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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 […]

East Bronx History Forum – April 15th 2015 7:30 pm meeting – North Brother Island

East Bronx History Forum – April 15th 2015 7:30 pm meeting – North Brother Island

The East Bronx History Forum wants to make a public service announcement to file your Income Tax returns early, and then come out to the Huntington Free Library on April 15th 2015 at 7:30pm for our 100th meeting. Do you […]

by · April 13, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History
Infused by Bronx History – Have you submitted your photo yet?

Infused by Bronx History – Have you submitted your photo yet?

Time to get those camera’s out and submit an image of your favorite historical picture from Pelham Bay Park. See you Sat. April 11th 1pm  Huntington Free Library  and April 15th 7:30pm HFL  meetings Congratulations to our PHOTO CONTEST “Wildlife” […]

by · April 11, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History, Photos
East Bronx History Forum, April 11

East Bronx History Forum, April 11

Photo: Book Cover – Bronx Faces & Voices: Sixteen Stories of Courage and Community The Huntington Free Library and The East Bronx History Forum are pleased to announce there will be a special free Saturday presentation of “Bronx Faces & Voices […]

by · April 8, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History
EBHF Bronx Woman, Weds 7:30pm March 18th & Toby Liederman Sat Mar. 21th 1:00pm- Museum of Bronx History

EBHF Bronx Woman, Weds 7:30pm March 18th & Toby Liederman Sat Mar. 21th 1:00pm- Museum of Bronx History

March is Woman in Bronx History Month! Please participate  on Weds Night, March 18th at the Huntington Free Library, with a small presentation of your own selection.  ( see attached Press Release) Please email me with your selection !! Please […]

by · March 13, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History
SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS BRONX BLACK HISTORY MONTH BREAKFAST

SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS BRONX BLACK HISTORY MONTH BREAKFAST

Local Elected officials, African-American Community Leaders and Hundreds of Bronxites Come Together to Celebrate Black History Month   BRONX, NY – Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined State Senator James Sanders, Jr.  (D-Queens), local elected […]

Black History Month: Slave Trade & The Middle Passage

Black History Month: Slave Trade & The Middle Passage

Portuguese traders built sub-Saharan Africa’s first permanent slave trading post at Elmina in 1492. It passed into Dutch and English hands and by the 18th century they shipped tens of thousands of Africans a year through ‘the door of no […]

by · February 25, 2015 · History