Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Special Election Day is Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Polls are open from 6am to 9pm.

Tuesday, February 13 — Special Election in the Bronx Assembly District 77

Voters in the Bronx will head to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in special elections to fill a vacant state Assembly seat in the West Bronx — which covers Claremont, Concourse, Highbridge, Mount Eden and Morris Heights. […]

by · February 12, 2024 · Bronx Politics, News
Bronx/NYC Weather Advisory

Bronx/NYC Weather Advisory

The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a Travel Advisory for Monday night, February 12, into Tuesday, February 13. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect citywide from 4:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday. The latest National Weather […]

by · February 12, 2024 · News
Heidelberg Offset Letterset

NYS Surplus Goods Online Auction

The Times Union (Albany, NY) reports that the New York State Office of General Services is hosting an online auction of surplus items, vehicles and property.  The items include seven urinals, 31 computer laptop cases, and a 1950s-era Heidelberg offset […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Local Law 97 which set costly new carbon emissions limits on condo and co-op residential buildings.

Presidents Co-op and Condo Council Holds Local Law 97 Town Hall Meeting in Queens

The Presidents Co-op and Condo Council (PCCC) invites residents and stakeholders to attend a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the implications of Local Law 97 on co-op communities. The event will take place on July 26 at 6:30 pm at […]

Juan Carlos Polanco, Esq.

Bronx Attorney to Lead National Legal Education Group

CLEO Announces New CEO for Preeminent Diversity Pipeline Organization Alexandria, VA — The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), a leading national diversity pipeline organization for the legal profession, proudly announces that Juan Carlos Polanco, Esq., MBA has been […]

by · January 18, 2023 · Announcements, Education News
City Hall. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver Deadline Is Soon

An important message from NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection:   Do you work in public service and have federal student loans?   Loan forgiveness may be closer than ever.   The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) waiver is […]

by · October 20, 2022 · News, Personal Finance
Hoyt Transportation Allegedly Exceeded Limits on Vehicle Idling,
Leading to Air Pollution in Communities of Color

Attorney General James Stops School Bus Company from Polluting in The Bronx

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a settlement with Hoyt Transportation, Inc., a Bronx-based school bus company, ending its alleged practice of excessive idling at bus yards. Excessive vehicle idling causes air pollution, endangering the health and wellness of […]

by · October 7, 2022 · Breaking News, Environment, News
Tree Work Hub (NYC Parks)

City Not Liable for Injury by Tree Root | CITYLAND

“Man tripped on a sidewalk that was raised because of growing tree roots. On March 5, 2017, Konstantinos Gallis tripped and fell on a raised part of a sidewalk adjacent to 23-21 33 Road, Queens. Tree roots had raised the […]

by · October 7, 2022 · Courts, Law, News
Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

The holiest day of the Jewish year – Yom Kippur – began at sundown Tuesday night and lasts through sundown tonight. To those who are observing this solemn religious holiday, the Bronx Chronicle wishes you  a meaningful Yom Kippur and […]

by · October 5, 2022 · Holidays, Religion
Mayoral Photography Office

City Opens Relief Center at Orchard Beach

Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson released a statement on the newly opened city relief center for illegal migrants and asylum seekers at Orchard Beach. “During times of great challenge, New York has always stepped up to help support those in […]

by · September 26, 2022 · Breaking News, News
Credit: Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A Looking to Recruit Bronx-Area Owner/Operators

As Chick-fil-A continues to expand into New York, the company is searching for the next group of franchise Owner/Operators – specifically for the Bronx. Chick-fil-A restaurants, which are independently owned and operated, offer the opportunity to build a business, shape a […]

Rosh Hashanah: Happy Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashanah: Happy Jewish New Year

Today (as of sundown Sunday night) and tomorrow are Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, which marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. This period spans from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. […]

by · September 26, 2022 · Bulletin Board, Holidays, Religion
Bronx SAFE Disposal Event, 9/22

Bronx SAFE Disposal Event, 9/22

by · September 20, 2022 · Bulletin Board, Community Events
New York State Attorney General Letitia James

Attorney General James Calls for Action to Support Puerto Rico

New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement calling for increased action to support Puerto Rico in the face of Hurricane Fiona: “I am fully supportive of all efforts to send resources to Puerto Rico during this time […]

by · September 19, 2022 · News
National Voter Registration Day in the Bronx, 9/20

National Voter Registration Day in the Bronx, 9/20

Tuesday, September 20 is National Voter Registration Day and there will be in-person registration events in the Bronx tomorrow. An  estimated 18,000 Bronx residents will turn 18 this year and become eligible to vote. National Voter Registration Day is a […]