Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Breaking News: McConnell Sets Vote to Re-open Government for Monday 1 AM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced plans for a vote early Monday morning on a bill to fund the government through Feb. 8. The move appeared designed to force Democrats to either agree to reopen the government without concessions […]

by · January 20, 2018 · Uncategorized
National CRNA Week. 
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Profile America: National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week

Saturday, January 20th. Surgery has been practiced since the Stone Age, but the fearsome pain suffered by the patients of such procedures held back the practice for ages. This began to be resolved in the 19th century with the advent […]

by · January 20, 2018 · Profile America
NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat, 31 SD.

State of the District Event — Rep. Adriano Espaillat, 2/1

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will hold his first State of the District Forum on Thursday, February 1, at the Vagelos Education Center Columbia University Medical Center located at 104 Haven Avenue in Upper Manhattan from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. The […]

Where The Pols Are, January 19

Governor Cuomo is in Albany with no public schedule. Comptroller Stringer has no public schedule. Approximately 10:00 AM – Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear live on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show. 1:00 PM – Public Advocate Letitia James delivers […]

Profile America: Hot Tea, Anyone?

Profile America: Hot Tea, Anyone?

Friday, January 19th. In the depths of winter, many Americans find soothing warmth in a cup of hot tea, be it herbal, ginseng, black, green or some exotic specialty blend. Lumped together, this appreciation of the brew underlies January’s National […]

by · January 19, 2018 · Profile America
Bronx Political Round Up: Salamanca Hits Gold

Bronx Political Round Up: Salamanca Hits Gold

Bronx Councilman Salamanca Lands Prestigous, Powerful Land Use Committee Last week, the New York City Council held its first Stated meeting of the year, where Council Members were assigned their new committee memberships. As chairman of the powerful and prestious […]

Americans got their first glimpse of an x-ray machine on this date in 1896 in an exhibit in New York City.

Profile America: X-Ray Machine

Thursday, January 18th. The X-ray machine, the first medical imaging device, was invented in Europe in the late 19th century. Americans got their first glimpse of this medical marvel on this date in 1896 in an exhibit in New York […]

by · January 18, 2018 · History, Profile America, Technology
Profile America: Financial Wellness Month

Profile America: Financial Wellness Month

Tuesday, January 16th. January is Financial Wellness Month, appropriately timed to the confluence of New Year’s resolutions and holiday bills. It’s a time to set new goals for financial freedom and moderation in spending — for people to understand the […]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Profile America: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, January 15th. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 89 years old today. The civil rights leader, minister, and recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize was born in 1929 and assassinated in 1968. Today is the national […]

by · January 15, 2018 · History, Holidays, Profile America
Profile America: Solar Power

Profile America: Solar Power

Sunday, January 14th. There’s been a lot of emphasis lately on making houses that are more energy efficient — with better insulation and windows that seal out heat and cold. Many feature the use of solar panels to capture the […]

by · January 14, 2018 · Energy, Profile America
Crowley to State/City Corrections: Revise Restrictions on Books

Crowley to State/City Corrections: Revise Restrictions on Books

Chairman Crowley Calls on New York Department of Corrections to Revise Restrictions on Books (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) urged the New York City Department of Corrections Commissioner Cynthia Brann and New York State Department […]

by · January 12, 2018 · Government, News
Where The Pols Are, January 11

Where The Pols Are, January 11

The New York City Council holds a stated meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall, Manhattan, 1 PM.

Ron Blomberg,NY Yankees, was the American Leagues's first designated hitter (DH) on April 6, 1973.

Profile America: Designated Hitter

Thursday, January 11th. This date 45 years ago was a day that lives in infamy, at least among baseball purists. In 1973, the American League approved a three-year experiment with replacing pitchers in the batting order with a designated hitter […]

by · January 11, 2018 · Profile America, Sports
Save the Date – Friday, February 9 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Putting Community at the Center of Transforming our Bronx Health

February 9 – Bronx Hub Health Equity Conference

Save the Date – Friday, February 9 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Putting Community at the Center of Transforming our Bronx Health A Groundbreaking Conference of the Bronx Hub of Communities Together for Health Equity (CTHE) at Hostos Community […]

The Grand: $65 Million, 138 Unit Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground

The Grand: $65 Million, 138 Unit Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground

Tuesday’s groundbreaking marked the start of construction on three multifamily rental buildings with 138 affordable apartments in the Bronx called The Grand. 

by · January 10, 2018 · Housing, News