Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing a   partnership with Coney Island Hospital and the Visiting Nurse Services of New York to host a series of free flu shot events. Each year, Senator Golden offers opportunities to his constituents ahead of this Winter season for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are encouraging to get the annual influenza vaccine.

Free flu shots will be available to the community on:

On October 18th, the Sons of Italy Lodge of Schenectady County celebrated its 100th anniversary. Senator Farley was pleased to present a NYS Senate resolution honoring such a great organization.

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Leaders of the 4201 Schools Association today presented the Award of Merit to Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer. The association, which is comprised of 11 member-schools throughout New York, represents students who are blind, deaf or severely physically disabled. The association honored Assemblywoman Mayer and Sen. Flanagan for their long-standing and sustained support and advocacy for member-schools and their students.

The New York City Department of Sanitation reminds city residents that there will be no garbage, recycling or organics collection, or street cleaning, on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be hosting the annual Haunted Halloween Walk and Fairytale Forest at Owl’s Head Park, 67th Street and Colonial Road in Brooklyn, from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. this Saturday, October 31, 2015.

In addition to the Haunted Walk and Fairytale Forest Tours, the event will also feature a costume contest,  face painting, a pumpkin patch, costumed characters, sand art, a trackless train ride, and more. 

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed two pieces of legislation relating to Superstorm Sandy and extreme weather. The first bill is designed to reform the insurance industry in New York State with regard to claims involving sewer issues and flooding, and the second supports New Yorkers who made repairs to their homes after Sandy. 

As the Halloween festivities begin this coming weekend, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reminds families to be safe when trick-or-treating.

"Halloween is a fun time of year for youth as they get to dress up as their favorite characters and collect candy," Senator Farley said. "But it can also be needlessly dangerous if precautions aren't taken."

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Miliary Affairs, today is denouncing Governor Andrew Cuomo's last night's unpatriotic veto of the Veterans Equality Act (S.5937/A.8174-A) approved this year by both houses of New York State Legislature. The bill's intent was to allow New York military veterans the opportunity to apply their military service credit to their pension. 

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