Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a member of the State Senate Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Homeland Security, today is encouraging local residents to support members of the United States Military by supporting the U.S.O.’s Operation Phone Home, a program to give prepaid phone cards to those serving in forward-deployed locations.The United Service’s Organization, incorporated in New York in 1941, has provided America’s men and women in uniform with a sense of home away from home for more than six decades.
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) presented New York State Certificates of Achievement to the employees of Peggy O’Neills in Coney Island, James Quigley the Manager and Janice Higgins an employee for their outstanding citizenship to those in need during the devastation from the Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. In total, over $6,000 was raised by these individuals combined for both relief efforts.
Brooklyn-Senior citizens who have found themselves confused by the new Medicare prescription drug benefit (Part D) are urged to contact State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, who has made available an informational flyer entitled, "Medicare, EPIC & You: Understanding the New Rx Benefit".
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that through his efforts, the Department of Transportation has made numerous safety enhancements along Gerritsen Avenue which will benefit all residents and all traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular, thus improving the quality of life and the safety of the entire community.
Senator Golden is highlighting the planned installation of additional street lighting along Gerritsen Avenue to be completed by February 2006.
Brooklyn- Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblyman Matthew Mirones (R-C-I, 60th District) today issued a joint statement applauding the judge’s swift ruling that the NYPD subway bag searches are constitutional. "Insuring that our subway remains a safe mode of transportation for all New Yorkers is the priority and the intent of New York City's subway bag inspection program. To compromise it to any degree would be unacceptable and that is why I applaud this ruling.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) will be hosting a town hall meeting on Monday, December 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 3051 Nostrand Avenue.
The Parks Department and representatives of the 63rd Precinct will be in attendance. Issues concerning tree pruning and tree planting, as well as public safety, will be among the meeting agenda.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Transportation has approved his request to install a traffic light at a busy intersection within our community.
The Department of Transportation has approved the installation of a traffic signal at 88th Street and 3rd Avenue.
State Senator Martin J. Golden, with CERT1NYC, the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Parks Task Force and the Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee, today is announcing a two-day "Support the Troops" Holiday Celebration to be held on Saturday, December 10, 2005 and Sunday, December 11, 2005, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a member of the Senate Committee on Veteran, Military Affairs and Homeland Security, recently hosted an awards ceremony in honor of American Veterans.Senator Golden presented recognition, the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross medal to the following: Frank E. Desiderio, Frank J. Faviano, Edward Skolnick, Alfred Bracciante, and David Bodner. Golden also introduced Ralph A.
HealthCare Partners, IPA and the Arthritis Foundation of New York, with State Senator Marty Golden, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, are pleased to present a special program entitled “Dig This” for senior citizens in New York City. Acclaimed New York City Rooftop Gardener Jon Carloftis will provide a special humorous presentation to seniors on December 5 from 10 am to noon at the Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College located at 2900 Campus Road in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Chairman of the Aging Committee, today is announcing that legislation he authored in the State Senate, Senate Bill 5757 was signed into law by Governor Pataki as Chapter 713 of the Laws of 2005. The legislation increases the standards of monthly need for aged, blind and disabled persons and increases the mandatory minimum state supplementation of federal supplemental security income (SSI) benefits.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing the kick off of a holiday troop drive to support our heroes this upcoming season.
Senator Marty Golden, a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs stated, "What better way to say thank you to those brave men and women that are currently serving in the Armed Forces by making sure that this holiday season, they have the personal items necessary to enhance their quality of life overseas.
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) recently hosted a celebration to thank the volunteers of the community who responded to the calls for help and donated items to the collection organized by his office, CERT 1 NYC, and the Brooklyn Rotary Club, at a reception to held on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at the Bay Ridge Manor.Over seven truckloads of items including food, water, clothing (new and used), baby items, toiletries, books, school supplies, and shoes were sent to both Houston, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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.