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.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today calling upon the New York State Parole Board to deny parole for those convicted in the 1988 murder of New York City Police Officer Edward Byrne when the felons appear before the Board this Fall.
Senator Golden stated, “No one who kills a police officer should ever be able to walk freely amongst us in society again, and those who killed Officer Byrne should never be granted parole. These four thugs committed an extreme act of hatred and evil on our City streets, and at the October parole hearing, we must make sure that they are continued to be held accountable for these actions and denied parole.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his annual September 11th Memorials to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
Senator Golden will host a memorial in Marine Park, at Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway, at 6:00 p.m., and Senator Golden is inviting residents to attend the memorial he is planning on the American Veterans Memorial Pier, at Shore Road and Bay Ridge Avenue, at 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he has introduced legislation, S. 7839, that seeks to 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.
The bill would provide prosecutors greater ability to attach criminal liability to all those responsible for sharing or making available a community gun and prosecute acts as a Class D Felony. The legislation would make the unlawful sale or transfer of a firearm, that intentionally causes the death of another person, within a three year period, a Class B Felony.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the State Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee, today is announcing that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law two bills he introduced, S. 3809A, and S. 7720, that creates better protections for City sanitation workers and social service workers.
S. 3809A would make it a Class D felony to assault a New York City sanitation worker while they are on the job performing their duties.
S4313B creates safe stops for Interstate bus carriers, requires companies to receive permits from the City to obtain bus stop privileges
Brooklyn, NY - Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S4313B, that was introduced over a year ago, has been signed by Governor Cuomo and made law. The legislation requires Interstate bus carriers to obtain permits from the City in order to obtain a location where they can legally and safely load and unload passengers. The permitting process will now enable New York City to assure that all interstate buses are insured and meeting required safety standards, thus making our streets safer for all.
I wanted to inform you about a new law I supported to protect you from being charged to retrieve your unclaimed funds.
Unclaimed funds are funds such as un-cashed checks, old bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, and stocks and dividends that people have forgotten or left dormant. State law requires banks, utilities, and many other businesses and companies to turn over these inactive accounts to the State Comptroller’s Office, which holds the funds in trust until they can be reclaimed by their rightful owner.
You can search and apply for unclaimed funds for free through the State Comptroller’s Office. However, many residents aren’t aware and are paying companies to search and retrieve these funds -- something they can do on their own at no cost.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, today is reminding local residents that there is still time to see a great concert in the park this summer, and is highlighting his planned "Family Day" event.
The concerts continue tomorrow night, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. as Risky Business, plays all of the favorite oldies at 79th Street and Shore Road. This Wednesday, August 15th, “Out of the Blue” will entertain the crowd in Marine Park, at Fillmore Avenue, with the classic rock and dance music.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Maria “The Ice Cream Girl” Campanella, are inviting local residents to participate and cool off at the 4th Annual Ice Cream Eating Contest this Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at L & B Spumoni Gardens, located at 2725-86th Street in Brooklyn.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “Who doesn’t love ice cream and who doesn’t love Spumoni Gardens? I look forward to the competition Sunday of the contestants vying to win the 4th Annual Ice Cream Eating Contest. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and take a break from the summer heat. And if you don’t want to compete, be there to watch the contest.”
Captain DiBlasio has asked that we distribute the attached sketch of an individual wanted in connection with the recent deaths of Mohammed Gebeli, a merchant owner from 5th Avenue in the 68 precinct, and Isaac Kadare, a merchant owner from 86 street in the 62 precinct. The ballistic evidence recovered from both crime scenes match. Both victims were senselessly killed and the NYPD is utilizing a great number of resources to investigate, identify, and apprehend those who are responsible for these pointless crimes.
Captain DiBlasio would also like to let you know that there will be an increased presence of police officers in the 68 precinct from different commands.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is again urging neighborhood residents to contact the authorities with information that can help solve the two recent murders of Brooklyn business owners Mohammed Gebeli and Isaac Kadare. Senator Golden is offering a $5000 reward in each case.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the murder of Bensonhurst business owner Isaac Kadare, found murdered last night in his 86th Street store.
Senator Golden’s reward adds to the $5000 offered by Councilman David Greenfield and the Sephardic Community Federation, bringing the total reward to $10,000.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today hosted a press conference outside Valentino Fashion, located at 7718-5th Avenue, so to continue to bring awareness and ask for the public's help and to solve the murder of Mohammed Gebeli who was killed on July 6th.
Senator Golden was joined at the press conference by members of the Gebeli Family and by 5th Avenue business leader Habib Joudeh. Both have contributed $5000 to fund a reward in the amount of $10,000 posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is proud to announce that after efforts spanning many years, a demolition order has been issued by the New York City Department of Buildings, and coordinated efforts are underway with the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development, to take down to ground level, a dilapidated home at 237-79th Street in Brooklyn.
The most recent inspection found unsafe conditions present with the home’s structure and the City’s action is expected within the next two weeks.