Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN AND SANTA CLAUS TO HOST CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, in partnership with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force will host two Christmas Tree lightings this December in preparation for the upcoming Christmas season and to bring out the holiday spirit at this time of year.

 

Senator Golden stated, "During the Christmas season, and all year, residents of our community should join together in the Christmas spirit and exhibit good will to serve the most needy. These Christmas tree lightings will serve as occasions where all can come to embrace those values together and enjoy the warmth that this holiday brings as winter comes upon us."

 

November 22, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT RENTAL CAR RIGHTS FOR AUTO INSURERS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R, C, I, Brooklyn) is pleased to announce the passage of Senate Bill 4651. There have been instances of insurers steering their customers with rental vehicle reimbursement coverage to use one particular rental vehicle company. This bill will help not only the consumer but rental car companies as well.

Senator Golden stated “As a member of the Insurance Committee within the State Senate many cases like this have come across my desk and, as your representative, I will continue to work to protect the rights of consumers so that we have a safe place to live, work and raise our families.”

The three main sections in this bill that would bring about equality in the process are:

November 19, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN REMINDS COMMUNITY RESIDENTS TO BE WARY OF UTILITY COMPANY SCAMS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Ranking Member of the Crime Victims, Crime, and Correction Committee, in response to recent complaints received by his office, is reminding community residents of the danger of utility company scams in our neighborhoods. The most recent complaints have involved companies and individuals, often pretending to be from National Grid, contacting residents on the phone or in person. Attempts are made to confuse residents into buying their gas service or may even intentionally break equipment in a home or building and solicit the company’s services for repairs

November 18, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON CATHIE BLACK

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement regarding Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s selection of Cathie Black to replace outgoing Schools Chancellor Joel Klein:

November 16, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORED VETERANS AT BREAKFAST AND AWARDS CEREMONY

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, honored local veterans at a breakfast and awards ceremony ceremony in celebration of the country’s recognition of Veteran’s Day. Senator Golden’s remarks follow.

Good morning.

Thank you for all being here this morning as we gather to mark our community’s celebration of Veterans Day 2010.

November 10, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADERS AT CELEBRATION OF ITALIAN HERITAGE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden hosted a special awards ceremony and reception in honor of seven outstanding Italian Americans from his district at a celebration of Italian Heritage last evening at Sirico’s Caterers in Dyker Heights.

Chief Joseph Esposito, the Chief of the Department, New York City Police Department, were among the many guests who attended to congratulate the honorees, including NYPD Inspector Charles Scholl, representatives from the Neighborhood Improvement Association, the Federation of Italian American Organizations, the 68th Precinct, NYPD, the Dyker Heights Civic Association, the Community Mayors, and the Dyker Heights Athletic Association, and more.

October 27, 2010
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2010 HALLOWEEN WALK & FAIR

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today announced plans for the 2010 Halloween Walk & Fairytale Forest scheduled for Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 1:00 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, 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”.

October 22, 2010
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STATEMENT OF SENATOR GOLDEN AND COUNCILMAN GENTILE ON LAWSUIT AGAINST MTA FOLLOWING TODAY’S HEARING

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and City Councilman Vincent J. Gentile (D-WF, 43rd District) have issued the following statement following a court appearance today regarding a State Supreme Court lawsuit in which they have coordinated against the Metropolitan Transit Authority in response to the service reductions implemented on June 27, 2010 and their impact on the seniors and disabled of Southwest Brooklyn:

October 21, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND COUNCILMAN GENTILE LAW SUIT AGAINST MTA GOES TO STATE SUPREME COURT TOMORROW

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden and City Councilman Vincent J. Gentilewill host a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 9:30 a.m., in front of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, on Cadman Plaza (West side of the building).

Senator Golden and Councilman Vincent Gentile will be joined by plaintiffs and supporters of a lawsuit they have filed against the service reductions to bus lines in Southwest Brooklyn which were implemented by the MTA on June 27, 2010.

October 20, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO PAY TRIBUTE TO OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADERS AT CELEBRATION OF ITALIAN HERITAGE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will be hosting a special awards ceremony and reception in honor of seven outstanding Italian Americans from his district at a celebration of Italian Heritage on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Sirico’s Caterers, located at 8023-13th Avenue.

Senator Golden will recognize the following:

Shelley Aprea, President, Community Mayors Inc.

Monsignor David L. Cassato, Pastor, St. Athanasius Church

Robert Celemente, Director, Good Shepherd Sports

Deputy Inspector Peter DeBlasio, Commanding Officer, 60th Precinct

John Naimoli, Supervisor, Department of Sanitation, BK 15

Diane Picucci, Principal, Public School 48

October 18, 2010
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN URGES THE COMMUNITY TO ATTEND RALLIES TO PROTEST OUR BUS SERVICE CUTS AND THE RECENT FARE HIKES.

WHEN: Tuesday October 19, 2010

TIME: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

WHERE: Corner of Bay Ridge Avenue and 3rd Avenue

WHY: Former stop of B37, X 37 and weekend express bus.

 

WHEN: Thursday October 21, 2010

TIME: 9:30 AM

WHERE: Kings County Supreme Court

360 Adams Street, Brooklyn

(on Cadman Plaza West side of building)

WHY: To show Judge Kenneth P. Sherman what kind of impact these cuts have had on our community.

 

October 13, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS BELISA BERNACCHI ON THE OCCASION OF HER 100TH BIRTHDAY

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden recently honored Belisa Bernacchi with a proclamation on the momentous celebration of her 100th Birthday. A celebration was held in the Solarium Room of the Metropolitan Jewish Nursing and Geriatrics Center Home in Brooklyn on her birthday, October 2, 2010.

Belisa Bernacchi was born on October 2, 1910 in Roccaraso, Italy in the Provincia Di Aquila and lived there until she immigrated to the United States. She settled in Chicago, Illinois.

October 12, 2010
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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 week of November.

Free flu shots will be available to the community on Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 pm at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street, and on Friday, November 5, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, located at 3302 Avenue U.

October 8, 2010
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON APPROVED FARE HIKES

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), has issued a statement in response to the fare hikes approved by the MTA and scheduled to go into effect in January:

“The fare hikes approved this morning are further proof that the MTA does not care or understand that New Yorkers are struggling financially and really can’t afford to spend not even another penny on transportation.

To ask all straphangers to pay more, for less service, is arrogant on the part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Students, families and our working class are going to feel these hikes in their wallets and will have to make sacrifices so to meet the expense of their new personal transportation budget.

October 7, 2010
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Brooklyn's 4th Senior Idol

and the winner is... Nunzio Franzese!

October 2nd was a night to remember! The audience was packed with hundreds of people cheering and screaming for their favorite singer! Twelve finalists performed singing great tunes such as My Way, It's Impossible, Your Cheating Heart and the winning song was Mack the Knife.

There were people from all over the city cheering for family and friends. They came from Staten Island, Manhattan, Queens, Dyker, Midwood, Canarsie and Babylon.

This event started 4 years ago as a fundraiser for local Bay Ridge AARP Chapter #5055 and now has become a fabulous community event that we all look forward to each year and the talent gets better and better.

October 5, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH CONEY ISLAND HOSPITAL TO SPONSOR COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Brooklyn - State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he has joined with Coney Island Hospital to sponsor a community blood drive on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A mobile van will be outside Senator Golden’s District Office located at 7408-5th Avenue in Brooklyn and an appointment is necessary and can be made by calling Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044. There are 32 appointments available for that day.

October 1, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING FOR RESIDENTS OF BAY RIDGE AND DYKER HEIGHTS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing that he will be hosting a Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights town hall meeting, featuring numerous New York City governmental agencies, on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s School Auditorium located at 401-97th Street, corner of 97th Street and 4th Avenue, in Brooklyn.

Deputy Inspector Eric Rodriguez of the 68th Precinct, NYPD, along with representatives of the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Buildings will be in attendance. Representatives of the NYC Department of Transportation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will also be present to provide updates and answer any questions.

September 30, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN SPEAKS AGAINST PROPOSED BY PASS EXPRESS BUS SERVICE AT NYC TRANSIT COMMITTEE MEETING

Urges Return of Uptown and Downtown Express Bus Service

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who is suing the Metropolitan Transit Authority based on the effects the summer service cuts are having on the seniors and the disabled, today spoke during the public session of the Transit Committee Meeting held at Metropolitan Transit Authority Headquarters in Manhattan.

September 27, 2010
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12 FINALISTS SELECTED TO COMPETE IN BROOKLYN’S SENIOR IDOL SHOW

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden and the officers of AARP Chapter #5055 today are announcing the names of the twelve (12) finalists chosen to compete in Brooklyn’s Senior Idol Show to be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Xaverian High School.

The finalists are: Rita Biamonte, Kathie Bistreich, Gianvito Bottalico, Darnley Brown, Eddie Gentile, Julia Dioria, Nunzio Franzese, Hector Gonzalez, Florence Irving, Christine Larkin, Lee Spinosa, and David Vann.

September 17, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES TOWN HALL MEETING

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing plans to host a town hall meeting for the communities of Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe, located at 1518-73rd Street in Brooklyn.

Senator Golden has invited representatives of the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, the Parks Department, the Department of Buildings, the Department of Finance and the 62nd Precinct of the New York City Police Department to attend and address issues and answer questions from attending residents.

September 13, 2010
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