Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Election News: Important Voter Registration Deadlines

Election News: Important Voter Registration Deadlines

Important Voter Registration Deadlines for 2017 and 2018   The last day to register to vote for the November 2017 election is October 13th. If you want to change party affiliation to vote in the 2018 primary, the deadline is […]

Black Expo America Presents the 1st Annual NYC Black Book Expo, 9/23

Black Expo America Presents the 1st Annual NYC Black Book Expo, 9/23

Black Expo America Presents the 1st Annual NYC Black Book Expo The 1st Annual New York Black Book Expo will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the National Black Theater located 2031 […]

Brian Martinez, ower of the newly-open Fresco’s Cantina restaurant in Astoria, is pleased to announce that his venue will host a dual fundraiser, benefiting the scores of people devastated by the earthquake and Hurricane Maria on Friday, September 22nd from 8 – 10PM. The money raised will […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Community Events
Borough President Diaz was joined at the event by (l) Ms. Beatrice Castiglia-Catullo, 100, founder of Regional Aid for Interim Needs (R.A.I.N.) and (r) Ms. Sarah Turner, who recently celebrated her 101st birthday at the R.A.I.N. Eastchester Neighborhood Senior Center.

Profile America: Centenarians Day

Friday, September 22 — The average age of the American population is on a steady climb, and the national median is a bit under 38 years. As people grow older, many tend to become a little vague about their exact […]

Where The Pols Are, September 22

Where The Pols Are, September 22

Friday, September 22 Following Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s official Governor to Governor request, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and a delegation of emergency management officials will travel to Puerto Rico to deliver supplies and assist with recovery efforts. Governor Cuomo will return […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Bulletin Board
On the ground in the USVI was former NYC Mayor Mike Bloom with NBA allstar Tim Duncan and USVI Gov. Mapp, seeing the devastation firsthand and the resilience of those affected. http://www.usvirecovery.org  (Credit: Twitter @MikeBloomberg)

Bloomberg, Duncan Aid USVI After Hurricanes Irma & Maria

On September 6th, Hurricane Irma tore through the U.S. Virgin Islands, causing catastrophic destruction and killing more than 33 people across the Caribbean. The Category 5 storm brought 185 mph winds that caused untold damage and devastation to once idyllic […]

by · September 21, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Community Affairs, News
Purified Water

Purified Water

The nation’s first water filtration system began operating on this date in 1893 in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Profile America: Food Stamps

Profile America: Food Stamps

On this date in 1959, Congress acted to help low-income Americans achieve minimum levels of nutrition by passing a bill creating the food stamps program.

Amazon Expands NYC Footprint

Amazon Expands NYC Footprint

CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW AMAZON OFFICE IN NEW YORK CITY WILL CREATE 2,000 JOBS Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Amazonwill expand its presence in New York City with the addition of a 359,000 square-foot administrative office at 5 Manhattan West. This […]

September 20, 2017-Bronx, NY- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces Bronx Civic Center as $10 Million New York City region winner of second-round Downstate Revitalization Initiative.

Cuomo Announces $10 Million Downtown Bronx Civic Center Grant

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Bronx Civic Center neighborhood in the South Bronx will receive $10 million in funding and investments as the New York City winner of the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As in […]

NYC Mayor de Blasio joins former Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the New Cornell Tech school on Roosevelt Island on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photography Office.

Where The Pols Are, September 21

Thursday, September 21 Governor Cuomo is in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City. Comptroller Scott Stringer has no public schedule. On Thursday, Public Advocate James will be Washington, D.C. to attend the Congressional Black […]

What is Rosh Hashanah 

What is Rosh Hashanah 

Tonight at sundown, Jews in New York and across the world began observing the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. This is a time of reflection over what the past year has brought, and a time of prayer, hope, and optimism […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
Bronx mourns Jake ‘Raging Bull’ LaMotta

Bronx mourns Jake ‘Raging Bull’ LaMotta

The late great boxing legend Jake LaMotta was a Class of 2003 Bronx Walk of Fame inductee.

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board, News, Obituary
Mayor de Blasio: Shana Tova!

Mayor de Blasio: Shana Tova!

Chirlane and I want to wish all New Yorkers, especially those celebrating, a happy and healthy new year right before Rosh Hashanah begins. This city is rich with Jewish heritage and culture, and we are all better for it. The […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Cultures, Holidays, Religion
Rendering of fast-charging hub courtesy of ChargePoint

Mayor Announces Fast-Charging EV Hubs in All 5 Boros

City to develop fast charging hubs in every borough in 2018 with new commitment to develop 50 fast charging hubs citywide by 2020 Will help spur adoption of EVs by New Yorkers, with goal of 20% of new car registrations […]