Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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Bud Light Misses The YOLO Mark

Bud Light apologizes for slogan that went too far Oops! It looks like Anheuser-Busch, the makers of Budweiser beers, and it’s advertising team missed the mark in an effort to be hip and edgy and inadvertently found itself on the […]

by · April 29, 2015 · News
BRONXTALK TONIGHT: Council Members Gibson and King

BRONXTALK TONIGHT: Council Members Gibson and King

CITY COUNCIL ON BRONXTALK TONIGHT! – Tonight’s BronxTalk will feature two Bronx members of the city council, Vanessa Gibson (Highbridge/Morrisania), chairperson of the Public Safety Committee, and Andy King (Baychester/Co-op City).   They’ll talk with host Gary Axelbank about decriminalizing […]

Tabrez Alam and his father, Md. Makidul Alam.

Parkchester Resident Earns Valedictorian Honors at Bronx Science, Now Headed to MIT

Bronx Science valedictorian will attend MIT in the Fall   Tabrez Alam, a resident of Parkchester and a Bangladeshi-American,  recently received word that he would be graduating as valedictorian at the fabled Bronx High School of Science with a GPA of […]

Maurice DuBois, WCBS-TV

AIM HIGH! Monroe College Hosts 6th Annual Male Empowerment Seminar

300 high school students Stand…. for epic impact! Inspired by keynotes from renowned author, educator, and TV commentator Dr. Steve Perry and special guest WCBS-TV news anchor Maurice Dubois, as well as remarks from achieving orange necktie-wearing freshmen from the […]

by · April 27, 2015 · Education News, Local News
DC 37 Supports City Council Bill Outlawing Job Credit Checks

DC 37 Supports City Council Bill Outlawing Job Credit Checks

As the City Council passed legislation banning pre-employment credit checks, Henry Garrido, the executive director of DC 37, commended “the Administration, the City Council leadership and Council Member Brad Lander, the sponsor of Intro 261, for their work on this […]

by · April 25, 2015 · Government, Law
NWBCC, BlocPower To Use Solar Energy To Reduce Building Costs

NWBCC, BlocPower To Use Solar Energy To Reduce Building Costs

Neighbors come together to install solar at up to 20% discount   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced communities across the state have come together to bring clean and affordable solar power to their areas at an estimated 20% savings. […]

Analysis: Governor Cuomo’s Trade Mission to Cuba

Analysis: Governor Cuomo’s Trade Mission to Cuba

Shortly after President Barack Obama announced plans to normalize relations with Cuba and to rescind the island nation’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to lead a New York State Trade Mission there. On […]

Cuomo Concludes Cuba Mission With Tour of Port Mariel

Cuomo Concludes Cuba Mission With Tour of Port Mariel

Governor Cuomo is in Cuba this morning and returns to New York City this late this afternoon. This morning, Governor Cuomo and members of the NYS Trade Mission travel to and tour the Port of Mariel. Americans will remember Port […]

by · April 21, 2015 · Government, News, Politics, World News
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Joining Cuomo Delegation To Cuba

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Joining Cuomo Delegation To Cuba

The NY Daily News reports that Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Wakefield) confirmed that he will be part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s trade mission to Cuba. The trade mission comes at a time when President Barack Obama has signaled his intentions […]

FREE Job Fair, April 29

FREE Job Fair, April 29

Register. Prepare. Succeed. Upcoming Free Job Fair. Wednesday, April 29th, 10AM-2PM, SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Center, 1666 Bathgate Avenue (near Claremont Parkway), Bronx NY 10457. Job seekers are encouraged to register in advance at BronxEOCJobFair.Eventbrite.com. Attendees are encouraged to bring […]

Texting While Driving Tickets Up 35% Statewide

Texting While Driving Tickets Up 35% Statewide

Targeted Efforts by Law Enforcement Leads to 35% Increase in Tickets Tickets issued to motorists for texting while driving increased 35 percent statewide from 2013 to 2014, as police continue to crack down on distracted drivers. In recent years, several initiatives […]

by · April 14, 2015 · Government
The NYS CAPITOL BUILDING, ALBANY,

Governor Cuomo Uses Veto Pen 184 Times

Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo used his veto pen to strike 184 items from the 2015-16 Enacted Budget. In some cases – such as $53,000 in re-appropriations for Bronx settlement house programs  – funds were fully expended. The vetoes include 30 reappropriations for items that […]

by · April 14, 2015 · Government

Senator Marco Rubio Joins The 2016 Presidential Scrum

The Huffington Post reports that Sen. Marco Rubio announced today via conference call with top donors that he will run for president. The report says Rubio told his top donors that he is running because he feels “uniquely qualified” to pitch […]

by · April 13, 2015 · News, Politics

Bronx Nonprofits Spring Executive Directors Breakfast, April 16

Calling all Bronx nonprofit leaders! The Center for Bronx Nonprofits and guest speaker Linda Manley, Legal Director of the New York Alliance cordially invites you to the Spring Executive Directors Breakfast to discuss, “how do you know if your nonprofit […]

Empire Star, Malik Yoba Tapped For Bronx Walk of Fame

Empire Star, Malik Yoba Tapped For Bronx Walk of Fame

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that veteran actor Malik Yoba would be inducted into the 2015 Bronx Walk of Fame.  “It is a good day in the Bronx to know that Malik Yoba, an actor and activist […]