Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Where The Pols Are, July 17

Where The Pols Are, July 17

Tuesday, July 17 Governor Cuomo is in Albany and New York City. Mayor de Blasio will be in New York City. There are no public events scheduled. First Lady Chirlane McCray will travel to Oakland, Calif to participate in the […]

Business Council of New York State

NYS Business Council touts $1B savings to the Workers’ Compensation system

Newly approved lost-cost rates, coupled with already realized savings, will save state employers upwards of a billion dollars Albany, N.Y. – The Business Council of New York State, Inc., today highlighted the newly approved 11.7 percent reduction in loss cost […]

by · July 16, 2018 · Business, Government, News
Profile America: Online Shopping – It’s Amazon.com Prime Day

Profile America: Online Shopping – It’s Amazon.com Prime Day

Monday, July 16th. On this date in 1995, a small start-up company launched its business of selling books online out of a two-car garage in Bellevue, Washington. The first item purchased was a book titled “Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: […]

by · July 16, 2018 · Business, News, Technology
Where The Pols Are, July 15

Where The Pols Are, July 15

Carnaval de Cultura from 12:00pm – 6:00pm 
Southern Blvd, between Westchester Avenue and 163 Street.

Yonkers PAL Summer Youth Program

Yonkers PAL Summer Youth Program

Yonkers PAL summer youth program, July 9-August 16, Mon-Fri, 9AM-1PM. Ages: 5-6 years old, 7-9 yrs old and 10-12 yrs old

Credit: Baskin-Robbins

Profile America: Summer Food Favorites: Grilling, Hot Dogs & Ice Cream

July is not only National Grilling Month but also National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month.

Where The Pols Are, July 13 — Dockless bikes launch

Where The Pols Are, July 13 — Dockless bikes launch

Friday, July 13 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. Public Advocate Letitia James has no publicly scheduled events for Friday. Mayor Bill de Blasio will depart New York City after his last event and travel to Boston, Massachusetts […]

Michael Blake Has P/T Gig Advising Bermuda Political Party

Michael Blake Has P/T Gig Advising Bermuda Political Party

The One Bermuda Alliance paid Blake between $20,000 and $50,000 in 2017 for work dealing in ‘communications strategy.’

by · July 12, 2018 · Bronx Politics, News
Amanda Septimo

Run for Something Endorses Amanda Septimo

Run for Something announced that Bronx Assembly candidate Amanda Septimo (84 AD) is among their latest crop of endorsed candidates to take on gerrymandering, gun violence, the right to choose and every other issue being dealt with at the state […]

Profile America: One America Coast-to-Coast

Profile America: One America Coast-to-Coast

Thursday, July 12th. A romantic but controversial period of American history ended, semiofficially, on this date 125 years ago. In 1893, historian Frederick Jackson Turner delivered an academic paper in Chicago based on 1890 Census data. He noted that migration […]

by · July 12, 2018 · History, News, Profile America
Where The Pols Are, July 12

Where The Pols Are, July 12

Thursday, July 12 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. Public Advocate Letitia James has no publicly scheduled event. 10:00 AM — Governor Cuomo Makes a youth policy announcement. Madison Square Boys & Girls Club — Columbus Clubhouse, 543 […]

Bronx Summer Concert Series 2018

Bronx Summer Concert Series 2018, July 15

Musical lineup for Sunday, July 15
1PM-5PM, Main stage, Section 9

Bronx Political Round-Up, July 11: SCOTUS debate, Junior’s law and more.

Bronx Political Round-Up, July 11: SCOTUS debate, Junior’s law and more.

84th AD Debate Challenge Insurgent Assembly candidate Amanda Septimo has challenged longtime incumbent Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo (D-Bronx) to a series of three debates across her South Bronx district. Septimo told supporters in an email that she wants “each debate to […]

Where The Pols Are, July 10

Where The Pols Are, July 10

Governor Cuomo is in Dutchess County, Suffolk County and New York City.

Legislation to Protect Children from Gang and Other Violence Unveiled

Legislation to Protect Children from Gang and Other Violence Unveiled

Small businesses would be required to be “Safe Havens” for injured or endangered youth seeking help under proposed legislation.

by · July 11, 2018 · Crime, News, Youth and Children