Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Profile America: Prohibition Remembered

Profile America: Prohibition Remembered

Uniquely, the 21st Amendment repeals the 18th, which launched the Prohibition Era this day in 1919.

by · January 16, 2016 · Profile America
Giants Move On New Head Coach

Giants Move On New Head Coach

Ben McAdoo was the center of attention Friday morning when he was officially announced as the 17th head coach in franchise history of the New York Giants.

by · January 16, 2016 · News, Sports

WYSK: A Deal Is A Deal

What You Should Know By Senator Rev Rubén Díaz A Deal Is A Deal You should know that in this, my first What You Should Know column of 2016, I would like to talk to you about a donation and […]

by · January 15, 2016 · What You Should Know
Salamanca, Septimo Cash Haul Outpace Contenders In South Bronx Special Elex

Salamanca, Septimo Cash Haul Outpace Contenders In South Bronx Special Elex

Today was the first day to file fundraising totals for candidates wanting to run in the special election to replace former City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo. As reported earlier in the week, Bronx Democratic Party favorite son, Rafael Salamanca […]

by · January 15, 2016 · Bronx Politics, Election News, News
SIXTEEN HOTELS TO JOIN NYC’S FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

SIXTEEN HOTELS TO JOIN NYC’S FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

16 HOTELS COMMIT TO 30 PERCENT REDUCTION IN EMISSIONS IN NEXT 10 YEARS   Another major expansion of NYC carbon challenge adds hotel sector to multifamily buildings, universities, hospitals, and commercial offices – part of de Blasio Administration’s OneNYC and […]

by · January 15, 2016 · Environment, Government
Councilman Andy King

Council Member Andy King Hosts MLK Birthday Open House

BRONX — City Council Member Andy King will hold an open house and community “meet and greet” at his 12th District offices at 940 East Gun Hill Road and 135 Einstein Loop, Room 44, in Co-Op City on Friday, Jan. […]

by · January 15, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Community Events
De Blasio Approves Pay Hikes for City Council, BPs And Others

De Blasio Approves Pay Hikes for City Council, BPs And Others

MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO ACCEPTS QUADRENNIAL COMMISSION’S RECOMMENDATIONS Mayor Reiterates that He Will Not Accept a Raise This Term   NEW YORK — Late Wednesday night, in a letter to Council Speaker Mark-Viverito, Mayor Bill de Blasio formally accepted the […]

by · January 15, 2016 · Government, News
Profile America: TV Viewing From Open-Reel to Digital Recorders

Profile America: TV Viewing From Open-Reel to Digital Recorders

HOME VIDEO Profile America — The contemporary habit of adjusting TV viewing to your own convenience got its sputtering start 50 years ago. The Sony Corporation began marketing its open-reel videotape recorder in 1966 to individual consumers. The black and […]

by · January 15, 2016 · Profile America
Reaction to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Budget Speech

Reaction to Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Budget Speech

Leaders across NYC responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent State of the State Budget Address.     Mayor Bill de Blasio:    “I think the speech, today, certainly included a lot of progress on some important issues – a lot […]

by · January 14, 2016 · Government, News
Breaking News: Rafael Salamanca Raises Nearly $50K for City Council Special Election

Breaking News: Rafael Salamanca Raises Nearly $50K for City Council Special Election

Democrat Rafael Salamanca Jr., candidate for the New York City Council for District 17 in the Bronx, announced that he will report $49,715 raised by his campaign in tomorrow’s January 15 filing deadline. He will report $44,689 cash on-hand. This will […]

L-R: Lynda Johnson Robb, President  Jimmy Carter, Luci Baines Johnson, Rosalynn Carter. Photo by Michael A. Schwarz

LBJ Foundation Honors President Jimmy Carter With The 2016 Liberty And Justice For All Award

ATLANTA — The LBJ Foundation has awarded its most prestigious prize, the LBJ Liberty and Justice for All Award, to former President Jimmy Carter in recognition of his leadership in public service and his tireless efforts toward peace and human rights. […]

by · January 14, 2016 · News
Profile America: Financial Wellness Month

Profile America: Financial Wellness Month

FINANCIAL WELLNESS MONTH Profile America — January is Financial Wellness Month, appropriately timed to the confluence of New Year’s resolutions and holiday bills. It’s a time to set new goals for financial freedom and moderation in spending; for people to understand […]

Dabo Swinney of Clemson University Named 2015 Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year

Dabo Swinney of Clemson University Named 2015 Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year

HOUSTON /PRNewswire/ — Dabo Swinney of Clemson captured the 30th annual Coach of the Year award at the American Heart Association’s Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards. Clemson rattled off 14 straight wins to start the 2015 season, and Swinney guided the Tigers to […]

by · January 14, 2016 · Sports
SBHS Festival Youth Choir at The Vatican
(courtesy of Saint Barnabas High School)

Saint Barnabas High School Students Return from Vatican – Mass with Pope Francis

Saint Barnabas High School students are back from their performance at the Vatican in Rome. Bronx, NY — After a seven day whirlwind adventure, Saint Barnabas High School students have returned from their invitation to sing at a special Vatican […]

Profile America: First Home Television Sets

Profile America: First Home Television Sets

FIRST HOME TV “SETS” Profile America — Couch potatoes can trace their roots to this date in 1928 when three experimental television sets were installed in private homes in Schenectady, New York. Not that there was much to see, the […]