Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced passage of legislation to expand housing affordability for middle class-working families in the city’s most significant housing development incentive program, the 421-a program. "The bill which we passed today will help those families who truly need assistance when it comes to affordable housing - the middle class," Senator Golden said. "These changes to the program will insure that the working families who built this great City can continue to afford to live here in good housing.
The New York State Senate yesterday passed legislation (S.4875), sponsored by Senator Cathy Young (R-C-I, Olean) that would provide victims of domestic violence greater protection by allowing them to testify in court via closed-circuit television."To break the cycle of abuse, victims should be in a non-threatening environment when giving testimony. They shouldn’t be stared down by someone who has physically and emotionally tortured them.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden will be hosting a special education fair for families and students of School District 20, 21 ad 22 on Saturday, November 3, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Marine & Academic Center (MAC) Rotunda at Kingsborough Community College located at 2001 Oriental Boulevard in Brooklyn.Issues and concerns to be discussed include being a parent of a child with special needs, higher education opportunities for special needs children, and services offered by advocacy organizations and much more.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, with the Bay Ridge Bensonhurst Parks Task Force, CERT1NYC, and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, will host a special Halloween celebration, "The 2007 Haunted Halloween Walk and Fair", on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 from 3:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden along with Brooklyn Public Library Executive Director Dionne Mack-Harvin and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, this week officially unveiled a New York State Senate honor, a framed commemorative print officially inducting Police Officer Moira Smith into State Senate history as a Senate Woman of Distinction at Brooklyn Public Library’s Bay Ridge Library amongst a crowd of family, friends and neighbors.Police Officer Moira Smith, a 13-year veteran of the N.Y.P.D., was inducted as a hero into the New York State Senate Wom
Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today voiced his support for the recent agreement between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and United Federation of Teachers President, Randi Weingarten, which will create a $20 million-a-year merit pay program for 200 of New York City’s high need schools."It is a victory for everyone when the City and our schools work together as a team. This agreement is truly a historic partnership between our hard working dedicated teachers and the Big Apple.
New York City’s New York State Senate Majority Delegation are urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority ("MTA") to withdraw its plan to raise fares and tolls in 2008, 2010 and every two years thereafter.As signed by Senators Frank Padavan, Serphin Maltese, Martin Golden, and Andrew Lanza, the Delegation sent a letter to the MTA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Elliot G.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) along with Brooklyn Public Library Executive Director Dionne Mack-Harvin and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, will officially unveil a New York State Senate Women of Distinction framed commemorative print officially inducting Police Officer Moira Smith into State Senate history as a Senate Woman of Distinction at the Bay Ridge Branch of Brooklyn Public Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 1:15 p.m.
Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced that the Governor has signed legislation, which Golden sponsored, that would require all schools to have nebulizers available to treat children with asthma (S.6074-A). This bill would potentially save lives as well as reduce the number of emergency room visits by school children."Asthma is a national epidemic. Almost 1 in 13 school children suffer from asthma making it the leading chronic illness in children. Not only that but asthma is the leading cause of hospitalization for children under the age of 15.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today issued the following statement:"The jury's guilty verdict, and life sentencing, of Alan Cameron, who shot and killed Police Officer Dillon Stewart in cold blood, was the right decision. Justice has been served and a strong message was sent that New Yorkers will not tolerate such crimes against law enforcment officers.
New York tax law requires a sales and excise tax to be imposed on each pack of cigarettes sold by a licensed retailer. Native American reservations throughout the State of New York have argued their sovereignty gives them the authorization to sell tax-free cigarettes to both tribal and non-tribal members.
However, in 1994 the United States Supreme Court ruled (Attea v. New York State) that New York was within its constitutional right to tax all cigarette sales to non tribal members. Seems like common sense, right?
BROOKLYN, October 9, 2007 – The Fitness for Life Expo is shaping up for an all-day workout Thursday, October 11 at Aviator Sports & Recreation.Seniors 55 and over will benefit from a unique total mind and body fitness experience beginning at 9 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Free classes include yoga, arthritis exercise, weight training, slimnastics, and dance.The Fitness for Life Expo is in conjunction with an active Seniors in Shape program that revolves around sessions three days each week through early December.
Brooklyn- Reaching-Out Community Services and State Senator Marty Golden will host a press event marking the opening day at Reaching Out’s newest location, at 7708 New Utrecht Avenue in Brooklyn on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. The new pantry will allow the organization to better serve those who need a hand. For the last 15 years, Reaching-Out Community Services has been helping those in need with groceries offering them to low-income families, the elderly, disabled, unemployed, and the working poor.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced that he will host his annual community celebration honoring distinguished Italian Americans as part of Italian Heritage Month on Thursday, October 11, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at C and C Caterers, located at 7611-18th Avenue in Brooklyn.
The honorees include:
Angelo, Ben and Ralph Badolato, Local Merchant, Badolato General ContractingFrank Cangariella, Deputy Inspector, 63rd PrecinctFather Michael Gelfant, St. Anselm’s R.C.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden and his staff this past weekend hosted a community service clean up with the Probation, Sanitation and Parks Department, with the support and participation of the staff of Krystal Auto Mall on Flatbush Avenue, at Hendrickson Street and Avenue V in Marine Park at the request of a the home and Co-Op owners of the block.
The overgrown grass was trimmed, the weeds along the fence were cleared, and the street was cleaned which has been the site of illegal dumping.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, recently hosted a Fall Picnic for over one hundred and fifty neighborhood seniors at the Shore Road Garden, in conjunction with the Shore Road Garden Council under the leadership of Linda Allegretti and Joseph Grant. The event featured live music and dancing and boxed lunch and dessert were served.Senator Marty Golden stated, "This community picnic was a great way to begin the Fall season.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is announcing plans to offer 300 free flu shots to the community on Thursday, October 25, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Senator Marty Golden stated, "I am proud to partner with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York to make available the flu vaccination available to this community at no cost.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) is announcing that he will introduce legislation in the New York State Senate that will mandate a valid Social Security number, cross checked with the federal Social Security database, prior to the issuance of all New York State driver’s licenses. Senator Golden is responding to Governor Spitzer’s new policy, announced today, that will lift this requirement.
Senator Marty Golden stated, "A driver’s license is not an entitlement and is the most important document issued in the establishment of ones’ identity.
Brooklyn-State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will host a presentation on emergency preparedness on Friday, September 28, 2007 at the Bay Ridge Community Service Center, located at 6935-4th Avenue, at the corner of Ovington and 4th Avenues. The presentation will be held from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the American Red Cross of Greater New York and the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the event is designed to help families and individuals take measures to better protect themselves in times of emergency.