Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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

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

WYSK: Gillibrand vs. Schumer

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz District 32 Bronx County, New York Schumer vs. Gillibrand You should know that Senator Chuck Schumer, a Democrat and the Senior US Senator from the State of  New York has publicly […]

by · August 14, 2015 · Op Ed
Legionnaires’ Death Toll Rises Amid Political Sniping

Legionnaires’ Death Toll Rises Amid Political Sniping

As the death toll from Legionnaires’ disease has risen to include a twelfth victim, the political sniping between Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio sank to a new low. On Monday, the two Democrats appeared to have competing […]

by · August 11, 2015 · Government, Health & Nutrition
Kathy Kelly Win 2015 Peace Prize

Kathy Kelly Win 2015 Peace Prize

The US Peace Memorial Foundation has awarded its 2015 Peace Prize to The Honorable Kathy F. Kelly for inspiring nonviolence and risking her own life and freedom for peace and the victims of war.  Michael Knox, Chair of the Foundation, presented […]

by · August 10, 2015 · News
Photo Op-Ed: Cuomo To The Rescue

Photo Op-Ed: Cuomo To The Rescue

Cuomo: “We’re Taking Matters into Our Own Hands”  Gary Tilzer, Blogger at True News, @unitedNYblogs On Friday, Politico New York reported on the gulf between Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio over the recent Legionnaires disease outbreak in […]

by · August 8, 2015 · Photo Op Ed
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Veteran Newsman Bill Carey Passes Away At 61

Bill Carey, the longtime television journalist who was a fixture in Central New York for decades, has died. He was 61.   Carey, a senior reporter with Time Warner Cable News, had been in the intensive care unit at Memorial […]

by · August 8, 2015 · Announcements, Obituary
NY Offers Free Legionella Testing To Bldg Owners

NY Offers Free Legionella Testing To Bldg Owners

This afternoon, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the New York State Department of Health is providing free Legionella testing for building owners, operators, managers and landlords of buildings with cooling towers or evaporative condenser units that can be sources of […]

Crowley Pushes to Secure Funding for SUNY Maritime College

Crowley Pushes to Secure Funding for SUNY Maritime College

Over 40 Members of Congress Sign Letter Urging the Administration to Continue Funding for New Training Vessels On Wednesday, Reps. Joe Crowley (D-NY), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, and Dan Benishek (R-MI) announced a bipartisan effort to secure continued […]

by · August 6, 2015 · Government, Higher Education
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State Police Speed Week Crackdown Thru 8/11

The New York State Police will conduct a week-long enforcement initiative to crack down on speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. The Speed Week campaign runs today through August 11. “Speeding and reckless driving is unsafe and the cause […]

by · August 6, 2015 · Announcements, Government
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