Articles by: Michael Benjamin

September 20, 2017-Bronx, NY- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces Bronx Civic Center as $10 Million New York City region winner of second-round Downstate Revitalization Initiative.

NYS Opens COVID-19 Testing Site in Co-op City

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, Senator Jamaal T. Bailey and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto have secured a critical new COVID-19 mobile testing site for the Northeast Bronx. “Our main strategy to slow the spread of this virus […]

by · March 30, 2020 · Government, Health, News
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FreshDirect Partners with Borough Presidents to Roll Out “Operation 5-Borough Food Drive

FreshDirect, in partnership with all five of New York City’s Borough Presidents, Ruben Diaz Jr. from the Bronx, Gale Brewer from Manhattan, Eric Adams from Brooklyn, James Oddo from Staten Island and Sharon Lee from Queens, today announced the launch […]

Financial Focus: Coronavirus and what you should do for your financial health

Financial Focus: Coronavirus and what you should do for your financial health

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA In this sad state of affairs that we now see ourselves in because of the coronavirus, we will not comment on the health concerns, except to say, please be safe and careful. But while […]

Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie

Assembly Passes Legislation Providing Sick Leave for All New Yorkers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the Assembly has passed legislation that will immediately provide all New Yorkers with sick leave during the coronavirus pandemic (A.10153, Nolan). “No one should have to worry about losing their job should they […]

by · March 18, 2020 · Government, News
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, 16 CD, Chair, NYC Council Committee on Public Safety

Council Member Vanessa Gibson Denounces President Trump’s Racist Comments Regarding COVID-19

The Women’s Caucus of the New York City Council denounces the racist and xenophobic rhetoric used by the President and White House staff in the midst of the current  COVID-19 public health crisis. For weeks, we have been hearing reports […]

by · March 18, 2020 · Health, News
BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Heastie Delays Session This Week

BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Heastie Delays Session This Week

Statement from Speaker @CarlHeastie “For the purposes of efficiency as well as the public health and safety of members and staff, session will be postponed until later this week, possibly Wednesday. “ “This is subject to change and we will […]

by · March 16, 2020 · Breaking News, Government, News
Gov. Cuomo addressing the media during his SALT revenue decline press conference.

BREAKING: New COVID-19 Closures

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning that NY, CT and NJ are taking joint regional action to reduce the spread of #COVID19: Effective 8PM TONIGHT: – Crowd capacity reduced to 50 Restaurants/bars will be takeout/delivery ONLY Gyms closed -Movie theaters […]

by · March 16, 2020 · Breaking News, Government, Health, News
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Covenant House New York Announces New Grant to Address Workforce Development And Youth Homelessness in the Bronx

$50,000 Grant Will Help Youth Shelter Expand Transitional Living Program New York,Covenant House New York today announced it received a $50,000 grant to help advance workforce development from Bank of America. BofA Global Research Analyst Alex Perry presented the grant […]

by · March 8, 2020 · Uncategorized
Police investigate an attempted bank robbery at the Bank of America on White Plains Road back on May 27

Bank of America Honors Phipps Neighborhoods and the Classical Theatre of Harlem

Phipps Neighborhoods and Classical Theatre of Harlem Honored as 2019 Neighborhood Builders Recipients; Education Matters Africa Foundation Granted Funds to Provide Education to Students in Zimbabwe Phipps Neighborhoods and the Classical Theatre of Harlem have been named as the 2019 […]

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Peeps Brand rolls out new flavors for Easter

Mardis Gras hasn’t yet arrived, but consumers’ minds are already on the Easter season—the confectionery aspect, anyway—thanks to Peeps’ announcement of five new flavors. Fans can try Hot Tamales Fierce Cinnamon, Root Beer Float, Froot Loops, Raspberry Dipped in Crème […]

by · February 20, 2020 · Business, News
Rocio Marie Cabrera, Uptown Baby Liz (2019)

The Update – Closing Reception, February 26

If you haven’t had the chance to view this powerful exhibit, you can do so at the closing reception on Wednesday, February 26 from 6pm to 9pm at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. Refreshments will be served. The Update […]

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray. (Creedit: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office of Photography)

‘Thrive with Chirlane McCray podcast launched by City Hall

First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced the launch of Thrive with Chirlane McCray, a new podcast covering mental health and wellness for all. The podcast is a part of a new collaboration with BRIC, Brooklyn’s leading presenter of arts and culture, […]

by · February 18, 2020 · Government, Mental Health, News
City celebrated 101st birthday of World War II veteran Sidney Walton. (Credit:  Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

Honors for 101-year-old WWII Vet at City Hall

Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated the 101st birthday of World War II veteran Sidney Walton and his family in the Blue Room at City Hall on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

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‘Homes Guarantee’ Forum Next Saturday 2/22

Join the Bronx Progressives, NYC Democratic Socialists of America, Bronx congressional candidate (NY-15) Samelys Lopez and Bits and Bites Cafe for a #HomesGuarantee forum this Saturday, Feb 22nd from 2-4 pm. We will have experts on tenants rights, homelessness and […]

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Personal Finance Community Assembly Tonight, 2/18

Tonight is congressional candidate (NY-15) Julio Pabon’s second community forum. This one focuses on personal finance. Pabon says his campaign is focused on economic fairness and development. “We need to start going beyond just talk,” he tweeted recently. The community […]