Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Gov. Cuomo addressing the media during his SALT revenue decline press conference.


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
City Hall: Special Election on Feb. 26 for NYC Public Advocate

City Hall: Special Election on Feb. 26 for NYC Public Advocate

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, New York City will hold a citywide special election for Public Advocate. The Public Advocate seeks to resolve complaints from the public about City agencies and services, recommends how the City can best serve New […]

by · January 29, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Election News, News

The AOC: Trump, Ocasio-Cortez, the Founding Fathers, Sundance and skin care

The Swamp fights back Writing in the New York Post on Saturday, Trump-whisperer Salena Zito applies her “special” understanding of the American electorate’s psyche to explain AOC’s populist rise. Simply put: Ocasio-Cortez and Trump are two sides of the same […]

Profile America: Prohibition

Profile America: Prohibition

Tuesday, January 29th. There have been 27 ratified amendments to the U.S. Constitution over the past 225-plus years, but that total comes with an asterisk. Uniquely, the 21st Amendment repeals the 18th, which began its short career this month in1919. […]

by · January 29, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Profile America
Where The Pols Are, January 29

Where The Pols Are, January 29

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Albany with no public appearances or interviews yet scheduled. At 9:30 a.m., the Assembly and Senate hold a joint legislative hearing on the public protection portion of the governor’s 2019-20 budget, Hearing Room B, LOB, […]

Profile America: First State-Chartered University

Sunday, January 27th. “To teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.” That’s the motto of the University of Georgia, which on this date in 1785 became the young nation’s first state-chartered university. Royally chartered private universities […]

Profile America: Lotus 1-2-3

Saturday, January 26th. On this date 36 years ago, the infant personal computer was empowered to become something much greater than a glorified word processor with the release of the spreadsheet program Lotus 1-2-3. The popular program drew acclaim as […]