Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN TO MTA: CONSIDER TOLL DISCOUNT PLAN FOR E-Z PASS USERS OF THE VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority to consider an MTA discount plan that reduces tolls, similar to the Port Authority’s recent announcement, for enrolled E-Z Pass users with non-commercial plates to $4.75 per trip, for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, after three trips in one calendar month.

July 17, 2012
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News You Can Use: New, Real-time Traffic Updates

As the NY Works road and bridge projects get underway across the state, helping to create jobs and improve our state’s infrastructure, it is important for New Yorkers to stay informed about the progress of these projects and any traffic tie-ups that may result.

 

I wanted to inform you that Governor Cuomo and the NYS Department of Transportation have unveiled a new, updated 511NY -- a one-stop travel information service intended to help drivers avoid traffic on New York’s roads and highways.

 

July 10, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN WELCOMES BATH BEACH DINER TO COMMUNITY

Congratulates Owners, Details past History and Announced Support of Small Businesses

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I), joined George Kremidas and Billy Grillas, the owners of The Bath Beach Diner, located at 2028 Bath Avenue, to congratulate them on their grand opening and speak to the press regarding his record of working with small businesses.

July 9, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION TO HELP PROTECT STUDENTS FROM CYBERBULLYING

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that will help protect students from cyberbullying as well as other forms of harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

The new law is designed to strengthen a school's response to harassment and bullying through improved reporting, investigation, intervention, training and prevention. The new law requires schools to take action when students experience cyberbullying or other forms of harassment. It ensures that school districts take immediate steps to end harmful behavior, prevent recurrences, and ensure the safety of the targeted students. The legislation also establishes improved training to help teachers and administrators better prevent and respond to bullying and other harmful acts.

July 9, 2012
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Governor Cuomo Announces Air Conditioners Available for Low-Income New Yorkers With Serious Medical Conditions

Annual Cooling Initiative, Directed by Homes and Community Renewal, Offers Relief for Vulnerable New Yorkers During Heat Wave

 

Albany, NY (June 29, 2012)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced assistance for low-income New Yorkers whose health issues pose a medical emergency during the extended period of hot weather forecasted for the state in the coming days.  

July 9, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN POSTS $5000 REWARD, MATCHED BY LOCAL LEADER, FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF MURDERER SOUGHT BY NYPD IN BAY RIDGE KILLING

Brooklyn - State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today during remarks at the Bay Ridge Arab American Bazaar held in Bay Ridge, announced he is offering a $5000 reward for any information that will lead to an arrest in the murder of Mohamed Gebeli, a local resident and owner of Valentnio Fashion, killed in his store Friday.

Senator Golden stated, "Mr. Gebeli was killed Friday night in an incident that has destroyed a family and has shocked a community. I am announcing this $5000 reward today so to encourage anyone who may know something to help solve this case to contact the authorities. I thank local leader Habib Joudeh, of Pharmacy on Fifth, for matching the reward, which now stands at $10,000."

July 9, 2012
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New Last Exit Before Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows Bridge In Place Beginning Mon., July 9th

Last Exit Before The Bridge Now New Exit 15 Fingerboard Road/Lily Pond Ave.

July 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES REFORMS TO ENSURE ACCURATE BALLOT COUNT

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in light of the events associated with the recent 13th Congressional District’s Primary Election, today is calling on the State of New York to adopt a number of reforms to ensure machine count accuracy when elections polls close at the end of primary and general elections.

Senator Golden, the sponsor of S. 7709A, which is sponsored by Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan) in the State Assembly (A. 10175-B), is highlighting provisions of the legislation most notably the use of portable memory devices, as necessary to modernizing our election night procedures while maintaining the integrity of the process of closing polls.

July 5, 2012
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July 5, 2012
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STATEMENT ON SENATOR GOLDEN’S WOMEN’S BUSINESS EVENT

Brooklyn – The following statement has been issued by Senator Golden’s Office regarding an upcoming women’s business event:

“Each year, Senator Golden holds several well received events to provide options to his constituents for personal and business development. Our upcoming event, which we have chosen not to hold, is similar to ones being organized by other elected officials, as well as classes conducted in local high schools. The Senator’s support of legislation and programs to help create jobs for all New Yorkers is a matter of public record, and we will be holding future events to assist them in finding and keeping a job.”

July 3, 2012
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92nd Street Sewer Break Update from DEP

DEP will have to dig a trench down 92nd Street, from Fourth to Ridge, to place an emergency sewer.

The contractor will probably start tomorrow morning. DEP will give this flyer out to the residents.

 

July 2, 2012

Dear Residents:

In connection with the sewer break on 92nd Street, beginning as early as the morning of July 3rd, a DEP contractor will begin excavating a trench and installing an emergency sewer in the middle of 92nd Street between Fourth Avenue and Ridge Boulevard.

We estimate the emergency sewer will take as long as a week to install. In the meantime, DEP and its contractors will continue our work to excavate and repair the 70-foot deep sewer whose break has created this emergency.

July 2, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS THE LATE METS LEGEND GARY CARTER AT BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) presented a New York State Senate Resolution, J. 3367, honoring Mets legend Gary Carter, during festivities on the field at MCU Park in Coney Island, prior to the June 29th Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "The game of baseball lost one of the best this year and it was important that in Brooklyn, we remember his career as a baseball player and as a humanitarian. Gary "The Kid" Carter was a member of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets and for many years, inspired the fans at Shea Stadium to "Believe". I am grateful to have had the opportunity to recognize his life and career."

July 2, 2012
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CON EDISON WARNS CUSTOMERS ABOUT SCAM THAT USES PRESIDENT OBAMA’S NAME

NEW YORK – Con Edison is warning its customers about a scam in which someone seeks to steal their identity by telling them President Obama has set aside money to cover utility bills.

Here’s how it works: A scammer contacts a customer by phone, text message or other means and says President Obama is providing credits or applying payments to utility bills. The scammer asks the customer for their Social Security number and Con Edison account information.

The scammer then provides the customer with the number of an out-of-state bank account and the routing number and instructs the customer to use that information to make a bill payment to Con Edison.

June 29, 2012
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CON EDISON: STAY COOL, SAVE ENERGY

NEW YORK – Another burst of hot weather looms this weekend, and Con Edison is reminding customers about the best ways to stay cool and save money while doing it.

Saving on your electric bill is easy if you follow Con Edison’s energy-saving tips:

1. Turn off air conditioners, lights, and other appliances before leaving home. Use a timer to have your air conditioner turn on shortly before you’re scheduled to arrive home;

2. Make sure air conditioner filters are clean so the machines will run at peak efficiency;

3. Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees. Each degree lower increases cooling costs by 6 percent;

June 28, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR THE LATE METS LEGEND GARY CARTER AT BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME FRIDAY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will present a New York State Senate Resolution, J. 3367, honoring the life and career of Mets legend Gary Carter, during festivities on the field at MCU Park, 1940 Surf Avenue, at 6:00 p.m., prior to the scheduled June 29th Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

 

Senator Golden will present the resolution, which passed the State Senate following the death of Gary Carter earlier this year.

 

Friday night will be “Gary Carter Night” at MCU Park in honor of the former MLB legend, and will also serve as a fundraiser for the Gary Carter Foundation.

 

Members of the media are welcome to attend.

 

June 27, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES COMMUNITY TO CELEBRATE AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE AT ANNUAL 4th OF JULY PICNIC

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the 5th Annual Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the park field located at 82nd Street and Shore Road.

The event will feature music by 8 live bands, face painters, games, prizes, rides for the kids, gift and dinner raffles, 50/50 Raffles and more. Those who will be attending can bring their own picnic basket or purchase from the barbecue a variety of items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, drinks, snacks, ice cream and more.

Proceeds to benefit the 68th Precinct Youth Council, Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force, and BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance Service.

June 26, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES 2012 CONCERT SERIES TO PLAY IN OUR LOCAL PARKS THIS SUMMER

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, is announcing plans to host a series of fourteen concerts and events throughout July and August in our local parks throughout Senator Golden’s district.

The concerts begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. as Bay Ridge’s Party Band, “Head Over Heels”, plays 79th Street and Shore Road. The next night, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, “Brooklyn Keys” will entertain the crowd in Marine Park with the greatest hits of old time.

June 26, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES FOR BILL TO PREVENT CYBERBULLING

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES FOR BILL TO PREVENT CYBERBULLING

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate this week passed legislation, S. 7740, that would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied. The legislation clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-cyberbullying law enacted in 2010 and creates guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.

June 20, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION PROHIBITING THE VIEWING OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Bill Closes Loophole Created by Recent Court of Appeals Ruling

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S7742) sponsored by Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill is part of a three-way agreement with the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo to amend current state law to make a person guilty of a crime when the person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view.

The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling in May 2012 that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not a crime. This legislation closes that loophole.

June 19, 2012
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AS TEMPERTURES RISE, CON EDISON REMINDS CUSTOMERS

NEW YORK – With near-100-degree temperatures and higher humidity forecasted for the next two days, Con Edison is offering

energy-savings tips to help customers save money while staying cool.

Customers can report power interruptions or service problems, view service restoration information and the outage map online at www.conEd.com, as well as on their mobile device. They also may call 1-800-75-CONED promptly if they are experiencing any service difficulties.

Check out this video of our crews in action. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5__9mf-JKqY

June 19, 2012
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