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Judy Baron

Judy Baron, an officer of the Manhattan Beach community Group and commissioner of the Interstate Environmental Commission, has devoted her entire professional career to passing on her love of the environment through education and activism.

May 10, 2013
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SENATE APPROVES BILLS TO FIGHT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to crack down on auto insurance fraud which has led to injuries - even death - for innocent victims and costs hundreds of millions of dollars a year in higher premiums when New Yorkers already pay some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country.

 

The three bills approved today would significantly cut down on auto insurance scams by increasing penalties for those who commit or assist in the fraud and by giving more flexibility to insurance companies to prevent criminals from getting policies and continuing to commit auto fraud.

 

May 8, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO ALLOW LEVER MACHINE VOTING

Legislation Would Allow Machine Voting for NYC Elections;

Also in Villages, School Districts and Special Districts

 

The New York State Senate today passed two bills that would allow for the use of lever-style voting machines in non-federal elections in New York City, and in elections held by villages, school districts and special districts.

 

May 7, 2013
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GOLDEN-DENDEKKER BEGIN OUTREACH AND EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION IN VIDEO SURVEILLANCE REGISTRY TO PREVENT AND COMBAT CRIME AND TERRORISM

Today, New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I-Brooklyn) and New York State Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (D/WFP-Jackson Heights) announced an outreach and educational initiative designed to alert all New York residents and businesses to a new Voluntary Video Surveillance Registry (VVSR) that will be used to prevent and combat terrorism and crime. On January 28, 2013, this landmark legislation, which was sponsored by Senator Golden and Assembly Member DenDekker, became the law in New York State. The innovative legislation - A. 9380B in the New York State Assembly, and S.7775 in the New York State Senate - establishes a voluntary database or registry that will contain the location and contact information of owners of closed-circuit security cameras in New York State.

May 6, 2013
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Golden, Malliotakis Join Rep. Grimm’s Call to Fix Policy that Will Keep Sandy Survivors from Recovery Funds

Residents who applied for and turned down SBA loans

may not be eligible for CDBG recovery grants distributed by NYC

 

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-SI/Brooklyn) was joined by State Senator Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn/SI) in calling for a change to a federal policy that, if left unchanged, will limit available grant funding to Sandy survivors who turned down SBA loans to avoid going deeper into debt. This morning, Rep. Grimm sent a letter to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan asking him to waive the policy or implement a viable alternative solution. The call is quickly gaining support from state and local officials.

 

May 6, 2013
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GOLDEN: PETITION FOR FULL CURB TO CURB RESTORATION OF 92ND STREET, BETWEEN RIDGE BOULEVARD AND 3rd AVENUE, SUBMITTED TO CITY D.E.P.

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has submitted a petition, signed by more than 70 residents, calling on the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, to complete a full curb to curb restoration of 92nd Street, between Ridge Boulevard and 3rd Avenue.

 

The street was the site of a major sewer collapse on June 28, 2012, and the project is nearing completion. In addition to the petition circulated by Senator Golden’s office, with the support of Community Board 10 and Councilman Gentile, Golden created an online petition on Causes which attracted over 100 signatures from Brooklyn area residents.

 

May 6, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, May 6, 2013 Room 410 LOB

May 6, 12:30 PM - 12:34 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN: EIGHT LOCAL SCHOOLS RECEIVE FINANCIAL BOOST TO IMPROVE TECHNOLOGY AND FACILITIES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has secured more than $400,000 in State funding for eight schools in his district to support infrastructure and technology requests made by the schools earlier this year.

The following schools have received the grant funding this past week in their school budget accounts:

Intermediate School 228 -Laptops for special education classes

P.S./I.S. 229 - Smartboards and cameras

Intermediate School 259 – Laptop Cart

Public School 102 – Bathroom Renovations

Public School 186 – Smartboards

Intermediate School 201- Wiring of auditorium air conditioning system

Public School 222 - Smartboards

Public School 247 – Laptop Cart

May 1, 2013
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge’s Staten Island-bound Lower Level Will Close For Five Boro Bike Tour

The upper level of the bridge in both directions will remain open

 

The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed from 12:01 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5 for the annual TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event.

 

Motorists should expect delays and allow extra travel time. To hear information about all the Verrazano bike tour closures, call 212 360-3000.

 

Other closings at the Verrazano-Narrows include:

Brooklyn-bound lower level of the bridge from 12:01 a.m. until 8 a.m. when two of three lanes will reopen.

The Bay Street exit from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

May 1, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS SET RALLY TO SAVE LOCAL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island) today are announcing plans to host a rally to save the McKinley I.S. 259 Beacon Program, on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 5 p.m., at the program site, 7301 Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn.

 

The representatives learned of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development’s plans to terminate the Beacon Program, sponsored by HeartShare Human Services, late yesterday afternoon.

 

May 10, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS ANNOUNCE LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW YORK’S DISABLED COMMUNITY

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing legislation, S. 4777, that he has introduced in the State Senate that would appropriate funds to the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities for the support of various programs. Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island) is a co-sponsor of the legislation, A. 6692-A, introduced by Assemblyman Weisenberg (D-Long Island).

 

April 30, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS SET RALLY TO SAVE LOCAL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island) today are announcing plans to host a rally to save the McKinley I.S. 259 Beacon Program, on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 5 p.m., at the program site, 7301 Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn.

 

The representatives learned of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development’s plans to terminate the Beacon Program, sponsored by HeartShare Human Services, late yesterday afternoon.

 

April 30, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN CONTINUES THE FIGHT TO END PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Co-Sponsors and votes for two bills (S2940 & S2941) which would increase penalties for the illegal sale and distribution of controlled substances

 

Brooklyn, NY – New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today lauded the passage of two bills, which he co-sponsored, in the New York State Senate. These pieces of legislation would increase penalties for those who try to either game the system through ‘pill mills’ and for those who would steal or unlawfully posses a New York state prescription pad.

 

April 30, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SENIOR INFORMATION AND HEALTH FAIR

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Aging, today is announcing his 11th Annual series of senior fairs to be held throughout his district, to offer local seniors an opportunity to learn of the services available to them to assist with their property taxes, prescription drug coverage, personal safety, access to City and State services, and their health.

 

The senior fairs will feature information and assistance offered by City agencies including the Departments for the Aging, Environmental Protection, Finance, Transportation, Sanitation, the Human Resources Administration, , the New York City Police Department, the New York City Fire Department, and the Parks Department.

 

April 26, 2013
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Drug Take- Back Plan

On Saturday, April 27th, 2013 , the 68th Precinct along with he Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be participating in a nationwide prescription drug take-back plan. This initiative allows everyone including pharmacists, to dispose of unwanted or expired pills, which will help prevent the abuse and the theft of these medications.

April 25, 2013
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April 24, 2013
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES HOUSING EXTENSION FOR SANDY VICTIMS

Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program Extended in NY for an Additional 28 Days

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 28-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program beginning on May 1st, which was the deadline for the last extension granted earlier in April. This new extension allows eligible survivors from Superstorm Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels or motels.

 

The new checkout date for those in the TSA program is May 29, 2013. FEMA will call applicants eligible for the extension to notify them of the new checkout date.

 

April 24, 2013
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