Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club endorsed Democrat Amanda Farias for City Council in the Bronx’s 18th Council District.

Jim Owles Liberal Dems Club Endorses Amanda Farias in CD18

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club  has endorsed Bronx Democrat Amanda Farias for City Council in the 18th Council District. Farias holds endorsements from the National Organization for Women New York City, Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, VoteProChoice, and Filipino […]

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Profile America: First Phone Booth

Thursday, June 22 — America’s first public phone booth was installed this month in 1880 in New Haven, Connecticut, just four years after the telephone was invented. These first public telephones were supervised by attendants, while those operated by coins came […]

Where The Pols Are For June 22

Where The Pols Are For June 22

Thursday, June 22 9:10am – Public Advocate Letitia James Delivers Remarks at P.S. 163 Alfred E. Smith School Commencement Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 207 W. 96th Street, New York, NY 10025   10:45am – Public Advocate Letitia James Thanks […]

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Slams Senate GOP On Mayoral Control, Sales Taxes

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Slams Senate GOP On Mayoral Control, Sales Taxes

“The Assembly acted responsibly by extending mayoral control for New York City schools as well providing the certainty that our local governments so desperately need in order to function properly. Unfortunately, the Senate Republicans did not.”

by · June 22, 2017 · Education, Government, News
Joe Lhota, MTA Board Chairman, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Joe Lhota Returns as Chair of MTA Board

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JOSEPH LHOTA AS CHAIRMAN OF MTA Late Thursday night, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the appointment of Joseph J. Lhota to serve as the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. In this role, Mr. Lhota […]

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STATEMENT FROM SENATE MAJORITY LEADER JOHN J. FLANAGAN

This evening in anticipation of the State Legislature adjourning its 2017 legislative session without extending mayoral control of city schools, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan released the following statement: We would have preferred to have tied everything up with a […]

by · June 21, 2017 · Education, Government, News
IRS Video Tax Tip: How to Use Get Transcript Online

IRS Video Tax Tip: How to Use Get Transcript Online

The latest video tax tip from the IRS: How to Use Get Transcript Online   English | Spanish | ASL The IRS YouTube channels provide short, informative videos on various tax related topics in English, Spanish and ASL.     When […]

Camella Pinkney-Price, Candidate for Bronx Borough President

Reform Party Names Citywide Slate of Candidates

New York’s newest ballot access party offers enthusiastic support for a wide array of candidates fed up with politics as usual. Earlier this month, the Reform Party of NYS endorsed Sal Albanese for Mayor, J.C. Polanco for Public Advocate and […]

Art In The Parks: Flying High for Equality

Art In The Parks: Flying High for Equality

  Yesterday in the Bronx, City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, UNIQLO Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Jean Shein, Deputy Director Jennifer Lantzas and the UNIQLO grantee artists Nancy Saleme and Patricia Cazorla gathered at Joyce Kilmer Park on the Grand Concourse to celebrate […]

by · June 21, 2017 · Arts & Artists, News
Comptrollers and Treasurers from Across the Country Band Together To Protect Census 2020

Comptrollers and Treasurers from Across the Country Band Together To Protect Census 2020

Comptroller Stringer brings together a bipartisan coalition of Comptrollers and Treasurers from California, Maryland, New York State, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Buffalo, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh   With just three years until the 2020 Census and […]

by · June 21, 2017 · Census, Government, News
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Profile America: Dr. Peter Goldmark and the First LP

Wednesday, June 21 — One man’s devotion to classical music led to a major advance in the music recording industry. Dr. Peter Goldmark of CBS Labs was fed up with the frequent record disc flips and swaps required to play a […]

by · June 21, 2017 · Music, Profile America
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett and City Council Members announce sweeping legislation to curb smoking and tobacco usage. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

Where The Pols Are: June 21

Wednesday, June 21 Governor Cuomo is in Albany. Approximately 7:20 AM – Mayor Bill de Blasio Appears Live on WCBS 880 9:00 AM Lieutenant Governor Hochul Highlights NY’s Clean Energy Commitment at NY Solar (+Storage) Summit John Jay College, Gerald Lynch […]

A Business Case for LED Lighting – Why Now! Today, June 20

A Business Case for LED Lighting – Why Now! Today, June 20

Bronx Chamber of Commerce and McHale Energy invite you to a Free Presentation on “A Business Case for LED Lighting – Why Now!” on Tuesday, June 20th, Hutch Metro Conference Center, 5-7pm. For more information, call 718-828-3900.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Where The Pols Are, June 20

Tuesday, June 20 Governor Cuomo is in Albany. 9:00 AM – Comptroller Scott M. Stringer Delivers Remarks at P.S. 158 Bayard Taylor 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony P.S. 158 Bayard Taylor, 1458 York Avenue, New York, NY 9 a.m. – New […]

Governor Andrew Cuomo, son of Governor Mario Cuomo

Is Governor Andrew Cuomo Ignoring the Hispanic Community

According to Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Governor Andrew Cuomo is ignoring the Hispanic Community when it comes to nominating appointees for key positions in New York State. In his morning email, What You Should Know, Sen. Díaz says “it is important to know […]