Martin J. Golden's Press releases

N LINE WEEKEND SERVICE SHUTDOWN - SHUTTLE BUSES PROVIDED

Please be advised of the following service shutdown this weekend on the N line between Stillwell Avenue and 36th Street stations in order to accommodate necessary track work.  Shuttle buses will serve the closed stations.  This information is also included in the weekly email blast of weekend service diversions.

 

 

N WEEKEND

August 27, 2015
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VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE UPPER-LEVEL REPLACEMENT PROJECT ENTERS NEW STAGE OF ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION

Starting Saturday morning, August 29, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will move into the next stage of construction work in the $235.7 million Verrazano-Narrows Bridge upper level deck replacement project. Upper-level lane closures in both directions will be necessary on Friday night, August 28, to allow for the transition.

All current lanes of traffic will continue to be maintained during peak weekday morning and afternoon drive times using a moveable barrier. A reduced stretch of isolated lane traffic — known as a “cattle chute” — will be in use on the Brooklyn-bound side during morning rush hours, and a similar lane formation will be in use on the Staten Island-bound side in the afternoon.  

August 27, 2015
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HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO SPRAY PESTICIDE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MOSQUITOES AND THE RISK OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN SELECTED PARTS OF BROOKLYN

To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of Brooklyn on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Thursday, August 20, 2015 during the same hours. The neighborhoods listed below are being treated due to rising West Nile virus activity and have high mosquito populations.

August 18, 2015
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RIDERS ALLIANCE PRESENTS "BUS CHAMPION" AWARD TO SENATOR MARTIN GOLDEN FOR SPONSORING LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE BUS SERVICE

Brooklyn, NY – On Tuesday, bus riders and transit advocates with the Riders Alliance will gather at Senator Martin Golden’s district office to present one of two “Bus Champion” awards to Senator Martin Golden for his work advocating for better bus service in New York City.

This legislative session, Senator Golden sponsored a bill which allows the City’s Select Bus Service system to expand by ensuring bus-only lanes are enforced, speeding up commute times for over 2 million New Yorkers who rely on bus service every day. That bill passed and awaits the Governor’s signature.

August 10, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES “AMERICAN IDOL” ALLOWS BROOKLYN SENIOR IDOL TO KEEP CONTEST NAME

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that American Idol has agreed to allow the annual talent show contest, billed as Brooklyn’s Senior Idol, to keep its name for the October show.

The future of the event’s name only, not the show itself, was in jeopardy earlier this Summer. At that time, Senator Golden issued a press release seeking the assistance of the community in selecting a new name for the show, stating “Brooklyn’s talented seniors will make you laugh, cry and celebrate at the show, regardless of what we will call it.”

August 3, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN TOPS LIST OF LEGISLATORS WITH 38 BILLS APPROVED BY SENATE AND ASSEMBLY THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that for the second year in a row, he is a leader amongst his colleagues within the State Legislature in passage of legislation, with 103 bills he introduced approved by the State Senate, and 38 bills he sponsored approved by both the Senate and the Assembly. The bills approved by both houses of the New York State Legislature have been, or will be, under review of the Governor for his consideration to sign them into state law.

July 8, 2015
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GOLDEN: GOVERNOR SIGNS LEGISLATION TO HELP THOSE WHO HELPED NEW YORK CITY IN WAKE OF SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed into law legislation that extends the September 11th Worker Protection Task Force Act for another five years. This extension will allow the Task Force to continue helping those who have been afflicted with a disability as a result of working at the World Trade Center and other sites.

July 7, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON AMERICAN FLAG BURNING DEMONSTRATION IN FORT GREENE PARK

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement tonight in response to the the protest in Fort Greene Park where two American flags were burned:

"As a proud American, I was disheartened to learn that an American Flag was burned tonight in historic Fort Greene Park. It is a sad day for all of us to watch this despicable act of hatred take place on sacred Brooklyn ground. I salute the many pro-Americans who showed up and stood tall in the name of our rights and liberties.

To all, remember that freedom is not free. Never forget it. And fly those flags. The stars and stripes, the red, white, and blue, are not going anywhere. These colors don't run."

July 2, 2015
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GOLDEN TO CITY OFFICIALS: CALL OFF BROOKLYN AMERICAN FLAG BURNING RALLY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, today has issued the following statement urging Mayor Bill de Blasio and City officials to prevent an American flag burning rally from taking place in Brooklyn’s historic Fort Greene Park:

June 30, 2015
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DSNY ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR OPERATIONS ON JULY 3 AND JULY 4, IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced today that in observance of Independence Day, there will be changes to garbage, recycling and organics collection, and street cleaning.

Friday, July 3

DSNY WILL COLLECT garbage, organics and recycling on Friday, July 3. DSNY administrative offices will be closed on July 3 in observance of the holiday. There WILL NOT be street cleaning on July 3.

Saturday, July 4

DSNY WILL NOT COLLECT garbage, organics or recycling on Saturday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. There WILL NOT be street cleaning on July 4.

June 30, 2015
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GOLDEN INVITES LOCAL RESIDENTS TO HELP RENAME SENIOR MUSICAL CONTEST IN WAKE OF LEGAL NOTICE FROM AMERICAN IDOL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who has for the past seven years co-hosted “Brooklyn Senior Idol”, is inviting local residents to submit suggestions to rename the show in the wake of a legal letter from the firm representing American Idol.

June 29, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES PROTECTION FOR RENTERS AND HOMEOWNERS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate concluded the 2015 legislative session by voting to bring much needed protection for the renters and homeowners of his district.

Senator Martin J. Golden stated, “The Senate continues to fight to protect renters from unscrupulous landlords and alleviate financial burdens for homeowners. We must continue our efforts to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to quality affordable housing and provide real tax relief for homeowners.”

Senator Marty Golden joined his colleagues in the State Senate in supporting legislation that included the following protections for homeowners and renters in New York City:

June 26, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES 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 7th when Out Of The Blue play Shore Road Park at 79th Street.

The series of fifteen concerts will feature an array of musical acts including Head Over Heels, Carl Thomas, Generation Gap, Bobby Valli, and a special “Irish Night on Shore Road” featuring the Canny Brothers.

June 26, 2015
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DA VANCE AND SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROTECT IDENTITY THEFT VICTIMS

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and New York State Senator Martin J. Golden today announced the Senate passage of legislation that will better protect identity theft victims and enable prosecutors to bring stronger cases against cybercriminals and scammers. The bill, S.4072/A.8149, amends New York State criminal statues and establishes a fundamental framework for the prosecution of online privacy violations by creating a graduated series of penalties based on the severity of a crime and the number of affected victims.  

June 25, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON NEW YORK CITY’S DESIGNATION OF ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following today’s announcement of the City’s designation of Asian Lunar New Year as an official Department of Education school holiday:

“Today, I am pleased that the City has made official the recognition of the Asian Lunar New Year, following the State Legislature’s approval of such legislation. Today, we can all agree that New York has fulfilled its promise to the Asian American community to make the Lunar New Year an official school holiday,” said Senator Marty Golden.

June 23, 2015
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON SANDY RECOVERY FUND OVERSIGHT

ALBANY– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored, S. 5231A, that will necessitate oversight of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds.

June 18, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES UNEMPLOYMENT STRIKEFORCE PRESENTATION

Brooklyn– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor and the 13th Avenue Merchants Association, will host an Unemployment Strikeforce presentation on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Knights of Columbus, located at 1305-86th Street in Brooklyn.

The main goal of the program is to reduce unemployment rates within communities. Additionally, the outreach event is designed to ensure that the New York State Department of Labor is investing in their workforce development effectively.

June 18, 2015
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ADVANCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NEW YORKERS AND THEIR CHILDREN FROM SEX OFFENDERS

ALBANY– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed two pieces of legislation that he sponsored that would help protect New York residents from convicted sex offenders.

Senate Bill S 5000A amends the Correction Law to require the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), upon notification that a sex offender who has been released or discharged from a correctional facility, hospital, or local correctional facility or placed on probation, to confirm that the sex offender's proposed residence is not within an area considered to be school grounds or a playground. (A. 7409, Assemblymember Braunstein).

June 15, 2015
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON CITY COUNCIL’S IRRESPONSIBLE RESOLUTION URGING CLEMENCY FOR CONVICTED TERRORIST

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement denouncing City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the other forty members of the New York City Council for their vote to support a resolution asking President Obama to grant clemency to convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera:

“It is inconceivable that the Council of the City New York, the City that suffered the largest terrorist attack on American soil in history, is looking to release a terrorist from jail because they believe his being in jail ‘serves no legitimate purpose.’ Each of the New York City Councilmembers who supported this resolution should ponder the severity of the message they have sent all New Yorkers and Americans.

June 12, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN GIVES HOPE TO NEW YORKERS BATTLING LYMPHEDEMA

Albany– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S. 1058 that would create a Lymphedema and Lymphatic Diseases Research Grants Program in New York, has been passed by the State Senate. The legislation is designed to promote a greater scientific understanding of lymphedema and lymphatic disease.

The Research Grants Program would award funds, in an amount not in excess of $50,000, to biomedical research institutions that are conducting direct research related to Lymphedema and Lymphatic Disease. Additional mechanisms are also outlined to additionally support research, as well as providing a program report to the Governor, Senate and Assembly.

June 11, 2015
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