Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN URGES RESIDENTS TO FIGHT AGAINST WATER BOARD PROPOSAL TO INCREASE RATES

Brooklyn– Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today alerting residents to the proposal under consideration by the New York City Water Board that would put into effect another rate hike of a projected 3.24%. Public comment about the proposal is now being accepted, and if approved, the increase would be reflected starting in your July water bill.

Senator Golden is urging folks to attend the Brooklyn Borough public hearing to protest the proposed increase scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th at 7PM at St Francis College, Founders Hall 180 Remsen Street. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced the proposed Fiscal Year ‘16 Water and Sewer Rate increase at a meeting of the New York City Water Board on March 27th, 2015.

April 15, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN ITALIAN CANCER FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE NO COST MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing free mammography screenings events, in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation, offered aboard a mobile care clinic that will park outside both of his district offices.

The events are scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his Bay Ridge office, located at 7408 5th Avenue in Brooklyn, and for Friday, June 12, 2015, outside his Marine Park office located at 3604 Quentin Road in Brooklyn.

No cost mammograms will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both dates. An appointment must be made by calling 1-877-628-9090. Women interested in appointments must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram in the past year.

April 10, 2015
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LYMPHATIC EDUCATION & RESEARCH NETWORK ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF NY STATE GRANT

New York, NY – Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) announced today that it would receive two grants totaling $200,000 as part of the New York State FY2015 budget. The New York State Senate and Assembly each awarded $100,000. State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D-WF, Manhattan) sponsored the funding requests in their respective chambers. Funds will support the growth of LE&RN's National Lymphatic Disease Patient Registry and Tissue Bank.

April 9, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON THE 2015-2016 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Finance Committee, has issued the following statement regarding the 2015-2016 New York State Budget:

“Late last night, I joined my colleagues in the State Senate in approving a fiscally responsible budget for New York State. New Yorkers can be proud that this budget includes significant investments in economic development, job creation, public safety, healthcare, and education. This year’s budget additionally encompasses significant ethics reforms, making New York a leader in the Nation in strengthening the public trust of officials.

April 1, 2015
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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 April, 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, April 25th, 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, April 26th, 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.

March 27, 2015
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MANHATTAN BEACH JEWISH CENTER OF BROOKLYN NOMINATED TO STATE AND NATIONAL REGISTERS OF HISTORIC PLACES

Brooklyn - State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is offering his congratulations to the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center for being placed on a list of twenty-two properties nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo, to the State and National Registers of Historic Places by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation.

March 25, 2015
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SEPTEMBER DECLARED KINSHIP CARE MONTH IN NEW YORK STATE

Legislators in the Senate unanimously passed a resolution earlier this year declaring September 2015 as Kinship Care Month, and members of the Assembly are set to vote on the same resolution today.

Kinship care refers to the more than 200,000 families in New York State who are relatives raising the children of other family members. Children who enter into the care of relatives often do so for the same reasons they might enter into foster care, because their parents are unable or unfit to care for them. Though the challenges are similar for kinship families compared to foster families, only about 5% of kinship caregivers receive the support and financial benefits that come with being in the foster care system.

March 25, 2015
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PROTECT NEW YORK’S MOTORISTS

The New York State Senate today passed four measures to keep New York’s roadways safe. The bills create tougher crimes to deter criminals who seek to commit automobile fraud by staging car accidents, allow auto insurers to cancel fraudulent polices, close a dangerous loophole that allows drunk drivers to avoid prosecution for leaving the scene of an accident, and enforce tougher penalties for those who drive without a license.

March 23, 2015
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SENATORS LANZA, GOLDEN, FELDER, AVELLA & SAVINO ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO TAXPAYERS LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY

Senators Andrew Lanza, Marty Golden, Simcha Felder, Tony Avella and Diane Savino today passed property tax relief legislation, Senate Bill S.3709, sponsored by Senator Lanza that would establish limitations upon real property tax levies in New York City. The bill places a cap on the growth of property taxes at two percent (or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less).Senator

March 20, 2015
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SNOW ALERT ISSUED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 20

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a ‘snow alert’ for Friday, March 20, at 9 a.m.

A snow alert indicates the possibility of a snow event. In preparation for a snow event, DSNY personnel begin initial equipment readiness, including loading its salt spreaders, attaching plows when necessary, preparing tire chains and notifying supplementary personnel as needed. DSNY is coordinating with the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency’s written snow plan. All relevant city agencies have been notified of the snow alert. DSNY will continue to monitor forecasts and will provide updates as the snow event approaches.

March 19, 2015
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BORELLI, GOLDEN CALL ON MAYOR DE BLASIO TO INCREASE MTA CAPITAL PLAN BUDGET CONTRIBUTIONS TO MEET INFLATION

New York- Assemblyman Joe Borelli (South Shore – R,C,I) and State Senator Marty Golden (Brooklyn – R,C,I) are calling on Mayor de Blasio to adjust for inflation the City’s contributions to the MTA Capital Plan Budget. The current annual contribution from New York City is only about $100 million and, as Borelli and Golden have noted, is lower than it was in 1982.

Mayor de Blasio was in Albany earlier this month and had indicated that the city would like to see the state make larger contributions to the capital plan budget to help close a multi-billion dollar funding gap. However, as Assemblyman Borelli and Senator Golden have pointed out, New York State has contributed over $250 million each year for the last 3 years, more than double the City’s contribution.

March 17, 2015
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NY CHARTER SCHOOL FAMILIES, EDUCATORS UNITE AND THANK SENATE FOR SUPPORTING CHARTER SCHOOLS IN BUDGET PROPOSAL

Albany, NY – Charter school families, educators, and supporters from across the state today thanked the State Senate for budget proposals that would add considerable support to their schools and called on lawmakers for continued leadership throughout the next two weeks of budget negotiations.

The Senate’s “Brighter Future” budget proposal includes three major boosts to charter schools:

· Access to the state building aid program. Right now, half of the state’s charter schools, including 40 percent of the charter schools in New York City, are denied public support for a facility. They are the only public schools in the state that are denied this state aid. The Senate proposal would be a tremendous boost to charter schools located in private space.

March 17, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNTS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing plans to host two Easter Egg Hunts in neighborhood parks that will feature games, music, activities, and prizes on Saturday, March 28th in Marine Park (Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place), and on Saturday, April 4th at Shore Road Park (Shore Road and 79th Street).

Senator Marty Golden stated, “I am sure that our children, much like our parents and grandparents, are very much looking forward to the warmer weather and getting out and enjoying our beautiful parks. The Easter Egg Hunts are shaping up to be a great afternoon full of fun activities, and prizes for all, and I know the Easter Bunny is planning to be there as well.

March 17, 2015
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SPRING ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT

As of April 1st, New Yorkers will receive a $100 fine for placing electronic waste at the curb. The New York City Department of Sanitation and its partners are holding several events this spring to offer residents a chance to get rid of their unwanted electronics.

Bring harmful household products, electronics, and unwanted medications to:

Brooklyn: Sunday, April 19 at MCU Park, Surf Ave Parking Lot; Cars approach from Surf Ave and W 21st St between 10AM and 4PM.

March 17, 2015
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MAYOR DE BLASIO AND POLICE COMMISSIONER BRATTON LAUNCH NEW GUN DETECTION TECHNOLOGY

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William J. Bratton today announced the deployment of new gunshot detection technology that will decrease officer response times to gunshot incidents and enhance community and public safety. NYPD will pilot the ShotSpotter system in five zones of approximately three square miles each located within various precincts in the Bronx and Brooklyn. The first pilot area to go operational on Monday, March 16, 2015 will be in the Bronx.

March 16, 2015
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DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION BEGINS ENFORCING NEW COLLECTION BINS LAW TOMORROW, MARCH 14

New laws allowing the Department of Sanitation to immediately remove illegally placed clothing collection bins on public property take effect tomorrow, March 14. Past regulations required the Department to tag the bin for removal within 30 days which allowed owners to move them from place to place within the grace period.

March 13, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES NOMINATIONS FOR STATEWIDE RECOGNITION AS PART OF NYS SENATE “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION” PROGRAM

Brooklyn- Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is inviting local residents to nominate friends, coworkers, and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction.”

The Senate will honor a distinguished woman from our area and throughout the state at a May 5th Albany ceremony, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York women.

March 13, 2015
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SECOND JOINT COMMITTEE HEARING EXAMINING POLICE SAFTEY AND PUBLIC PROTECTION

The New York State Senate will hold its second joint committee hearing examining police safety and public protection on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room A of the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

The hearing will be convened by four Senate committees – Codes, chaired by Senator Michael Nozzolio (R-C, Fayette); Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections, chaired by Senator Pat Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma); Investigations and Government Operations, chaired by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset); and Civil Service and Pensions, chaired by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn).

March 10, 2015
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PREVENT DRUG USE IN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES

The New York State Senate today passed two drug prevention bills to combat the spread of methamphetamine use in New York and to stop parks and playgrounds from being used by drug dealers.

Bill (S1150), sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), would deter the growing use of methamphetamine in New York by strengthening penalties for the sale and possession of meth and make them consistent with penalties for crimes involving heroin and cocaine.

March 9, 2015
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH THE NYC TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS WALKATHON

The Healing Center is looking for volunteers to help with the NYC Teen Dating Violence Awareness Walkathon on Saturday April 18,2015. Attached is the link to Idealist describing the responsibilities, requirements, and contact information.

http://www.idealist.org/view/volop/33spfFkDM2k5P/

March 9, 2015
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