Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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New York Road Runners Seek Volunteers

New York Road Runners Looking For Volunteers The New York Road Runners (NYRR) are looking for local Bronxites volunteers who would like to come out and help with the Bronx 10-Mile race on Sunday, September 27. NYRR is looking for volunteers […]

Mayor Forms Task Force To Combat..Topless Gals And Cartoon Characters, Not Guns and Gangs

Mayor Forms Task Force To Combat..Topless Gals And Cartoon Characters, Not Guns and Gangs

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that he will convene a multi-agency City task force to address the growing problem of topless individuals and costume characters in Times Square. Over the past several months, serious concerns have been raised about […]

by · August 20, 2015 · Government, News
BREAKING NEWS: Opera House Hotel ID’d As Source of Legionnaires’ Outbreak

BREAKING NEWS: Opera House Hotel ID’d As Source of Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Opera House Hotel cooling tower Legionella strains match strains taken from patients; Hotel’s cooling tower was disinfected   The New York City Health Department’s Public Health Laboratory, in close coordination with the State’s Wadsworth Center Laboratory and the CDC, today announced […]

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END-OF-SUMMER “DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER” CRACKDOWN ON IMPAIRED DRIVING

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed New York State Police to ramp up enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on impaired driving. The 20-day campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7 (Labor […]

BCHN's Alexei Silva teaches the children the steps for the Nae Nae.

BCHN Health Fair Field Day

BCHN Annual Health Fair Field Day Area Children Participate in Fun-Filled Day of Outdoor Activity Dozens of young children participated in the annual Bronx Community Health Network / BCHN Health Fair Field Day at the Evander Childs Educational Campus on […]

by · August 20, 2015 · Health & Nutrition
Tenants Sue Landlord Over Illegal Rents and Illegal Deregulation Efforts

Tenants Sue Landlord Over Illegal Rents and Illegal Deregulation Efforts

Tenants in Bronx Apartment Building Sue 421-a Landlord in NYS Supreme Court Over Illegal Rents and Attempts to Deregulate Apartments  Eighteen tenants from a Bronx apartment building sued their landlord in NYS Supreme Court today, challenging the owner’s unlawful attempts […]

by · August 20, 2015 · Housing, Law
FAMED BRITISH BALLADEER ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK PLAYS SETON PARK

FAMED BRITISH BALLADEER ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK PLAYS SETON PARK

Acclaimed artist Engelbert Humperdinck serenades concertgoers at Senator Klein’s Summertime Symphonies Series   State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted Engelbert Humperdinck at Seton Park on Tuesday. The British balladeer serenaded a crowd of more than 500 concertgoers as part of […]

Bronx Disability Activist Greg Bell, Sr. Mourned

Bronx Disability Activist Greg Bell, Sr. Mourned

Gregory D. Bell, Sr., 68, a military veteran, community activist and founder of Insight for New Housing, died of cancer at the Bronx V.A. Hospital on August 13. City Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson remembered Greg Bell as not only a strong […]

by · August 19, 2015 · Announcements, Obituary
Bronx African Advisory Council Hosts Community Business Workshop

Bronx African Advisory Council Hosts Community Business Workshop

The Bronx African Advisory Council (AAC) is hosting an open Community Business Workshop for persons interested in starting and growing their business.  Information about small business grants and loan will be made available. Date: Thursday, August 20th Time: 6 pm Location: Bronx […]

New Initiative Educating Bar Owners About New State ID Cards

New Initiative Educating Bar Owners About New State ID Cards

New brochure details changes in driver licenses, permits, and IDs, equipping servers with tool to spot fake or altered cards New York State will soon distribute electronic brochures to thousands of bar owners across the state describing the advanced security features […]

by · August 19, 2015 · Announcements, Government, News
Third Annual Concourse Village Family Day, 8/22

Third Annual Concourse Village Family Day, 8/22

Third Annual Concourse Village Family Day Bronx State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. announced that the Third Annual Concourse Village Family Day will take place this Saturday, August 22, 2015 starting at 12 noon at Concourse Plaza East in the Bronx NY 10451. The […]

by · August 19, 2015 · Announcements, Bulletin Board
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

BP Diaz Blasts NYCHA Development Proposal Eliminating Green Spaces

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is raising serious concerns over a proposal by the New York City Housing Authority to develop open green spaces between existing buildings at city housing projects.   “The tenants of NYCHA should not be […]

by · August 19, 2015 · Breaking News, Housing
Letter to the Editor: Stars and Bars

Letter to the Editor: Stars and Bars

Dear Editor, Some ahistoric Americans insist that the U. S. Civil War was fought, simply, so that individual states could preserve their rights as sovereign powers, unencumbered by the Federal Government whose centralized power was being used in an aggressive, overreaching manner. […]

by · August 18, 2015 · Letter to the Editor
Bronx:Africa Exhibit Planned By Bronx Council On The Arts

Bronx:Africa Exhibit Planned By Bronx Council On The Arts

ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS The Bronx Council on the Arts’ Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos College invites artists across all disciplines to submit work samples or proposals for its upcoming BRONX:AFRICA exhibition opening February 2016. The BRONX:AFRICA exhibit will feature contemporary […]

by · August 18, 2015 · Arts & Artists, Bulletin Board
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Manhattan BP Brewer Comes To The Bronx

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz District 32 Bronx County Gail Brewer Comes to the Bronx You should know that the Honorable Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough  President came to the Bronx to be a part of the […]

by · August 18, 2015 · Op Ed