Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Farias fundraises off Diaz ‘rat’ comment

Farias fundraises off Diaz ‘rat’ comment

In an email to supporters former 2017 and declared 2021 Council candidate Amanda Farias blasted CM Rev. Rubén Diaz Sr. for his “Unapologetic mafia mentality.” In an email also titled, Unapologetic mafia mentality,” Ms. Farias writes: “After Diaz Sr.’s comments […]

Bronx Week 2019 Walk of Fame Inductees

BP DIAZ ANNOUNCES WALK OF FAME HONOREES AT BRONX WEEK 2019 KICK OFF

BP DIAZ KICKS-OFF BRONX WEEK 2019 Announces the induction of singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, Boxing champion Iran Barkley and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco to the 2019 Bronx Walk of Fame Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was joined by proud Bronxites […]

census document form and ball point ink pen on American flag for 2020

OFFICIAL BRONX 2020 CENSUS KICKOFF, May 1

OFFICIAL BRONX CENSUS 2020 Kickoff event, May 1st at 10:45 am in the Mario Merola Rotunda at the Bronx County building.

Breaking: Michael Blake Announces Run for the Serrano Vacancy

Breaking: Michael Blake Announces Run for the Serrano Vacancy

Michael Blake Will Run for New York’s 15th Congressional District In a late-night email to suppporters, Morrisania assemblyman Michael Blake announced that he is indeed running for Congress in the South Bronx to replace retiring Rep. José Serrano. Blake’s entry […]

by · April 24, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics
US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The AOC: Mystery GOP Money, Depression and a Green Thumb

Big Money Republicans Target AOC The New York Post’s Julia Marsh reports exclusively that deep-pocketed conservative group spent $32,000 on Monday against Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. Marsh reports that the “‘Stop AOC PAC,’ started in March by Virginia lawyer Dan Backer, plans […]

A rendering of the rear of FreshDirect’s new 500,000-square-foot Bronx headquarters along the Harlem River Yards.

FreshDirect — A Followup

Last week at an unrelated event, William Lyons, Vice President of Mitsubishi/Fuso Truck of America told a Bronx Chronicle reporter that noise from the refrigeration units aboard FreshDirect diesel-fueled trucks are a problem but one which should be resolved when […]

by · April 23, 2019 · Business, News
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)

Rev. Diaz, AOC and other political news

Rev. Diaz for Congress Kickoff Last Saturday’s announcement seemed anticlimactic except for the cheers he got from his clergy following. Rev. Diaz’s decision came as no surprise to me as I have tweeted about it weeks ago. Two weeks ago, […]

'Amazon Fresh' online groceries services. (Photo credit: Bronx Chronicle)

USDA SNAP Launches Online Purchasing Pilot Program

Participants May Buy Groceries Online in New York For the first time, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will be able to select and pay for their groceries online, during a two-year pilot launched today in New York State. In […]

Breaking News: Rev. Ruben Diaz for Congress

Breaking News: Rev. Ruben Diaz for Congress

Political Buzz   After weeks of hinting that he was considering a run to replace retiring South Bronx Rep. José Serrano, Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. made it official Saturday afternoon at his annual New York Hispanic Clergy Organization gala […]

Bronx Week 2019

Bronx Week 2019

Bronx Week 2019 runs from Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 19 and concludes with The Bronx Walk of Fame induction ceremony on the Grand Concourse, followed by the Parade, Food & Art Festival and Concert on Mosholu Parkway. To […]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NY-14 (The Bronx/Queens)

Siena Poll: Ocasio-Cortez Viewed Favorably by Majority of Voters in NY-14

AOC Favorability in NY 14 (Parts of the Bronx/Queens) The latest polling by Siena Collage Research Institute shows that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a positive 52-33 percent favorability rating among voters of her district nearly three months into her first […]

by · April 10, 2019 · News
Bronx Dems Endorse Williams for Public Advocate

Bronx Dems Endorse Williams for Public Advocate

Bronx Democratic County Organization Endorse Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate By Robert Press In the February special election for Public Advocate, the Bronx Democratic county organization did not endorse a candidate. While many Bronx elected officials endorsed Assemblyman Michael Blake, […]

by · April 7, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Press Clips
Office of the Bronx Borough President (Flickr)

BP Diaz Hosts Annual Greek Heritage Event

On Thursday April 4, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas to host the annual Bronx Greek Heritage Celebration at St. Peter the Apostle Greek Orthodox Church in Kingsbridge. Honorees at […]

Rumble in The Bronx – The Battle for NY 15, Sweet 16  – Enjoy the Madness

Rumble in The Bronx – The Battle for NY 15, Sweet 16 – Enjoy the Madness

The Bronx Chronicle is sponsoring a Rumble In The Bronx Sweet 16 NY-15 Madness pool. Councilman Ritchie Torres is our #1-seed. Voting will be over seven days starting Saturday midnight. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Jonathan Ortiz, JC Polanco, Amanda Septimo, […]

Greek Heritage Month Celebration, April 4

Greek Heritage Month Celebration, April 4

You’re Invited to celebrate