Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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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 […]

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

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

With his 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 venue for the campaign announcement […]

by · June 6, 2015 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics

Harlem Assemblyman Wright To Announce For Congress Today

Joined by family, friends and respected clergy, New York State Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright will announce his candidacy for New York’s 13thCongressional seat. Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright will be joined by former New York State Governor David A. Paterson. Notable […]

by · June 6, 2015 · News, Politics

Harlem Rent Control Rally, 6/6

New York tenants are invited to join Mayor Bill De Blasio, Assemblyman Keith Wright, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, other elected officials and tenant leaders at “A Rally for Tenants” at the Harlem State Office Plaza (West 125th Street & […]

by · June 5, 2015 · Housing

Barnard College To Admit Transgender Women

The New York Times reports that Barnard College will begin accepting transgender women, joining other women’s colleges that have created policies on admitting students who don’t identify with their birth sex. The New York Times: http://goo.gl/qWtj63

by · June 5, 2015 · Education News, Women

Cuomo plans rent control rally – UPDATED

According a report in Capital New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning a rally in support of tougher rent regulations, with aides reaching out to officials about attending the event even as tenant groups question his commitment to the issue. […]

by · June 4, 2015 · Government, Housing

Gov Cuomo visits Greene Correctional Facility

Gov. Andrew Cuomo toured the disciplinary housing unit at Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie on Thursday morning accompanied by some personal staff including bodyguards, as well as Acting Corrections Commissioner Anthony Annucci and prison Superintendent Brandon Smith. He asked a […]

by · June 2, 2015 · News
SEBNC To Honor Long-Serving Staff at Annual Meeting

SEBNC To Honor Long-Serving Staff at Annual Meeting

SEBNC annual public meeting, June 17 at 5pm, McKinley Community Center, 751 E 161st Street, Bronx NY.

Comptroller Stringer hosts Bronx Town Hall Meeting Tonight

Comptroller Stringer hosts Bronx Town Hall Meeting Tonight

City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Town Hall Meeting with Assemblyman Marcos Crespo tonight at 6:00 PM at Lafayette Estates, 825 Morrison Avenue, Bronx NY.

by · May 28, 2015 · Bulletin Board
DC 37 Leaders, Local 372, Elected Officials and Community Advocates Call For More School Crossing Guards

DC 37 Leaders, Local 372, Elected Officials and Community Advocates Call For More School Crossing Guards

Local 372 President Shaun D. Francois I, DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido, union leaders and activists call for more hours and year-round health insurance for NYC school crossing guards, and for more to be hired “to make sure that […]

by · May 28, 2015 · Labor, News, Photos