Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today announced plans for the 2010 Halloween Walk & Fairytale Forest scheduled for Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park, located at 67th Street and Colonial Road.
The annual event will feature the Haunted Walk, the Fairytale Forest, a pumpkin patch, a costume contest and much more. The event will also feature rides for the children, pony rides, face painting, sand art, a Trackless Train Ride and “Dracula’s Food Court”.
On October 21, I had the privilege of giving remarks at the ribbon-cutting of VillageCare's new Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at 214 W. Houston Street, which succeeds the beloved but outdated Village Nursing Home on Abingdon Square. This state-of-the-art center builds upon progress that has been made in rehabilitative care, providing facilities for the growing number of people requiring short-stay intensive rehabilitative services so they can return home, rather than becoming permanent nursing home residents. I particularly appreciate VillageCare's consultation with and responsiveness to community concerns throughout the center's planning and construction processes.
In the wake of August's shooting death in front of Sin Sin nightclub at 248 East Fifth Street, I joined Assemblymember Deborah Glick and other local elected officials in sending a letter to New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) Chair Dennis Rosen outlining our concerns not only about Sin Sin but also about the overall liquor license approval process. The current system – which allows bars and clubs like Sin Sin to open despite cogent objections from the local Community Board, elected officials and neighborhood residents and to remain open despite persistent adverse effects on the surrounding community – is clearly not working.
“I am extremely disappointed that Governor Paterson vetoed autism insurance reform legislation I sponsored, which was unanimously passed by both the Senate and Assembly, that would have helped individuals with autism get the care and treatment they need.
The Inspector General’s report confirms what I said in February, that the initial award of the Aqueduct VLT contract to AEG reeked of favoritism and was a corrupt a backroom deal. The disgraceful, criminal conduct of Senate Democrats exposed by the Inspector General makes it clear they were only looking after their own political best interests, not the public’s.
In February, I wrote a letter to Senator Sampson asking for a Senate hearing to examine all the Aqueduct bids in public to ensure an open, transparent process. Senator Sampson never wrote back. Now I know why, because the fix was in and AEG’s winning bid was already wired, bought and paid for through contributions to the Senate Democrats.
On October 13, 2010, the Babylon Village Arts Council honored Senator Owen H. Johnson at a fundraiser at the Babylon Masonic Lodge. Senator Johnson was instrumental in securing the initial funding for the not-for profit organization.
The Babylon Village Arts Council was formed in 2003 by a group of village residents who recognized the need to present various art experiences to the Babylon Village community. From that vision the Babylon Village Arts Council has become an integral part in the cultural lives of its residents.
Photo left to right: Stannis Beck; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Rose Ann and Robert Norman, Co-Presidents of the Babylon Village Art Council Board.
On Tuesday, November 9th, Greece Concert Band, Choral Society, and Community Orchestra present A Veteran's Day Musical Tribute. This musical salute to all those who have served and are currently serving our country begins at 7:15p.m. at the Athena Performing Arts Center, 800 Long Pond Road, in Greece. Admission is free, and no tickets are required. For all the details, click on the link below.
Our emergency rescue workers put their lives on the line to protect their communities every single day. That is why it is important that we provide them with all of the equipment and tools necessary to protect us and their own safety. Recently, Senator Nozzolio met with the Fairville Fire Department at their open house to inspect their emergency equipment as well as their off-road rescue vehicle. ATV’s such as the Fairville Fire Department’s have been used all across the State to save lives in places where other rescue vehicles could not have reached.
Pictured left to right: Russel George; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Jay Rice
Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented Bill Boulter of Webster with a special New York State Resolution, commemorating his diligent service to the Webster community. Bill is an accomplished businessman who has dedicated a tremendous amount of time to helping other businesses grow and thrive in the region as a member of the Webster Chamber of Commerce.
Pictured left to right: Supervisor Ron Nesbitt; Mayor Peter Elder; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Sherry Boulter; Bill Boulter; Barry Howard, Chamber Secretary
New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently attended the North Merrick Fire Department’s Family Open House. The event taught families about fire prevention and safety through hands-on, interactive demonstrations.
Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently awarded the 2010 Patriot of the Year Award by the Wayne County Division of the Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE). Senator Nozzolio was recognized for his dedication and diligence to the Second Amendment Rights of law-abiding citizens of New York State.
Pictured left to right: Dean Fisher, Marion American Legion Commander; Dan Gilmore, Chairman of Wayne County SCOPE; Senator Mike Nozzolio; John Piczkur, Wayne County SCOPE