Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is providing information regarding the Immigrant Restitution Fund established by the New York State Attorney General to compensate individuals who were defrauded by two of the nation’s largest immigration services organizations – the International Immigrants Foundation, Inc (IIF) and the International Professional Association Inc., (IPA).
Senator Golden has been contacted by the New York Legal Assistance Group to help increase awareness of the claim form deadline of Thursday, October 23, 2014. The forms, available in both English and Spanish, can be submitted online or via regular mail, and can be found at http://nylag.org/ipa.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to solidify New York State’s commitment to those who have fallen ill in the wake of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero, and sign legislation, S7628-A/A9562-A, (GOLDEN/ABBATE) into law.
S7628-A/A9562-A, approved by both houses of the New York State Legislature, would amend State law governing injuries and illnesses suffered due to participation in the rescue, recovery and cleanup in the wake of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. This legislation would reopen the notice of participation, and extend the deadline in which to file as having a World Trade Center related condition, for those yet to submit an application.
This year we pay our respects to the 13th anniversary of September 11. For over a decade now, my office has hosted a memorial event on the American Veterans Memorial Pier, in the shadows of where the Twin Towers once stood, commemorating the lives lost and heroism we saw that day.
We remember those we lost in our community, our city and our nation, both civilian and first responders, and salute the brave men and women who protect our freedom by serving in the armed forces.
Brooklyn – New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, is announcing that he will be hosting a roundtable meeting of the Committee entitled, “New Industry and Entrepreneurs Roundtable: Growing Computer and Video Game Development in New York” next Tuesday, September 16, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Marine Academic Center Rotunda at Kingsborough Community College, located at 2001 Oriental Boulevard.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his annual September 11th Memorials to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
Senator Golden will host a memorial in Marine Park, at Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway, at 6:00 p.m., and Senator Golden is inviting residents to attend the memorial he is planning on the American Veterans Memorial Pier, at Shore Road and Bay Ridge Avenue, at 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is renewing calls for New York State to adopt smart chip technology for debit and credit cards, in the wake of the possible security breach being investigated by Home Depot. Media reports indicate that Home Depot is looking into unusual activity related to credit and debit cards of store customers and are working with law enforcement and bank officials.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “Today, I renew my efforts to mandate smart chip technology here in New York State. There is no reason to delay this upgrade on our credit and debit cards, and as each day passes, we see a greater urgency to put better protections in place to prevent financial identity theft.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island), will host a press conference on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., at the Fort Hamilton Senior Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway, to bring awareness of the new and improved access a ride service, and encourage senior and disable citizens to apply for it to meet their transportation needs.
Southwest Brooklyn is home to one of the largest senior populations in the City of New York, and recent information brought forth at a public hearing, highlighted the need for more information about this New York City Transit Authority service to be made available.
Our mission is to "gold" as much of Bay Ridge as possible in a single day. Volunteers will be going out into the neighborhood to tie gold ribbons around trees and distribute information. Families, friends, neighbors, schools, scout troops - everyone is invited to help!
Team leaders and volunteers are needed. You can build your own team or join one of the ones that will be forming. Bay Ridge Cares will provide the ribbons and materials.
If you would like to participate, please let us know by Tuesday 9/2 via email to email@example.com or Facebook message. We will provide the details on where to meet up by the end of the week.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, will honor a six members of New York's Finest at an awards ceremony to be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., at the 62nd Precinct Stationhouse, located at 1925 Bath Avenue in Brooklyn.
Captain William G. Taylor, Commanding Officer of the 62nd Precinct, will join Senator Golden in honoring police officers involved in three life saving incidents, over the past two weeks.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has authored the attached letter, with his colleagues in federal, state and city government, to Parks Commissioner Mitchelll asking his support and participation in the Empire Go Gold campaign, to light up the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park in Corona, Queens.
In addition to Senator Golden, the letter is signed by Congressman Michael G. Grimm, Assemblyman Alec-Brook Krasny, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, City Councilman Vincent J. Gentile and City Councilman Eric Ulrich.
(***Photo Caption***) Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Sen. Marty Golden take part in Yoga in the Park.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Sen. Marty Golden (R,C,I-South Brooklyn), are announcing plans to host two additional yoga classes with Yoga in Bay Ridge in September. The series of events, which started in June, have been so successful that the lawmakers decided to extend the program through the end of the summer weather.
The complete remaining schedule of free classes are held at Shore Road Park (enter at 79th Street and Shore Road), is as follows:
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement regarding the announcement by Reverend Al Sharpton of the National Action Network to lead a march across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge on Saturday, August 23rd:
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), has sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo regarding current and future financial matters facing the State and its ability to care for our disabled residents.
In his letter, Senator Golden applauds the Governor’s recent appeal of a federal government decision seeking a $1.3 billion refund in Medicaid funding for payments to New York State developmental centers and intermediate care facilities. Senator Golden’s letter also highlights 2013 legislative action that saved funding for the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. Additionally, Senator Golden offers to work with the Governor to strategize in this area of public health so to maximize resources.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who was on the ground in the communities of Gerritsen Beach, Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay during and since Superstorm Sandy, has scheduled another event, in his continued series of outreach, dedicated to the families of his district in need of rebuilding assistance.
Senator Golden today has announced that he will welcome the NYC Recovery Build It Back Program and the Department of Financial Services, to provide personal assistance for those still experiencing issues with Build It Back, mortgages, insurance and more, on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Ancient Order of Hibernians at 2750 Gerritsen Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has joined forces with Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens to host a back to school collection drive for local students in need.
Residents are being encouraged to donate new school supplies including notebooks, crayons, back packs, pens, pencils, crayons, rulers, highlighters, washable glue sticks, 2-pocket folders, 3 x 5 line Index cards, etc.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with Xaverian High School, today is announcing plans to host Brooklyn’s 8th Annual Senior Idol, a popular contest that draws upon the talent of the senior citizens of Kings County, vying to be crowned “Brooklyn’s Senior Idol” this Fall.
Brooklyn residents age 50 or older are invited to register and audition on Monday, September 8, 2014, starting at 4:00 p.m. in the Xaverian High School auditorium, 7100 Shore Road (handicapped accessibility available at 71st Street door). Senior citizens trying out for this singing competition should bring a CD or cassette tape accompaniment. A piano is available for any contestant interested and participants are welcome to bring a guitar.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), following the release of NYPIRG’s 2014 New York State Legislative Session Analysis, released the following statement:
“I am pleased that the New York Public Research Interest Group (NYPIRG) upon analyzing my legislative record from this year has shown that I remain one of the most productive members in term of legislation, having sponsored the most amount of bills that passed both houses of the legislature, and having the second highest number of bills that passed the Senate.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will take the field for the first time ever in New York City this Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Shore Road Park (enter at 79th Street and Shore Road), starting with the opening ceremonies at Noon.
The first game is set for 1:00 p.m. when the WWAST takes on the Bay Ridge All Star Sluggers, and the second game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. against NYC first responders and NYC Army Recruiters
The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team has a mission to raise awareness, through softball games and exhibition, of the sacrifices and the resilience of the military. All team players have been injured in action.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force, today has announced the complete lineup of summer concerts set to take stage in our local parks this Summer. The concert series kicks off on Tuesday, July 8th when Head Over Heels and special guests play Shore Road Park at 79th Street.
The series of fourteen concerts will feature an array of musical acts, Alive N Kickin’, Carl Thomas, Frankie Marra and His Band, and a special “Irish Night on Shore Road” featuring the Canny Brothers.