Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Profile America: State Ban on Discrimination

Profile America: State Ban on Discrimination

Wednesday, March 22 — The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on sex as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing. While this act is a famous landmark in the national effort to assure equality of treatment, its […]

by · March 22, 2017 · Profile America
WINTER STORM WARNING: STELLA LOOMS

WINTER STORM WARNING: STELLA LOOMS

NYC Mayor’s Office declares state of emergency beginning at midnight.New Yorkers urged to stay off the streets.

by · March 14, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Government, News
US Military Blackhawk Helicopters Flying over New York City. Credit: YouTube

Look. Up in the sky. It’s…

New York sky-watchers got a treat this morning as a flight of ten military helicopters filled the sky. The US Army conducted a training exercise over New York City earlier today around 11:30 AM. The NYPD announced that due to tomorrow’s blizzard […]

by · March 13, 2017 · Military, News
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First State College for Women

Monday, March 13 — The first state college for women was created this month in 1884 in Mississippi. Known as the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, classes opened in the fall of the next year on the campus of a former […]

by · March 13, 2017 · Profile America, Women
Republican Mayoral Candidates to Attend Bronx GOP Dinner Tonight

Republican Mayoral Candidates to Attend Bronx GOP Dinner Tonight

Bronx Republican Party Chairman Michael Rendino Welcomes the Mayoral Hopefuls and other Party Officials to this Year’s Event

by · March 8, 2017 · Uncategorized
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Profile America: Jeannette Rankin

Saturday, March 4 — The first woman to serve in Congress took her seat on this date 100 years ago. Barely a month later, Jeannette Rankin of Montana became one of the few representatives to vote against entry into World War […]

Former NY Giants (l-r): Justin Tuck and Stephen Baker sign autographs for fans during a Super Bowl viewing party at Empire City Casino on Yonkers, N.Y. Photo courtesy of Empire City Casino

Empire City Casino Hosts Giants and “Laugh Fest”

EMPIRE CITY CASINO HOSTS SUPERBOWL LI PARTY AND LAUGHFEST … Football fans turned out in droves to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway as former players Justin Tuck and Stephen Baker hosted a Super Bowl viewing party held on Sunday, […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Bulletin Board, News
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Bulletin Board: S.O.S. Morrisania Bingo Event, 2/27

Bingo night in support of S.O.S.

Profile America: First American Computer

Profile America: First American Computer

Wednesday, February 15 — For many Americans nowadays, it’s hard to conceive of life without computers. But such a life is within the living memory of America’s older seniors. The first electronic computer was publicly demonstrated on Valentine’s Day 1946 at […]

by · February 15, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
BREAKING: Jazz Musician Al Jarreau Dead at 76

BREAKING: Jazz Musician Al Jarreau Dead at 76

Legendary jazz musician Al Jarreau dead at 76   NBC News reports that seven-time Grammy winning musician Al Jarreau has died at the age of 76. He had been hospitalized two weeks earlier due to exhaustion, leading him to cancel […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Breaking News, News
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Assembly Approves 5-cent Bag Fee Delay

The Democratic-led Assembly approved a one-year delay in enacting a 5-cent bag tax in New York City and the measure now goes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is yet to take a public position on the issue. “It makes sense […]

by · February 8, 2017 · News
U.S. Trade Deficit Declined in December 

U.S. Trade Deficit Declined in December 

​The U.S. Census Bureau reported that the Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services decreased to $44.3 billion in December from $45.7 billion in November — based on revised figures. The U.S. continues to import more goods and services than […]

by · February 7, 2017 · News
Summer Youth Job Applications Available 

Summer Youth Job Applications Available 

​ATTENTION BRONX YOUTH The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in entry-level jobs in […]

Bronx Polar Bears Orchard Beach Big Plunge, February 11

Bronx Polar Bears Orchard Beach Big Plunge, February 11

Annual Bronx Polar Bear Dip Against Homeless. Saturday, February 11, 2017. The Big Plunge @ 12 PM.

by · February 6, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Community Events
February Is American Heart Month 

February Is American Heart Month 

​February is American Heart Month, dedicated to the serious matter of monitoring and taking care of our beating hearts. This is important because while heart disease has claimed fewer lives in recent years, it is still the nation’s number one […]

by · February 5, 2017 · Health