Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Fannie Lou Hamer HS Earns Gold “School of Opportunity” Award

Fannie Lou Hamer HS Earns Gold “School of Opportunity” Award

National Program Recognizing Outstanding and Equitable High Schools NEPC’s “Schools of Opportunity” Spotlights 17 Schools in New York and Colorado The National Education Policy Center (NEPC) at the University of Colorado announced today that 17 high schools in New York […]

by · May 10, 2015 · Education News

DiNapoli Announces $500 College Savings Sweepstakes

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced this week, a $500 sweepstakes to help a lucky New Yorker plan ahead for college. Winnings from the sweepstakes will be put in a new or existing 529 College Savings Program Direct […]

Bronx Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit Filed in Co-Op City Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Bronx Legionnaires’ Disease Lawsuit Filed in Co-Op City Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

  A man critically injured in the Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in the Bronx last year has filed suit, charging his injuries were a direct result of carelessness and negligence on the part of the companies responsible for keeping the property […]

De Blasio Budget Nixes Viverito Bail Fund

From Capital’s Gloria Pazmino: Mayor de Blasio did not provide money to create the city’s first bail fund or to hire 1,000 additional police officers, as requested by the Council. Both proposals are key parts of Mark-Viverito’s approach to criminal […]

by · May 8, 2015 · Government, Local News
Preet Bharara’s Malocchio

Preet Bharara’s Malocchio

Preet’s Malocchio to the Three Men In A Room Preet Bharara’s war against Albany corruption continues with the arrest of Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam. The oft-maligned “three men in a room” is beginning to look […]

Standing up to violence in the Bronx, Panel Discussion, May 14

Standing up to violence in the Bronx, Panel Discussion, May 14

STANDING UP TO VIOLENCE IN THE BRONX THIS SUMMER   The Monroe College School of Criminal Justice and Jacobi Medical Center’s Stand up to Violence (SUV) program are joining forces to produce a panel discussion designed to cool the heat […]

Soundview Shred Day, May 23

Soundview Shred Day, May 23

Upcoming Shred Day at Soundview! Saturday, May 23, 11 AM to 3 PM. 1553 Soundview Avenue, Bronx NY Shred your sensitive documents: medical records, credit card bills, old credit cards, social security information, etc. Sponsored by City Controller Scott M. […]

by · May 5, 2015 · Bulletin Board
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Political Round Up: Skelos, Gjonaj, Obama

NYS Senate Majority Leader, Son Arrested On Monday, State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, 67, and his son, Adam, 32, were arrested on charges that they extorted those with business before New York State to make payments to Adam Skelos, […]

City Report: The Bronx Has Highest Rate of Home Loan Denials

The South Bronx real estate market may be heating up, but the residents have a tougher time getting home loans than residents of any other borough, according to a new city report. Approximately 30 percent of all home loan applications […]

Political Round Up  — Cuomo, Klein, Serrano, Diaz

Political Round Up — Cuomo, Klein, Serrano, Diaz

Governor Cuomo is in New York City today after attending the Kings County Democrats shindig last night. * * *  Governor Andrew Cuomo endorsed Councilman Vinnie Gentile’s campaign for Congress NY-11 (Bklyn/SI) on Thursday, a week after suggesting he would stay […]

by · May 1, 2015 · Government, Politics
BP Diaz Nail and Beauty Salon Grading System Gets Council Hearing

BP Diaz Nail and Beauty Salon Grading System Gets Council Hearing

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. testifies in support of his legislation creating a letter grading system for nail and beauty salons, as well as other cosmetology businesses.     Yesterday, the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO) said that the […]

Bronx Pet of the Day: Scooby

Bronx Pet of the Day: Scooby

Serendipity smiles upon us Now that Hillary Clinton has jumpstarted her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination with cross-country listening tour aboard her “Scooby” van to Iowa and other early primary states, The Bronx Chronicle relaunches our popular Bronx Pets […]

by · May 1, 2015 · Bronx Pets
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Bronx Homeless Shelter Director Stalked, Killed By Former Client

The Wall Street Journal writes that New York City officials were on security alert at city shelters as details emerged about how a man with a long arrest record allegedly stalked and gunned down the director of a Bronx shelter. […]

by · April 30, 2015 · Crime, Local News
Bronx Political Round-Up — Bronx Pols Land on Power 100 List

Bronx Political Round-Up — Bronx Pols Land on Power 100 List

Governor’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic Blueprint Improves HIV Testing, Prevents the Spread of Disease, and Provides Better Treatment On Wednesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo received the final “Blueprint to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in New York State 2020.” The Blueprint supports the […]

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Bud Light Misses The YOLO Mark

Bud Light apologizes for slogan that went too far Oops! It looks like Anheuser-Busch, the makers of Budweiser beers, and it’s advertising team missed the mark in an effort to be hip and edgy and inadvertently found itself on the […]

by · April 29, 2015 · News