Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Budget Deal Reached, Assembly Passes Education, Direct Care, Spending Plan

Budget Deal Reached, Assembly Passes Education, Direct Care, Spending Plan

Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie announced that the Assembly fulfilled its pledge to raise the age of adult criminal responsibility in New York State. New York will finally join 48 other states in our nation. “We are confident that this […]

by · April 8, 2017 · News
State of the District with Vanessa Gibson, 4/8

State of the District with Vanessa Gibson, 4/8

Profile America: United States Enters World War I

Profile America: United States Enters World War I

Thursday, April 6 — On this date one century ago, the United States declared war on Imperial Germany, thus joining the world war that began in August 1914. Involving 15 nations and empires, the conflict saw 65 million men under arms, […]

by · April 6, 2017 · History, Profile America
In 1792, National Mint in the then United States capital city of Philadelphia.

Profile America: First Federal Building — National Mint

Monday, April 3 — Critics of federal spending initiatives often allude with some disdain to the government’s ability to create money. It’s pure coincidence, though, that the first federal building commissioned under the country’s new constitution was intended to do just […]

by · April 3, 2017 · Profile America
North Carolina and Gonzaga win, will meet Monday in National Championship game

North Carolina and Gonzaga win, will meet Monday in National Championship game

Gonzaga beat South Carolina 77-73 and North Carolina beat Oregon 77-76 in Final Four games Saturday, and will play for the national title on Monday.   The 2017 NCAA National Championship game will pit a traditional power against a school […]

by · April 2, 2017 · Sports
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Bronx UFT College Fair & Parent Conference | 3/31-4/1

The United Federation of Teachers will host a two-day College Fair & Parent Conference at the Bronx UFT Office.

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Two to Rent Guidelines Board

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Two to Rent Guidelines Board

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced two new appointments to the Rent Guidelines Board: David Reiss, a Brooklyn Law School professor specialized in property law, and Hilary Botein, a professor at Baruch College’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Housing, News
The President-elect shares an update on the Presidential Transition.

BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump travel ban

Federal judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump’s so-called travel ban NBC News is reporting that U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson agreed to turn his original temporary restraining order blocking Trump’s revised executive order on immigration into a longer lasting […]

by · March 30, 2017 · Breaking News
Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez
President and CEO, Urban Health Plan
Credit: City and State NY

UHP’s Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez Honored with ‘Above & Beyond’ Award

HONORING 25 OF NEW YORK’S MOST REMARKABLE WOMEN OF 2017 City and State NY’s annual Above & Beyond list put the spotlight on some remarkable women, including Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, president and CEO of Bronx-based Urban Health Plan. This year, C&SNY featured […]

Profile America: State Ban on Discrimination

Profile America: State Ban on Discrimination

Wednesday, March 22 — The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on sex as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing. While this act is a famous landmark in the national effort to assure equality of treatment, its […]

by · March 22, 2017 · Profile America
WINTER STORM WARNING: STELLA LOOMS

WINTER STORM WARNING: STELLA LOOMS

NYC Mayor’s Office declares state of emergency beginning at midnight.New Yorkers urged to stay off the streets.

by · March 14, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Government, News
US Military Blackhawk Helicopters Flying over New York City. Credit: YouTube

Look. Up in the sky. It’s…

New York sky-watchers got a treat this morning as a flight of ten military helicopters filled the sky. The US Army conducted a training exercise over New York City earlier today around 11:30 AM. The NYPD announced that due to tomorrow’s blizzard […]

by · March 13, 2017 · Military, News
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First State College for Women

Monday, March 13 — The first state college for women was created this month in 1884 in Mississippi. Known as the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, classes opened in the fall of the next year on the campus of a former […]

by · March 13, 2017 · Profile America, Women
Republican Mayoral Candidates to Attend Bronx GOP Dinner Tonight

Republican Mayoral Candidates to Attend Bronx GOP Dinner Tonight

Bronx Republican Party Chairman Michael Rendino Welcomes the Mayoral Hopefuls and other Party Officials to this Year’s Event

by · March 8, 2017 · Uncategorized
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Profile America: Jeannette Rankin

Saturday, March 4 — The first woman to serve in Congress took her seat on this date 100 years ago. Barely a month later, Jeannette Rankin of Montana became one of the few representatives to vote against entry into World War […]