Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES FEMA SITE TO OPEN TOMORROW IN SHEEPSHEAD BAY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that through the efforts of his office, a new FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will officially open tomorrow morning in Sheepshead Bay at the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club located at 3076 Emmons Avenue.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “My office and I have worked diligently over this past holiday weekend to have this site made handicapped accessible and sufficient to house a Disaster Recovery Center for the people of Sheepshead Bay and Southwest Brooklyn. It is important that the residents effected by Sandy have this opportunity to get the information and the answers they need as they continue to rebuild in the wake of this storm.”

 

January 4, 2013
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Senator Golden: NYC Rapid Repairs Deadline Extended to January 14th

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is applauding the City of New York for their decision to extend the NYC Rapid Repairs program application deadline until January 14, 2013 for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, "As much of NYC continues to recover and rebuild from Sandy, we must remember that some people who are eligible for the Rapid Repairs Program may have not yet applied. With the deadline having been tonight, I believe Mayor Bloomberg made the right decision in extending the deadline."

 

January 2, 2013
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HURRICANE SANDY FOLLOW-UP TOWN HALL MEETING PLANNED: SENATOR GOLDEN CONTINUES EFFORTS TO RESTORE HOMES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will welcome officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the New York City Departments of Health, Finance and Buildings, the NYC Rapid Repairs Program, and the New York State Department of Financial Services (Insurance) at a follow up town hall meeting to be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 277 located at 2529 Gerritsen Avenue.

 

The meetings are designed to give residents of Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Manahttan Beach, an opportunity to discuss ongoing Sandy recovery efforts with key officials.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

December 21, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS “A HOLLY VOLLIE CHRISTMAS” IN GERRITSEN BEACH

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today applauding the efforts of the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department, led by Assistant Chief Doreen Garson, for hosting a truly spectacular event last evening at the Vollies Hall in Gerritsen Beach.

 

December 20, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES BROOKLYN JOB CREATION PROJECTS TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDING

Area Projects Among Winners of Regional Economic Development Council Awards

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Regional Economic Development Council, today announced that twenty job creation projects in the Kings County will receive critically important state funds through the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.

 

December 19, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES METROCARD VAN SCHEDULES NEW YEAR VISIT TO BROOKLYN OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled the Metro Card Van to the first visit of the New Year for his Bay Ridge District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue, for Monday, January 7, 2012 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.

 

For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044.

December 19, 2012
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ELECTED OFFICIALS ASK MTA BOARD TO DISAPPROVE PLAN TO RAISE VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE TOLL ON EVE OF VOTE

Brooklyn – On the eve of a vote by the Metropolitan Transit Authority to increase fares, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) are again urging Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota and all board members, to oppose the plan to raise tolls on the Verrazano-Bridge at tomorrow's meeting.

 

The plan would make the Verrazano Bridge the most expensive bridge in the world. The MTA is considering a plan to raise the cash payment $2 dollars to $15 and the increase would be $1.06 for those with E-Z Pass.

 

December 18, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN FUNDS A NEW VAN FOR BAY RIDGE SENIOR CENTER TO REPLACE VEHICLE TOTALED IN MARCH COLLISION

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today visited the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults to announce that has secured a $65,000 grant to replace the van that was totaled in the car accident on this past Spring.

 

Senator Golden was joined by the staff, administration and members of the Bay Ridge Center for the announcement of the gift of new wheels.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “I have proudly secured a grant for $65,000 to purchase a new van and replace the one damaged in the accident. The moment I heard of the accident my first thought was to make sure that everyone was okay. But once I knew that there was no major injuries, my mind immediately turned to thinking of how I could help replace this van.”

 

December 17, 2012
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ELECTED OFFICIALS TO MTA: VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE TOLL INCREASES NOT GOING OUR WAY

Senator Golden, Congressman Grimm and Assemblywoman Malliotakis Call on MTA Chairman Lhota and Board Members to Reject Toll Hike Proposal

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) this afternoon have authored a letter to Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota, and all MTA Board Members, urging them to oppose the plan to raise tolls on the Verrazano-Bridge at the December 19th Board meeting.

 

In the letter, the elected officials wrote, “In these difficult economic times, the last thing New Yorkers need is the burden of additional travel expenses. The proposal now before

December 17, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 74,000 JOB OPENINGS AVAILABLE ON JOBS EXPRESS

More Than 59,000 New Yorkers Hired Via Jobs Express Since October 2011

 

As Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire, Governor Urges Long-Term Unemployed to Apply For These Jobs

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Jobs Express, a website designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment, currently has more than 74,000 job openings available.

 

The site has helped more than 59,000 individuals find work since its October 2011 launch. As extended unemployment benefits expire for thousands of New Yorkers this month, the Governor urges long-term unemployed, now more than ever to apply for these jobs.

 

December 11, 2012
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CHRISTMAS FUN THIS WEEKEND IN CANNON BALL PARK

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C-Brooklyn/Staten Island) will serve as honorary chairs of this year’s “Help Santa Stuff a Bus Full of Toys” event to be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cannon Ball Park, 101st Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

The event will feature an opportunity to meet Santa and his friends and ice skate in Cannon Ball Park. A Christmas Village will be set up for participants to tour, and a special mailbox for delivery to the North Pole will be available to mail your Christmas wish list. Performance by Diva Dance Studio and music will be provided by Party Express. Donations of new unwrapped toys will be collected at the event as well.

 

December 3, 2012
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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFERING INSURANCE ASSISTANCE AT FIVE LOCATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND

Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions at Sites in Staten Island, Lindenhurst, Breezy Point, Brooklyn and Long Beach

 

Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims

 

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be at five locations in New York City and Long Island to offer help to homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy.

 

The Department’s representatives will be available to meet with residents inside the agency’s Mobile Command Center, which will be stationed at these locations:

 

Suffolk County

 

November 29, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN MAKES COMMENTS OPPOSING PROPOSED MTA FARE HIKES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has sent comments to Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota opposing the fare and toll hike proposal being considered designed to increase costs of Metro Cards, express buses, bridges and tunnels.

 

In his letter, Senator Golden wrote, “Before the storm, many New Yorkers were struggling with unemployment or under-employment throughout our city and state. Now, after the storm, these families, along with others, face an additional burden of increased expenses due to major damage to homes. I ask you to seriously consider removing any increases from consideration by the MTA.”

 

A complete copy of the letter is attached.

November 29, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES METROCARD VAN SCHEDULES DECEMBER VISIT TO BROOKLYN OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled the Metro Card Van to visit his Bay Ridge District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, December 3, 2012 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

 

The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.

 

For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044.

November 28, 2012
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LOCAL DELI NAMES SANDWICH IN HONOR OF SENATOR GOLDEN

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) was recently honored by Lioni’s Heroes, located at 7803-15th Avenue, with a sandwich named in his honor. The tribute was in celebration of Mr. Golden’s commitment to the community, the City and State.

 

“The Marty Golden” is made with homemade breaded chicken cutlets, Lioni fresh mozzarella, red roasted peppers, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.

 

Senator Golden’s staff recently ordered a number of “The Marty Golden” heroes and gave the sandwich a stamp of approval.

November 28, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND SANTA CLAUS TO HOST CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden is inviting friends, families and neighbors to join him as he hosts two Christmas Tree lightings to help bring out the holiday spirit throughout the community.

 

Senator Golden stated, "During the Christmas season, and all year, residents of our community should join together in the Christmas spirit and exhibit good will to serve the most needy. These Christmas tree lightings will serve as occasions where all can come to embrace those values together and enjoy the warmth that this holiday brings as winter comes upon us."

 

The Christmas Tree lightings, which will feature Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and a special visit from Santa Claus, will take place at the following times and places:

 

November 27, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT DRIVE TO SUPPORT TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN AND HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he is kicking off his partnership to support the annual Toys for Tots campaign and is asking residents to consider donating new, unwrapped, toys to brighten the holidays for military children. Senator Golden is also continuing collections of toiletries and cleaning supplies to help those effected by Hurricane Sandy.

Senator Golden stated “Since Hurricane Sandy badly damaged communities throughout Southwest Brooklyn, many people have brought forth donations to help these families rebuild. I know that this community will continue to show tremendous support for both of these collections, including the annual Toys for Tots campaign, as we continue to witness the best of people.”

November 26, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: FINANCIAL SERVICES SUPERINTENDENT LAWSKY TO HIGHLIGHT COMMUNITY MEETING WITH KEY OFFICIALS TO CONTINUE TO ASSIST SOUTHWEST BROOKLYN RECOVER FROM HURRICANE SANDY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing plans to host a community meeting for the residents affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach communities on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 277 at 2529 Gerritsen Avenue.

 

Senator Golden will welcome New York State Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky and staff, Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit Commissioner Nazli Parvizi and representatives of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Grid and Con Edison.

 

November 26, 2012
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON ARREST OF BROOKLYN SHOPKEEPER KILLER

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is commending the work of the New York City Police Department who has arrested and charged Salvatore Perrone with the killing of 3 Brooklyn shop owners.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “I applaud the efforts of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and the men and women of the NYPD who have devoted countless hours to this investigation. I know that solving these murders has been a priority since the first shooting this summer in Bay Ridge, near where Salvatore Perrone was arrested yesterday.”

 

November 21, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Update -- Tuesday 11/20

Dear Elected Official:

 

Today Mayor Bloomberg announced plans for a new temporary ferry service from Staten Island to Manhattan. The new service is designed to bring immediate relief to and ease the commutes of residents in Great Kills, Midland Beach, Tottenville and other impacted Staten Island neighborhoods. Storm damage to vehicles and ongoing transportation impacts around the city have lengthened daily commutes for thousands of New Yorkers in these areas. The Department of Transportation today issued a request for bids from New York-area ferry service operators with an expectation that service would begin by November 26th. This follows the City’s work to establish a ferry route from the Rockaways and increase express bus service from Staten Island.

November 21, 2012
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