Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Red Cross Blood Drive, July 14

Red Cross Blood Drive, July 14

  State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. will be sponsoring a Blood Drive through the American Red Cross on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 12 noon until 5PM at his District Office located at 900 Rogers Place. A Red Cross Mobile Unit will […]

by · July 13, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Health Fairs
Political RoundUp, July 10: World Cup Ticker-Tape Parade, Herman Badillo Post Office

Political RoundUp, July 10: World Cup Ticker-Tape Parade, Herman Badillo Post Office

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Ticker-Tape Parade At approximately 11:00 AM Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio attend the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Ticker-Tape Parade in Lower Manhattan. Congress Names Morrisania Post Office In Honor of Herman Badillo On […]

by · July 10, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government
Gertrude Ederele (Wikipedia)

First Woman Honored With Canyon of Heroes Ticker Tape Parade Buried At Woodlawn

The folks over at Woodlawn Cemetery shared a bit of trivia connecting the Bronx to Friday’s ticker tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes for the World Cup champion United States Women’s soccer team. According to Brian G. Andersson, the cemetery’s […]

A.P.: NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects

A.P.: NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects

The AP’s Jake Pearson reports “NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects” “Thousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won’t face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects […]

by · July 8, 2015 · Crime, Government
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Parkchester Man Gunned Down While Holding His Baby Girl

Allen McQueen, a 21-year-old man, was shot and killed while holding his baby daughter, Taylor, on a street in Parkchester, according to several witnesses. Police, responding to a 911 call at 1:19 p.m.,  said the man was shot in the […]

by · July 8, 2015 · Crime
New York Junior Tennis & Learning Host Free Summer Youth Program

New York Junior Tennis & Learning Host Free Summer Youth Program

New York Junior Tennis & Learning Host Free Summer Youth Program 6th – 8th grade! July 6 – August 7, 2015.  Includes weekly Tennis Lessons. Space is limited. Call 718-466-2480 for details.  

Political RoundUp, July 8 – Abrazo Dominicano

Political RoundUp, July 8 – Abrazo Dominicano

Day Planner: For the second day in a row, Governor Cuomo is in New York City. Serrano Urges Obama To Take Federal Action On Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Rep. Serrano reiterated the need for congressional action to extend Chapter 9 bankruptcy protections to Puerto […]

by · July 8, 2015 · Government, News
National Action Network Rally for Justice for Eric Garner, July 18

National Action Network Rally for Justice for Eric Garner, July 18

To mark the anniversary of the controversial death of Staten Island resident, Eric Garner, at the hands of the police, the National Action Network is holding a rally in front of the United States District Court at Cadman Plaza in […]

Governor Andrew Cuomo, son of Governor Mario Cuomo

“Enough Is Enough” Legislation Set For Cuomo Signature

Governor Cuomo is in New York City to sign his signature “Enough is Enough” Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses. The bill signing takes place at 12 noon at the New York University School of Law.  Last year, […]

Community Disability Day, July 11

Community Disability Day, July 11

Insight for New Housing   Presents a Celebration of The 25th Anniversary of The Americans with Disability Act Community Disability Day (We Belong Together)   Saturday, July 11th 2015 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Crotona Park Crotona Avenue at Crotona Park […]

Silvercup Studios North to open next year in the Bronx

Silvercup Studios North to open next year in the Bronx

Lights, Camera, Action in the Bronx! Silvercup Studios expanding with a new Bronx film and television production facility; $35M project brings hundreds of well-paying jobs To meet the growing needs of New York’s booming film and television production industry, Silvercup […]

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Automatic Voter Registration Seen As 2016 Issue

The Huffington Post is reporting that iVote, a voting rights group is making automatic voter registration its centerpiece election reform proposal for 2016. Hillary Clinton has already embraced the idea and in March, Oregon became the first state in the nation to enact […]

‘Fort Drum Loophole’ Closed In Crack Down on Lenders Who Prey on Military Personnel

‘Fort Drum Loophole’ Closed In Crack Down on Lenders Who Prey on Military Personnel

Omni Military Lending Agrees to Stop Making Loans In Excess of New York’s Interest Rate Caps Today, New York State launched a crackdown on high-interest loans made to military personnel by closing the “Fort Drum Loophole.” That loophole – predicated on a […]

Brilliant Futures Daycare and Preschool Featured In Independent Film

Brilliant Futures Daycare and Preschool Featured In Independent Film

Brilliant Futures Daycare and Preschool, a wonderful locally-owned and operated small family daycare service in the Morris Park section of The Bronx, is featured in the upcoming 2015 independent film documentary, “Small Business Revolution,” representing the Bronx and New York. Brilliant Futures is […]

Happy Independence Day from Mayor de Blasio

Happy Independence Day from Mayor de Blasio

 In an email statement to New Yorkers, Mayor Bill de Blasio touted his administration’s progress in the fight against inequality as reason to celebrate The 4th of July. And he asked New Yorkers to share a holiday graphic depicting a […]