Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Diaz Team Announces the Fifth Abrazo Garifuna

New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, together with Assemblymembers Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and Michael Blake are hosting the Fifth Abrazo Garifuna in New York celebration that will take place this Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7pm at Maestro’s Caterers located […]

Hudson Guild Offers Free Summer Prep for High School Admissions Test

Free assistance for students studying for the city’s specialized high schools admissions test  (SHSAT) will be available this summer from the Manhattan-based community center, Hudson Guild. The Guild’s test prep camp runs from July 13th to August 7th every weekday […]

NYers Don’t Believe Mets Are Amazin’

Siena College Poll: 59% of New Yorkers Think Yankees More Likely Than Mets to Make the Playoffs; Only 18% Believe in Mets Nearly Half of Men but Only Just over a Quarter of Women say they are Baseball Fans. Look […]

by · April 6, 2015 · Sports
NYPD at the New York Auto Show, April 3 - April 12.

Police Blotter: Best of the NYPD Tweets

  Our new Police Blotter feature: Top NYPD Tweets, March 29 – April 3    

Education Transformation Act of 2015

Education Transformation Act of 2015

Budget Includes Landmark Education Reforms  New York’s education system is set to implement some of its most dramatic and fundamental reforms in years through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Education Transformation Act. “When it comes to education, the budget we approved will […]

by · April 2, 2015 · Education News, Government, News
Metro North Funding in New State Budget

Metro North Funding in New State Budget

The recently enacted State Budget allocates the state’s $5.4 billion in financial settlements to continue growing and strengthening New York’s economy. The budget includes the $1.5 billion Upstate Revitalization Initiative to jumpstart the best regional approaches to economic development, $1.3 […]

by · April 2, 2015 · Government

2015 Bronx Urban Environmental Challenge

2015 Urban Environmental Challenge Calling all runners! Date: 04/12/2015     Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 AM  Location: Race starts at Van Cortlandt Park, opposite the Tortoise & Hare Statue on Broadway. A 10k race of true cross country trails including stream crossings […]

by · April 2, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Local Events

DC37, City Reach Living Wage Agreement

District Council 37 leaders and city officials have agreed to a living wage for thousands of public service workers previously earning $10 per hour or less. Union and city officials recently signed a memorandum of understanding that boosts wages to $11.50 […]

by · March 31, 2015 · Government, Labor

Bronx Chronicle Mourns Passing of Fmr Managing Editor Joseph Oddo

It is with great sadness that The Bronx Chronicle staff announce the passing of our former managing editor, Joseph Oddo. Joseph Oddo was a good friend of our owner and publisher, Sal Conforto. “I am truly saddened by the death […]

BronxTalk: Arlene Alda Talks ‘Just Kids From The Bronx’

Did you see last night’s BronxTalk with Arlene Alda (wife of M*A*S*H star, Alan Alda) author of the highly-acclaimed ‘Just Kids from the Bronx’? Ms. Alda spoke with host Gary Axelbank about writing her book, conducting interviews with some of […]

German Pilot Treated For ‘Suicidal Tendencies’

German officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot’s license. Prosecutors in Duesseldorf, where Lubitz had an apartment, said the psychotherapy occurred over an extended period before he received his pilot’s license, and […]

by · March 31, 2015 · World News

Sen. Diaz: Real Opportunities for Black and Hispanic Students 

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Real Opportunities for Black and Hispanic Students  You should know that charter schools are creating real opportunities for Black and Hispanic students throughout the five boroughs of New York City […]

by · March 30, 2015 · Education News, Government, Op Ed

Bronxtalk Tonight: Arlene Alda, Author, ‘Just Kids from the Bronx’

ACCLAIMED BRONX BOOK ON BRONXTALK TONIGHT – “Just Kids from the Bronx’, the acclaimed new book by Arlene Alda (actor Alan Alda’s wife), will be featured on BronxTalk tonight. Ms. Alda will talk with host Gary Axelbank about the book, […]

by · March 30, 2015 · Bulletin Board

Bodies Identified as Missing Men from East Village Fire

The NY Times and other media outlets confirm that FDNY firefighters pulled two bodies from the scene of an explosion that demolished three buildings in New York City’s East Village and identifyied them as the men reported missing after the […]

by · March 30, 2015 · News
Group Challenging Standardized Testing Comes To Lehman College, Wednesday

Group Challenging Standardized Testing Comes To Lehman College, Wednesday

ChangetheStakes.org, a citywide grassroots organization, is one of the groups helping to promote an important discussion on high stakes testing, the Common Core curriculum and teacher evaluations this Wednesday at Lehman College in the Bronx. Bronx parents, educators, and community […]