Articles by: Michael Benjamin

49th Precinct Clergy Council Dinner

49th Precinct Clergy Council Dinner

By Robert Press NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill was the featured keynote speaker at the recent 49th Precinct Clergy Council Dinner at Maestro’s on Bronxdale Avenue in the Bronx. And along with Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark and Councilwoman Vanessa […]

Three-fifths Clause Awareness Day, 3/5

Three-fifths Clause Awareness Day, 3/5

Bronx City Councilman Andy King is again hosting a 3/5 Awareness Day at Hostos Community College on Tuesday, March 5. The doors open at 6 PM and the program starts at 7 PM. Bronxnet Television host Daren Jaime will moderate […]

Budget Blueprint for a Better New York Offered by Assembly GOP

Budget Blueprint for a Better New York Offered by Assembly GOP

Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) and members of the Assembly Minority Conference hosted a press conference today calling on Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders to include critical measures to reduce costs, boost economic growth and improve New Yorkers’ […]

by · February 27, 2019 · News
BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION On February 28, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host his annual Dominican Heritage Month celebration at the Beverly Hills Manor at 1700 Jerome Avenue in The Bronx. The event […]

Gregor Trzaska Exhibit Opens

Gregor Trzaska Exhibit Opens

Boricua Power! US Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx/Queens) at the 2019 State of the Union. Credit: Twitter @NydiaVelazquez

The AOC: The State of Union, Trump superfans and ‘blackface’

Green New Deal Resonates Among Democrats The Washington Post’s Jeff Stein tweeted, “Critics say AOC can’t build consensus, but this looks like a big rollout.” State of the Union The New York Post AOC is NOT apologizing for her SOTU […]

by · February 27, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics, The AOC
Gov. Cuomo addressing the media during his SALT revenue decline press conference.

NEW YORK PRESS CLUB TO GOV. CUOMO: DON’T CURTAIL RELEASE OF MUG SHOTS AND ARREST REPORTS

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking to curtail the public release of arrest reports and booking photos (“mug shots”), unless there is a reasonable law enforcement purpose in releasing them. The governor has suggested that the routine release of such photos […]

L - R, Michael Knobbe (Bronxnet General Manager), Nomiki Konst, Ron Kim, Michael Blake, Anthony Herbert, Host Gary Axelbank, Ydanis Rodriguez, Benjamin Yee, Dawn Smalls, Rafael Espinal, David Eisenbach, and Jared Rich at the recent Public Advocate debate.

Press Clips: Bronxnet Hosts Public Advocate Debate

Bronxnet Public Advocate DebateBy Robert Press Of the seventeen candidates running in the special election for NYC Public Advocate, only ten came to Lehman College Friday night, for a televised debate on Bronxnet Television. They were Assemblyman Ron Kim, journalist […]

Photo credit: Robert Press

Mayor Announces Eastchester Gardens Facelift

Mayor de Blasio Announcers $3.7 Million Dollars to Renovate Eastchester Gardens Community Center By Robert Press Mayor Bill de Blasio came to the Eastchester Gardens Housing Complex with NY State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, State Senator Jamaal Bailey, and Councilman Andy King […]

by · February 7, 2019 · Bronx Politics, Housing, News
Office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Diaz to Celebrate Dominican Heritage Month, February 28

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.invites you to celebrate Dominican Heritage Month at the Beverly Hills Manor (1700 Jerome Avenue) on February 28 at 6 PM. Doors to open at 5:30 PM For more information or to confirm your attendance […]

Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year

by · February 5, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Cultures
District attorneys annual Winter Meeting luncheon honoring five prosecutors with the prestigious Hogan Award and Morgenthau Awards. Photo courtesy of DAASNY.

District Attorneys Annual Winter Meeting Honors 5, including Bronx ADA

On February 3, 2019, Albany County District Attorney, President of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York, David Soares was joined by District Attorneys and senior law enforcement officials from around the state for a luncheon to […]

Notable African Americans In Law: John Rock

Notable African Americans In Law: John Rock

John Rock, A First Among Firsts Black History Month stories often celebrate Thurgood Marshall, a successful attorney who became the first black appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967. The trail to that tribunal was broken over a century […]

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The AOC: Pay equity, civil war, and the ‘broken mentality’ of politics

BREAKING NEWS — Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi roll out bill to close the gender gap in salaries This morning, the New York Daily News broke the news that in marking the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that let women […]

by · January 30, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics, The AOC
Profile America: Water Fluoridation

Profile America: Water Fluoridation

Wednesday, January 30th. Early this month in 1967, the first fluoridation law in the country went into effect. Connecticut required fluoridation of public water supplies serving 20,000 or more population to combat tooth decay. The requirement was extended to the […]

by · January 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Profile America