With so many hardworking families having a challenging time making ends meet, I have consistently made family tax relief one of my top priorities.
That is why I am pleased to inform you about some of the new tax relief measures I’ve championed that will soon be helping local families throughout our region.
$350 Family Tax Relief Checks -- In the coming weeks, thousands of local families with children under the age of 17 will begin receiving a $350 check in the mail. These family tax relief checks, which are designed to help families cope with the rising cost of raising a child, will provide more than $400 million in direct tax relief.
Brooklyn, NY – On Tuesday, September 16, the New York State Senate Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, & Entrepreneurship, chaired by State Senator Martin J. Golden, sponsored “Growing The Future in Computer and Video Game Development in New York” to discuss expanding the $111 billion dollar industry in New York.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is providing information regarding the Immigrant Restitution Fund established by the New York State Attorney General to compensate individuals who were defrauded by two of the nation’s largest immigration services organizations – the International Immigrants Foundation, Inc (IIF) and the International Professional Association Inc., (IPA).
Senator Golden has been contacted by the New York Legal Assistance Group to help increase awareness of the claim form deadline of Thursday, October 23, 2014. The forms, available in both English and Spanish, can be submitted online or via regular mail, and can be found at http://nylag.org/ipa.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to solidify New York State’s commitment to those who have fallen ill in the wake of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero, and sign legislation, S7628-A/A9562-A, (GOLDEN/ABBATE) into law.
S7628-A/A9562-A, approved by both houses of the New York State Legislature, would amend State law governing injuries and illnesses suffered due to participation in the rescue, recovery and cleanup in the wake of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. This legislation would reopen the notice of participation, and extend the deadline in which to file as having a World Trade Center related condition, for those yet to submit an application.
This year we pay our respects to the 13th anniversary of September 11. For over a decade now, my office has hosted a memorial event on the American Veterans Memorial Pier, in the shadows of where the Twin Towers once stood, commemorating the lives lost and heroism we saw that day.
We remember those we lost in our community, our city and our nation, both civilian and first responders, and salute the brave men and women who protect our freedom by serving in the armed forces.
Brooklyn – New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, is announcing that he will be hosting a roundtable meeting of the Committee entitled, “New Industry and Entrepreneurs Roundtable: Growing Computer and Video Game Development in New York” next Tuesday, September 16, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Marine Academic Center Rotunda at Kingsborough Community College, located at 2001 Oriental Boulevard.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his annual September 11th Memorials to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
Senator Golden will host a memorial in Marine Park, at Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway, at 6:00 p.m., and Senator Golden is inviting residents to attend the memorial he is planning on the American Veterans Memorial Pier, at Shore Road and Bay Ridge Avenue, at 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is renewing calls for New York State to adopt smart chip technology for debit and credit cards, in the wake of the possible security breach being investigated by Home Depot. Media reports indicate that Home Depot is looking into unusual activity related to credit and debit cards of store customers and are working with law enforcement and bank officials.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “Today, I renew my efforts to mandate smart chip technology here in New York State. There is no reason to delay this upgrade on our credit and debit cards, and as each day passes, we see a greater urgency to put better protections in place to prevent financial identity theft.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island), will host a press conference on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., at the Fort Hamilton Senior Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway, to bring awareness of the new and improved access a ride service, and encourage senior and disable citizens to apply for it to meet their transportation needs.
Southwest Brooklyn is home to one of the largest senior populations in the City of New York, and recent information brought forth at a public hearing, highlighted the need for more information about this New York City Transit Authority service to be made available.
Our mission is to "gold" as much of Bay Ridge as possible in a single day. Volunteers will be going out into the neighborhood to tie gold ribbons around trees and distribute information. Families, friends, neighbors, schools, scout troops - everyone is invited to help!
Team leaders and volunteers are needed. You can build your own team or join one of the ones that will be forming. Bay Ridge Cares will provide the ribbons and materials.
If you would like to participate, please let us know by Tuesday 9/2 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message. We will provide the details on where to meet up by the end of the week.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, will honor a six members of New York's Finest at an awards ceremony to be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., at the 62nd Precinct Stationhouse, located at 1925 Bath Avenue in Brooklyn.
Captain William G. Taylor, Commanding Officer of the 62nd Precinct, will join Senator Golden in honoring police officers involved in three life saving incidents, over the past two weeks.