Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Hurricane Relief for USVI, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Relief for USVI, Puerto Rico

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie hosted a hurricane relief drive for the US Virgin Islands and other islands in the Caribbean who have been devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

by · November 1, 2017 · Disaster Relief, News
Teamsters Aid Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

Teamsters Aid Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

New Podcast out on Teamsters’ work to create new NAFTA that helps workers, and keeps U.S. highways safe, plus catching up on our disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The podcast features audio interviews of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; […]

by · October 31, 2017 · Labor, News
COMPTROLLER DEBATE FOR NYC GENERAL ELECTION, 10/17

COMPTROLLER DEBATE FOR NYC GENERAL ELECTION, 10/17

October 12, 2017 – NYC Votes announced that candidates for the office of comptroller in the 2017 General Election Michael Faulkner and Scott Stringer will debate each other on Tuesday, October 17th at 7 p.m. The debate will be broadcast […]

Where The Pols Are, October 13

Where The Pols Are, October 13

Friday, October 13 Governor Cuomo is in New York City. Comptroller Scott Stringer has no public schedule. 10:00 AM – State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli holds a press conference to discuss the Dignity for All Students Act and how well schools […]

World's First Cellphone Call - April 3 1973 by Martin Cooper. (YouTube)

Birth of the Cell Phone

Friday, October 13 — With the national median age being 37.9 years, only half of the country’s population experienced life in what might strike young people as a bleak, dark and difficult age. Practically unimaginable today, there was a time […]

by · October 13, 2017 · Profile America, Technology, Trends
NBC News: Trump Threatens To Pull FEMA Aid From Puerto Rico

NBC News: Trump Threatens To Pull FEMA Aid From Puerto Rico

NBC News is reporting that President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Puerto Rico and threatened to pull FEMA and military aid.

by · October 12, 2017 · Disaster Relief, News
Where The Pols Are, October 10 — Mayoral Debate

Where The Pols Are, October 10 — Mayoral Debate

Tuesday, October 10 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City and Onondaga County. Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City and has no public events scheduled. 9:00 AM Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts his Annual Polish Heritage Breakfast. […]

Dreft detergent first came on the market on October 10, 1933. Photo credit: Dreft

Profile America: Soap Cleaning Power

Tuesday, October 10 — Something that we all take for granted made its appearance on this date in 1933, when the first household detergent — named Dreft, and still in production — went on sale. The chemistry of making soap […]

by · October 10, 2017 · Profile America
A mother and daughter in Bedford Park seek food and water donations along Webster Avenue for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and earth quake victims in Mexico.--Photo by David Greene

Gibson Urges Continued Hurricane Relief Donations

COUNCIL MEMBER GIBSON ENCOURAGES DONATIONS FOR HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF EFFORT This week, Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson reminded Bronxites, the people of Council District 16 and across New York City to continue making donations of items that are critically needed […]

Governor Cuomo Marches in the Columbus Day Parade | Flickr

Where The Pols Are, Columbus Day

Monday, October 9 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. Mayor de Blasio will march in the Columbus Day Parade. 11:30 AM Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and others march in the Columbus Day Parade. 44th Street and 5th […]

National Work from Home Week

National Work from Home Week

Monday, October 9 — For many generations, weekday mornings have meant a routine of preparation, and then facing an ever-lengthening commute to work. However, a small but growing number of Americans are not in that situation — and that’s why […]

by · October 9, 2017 · Profile America
Italian American Heritage Month Event, October 12

Italian American Heritage Month Event, October 12

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray went to Bronx EMS Station 26 to make a hurricane relief-related announcement on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

New Mental Health and Recovery Efforts For Puerto Rico

NYC Well will collaborate with the national Disaster Distress Helpline to strengthen mental health outreach On Saturday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray joined will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas in the Bronx to announce a new […]

by · October 8, 2017 · News
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Where The Pols Are, October 8

Sunday, October 8 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area. Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City and has no public events scheduled. 11:00 AM Assemblyman Michael Blake makes remarks at the Tremont United Methodist […]

National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week

Sunday, October 8 — Tomorrow markis the start of National School Lunch Week — a name that probably conjures up visions of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and other, somewhat mysterious cafeteria substances. But it’s time to note the wholesome […]

by · October 8, 2017 · Profile America