Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

BP Diaz Praises FY 2016 City Budget

Saying that it is great to see that an agreement was made on the 2016 City budget in a timely manner, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. praised the new City budget for including money to hire 1300 new police […]

BP Ruben Diaz Jr. joined State Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and then Community Board #8 Chairman Robert Fanuzzi at an announcement concerning legislation opening parts of the Jerome Park Reservoir for public use ( June 4, 2014).

City DEP Approves Public Access Pilot Program At Jerome Park Reservoir

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is praising a decision by the City’s Department of Environmental Protection to expand public access to the Jerome Park Reservoir. “This is incredibly welcome news, and something my office has advocated for over the […]

Wright2016 Fundraising Kicks Into Gear

Tonight, prominent New York attorneys and lobbyists, David Schwartz, Brad Gerstman, Robert Malito, & Perry Ochacher are hosting a fundraising reception in support of ASSEMBLYMAN KEITH L.T. WRIGHT’s bid for Congress from NY-13. Wright, who announced his run earlier this month, […]

by · June 22, 2015 · Bronx Politics, News
Public Advocate Calls Emergency Faith Leaders Meeting

Public Advocate Calls Emergency Faith Leaders Meeting

Following the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, Public Advocate Tisch James is inviting faith leaders from across New York City to join her in a discussion about safety in local houses of worship. According to an email, the New York City […]

Governor Andrew Cuomo, son of Governor Mario Cuomo

CUOMO URGES PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FLOODING AS HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED

Flood Watches in Effect in Hudson Valley, NYC, and Long Island Due to the Remnants of Tropical Depression Bill Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to take steps to protect themselves and stay aware of current and potential […]

by · June 21, 2015 · News
NYC Campaign Finance Board To Meet 6/24

NYC Campaign Finance Board To Meet 6/24

The next public meeting of the New York City Campaign Finance Board will be held on Wednesday, June 24 at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be located at 100 Church Street, 12th Floor, in the CFB’s Board Room in Lower Manhattan. If you […]

#Not62 Morrisania Community Health Fair, June 27

#Not62 Morrisania Community Health Fair, June 27

The Morrisania Revitalization Corporation and MLK Resource Center for NonViolence host their fifth annual community health fair next Saturday, June 27, 1-5:30 PM at McKinley Square/East 169th Street & Boston Road.

by · June 19, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Health Fairs

Don’t Cut This Class. Earn Your Master Barber License.

The SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Center is currently recruiting for our upcoming tuition-free Master Barber Licensing.   The next class starts on August 10, 2015.  Limited seats available.   Registration:   Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am 1666 Bathgate Avenue Bronx, […]

Forest Houses 11 Busted For Dealing Crack Cocaine and Heroin Trafficking

Forest Houses 11 Busted For Dealing Crack Cocaine and Heroin Trafficking

Eleven Hoods Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Selling Crack Cocaine And Heroin In The Bronx Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the New York […]

by · June 18, 2015 · Crime
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ALBANY LEADERS AGREE ON LEGISLATION TO PROTECT AND SUPPORT NAIL SALON WORKERS

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie today announced that a three-way agreement has been reached on legislation that protects and supports workers in nail salons. The legislation authorizes the Department of […]

by · June 17, 2015 · Business, Government, Labor

Cuomo Disses GOP Senate Rent Regs Extension

Today, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement dismissing the State Senate Majority’s proposed eight years extension of the current NYC rent laws. He called the proposal unacceptable because the extension would hurt tenants. In a written statement, Cuomo said, […]

by · June 14, 2015 · Government, Housing
Meet Soap Diva Miss Susan Lucci

Meet Soap Diva Miss Susan Lucci

Bronx Photographer Miriam Quin meets Susan Lucci ( Erica Kane from All My Children) in Little Italy in Arthur Avenue in the Bronx Here is Miriam Quin’s account of her encounter with Ms. Lucci: What an amazing weekend I had. First, […]

Abrazo Boricua in New York 

Abrazo Boricua in New York  Mayors, Dignitaries and community leaders will travel from Puerto Rico to join more than 500 people who will be attending the Abrazo Boricua in New York. The Abrazo Boricua in New York, a free event […]

CUOMO: ADVENTURE CUSTOM LICENSE PLATES FOR MOTORCYCLES

CUOMO: ADVENTURE CUSTOM LICENSE PLATES FOR MOTORCYCLES

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the newest license plates in the I LOVE NY Adventure Custom Plates series, which will make available for motorcycles nine designs that include hunting, fishing, and parks insignia. Like the original passenger and commercial […]

by · June 10, 2015 · Government, News

Uncle Bill Wants You: Work for the City –

DCAS Monthly Exam Schedule If you’ve time and a modest application fee and it’s a day other than Sunday, you can probably drop in today to take a civil service test. During the month of June, interested New Yorkers can […]