Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Profile America: February Is American Heart and Snack Food Month

Profile America: February Is American Heart and Snack Food Month

SNACK FOOD MONTH   Profile America — February is American Heart Month, dedicated to the serious matter of monitoring and taking care of our beating hearts. This is important because while heart disease has claimed fewer lives in recent years, […]

by · February 5, 2016 · Profile America
City To Offer Retirement Plan Savings Plan For Working New Yorkers

City To Offer Retirement Plan Savings Plan For Working New Yorkers

Latest initiative focused on combatting inequality and lifting up working families   NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, in partnership with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Public Advocate Letitia James, announced on Thursday that New York is working to become the […]

by · February 5, 2016 · Government
Police Officers Shot At Melrose Houses

Police Officers Shot At Melrose Houses

On Thursday evening, two NYPD police officers were shot and wounded inside a stairwell at 320 East 156th Street within the Melrose Housing Development in the South Bronx. Three officers were conducting a vertical patrol in the sixth floor stairwell area when […]

by · February 5, 2016 · Crime
Rosa Parks, civil rights activist.

Profile America: Rosa Parks

ROSA PARKS   Profile America —  Adding poignancy to Black History Month, today marks the birthday in 1913 of Rosa Parks, a community activist who became a symbol of the fight for civil equality. Parks was arrested for refusing to […]

by · February 4, 2016 · History, Profile America
BRONX BP DIAZ RELEASES REPORT PROPOSING PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT AT CONCOURSE YARD

BRONX BP DIAZ RELEASES REPORT PROPOSING PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT AT CONCOURSE YARD

Report Finds Potential for Nearly Two Million Square Feet of Development at Concourse Yard     Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued a preliminary report cataloging the potential of platform development at three borough railyard sites.   The […]

Revolution Lighting Technologies’ Tri-State LED Completes LED Lighting Retrofit Throughout Lehman College Campus

Revolution Lighting Technologies’ Tri-State LED Completes LED Lighting Retrofit Throughout Lehman College Campus

Revolution Lighting Completes Fifth Project for Bronx-Based University, Installing Its Industry Leading T8 LED Tubes Since 2010   STAMFORD, CT— Revolution Lighting Technologies (RLT), a leader in advanced LED lighting technology solutions, today announced the completion of an LED retrofit project […]

by · February 3, 2016 · Business, Energy, Higher Education
CUOMO NOMINATES ROSSANA ROSADO AS NEW YORK SECRETARY OF STATE

CUOMO NOMINATES ROSSANA ROSADO AS NEW YORK SECRETARY OF STATE

Rosado to succeed Cesar Perales, Lifelong Public Servant and Founder of New York State Office of New Americans Perales to Retire from Department of State, be Nominated to Empire State Development Board   Governor Cuomo has nominated Rossana Rosado as […]

HISPANIC MINISTERS TO DEMAND THE END OF ABUSIVE TACTICS USED AGAINST TAXI DRIVERS

HISPANIC MINISTERS TO DEMAND THE END OF ABUSIVE TACTICS USED AGAINST TAXI DRIVERS

HISPANIC MINISTERS TO DEMAND THE END OF ABUSIVE TACTICS USED AGAINST TAXI DRIVERS   This Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12 noon, on the steps of City Hall, New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Former Mayoral Candidate Rev. Erick […]

The Zika Virus — What You Should Know

The Zika Virus — What You Should Know

  The New York State Department of Health will offer advanced lab testing for individuals with symptoms who have travelled to areas where Zika virus infection is ongoing. This will be done by the Wadsworth Center – one of only […]

99 Cents Only Stores Advises V-Day Romeos on Good and Bad Gift Ideas for their Juliets

99 Cents Only Stores Advises V-Day Romeos on Good and Bad Gift Ideas for their Juliets

99 Cents Only Stores has advice for all clueless Romeos searching to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for their Juliets. To help decide what to get, and what not to get, the Company is featuring a list of both […]

by · February 3, 2016 · Business, Holidays
Profile America: Federal Income Tax

Profile America: Federal Income Tax

FEDERAL INCOME TAX Profile America — It may be hard to credit, but there used to be a time when the public sphere wasn’t filled with squabbling about income tax rates. The familiar noise began 103 years ago today, when […]

by · February 3, 2016 · Profile America
State Tax Forms Are Now Available in Assemblyman Dinowitz’s Community Office

State Tax Forms Are Now Available in Assemblyman Dinowitz’s Community Office

New York State tax forms are now available to be picked up at Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz’s district office. Constituents are invited to stop by Dinowitz’s office on 3107 Kingsbridge Avenue between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through […]

by · February 3, 2016 · Community Affairs, Government

Profile America: Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo

On this date in 1848, the United States and a defeated Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the controversial Mexican American war, which began in May 1846.

by · February 2, 2016 · History, Profile America
Windows of Hip Hop Elements Awards Recognize Pioneers

Windows of Hip Hop Elements Awards Recognize Pioneers

This past Thursday (January 28), Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in collaboration with Windows of Hip Hop (WoHH), hosted The First 2016 Inaugural Element Awards. All honorees received Citations of Merit for their community service and spreading the Hip Hop culture. “Hip Hop […]

DUANE READE, WALGREEN TO OFFER NALOXONE WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION THROUGHOUT NYC

DUANE READE, WALGREEN TO OFFER NALOXONE WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION THROUGHOUT NYC

Duane Reade, Walgreen Company will begin dispensing naloxone without a prescription in the 300 Duane Reade and Walgreens stores citywide, and approximately 450 pharmacies statewide, beginning today, bringing naloxone availability without a prescription to more than 650 pharmacies citywide.    […]