it.   The […]

by · March 13, 2016 · Op Ed
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Celebrates Women’s History Month

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Celebrates Women’s History Month

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights joins the nation in acknowledging and commemorating the courage and determination of countless women who sacrificed and fought to participate fully in American democracy.  Women have shaped our society to be more inclusive and […]

by · March 8, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Op Ed, Women
Bronx Irish Heritage Month 2016

Bronx Irish Heritage Month 2016

      BP Ruben Diaz celebrates Irish Heritage Month on March 16 at The Rambling House, noon til 3PM, hosted by Mary Murphy, PIX11 News. RSVP required, 590-3500.    

Profile America: First Local Unemployment Assistance

Profile America: First Local Unemployment Assistance

UNEMPLOYMENT HELP FROM CITY HALL Profile America —  A severe economic panic, striking in 1893, led the city of Seattle to create the nation’s first municipal unemployment assistance office on this date in 1894. State and federal unemployment assistance wasn’t […]

Profile America: Mandatory Vaccinations

Profile America: Mandatory Vaccinations

MANDATORY VACCINATIONS   Profile America —  Seemingly out of nowhere, the issue of mandatory vaccinations has been in the news in recent years. But governmental involvement in vaccination has a long pedigree, tracing back to this date in 1810. That’s […]

by · March 6, 2016 · Health, Profile America

Wrongfully Arrested Bronx Man Beaten by Cops Sues City

Wrongfully Arrested Bronx Man Beaten by Police Sues City   A wrongfully arrested Bronx man, Trojan Hart, who was beaten by police in the back of a Bronx police precinct when he refused to remove his jewelry, is now suing the […]

by · March 4, 2016 · Crime, News
Profile America: Regulating Child Labor

Profile America: Regulating Child Labor

CHILD LABOR Profile America — Children have worked for family enterprises like farms and small shops for countless generations. But child labor in mines and the often-dangerous factories arising from the Industrial Revolution was quickly regarded as a social ill. […]

President-elect Donald J. Trump won a stunning and decisive victory over Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday November 8.

Opinion: Go Trump!

The Art of the Deal!   By Dennis A Conforto I have been thinking lately about Donald Trump and the Art of the Deal. In following his campaign for President, it has become apparent that he really does understand and […]

by · March 2, 2016 · Op Ed, Politics
Rose Alley is a magazine that is dedicated to helping young Asian women achieve confidence, beauty and happiness.

Opinion: End Domestic Violence

Help the world’s 35% of women stand up, #EndDV Look at women around you – your dear family members, friends, coworkers and schoolmates, some of them are struggling to survive physical abuse and cruelty from their partners and loved ones. […]

Profile America: First Chartered Black-Owned Bank

Profile America: First Chartered Black-Owned Bank

FIRST BLACK-OWNED BANK Profile America —  The capital of the vanquished Confederacy was the site of the first chartered black-owned bank in the U.S. Known as the Savings Bank of the Grand Fountain, United Order of True Reformers, it founded […]

by · March 2, 2016 · Profile America
Profile America: Railroad Development

Profile America: Railroad Development

MAKING TRACKS February 28 —  Although February is the calendar’s shortest month, it looms large in America’s history of railroad development. In 1815, the first state charter for a railroad was issued by New Jersey for a never-completed line between Trenton and […]

by · February 28, 2016 · Transportation, Uncategorized
Profile America: Charlotte Ray, America’s First Black Female Law Student

Profile America: Charlotte Ray, America’s First Black Female Law Student

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT Saturday, February 27 —  On this date in 1872, America’s third female law student was graduated. But this third was a first. Charlotte Ray was a freeborn African-American, and the first black woman to graduate law school. With her […]

by · February 27, 2016 · Cultures, Profile America
Profile America: Car Insurance

Profile America: Car Insurance

CAR INSURANCE Car insurance is both required and a major item in the budget of many households. The idea of insuring cars against accidents began this month in 1898 when the Traveler’s Insurance Company issued a policy to Dr.Truman Martin […]

by · February 26, 2016 · Profile America
Profile America: National Engineers Week

Profile America: National Engineers Week

NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK Every time we use a phone, drive a car, watch TV, cross a bridge, or do myriad everyday activities, we are benefitting from the accumulated work of a most important, broad profession — engineering. To celebrate its […]

by · February 25, 2016 · Profile America
SCHOLARSHIPS TO PURSUE STEM CAREERS IN NEW YORK

SCHOLARSHIPS TO PURSUE STEM CAREERS IN NEW YORK

NEW ROUND OF SCHOLARSHIPS TO ENCOURAGE TOP HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PURSUE STEM CAREERS IN NEW YORK Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Incentive Program application is now available for high […]