Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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TONIGHT: Bronx District Attorney Candidates Forum, 7PM

(Bronx, N.Y. – October 27, 2015) Tonight, candidates for Bronx District Attorney, Republican Robert Siano and Democrat Judge Darcel D. Clark (invited, not confirmed) will participate in a Candidates’ Forum, hosted by Discovery for Justice, a nonprofit organization that focuses on nonpartisan […]

CUOMO ISSUES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION EXECUTIVE ORDER PROTECTING TRANSGENDER NEW YORKERS

CUOMO ISSUES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION EXECUTIVE ORDER PROTECTING TRANSGENDER NEW YORKERS

First Executive in the Nation to Issue Statewide Regulations Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity, Transgender Status or Gender Dysphoria    Last week, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo introduced regulations through the New York State Human Rights Law […]

by · October 26, 2015 · Government, LGBT Issues
Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code

International Women’s Forum Global Event Set to Unite, Ignite and Inspire 800+ Top Women Leaders

Attendees Convene to Address Imminent Solutions for Today’s Most Pressing Global Challenges BOSTON, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The International Women’s Forum (IWF), a global organization comprised of the world’s most dynamic women at the highest levels of professional achievement, will convene in […]

by · October 26, 2015 · News, Technology, Women
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DSNY Emergency Snow Laborers Jobs Available — Register Now

  Register TODAY  for Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Emergency Snow Laborers Jobs Help Clear Snow and Ice After Winter Storms New York City Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia announced that early registration has begun for emergency snow laborers for the upcoming snow […]

Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York and Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York

Clark Announces VISTA Plan to Restructure Bronx District Attorney’s Office

Former Supreme Court Justice Darcel Clark, the Democratic candidate for Bronx District Attorney, announced the VISTA Plan – her vision on how to increase efficiency and expand accountability, improve operations and move cases forward on a more timely basis. “The […]

by · October 23, 2015 · Bronx Politics
AARP Teams with National Hearing Test to Provide Free Hearing Screening

AARP Teams with National Hearing Test to Provide Free Hearing Screening

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — AARP today announced an agreement between the AARP Hearing Center and the National Hearing Test that allows AARP members nationwide to take the telephone-administered test at no charge.  More than 37 million American adults […]

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Congressman Conyers, GM, WSU, HFH Among ACE Award Winners

DETROIT, Oct. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Michigan’s top corporations and MBEs gathered this week at the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council’s 32ndAnnual Awards celebration, renamed the ACE (Ambassadors Championing Excellence) Awards and the Inaugural Hall of Fame at the Max M. Fischer Music […]

by · October 23, 2015 · Business
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Son of Marcus Garvey to Receive Planet Africa Award

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2015 /CNW/ – Dr. Julius W. Garvey, Vascular Surgeon and son of legendary figure,Marcus Garvey and others are set to receive prestigious Planet Africa Awards on October 24th at Pearson Convention Centre, 2638 Steeles Ave. E., Brampton. The awards program […]

by · October 22, 2015 · Non-Profit Organizations
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Firefighters Union Endorses Keith Wright for Congress

The Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) representing more than 8,000 New York City Firefighters endorsed Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright for election to New York’s 13th Congressional district (NY-13). The UFA is the largest firefighters union local in the world. In making […]

by · October 22, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Elections, Labor
Gallery Opening: Seis del Sur: BARRIOS

Gallery Opening: Seis del Sur: BARRIOS

Seis del Sur: BARRIOS is a photographic group exhibition featuring both the vintage and contemporary photojournalistic and social documentary work of the six members of the Seis del Sur photo collective: Joe Conzo, Ricky Flores, Ángel Franco, David González, Edwin Pagán, and Francisco Molina […]

by · October 22, 2015 · Arts & Artists, Arts and Culture
Good Afternoon From The Bronx

Good Afternoon From The Bronx

On Wednesday, our managing editor was headed downtown but not before he created a Periscope broadcast from the elevated platform at the IRT #4 161st Street – Yankee Stadium station. He had a great view of the new Yankees Stadium, the […]

by · October 22, 2015 · Bronx Landmarks, Video
Let’s Go Mets!!! City Reacts As Mets Take NL Pennant

Let’s Go Mets!!! City Reacts As Mets Take NL Pennant

Dan-cin’ in the sweep: Mets are NL champs!     The New York Mets celebrated an 8-3 win over the Cubs in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday at Wrigley Field, capping the first four-game sweep of […]

by · October 22, 2015 · Sports
Editorial: Save Lives, Stop Crime

Editorial: Save Lives, Stop Crime

  All across New York City, people are sending condolences to the family and friends of Officer Randolph Holder, a 33-year-old police officer with five years of service in the NYPD. Holder was killed in the line of duty Tuesday […]

by · October 22, 2015 · Crime, Editorials
New York Reacts To Latest Police Officer Death

New York Reacts To Latest Police Officer Death

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed that flags on all State government buildings be flown at half-staff in memory of New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder, who died last night after being shot […]

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AARP Launches ‘Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers’ Contest

Contest rallies people of all ages to #BeKindToCaregivers WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AARP’s ‘Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers’ contest is underway. The contest encourages people of all ages to recognize and reward family caregivers in their lives in small but meaningful ways, […]