Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, in partnership with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force will host two Christmas Tree lightings this December in preparation for the upcoming Christmas season and to bring out the holiday spirit at this time of year.
Senator Golden stated, "During the Christmas season, and all year, residents of our community should join together in the Christmas spirit and exhibit good will to serve the most needy. These Christmas tree lightings will serve as occasions where all can come to embrace those values together and enjoy the warmth that this holiday brings as winter comes upon us."
Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Announces $3 Million in Capital Grants
Bronx, NY - State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (SD 32) today announced the availability of over $3 million in capital grants to twenty organizations in his district.
“I am proud to announce these much-needed grants,” stated Senator Díaz. “The organizations that will receive these capital funds provide extremely important services to the community. These grants will improve services, and ultimately, the beneficiaries are the people who live in the 32nd Senatorial District,” concluded Senator Díaz.
Schumer, Squadron and Lower Manhattan Community Want to See ‘Continuous Green Ribbon’ Around Lower Manhattan
Lower Manhattan Development Corp to Meet on Monday to Begin Considering Where to Invest Remaining Dollars; Schumer, Squadron and Dozens of Community Leaders to Urge Funding of Lower Manhattan Ribbon Park Project, Including Development of Pier 42
Here is my Community Connection for the week ending Friday, November 19th. As always, you can download a full screen .pdf version by clicking the link below. I hope you and your entire family has a Happy Thanksgiving!
With the holiday shopping season officially starting on Black Friday next week, State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing residents how they can protect themselves while making holiday purchases over the Internet.
Senator Owen H. Johnson presented Legislative Citations to two local residents at the Town of Babylon’s 12th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival on October 23, 2010 at the Babylon Town Hall.
Angel Ortiz, from Islip Terrace, is a Senior Advocate for the Suffolk County Office of the Aging. He was honored for his commitment to Seniors and his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that their concerns are handled with professionalism and efficiency. Mr. Ortiz is well respected and loved at the Town of Babylon’s Spangle Drive Senior Center. He was raised by parents who moved from Puerto Rico to Central Islip to raise their family. Mr. Ortiz has one five year old daughter, Angelina Marie.
Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in the opening celebration of the new Autism Diagnostic and Evaluation Clinic at the Happiness House in Geneva. Autism impacts thousands of families in our region and it is important to provide the highest level of services to both the individuals with autism and their families. The services that the Geneva Happiness House provides will serve as a blueprint for other providers across our State and our Nation.
Pictured left to right: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Mary Boatfield; David Case; Kate Davis; Mark Davis; Lynn D’Amico; Charles Graham; Cheryl Coppola; and Kevin Reeder, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R, C, I, Brooklyn) is pleased to announce the passage of Senate Bill 4651. There have been instances of insurers steering their customers with rental vehicle reimbursement coverage to use one particular rental vehicle company. This bill will help not only the consumer but rental car companies as well.
Senator Golden stated “As a member of the Insurance Committee within the State Senate many cases like this have come across my desk and, as your representative, I will continue to work to protect the rights of consumers so that we have a safe place to live, work and raise our families.”
The three main sections in this bill that would bring about equality in the process are:
The Chief Judge’s administrative order will ensure that the remaining legitimate votes are counted promptly and that legal issues are resolved expeditiously so we can put the election behind us and get back to governing.
Clearly the Judge agrees with the appeals that I have made, along with Governor-elect Cuomo, that we cannot allow the counting of ballots to needlessly drag on when it would create gridlock and dysfunction. Senate Democrats have admitted to stalling the process of counting ballots in an effort to delay a result they don’t like, which is a Senate Republican Majority.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Ranking Member of the Crime Victims, Crime, and Correction Committee, in response to recent complaints received by his office, is reminding community residents of the danger of utility company scams in our neighborhoods. The most recent complaints have involved companies and individuals, often pretending to be from National Grid, contacting residents on the phone or in person. Attempts are made to confuse residents into buying their gas service or may even intentionally break equipment in a home or building and solicit the company’s services for repairs
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right ) presents the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Chris Connolly (center) for his efforts to rescue victims of the Haiti earthquake. They are joined by Mr. Connolly’s wife, Eileen (left).
By SALLY GOLDENBERG Claiming geographic discrimination, three lawmakers want to put the brakes on car rental companies that charge higher rates to residents living in certain boroughs. A survey of 11 car companies that do business in the five boroughs found two – Thrifty and Dollar, which are owned by the same parent company – charge Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx residents an additional fee based on their residence. Brooklynites pay an additional $55 daily to rent from either of those companies, Bronx residents pay $53 per day and Queens dwellers are charged $11 each day, according to a survey from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, state Sen. Daniel Squadron