Martin J. Golden's Press releases

Principal Brennan's Last Day at IS 201

State Senator Marty Golden was among the local leaders, including District 20 Superintendent Karina Costantino, faculty members, parents and students of Intermediate School 201, who cheered for Madeleine Brennan, as school was dismissed earlier today, on her last day as Principal of the Dyker Heights Intermediate School.

 

Brennan is the longest serving Principal in the City of New York history, having served for 50 years as Principal of I.S. 201.

 

Brennan exited the building, escorted by Costantino and Golden, to Tina Turner’s classic “Simply the Best.” Before her exit, Brennan joined the staff in a hallway dance to her favorite song, the Village People’s Y.M.C.A.

June 26, 2013
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New Income Threshold for Enhanced STAR

Some important info below about the new threshold to qualify for Enhanced STAR. The threshold to qualify has gone up.

 

The State has changed the income threshold for Enhanced STAR for 2014/15. The new limit for Enhanced STAR is $81,900 (it was $79,050 for 2013/14). Income for Enhanced STAR is the federal adjusted gross income minus the taxable amount of the total distribution from individual retirement accounts or annuities (commonly known as IRAs).

 

Finance is in the process of updating the application, webpage, etc.

 

http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/eligibility.htm

June 26, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S 2013 CONCERT SERIES TO PLAY IN OUR LOCAL PARKS THIS SUMMER

This summer, I am proud to host another great line up of concerts and invite music lovers and neighbors to be a part of these great evenings of music. It’s time to grab a beach chair, or a blanket, and head to our local parks on most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

June 26, 2013
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MADELEINE BRENNAN, LONGEST SERVING PRINICPAL IN CITY HISTORY, TO RETIRE TOMORROW

Students, Community, Faculty and Parents to Cheer Her on Final Day

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be among the local leaders, faculty members, parents and students of Intermediate School 201, who will cheer for Madeleine Brennan, as school is dismissed, on her last day as Principal of the Dyker Heights Intermediate School, located at 8010-12th Avenue in Brooklyn at approximately 11:00 a.m.

 

Brennan is the longest serving Principal in the City of New York and will be retiring tomorrow, after 50 years as Principal of this school.

 

Prior to her appointment as Principal, she served as Assistant Principal and as a teacher, both also at I.S. 201.

 

June 25, 2013
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SUMMER HEATING UP; USE ENERGY WISELY AND SAVE MONEY

NEW YORK – With temperatures pushing 90 degrees over the next three days, Con Edison reminds customers to use energy wisely and save money.

 

The company also said it will have crews ready to respond to heat-related service problems that may occur. To prepare for the summer of 2013, Con Edison invested $1.2 billion to upgrade its electric delivery system and enhance reliability.

 

Con Edison offers a variety of energy-efficiency programs for savings. The company is offering $25 to residential customers who buy an ENERGY STAR® room air conditioner between May 20 and Aug. 30. ENERGY STAR® air conditioners use at least 10 percent less electricity than other models. To view of a video on the rebate program, click here: video on AC rebates.

 

June 24, 2013
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Summer Safety Information

Staying Safe During Hot Summer Days

This information can be used to protect you, your family and your neighbors.

 

Health officials are advising New Yorkers to be on the lookout for symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn and heat rash. Anyone is susceptible to heat-stress, but those who are at greatest risk include:

 

-Infants and children up to four years of age are sensitive to the effects of high temperatures and rely on others to regulate their environments and provide adequate liquids.

 

-People 65 years of age or older may not compensate for heat stress efficiently and are less likely to sense and respond to change in temperature.

 

June 21, 2013
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STATE SENATOR GOLDEN HOSTS ANNUAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR EVENT

Honors this year’s best educators from each school in his district

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden will be hosting his annual Teacher of the Year Ceremony on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 4pm at the Theater located at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn.

Teacher of The Year celebrates the outstanding work that educators do each school year. One teacher from each school in Senator Golden’s district was selected by their principal, and they will be honored at this event.

Members of the media are welcome.

WHO: Senator Golden

WHAT: Teacher of The Year

WHEN: Monday, June 24, 2013, 4pm

WHERE: The Theater located at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn

June 20, 2013
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SAFEST CITY IN AMERICA, NEW YORK, THREATENED BY IT’S OWN CITY COUNCIL

Council considers legislation to prevent police from using age, color, gender or disability to describe suspects

 

 

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today issued the following statement on the City Council’s proposed legislation to prohibit the New York City Police Department from using age, color, gender or disability to describe suspects.

June 19, 2013
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SENATE GIVES FINAL PASSAGE TO BILL TO PROTECT OPWDD FROM FUNDING CUTS

The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation (S4777D), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would protect providers of services for the developmentally disabled from state funding cuts.

 

The legislation would appropriate up to $90 million, or as much as is needed, to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to protect providers from funding reductions if recommended savings measures falls short of projections.

 

June 18, 2013
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SENATE PASSES COMPREHENSIVE HURRICANE SANDY LEGISLATION

Bills Offer Relief to Businesses, Homeowners, Local Governments, and School Districts; Increase Disaster Preparedness; and Remove Obstacles to Recovery

 

The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive legislative package that provides relief to people and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, aids rebuilding efforts, and increases disaster preparedness. The 22 bills will be integral to providing needed financial assistance to homeowners, businesses, local governments, school districts, and others still recovering from the storm, and give those responsible for disaster response the tools they need to be more effective and efficient.

 

June 18, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS CALLS ON NYPD AND OTHER CITY AGENCIES TO CLEAN UP ILLEGAL “DAY SPAS”

Multiple “Day Spas” have opened up across the community, which have been suspected of illegal activity, opening during late night hours

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, 64th District) today are calling on the NYPD and multiple New York City agencies to investigate and address the ongoing issue of day spas and massage parlors that have been opening up throughout our community.

These Day Spas are opening during late night and off peak hours, some staying open well past 11:00 PM on weeknights, leaving many residents and local leaders to suspect that illegal activity is taking place in these establishments.

June 17, 2013
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON AN NYPD MONITOR

Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former Police Officer in the NYPD, today has issued the following statement regarding the Justice Department’s recommendation that a monitor be installed to oversee the NYPD:

“I can think of no more significant way to disrupt the hard work the NYPD has done to keep our streets safe than this proposal. We have a chain of command in the NYPD and a system in place to investigate the actions taken by police officers if they violate the law. Having the Justice Department install someone to look over their shoulders will do nothing to increase how safe our city is, and will act as a deterrent on our police force to effectively do their jobs. “

June 13, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO ASSIST NEW YORK’S VETERANS

Bills Provide Veterans With Business, Employment & Education Assistance

 

The New York State Senate passed a package of legislation today to help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.

 

The Senate passed a bill (S2803A), sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R-C, Pawling), that would establish a program to provide state contract preferences for small businesses owned by service disabled veterans. The bill would mirror a highly successful program for federal contracting.

 

June 12, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST A PATRIOTIC FLAG DAY CONCERT TO HONOR THE USA

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is inviting all local residents to celebrate Flag Day at a patriotic concert this Saturday, June 15th, 2013 starting at 12:00 pm in Cannon Ball Park located at 4th Avenue and 101st Street.

 

The Concert will feature a patriotic musical performance reminiscent of the greatest generation of our Nation. This Flag Day Concert will celebrate the day that the famous Stars and Stripes were adopted by the Continental Congress. It will also bring honor and thanks to those who are serving and have served in our nation’s military, as we owe everything to their service.

 

June 11, 2013
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STATE SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES EFFORTS TO ASSIST RESIDENTS WITH NYC BUILD IT BACK GRANTS

Senator to host additional office hours with NIA and a Forum with the Mayor’s Housing Recover Office.

 

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today has announced a series of new measures his office is taking to assist residents and business owners who suffered damage due to Superstorm Sandy. Following last week’s announcement from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, creating the New York City Build It Back Grant program, Senator Golden is teaming up with both Neighborhood Improvement Association and The Mayor’s Housing Recovery Office in order to give direct assistance in with grant applications and helping to provide more detailed information.

 

June 11, 2013
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GOLDEN JOINS FORCES WITH NYC TO CLEAN GRAFFITI IN HONOR OF BROOKLYN-QUEENS DAY

 

 

NYC Graffiti Free trucks to clean graffiti across Community Boards 10 & 11

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in honor of Brooklyn-Queens Day, working with NYC Graffiti Free and the Mayor’s Office, will be sending graffiti cleanup trucks throughout Community Board 10 and 11 tomorrow, June 6, 2013.

 

These trucks will be removing graffiti from all properties who have signed up for the Graffiti Free Program.

 

The day will kick off at 10 AM at 6401 18th Avenue, Brooklyn.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

 

WHO: Senator Golden,

 

WHAT: Press Conference on Graffiti Free NYC

WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 5, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS FOR EXPANDED TRANSPORTATION SERVICE FOR RESIDENTS FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONTAGUE STREET TUNNEL CLOSURE

Closure set for 14 months for construction due to Sandy.

 

Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has sent a letter to President Thomas F. Prendergast of the MTA NYCT and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg calling for expanded and increased transportation alternatives to alleviate the strain on commuters during the proposed 14 month long closure of the Montague Street Tunnel.

 

The letter calls for the following services:

 

· An increase of 50% in frequency of both X27 & X28 service

· A full restoration of the X28 Weekend Service

· A reduced fare for Express Bus Service for the X27 and X28 throughout the construction.

· A full restoration of the B37, the former 3rd Avenue Bus Line

June 5, 2013
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SING FOR HOPE PIANOS IN BAY RIDGE PARKS

This summer, from June 1st through June 16th, the Sing for Hope Pianos return to our city streets. In one of New York City's most vibrant public art installations, 88 artist-designed pianos (one for each key on a piano) are placed in parks and public spaces throughout the 5 boroughs for anyone and everyone to enjoy. 

The Shore Road Parks Conservancy has secured two pianos: 

1- Shore Road Park at the 90th St Gazebo

2- Owl's Head Park (68th Street & Colonial Road), next to the Park House   

June 4, 2013
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SUMMER YOUTH SHOW AUDITION NOTICE: WILLY WONKA

Wednesday, June 5th and Friday, June 7th. Experience not necessary.  See flyer below or contacft Narrows Community Theater for more information.

 

June 4, 2013
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SUNDAY JUNE 30 - M.A.S. SWING BAND

M.A.S. Swing 15 Piece Big Band performing music from the Great American Songbook Sunday, June 30th from 2pm to 5pm

 

June 4, 2013
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