Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Crowley Remembers 3rd Anniversary of the Oak Creek Sikh Gurdwara Massacre

Crowley Remembers 3rd Anniversary of the Oak Creek Sikh Gurdwara Massacre

“The best way we can honor the lives lost in the Oak Creek tragedy is through meaningful change.”   Earlier this month, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, released the statement below on the […]

by · August 27, 2015 · Cultures, News
Soundview Park Movie Night: ‘Yogi Bear’ on 8/27

Soundview Park Movie Night: ‘Yogi Bear’ on 8/27

  Hey Boo-Boo, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo join New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, in hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and free movie night (‘Yogi Bear’) […]

July Was Hottest Month On Record

July Was Hottest Month On Record

July’s average global temperature was 61.86 degrees, making it the hottest month on Earth since records have been kept, federal weather officials said. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the new mark broke previous records set […]

by · August 25, 2015 · Energy, Government, News
Senator Jeff Klein, Executive Director of The Bronx YMCA Sharlene Brown, and YMCA campers.

Klein Gives YMCA of Greater NY $200K Grant

On Thursday, State Senator Jeff Klein presented the YMCA of Greater New York $200,000 in state funding. Klein presented a mock check to Executive Director of The Bronx YMCA Sharlene Brown, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at the YMCA […]

WYSK: Make Topless In Public Illegal For Everyone

WYSK: Make Topless In Public Illegal For Everyone

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz District 32 Bronx County Make Toplessness in Public Illegal for Everyone You should know that some time ago, Times Square used to be the pits of the nation where criminals, drug […]

by · August 21, 2015 · Op Ed

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