Martin J. Golden's News items

Golden Invites Community To Town Hall Meeting To Discuss Parks And Police Issues

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) will be hosting a town hall meeting on Monday, December 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 3051 Nostrand Avenue.

The Parks Department and representatives of the 63rd Precinct will be in attendance. Issues concerning tree pruning and tree planting, as well as public safety, will be among the meeting agenda.

December 1, 2005
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Senator Marty Golden Secures Traffic Light To Enhance Safety Of Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Transportation has approved his request to install a traffic light at a busy intersection within our community.

The Department of Transportation has approved the installation of a traffic signal at 88th Street and 3rd Avenue.

November 29, 2005
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Golden Holiday Celebrations Planned For Community

State Senator Martin J. Golden, with CERT1NYC, the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Parks Task Force and the Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee, today is announcing a two-day "Support the Troops" Holiday Celebration to be held on Saturday, December 10, 2005 and Sunday, December 11, 2005, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

November 28, 2005
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Golden Salutes Local American Veterans With New York State Medals

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a member of the Senate Committee on Veteran, Military Affairs and Homeland Security, recently hosted an awards ceremony in honor of American Veterans.Senator Golden presented recognition, the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross medal to the following: Frank E. Desiderio, Frank J. Faviano, Edward Skolnick, Alfred Bracciante, and David Bodner. Golden also introduced Ralph A.

November 17, 2005
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Dig This -- A Wellness Through Gardening Event For Seniors

HealthCare Partners, IPA and the Arthritis Foundation of New York, with State Senator Marty Golden, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, are pleased to present a special program entitled “Dig This” for senior citizens in New York City. Acclaimed New York City Rooftop Gardener Jon Carloftis will provide a special humorous presentation to seniors on December 5 from 10 am to noon at the Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College located at 2900 Campus Road in Brooklyn.

November 16, 2005
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'tis The Season To Show Our Support For The Members Of United States Armed Services

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing the kick off of a holiday troop drive to support our heroes this upcoming season.

Senator Marty Golden, a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs stated, "What better way to say thank you to those brave men and women that are currently serving in the Armed Forces by making sure that this holiday season, they have the personal items necessary to enhance their quality of life overseas.

November 16, 2005
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Senator Golden Announces 2006 Adjustment For Ssi Benefits

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Chairman of the Aging Committee, today is announcing that legislation he authored in the State Senate, Senate Bill 5757 was signed into law by Governor Pataki as Chapter 713 of the Laws of 2005. The legislation increases the standards of monthly need for aged, blind and disabled persons and increases the mandatory minimum state supplementation of federal supplemental security income (SSI) benefits.

November 16, 2005
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Celebration To Thank Community Volunteers For Responding To Needs Of Hurricane Victims

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) recently hosted a celebration to thank the volunteers of the community who responded to the calls for help and donated items to the collection organized by his office, CERT 1 NYC, and the Brooklyn Rotary Club, at a reception to held on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at the Bay Ridge Manor.Over seven truckloads of items including food, water, clothing (new and used), baby items, toiletries, books, school supplies, and shoes were sent to both Houston, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

November 7, 2005
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Senator Golden, Chairman Of The Senate Aging Committee, Urges Seniors Eligible For Scrie Under New Guidelines To Apply For The Benefit

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, today is reminding those who are 62 years and older that New York State earlier this year passed legislation that raised the income eligibility for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program from $24,000 to $29,000 over a five-year period in annual increments of $1,000, with the first adjustment taking effect today, November 1, 2005. Effective today, those with an annual income of $25,000 are eligible for S.C.R.I.E.

November 1, 2005
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Home Extension On Ridge Boulevard Raises Concerns Of Neighbors Sparking Golden To Seek Attention Of Buildings Department

Brooklyn- Residents surrounding a home located at 8901 Ridge Boulevard contacted Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) this week and brought to his attention the their concerns related to the construction of a third floor at this property, sparking Golden to contact the Buildings Department asking for their attention.

The New York City Department of Buildings has issued a 10-day letter to the owner mandating that all work is stopped pending a meeting with Buildings officials to review and modify their plans.

October 28, 2005
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Golden, Mirones Urge Court To Uphold New York Subway Bag Inspection

The Washington Legal Foundation (WFL) filed a brief in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of itself and a group of organizations and individuals including Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I – Brooklyn), Assemblyman Matthew Mirones (R,C,I – Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Families of September 11, Inc., supporting New York City’s subway bag inspection program.

October 28, 2005
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Golden Sponsors Free Senior Van Service For Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that on Tuesday, November 1, 2005, the Golden-Harbor Loop Bus will resume service and operate along 3rd and 5th Avenue free of charge to help the senior citizens of this community get around this community to do their shopping, to get to their doctor appointments, and to get to area senior centers and events.

The Golden-Harbor Loop Bus was suspended at the end of the summer as the schedule was revised.

October 26, 2005
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Golden Legislation To Suspend Fuel Oil Tax For Residential Heating Gains Support Of City Council

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York City Council has adopted a resolution in support of his legislation, S.5984, which would suspend the City’s portion of the tax imposed on fuel oil and natural gas used for residential heating purposes, which is 4%, during the months of December, January and February.

October 17, 2005
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Golden Marches In New York City’s Columbus Day Parade

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) marched in the 77th Annual Columbus Day Parade sponsored by the Columbus Citizen Foundation held on Monday, October 9, 2006. 

Senator Marty Golden had the honor to meet U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was born and raised in Bay Ridge.

October 10, 2005
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Golden Offers Local Seniors Opportunity To Learn New Rules And Regulations Governing The Medicare Drug Benefit Program

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, in an effort to help senior citizens in our community navigate the upcoming Medicare Drug Benefit Program enrollment period, will host a forum on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at St.

October 7, 2005
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Senator Golden Invites Community To Visit His District Offices

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that he will be hosting open houses at both of his District Offices next weekend to provide an opportunity for community residents to meet Senator Golden and his staff and provide an informative and fun filled afternoon. Senator Golden and his staff will be available to answer questions and assist in resolving community issues of concern.

The open house for his District Office located at 7403-5th Avenue will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2005 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

October 6, 2005
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Senator Marty Golden And The Visiting Nurse Service Of New York To Offer Free Flu Shots To Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, free flu shots will be offered on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Manor located at 476-76th Street.

The free flu shots will be made available to those people age 21 and older. Identification is required. Please call Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044 to reserve a flu shot.

October 6, 2005
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Senator Golden Congratulates New Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Of Staff

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a member of the State Senate Committee on Military Affairs, Veteran Affairs, and Homeland Security, today sent a letter of congratulations to the newly appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, who was born in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn.

October 1, 2005
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Senator Golden Tours Fort Hamilton Parkway Construction Site With D.d.c. Commissioner David Burney And Community Board

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) recently arranged an on-site meeting of the Fort Hamilton Parkway construction project with New York City Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney and staff with the intention of reviewing the current status of the project and obtaining a timeline for the remainder of the project, as well to address the concerns of local residents and merchants.

October 1, 2005
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