Op Ed

Photo credit: Don Pollard/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul

Don’t Undermine Access To Healthcare In The Bronx

By Dr. Jerry Balentine   Underserved communities in the Bronx, where health disparities run rampant, may find themselves on the front lines of a new crisis.   Gov. Kathy Hochul will soon decide whether to sign a well-intended but deeply […]

by · January 2, 2024 · Op Ed, Opinion
Op-Ed: The Bronx Can Be The Next Innovation Hot Spot

Op-Ed: The Bronx Can Be The Next Innovation Hot Spot

The Bronx is the birthplace of hip hop, and now it is time for the Bronx to lead as a pioneer in cryptocurrency. With this technology, everyday people can claim their financial independence and strengthen their communities. It can empower […]

Photo by Lizabeth MENZIES / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rev. Ruben Diaz: Why people of faith opt out of getting vaccinated

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz 18 District, Bronx You should know why so many people of faith, especially Christian Evangelicals, are opting out of getting Covid Vaccines. The causes are several, but the main reason is […]

by · September 21, 2021 · Health, Op Ed, Religion
Cuomo to Hochul Op Ed

Cuomo to Hochul Op Ed

CHANGES IN ALBANY RAISE QUESTIONS FOR ALL NEW YORKERS   With Governor Andrew Cuomo resigning his position due to numerous scandals, the state faces challenging times complicated by a transition in leadership in its Executive Office.  While the political class […]

by · September 3, 2021 · Op Ed
Mentors Don’t Bend Mirrors

Mentors Don’t Bend Mirrors

The power of the mirror is just simply amazing to me. Ancient mirrors were simple a reflection of a face in water, then about 6000 BC it was polished stones of various kinds. The most popular was obsidian which is […]

by · May 3, 2020 · Op Ed
Finding Balance in America

Finding Balance in America

The pandemic caused by the coronavirus has for the time placed the whole world on hold and has taken America out of balance. It is a tipping point for both the world in general and for America. The total size […]

by · April 26, 2020 · Op Ed

Overnight everything changed

By Dennis Conforto Our entire world changed virtually overnight. The pandemic caused by the coronavirus changed every nation, every city, every community, every family, and every single individual on planet earth. In a flash, everything that once felt secure was […]

by · April 17, 2020 · Op Ed, Opinion


WE WERE WARNED By Philip Foglia The first known partisan caucus occurred in opposition to John Jay’s negotiated treaty with Great Britain in 1794. That was the unofficial birth of political parties In America. It has been downhill ever since. […]

by · January 7, 2020 · Op Ed
Predator drone (US Army photo)

Vernuccio’s View: White House Responds to Iran’s Drone Shoot Down

There was a flurry of White House activity following President Trump’s surprise decision to not proceed with a military response to Iran’s downing of an American unmanned drone in international airspace. New sanctions were imposed on Iranian leaders.  According to […]

by · June 29, 2019 · Op Ed, Vernuccio's View
Too many cars and not enough road as traffic grinds to a halt at Webster Avenue and East Bedford Park Boulevard.--Photo by David Greene

Driver’s License Debate Fails On Principle, Policy & PopularityOPINION:

Legislative Column from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) A proposal before the Legislature that would allow illegal immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses is meritless, dangerous and an affront to both state and federal laws designed to facilitate […]

by · May 12, 2019 · Op Ed, Opinion
The Truth About Social Security

The Truth About Social Security

By Anonymous A woman dies at age 65 before collecting one benefit check. She and her employer paid into the system for almost 50 years and she collected NOTHING. Keep in mind all the working people that die every year […]

Sal Conforto, publisher, The Bronx Chronicle

The Green RAW Deal – OP ED

The Raw New Deal       Last November Bronx voters ushered out Congressman Joe Crowley.  He seemed to have forgotten the old adage “that all politics are local”. Instead of working for his constituency, he chose to be a disciple […]

by · April 1, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Op Ed
A firefighter makes his way past the heavy flames that destroyed three homes in Norwood.--Photo by Toby Norwood

Op-Ed: All I Want for Christmas Is the “Fifth Man” Back

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to keep New Yorkers safe. And, well, the best way to do that would be to staff all New York City Fire Engines with five firefighters. Currently, about 90% of all FDNY […]

by · December 24, 2018 · Government, News, Op Ed, Opinion
Op-Ed: The Garifuna Nostalgia Paradox

Op-Ed: The Garifuna Nostalgia Paradox

The Garifuna Nostalgia Paradox By José Francisco Ávila Oprima Para Leer En Español Over the past year, I’ve read and seen a great deal of postings on social media, expressing nostalgia for the era of our “Ancestors” in the heart […]

by · October 31, 2018 · Cultures, Op Ed
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09:  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference on new corruption legislation on April 9, 2013 in New York City.  Cuomo announced the Public Trust Act which would establish a new class of corruption crimes and require officials to report corruption. New York State politicians were arrested in two bribery cases last week.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)


BUFFALO BILLION II: Convicted, Again By Brian M. Kolb Jurors handed down guilty verdicts to four high-profile executives involved with an economic development pet project of Gov. Cuomo’s that came to highlight nearly everything wrong with how New York does […]

by · August 15, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion