Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Governor Signs Legislation to Protect and Support Nail Salon Workers

Governor Signs Legislation to Protect and Support Nail Salon Workers

Legislation Protecting Nail Salon Workers On Thursday morning, Governor Cuomo signed legislation protecting and supporting nail salon workers in New York. The bill was one of the Governor’s top priorities this legislative session and builds on the Governor’s previous efforts to […]

Man Wanted in Robbery Of Off-Duty Cop Arrested In Philly

Man Wanted in Robbery Of Off-Duty Cop Arrested In Philly

Police report that a suspect is currently in custody in regard to the robbery of an off-duty cop in the Bronx. Police confirmed Thursday that the Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested the suspect in Philadelphia. An off-duty police officer was walking to […]

by · July 16, 2015 · Crime, Police Affairs
NYS Congressman Eliot Engel opposes JCPOA

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Older Americans Act Marked By Engel

On Thursday, Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16) marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Older Americans Act.  President Lyndon Johnson signed this vital law on July 14, 1965.  The Older Americans Act funds critical services that help keep older adults healthy […]

CUOMO ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE TASK FORCE TO COMBAT WORKER EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE

CUOMO ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE TASK FORCE TO COMBAT WORKER EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE

Governor Launches Hotline to Report Worker Exploitation, Wage and Workplace Violations: 1-888-469-7365   “If there is a state that is going to take a stand against worker exploitation, it is New York,” said Governor Cuomo. “New York offers a promise […]

by · July 16, 2015 · Government, Labor, News
Governor Andrew Cuomo, son of Governor Mario Cuomo

Governor Cuomo Set To Make Announcements In The Bronx

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the Bronx for a couple of events: At 11:00 AM Governor Cuomo Makes an Announcement at Hostos Community College located at 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY And at 7:00 PM Governor Cuomo Delivers Remarks […]

Macy’s and Donald Trump

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District Macy’s and Donald Trump You should know that it is ironic how people can react in different occasions. Some time ago I remember that I, along with Assemblyman […]

by · July 14, 2015 · Op Ed

Mid-Bronx Council Job Openings

Resident Assistant Mid-Bronx Council, a Bronx-based Organization, seeks and individual to be responsible for weekly schedule in liaison with the Housing Administration Office. Update schedule monthly on activities, incidents, and any other report using excel. Ensure that all sites are […]

NEW YORKERS ALERTED TO SCAM TICKETS TO SEE POPE FRANCIS DURING VISIT TO NEW YORK

GOVERNOR CUOMO WARNS AGAINST SCAM TICKETS TO SEE POPE FRANCIS DURING VISIT TO NEW YORK Governor Andrew M. Cuomo warned New Yorkers of scams surrounding Pope Francis’ scheduled September visit, urging those interested to only get tickets from verified sources. […]

Wright: ‘Indeed, I Am a Candidate for Congress’

Wright: ‘Indeed, I Am a Candidate for Congress’

      Last month, using the simple statement, “I am indeed, a candidate for Congress,” Harlem Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright kicked off his long anticipated bid to succeed the retiring Lion of Harlem, Rep. Charles B. Rangel. The […]

by · July 13, 2015 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics
Red Cross Blood Drive, July 14

Red Cross Blood Drive, July 14

  State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. will be sponsoring a Blood Drive through the American Red Cross on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 12 noon until 5PM at his District Office located at 900 Rogers Place. A Red Cross Mobile Unit will […]

by · July 13, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Health Fairs
Political RoundUp, July 10: World Cup Ticker-Tape Parade, Herman Badillo Post Office

Political RoundUp, July 10: World Cup Ticker-Tape Parade, Herman Badillo Post Office

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Ticker-Tape Parade At approximately 11:00 AM Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio attend the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Ticker-Tape Parade in Lower Manhattan. Congress Names Morrisania Post Office In Honor of Herman Badillo On […]

by · July 10, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government
Gertrude Ederele (Wikipedia)

First Woman Honored With Canyon of Heroes Ticker Tape Parade Buried At Woodlawn

The folks over at Woodlawn Cemetery shared a bit of trivia connecting the Bronx to Friday’s ticker tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes for the World Cup champion United States Women’s soccer team. According to Brian G. Andersson, the cemetery’s […]

A.P.: NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects

A.P.: NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects

The AP’s Jake Pearson reports “NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects” “Thousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won’t face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects […]

by · July 8, 2015 · Crime, Government
Credit: NYPD DCPI

Parkchester Man Gunned Down While Holding His Baby Girl

Allen McQueen, a 21-year-old man, was shot and killed while holding his baby daughter, Taylor, on a street in Parkchester, according to several witnesses. Police, responding to a 911 call at 1:19 p.m.,  said the man was shot in the […]

by · July 8, 2015 · Crime
New York Junior Tennis & Learning Host Free Summer Youth Program

New York Junior Tennis & Learning Host Free Summer Youth Program

New York Junior Tennis & Learning Host Free Summer Youth Program 6th – 8th grade! July 6 – August 7, 2015.  Includes weekly Tennis Lessons. Space is limited. Call 718-466-2480 for details.