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SENATOR GOLDEN COMMENDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR SIGNING THE WORLD TRADE CENTER DISABILITY LAW

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is commending Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for ensuring New York State’s commitment to those who have fallen ill in the wake of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero, and signing S7628-A/A9562-A into law.

 

November 21, 2014
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR GOLDEN ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE

Brooklyn, NY – Preceding this week’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, State Senator Martin J. Golden issued the following statement:

 

November 20, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN CONTINUES TO CALL ON MAYOR DEBLASIO TO ADDRESS ISSUE OF ILLEGAL CONVERSIONS IN THE WAKE OF BROOKLYN FIRE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement following last night’s fire in an illegally subdivided building on Flatbush Avenue that killed one and injured fifteen:

 

“The issues surrounding illegal conversions overtaking communities in our City, including in my district in Southwest Brooklyn, has been the topic of many conversations amongst my colleagues in government, community organizations and residents. Last night’s fire on Flatbush Avenue, which resulted in a loss of life and many injured, further highlights the need for Mayor Bill de Blasio to create a multi-agency task force to address this issue.

 

November 20, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGS TO BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO THE COMMUNITY

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who this week is delivering turkeys to local food pantries and senior centers in preparation for Thanksgiving, is today announcing his plans to host two Christmas tree lightings which promise to bring holiday cheer and excitement, with a special visit from Santa Claus and hot chocolate for all.

 

November 19, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND PIETRO’S FIGHT ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR A COMMUNITY PAJAMA PARTY TO FIGHT DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined with Pietro’s Fight, in announcing a fundraising and public awareness campaign, “PJ’S for PJ”, set for December 18th, to help in the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Senator Golden was joined by Pietro Joseph Scarso, his parents Dayna and Manni, Pietro’s Fight Co-Chair Samantha Altilio, and Aimee Pomaro, representing Tiny Tots Playhouse.

 

November 14, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S VETO OF MILITARY SERVICE BUYBACK BILL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Chairman of the State Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee and member of the Veteran and Military Affairs Committee, today has issued the following statement following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s veto of legislation he co-sponsored, S. 7839/A. 6974, that would amend the New York State Military Service Credit Law to authorize state and municipal pension credits for peacetime military service.

 

November 12, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN PAYS TRIBUTES TO AMERICA’S VETERANS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today hosted his annual Veterans Day breakfast and awards ceremony earlier today and was joined by United States Army Garrison Commander Joseph Davidson, Congressman Michael Grimm and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, in remembering and paying tribute to the Brooklyn veterans gathered.

 

The program featured special recognition of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Catholic War Veterans Russo-De Marco Post #1702, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans, Vietnam Veterans Jose H. Hernandez and Thomas Karnes, and an NYPD Transit Authority K-9 Caesar, who served three tours for the United States military in Afghanistan.

 

October 31, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN AWARDS FUNDING TO IMPROVE SCHOOL SECURITY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has awarded over $68,000 to support security improvements for five area Catholic schools including St. Anselm Catholic Academy, St. Bernadette Catholic School, St. Ephrem Catholic School, St. Patrick Catholic Academy and Holy Angels Catholic Academy.

 

The funding allocated to each of these schools will in part support the purchase of new surveillance cameras, intercom system, new lighting, the replacement of metal exit doors, new and improved alarm systems, roof exterior doors, and other safety controls.

 

October 30, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced plans for the 2014 Halloween Walk and Fairytale Forest scheduled for Friday, October 31, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park, located at 67th Street and Colonial Road.

The 19th Annual event will feature the Haunted Walk, the Fairytale Forest, a pumpkin patch, costumed characters, kid’s activities, arts and crafts, and a costume contest. The event will also feature rides for the children, face painting, sand art, a Trackless Train Ride, and “Dracula’s Food Court”.

October 28, 2014
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS: METROCARD'S NOVEMBER VISIT TO SENATOR GOLDEN'S DISTRICT OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled the Metro Card Van to visit his Bay Ridge District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, November 3, 2014 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.

 

For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044.

 

October 27, 2014
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BOBBY VALLI TO BE CELEBRITY JUDGE AND PERFORM AT BROOKLYN'S 8TH ANNUAL SENIOR IDOL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host Brooklyn’s 8th Annual Senior Idol contest on Saturday, October 25th, starting at 7pm, at Xaverian High School located at 7100 Shore Road.

 

Bobby Valli, brother of legend Frankie Valli, will serve as the celebrity judge for this year’s show, and will perform some of the “Four Seasons” greatest hits during intermission.

Fourteen finalists will be performing a wide variety of songs including Italian Opera and some of the greatest hits of all time. One winner will be named "Senior Idol" and awarded a $500 prize sponsored by Investor's Bank.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

 

October 23, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES ONE BEDROOM WAITING LIST OPENS AT SHORE HILL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has received official notification that as of today, Shore Hill Apartments, 9000 Shore Road in Brooklyn, a Mitchell-Lama Section 8 supervised by New York State Homes and Community Renewal, is opening its 1-Bedroom Wait List for 200 applicants, to be selected by a lottery.

 

October 23, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN AWARDS $200,000 TO LOCAL SCHOOLS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has awarded $200,000 in educational funding, through the New York State Senate, to support and assist the teachers and students of more than fifteen schools in his district.

 

The funding has been awarded in response to requests from individual schools as to the need for financial assistance to develop and improve instructional programming. Many of the schools included smart boards and laptop carts a top their wish lists recently addressed to Senator Golden.

 

October 20, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN SEEKS STATE LAW TO AUTHORIZE ACCESS TO DECEDENT’S E-MAIL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden, the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship, today is announcing that he has introduced legislation that will allow the email of a person who has passed away to be accessed by the executor of their estate.

 

The bill, S. 6176, has been introduced in the wake of growing concerns as more and more New Yorkers decide to handle their bills and finances electronically. As a result, individuals designated to settle an estate upon a person’s passing, require the information contained in new e-mail messages, and documents stored in email folders.

 

October 17, 2014
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GOLDEN: BROOKLYN SENIOR IDOL FINALISTS ANNOUNCED BOBBY VALLI TO BE CELEBRITY JUDGE AND PERFORM AT SHOW

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the finalists have been selected to compete in Brooklyn’s 8th Annual Senior Idol contest set for Saturday, October 25th, starting at 7pm, at Xaverian High School located at 7100 Shore Road.

 

Senator Golden is also excited to announce that Bobby Valli, brother of legend Frankie Valli, will serve as the celebrity judge for this year’s show, and will perform some of the “Four Seasons” greatest hits during intermission.

 

The finalists, who will be performing a wide variety of songs including Italian Opera and some of the greatest hits of all time, are:

 

October 6, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH VETERANS TO COLLECT BOARD GAMES AND PAJAMAS FOR SOLDIERS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with American Legion Amity Post 791, is urging community support for a collection drive to support our troops being cared for at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and The Armed Forces Military Nursing Home.

 

Senator Golden, along with Michael Moylan and Howard Dunn from Amity Post 791, are asking for the community to be generous and donate new board games and new pajamas, for the soldiers and their families. Board games such as Candy Land, Scrabble, Monopoly, Pictionary and many others, provide occupational therapy for the soldiers during hospital rehabilitation. Additionally, new pajamas for men, women and children, are being collected for the military families.

 

October 2, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST FREE SHREDDING EVENTS TO HELP YOU PROTECT AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT

Brooklyn –State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that he will host two free shredding events, at both of his district offices during the month of October, to assist residents in protecting themselves against identity theft.

 

The shredding truck will be parked outside Senator Golden’s office at 7408-5th Avenue on Saturday, October 18th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and will be outside his satellite office located at 3604 Quentin Road the following day, Sunday, October 19th, also from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Residents are invited to bring as many personal documents as they wish to shred.

 

September 30, 2014
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN URGES YOU TO GET YOUR FLU VACCINE AHEAD OF WINTER SEASON

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he is partnering with Coney Island Hospital to host a series of free flu shot events ahead of this Winter season for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are encouraging to get the annual influenza vaccine.

 

Free flu shots will be available to the community on:

 

*Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Our Lady of Grace Auditorium, 435 Avenue W

 

*Thursday, October 9, 2014, Bay Ridge Manor, 476-76th Street

 

*Friday, October 17, 2014, Carmine Carro Center, 3000 Fillmore Avenue

 

September 30, 2014
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METRO CARD VAN TO VISIT SENATOR GOLDEN'S DISTRICT OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled the Metro Card Van to visit his Bay Ridge District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.

For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044.

September 23, 2014
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Golden Introduces Online Privacy Bill To Protect New Yorkers Against Hackers, Misuse of Private Information

State Senator Martin Golden (R, C, I) has introduced legislation to protect the online privacy of New Yorkers from hackers and to insure that owners of email accounts and web services keep personal information totally private, to require rapid notification of any breach of email accounts or credit cards, and to enforce penalties against the owners of email and web services when such breaches occur. The bill is called “The New York State Online Privacy Act.”

 

September 22, 2014
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