Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Deadly Flu Season

Deadly Flu Season

As influenza continues to spread across New York City, Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas reminded New Yorkers that they can limit the spread of influenza by seeking care from a […]

by · February 11, 2018 · Health, News
Where The Pols Are, February 11

Where The Pols Are, February 11

Sunday, February 11, 2018 Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area with no public schedule. Mayor de Blasio will be in New York City. There are no public events scheduled. 8:00 AM — Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. […]

America’s First Hospital

America’s First Hospital

Sunday, February 11th. Among his very many achievements, Benjamin Franklin played a leading role in the founding of America’s first hospital, decades before the Declaration of Independence. Together with Dr. Thomas Bond, he obtained a charter for a hospital to […]

by · February 11, 2018 · History, Profile America
Bronx Political Round Up: Torres Makes Hay Over NYCHA

Bronx Political Round Up: Torres Makes Hay Over NYCHA

Councilmembers Grill NYCHA for Answers Reports show that almost 80% of NYCHA residents have been without heat or hot water at one point throughout the 2018 winter season. Bronx Councilmen Ritchie Torres and Rafael Salamanca Jr. demanded answers and continued […]

Poison Control Awareness, February 24

Poison Control Awareness, February 24

Poison Control Prevention and Awareness Event, Saturday, February 24, 10AM – 12 Noon. Bronx River Community Center, 1619 East 174th Street, Bronx NY. A light breakfast will be served.

by · February 10, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Community Events, News
Where The Pols Are, February 10: Black History Month Celebration

Where The Pols Are, February 10: Black History Month Celebration

BP Diaz hosts his annual Black History Month Celebration.

HUNTS POINT COMPRESSOR STATION Credit: Nukote Coating Systems

Environment scientists: Hunts Point natural gas compressor station health risk

The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project recently visited New York State to report on phase one of our New York Environmental Health Study. This study focuses on air exposures and potential health effects resulting from the transmission of natural gas […]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joins Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, AG Schneiderman in a rally against the ACA repeal in Manhattan on Monday July 17th, 2017. Edwin J. Torres /Mayoral Photography Office.

THE MAYOR’S PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT UNIT COMES TO THE BRONX

THE MAYOR’S PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT UNIT – FEBRUARY 10 – 28 Throughout February, Mayor de Blasio’s Public Engagement Unit has events planned in the Bronx to help residents access resources and information from the Tenant Support Unit, Home Support Unit, and […]

Crotona Park Residence Open House Today at 10AM

Crotona Park Residence Open House Today at 10AM

Join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the Institute for Community Living (ICL) at the Crotona Park Residence Open House today at 10:00 AM. Crotona Park Residence is a new 60-bed group facility focusing on wellness and recovery located […]

Where The Pols Are, February 9: Bronx Health Conference

Where The Pols Are, February 9: Bronx Health Conference

9:00 AM – State Sen. Gustavo Rivera moderates the Putting Community at the Center of Transforming our Bronx Health Conference, Hostos Community College, 120 E. 149th St., D Building, second floor, Savoy Multipurpose Room, Bronx. 10:00 AM – Mayor de […]

Profile America: House Rules

Profile America: House Rules

Friday, February 9th. On this date in 1825, our most unusual presidential election was held; with the winner receiving just 13 votes to the runner-up’s seven, and four to the third-place finisher. The election held in November 1824 saw only […]

by · February 9, 2018 · Government, Profile America
Mayor Appoints Eight New Court Judges

Mayor Appoints Eight New Court Judges

On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of two judges to Family Court and six as interim Civil Court judges. These judges have a wealth of experience in the public and private sectors and are uniquely qualified to […]

Councilman Andy King, Barbara Scott-MetroPlus, Johanna Garcia-MetroPlus, Senator Gustavo Rivera

Bronx Political Round Up: Allegations Against King Revealed

CM King Focus of Council Ethics Probe On Wednesday, the City Council’s ethics committee met to reveal harassment allegations against Bronx Councilman Andy King. According to the panel, King, who represents Co-op City and Baychester, asked a female staffer to […]

Where The Pols Are, February 8

Mayor de Blasio is in New York City and has no public events scheduled. 9:30 AM – The State Legislature holds the 10th in a series of 13 joint hearings on the 2018-2019 Executive Budget. Hearing Room B, Legislative Office […]

Profile America: Medicare

Profile America: Medicare

Thursday, February 8th. Tomorrow marks the date in 1961 when newly inaugurated President John Kennedy asked Congress to approve a health insurance program for 14.2 million Americans age 65 or older, financed by an increase in Social Security taxes. The […]

by · February 8, 2018 · Profile America