Articles by: Michael Benjamin

#Not62 Morrisania Community Health Fair, June 27

#Not62 Morrisania Community Health Fair, June 27

The Morrisania Revitalization Corporation and MLK Resource Center for NonViolence host their fifth annual community health fair next Saturday, June 27, 1-5:30 PM at McKinley Square/East 169th Street & Boston Road.

by · June 19, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Health Fairs

Don’t Cut This Class. Earn Your Master Barber License.

The SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Center is currently recruiting for our upcoming tuition-free Master Barber Licensing.   The next class starts on August 10, 2015.  Limited seats available.   Registration:   Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am 1666 Bathgate Avenue Bronx, […]

Forest Houses 11 Busted For Dealing Crack Cocaine and Heroin Trafficking

Forest Houses 11 Busted For Dealing Crack Cocaine and Heroin Trafficking

Eleven Hoods Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Selling Crack Cocaine And Heroin In The Bronx Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the New York […]

by · June 18, 2015 · Crime


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie today announced that a three-way agreement has been reached on legislation that protects and supports workers in nail salons. The legislation authorizes the Department of […]

by · June 17, 2015 · Business, Government, Labor

Cuomo Disses GOP Senate Rent Regs Extension

Today, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement dismissing the State Senate Majority’s proposed eight years extension of the current NYC rent laws. He called the proposal unacceptable because the extension would hurt tenants. In a written statement, Cuomo said, […]

by · June 14, 2015 · Government, Housing
Meet Soap Diva Miss Susan Lucci

Meet Soap Diva Miss Susan Lucci

Bronx Photographer Miriam Quin meets Susan Lucci ( Erica Kane from All My Children) in Little Italy in Arthur Avenue in the Bronx Here is Miriam Quin’s account of her encounter with Ms. Lucci: What an amazing weekend I had. First, […]

Abrazo Boricua in New York 

Abrazo Boricua in New York  Mayors, Dignitaries and community leaders will travel from Puerto Rico to join more than 500 people who will be attending the Abrazo Boricua in New York. The Abrazo Boricua in New York, a free event […]



Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the newest license plates in the I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plates series, which will make available for motorcycles nine designs that include hunting, fishing, and parks insignia. Like the original passenger and commercial […]

by · June 10, 2015 · Government, News

Uncle Bill Wants You: Work for the City –

DCAS Monthly Exam Schedule If you’ve time and a modest application fee and it’s a day other than Sunday, you can probably drop in today to take a civil service test. During the month of June, interested New Yorkers can […]

Wright: ‘Indeed, I Am a Candidate for Congress’

Wright: ‘Indeed, I Am a Candidate for Congress’

With his simple statement, “I am indeed, a candidate for Congress,” Harlem Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright kicked off his long anticipated bid to succeed the retiring Lion of Harlem, Rep. Charles B. Rangel. The venue for the campaign announcement […]

by · June 6, 2015 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics

Harlem Assemblyman Wright To Announce For Congress Today

Joined by family, friends and respected clergy, New York State Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright will announce his candidacy for New York’s 13thCongressional seat. Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright will be joined by former New York State Governor David A. Paterson. Notable […]

by · June 6, 2015 · News, Politics

Harlem Rent Control Rally, 6/6

New York tenants are invited to join Mayor Bill De Blasio, Assemblyman Keith Wright, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, other elected officials and tenant leaders at “A Rally for Tenants” at the Harlem State Office Plaza (West 125th Street & […]

by · June 5, 2015 · Housing

Barnard College To Admit Transgender Women

The New York Times reports that Barnard College will begin accepting transgender women, joining other women’s colleges that have created policies on admitting students who don’t identify with their birth sex. The New York Times:

by · June 5, 2015 · Education News, Women

Cuomo plans rent control rally – UPDATED

According a report in Capital New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning a rally in support of tougher rent regulations, with aides reaching out to officials about attending the event even as tenant groups question his commitment to the issue. […]

by · June 4, 2015 · Government, Housing

Gov Cuomo visits Greene Correctional Facility

Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured the disciplinary housing unit at Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie on Thursday morning accompanied by some personal staff including bodyguards, as well as Acting Corrections Commissioner Anthony Annucci and prison Superintendent Brandon Smith. He asked a […]

by · June 2, 2015 · News