Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, today is reminding those who are 62 years and older that New York State earlier this year passed legislation that raised the income eligibility for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program from $24,000 to $29,000 over a five-year period in annual increments of $1,000, with the first adjustment taking effect today, November 1, 2005. Effective today, those with an annual income of $25,000 are eligible for S.C.R.I.E.
Brooklyn- Residents surrounding a home located at 8901 Ridge Boulevard contacted Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) this week and brought to his attention the their concerns related to the construction of a third floor at this property, sparking Golden to contact the Buildings Department asking for their attention.
The New York City Department of Buildings has issued a 10-day letter to the owner mandating that all work is stopped pending a meeting with Buildings officials to review and modify their plans.
The Washington Legal Foundation (WFL) filed a brief in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of itself and a group of organizations and individuals including Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I – Brooklyn), Assemblyman Matthew Mirones (R,C,I – Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Families of September 11, Inc., supporting New York City’s subway bag inspection program.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that on Tuesday, November 1, 2005, the Golden-Harbor Loop Bus will resume service and operate along 3rd and 5th Avenue free of charge to help the senior citizens of this community get around this community to do their shopping, to get to their doctor appointments, and to get to area senior centers and events.
The Golden-Harbor Loop Bus was suspended at the end of the summer as the schedule was revised.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York City Council has adopted a resolution in support of his legislation, S.5984, which would suspend the City’s portion of the tax imposed on fuel oil and natural gas used for residential heating purposes, which is 4%, during the months of December, January and February.
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, in an effort to help senior citizens in our community navigate the upcoming Medicare Drug Benefit Program enrollment period, will host a forum on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at St.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that he will be hosting open houses at both of his District Offices next weekend to provide an opportunity for community residents to meet Senator Golden and his staff and provide an informative and fun filled afternoon. Senator Golden and his staff will be available to answer questions and assist in resolving community issues of concern.
The open house for his District Office located at 7403-5th Avenue will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2005 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, free flu shots will be offered on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Manor located at 476-76th Street.
The free flu shots will be made available to those people age 21 and older. Identification is required. Please call Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044 to reserve a flu shot.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a member of the State Senate Committee on Military Affairs, Veteran Affairs, and Homeland Security, today sent a letter of congratulations to the newly appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, who was born in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) recently arranged an on-site meeting of the Fort Hamilton Parkway construction project with New York City Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney and staff with the intention of reviewing the current status of the project and obtaining a timeline for the remainder of the project, as well to address the concerns of local residents and merchants.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled a visit of the Metro Card Bus to his Bay Ridge District Office in the beginning of August.
The Metro Card Bus will be at Senator Golden’s office, located at 7403-5th Avenue, on Monday, August 6, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) yesterday joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate and gave final legislative passage to a bill (S.3417), sponsored by Senator Nick Spano, that would provide a tax check-off box on personal income tax and corporate franchise tax returns for gifts to the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.The World Trade Center Memorial honors those lost in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), today joined the New York State Senate in passing a comprehensive energy plan that would provide motorists with immediate relief from high gasoline prices and ease the impact of skyrocketing home heating costs on senior citizens this winter.The centerpiece of the Senate energy plan is a cap on the State and local sales taxes on gasoline that would save consumers about $90 million through the rest of this year, and $400 million annually if gas prices remain near $3 per gallon and all localities participate.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who led the effort in theNew York State Legislature to block United Nations expansion plans in New York, today called the Volker Report, issued late yesterday, "a report that does not go far enough" and is again calling for the immediate resignation of United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan in an effort to preserve the reputation of the world body.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Brooklyn Theatre Arts Project and the Christ Church of Bay Ridge, today announced that an event to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina entitled, "A Night of Entertainment", will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Christ Church Bay Ridge, 7301 Ridge Boulevard.
The event will feature live theatre and music, with performances from some favorite shows such as Godspell, Man of La Mancha, Tony N Tina’s Wedding, Dance Bojangles Dance, a new musical, and many more.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, with the CityParks Foundation, today announced the return of CityParks Seniors Tennis, a free, twice-weekly tennis instruction program for adults ages 60 and over which will begin on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, at McKinley Park in Dyker Heights. Senator Golden’s $3500 grant to the CityParks Foundation has made this program possible.The program will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that Governor George E. Pataki has signed into law legislation that prohibits the attachment of handbills and other forms of advertisements to any part of a motor vehicle in New York City.
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is today announcing his plans to host two September 11th Memorials to commemorate the 4th Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sunday, September 11, 2005.
Senator Golden will host a memorial in Marine Park, by the Field House at Fillmore Avenue, at 6:00 p.m. The Memorial will feature prayers, a moment of silence, song and inspirational speeches.
Senator Golden will also host a memorial event at 8:00 p.m. on the 69th Street Pier at Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road.
Brooklyn- Responding to the horrifying effects of Hurricane Katrina, which has caused incalculable disaster to the southeastern portion of the United States, displacing many from their homes, causing death and causing tremendous property damage, Senator Marty Golden and the Banana Leaf Restaurant are planning a fundraising event.The event will be held throughout the entire day, from 12:00 p.m. through11:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2005. Allmoney raised that day through the sale of their menu itemswill beearmarked specificallyfor donation tothe relief efforts.