Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Mei-Ling McNamara. Credit: Center for New York City Affairs

Feet in Two Worlds Announces New Managing Editor

Mei-Ling Mcnamara, Fi2W’s New Managing Editor The Center for New York City Affairs at the New School and the staff at Feet in Two worlds are thrilled to welcome Mei-Ling McNamara to the editorial team. Mei-Ling is Assistant Professor of […]

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, State Senator Jose Serrano Jr. and newly elected Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner at Bronx Democratic County Committee.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, October 18

Kids and families get copies of The Crossover and Surf’s Up signed by author Kwame Alexander. At Success Academy’s Robertson Center in Hudson Yards, Manhattan, on June 28, 2018.

Nation’s Educators Study Middle School Literacy

Free, Two-Day Literacy Convening Draws Teachers and Administrators from 10 States to Success Academy’s Robertson Center Educators from California, Connecticut, DC, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee and Wisconsin convened yesterday for a deep dive on middle school literacy […]

by · October 16, 2018 · Education News, News
Teamster Nation Podcast

Teamster Nation Podcast

Listen to the latest episode of the Teamster Nation Podcast, highlighting this year’s Women’s Conference, here http://ibt.io/episode171TeamsHers

by · October 16, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Labor
Comptroller Stringer Holds Lead Hearing Today

Comptroller Stringer Holds Lead Hearing Today

Comptroller Stringer Launches Public Hearings and Family Complaint Hotline as Lead Crisis Continues As part of his ongoing investigation into the City’s response to lead poisoning in children citywide, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced today the first in a series […]

by · September 17, 2018 · Bulletin Board, News
BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL 9/11 ‘DAY OF REMEMBRANCE’

BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL 9/11 ‘DAY OF REMEMBRANCE’

BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL 9/11 ‘DAY OF REMEMBRANCE’ On Friday, September 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Supreme Court of Bronx County will co-host the borough’s annual ‘Day of Remembrance’ to commemorate the families, friends and […]

by · September 13, 2018 · Bulletin Board, News
Profile America: Chipping In

Profile America: Chipping In

Wednesday, September 12th. One of the great technical leaps in progress towards our digital age occurred on this date 60 years ago. It was in September 1958 that Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments demonstrated his invention of a miniaturized electronic […]

by · September 13, 2018 · Bulletin Board, History, Profile America
Where The Pols Are, September 13 — Primary Day edition

Where The Pols Are, September 13 — Primary Day edition

It’s Primary Day in the Bronx. Don’t forget to vote. 10:00 AM – The New York City Campaign Finance Board meets, Joseph A. O’Hare S.J. boardroom, 100 Church St., 12th floor, Manhattan. 10:00 AM – Amanda Septimo votes at P.S. 48 […]

Profile America: National Rice Month

Tuesday, September 11th. To highlight its importance, both as a crop and as part of the changing American diet, this is National Rice Month. Globally, rice is the world’s most important cereal grain. Americans doubled their annual per capita consumption […]

by · September 11, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Profile America
Bronx Primary Election Guide for September 13

Bronx Primary Election Guide for September 13

The state primaries are on Thursday, September 13th. On Thursday, Bronx voters will cast their ballots in the primary election contests for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, in addition to races for state Senate, Assembly and other political party […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carranza visit Pre-K and 3-K classrooms at P.S. 25, The Bilingual School, Bronx. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

On First Day of School, Chancellor Carranza Hops a School-Bus with Kids

  Chancellor Carranza briefly exchanged his chauffeured SUV for a standard yellow school bus Wednesday morning and accompanied a pair of Queens tots on their inaugural 15-minute trip to PS 377. Climbing aboard at 7:30 a.m. on 159th Avenue in […]

by · September 5, 2018 · Election News, News
BP Diaz Allots $10 Million for School

BP Diaz Allots $10 Million for School

With the new school year set to begin, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that his office has provided nearly $10 million in new capital funding to public schools in every corner of the borough. “Our public schools […]

by · September 4, 2018 · Education News, News
NEW SCHOOL YEAR OFFERS ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR STUDENTS

NEW SCHOOL YEAR OFFERS ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR STUDENTS

NEW SCHOOL YEAR OFFERS ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES FOR STUDENTS Column from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C,I,Ref-Canandaigua) With summer coming to a close, New York’s youngest residents will begin preparing to embark on another exciting school year; one filled with […]

by · September 2, 2018 · Opinion
Sepulveda, Blake and Gibson Tour Water-damaged NYCHA Building

Sepulveda, Blake and Gibson Tour Water-damaged NYCHA Building

SENATOR SEPULVEDA, OTHER BRONX ELECTEDS WORKING WITH NYCHA TO HELP RESTORE FLOOD-DAMAGED APARTMENTS, COMPENSATE TENANTS State Senator Luis Sepulveda said today that he, Assemblyman Michael Blake and City Councilmember Vanessa Gibson are working with the New York City Housing Authority […]

by · August 29, 2018 · News
Artistic Rendering Credit: Office of the NYC Mayor

BREAKING: City Unveils Plan for Bronx and Other Borough Jail to Replace Rikers Island Facilities

Modern facilities will be designed to be integrated into surrounding neighborhoods and promote safety and support for the people who work and reside within them The de Blasio administration today unveiled plans for the building of four modern, community-based jails […]