Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Bronx Borough President’s 2019 Calendar of Upcoming Events

Bronx Borough President’s 2019 Calendar of Upcoming Events

  Black History Month Celebrating African-American History & Culture Wednesday, February 13th 6 pm Dominican Heritage Month Thursday, February 28th 6 pm Irish Heritage Month Thursday, March 14th 6 pm Women’s History Month Thursday March 21st 6 pm LGBTQ Thursday, […]

State Legislature to hold Hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Feb. 13

State Legislature to hold Hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Feb. 13

Today, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie released a statement on tackling sexual harassment in New York: “Sexual harassment impacts employees across the country, including right here in New York. No industry is free from the […]

by · January 17, 2019 · Bulletin Board, News, Women
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Instagram)

Welcome to The AOC

“The AOC,” is a new feature that will attempt to compile and chronicle happenings in the life of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, the youngest Member of Congress, democratic socialist, social media master blaster, Twitter assassin, Instagram gangsta and Queen of […]

Credit: Bob Press

Press Clips: Crime Spikes in The Bronx

Bronx Police Statistics for Year Ending 2018 Show big increase over 2017 By Robert Press The year-end 2018 NYPD Comp Stat report shows a 25 percent increase in murder, and an 14+ percent increase in rape over 2017 in the […]

by · January 13, 2019 · Crime, News, Police Blotter, Press Clips
Bank of North America, 1781. Source: Free Library of Philadelphia

Profile America: Bank of North America, 1781

Monday, January 7th. During the Revolutionary War, the rebelling colonies and the Continental Congress were anything but too big to fail. To the contrary, finances were very spotty and precarious. To help put affairs in order and make credit available, […]

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Thursday, January 3rd. Many causes are being celebrated this month, some ridiculous, some serious. In the serious category are two linked together — National Eye Care Month and National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Regular eye examinations should be part of everyone’s […]

Fernandez Sets Inauguration Ceremony for Jan. 5

Fernandez Sets Inauguration Ceremony for Jan. 5

Bronx Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez will officially hold her community-wide inauguration ceremony on Saturday, January 5th at the Jacobi Medical Center Rotunda (1400 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx 10461). The program begins at 12 PM. “This is a very special moment for […]

by · January 2, 2019 · Bronx Politics, Bulletin Board, News
Mayor Taps Menin as Next Census Director

Mayor Taps Menin as Next Census Director

NEW YORK –– Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Julie Menin as Director of the Census for New York City. She also will serve as Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel for Strategic Advocacy. In her new roles, Menin will organize extensive […]

by · January 2, 2019 · News
Ellis Island, Great Hall (Office of the NYS Governor/Flickr)

Profile America: Ellis Island Opens

Wednesday, January 2nd. The place where many of our ancestors first stepped ashore when they came to America seeking a new life opened this month 127 years ago — Ellis Island in New York Harbor. The very first immigrant processed […]

Public Advocate Wannabes Get 8-1 Matching Funds

Public Advocate Wannabes Get 8-1 Matching Funds

MAYOR DE BLASIO SIGNS LEGISLATION EXPEDITING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today held a public hearing for and signed Intro. 1288, which makes all elections between now and the 2021 primary, including the upcoming […]

by · January 2, 2019 · Election News, Government, News
Profile America: Telephone Service

Profile America: Telephone Service

Tuesday, January 1st. The nation’s telephone service options began expanding this month in 1982, when AT&T bowed to a Justice Department mandate to give up its local Bell System companies. The breakup became effective on this date 35 years ago, […]

Profile America: New Year’s Eve

Profile America: New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31st. On this New Year’s Eve, some 329 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds are ready to greet the year 2019. A hundred years ago, the nation’s population was just a bit over 103 million. Fifty years […]

by · December 31, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Census, Profile America
Wishing you a Happy Kwanzaa

Wishing you a Happy Kwanzaa

On behalf of the members of the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Kwanzaa. May this New Year bring you happiness, hope and harmony. Nilda Hofmann Chief of Community Affairs

by · December 26, 2018 · Uncategorized
New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) will become the first-ever woman Senate Majority Leader in January 2019.

State Senate Democrats Elect Stewart-Cousins as 1st Female Majority Leader

Spectrum News reported that Democratic Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Monday was formally designated the next majority leader in the state Senate by her colleagues in a conference that could have as many as 40 members at the start of the […]

by · December 21, 2018 · Bulletin Board, News
Christmas in the Bronx – Today at 4PM

Christmas in the Bronx – Today at 4PM

Bronx, NY – City Councilman Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr., along with Mr. Edward Cox, President of the New York State Republican Party and The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will celebrate Christmas in the Bronx by distributing free toys to […]