Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT DRIVE TO SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS AND TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing the kick off of his annual holiday troop drive and is asking the community to once again show its gratitude for our soldiers and support our heroes this holiday season. Senator Golden is also announcing his partnership with the Toys for Tots campaign and is asking residents to consider donating new, unwrapped, toys to brighten the holidays for military children.

 

November 4, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S STATEMENT ON THE PROPOSED PARKING PERMIT LEGISLATION


Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former member of the New York City Council, after reviewing the proposed residential parking permit legislation, gave the following statement:

“Unfortunately, the New York City Council is once again trying to pick the pockets of city residents. This is nothing more than another tax on our communities. The idea that someone would have to pay to park in front of their own home is ludicrous.

November 2, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S STATEMENT ON THE SIGNING OF THE NEW YORK AUTISM TREATMENT INSURANCE BILL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), after Governor Cuomo signed the NY Autism Treatment Insurance Bill, gave the following statement:

November 2, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES RETURN OF SEVEN DAY A WEEK CORNER BASKET PICKUP IN SOUTH BROOKLYN

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) after meeting with the Department of Sanitation, is pleased to report a return of seven day a week pick-up for corner baskets throughout Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. Currently corner baskets are picked up at most six days a week in the area, causing residents and shop owners alike to live some days with dirty, trash covered avenues.

Senator Golden stated the following on the service return:

November 1, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST COMMUNITY TOWN FAIR FOR MARINE PARK, GERRITSEN BEACH AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY NEIGHBORHOODS

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is inviting area residents to attend his next neighborhood town fair on Thursday, November 3, 2011 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Marsh Nature Center located at 3302 Avenue U in Brooklyn.

The event, will feature an opportunity for residents to have one on one conversations with City agencies in an informational fair setting, and also a town hall question and answer meeting. The NYPD will be offering crime prevention information and the Fire Department will be providing give-aways for the home.

October 28, 2011
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ST. ANSELM'S PLANS AN EVENING OF MEMORIES AND CELEBRATION OF 90 YEARS

Brooklyn - The Parish of St. Anselm's is announcing an upcoming event to continue the year-long celebration of their 90th Anniversary of service to the liturgical, educational, and social well-being of its parishioners, students and the greater Bay Ridge community.

The vibrancy of this community of Catholics is the result of the countless parishioners, students, teachers, sisters, and priests, both past and present, who have been part of the development and growth of the parish. As part of the 90th Anniversary celebration of the parish’s history, this event will provide an opportunity for parishioners and supporters of St. Anselm's Parish and School, to reunite and to mark this special year in Parish history.

October 27, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S STATEMENT ON THE SELECTION OF MONSIGNOR KEVIN NOONE AS THE GRAND MARSHAL OF THE BAY RIDGE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a founding member of the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade, gave the following statement:

“It is with great pride that I join in applauding the selection of Monsignor Kevin Noone as the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Like myself, Monsignor Noone is a graduate of Our Lady of Angels, and it has been a pleasure to have him as Pastor of our native parish since 2009. I cannot think of a better person to be the Grand Marshal of the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and I wish Monsignor Kevin Noone all the best and look forward to marching alongside of him as the best of Bay Ridge will be on display that Sunday afternoon.”

October 26, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2011 HALLOWEEN WALK & FAIRYTALE FOREST

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today announced plans for the 16th Annual Halloween Walk & Fairytale Forest scheduled for Monday, October 31, 2011 from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park, located at 67th Street and Colonial Road.

The annual event will feature the Haunted Walk, the Fairytale Forest, a pumpkin patch, sand art, a costume contest and much more. The event will also feature rides for the children, pony rides, face painting, sand art, a Trackless Train Ride and “Dracula’s Food Court”. New this year will be a very special visit from “The Batmobile”.

October 25, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S STATEMENT ON THE UPCOMMING UNIDAD LATINA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who will be chairing the Minding Our Business!: Protecting and Supporting Latino Small Businesses at the Unidad Latina Legislative Conference being held today and tomorrow at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in Manhattan, gave the following statement:

 

October 21, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN LAUDS SELECTION OF BROOKLYN’S FRANK COMERFORD TO LEAD THE 2012 NEW YORK CITY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a founding member of the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade, today issued a statement praising the New York City St. Patrick’s Parade Committee’s selection of Brooklyn’s Frank Comerford to serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Parade:

“It was an honor to be with the Committee last night as they announced that Brooklyn’s own Frank Comerford will lead the march up New York’s 5th Avenue at the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Frank Comerford has long been a leader within the community and the Big Apple.

October 19, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS ON MTA TO PURCHASE NEW BUSES FOR BROOKLYN EXPRESS BUS ROUTES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Captial Review Board, today is calling upon the Metropolitan Transit Authority and New York City Transit Authority to purchase new express buses to service the X27/X28 and X37/X38 routes in Brooklyn. 

Senator Golden is responding to the announcement that more than $113 million dollars has been awarded the United States Department of Transportation to the MTA for purposes of purchasing new buses. Senator Golden often receives complaints from the residents of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst regarding the conditions of the buses on these routes. 

October 18, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES COMMUNITY TO INFORMATIONAL TOWN FAIR

68th Pct. To Provide Safety Services, FDNY To Distribute Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing plans to host a neighborhood town fair on Thursday, October 27, 2011 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Shore Hill, located at 9000 Shore Road.

 

October 17, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S STATEMENT ON ST. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) gave the following statement regarding Friday’s agreement between The Port Authority between New York and New Jersey and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church:

 

“I applaud the Port Authority and Governor Cuomo for hearing the calls of the Greek Orthodox community in New York and throughout the world to rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. I was proud to join the fight over the last ten years with the Greek Orthodox community, working relentlessly to make sure that this house of worship came back to lower Manhattan, where it belongs as part of America's healing from the attacks of September 11, 2001.”

October 17, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND GERRITSEN BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION TO HOST TOWN HALL TO AID VICTIMS OF HURRICANE IRENE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association are announcing that they will welcome officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for a town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cort Club, located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue.

The meeting will be an opportunity for area homeowners and residents that have incurred damage to their property during Hurricane Irene to discuss the possibility of filing a claim with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 13, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN: FINGERPRINTING MUST CONTINUE AS A PART OF FOOD STAMP APPLICATION PROCESS

Strongly Criticizes Council Speaker Quinn’s Efforts to Eliminate Requirement

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued a statement strongly criticizing City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s proposal that seeks to eliminate the fingerprinting requirement for New York City residents applying for food stamps. Senator Golden is urging Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the NYC Human Resources Administration to oppose any such efforts within the City Council.

October 12, 2011
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STATE LEGISLATORS PROPOSE TOUGHER PENALTIES AGAINST CHILD PREDATORS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) andAssemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn/Staten Island)  todayannounced they are sponsoring legislation that will increase the penaltiesfor predators who attempt to lure or entice a child by various means. Thebill would enhance penalties for those who solicit youths for criminalactivity or sexual encounters by using a vehicle, meeting in a secludedarea, or through social media. The lawmakers made the announcement at apress conference held outside the Bay Ridge Branch of the Brooklyn PublicLibrary.

October 7, 2011
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STATE LEGISLATORS TO PROPOSE TOUGHER PENALTIES AGAINST CHILD PREDATORS

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, Friday, October 7, 2011, at 11:30 a.m., outside the Bay Ridge Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library located at 7223 Ridge Boulevard in Brooklyn.

The lawmakers will announce legislation they have sponsored in both the Senate and the Assembly that will increase the penalties for predators who attempt to lure or entice a child by means of a computer, or into a vehicle or a secluded area, for the purposes of a sexual encounter or to commit a criminal offense.

Local members of the community have been invited to join the legislators at the announcement.

October 6, 2011
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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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