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Christmas in the Bronx

Christmas in the Bronx

Santa Claus Is Coming to Bronx County State Senator Rev Ruben Diaz has invited Santa Claus to come to the Bronx with Christmas toys for the children of the South Bronx. This visit of Santa Claus will take place on […]

by · December 14, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History
The beginning of The Holocaust

Kristallnacht 77 Years Later: Can it Happen Again?

Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass, began 77 years ago on November 9, 1938 marked the beginning of the Holocuast. It was the beginning of ethnic cleansing by Germany and eventually by most of Europe. It began a period of […]

by · November 11, 2015 · History, World News
Commemorating El Grito de Jayuya

Commemorating El Grito de Jayuya

Join Rev. Dr. Samuel Cruz as he discusses the groundbreaking new book, War Against All Puerto Ricans with its author Nelson Denis on Friday, October 30. The program begins at 6:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sunset Park located at 411 46th St, […]

by · October 15, 2015 · Cultures, History
Amelia Boynton Robinson: Her Soul’s Marching On

Amelia Boynton Robinson: Her Soul’s Marching On

This past Wednesday Amelia Boynton Robinson passed away at the age of 104 It is with much emotion that I and many others who were part of the fight for civil rights in the 1960s mourn a woman who was […]

by · August 30, 2015 · History, Obituary, Voting Rights
City Island Nautical Museum – Yacht and Ship Building on City Island An Exhibition of the Historic Yachting Center of New York

City Island Nautical Museum – Yacht and Ship Building on City Island An Exhibition of the Historic Yachting Center of New York

Yacht and Ship Building on City Island An Exhibition of the Historic Yachting Center of New York   On view beginning August 22, 2015, through May 1, 2016 from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays   This exhibition […]

by · August 25, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History
Bronx River Ramble Series Presents Downing Brook – August 8th

Bronx River Ramble Series Presents Downing Brook – August 8th

Please join the Bronx River Alliance with their Bronx River Ramble Series along with members of the East Bronx History Forum as we explore the long forgotten Downing Brook as it winds its way through the neighborhoods of Morris Park […]

by · August 3, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History
NYS Congressman Eliot Engel opposes JCPOA

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Older Americans Act Marked By Engel

On Thursday, Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Older Americans Act.  President Lyndon Johnson signed this vital law on July 14, 1965.  The Older Americans Act funds critical services that help keep older adults healthy […]

Gertrude Ederele (Wikipedia)

First Woman Honored With Canyon of Heroes Ticker Tape Parade Buried At Woodlawn

The folks over at Woodlawn Cemetery shared a bit of trivia connecting the Bronx to Friday’s ticker tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes for the World Cup champion United States Women’s soccer team. According to Brian G. Andersson, the cemetery’s […]

CELEBRATE AMERICA!  —  HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

CELEBRATE AMERICA! — HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Happy Fourth of July from The Bronx Chronicle staff, family and advertisers. Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence […]

Mayor Declares July “Disability Pride Month” to Celebrate 25 Years of ADA

Mayor Declares July “Disability Pride Month” to Celebrate 25 Years of ADA

Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared the month of July as Disability Pride month. It is a month for all to look at the abilities and not at the disabilities of those with disabilities. In honor of the 25th anniversary […]

by · July 3, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History
STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: South Carolina’s Confederate Flag

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: South Carolina’s Confederate Flag

“The Confederate flag represents a period of time where the American people were shattered and violently divided over how humans should be treated based on the color of their skin, representing a culture that promotes division and discrimination. “I am […]

by · June 23, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History, News
Sigmund Rolat. Holocaust Survivor and Philanthropist receiving Proclamation from Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor de Blasio Honors Holocaust Survivor at Jewish Heritage Museum

Mayor Bill de Blasio honored Jewish Heritage at the magnificent Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan on June 11th. The museum is a living memorial to the Holocaust that honors those who died by celebrating their lives through cherishing […]

Free Tour SATURDAY, JUNE 6th, 12 NOON Bronx River Alliance

Free Tour SATURDAY, JUNE 6th, 12 NOON Bronx River Alliance

BRONX RIVER RAMBLE COWBOYS AND ALEWIVES SATURDAY, JUNE 6th, 12 NOON At the Bronx River Festival River Park, East 180th Street and Boston Road At this year’s Bronx River Festival “Hello Herring” we’re celebrating the new Fish Passage at the […]

by · June 4, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History
NYS Legislature Honors Albanians for Their Role in Saving Jews During the Holocaust

NYS Legislature Honors Albanians for Their Role in Saving Jews During the Holocaust

This past Tuesday, the New York State Legislature gave special recognition to the role that the people of Albania played in saving the entire Albanian Jewish population and the protection given to Jews from outside of Albania during the Holocaust. […]

by · May 7, 2015 · Domestic News, History
From left to right: Assemblyman Gjonaj, President H.E. Bujar Nishani, Senator Klein,

Gjonaj, Klein honor President H.E. Bujar Nishani for the Albanian role in saving Jews during WWII

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and State Senator Jeff Klein honored President of Albania H.E. Bujar Nishani for the role Albanians played in saving thousands of Jews during the Holocaust and celebrated photographer Norman Gershman whose photographs capture the essence of their […]