Articles by: Michael Benjamin

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09:  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference on new corruption legislation on April 9, 2013 in New York City.  Cuomo announced the Public Trust Act which would establish a new class of corruption crimes and require officials to report corruption. New York State politicians were arrested in two bribery cases last week.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

BUFFALO BILLION II: SAME SAD VERDICT

BUFFALO BILLION II: Convicted, Again By Brian M. Kolb Jurors handed down guilty verdicts to four high-profile executives involved with an economic development pet project of Gov. Cuomo’s that came to highlight nearly everything wrong with how New York does […]

by · August 15, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion
1199SEIU Endorses Amanda Septimo for Assembly

1199SEIU Endorses Amanda Septimo for Assembly

Amanda Septimo, Democrat for Assembly in the 84th District, has been endorsed by 1199SEIU.

by · August 15, 2018 · Bronx Politics, Election News, News
WYSK: GERRI B. LAMB FUNERAL AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE

WYSK: GERRI B. LAMB FUNERAL AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOWBy Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr. GERRI B. LAMB FUNERAL AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE You should know that the Funeral and Celebration of Life Service for Gerri Lamb will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 1:00 […]

by · August 15, 2018 · Obituary, What You Should Know
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Profile America: A Storied Cereal

On this date in 1893, Denver restaurant owner Henry Perky received a patent for making shredded wheat creal.

Parkland High School students visit The Bronx on Friday

Parkland High School students visit The Bronx on Friday

Today, Assembly Member Michael A. Blake (D-79th District, The Bronx) will host a group of student leaders from Parkland High School for a gun violence prevention and voter mobilization Day of Action in the South Bronx, as an installment of […]

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Profile America: A Storied Cereal:Shredded Wheat

On this date in 1893, Denver restaurant owner Henry Perky received a patent for making shredded wheat creal.

On August 5, 1914, the world's first electric traffic signal is put into place. Pinterest

Profile America: First Traffic Light

Sunday, August 5th. On this date in 1914, American motorists got the green light to safely proceed through increasingly traveled crossroads. A traffic light system, credited with being the first in the nation, flashed red and green at the intersection […]

Profile America: Mail Call

In July 1868, Congress authorized the Postmaster General to prescribe uniforms for mail carriers.

Profile America: Medicare Anniversary

On this date 53 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid.

WYSK: Rev. Diaz Remains Unbowed in Face of Council Ethics Inquiry

WYSK: Rev. Diaz Remains Unbowed in Face of Council Ethics Inquiry

What You Should Know By CM Rev. Rubén Diaz, Sr. You should know that tomorrow, Monday, July 30th at 12 noon, I am supposed to appear in front of the New York City Council Ethics Committee. The Ethics committee is […]

Profile America: First Car Ad

The first known national ad promoting a car appeared in late July 1898 in the Scientific American magazine.

by · July 29, 2018 · History, Profile America
Profile America: Coffee Rationing

Profile America: Coffee Rationing

Decreed in 1942, coffee rationing proved very unpopular.

Teamster Nation News

Teamster Nation News

Listen to the latest episode of Teamster Nation Podcast & learn how Teamsters are fighting for pension reform for workers & retirees. Listen to Teamster Nation here.

by · July 28, 2018 · Labor, News, Podcasts
New York Unity Race 2018

New York Unity Race 2018

Run, jog, walk. Sign up for the New York Unity Race in the Bronx. Race day on September 8 sponsored by the Crotona Park Running Club. Register online at NY Unity Race 2018. $25 registration fee. Free Race day t-shirt.

Where The Pols Are, July 26

Where The Pols Are, July 26

Mayor de Blasio delivers remarks at the Sapolin Accessibility Awards, Gracie Mansion, 7:30 PM.