Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Ferry Capsizes in Bangladesh, 48 Dead

DHAKA, Bangladesh—A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 48 people, officials said. A rescue operation was underway, but it was not clear how […]

by · February 23, 2015 · News
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted

(New York, NY) — The Associated Press reported today that former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on three charges stemming from his  federal bribery arrest last month. The former Speaker was indicted on Thursday by a grand jury […]

by · February 19, 2015 · Corruption Watch, Government, News, Politics

Bronx Branch NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner Dance 

Bronxites are invited to the Bronx Branch NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Awards Dinner Dance on Friday, April 24, 2015, 7 PM – 1 AM at the Eastwood Manor Catering Hall. Bronx Branch NAACP chairman Biarni Burke says the Freedom Fund Dinner honors local community and […]


Come to The Bronx Museum this Saturday, February 21, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, to celebrate the Lunar New Year — Year of the Goat.  Bronxites and others are invited to celebrate this popular Chinese holiday with costumed folk dances, authentic music, […]


Recently, a friend posted on Facebook a dilemma he was facing that was challenging his relationship with the young lady he had chosen to develop a serious relationship with. In part, it seems that he felt emotionally, financially, and personally […]

by · February 15, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Uncategorized
Activist To Tell Story of Fidel Castro’s ’95 Bronx Visit

Activist To Tell Story of Fidel Castro’s ’95 Bronx Visit

Bienvenida Boricua al Bronx Presidente Fidel Castro Bronx resident, activist and businessman, Julio Pabon has penned “Knockout – Fidel Castro Visits The Bronx.” The book’s planned October 2015 release date coincides with the 20th anniversary of Cuban Premier Fidel Castro’s […]

by · February 15, 2015 · Bulletin Board, History
This Italian Life

This Italian Life

Even a Chicken Can Do It CHIAVARI, Italy – Crossing the street is such a simple thing. Even a chicken can get to the other side. But for some reason, people still have problems crossing the street in Italy. It’s […]

by · February 15, 2015 · Cultures, Features

Thank you, Governor Cuomo! Now, Let’s Work Together. | Mona Davids

In his “State of the State” address, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared war on special interests who try to dominate public education in New York State.  The Governor made it clear that his administration will not tolerate the sobering reality that […]

by · February 15, 2015 · Op Ed

Los Serranos Celebrate Black History Month

Congressman Jose E. Serrano (NY/15) and NYS Senator Jose M. Serrano ask Bronxites to join them as they celebrate the legacy of African American Leaders on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 10am to 1pm at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 […]

by · February 13, 2015 · Community Affairs, Local Events

Media News: Crain’s New York lays off 40 percent of editorial staff 

Sadly another media company is circling the drain. Yesterday, Crain’s New York Business revealed that it laid off a dozen reporters and editors – 40 percent of its full-time editorial staff. Crain’s publisher Jill Kaplan cited a need to “re-align […]

by · February 13, 2015 · Business, News

WYSK: Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen The Light

Senator Klein and the IDC Have Seen the Light! You should know that on February 10, 2015 the Albany Times Union’s Capitol Confidential reporter Matthew Hamilton published an article titled “IDC proposes banning outside incomes for legislators.” In this article, Mr. Hamilton […]

by · February 12, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Editorials, Politics
Breaking News: DNC Snubs de Blasio’s Brooklyn, Chooses Philly

Breaking News: DNC Snubs de Blasio’s Brooklyn, Chooses Philly

This morning the Democratic National Committee announced in video on Facebook that Philadelphia had been chosen over rival cities Brooklyn, NY and Columbus, Ohio to host the 2016 presidential nominating convention.   DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Philadelphia was a “deep rooted […]

by · February 12, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Politics

BASEBALL U.S. Cuba Relations & Baseball, Or Will The Yankees & Mets Be Left Out?

A Sporting Opinion With the warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuba announced on December 17th, 2014 by both presidents, Barack Obama and Raul Castro many corporations, businesses and organizations alike have been scrambling to learn about any new […]

by · February 12, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Sports, World News
Bronx Native Bob Simon Dies In Fatal Crash

Bronx Native Bob Simon Dies In Fatal Crash

“60 Minutes” reporter and Bronx native Bob Simon was killed Wednesday in a horrific car crash on the West Side Highway. Sources told that “the 2010 Lincoln Town Car had just left the 57th Street CBS studio and was traveling southbound on the […]

Sewer-clogging wet wipes focus of Council action

City Council looks to flush ad claims of sewer-clogging wet wipe | NY Daily News It seems more Bronxites and New Yorkers are using wet wipes instead of toilet paper. The supposedly disposable towelettes are clogging the city’s sewer system […]

by · February 12, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Local News