Articles by: Omesh Persaud

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Obama Reborn: Change You Can Believe In

Post by Columnist Richard Brodsky This is the guy I remember. Calm, not detached. Decisive, not timid. Smart, not brainy. Yes He Can. So where’s he been? It is a fair criticism of his last two years that he seemed […]

by · December 26, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
Merry Christmas To All Of Our Readers And Their Families!

Merry Christmas To All Of Our Readers And Their Families!

The Bronx Chronicle, it’s staff and management would like to wish all of our readers and their families a very Merry Christmas!

by · December 25, 2014 · Announcements, Holidays
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Mayor de Blasio Urges Protests Pause To Mourn Fallen Officers

Mayor Bill de Blasio , in light of the recent killings of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, have urged protesters to pause in their efforts for some time out of respect for the officers’ mourning family & friends. From the […]

by · December 23, 2014 · Local News, Police Affairs, Politics
This Week’s BronxTalk – Bronx Books

This Week’s BronxTalk – Bronx Books

This week’s BronxTalk features some of the latest Bronx centered books to hit store shelves. “Just before the holiday buying season ends, we featured the latest Bronx books, including “Home Front”, “Confessions of a Bronx Bookie”, “Pure Liberal Fire”, “Bronx Boys”, […]

by · December 23, 2014 · Partners, Video
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Two Brooklyn Police Officers Tragically Killed “Execution Style” By Crazed Gunman Before Committing Suicide

A crazed gunman has fatally shot two Brooklyn police officers “execution style” before turning the gun on himself.   It is believed, through social media shares and commentary, that the gunman may have carried out these killings as a revenge attack over […]

by · December 20, 2014 · Crime, Police Affairs
Bronx Veterans’ Nonprofit Devil Dogs USA In Fight To Keep Doors Open

Bronx Veterans’ Nonprofit Devil Dogs USA In Fight To Keep Doors Open

Local veterans’ organization Devil Dogs USA Inc. is looking for help in an effort to keep its doors open. As many of our readers know, Devil Dogs USA Inc. is a Bronx-based non-profit, founded by veteran Gonzalo Duran, that has […]

by · December 19, 2014 · Bronx Personalities, Partners, Veterans
Happy Chanukah from The Bronx Chronicle 2014

Happy Chanukah from The Bronx Chronicle 2014

The Bronx Chronicle would like to wish our Jewish friends & neighbors a happy and festive Chanukah!  

by · December 17, 2014 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
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Arrest Made In Cold Case Murder of Grandmother

The NYPD has made an arrest on Monday in the cold case murder of grandmother Evelyn Shapiro who was found dead by her family on June 26, 2012. The suspect, 31-year-old Pia McQueen, a homeless drug addict, has been charged […]

by · December 16, 2014 · Crime
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Intense Standoff With Australian Police Ends Resulting In Three Dead

The world watched as a Sydney Australia Lindt Chocolatier shop was taken hostage in a 16-hour standoff that erupted in gunfire and left the hostage-taker and two hostages dead. The perpetrator, 49 year old Iranian-born self-proclaimed “Muslim cleric” Man Haron Monis, claimed […]

by · December 15, 2014 · Crime, World News
Catch the Geminid Meteor Shower tonight at Van Cortlandt Park

Catch the Geminid Meteor Shower tonight at Van Cortlandt Park

One and All are invited to join the urban Park Rangers at Van Cortlandt Park at 7:00PM Tonight to see the Geminid Meteor Shower. Meet at the Nature Center entrance at 246th & Broadway One of the most spectacular displays of […]

by · December 13, 2014 · Bulletin Board, Local Events
Babies Of The Bronx – Loren Montalvo

Babies Of The Bronx – Loren Montalvo

Once again we feature an adorable Bronxite to bring some joy to your day! Today, meet Loren! Loren Montalvo, the adorable daughter of  the owners of the new gourmet empanadas restaurant “LA MASA”, is a cheerful and vivacious 5 year old who loves […]

by · December 9, 2014 · Babies of The Bronx
This Week’s BronxTalk – Ferguson Verdict

This Week’s BronxTalk – Ferguson Verdict

This week’s BronxTalk features a discussion that focused on the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. “Two criminologists answered questions from host Gary Axelbank and analyzed tactics, training, grand jury proceedings, and the public reaction, offering insight and suggestions for the […]

by · December 3, 2014 · Crime, Partners, Police Affairs, Video
Babies of The Bronx – Riley Lynn

Babies of The Bronx – Riley Lynn

Once again we feature an adorable Bronxite to bring some joy to your day! Today, meet Riley Lynn Rodriguez!   Riley Lynn Rodriguez, the adorable daughter of “The Lair” comic shop owner Jorge Rodriguez, is a 6 month old bundle of […]

by · December 1, 2014 · Babies of The Bronx
Happy Albanian Independence Day! from Albanian American Open Hand Association

Happy Albanian Independence Day! from Albanian American Open Hand Association

The Albanian American Open Hand Association would like to wish all Albanians  a Happy Independence Day!  

by · November 28, 2014 · Announcements, Cultures, Holidays
Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

The Bronx Chronicle would like to wish all of our readers and their families a Happy Thanksgiving.

by · November 27, 2014 · Announcements