Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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 […]

Duke, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Michigan State Make Final Four

Duke (33-4), the region’s No. 1 seed, is going to Indianapolis to play Michigan State in the Final Four. The other national semifinal game Saturday matches undefeated Kentucky and Wisconsin. The national championship game in men’s college basketball will be […]

by · March 30, 2015 · Sports

BREAKING NEWS:Cuomo, Legislature Reach Budget Accord

Fifth straight on-time budget achieved Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced an agreement on the 2015-16 State Budget. The Budget agreement includes landmark education reforms and investment, an ethics package with […]

by · March 29, 2015 · Government, News
The Bronx Chronicle Welcomes John Burnett

The Bronx Chronicle Welcomes John Burnett

In 2013, when John Burnett, a financial services executive, decided to step into citywide politics as the Republican candidate for New York City Comptroller, I was immediately impressed by him and believed he was the best qualified person to run […]

by · March 29, 2015 · Announcements, Editorials

BREAKING NEWS: Human Remains Found at Site of East Village Exolosion

Rescue workers on Sunday recovered a body at the site of a massive New York City building explosion, the New York Post reported. The New York Police Department confirmed the news to ABC and the New York Times. This is a developing story…

by · March 29, 2015 · Uncategorized

Carmen Rosa Will Be Lain To Rest Friday

Carmen Rosa will be buried Friday morning from the Woolworth Chapel in Woodlawn Cemetery at 10am.

What You Should Know: Ted Cruz and Bronx Hopes

Imagine Ted Cruz Coming to the South Bronx by Sen. Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr You should know that on Monday, March 23, 2015, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his candidacy for the 2016 GOP nomination for President of the […]

by · March 26, 2015 · Op Ed, Politics, Religion
SENATE PASSES BILL LEGALIZING MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IN NY, AGAIN

SENATE PASSES BILL LEGALIZING MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IN NY, AGAIN

Measure Receives Senate Approval for the Sixth Consecutive Year to Allow the State to Sanction and Regulate Professional MMA Events The New York State Senate today passed legislation for the sixth consecutive year to legalize and regulate mixed martial arts […]

by · March 25, 2015 · Government, Local News, Sports

MOVE NY: New Tolls or Lower Tolls?

Your choice: New toll – High costs, no transportation investment Move NY – Lower tolls, fixed roads and bridges When MTA tolls and fares increased on Sunday, Move NY volunteers fanned out to all seven MTA bridges to get the group’s […]

by · March 23, 2015 · Government, Transportation
SILVER ALERT: Aung Thein, 92 Years Old

SILVER ALERT: Aung Thein, 92 Years Old

#SilverAlert issued for 92 years old Aung Thein. Mr. Thein Is missing from his home in #Riverdale, the Bronx. Notify the @NYPD50Pct, if you have information. Or call 800-577-TIPS. http://t.co/pNVK6wWhqk

BP Diaz, Sen Klein Remember Carmen Rosa

In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Senator Jeff Klein remembered CB #12 District Manager Carmen Rosa: “I extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to the family of Carmen Rosa and the entire Bronx community at this difficult time. Carmen […]

by · March 23, 2015 · Obituary
UPDATE: Carmen Rosa, Long Serving CB #12 District Manager Dies

UPDATE: Carmen Rosa, Long Serving CB #12 District Manager Dies

Over the weekend, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Olinville and Baychester community leaders learned that beloved and long-time Community Board 12 District Manager Carmen Rosa died. Ms. Rosa died last Friday night. Her cause of death is said to be cancer-related. In a […]

by · March 23, 2015 · Announcements, Obituary
Indian Point and New York’s Energy Future

Indian Point and New York’s Energy Future

Last summer, the State Department of Environmental Conservation held public hearing on its proposal to shut down the Indian Point nuclear power plant (located in Buchanan, NY), for up to three months a year to protect fish in the Hudson […]

by · March 22, 2015 · Editorials

Sheikh Moussa Dremmeh Mourns 7 Kids Lost in Midwood Fire

In response to the tragic house fire in Midwood, Brooklyn that took the lives of seven Orthodox children, Bronx Muslim leader (and Bronx Chronicle contributor) Sheikh Moussa Dremmeh of Parkchester shared his thoughts and prayers. From God we came, to […]

by · March 22, 2015 · Local News, Religion
De Blasio Proposes CompStat for School Crisis, Parent Decries Use of NYPD Method

De Blasio Proposes CompStat for School Crisis, Parent Decries Use of NYPD Method

(New York, NY) At Richmond Hill High School on Thursday, Mayor de Blasio said that his Renewal Schools program would borrow from the NYPD’s crime reporting tool, CompStat, in an effort to turn failing schools around. “We’re going to hold every one of […]

by · March 20, 2015 · Education News