Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Free Small Business Workshops At Monroe College

Free Small Business Workshops At Monroe College

The Monroe College School of Business and Operation HOPE Present: FREE Small Business Development Workshops   The Monroe College School of Business and Operation HOPE (in partnership with Popular Community Bank, NA), are continuing their collaboration on opportunities for entrepreneurs: FREE […]

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DSNY Sargeant Musella Laid To Rest Today

Funeral of Department of Sanitation Sergeant Frank Musella Most Precious Blood Church 70 Bay 47th Street Brooklyn, NY 11214 Mayor Bill de Blasio, Public advocate Leticia James and other dignitaries wil be attending the 11:00 AM funeral for DSNY Sargeant […]

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Anxious Bronx Residents Overflow Legionnaires’ Town Hall

Monday night’s overflow crowd at the Legionnaires’ Town Hall is an indication of the anxiety felt by Bronx residents living in the outbreak zone. Shortly before the meeting began the Health Department (DOHMH) announced that the number of deaths had increased […]

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Schneiderman To Investigate Mt. Vernon Woman’s Death in Police Custody

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman confirmed Monday he will launch a full-scale investigation into the death Raynette Turner, an African American mother of eight, who died last week while in the custody of the Mount Vernon Police Department. The probe […]

by · August 4, 2015 · Government, News, Police Affairs
CRAFT DISTILLERS ACROSS NYS BENEFIT FROM BEER SUMMIT POLICY INITIATIVES

CRAFT DISTILLERS ACROSS NYS BENEFIT FROM BEER SUMMIT POLICY INITIATIVES

Reforms implemented following summits saved over $400,000 in fees Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that policies implemented following the Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summits have saved New York distillers over $424,000 in fees over the past three years. […]

Bronx Realtors Rodriguez Pitches Shutout, 9-0

Bronx Realtors Rodriguez Pitches Shutout, 9-0

Miguel Clemente Rodriguez pitched a gem of a Game. He struck out 7 batters, picked off a runner at second base to preserve The Bronx Realtors’ first shut out victory in the Borough Cup by a score of 9-0. Rodriguez […]

by · August 3, 2015 · Sports, Youth and Children
Your Legionnaires’ Disease Primer

Your Legionnaires’ Disease Primer

Since July 10, there have been 71 cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in the Bronx. Four persons have died and all of the deceased individuals were older adults and had additional underlying medical problems. Fifty-five people suffering from Legionnaires’ disease […]

Six New Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease, 71 Sickened

Six New Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease, 71 Sickened

As of Sunday, there were 71 cases of Legionnaires’ disease ( a form of pneumonia) reported in the Bronx. Tragically, four persons have died and all of the deceased individuals were older adults and had additional underlying medical problems. So […]

Get The Facts on The Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Get The Facts on The Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

Bronx Town Hall on the Legionnaires Disease Outbreak Monday 8/3, 6pm-8pm Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY 10451, 2nd Floor North Wing Join community leaders, Health Department medical professionals and city officials in a town hall […]

4th Dead, 2 More Bronx Bldgs Positive For Legionnaires’ Germ

4th Dead, 2 More Bronx Bldgs Positive For Legionnaires’ Germ

4th Person Died of Legionnaires’ disease; Two More Contaminated Building Cooling Towers  A fourth person in the Bronx has died of Legionnaires’ disease according to the city’s Health Department. As of Saturday, the number of cases climbed to 65, including […]

BOOGIE ON THE BOULEVARD RETURNS TO THE GRAND CONCOURSE THIS SUNDAY

BOOGIE ON THE BOULEVARD RETURNS TO THE GRAND CONCOURSE THIS SUNDAY

Boogie on the Boulevard: August 2nd, 9th and 16th – Noon to 4 p.m. The Grand Concourse between 161st and 167th Streets   Boogie on the Boulevard is a celebration of art, active living, and public space in the Bronx. It […]

Diaz Nemesis Drops Lawsuit Challenging Dismissal

Diaz Nemesis Drops Lawsuit Challenging Dismissal

Sources say that Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz’s former staffer and long time ally Camella Pinkney-Price has quietly dropped the racial discrimination lawsuit she filed after she was dismissed from her $82,000-a-year job as deputy chief of staff to Diaz […]

by · July 31, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Government
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Senate Leader Flanagan Taps Syracuse Senator As His Deputy

Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan appointed Central New York Senator John DeFrancisco as Deputy Majority Leader of the New York State Senate, thus restoring regional balance in the leadership of the upper chamber. “John DeFrancisco is a key part of our leadership team […]

by · July 31, 2015 · Government, Politics
NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera, SD 33

Senator Rivera Summer Community Events Calendar

During the month of August, Senator Gustavo Rivera will present a series of community events! For more information, call 718-933-2034.   NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Hosts Shred Day!  Our office will partner with Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, AARP New York and other elected officials on August […]

Health Dept ID’s Sources of Legionnaires’ Disease, Confuses Public

Health Dept ID’s Sources of Legionnaires’ Disease, Confuses Public

City identified two sources of Legionella, and affected units have begun the process of remediation City continues aggressive testing and monitoring City health officials have identified and are overseeing the cleaning of two sources of Legionnaires’ disease in the South […]