Articles by: Michael Benjamin

First commercial radio broadcast: Results of the 1920 Presidential Election -- Gov. Warren G. Harding's landslide victory.

America’s First Radio Station

Sunday, August 20 — The nation’s first radio station licensed by the federal government began broadcasting in Detroit on this date in 1920 — station 8MK, now operating as WWJ. The station was owned by the Detroit News, and operated […]

by · August 20, 2017 · History, Profile America
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Where The Pols Are, August 17

Thursday, August 17 Comptroller Scott Stringer has no public schedule. 10:00 AM — Public meeting of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) to vote on the 2nd round of public funds payments, The Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J. Board Room, […]

Where The Pols Are, 8/16

Where The Pols Are, 8/16

11 a.m. – New York City mayoral candidate Sal Albanese holds a press conference on the increase in homeless students.

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Orchard Beach Concert Series, 8/20

TIPICA 73 on the main stage at Orchard Beach this Sunday, August 20.

Be A School Crossing Guard

Be A School Crossing Guard

New York City is hiring NYPD School Crossing Guards. Interviews, 8/21. Part-time posts ($12/hr) available in the Bronx.

CFB ANNOUNCES DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL PRIMARY DEBATE, AUGUST 23

CFB ANNOUNCES DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL PRIMARY DEBATE, AUGUST 23

CFB ANNOUNCES DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL PRIMARY DEBATE: AUGUST 23, 2017 The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) announced that the first debate for the Mayoral Democratic Primary Election will be held on Wednesday, August 23, starting at 7 p.m. The first Democratic […]

Absentee Ballot Applications Available 

Absentee Ballot Applications Available 

If you’re away at college you can still vote in NYC’s primary election by applying for absentee ballot.

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Pichardo sponsors Back-to-School backpack giveaway, August 11

AM Pichardo and others sponsor community backpack giveaway on August 11.

NY People’s Convention Series Comes To the Bronx, Tonite

NY People’s Convention Series Comes To the Bronx, Tonite

The movement for a New York State Constitutional Convention is taking off in The Bronx. New York Says Yes, a coalition of New Yorkers, good government groups and civic organizations that has come together to make the most of the […]

Tax Tips to Know About Gambling Winnings

Tax Tips to Know About Gambling Winnings

Tips to Know About Gambling Winnings and Losses

Where The Pols Are, August 4 – Transit Tour

Where The Pols Are, August 4 – Transit Tour

Friday, August 4 Governor Cuomo is in New York City. 7:00 AM – New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz continue their “Riders Respond Transit Tour” of the New York City subway system, which they will each ride […]

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Profile America: First Traffic Light

Friday, August 4 — In this first week of August 103 years ago, American motorists got the green light to safely proceed through increasingly traveled crossroads. A traffic light system, credited with being the first in the U.S., flashed red […]

by · August 4, 2017 · History, Profile America
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Where The Pols Are, August 3: 24-hr Transit Tour

Thursday, August 3 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Schuyler County, Chautauqua County and New York City. 7:00 AM – New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz kick off their “Riders Respond Transit Tour” of the New York […]

Profile America: National Immunization Awareness Month

Profile America: National Immunization Awareness Month

Thursday, August 3 — Although the numbers have fallen sharply in the last few decades, still some people in the U.S. succumb to diseases that could have been prevented by immunization. Others experience pain, suffering and disability. That’s why this […]

3rd annual New York Unity Race, September 16

3rd annual New York Unity Race, September 16

Third annual New York Unity race, September 16, 2017, 10 AM. Register today at NY Unity race. Raffle prizes valued at up to $2,000. New this year: Register by 8/26 get your name on your bib. Register Now.