Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray went to Bronx EMS Station 26 to make a hurricane relief-related announcement on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

New Mental Health and Recovery Efforts For Puerto Rico

NYC Well will collaborate with the national Disaster Distress Helpline to strengthen mental health outreach On Saturday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray joined will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas in the Bronx to announce a new […]

by · October 8, 2017 · News
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Where The Pols Are, October 8

Sunday, October 8 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area. Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City and has no public events scheduled. 11:00 AM Assemblyman Michael Blake makes remarks at the Tremont United Methodist […]

National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week

Sunday, October 8 — Tomorrow markis the start of National School Lunch Week — a name that probably conjures up visions of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and other, somewhat mysterious cafeteria substances. But it’s time to note the wholesome […]

by · October 8, 2017 · Profile America
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine faculty do pre-op procedures to prepare dogs for their spays and neuters at Spayday

First Veterinary Degree

Saturday, October 7 — “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” This quote is widely attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, but whatever the source, many people agree with the […]

by · October 7, 2017 · Profile America
Bronxites donate needed food and clothing to island nations devastated by recent hurricanes.--Photo by David Greene

Links to Local Disaster Relief Efforts/Information

Links to Local disaster relief efforts/information Where interested Bronxites can make donations of cash, goods and supplies for hurricane/earthquake relief. 9/30 Southern Blvd Event English: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSZEkByApUeWXBOMHlBLWZEUnc Spanish: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSZEkByApUeWkgzVEYxb281TU0   Aspira https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSZEkByApUeRmI4YlpQQzMxNFk   Empire State Relief https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSZEkByApUeblRvQjZEbnU3a3M   FDNY https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwSZEkByApUeTU1qUkNQdGVHek0   Gjonaj, Klein, […]

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VIDEO: Chinese Troops Explode into Djibouti

China’s soldiers are now stationed deep into Djibouti in the horn of Africa.

by · October 4, 2017 · Military, News, Video, World News
Where The Pols Are, October 4

Where The Pols Are, October 4

7PM Mayor de Blasio, Councilman Ritchie Torres, plus other elected officials participate in a town hall meeting. I.S. 254, 2452 Washington Av, Bronx.

Energetic Felling of the Old Kosciuszko Bridge. Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

ICYMI: ENERGETIC FELLING OF THE OLD KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE (Video)

AERIAL DRONE FOOTAGE OF ENERGETIC FELLING OF THE OLD KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE STEEL TRUSS SPANS On Sunday, Governor Cuomo and hundreds of New Yorkers assembled to watch the energetic felling of the old steel truss spans of the Kosciuszko Bridge in […]

by · October 4, 2017 · Government, News, Video
World Dairy Expo 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. Credit: worlddairyexpo.com

World Dairy Expo

Wednesday, October 4 — Madison, Wisconsin, truly has got milk. The 51st annual gathering of the World Dairy Expo in the Wisconsin capital began yesterday, and runs through Saturday. The exposition is expected to draw about 75,000 attendees from 90 […]

by · October 4, 2017 · Profile America
Diaz Hosts Italian-American Heritage Month

Diaz Hosts Italian-American Heritage Month

Invites you to join him on
Thursday, October 12, 5:30 PM,
Schiff Family Great Hall

at the Bronx Zoo.

BP Diaz Hosts Bronx Diwali Celebration

BP Diaz Hosts Bronx Diwali Celebration

BP Diaz Hosts Bronx Diwali Celebration On Friday, October 13, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in collaboration with the NYC Commission on Human Rights and Members of the South Asian and Caribbean Communities will host the 3rd Annual […]

Where The Pols Are, October 3

Where The Pols Are, October 3

11:00 AM Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill hold a media availability regarding crime statistics.

John Cerini, GOP candidate, 13CD

Bronx Political Buzz

Does Bronx GOP Council Candidate Have The ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Privately, some Bronx Republicans are questioning whether Council District 13 candidate John “Bronx Tax Man” Cerini has the necessary fire in the belly to takedown Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (who […]

by · October 2, 2017 · Bronx Politics, Political Buzz
Governor Andrew Cuomo, son of Governor Mario Cuomo

Where The Pols Are, October 2

Monday, October 2 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. 10:00 AM – Public Advocate Letitia James hosts a news conference for Workers’ Rights Protections & Releasing Report on Mandatory Arbitration City Hall Steps, New York, NY 10:30 AM […]

Sonny Gray pitching against the Rays. NY Yankees - MLB.com (screengrab)

CM Espinal Congratulates NY Yankees on Extending Safety Netting

On May 10, 2017 Council Member Espinal first introduced legislation requiring NYC major and minor league ballparks to extend protective netting. Following the Yankee’s announcement on Sunday that the team will significantly expand their protective netting at Yankee Stadium, Council […]

by · October 2, 2017 · News, Sports