Martin J. Golden's Press releases

Adelphi NYS Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program

I hope you will make use of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at 800-877-8077.    The hotline has been in existence for 31 years and provides emotional support from trained volunteers, most of whome are women who have had breast cancer.  More information can be obtained at http://www.adelphi.edu/nysbreastcancer/

October 4, 2011
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KNICKS LEGEND JOHN STARKS APPEARS AT NEW YORK KNICKS BASKETBALL CLINIC SPONSORED BY SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY SERVICES NETWORK

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and the Neighborhood Improvement Association Community Services Network, recently sponsored a Basketball Clinic hosted by the New York Knicks, headlined by Knicks Legend John Starks and former player and Knicks Marketing Specialist Troy Bowers. The clinic took place at the NIA Community Services Network after school program at Shallow Junior High School.

The clinic welcomed the participation of approximately 75 kids in the interactive basketball clinic designed to teach basic basketball fundamentals, good sportsmanship, build self esteem, and teach healthy living and proper nutrition. All children and staff received Knicks premium items as participation gifts.

September 29, 2011
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New Law Firm Opens on Bay Ridge’s 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn – Senator Marty Golden and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, along with Robert Howe of the Third Avenue Merchants, and more than one hundred community residents, yesterday officially welcomed the new law firm of Kampessis and Shamoun, PLLC, to 3rd Avenue. The officials, along with family and friends, participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony held at their office located at 8418 Third Avenue in Brooklyn. The practice will serve as a full service law firm.

September 28, 2011
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Hurricane Irene Donations Collected Throughout Brooklyn

Hurricane Irene caused widespread damage throughout upstate communities, especially in the Upper Catskills. With damaged roads and bridges, lack of access to supermarkets, inadequate transportation and high gas prices, many residents are going to face critical food and supply shortages in the upcoming months.

 

With the help of City Harvest, Regional Food Bank, and Move for Hunger, GrowNYC is answering this call for help by collecting needed items at Greenmarkets throughout the City. Donations will be distributed to communities most in need by the New York State Regional Food Bank.

 

September 28, 2011
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Senator Golden Promotes the Love Your Block 2012

Senator Golden is happy to announce the Love Your Block grant applications being opened. You can find more information at http://www.citizensnyc.org/grants/love_your_block.html or call the office with questions at 718-238-6044.

A brief excerpt from their website:

Citizens Committee is now accepting applications for our Love Your Block grant program. Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee and the City of New York that provides a unique opportunity for city residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods.

September 27, 2011
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MALLIOTAKIS, GOLDEN ATTEND "TUNNEL TO TOWERS RUN" WITH WOUNDED VETERANS

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently joined Congressman Michael Grimm, Former Mayor Rudy Guiliani, Senator Marty Golden and George Siller at the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run in Brooklyn. The event was sponsored by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization created in honor of Stephen Siller, a firefighter who selflessly gave his life on 9/11 in order to rescue others. The group offers support to children who have lost a parent, as well as firefighters and military men and women who have been seriously injured, sacrificing their quality of life in the line of duty.

September 26, 2011
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ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS INVITES CONSTITUENTS TO PLAY PING-PONG AT THIRD AVENUE FESTIVAL

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, Councilman Vincent Gentile accept challenge to ping pong match from Senator Marty Golden, Assemblywoman Malliotakis

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) will participate in the 38th Annual Third Avenue Festival in Bay Ridge on Sunday, October 2. She is inviting constituents to come challenge her to a game of ping-pong at the corner of 80th Street and 3rd Avenue where she will be hosting matches from 3 PM to 6 PM. At 4 PM, Malliotakis will join her colleague, Senator Marty Golden, in a match against Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny and City Councilman Vincent Gentile.

 

September 23, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE FREE MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screenings in conjunction with area health care providers, during the month of October as part of outreach efforts to support “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, at both of his district offices.

 

Free mammograms sponsored by the Multi Diagnostic Services will be available to women over 40 at Senator Golden’s District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An appointment must be made by calling 718-454-8556.

 

September 23, 2011
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NYC OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGMENT NOTIFIES NEW YORKERS THAT FEMA AND NEW YORK STATE WILL OPEN DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS IN BROOKLYN, BRONX, QUEENS, AND STATEN ISLAND MONDAY

Individuals, Businesses, and Non-profits in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island Affected by Hurricane Irene May Be Eligible for Federal Disaster Aid

 

The New York City Office of Emergency Management today notified New Yorkers that State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are set to open Monday, September 26, 2011 in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Following Hurricane Irene, the federal government declared the four counties eligible to receive federal disaster aid for individuals, businesses, and non-profits.

 

September 22, 2011
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MALLIOTAKIS, GRIMM, GOLDEN ATTEND GREEK CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN BAY RIDGE

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently joined Congressman Michael Grimm, Senator Marty Golden and many others at the Holy Cross Greek Festival in Bay Ridge. The festival, which took place from Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18, offered Greek food, music, vendors, rides and games, celebrating Greek culture in a family-friendly environment.

September 22, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH THE VISITING NURSE SERVICE TO OFFER FREE FLU SHOTS

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 for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the Health Department is encouraging to get the annual flu vaccine, at two events during the first the month of October.

Free flu shots will be available to the community on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 pm at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street, and on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Cort Club, located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue.

September 21, 2011
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SHORE HILL HOUSING WAITING LIST OPENED, LOTTERY FOR 300 PEOPLE

Senator Golden is pleased to announce that Shore Hill Housing Apartments are opening up their Studio waiting list to 300 new people. There will be a lottery for the spaces. In order to qualify applicants must be 62 years of age or older and have a maximum income of $34,740. Maximum occupancy for the apartment is one person. The maximum rent will be $909.

 

Interested persons need to send in a stamped, self address envelope no smaller than 9x4” to obtain an application. It needs to be namiled to Shore Hill Housing Associates, LP at 9000 Shore Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11209, Attn: Management Office/Application. Applications must be received by regular mail by October 27, 2011 at 11am.

 

September 16, 2011
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Urgent Call to Action: 12 AmeriCorps Volunteers Needed by Sept 23

Help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters by working as an AmeriCorps member with the American Red Cross in Greater New York!

The American Red Cross in Greater New York is looking to fill 12 positions that are part of its AmeriCorps State program.

September 15, 2011
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Senator Golden announces Free Prostate Screenings

Free Prostate Screenings for men over 40 at SUNY Downstate at 699 92nd Street on September 19th and 20th from 12 to 4 pm and September 21st and 22nd from 4 to 8 pm. Call 718-270-8846 or 3739 for more information

September 15, 2011
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The 68th Precinct Community Council Notification

If you have any information on either of these two people or if you know either of them please call: 

Detective Sara Mathis - Brooklyn Special Victims Squad-

718-230-4418 

or 

Sergeant Robert Mirabal- NYPD Community Affairs Bureau-

212-614-6745

September 15, 2011
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Joe Franklin in Bay Ridge on October 1, 2011 for Brooklyn’s 5th Senior Idol Competition!

The auditions were held on Sept. 10th and the judges picked 14 finalists to perform on October 1st at Xaverian High School , 7100 Shore Road at 8PM.

Songs from My Fair Lady to Nat King Cole to Frank Sinatra to Rock n Roll and folk songs will fill the auditorium and it will be a night to remember!

And the 14 finalists are:

 

Edie Gentile

Julia Dioria

Nester Castro

Hector Gonzalez

Jim Shanahan

John Lambert

Beverly Bennick

Andrew Chin

Audrey Melikian

Anotnony D’Agosta

Richard Low

Sherry Kayser

Michael Phalen

Stephanie Spathakis

 

September 12, 2011
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CON EDISON TO CUSTOMERS: BEWARE OF SCAMMERS AND IMPOSTERS

Con Edison warns its customers to beware of scammers and imposters claiming to be Con Edison employees.

 

To prevent getting ripped off, Con Edison advises customers to be on alert if anyone asks you by telephone to arrange for prepaid credit cards as payment for your bill, or of sending money to any out-of-state address. These types of payments are not authorized by Con Edison.

 

We are also advising customers to never arrange payment or divulge account or personal information over the telephone, unless you are certain that you are speaking to an authorized Con Edison representative.

 

September 9, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNUAL MEMORIAL CEREMONY ON AMERICAN VETERANS MEMORIAL PIER TO COMMEMORATE THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his annual September 11th Memorial to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. on the American Veteran’s Memorial Pier, 69th Street (Bay Ridge Avenue) and Shore Road.

More than 1,000 residents of the community are expected to attend the event which will feature a program of inspirational speeches and patriotic song selection, as well as a candle lighting vigil. Family members of those lost at the World Trade Center will also be in attendance. Flowers and candles have been donated by local florists and churches to support the event.

September 6, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNUAL MEMORIAL CEREMONY TO COMMEMORATE THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his annual September 11th Memorial to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway.

Many members of the community are expected to attend the event which will feature a program of inspirational speeches and patriotic song selection, as well as a candle lighting vigil. Family members of those lost at the World Trade Center will also be in attendance.

Members of the media are welcome.

WHO: State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn)

WHAT: 10th Annual September 11th Memorial

WHEN: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

September 6, 2011
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American Red Cross is Looking for Donations in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

 

We are all well aware that Hurricane Irene has left a terrible path of destruction in its wake – not only up and down the East Coast, but in our own back yards.

 

Many of our friends and neighbors have felt the brunt of the storm’s devastating winds and flooding, which have both taken a painful toll on lives, homes, and property. As we keep them in our thoughts and prayers, many New Yorkers are also looking for ways to lend a helping hand.

 

September 2, 2011
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