Staten Island –Legislation introduced by State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) to rid our streets of the presence of “community guns”, today received the endorsement of Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan, State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-C, Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn/Staten Island) at a news conference held at the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office. The elected officials called for the New York State Legislature to pass S. 7839.
The legislation would enhance the public safety of all New Yorkers by increasing penalties for the sharing, availability, sale, exchange, giving or disposal of a “community gun” so to be used to commit crimes and intimidate others.
BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-Brooklyn/S.I.) and State Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I - Brooklyn) sent a letter to Community Board 10 Chairwoman Joanne Seminara in support of naming the northeast corner of 5th Avenue and 85th Street “Firefighter Michael G. Behette 9/11 Memorial Way.” Michael Behette was a Dyker Heights resident and firefighter who died last month from a 9/11-related cancer. His family has requested the street naming in his honor, and Rep. Grimm and Senator Golden are lending their full support.
Senator Golden, “…a night of laughter, of tears and true fun in our neighborhood…”
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that eleven finalists have been selected to compete in Brooklyn’s 6th Annual Senior Idol to be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road, Brooklyn.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “We are less than two weeks away from what is now a very popular Brooklyn tradition, Senior Idol. This year, we again have another list of performers who have great talent and will be sure to entertain the crowd. If you are looking for a night of laughter, tears, and true fun right in our neighborhood, don’t miss the show.”
NYPD Community Affairs Bureau has announced that various precincts will be participating this Saturday, September 29th, in the 5th Annual National Prescription Pill Take Back Day. New Yorkers are invited to drop off unused prescription pills/medication at various location and 22 police precincts in our City, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., including locally the 61st Precinct (2575 Coney Island Avenue) and the 68th Precinct (333-65th Street). Also note, that for Sabbath observers, a drug take-back event is scheduled for the 66th Precinct (5822-16th Avenue) tomorrow, Friday, September 28, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Any questions or for more information, contact my office at (718) 238-6044 or 311
NYPD Community Affairs Bureau has announced that various precincts of will be participating this Saturday, September 29th, in the 5th Annual National Prescription Pill Take Back Day. New Yorkers are invited to drop off unused prescription pills/medication at various location and 22 police precincts in our City, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., including locally the 61st Precinct (2575 Coney Island Avenue) and the 68th Precinct (333-65th Street). Also note, that for Sabbath observers, a drug take-back event is scheduled for the 66th Precinct (5822-16th Avenue) tomorrow, Friday, September 28, 2012, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Any questions or for more information, contact my office at (718) 238-6044 or 311
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, October 1, 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
Brooklyn – In an effort to help protect residents from identity theft, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today announcing plans to host a free shredding event on Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Senator Golden has made arrangements for a shredding truck to be parked outside his district office located at 7408-5th Avenue and is inviting the community to bring personal documents in which they wish to shred.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will host two breast cancer screening events, sponsored by the American Italian Cancer Foundation, this Fall and is encouraging women in the community to call now for an appointment.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) today hosted a press conference at the Brooklyn entrance of the Verrazano Bridge to voice their opposition to the MTA’s proposed toll hikes on local bridges and tunnels. In light of data Assemblywoman Malliotakis has obtained from the Port
Authority regarding the devastating impact of their toll hikes on businesses in the New York Container Terminal (NYCT), the legislators decried the damaging effect such a measure would have on the city’s economy.
Brooklyn, September 19, 2012 – Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes has received $103,000 in public protection funds from Brooklyn State Senator Martin J. Golden that will provide support the District Attorney’s existing alternative to incarceration programs for at-risk youths and to victims of domestic violence cases pending in Brooklyn’s Domestic Violence Court parts.
“Brooklyn is the only county in New York State with two separate Integrated Domestic Violence Courts,” said DA Hynes. “Thanks to this generous grant, for the first time, we will have one dedicated social worker who will not only assist victims in the two courtrooms, but will also form the bridge connecting the court parts to the Brooklyn Family Justice Center.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-Brooklyn/Staten Island) will host a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at the entrance to the Verrazano Bridge at the Southwest corner of 92nd Street and Gatling Place in Brooklyn, to denounce a proposal being considered by the Metropolitan Transit Authority to increase tolls on area bridges and tunnels.
The legislators will also be speaking about the impact of the toll costs on business in New York State including the New York Container Terminal.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is announcing that he will be offering free flu shots by appointment only for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the Health Department is encouraging to get the annual flu vaccine, at three events during the month of October.
Free flu shots will be available to the community on:
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 pm Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street
Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. St. Simon and Jude located at 294 Avenue T
Brooklyn – On the 11th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I), after receiving word that Dr. John Howard, administrator of The World Trade Center Health Program, has ruled to allow health-coverage to extend to cancer patients, released the following statement:
Like so many New Yorkers, I clearly remember where I was on that crisp, clear morning of September 11th, 2001.
And while more than a decade has now passed, the memory of that tragic day is still fresh in our minds. The sorrow and the pain that we felt are still with us.
More than 3,000 people died on September 11th, many of whom lived within my Senate district and in the districts of my neighboring Senate colleagues. I attended two to three funerals a day in the weeks following those horrific attacks, and I will never forget the strength and courage of the families of those who perished. Their loss is felt every day, but never more so than on this day.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that strengthens the laws against internet access of child pornography.
The new law amends New York's Penal Law to prohibit individuals from knowingly accessing with the intent of viewing child pornography on the internet. Currently, under New York law, an individual who views child pornography on a website where the images become automatically embedded in a computer does not "possess" child pornography. This legislation closes that loophole. Under the new law if an individual purposefully accesses a website, intending to view child pornography, he or she will be committing a class E felony.
As a result of this new law, child pornography can never be legally possessed in New York State.
Believe it or not, it’s back-to-school time again!
Preparing our kids for a new school year can be a fun and exciting time, but with so many families feeling an economic crunch these days, it can be a stressful time as well.
That’s why I wanted to remind you of some good news that is sure to help your back-to-school budget. Shoppers will not pay state sales tax on clothing purchases up to $110.
Clothing purchases can be a big part of a family budget, and I was pleased to support this tax cut to help hardworking New Yorkers keep more money in their pockets. Repealing the sales tax on clothing is projected to save a typical family of four nearly $200 a year.
Think of it as the 4 percent off sale that never ends.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that the New York City Transit Authority has responded to his request to make improvements to the Bay Ridge Avenue train station along the R Line. In a recent letter sent to the Transit Authority, Senator Golden highlighted some of the concerns of commuters who utilize the subway station on a regular basis.