Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES ASKING LOCAL RESIDENTS TO DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS

Event, hosted by Catholic Charities and OLA Human Service Center, gives school supplies donated by community to children in need at their August 22 event

 

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) is calling on community residents to join him in donating school supplies for local children in need. Partnering with Catholic Charities and Our Lady of Angels Human Service Center, Senator Golden is asking residents to donate backpacks, notebooks, folders, pens, and pencils for those children who are most in need. The supplies will be given out at the 3rd Annual Back to School Event.

 

August 14, 2013
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS TO HOST FREE HEART, STROKE SCREENINGS

Legislators offer health services at district office

 

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are teaming up with Heartscan Services to offer free heart and stroke screenings at their district office. A variety of tests aimed at early detection and prevention of health risks will be offered on August 27th, September 5th and September 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 7408 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

 

August 13, 2013
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Blood Drive Tomorrow/Street Closures Summer Stroll Friday

On Wednesday, August 14th the 68th Precinct will be hosting a blood drive between the hours of 1pm and 7pm. There will be a blood mobile in front of the precinct located at 333 65th Street. If you can, please try to donate as this really is the gift of life.

DID YOU KNOW…

 

Only 2% of New Yorkers donate blood compared to

5% nationwide

 

Over 2,000 pints of blood are needed EVERY DAY to meet the needs of patients in over 200 New York and New Jersey hospitals 

One pint of blood can save up to 3 lives!

 

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August 13, 2013
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON AN NYPD MONITOR

Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former Police Officer in the NYPD, today has issued the following statement regarding the decision by US District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin to impose an NYPD Monitor:

August 12, 2013
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Sea Life Story Time at the Brooklyn Public Library

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium and the Brooklyn Public Library have teamed up to host Sea Life Story Time, a series of free events designed to encourage literacy and science learning among children of all ages.

 

Sea Life Story time events will be held at three different Brooklyn Public Library branches on select dates between August 13 and August 16.

 

Tuesday, August 13 at 2 p.m. - Cypress Hills branch, 1197 Sutter Ave. at Crystal St.

Thursday, August 15 at 2 p.m. - Dyker branch, 8202 13th Avenue at 82nd St.

Friday, August 16 at 2 p.m. - Windsor Terrace branch, 160 E. 5th St. at Fort Hamilton Pkwy

 

 

Activities include:

August 9, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON TIME WARNER CABLE AND CBS CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the followed statement in regarding to the current negotiations between Time Warner Cable and CBS and is urging a timely resolution:

 

“I am very hopeful that CBS and Time Warner Cable can resolve their retransmission consent dispute soon. However, in the meantime, my constituents and other New Yorkers are being unfairly treated by CBS who has taken the unprecedented step to block TWC broadband subscribers from accessing its programs online.

 

August 7, 2013
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New Pet Protection Laws

As an animal lover, I know first-hand that there’s something truly special about the bond between a family and their pets.

 

But too many times, New Yorkers have brought a new pet home to become part of the family, only to discover that the animal has a serious medical condition. That is why I was pleased to support the expanded “Pet Lemon Law.”

 

August 6, 2013
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GOVERNOR SIGNS INTO LAW HEALTH CARE PROXY BILL

This Legislation, Sponsored by Senator Golden, would require certain state agencies to provide health care proxy information on their websites.

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today praised Governor Cuomo for signing S4422 into law. This legislation, sponsored by Senator Golden, would require certain state agencies to post health care proxy information on their websites. 

The New York Health Care Proxy Law allows you to appoint someone you trust — for example, a family member or close friend – to make health care decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself. By appointing a health care agent, you can make sure that health care providers follow your wishes.

August 2, 2013
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BROOKLYN LAWMAKERS TO ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO CLOSE UNLICENSED DAY SPAS

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, August 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m, outside the Shirley Day Spa located at 7811-5th Avenue , to announce the introduction of legislation that would end the late hours of operation of day spas, increase penalties for violations, and crack down on prostitution, sex trafficking and human trafficking.

 

Recently, District Attorney Hynes and the NYPD shut down almost a dozen day spas in the area and arrested 19 workers. Golden and Malliotakis have received complaints about numerous other spas in the area since the arrests earlier this month.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

August 1, 2013
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Reading doesn't end in the summer - our children should be reading all year round!

Proud to have sponsored, with Cablevision and former New York Knicks star John Starks, a Summer Reading event at the Gravesend Library. Reading doesn't end in the summer - our children should be reading all year round

July 31, 2013
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MAYOR BLOOMBERG APPROVES GOLDEN’S REQUEST FOR FERRY SERVICE IN LIGHT OF THE R TRAIN DISRUPTIONS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement, having partnered with Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the wake of the planned Montague Street Tunnel closure, that will disrupt R train service from Brooklyn to Manhattan, praising the reinstatement of ferry service from the 58th Street Pier, starting Monday. 

July 30, 2013
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS CALL ON MTA BOARD TO VOTE TO RESTORE B37 BUS SERVICE

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Staten Island/Brooklyn) today hosted a press conference on the corner of Bay Ridge Parkway and 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge to call on the MTA Board to vote to restore B37 bus service. The B37, which was discontinued in June of 2010, connected Bay Ridge with downtown Brooklyn along 3rd Avenue, providing much needed economic development and necessary transportation options to Bay Ridge businesses and residents.

 

July 18, 2013
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS, PRAISE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR REVERSING THEIR POLICY REGARDING AID GRANTS

Previously, The SBA had ruled that loans, even if not taken, would count against Sandy aid grants.

 

 

Brooklyn, NY – Following pressure from New York City elected officials and residents, the Federal Government has revised it’s policy regarding SBA loans and how they affect aid grants. Previously, any loan, even if it was turned down was counted against aid money given by New York City. Now loan money that was not accepted will not be counted against those individuals who are looking to repair their homes.

 

July 18, 2013
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STATE SENATOR GOLDEN THANKS MTA FOR PROGRESS ON PLANS TO ACCOMMODATE RIDERS DURING R TRAIN TUNNEL CLOSURE, CALLS ON MTA TO ADD ADDITIONAL SERVICES.

 

 

Golden, who has sent multiple letters and has had several meetings with the MTA, calls on NYC and MTA to meet additional service requests during the Montague Street Tunnel Closure

 

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I), after receiving a response letter from MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas F. Prendergast regarding service changes to accommodate the R Train Montague Tunnel closure, issued the following statement:

 

July 18, 2013
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS TO CALL ON MTA BOARD TO VOTE RESTORE B 37

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 morning, Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., at the corner of 75th Street and 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn, calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board to vote, at their meeting next Wednesday, to restore the B 37 bus.

 

Merchant leaders and community residents have been invited to join the legislators at the press event.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

July 17, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN COMMENTS ON THE B 37 BUS ROUTE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement regarding the B 37 bus route:

 

"I am very encouraged to learn that at next week’s MTA Board Meeting, the restoration of the B 37 bus route will be among the agenda items. Since it was taken out of service in June 2010, I have never given up the fight, and the hope, that we will again see buses rolling along 3rd Avenue. I will continue to work with my colleagues in government, and with Metropolitan Transit Authority officials, to improve both local and express bus service.”

 

July 16, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR TWO LIFE SAVING CITIZENS WHO PULLED A MAN OUT OF THE WAY OF AN ONCOMING TRAIN

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will honor two extraordinary citizens at a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 5:00 pm, outside the R train station located at 77th Street and 4th Avenue, for their heroic, life saving action last week.

The two men jumped onto the train tracks at this station and pulled the man out of danger from an oncoming train that was approximately 200 feet away.

Members of the media are welcome.

July 15, 2013
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Update from Office of Children and Family Services

The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) issued an RFP this past Friday for approximately $200 million in federal social services block grant Superstorm Sandy supplemental funding to support eligible health and human service providers cover necessary expenses resulting from Superstorm Sandy. Applicants will have until August 30, 2013 to submit their proposals. Contracts are projected to begin no earlier than September 1, 2013 and funding must be expended no later than September 30, 2015.

An inter-agency committee, including representatives from NYS DOH, OASAS, OGS, OMH, OPWDD and OTDA in addition to OCFS, will review all proposals.

A copy of the RFP is available by using the following link:

July 15, 2013
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Happy 4th of July!

Dear Friends and Patriots,

 

On July 4th, we celebrate the birth of our Nation. Since 1776, when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, people from around the world have left their homelands to come to America for freedom and opportunity.

 

As we gather with family and friends for barbeques and picnics, baseball games, music and fireworks, lets take a moment to remember our history, heritage and to appreciate those who have fought for life, liberty and freedom.

 

My wish is that everyone, home or away, enjoys this important holiday. For all those who are traveling, please be especially careful on the roadways.

 

July 2, 2013
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