Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. greets his constituents along the Grand Concourse during the 26th Annual Gran Parada Dominicana de El Bronx (Bronx Dominican Day Parade) on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Dominican Heritage Month Celebration

Mary Sullivan, CSEA President. (Facebook)

Speaker Heastie Congratulates New CSEA President Mary Sullivan

“Congratulations to Mary E. Sullivan on her election to president of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA),” said Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in a statement. Heastie praised Sullivan’s “long history of standing up for New York’s workers, fighting so their […]

by · February 14, 2020 · Labor, News
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AG James Voices Support for Legalization of Surrogacy in New York

Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement in support of legalizing gestational surrogacy in New York: “Our antiquated surrogacy ban makes it prohibitively expensive and burdensome for many New Yorkers to become parents. Countless families, particularly members of the […]

by · February 13, 2020 · Family, LGBT Issues, News
AG James Takes Action to Ensure Safe, Rapid, and Complete Dismantling of Indian Point

AG James Takes Action to Ensure Safe, Rapid, and Complete Dismantling of Indian Point

Attorney General Letitia James today took action to ensure the safe, rapid, and thorough decommissioning and site restoration at Indian Point Energy Center (IP), a nuclear power facility located in the Hudson Valley slated to end all power generation next […]

by · February 13, 2020 · Energy, News
Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera filed paperwork to challenge freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary for her Bronx-Queens congressional seat.

BREAKING NEWS: Ex-CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera to challenge AOC

The NY Post and other media outlets are reporting that former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run against incumbent Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) in the upcoming June 23rd Democratic primary election. […]

by · February 11, 2020 · Bronx Politics, Government, News, Politics
City To Increase Water Delivery Infrastructure

City To Increase Water Delivery Infrastructure

City now investing $800 million on new water mains over next two years, a $130 million increase The de Blasio Administration today announced the City will be constructing new water mains and increasing staffing as part of several steps in […]

by · January 30, 2020 · Government, News
POISON PARKS: The toxic effect of Roundup in city parks

POISON PARKS: The toxic effect of Roundup in city parks

The Black Institute unveils new report and calls on city for change The Black Institute released a report on the damage being done to parkgoers by the use of Roundup™, the popular weed killer, in New York City parks. The […]

by · January 29, 2020 · Health, News, Parks
National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week

With Soaring Parent Demand in The Bronx, Families Have More High-Quality School Options Than Ever Before Public charter Schools from across the Bronx today celebrate the start of “National School Choice Week” – an annual nationwide event to shine a […]

by · January 28, 2020 · Education News, News
Matters of Faith: In Remembrance

Matters of Faith: In Remembrance

When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the […]

by · January 19, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
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BP DIAZ KICKS OFF 9th ANNUAL ‘SAVOR THE BRONX’ RESTAURANT WEEK

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today celebrated the start of the 9th Annual “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week at Seis Vecinos, a family-operated restaurant in Longwood serving Central American Cuisine with an emphasis on Honduran gastronomy. “Savor The Bronx” […]

by · January 6, 2020 · Food & Restaurants, News
Matters of Faith: You’d Better Recognize

Matters of Faith: You’d Better Recognize

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue.” Job 14:1-2 ‭NKJV […]

by · January 5, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
January is National Eye Care Month

Profile America: The Eyes Have It

Sunday, January. Many causes are being celebrated this month, some ridiculous, some serious. In the serious category are two linked together — National Eye Care Month and National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Regular eye examinations should be part of everyone’s health […]

by · January 5, 2020 · Census, Health, Profile America
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

DiNapoli: Read the Fine Print on Your New Gift Card

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers this holiday season to read the fine print on gift cards for details about fees and expiration dates. While some gift cards sellers have eliminated inactivity fees, consumers should […]

by · December 30, 2019 · Holidays, News, Personal Finance
Profile America: First Drive-in Gas Station

Profile America: First Drive-in Gas Station

Sunday, December 1. On this date in 1913, what is today the Gulf Oil Company opened the nation’s first drive-in gas station. Located at the intersection of Baum Boulevard and St. Clair Street in Pittsburgh, the filling station was a […]

by · November 30, 2019 · Census, Profile America, Transportation
Profile America: Freedom of the Press

Profile America: Freedom of the Press

Sunday, November 17. The first glimmers of what Americans now take for granted — freedom of the press — started on this date in 1734. It came with the arrest of John Peter Zenger, a German immigrant who published the […]

by · November 17, 2019 · Census, History, Profile America