Articles by: Michael Benjamin


Governor Cuomo Uses Veto Pen 184 Times

Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo used his veto pen to strike 184 items from the 2015-16 Enacted Budget. In some cases – such as $53,000 in re-appropriations for Bronx settlement house programs  – funds were fully expended. The vetoes include 30 reappropriations for items that […]

by · April 14, 2015 · Government

Senator Marco Rubio Joins The 2016 Presidential Scrum

The Huffington Post reports that Sen. Marco Rubio announced today via conference call with top donors that he will run for president. The report says Rubio told his top donors that he is running because he feels “uniquely qualified” to pitch […]

by · April 13, 2015 · News, Politics

Bronx Nonprofits Spring Executive Directors Breakfast, April 16

Calling all Bronx nonprofit leaders! The Center for Bronx Nonprofits and guest speaker Linda Manley, Legal Director of the New York Alliance cordially invites you to the Spring Executive Directors Breakfast to discuss, “how do you know if your nonprofit […]

Empire Star, Malik Yoba Tapped For Bronx Walk of Fame

Empire Star, Malik Yoba Tapped For Bronx Walk of Fame

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that veteran actor Malik Yoba would be inducted into the 2015 Bronx Walk of Fame.  “It is a good day in the Bronx to know that Malik Yoba, an actor and activist […]

NYS Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, 87th AD.

Bx Assemblyman Commends Swift Action In S.C. Police Shooting

In a brief email statement this morning, Bronx Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda commended the City of North Charleston, South Carolina and its Mayor, Keith Summey, for bringing murder charges against the officer involved in the shooting death of a fleeing, unarmed black […]

by · April 8, 2015 · Crime, Domestic News

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 […]