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STATE SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES EFFORTS TO ASSIST RESIDENTS WITH NYC BUILD IT BACK GRANTS

Senator to host additional office hours with NIA and a Forum with the Mayor’s Housing Recover Office.

 

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today has announced a series of new measures his office is taking to assist residents and business owners who suffered damage due to Superstorm Sandy. Following last week’s announcement from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, creating the New York City Build It Back Grant program, Senator Golden is teaming up with both Neighborhood Improvement Association and The Mayor’s Housing Recovery Office in order to give direct assistance in with grant applications and helping to provide more detailed information.

 

June 11, 2013
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Housing Recovery Forum

Great News! I will be partnering with the Mayor's Housing Recovery office to host a forum at PS 277 from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday, June 23rd to help Sandy survivors. Please save the date and join us for one on one information about how we can help you recover.

June 23, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Housing Recovery Forum

Great News! I will be partnering with the Mayor's Housing Recovery office to host a forum at PS 277 from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday, June 23rd to help Sandy survivors. Please save the date and join us for one on one information about how we can help you recover.

June 23, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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GOLDEN JOINS FORCES WITH NYC TO CLEAN GRAFFITI IN HONOR OF BROOKLYN-QUEENS DAY

 

 

NYC Graffiti Free trucks to clean graffiti across Community Boards 10 & 11

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in honor of Brooklyn-Queens Day, working with NYC Graffiti Free and the Mayor’s Office, will be sending graffiti cleanup trucks throughout Community Board 10 and 11 tomorrow, June 6, 2013.

 

These trucks will be removing graffiti from all properties who have signed up for the Graffiti Free Program.

 

The day will kick off at 10 AM at 6401 18th Avenue, Brooklyn.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

 

WHO: Senator Golden,

 

WHAT: Press Conference on Graffiti Free NYC

WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 5, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS FOR EXPANDED TRANSPORTATION SERVICE FOR RESIDENTS FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONTAGUE STREET TUNNEL CLOSURE

Closure set for 14 months for construction due to Sandy.

 

Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has sent a letter to President Thomas F. Prendergast of the MTA NYCT and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg calling for expanded and increased transportation alternatives to alleviate the strain on commuters during the proposed 14 month long closure of the Montague Street Tunnel.

 

The letter calls for the following services:

 

· An increase of 50% in frequency of both X27 & X28 service

· A full restoration of the X28 Weekend Service

· A reduced fare for Express Bus Service for the X27 and X28 throughout the construction.

· A full restoration of the B37, the former 3rd Avenue Bus Line

June 5, 2013
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SING FOR HOPE PIANOS IN BAY RIDGE PARKS

This summer, from June 1st through June 16th, the Sing for Hope Pianos return to our city streets. In one of New York City's most vibrant public art installations, 88 artist-designed pianos (one for each key on a piano) are placed in parks and public spaces throughout the 5 boroughs for anyone and everyone to enjoy. 

The Shore Road Parks Conservancy has secured two pianos: 

1- Shore Road Park at the 90th St Gazebo

2- Owl's Head Park (68th Street & Colonial Road), next to the Park House   

June 4, 2013
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SUMMER YOUTH SHOW AUDITION NOTICE: WILLY WONKA

Wednesday, June 5th and Friday, June 7th. Experience not necessary.  See flyer below or contacft Narrows Community Theater for more information.

 

June 4, 2013
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SUNDAY JUNE 30 - M.A.S. SWING BAND

M.A.S. Swing 15 Piece Big Band performing music from the Great American Songbook Sunday, June 30th from 2pm to 5pm

 

June 4, 2013
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SATURDAY JUNE 8 "LITTLE RED'S HOOD"

The Shore Road Parks Conservancy is delighted to sponsor the historic Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater production of "Little Red's Hood". 

This event will be held on the hillside in Owls Head Park on Saturday, June 8th starting at 11:00 am. It is open to the public and free of charge.

The performance is presented by City Parks Foundation, an organization offering programs throughout NYC parks. City Parks Puppet Mobile, one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country, brings Swedish Cottage productions and puppet making workshops to all corners of the city, free of charge.

June 4, 2013
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MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES NYC BUILD IT BACK PROGRAM TO HELP NEW YORKERS WITH HOMES DAMAGED BY HURRICANE SANDY RECOVER AND REBUILD

Using Federal Aid, NYC Build it Back Addresses Housing Needs for Affected Residents

June 3, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN RESCHEDULES ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that he will be hosting his 11th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, June 9 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage. Due to heavy rain on May 19, the celebration was postponed

 

The program will include ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, Malaysian dance, Burma dance and Chinese dance. A wide array of ethnic food, arts and crafts and prizes will be available as well.

 

June 3, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN OFFERS $1000 REWARD FOR ACT OF RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE AT ST. ANSELM’S

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he is posting a reward of $1000 for the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for the religious desecration discovered this morning on the grounds of St. Anselm’s Roman Catholic Church located on 4thAvenue in Bay Ridge. 

May 31, 2013
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GOLDEN: STUDENTS TO COMPETE FOR TITLE OF “SENATOR FOR A DAY”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) will host his 11th Annual “State Senator for a Day” essay contest ceremonial event tomorrow, Friday, May 31, 2013, starting at 6 p.m., at the Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road. Seventeen students from our local schools have been selected to participate and present their essays before a panel of judges.

 

Earlier this year, Senator Golden asked 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to participate in the contest by writing a 250-word essay starting with the phrase, “If I Were A State Senator For A Day.” The winning essays will be judged on content and creativity. The first place winner will be invited with their class to spend a day in the State Capitol in Albany.

 

May 30, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILL CREATING “DEADBEAT PARENTS MOST WANTED LIST”

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that creates a “deadbeat parents most wanted list” of financially-delinquent parents who are substantially late or behind on child support payments. The bill (S.4114), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), is intended to locate parents who owe more than $10,000 in child support payments.

May 30, 2013
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More Relatives Raising Children Could See Help in Creating Stable Homes

Aunts, Uncles, Adult Siblings and Great-Grandparents Could Seek Guardianship or Custody of Children Whose Own Parents Are Unable to Raise Them

 

ALBANY, N.Y. – Tens of thousands of children in New York being raised by aunts, uncles and adult siblings when their own parents have stepped out of the picture could get a better footing in life under a bill working its way through the New York State Legislature.

 

The “Relative Caregiver Bill” (S2094A/A7189A), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Queens), would give these relatives the same rights as grandparents when raising children whose own parents are unable to do so.

 

May 30, 2013
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Auditions for Les Miserables Coming Soon!!

Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th at Bay Ridge Prep. Check out the flyer for more information!

May 30, 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 11:00 AM, Monday, June 3, 2013 Room 410 LOB

June 3, 11:00 AM - 11:06 AM
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE FINES FOR LITTERING ON HIGHWAYS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would increase the fines for littering on highways and the lands next to them. The bill (S.2311), sponsored by Senator John DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse), doubles the fines for littering.

 

“Littering not only impacts the appearance of the roadways, it also can pose driving hazards, and trash is very costly to remove,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “Stiffening the fines for those who are caught throwing trash on the highways should help to serve as a deterrent, and help to clean up the roadways in our state.”

 

The fine for a first offense would be $700 and $1,400 for a second offense.

 

The bill will be sent to the Assembly.

May 30, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT INEXPERIENCED DRIVERS

Measure Prohibits Use of Phones or Hands-Free Devices By Those With Learner’s Permits

 

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to protect young and inexperienced drivers by helping to remove distractions that could lead to accidents. The legislation (S1511A), sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset), prohibits the use of cell phones – including hands-free devices – by drivers who hold learner’s permits.

 

May 30, 2013
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