Articles by: Michael Benjamin

CRESPO POISED TO BECOME NEXT BX DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER

CRESPO POISED TO BECOME NEXT BX DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER

Multiple sources, including Bronx Chronicle columnist Anthony Rivieccio, are reporting that the executive committee of the Bronx Democratic Party meets tonight to elect Assemblyman Marcos Crespo as chairman of the executive committee, i.e., county leader. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, chairman of the […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Local News, Politics
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FORUM, 3/18

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FORUM, 3/18

Love Don’t Hurt On March 18, The Bronx Health Reach will present a Domestic Violence Forum at the Urban Health Plan’s Simpson Pavilion located at 1054 Simpson Street in the Bronx. The event’s poster is emblazoned with the slogan, “Love Don’t […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Family, Health & Nutrition, Women
Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

City schools to recognize Muslim Holidays (New York NY) In a morning announcement, Mayor de Blasio fulfilled a campaign promise by adding two Muslim Holidays — Eid al-Adha & Eid al-Fitr — to the New York City public schools calendar. This shift […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Cultures, Faith, Government, News, Religion
Governor Andrew Cuomo, son of Governor Mario Cuomo

CUOMO AWARDED FOR ‘RAISE THE AGE’ REFORM

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week received the Families Together 2015 Exceptional Leadership Award for his administration’s work on Raise the Age criminal justice reform. The Award was presented at a Legislative Awareness Day and Luncheon where family members and […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Government, News
Bronx Republican leaders: Michael Rendition and Juan Carlos Polanco, Esq.

BRONXTALK: Politics With Bronx GOP Leaders

On Monday night’s BronxTalk (3/2), host Gary Axlebank talked with the Bronx GOP leaders about politics, Bronx development, the future of their party, and other issues. Michael Rendino, vice chairman of the Bronx Republican Party and Juan Carlos Polanco, Esq., […]

BP DIAZ PUSHES #NOT62 HASHTAG HEALTH IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN

BP DIAZ PUSHES #NOT62 HASHTAG HEALTH IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN

At last month’s State of the Borough Address, Borough President Diaz announced the #Not62 Initiative. Diaz asked Bronxites to adopt healthier lifestyles and live longer.   Each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin release the […]

New Yorkers Can STILL Sign Up For Health Coverage  (March 1 Through April 30)

New Yorkers Can STILL Sign Up For Health Coverage (March 1 Through April 30)

(New York, NY) — NY State of Health, the State’s official health plan Marketplace, announced a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who had to pay a federal penalty for 2014 and had not been aware or had […]

Rep. Serrano Lauds FCC Vote Supporting Net Neutrality

Rep. Serrano Lauds FCC Vote Supporting Net Neutrality

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, lauded the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) historic vote adopting rules protecting network neutrality on the Internet. “The rules adopted Friday will help guarantee […]

Netanyahu Declares US-Israel Alliance Strong

Netanyahu Declares US-Israel Alliance Strong

In a speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the US-Israel relationship remains strong despite controversy over his speech to the US Congress on Tuesday. Netanyahu said […]

Former Major League All-star Minnie Minoso, Dead At 90

Former Major League All-star Minnie Minoso, Dead At 90

Orestes “Minnie” Minoso died Sunday at 90. Mr. Minoso, a seven-time American League All-Star, was the first black Cuban player in Major League Baseball. After a stellar 1951 season, he became “Mr. White Sox.” During his career, Minnie Minoso led the […]

by · March 2, 2015 · Announcements, Obituary, Sports
Haile Rivera Joins Faith In New York Team

Haile Rivera Joins Faith In New York Team

Faith in New York (FINY) recently announced via email the hiring of its new Bronx Lead Organizer, Haile Rivera. Haile brings a wealth of experience in both non-profit service and advocacy worlds and will help further develop Faith in New […]

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Free Range Kids – Are Teens Who Sext “Child Pornographers?

Post by contributor Lenore Skenazy Thanks to our mistaken belief that no one under 18 can have any legitimate sexual feelings—and hence any sex they’ve engaged in was coerced and bound to render unspeakable emotional harm—we have laws on the […]

by · March 2, 2015 · Crime, Cultures, Government, Law
Assembly Passes DREAM Act, Senate Action Unlikely

Assembly Passes DREAM Act, Senate Action Unlikely

On Thursday, the state Assembly voted 87-45 for the DREAM Act, a bill that would open up state-level college tuition assistance to children of immigrants and undocumented immigrants who are in the country illegally. The vote was largely along party […]

by · February 27, 2015 · Government, Immigration Issues, News
FAMILIES FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE STATE TAKEOVER OF 178 FAILING  SCHOOLS

FAMILIES FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE STATE TAKEOVER OF 178 FAILING SCHOOLS

Parents Urge Governor and State Legislature to Place All Priority Schools Under Receivership this Fall, Providing Bold, Structural Change for Chronically Failing Schools Includes 91 Priority Schools in New York City New York, NY – On Wednesday, Families for Excellent Schools (FES) […]

by · February 25, 2015 · Education News, Government
Serranos Co-Host 2015 Black History Month Celebration

Serranos Co-Host 2015 Black History Month Celebration

Tuesday morning Congressman Jose Serrano and his son, State Senator Jose M. Serrano held their annual Black History Month event celebrating the contributions of local leaders. This year, they honored Kenneth Knuckles, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone; Mary Coleman, Stella and […]

by · February 25, 2015 · History, Local Events, Local News