Martin J. Golden's Press releases

ELECTED OFFICIALS ASK PARKS DEPARTMENT TO LIGHT THE UNISPHERE GOLD IN SEPTEMBER FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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.

 

August 21, 2014
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Shrek the Musical

Presented by the Narrows Community Youth Theater.

Please view the attached pdf for details!

August 18, 2014
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MALLIOTAKIS, GOLDEN ADD MORE DATES TO ‘YOGA IN THE PARK’

(***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:

 

Tuesday, August 12th at 7:00pm

Saturday, August 30th at 9:00am

Monday, September 8th at 6:30 pm (added date!)

August 8, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT REGARDING PLANNED MARCH ON VERRAZANO NARROWS BRIDGE

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:

 

August 7, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN WRITES TO GOVERNOR CUOMO REGARDING FUNDING TO SUPPORT NEW YORK’S DISABLED COMMUNITY

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.

 

August 6, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN CONTINUES TO BRING ASSISTANCE TO SANDY STORM DAMAGED COMMUNITY

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.

 

August 5, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN: HELP TO MAKE THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR A SUCCESS FOR LOCAL STUDENTS

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.

 

August 5, 2014
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BROOKLYN SENIOR STARS TO SHINE – SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST 8TH ANNUAL SENIOR IDOL

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.

 

July 23, 2014
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN ON NYPIRG’S 2014 NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION ANALYSIS

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.”

 

July 21, 2014
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WOUNDED WARRIOR AMPUTEE SOFTBALL TEAM TO PLAY FIRST GAME EVER IN NYC THIS WEEKEND

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.

 

July 9, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

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.

 

July 2, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN STRIVES TO MAKE NEW YORK STATE A LEADER IN MEDICAL RESEARCH

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, today has issued the following statement praising colleagues in the Senate for passage of S. 6555 and calling on the State Assembly to advance this legislation in the future.

 

June 27, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO CITY RESIDENTS: YOUR TAXES ARE TOO DAMN HIGH

Albany, NY - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today voted against renewing several taxes affecting New York City residents, including portions of the New York City Sales Tax, and the NYC Personal Income Tax. Despite approval by the New York State Legislature, Senator Golden’s “No” vote signifies his belief that New York City's taxing of middle class families is unsustainable.

 

 

 

June 24, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA LEGISLATION

 

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding his vote to support Senate Bill 7923 which authorizes medical marijuana in New York State, prohibiting the smoking form, for treatment of certain serious illnesses and diseases.

“This afternoon, I voted to support comprehensive legislation that will provide an option to medical professionals to offer medical marijuana to New York’s most seriously ill, those battling Cancer, HIV/Aids, Multiple Sclerosis, and Epilepsy. This legislation encompasses strong safe guards against the misuse of marijuana, while making a form available through prescriptions from specialized doctors.

 

June 20, 2014
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M.A.S. Swing 15 piece big band will perform music from the Great American Songbook

M.A.S. Swing 15 piece big band will perform music from the Great American Songbook which includes songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Benny Goodman and Glenn MillerSunday, June 29, 20142PM-5PMSt Columba Church2245 Kimball StMarine Park, Brooklyn 11234Handicap accessible- parking on premise- large dance floor- casual dressTickets $30.00 per person and includes a luncheon buffet.Please call for reservationsMarie Stack917-841-1617www.mariestack.com

June 20, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN COMMENDS SENATE AND ASSEMBLY ACTION TO CREATE A MORE OPEN, TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE PORT AUTHORITY

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a prime sponsor of S. 7721, the “Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Transparency and Accountability Act of 2014” today is hailing passage of this legislation adopted by both the Senate and the Assembly.

 

The legislation would require the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to adhere to the accountability and transparency standards that were imposed on New York State Public Authorities in 2005 and 2009. Additionally, this bill will set a series of agency reforms in place which will govern the Port Authority moving forward.

 

June 20, 2014
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Rep. Grimm and Senator Golden Join Forces to Fight Illegal Home Conversions in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C,I-NY) and State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, I, Brooklyn) sent the attached letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urging the City to immediately crack down on the growing problem of illegal home conversions in several neighborhoods in southern Brooklyn - especially Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights - and also issued the accompanying joint statement:

 

June 19, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS ON STATE ASSEMBLY TO APPROVE TOLL RELIEF FOR BROOKLYN RESIDENTS BEFORE THE END OF SESSION

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following the New York State Senate’s passage of legislation he sponsored, S. 7490, which would create a Verrazano Narrows Bridge toll discount plan for Brooklyn residents.

 

“I applaud my colleagues in the New York State Senate for their passage of this legislation that recognizes the true financial burden that the Verrazano Narrows Bridge toll is having on Brooklyn families. Anyone who works or has a child attending school in Staten Island, is easily facing a $300 plus a month bill just to cross the bridge. As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Verrazano Bridge this year, what a gift this would be.

 

June 19, 2014
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge New Lower Level Ramp Opens

MTA Bridges and Tunnels today opened the first new ramp added to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge since the bridge’s original 1960s construction. The new, two-lane lower level connector ramp from the Staten Island Expressway heading to Brooklyn is part of the $50 million toll plaza improvement project.

 

“The new lower level connector ramp will immediately improve traffic flow through the busy I-278 corridor by accommodating more traffic from the Staten Island Expressway,” said MTA Bridges and Tunnels Engineer Project Manager Piv Lim. “We expect motorists will notice this positive change right away.”

 

June 17, 2014
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