Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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 […]

FDNY Medal Day, June 2018.  Credit: Mayoral Photography Office.

Rally for Equity, Opportunity and Improved Workplace Culture in the FDNY

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson and New York City Council Member Kevin C. Riley are joining New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, and the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus of the New York City Council on the City Hall […]

by · September 16, 2022 · FDNY, Government, News, Public Safety
Feds Award $110 Million Grant for Hunts Point Produce Market

Feds Award $110 Million Grant for Hunts Point Produce Market

USDOT Grant Will Help Fund Significant Redevelopment of Produce Market, Protect Jobs, and Improve Community’s Air Quality Mayor Eric Adams today announced that the Hunts Point Produce Market has been selected for a $110 million federal grant to upgrade and […]

Gregory Russ, Chair of the New York City Housing Authority. Credit: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

NYCHA CEO To Step Down

Chair and CEO Roles Will Be Split, With National Search Underway for Permanent CEO Current NYCHA General Counsel Lisa Bova-Hiatt Will Serve as Interim CEO Mayor Eric Adams today announced a new leadership structure at the New York City Housing […]

by · September 15, 2022 · Breaking News, Housing, News
African Heritage Celebration and Festival, 9/17

African Heritage Celebration and Festival, 9/17

Join The NYC Commission on Human Rights and Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson to celebrate African Communities and their heritage. The event will bring people from all backgrounds together to showcase their cultures and heritage through a parade, resource fair, […]

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program  Here’s what you need to know about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) Waiver: it’s available to anyone who works in the government or nonprofit sectors. If you have worked for 10 years, you […]

by · September 13, 2022 · Announcements, News, Personal Finance