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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer and member of the State Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections, has issued a statement in response to the shooting of four Brooklyn South Shomrim patrol officers last night:
“This is another example of how the Democratic controlled legislature has failed to protect law enforcement personnel and all New Yorkers. The only reason that a criminal with nine previous arrests is allowed to walk our streets and cause harm is because of the ineffectiveness of the Senate and Assembly Democrats. Here is an example of what I have been saying, that the weakened policies adopted by the Democratic Legislature puts us all in danger.
New Seats at PS/IS 163 and IS 259 Total More Than 1,000
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden today issued the following statement in response to Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein’s announcement regarding new school construction that has been completed and will open in time for the new 2010-2011 school year:
“The new school year hasn’t even started yet and we are off to a great start. District 20 is among the many school districts in New York City to have benefited from the efforts of Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein to see that this year, more than 17,000 new seats have been added citywide, as a result of the $13.1 billion capital program approved in 2006.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their October breast cancer awareness campaign to urge women to get mammograms.
As part of these efforts, Senator Golden will host free mammography screenings in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation at both of his district offices. The mobile mammography van, staffed completely by women, will be outside of his office at 7408-5th Avenue on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and at his office located at 3604 Quentin Road on Friday, October 1, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling 1-800-453-8378 extension 1.
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden and the officers of AARP Chapter #5055 today are announcing that a celebrity judge has been named for Brooklyn’s 4th Annual Senior Idol contest to be held the first weekend of October.
Brooklyn - State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host two community memorials to commemorate the 9th Anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, on Saturday, September 11, 2010.
The first memorial will take place at 6:00 p.m. in Marine Park, entrance at Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway and at 8:00 p.m., Senator Golden will lead a memorial ceremony at the American Veteran’s Memorial Pier, 69th Street and Shore Road. The events will both feature a candlelight vigil and a special patriotic musical performance at the conclusion. (Please note that the mailing for the September 11th Memorial on the American Veterans Pier at 69th Street and Shore Road stated the event is at 6:00 p.m. That is incorrect. The event starts at 8:00 p.m.)
Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), ranking member of the New York State Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections Committee, recently demanded the New York State Board of Parole keep two cop killers behind bars. Two of the men convicted in the murder of Police Officer Harry Ryman, who was gunned down on August 14, 1980 in Brooklyn, are up for parole this month. As in the past, Golden, a former Police Officer, is fighting efforts to free them.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today announcing that he has received notification from the Department of Transportation that a flashing yellow light has been approved for installation at the intersection of Gerritsen and Channel Avenue. The corner has long been one of much concern for the entire Gerritsen Beach community as well as the school community of P.S. 277. Senator Golden has met with DOT officials on site at this location to observe the traffic study, and has repeatedly contacted the Transportation Department and request traffic calming measures be considered for this intersection.
Senator Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is pleased to announce that the Italian Opera Company’s will present a special production of “Broadway to Opera.” The free event will take place on Monday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m. in Bensonhurst Park at Cropsey Avenue and Bay Parkway.
“The Company provides the opportunity for a new generation to hone their talents and work experience, while also giving back to the community. I think that this will be a great summer event and a great treat to New Yorkers, who are fans of Broadway classics,” Sen. Golden noted.
The Italian Opera Company works with young artists to encourage their participation in productions alongside professional directors, musicians and vocal coaches. Nina Di Gregorio organized the event.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a statement in response to yesterday’s failure of the United States House of Representatives to pass the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act:
“The members of the United States House of Representatives, who voted against the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, have turned their back on those who came to America’s assistance on, and immediately after, our Nation’s darkest day. The failure to approve this legislation sends the wrong message to New Yorkers and also sends an international message that America has ignored the service of their first responders and the health of their citizens.