Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Utica College Pioneers – Tutein Named USTFCCCA All-American

UTICA, NY – Bronxite and Utica College junior Rob Tutein was officially named an All-American in the high jump by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.  The top eight student-athletes in each event […]

by · May 27, 2015 · Sports
Jerome Avenue Community Planning Workshop, May 30

Jerome Avenue Community Planning Workshop, May 30

This Saturday, May 30, the City Planning Department’s community planning office is holding the first in a series of public “Visioning Workshops” for “Jerome Avenue Community Planning.” The “Community Planning” workshop runs from 10AM to 2PM at the Kips Bay Boys and […]

by · May 26, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Housing

Senate’s MMA Backer Open To Changes

Senate’s MMA Backer Open To Changes Republican Sen. Joe Griffo, one of the main sponsors of a bill aimed at legalizing mixed-martial arts in the state, is open to making changes to the measure should it lead to its passage […]

by · May 21, 2015 · Government, News, Sports
#RedNoseDay, May 21 — Participate Today

#RedNoseDay, May 21 — Participate Today

Red Nose Day IS today. May 21. Participate. Help make children’s lives better. Pass it on. Watch NBC tonight, 8-11PM. http://Rednoseday.org 

by · May 21, 2015 · Bulletin Board
COMPTROLLER STRINGER REACHES SETTLEMENT FOR WORKERS CHEATED OUT OF NEARLY $1 MILLION

COMPTROLLER STRINGER REACHES SETTLEMENT FOR WORKERS CHEATED OUT OF NEARLY $1 MILLION

Thirty-three underpaid workers did ironwork at 11 city schools and the Queens Museum New York, NY – On Monday, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer presented checks to immigrant workers who were cheated out of nearly $1 million in wages […]

by · May 20, 2015 · Crime, News
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Happy Rockefeller, Wife of Former Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Dead at 88

Happy Rockefeller, Whose Marriage to NY Governor Scandalized Voters, Dies at 88 Happy Rockefeller died at her Tarrytown home, following a brief illness on Tuesday, at the age of 88. Her marriage to Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, soon after both had been […]

by · May 20, 2015 · Announcements, Obituary
Bronx DA Johnson Indicts Former Assembly Candidate Hector Ramirez

Bronx DA Johnson Indicts Former Assembly Candidate Hector Ramirez

    On Tuesday, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson arrested former Assembly candidate Hector Ramirez along with another individual, Ana Cuevas. They were arraigned, entered pleas of not guilty, and were released on personal recognizance bonds of $25,000 and $10,000, […]

State Comptroller may run against Cuomo for governor | New York Post

State Comptroller may run against Cuomo for governor | New York Post

The NY Post’s Fred Dicker reports that Democratic activists say state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli may run for governor in 2018 at the urging of progressives, regardless of whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeks a third term. Progressives and labor leaders are […]

by · May 20, 2015 · News, Politics
BronxTalk: The Beautiful Bronx Guidebook

BronxTalk: The Beautiful Bronx Guidebook

On last night’s BronxTalk, host Gary Axlebank discussed the Bronx’ first-ever guide book, ‘The Bronx, the ultimate guide to New York City’s Beautiful Borough’ written by Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan and Shelley Olson. This delightful program featured some fascinating historical […]

Freddy Rodriguez My Geometries at the Longwood Arts Gallery

UPCOMING EXHIBITION Freddy Rodríguez: My Geometries 1970- 2002 Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator Opening Reception | Wed, June 3rd | 5:00-9:00pm Longwood Arts Gallery @Hostos CC —————————————————————- Freddy Rodríguez: My Geometries 1970-2002 is the first exhibition to chart the artist-s expansive and unique approach to geometric abstraction […]

Lightning Outskate Rangers, 6-2

Stanley Cup Playoffs Final – Monday, 8:00 PM Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Tampa Bay Lightning (1-1-0) 6 New York Rangers (1-1-0) 2 Lightning scored 2 goals in the first period, one in the second and scored three goals in […]

by · May 19, 2015 · Sports

Mets Beat Cardinals 2-1

Mayberry has winning hit in 14th, Mets beat Cardinals 2-1 http://t.co/qxDCpgyfKo

by · May 19, 2015 · Sports

Bronx Walk of Fame 2015 — Malik Yoba (Video)

Bronx-born and raised (1571 Undercliff Avenue, Brown Place, etc.), film/TV actor (Empire, NY Undercover, Cool Runnings) and social activist (Incite32) Malik Yoba accepts his induction into the Bronx Walk of Fame. Malik shouts out his mother and his children. He talks […]

by · May 18, 2015 · Bronx Personalities
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The Rise of Bronx Power (via City and State NY)

When the Assembly speakership opened up for the first time in a generation, a handful of contenders for the office was quickly whittled down to one: Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the Bronx. The official vote in early February was a […]

Last of the Met Council Six Sentenced

Last of the Met Council Six Sentenced

David Cohen Sentenced To One Year In Jail And $650,000 In Restitution For Crimes Committed Against The Publicly Funded Social Services Group State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Monday announced that David Cohen, former executive […]

by · May 17, 2015 · Crime, News