Martin J. Golden's Press releases

Street Closure Notice from the 68th Precinct Community Council

This Sunday, May 19th, will be the annual Norwegian Parade.

 

In order for this wonderful event to take place the following parking restrictions/street closures will be in place:

 

There will be no parking on the parade route beginning at 7:00am on Sunday morning. The route is as follows:

The parade will form on 3rd Avenue from 82nd Street to 79th Street starting at 11:30. It will kick off at 1:30pm at 79th Street going down Third Avenue. It will then turn eastbound (right) onto Bay Ridge Avenue and turn left onto Fifth Avenue. The marchers will continue to march on Fifth Avenue then will turn (right) onto 6th Avenue and continue to 7th Avenue (past the grandstand).

 

May 15, 2013
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Cultural Events and Plays in Brooklyn

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) would like to share with your some important information for our fun loving communities. Brooklyn Academy of Music is a wonderful resource for shows and events without having to travel to Manhattan.

 

Local colleges are a good place to look as well, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn College and St. Francis College all put on inexpensive shows in our borough. It is not just our colleges providing this opportunity, Poly Prep Country Day School is another place to look.

 

Brooklyn One Theater Company, the Brooklyn Public Library, Narrows Community Theater and BRIC “Celebrate Brooklyn!” are local organizations that put on shows.

 

 

BRIC

May 14, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW POLICE VEHICLES AND STATION HOUSE UPGRADES

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join Brooklyn South Assistant Chief Owen J. Monaghan and 63rd Precinct Captain John Rowell, at a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. outside the 63rd Precinct, located at 1844 Brooklyn Avenue (between Avenue J and I) for two new police vans.

 

Senator Golden additionally secured funding for a new patrol car, 3 laptops, a defibrillator and an electronic message board for the 63rd Precinct Station. Golden additionally secured two vans for Patrol Borough Brooklyn South.

 

Patrol Brooklyn South Auxiliary Chief Tony Christo and representatives of the 63rd Precinct Community Council will also be in attendance.

 

May 14, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO JOIN ST. ANSELM’S COMMUNITY IN DEDICATING TREE IN MEMORY OF FORMER STUDENT OWEN LAVIN

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden will join members of St. Anselm’s School and Parish community, in dedicating a tree in memory of Owen Lavin, near the playground in Owl’s Head Park, entrance at 68th Street and Colonial Road on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.

 

Owen Lavin was a Kindergarten student at St. Anselm’s who passed away last year. His former teacher and his family will also be in attendance.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

 

 

May 14, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST CELEBRATION OF ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting his 12th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 19 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at McKinley Park, located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage which is the month of May.

 

The program will include ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, Malaysian dance, Burma dance and Chinese dance. A wide array of ethnic food, arts and crafts and prizes will be available as well.

 

May 13, 2013
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SENATE APPROVES BILLS TO FIGHT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to crack down on auto insurance fraud which has led to injuries - even death - for innocent victims and costs hundreds of millions of dollars a year in higher premiums when New Yorkers already pay some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country.

 

The three bills approved today would significantly cut down on auto insurance scams by increasing penalties for those who commit or assist in the fraud and by giving more flexibility to insurance companies to prevent criminals from getting policies and continuing to commit auto fraud.

 

May 8, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO ALLOW LEVER MACHINE VOTING

Legislation Would Allow Machine Voting for NYC Elections;

Also in Villages, School Districts and Special Districts

 

The New York State Senate today passed two bills that would allow for the use of lever-style voting machines in non-federal elections in New York City, and in elections held by villages, school districts and special districts.

 

May 7, 2013
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GOLDEN-DENDEKKER BEGIN OUTREACH AND EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION IN VIDEO SURVEILLANCE REGISTRY TO PREVENT AND COMBAT CRIME AND TERRORISM

Today, New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I-Brooklyn) and New York State Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (D/WFP-Jackson Heights) announced an outreach and educational initiative designed to alert all New York residents and businesses to a new Voluntary Video Surveillance Registry (VVSR) that will be used to prevent and combat terrorism and crime. On January 28, 2013, this landmark legislation, which was sponsored by Senator Golden and Assembly Member DenDekker, became the law in New York State. The innovative legislation - A. 9380B in the New York State Assembly, and S.7775 in the New York State Senate - establishes a voluntary database or registry that will contain the location and contact information of owners of closed-circuit security cameras in New York State.

May 6, 2013
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Golden, Malliotakis Join Rep. Grimm’s Call to Fix Policy that Will Keep Sandy Survivors from Recovery Funds

Residents who applied for and turned down SBA loans

may not be eligible for CDBG recovery grants distributed by NYC

 

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-SI/Brooklyn) was joined by State Senator Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn/SI) in calling for a change to a federal policy that, if left unchanged, will limit available grant funding to Sandy survivors who turned down SBA loans to avoid going deeper into debt. This morning, Rep. Grimm sent a letter to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan asking him to waive the policy or implement a viable alternative solution. The call is quickly gaining support from state and local officials.

 

May 6, 2013
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GOLDEN: PETITION FOR FULL CURB TO CURB RESTORATION OF 92ND STREET, BETWEEN RIDGE BOULEVARD AND 3rd AVENUE, SUBMITTED TO CITY D.E.P.

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has submitted a petition, signed by more than 70 residents, calling on the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, to complete a full curb to curb restoration of 92nd Street, between Ridge Boulevard and 3rd Avenue.

 

The street was the site of a major sewer collapse on June 28, 2012, and the project is nearing completion. In addition to the petition circulated by Senator Golden’s office, with the support of Community Board 10 and Councilman Gentile, Golden created an online petition on Causes which attracted over 100 signatures from Brooklyn area residents.

 

May 6, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN: EIGHT LOCAL SCHOOLS RECEIVE FINANCIAL BOOST TO IMPROVE TECHNOLOGY AND FACILITIES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has secured more than $400,000 in State funding for eight schools in his district to support infrastructure and technology requests made by the schools earlier this year.

The following schools have received the grant funding this past week in their school budget accounts:

Intermediate School 228 -Laptops for special education classes

P.S./I.S. 229 - Smartboards and cameras

Intermediate School 259 – Laptop Cart

Public School 102 – Bathroom Renovations

Public School 186 – Smartboards

Intermediate School 201- Wiring of auditorium air conditioning system

Public School 222 - Smartboards

Public School 247 – Laptop Cart

May 1, 2013
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge’s Staten Island-bound Lower Level Will Close For Five Boro Bike Tour

The upper level of the bridge in both directions will remain open

 

The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed from 12:01 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5 for the annual TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event.

 

Motorists should expect delays and allow extra travel time. To hear information about all the Verrazano bike tour closures, call 212 360-3000.

 

Other closings at the Verrazano-Narrows include:

Brooklyn-bound lower level of the bridge from 12:01 a.m. until 8 a.m. when two of three lanes will reopen.

The Bay Street exit from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

May 1, 2013
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GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS ANNOUNCE LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW YORK’S DISABLED COMMUNITY

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing legislation, S. 4777, that he has introduced in the State Senate that would appropriate funds to the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities for the support of various programs. Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island) is a co-sponsor of the legislation, A. 6692-A, introduced by Assemblyman Weisenberg (D-Long Island).

 

April 30, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS SET RALLY TO SAVE LOCAL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island) today are announcing plans to host a rally to save the McKinley I.S. 259 Beacon Program, on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 5 p.m., at the program site, 7301 Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn.

 

The representatives learned of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development’s plans to terminate the Beacon Program, sponsored by HeartShare Human Services, late yesterday afternoon.

 

April 30, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN CONTINUES THE FIGHT TO END PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Co-Sponsors and votes for two bills (S2940 & S2941) which would increase penalties for the illegal sale and distribution of controlled substances

 

Brooklyn, NY – New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today lauded the passage of two bills, which he co-sponsored, in the New York State Senate. These pieces of legislation would increase penalties for those who try to either game the system through ‘pill mills’ and for those who would steal or unlawfully posses a New York state prescription pad.

 

April 30, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SENIOR INFORMATION AND HEALTH FAIR

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Aging, today is announcing his 11th Annual series of senior fairs to be held throughout his district, to offer local seniors an opportunity to learn of the services available to them to assist with their property taxes, prescription drug coverage, personal safety, access to City and State services, and their health.

 

The senior fairs will feature information and assistance offered by City agencies including the Departments for the Aging, Environmental Protection, Finance, Transportation, Sanitation, the Human Resources Administration, , the New York City Police Department, the New York City Fire Department, and the Parks Department.

 

April 26, 2013
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Drug Take- Back Plan

On Saturday, April 27th, 2013 , the 68th Precinct along with he Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be participating in a nationwide prescription drug take-back plan. This initiative allows everyone including pharmacists, to dispose of unwanted or expired pills, which will help prevent the abuse and the theft of these medications.

April 25, 2013
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES HOUSING EXTENSION FOR SANDY VICTIMS

Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program Extended in NY for an Additional 28 Days

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 28-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program beginning on May 1st, which was the deadline for the last extension granted earlier in April. This new extension allows eligible survivors from Superstorm Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels or motels.

 

The new checkout date for those in the TSA program is May 29, 2013. FEMA will call applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the new checkout date.

 

April 24, 2013
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SENATE PASSES PUBLIC SAFETY LEGISLATION

Bills Come On The Heels of Boston Bombings & Foiled Terrorist Train Attack

 

 

With renewed calls for vigilance and increased public safety following the tragic bombings in Boston and the foiling of a terrorist plot to attack a train traveling across the state between New York and Toronto, the New York State Senate today passed a package of anti-crime legislation including a bill that would require convicted terrorists to serve their full prison sentence.

 

April 24, 2013
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HURRICANE SANDY VOLUNTEERS AMONG THOSE TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

Brooklyn- During National Volunteer Week, community residents who have proven to be extraordinary in their volunteerism, dedicated to helping during Hurricane Sandy, special events and community organizations, will be honored at the 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Night hosted by Senator Marty Golden on Thursday April 25, 2013 starting at 6:00 p.m. at Buckley’s Restaurant, 2926 Avenue S, Brooklyn.

 

More than 50 volunteers will be honored with New York State Senate Certificates for their efforts. Many of the volunteers have both helped with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts and supported community events.

 

Members of the media are welcome to attend.

 

April 23, 2013
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