Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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Peeps Brand rolls out new flavors for Easter

Mardis Gras hasn’t yet arrived, but consumers’ minds are already on the Easter season—the confectionery aspect, anyway—thanks to Peeps’ announcement of five new flavors. Fans can try Hot Tamales Fierce Cinnamon, Root Beer Float, Froot Loops, Raspberry Dipped in Crème […]

by · February 20, 2020 · Business, News
Rocio Marie Cabrera, Uptown Baby Liz (2019)

The Update – Closing Reception, February 26

If you haven’t had the chance to view this powerful exhibit, you can do so at the closing reception on Wednesday, February 26 from 6pm to 9pm at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. Refreshments will be served. The Update […]

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray. (Creedit: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office of Photography)

‘Thrive with Chirlane McCray podcast launched by City Hall

First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced the launch of Thrive with Chirlane McCray, a new podcast covering mental health and wellness for all. The podcast is a part of a new collaboration with BRIC, Brooklyn’s leading presenter of arts and culture, […]

by · February 18, 2020 · Government, Mental Health, News
City celebrated 101st birthday of World War II veteran Sidney Walton. (Credit:  Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

Honors for 101-year-old WWII Vet at City Hall

Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated the 101st birthday of World War II veteran Sidney Walton and his family in the Blue Room at City Hall on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

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‘Homes Guarantee’ Forum Next Saturday 2/22

Join the Bronx Progressives, NYC Democratic Socialists of America, Bronx congressional candidate (NY-15) Samelys Lopez and Bits and Bites Cafe for a #HomesGuarantee forum this Saturday, Feb 22nd from 2-4 pm. We will have experts on tenants rights, homelessness and […]

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Personal Finance Community Assembly Tonight, 2/18

Tonight is congressional candidate (NY-15) Julio Pabon’s second community forum. This one focuses on personal finance. Pabon says his campaign is focused on economic fairness and development. “We need to start going beyond just talk,” he tweeted recently. The community […]

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. greets his constituents along the Grand Concourse during the 26th Annual Gran Parada Dominicana de El Bronx (Bronx Dominican Day Parade) on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Dominican Heritage Month Celebration

Mary Sullivan, CSEA President. (Facebook)

Speaker Heastie Congratulates New CSEA President Mary Sullivan

“Congratulations to Mary E. Sullivan on her election to president of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA),” said Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in a statement. Heastie praised Sullivan’s “long history of standing up for New York’s workers, fighting so their […]

by · February 14, 2020 · Labor, News
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AG James Voices Support for Legalization of Surrogacy in New York

Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement in support of legalizing gestational surrogacy in New York: “Our antiquated surrogacy ban makes it prohibitively expensive and burdensome for many New Yorkers to become parents. Countless families, particularly members of the […]

by · February 13, 2020 · Family, LGBT Issues, News
AG James Takes Action to Ensure Safe, Rapid, and Complete Dismantling of Indian Point

AG James Takes Action to Ensure Safe, Rapid, and Complete Dismantling of Indian Point

Attorney General Letitia James today took action to ensure the safe, rapid, and thorough decommissioning and site restoration at Indian Point Energy Center (IP), a nuclear power facility located in the Hudson Valley slated to end all power generation next […]

by · February 13, 2020 · Energy, News
Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera filed paperwork to challenge freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary for her Bronx-Queens congressional seat.

BREAKING NEWS: Ex-CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera to challenge AOC

The NY Post and other media outlets are reporting that former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run against incumbent Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) in the upcoming June 23rd Democratic primary election. […]

by · February 11, 2020 · Bronx Politics, Government, News, Politics
City To Increase Water Delivery Infrastructure

City To Increase Water Delivery Infrastructure

City now investing $800 million on new water mains over next two years, a $130 million increase The de Blasio Administration today announced the City will be constructing new water mains and increasing staffing as part of several steps in […]

by · January 30, 2020 · Government, News
POISON PARKS: The toxic effect of Roundup in city parks

POISON PARKS: The toxic effect of Roundup in city parks

The Black Institute unveils new report and calls on city for change The Black Institute released a report on the damage being done to parkgoers by the use of Roundup™, the popular weed killer, in New York City parks. The […]

by · January 29, 2020 · Health, News, Parks
National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week

With Soaring Parent Demand in The Bronx, Families Have More High-Quality School Options Than Ever Before Public charter Schools from across the Bronx today celebrate the start of “National School Choice Week” – an annual nationwide event to shine a […]

by · January 28, 2020 · Education News, News
Matters of Faith: In Remembrance

Matters of Faith: In Remembrance

When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the […]

by · January 19, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion