Post Tagged with: "New York"

Profile America: First U.S. Bank Robbery

Profile America: First U.S. Bank Robbery

Sunday, March 19 —  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 first bank robbery in the U.S. — hitting the City […]

by · March 19, 2017 · Profile America
The first transcontinental phone call occurred on January 25, 1915.

Profile America: First Transcontinental Phone Call

Wednesday, January 25 — On this date in 1915, east and west were linked by voice in the first transcontinental phone call. This event was a conference call involving Alexander Graham Bell in New York, his assistant Thomas Watson in San […]

by · January 25, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
Ellis Island Opened 125 Years Ago

Ellis Island Opened 125 Years Ago

The place where many of our ancestors first stepped ashore when they came to America seeking a new life opened on January 1 125 years ago — Ellis Island in New York Harbor. The very first immigrant processed in 1892 at […]

by · January 3, 2017 · History, News
Profile America: Candied Cough Drops

Profile America: Candied Cough Drops

Wednesday, December 28 — The holiday season is mostly a time of cheer. But it’s also a time for that frequent winter misery — the common cold and the cough that often goes along with it. Seeking treatment for that symptom, […]

by · December 28, 2016 · Profile America
A mis-set relay in an Ontario power station began a cascade of power grid overloads across 80,000 square miles of the U.S. and Canada. (Life Magazine)

Profile America: Where Were You During The Blackout?

Wednesday, November 9 — At 5:16 pm Eastern time on this date 51 years ago, about 30 minutes after sundown, a fast-moving ripple of deeper darkness spread over much of the northeastern United States and a part of Canada. A mis-set […]

by · November 9, 2016 · Profile America
Profile America: Hispanic Heritage Month 

Profile America: Hispanic Heritage Month 

Today marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month – a time to recognize the contributions and cultures of the nation’s fastest-growing population group.

by · September 15, 2016 · Profile America
Office of the New York State Attorney General

State Attorney General To Protect Asian American and Student Voters In Deerpark, NY Elections

Agreement Resolves Attorney General’s Inquiry Into Allegations of Voter Discrimination and Intimidation Faced by Asian-American Voters in Deerpark, New York  NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced this week an agreement with the Orange County Board of Elections […]

by · October 31, 2015 · Elections, Voting Rights
Trafficked Guns Are Like ‘Cockroaches’ | The Trace

Trafficked Guns Are Like ‘Cockroaches’ | The Trace

Spot treatments don’t work if the larger problem is left unchecked by Mike Spies — The Trace Imagine the United States is an apartment building with a cockroach problem. Some residents, unsettled by the creatures, hire exterminators to end the […]

by · September 1, 2015 · Crime, News

Happy New Year!!!

The Bronx Chronicle wishes to express to all our readers and friends the Happiest of New Year’s. And may this year be a blessed, healthy and prosperous one! The Publisher and Staff of the Bronx Chronicle 

by · December 31, 2013 · Bulletin Board
State Senator Jeff Klein unveils bold new IDC Agenda “Affordable NY”

State Senator Jeff Klein unveils bold new IDC Agenda “Affordable NY”

At the Metro Center today, State Senator Jeff Klein unveiled an auspicious new Independent Democratic Conference Agenda entitled “Affordable NY” to an audience of over 200 attendees.    This new agenda focused on many key points looking to improve the […]

by · December 13, 2013 · Domestic News, Local News, News, Photos