Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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The Rise of Bronx Power (via City and State NY)

When the Assembly speakership opened up for the first time in a generation, a handful of contenders for the office was quickly whittled down to one: Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the Bronx. The official vote in early February was a […]

Last of the Met Council Six Sentenced

Last of the Met Council Six Sentenced

David Cohen Sentenced To One Year In Jail And $650,000 In Restitution For Crimes Committed Against The Publicly Funded Social Services Group State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Monday announced that David Cohen, former executive […]

by · May 17, 2015 · Crime, News
Milan -- Bronx Pet

Bronx Pet of the Day — Milan

Bronxites love their pets and here at The Bronx Chronicle, we like showing them off for you. Today’s Bronx Pet is named Milan. Meet Milan   Name: Milan Owner: Veronica C. Neighborhood: Co-op City, The Bronx Favorite Activity: Milan’s favorite activity […]

by · May 14, 2015 · Bronx Pets
AG Schneiderman Hosts a Bronx Charities Bureau Presentation For Non-Profit Leaders

AG Schneiderman Hosts a Bronx Charities Bureau Presentation For Non-Profit Leaders

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman invites leaders of community-based organizations to a State Charities Bureau Presentation For Non-Profit Leaders on Friday, May 15, 9:00 AM at the Savoy “D” Building, 2nd Floor, 139 East 149th Street, Bronx NY […]

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

Watch BronxTalk Replay of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Interview

On last night’s BronxTalk featuring Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, show host Gary Axelbank asked her about the decriminalization of low-level crimes, the need for 1,000 new cops, the Jerome Avenue Study, Harlem River development, FreshDirect, a variety of housing issues, […]

by · May 12, 2015 · Government, Television
Mayor de Blasio Asks Support for His National Progressive Agenda Combating Inequality

Mayor de Blasio Asks Support for His National Progressive Agenda Combating Inequality

On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio sent an email enlisting his supporters in the progressive community to back his national Progressive Agenda To Combat Inequality. In his email, de Blasio asks supporters to sign onto The Progressive Agenda so as to […]

by · May 12, 2015 · Government, News
BronxTalk Tonight: City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito

BronxTalk Tonight: City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito

COUNCIL SPEAKER ON BRONXTALK – Tonight the Speaker of the City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, will be the guest on BronxTalk. The councilmember from the 8th Council District, which includes part of the south Bronx, will talk with host Gary Axelbank […]

Bronx Week 2015: Small Business Workshop, May 12

Bronx Week 2015: Small Business Workshop, May 12

On Tuesday, May 12, Anheuser Busch will sponsor the Bronx Week Business Workshop on “How Small Minority and Family-Owned Businesses Can Achieve the American Dream.” Andy Unanue, Chairman, Associated Supermarket Group, is the featured speaker. The workshop will be held 8AM-10AM […]

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