Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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
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Profile America: Snack Food Month

February is National Snack Food Month. Despite increasing health consciousness, snack foods still find a way into Americans’ hearts through their stomachs.

by · February 5, 2017 · Profile America
John “Bronx Tax Man” Cerini Announces For City Council

John “Bronx Tax Man” Cerini Announces For City Council

Last Saturday, local small business owner, John Cerini declared his candidacy for New York City Council at the Bronx Republican County Committee’s Grand Opening of its field office open house event in Pelham Bay.   Cerini, owner of the well-known 30 […]

by · February 3, 2017 · Bronx Politics
DEADLINE: Free Tablet for Bronx NYCHA Residents,  January 31

DEADLINE: Free Tablet for Bronx NYCHA Residents,  January 31

Free tablet for qualified Bronx NYCHA residents. Call 212 306 7039 before January 31st to register for your free tablet.

(Pictured) Public Advocate Letitia James, REBNY President John Banks, Mayor Bill de Blasio and developer Hal Fetner of Fetner Properties.

Political Buzz: REBNY Gala, Blake and the IDC

  Republican Bizman John Cerini to Announce 13th Council Bid Tomorrow Local small business owner, John Cerini, will announce his candidacy for New York City Council during the Bronx GOP’s field office grand opening/open house this Saturday, January 28 at […]

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POSTPONED: ​Bronx Young Democrats monthly general meeting, January 23

Bronx Young Democrats monthly general meeting is tonight, Monday, January 23, at 7pm at The Bronx Democratic Party HQ (1640 Eastchester Road).

ConnectHome Free Tablet Giveaway to Bronx NYCHA Residents

ConnectHome Free Tablet Giveaway to Bronx NYCHA Residents

City of New York and T-mobile giving away 5,000 free computer tablets to eligible NYCHA households. Register online today.