Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Mexico Relief Drives

Donation Drive for Puerto Rico and Mexico El Museo del Barrio New York is encouraging to New Yorkers to donate supplies to one of the three locations listed below. Accepted items haven’t been specified but we assume that non-perishables, water, […]

by · September 30, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Community Events
Yankee great Mariano Rivera joined Steiner Sports Marketing CEO Brandon Steiner to assist disaster victims in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Yankee Great Mariano Rivera, Basketball Wives Star Evelyn Lozada Assist Disaster Victims

Mariano Rivera, Evelyn Lozada Team with Steiner Sports to Assist Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean Fans Are Encouraged to Continue to Assist by Donating Supplies at New Rochelle Steiner Warehouse New York Yankees all-time great Mariano […]

by · September 30, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Community Events, News
NYS Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, 81st AD

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Appointed to Chair Assembly Judiciary Committee

Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie has appointed Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), as chairman of the Assembly Committee on Judiciary. The previous chair, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, was recently appointed as the first female chair of the Assembly Committee on Ways and […]

by · September 30, 2017 · Bronx Politics, News
BRONX YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSE MARK GJONAJ FOR CITY COUNCIL

BRONX YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSE MARK GJONAJ FOR CITY COUNCIL

BRONX YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSE MARK GJONAJ FOR CITY COUNCIL BRONX, NY – Today, the Bronx Young Democrats endorsed New York City Council candidate, Mark Gjonaj. The group, which seeks to engage young adults to participate in the political process, cited […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Bronx Politics, Local News, News
Profile America: First Medical Licensing Law

Profile America: First Medical Licensing Law

Wednesday, September 27 — On this date in 1772, America’s first medical licensing law was enacted by the colony of New Jersey. A licensing board was set up with three members, and the practice of medicine was forbidden without the […]

by · September 27, 2017 · Profile America
Where The Pols Are, September 27

Where The Pols Are, September 27

Wednesday, September 27 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. 9:00 AM – Comptroller Scott M. Stringer hosts his M/WBE University Workshop 1 Centre Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10:00 AM Lieutenant Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at Women […]

George Eastman. Credit: Kodak

Profile America: A Kodak Moment

Tuesday, September 26 — Simple amateur photography, even selfies, should the idea have occurred, became a possibility for the American public this month in 1888. That’s when George Eastman patented the first camera to use dry, flexible, roll film. Eastman’s […]

by · September 26, 2017 · History, Profile America, Technology
Columbus statue in Columbus Circle, Manhattan. Credit: NYCParks.gov

Italian-American Orgs Ask NYC Pols For Stances On Columbus Circle Monument

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Columbus Citizens Foundation has partnered with over 39 other Italian-American organizations and announced today that they are reaching out to all NYC elected officials and 2017 electoral candidates for their stance on […]

by · September 26, 2017 · News
Congressman jose Serrano supports JCPOA

Serrano Calls On Nation to Aid Puerto Rico

Earlier today, Bronx Congressman Jose Serrano conducted a telephone interview with the Bronx Chronicle. Calling the images and reports out of Puerto Rico “devastating,” Rep. Serrano has called on the nation to assist Puerto and the US Virgin Islands in […]

by · September 26, 2017 · News
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MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES 11 SITES ADDED TO COMMUNITY PARKS INITIATIVE

MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES 11 SITES ADDED TO COMMUNITY PARKS INITIATIVE NYC Parks Community Parks Initiative will now fully reconstruct 67 total sites reaching 500K New Yorkers who live within a short walk of one of these parks Mayor Bill […]

by · September 26, 2017 · News, Parks
September 24, 2017- New York, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was joined by New Yorkers Jennifer Lopez, Rose Perez, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and pitcher Seth Lugo of the Mets, along with elected officials and labor, business and hospital leaders to provide an update on the Puerto Rico recovery effort and to make an announcement. (Photo credit: Philip Kamrass/ Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

Crespo: “The UJA-Federation of NY Supply 200 Power Generators for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands”

Assemblyman Crespo, Council Member Levine and the UJA-Federation of NY Supply 200 Power Generators for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria last week, Council Member Mark Levine, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Chair of SOMOS […]

by · September 25, 2017 · Breaking News, News
College Fair 2017

College Fair 2017

Co-op City College Fair 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017 — 11AM til 6PM

Dreiser Loop Auditorium, 177 Dreiser Loop, Bronx NY 10475

by · September 24, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Higher Education, News
Election News: Important Voter Registration Deadlines

Election News: Important Voter Registration Deadlines

Important Voter Registration Deadlines for 2017 and 2018   The last day to register to vote for the November 2017 election is October 13th. If you want to change party affiliation to vote in the 2018 primary, the deadline is […]

Black Expo America Presents the 1st Annual NYC Black Book Expo, 9/23

Black Expo America Presents the 1st Annual NYC Black Book Expo, 9/23

Black Expo America Presents the 1st Annual NYC Black Book Expo The 1st Annual New York Black Book Expo will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the National Black Theater located 2031 […]

Brian Martinez, ower of the newly-open Fresco’s Cantina restaurant in Astoria, is pleased to announce that his venue will host a dual fundraiser, benefiting the scores of people devastated by the earthquake and Hurricane Maria on Friday, September 22nd from 8 – 10PM. The money raised will […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Community Events