Articles by: Michael Benjamin

'Amazon Fresh' online groceries services. (Photo credit: Bronx Chronicle)

USDA SNAP Launches Online Purchasing Pilot Program

Participants May Buy Groceries Online in New York For the first time, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will be able to select and pay for their groceries online, during a two-year pilot launched today in New York State. In […]

Breaking News: Rev. Ruben Diaz for Congress

Breaking News: Rev. Ruben Diaz for Congress

Political Buzz   After weeks of hinting that he was considering a run to replace retiring South Bronx Rep. José Serrano, Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. made it official Saturday afternoon at his annual New York Hispanic Clergy Organization gala […]

Bronx Week 2019

Bronx Week 2019

Bronx Week 2019 runs from Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 19 and concludes with The Bronx Walk of Fame induction ceremony on the Grand Concourse, followed by the Parade, Food & Art Festival and Concert on Mosholu Parkway. To […]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NY-14 (The Bronx/Queens)

Siena Poll: Ocasio-Cortez Viewed Favorably by Majority of Voters in NY-14

AOC Favorability in NY 14 (Parts of the Bronx/Queens) The latest polling by Siena Collage Research Institute shows that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a positive 52-33 percent favorability rating among voters of her district nearly three months into her first […]

by · April 10, 2019 · News
Bronx Dems Endorse Williams for Public Advocate

Bronx Dems Endorse Williams for Public Advocate

Bronx Democratic County Organization Endorse Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate By Robert Press In the February special election for Public Advocate, the Bronx Democratic county organization did not endorse a candidate. While many Bronx elected officials endorsed Assemblyman Michael Blake, […]

by · April 7, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Press Clips
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BP Diaz Hosts Annual Greek Heritage Event

On Thursday April 4, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas to host the annual Bronx Greek Heritage Celebration at St. Peter the Apostle Greek Orthodox Church in Kingsbridge. Honorees at […]

Rumble in The Bronx – The Battle for NY 15, Sweet 16  – Enjoy the Madness

Rumble in The Bronx – The Battle for NY 15, Sweet 16 – Enjoy the Madness

The Bronx Chronicle is sponsoring a Rumble In The Bronx Sweet 16 NY-15 Madness pool. Councilman Ritchie Torres is our #1-seed. Voting will be over seven days starting Saturday midnight. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Jonathan Ortiz, JC Polanco, Amanda Septimo, […]

Greek Heritage Month Celebration, April 4

Greek Heritage Month Celebration, April 4

You’re Invited to celebrate

BP DIAZ, COMMUNITY LEADERS RALLY  TO STOP BRONX JAIL PROPOSAL

BP DIAZ, COMMUNITY LEADERS RALLY TO STOP BRONX JAIL PROPOSAL

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., tenants of the Diego Beekman Houses and dozens of Bronx elected officials, advocates and community leaders will host a press conference and rally on the steps of City Hall to oppose the siting […]

Interfaith Prayer for New Zealand Victims

Interfaith Prayer for New Zealand Victims

By Robert Press The street in front of the Masijd Noorul Hoda Mosque on Young Street in the Bronx was filled with people who came to show solidarity with the shooting victims at a New Zealand Mosque last week. This […]

by · March 22, 2019 · News, Race and Culture
Women's Equality Party

Profile America: State Ban on Discrimination

Friday, March 22nd. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on sex as well as race in hiring, promoting and firing. While this act is a famous landmark in the national effort to assure equality of treatment, its […]

by · March 22, 2019 · History, Profile America, Women
Profile America: Single Parent’s Day

Profile America: Single Parent’s Day

Thursday, March 21st. This is Single Parent’s Day — observed on this date every year since 1984 to recognize all those women and men who are raising children without partners. Single-parent families may result not just from out-of-wedlock births, but […]

Profile America: First US Bank Robbery

Profile America: First US Bank Robbery

Wednesday, March 20th. Banks had operated in America for about a half century before someone tried to make an unauthorized withdrawal. On this date in 1831, Edward Smith committed the country’s first bank robbery — hitting the City Bank on […]

Profile America: National Agriculture Week

Profile America: National Agriculture Week

Tuesday, March 19th. Among the blessings of civilization are the broad availabilities of food and clothing, such that we don’t’ have to reflect on how this abundance is created in the first place. To celebrate this great human achievement, today […]

First commercial radio broadcast: Results of the 1920 Presidential Election -- Gov. Warren G. Harding's landslide victory.

Profile America: FM Radio Debuts

Monday, March 18th. FM radio is 78 years old this month. In 1941, the first commercial FM station went on the air — W47NV in Nashville, Tennessee. FM —standing for frequency modulation — was first proposed by Edwin Armstrong in […]

by · March 18, 2019 · History, Profile America