Lawmakers seek to prevent disaster-related gas shortages
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) today joined Assembly members Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) and Pete Lopez (R,C,I-Schoharie) in announcing that they are drafting new legislation to help prevent the long lines and long waits for gas that occurred following Superstorm Sandy.
In many cases, gas stations that had fuel were unable to remain open due to lack of electricity. This caused gas shortages and rationing downstate resulting in frustratingly tiring lines at the gas pump.
Brooklyn, NY. – January 2, 2013 -- The Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation, (www.FrankiesMission.org), a non-profit serving pediatric cancer patients nationwide, will host their second annual event to celebrate children and teens who demonstrate outstanding qualities and values toward inspiring and bettering the lives of others and their community. The inaugural ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 10th, and will take place at New York City Events-Dyker Beach Catering and the proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s mission of assisting the pediatric cancer community.
The Foundation is encouraging the community to send a detailed paragraph by Wednesday, January 30th to info@FrankiesMission.org to nominate children and teens to be one of “Frankie’s Heroes” who:
Brooklyn- In the wake of the shooting of three New York City Police Officers this week, and the killing of a Nassau County police officer last fall, Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has renewed his call to reinstate the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is encouraging residents to donate their Christmas trees to our City’s environment at a designated City park next weekend. Mulchfest 2013, “TREECYCLE” will have two locations in Senator Golden’s district on January 12th and 13th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in both Owl’s Head Park (68th Street and Colonial Road) and Marine Park (Avenue U and East 33rd Street).
Senator Marty Golden stated, “As the Christmas season winds down, what better way to dispose of your Christmas tree than by giving the environment of New York City a present. Last year, many local residents participated, as it makes you feel good knowing that the tree is not just going to end up in the garbage.”
Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions
Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims
Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be at locations in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Nassau County and Suffolk County to help homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy.
The Department's representatives will be available to meet with residents inside the agency's Mobile Command Center, which will be stationed at these locations:
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that through the efforts of his office, a new FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will officially open tomorrow morning in Sheepshead Bay at the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club located at 3076 Emmons Avenue.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “My office and I have worked diligently over this past holiday weekend to have this site made handicapped accessible and sufficient to house a Disaster Recovery Center for the people of Sheepshead Bay and Southwest Brooklyn. It is important that the residents effected by Sandy have this opportunity to get the information and the answers they need as they continue to rebuild in the wake of this storm.”
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is applauding the City of New York for their decision to extend the NYC Rapid Repairs program application deadline until January 14, 2013 for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Senator Marty Golden stated, "As much of NYC continues to recover and rebuild from Sandy, we must remember that some people who are eligible for the Rapid Repairs Program may have not yet applied. With the deadline having been tonight, I believe Mayor Bloomberg made the right decision in extending the deadline."
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will welcome officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the New York City Departments of Health, Finance and Buildings, the NYC Rapid Repairs Program, and the New York State Department of Financial Services (Insurance) at a follow up town hall meeting to be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 277 located at 2529 Gerritsen Avenue.
The meetings are designed to give residents of Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Manahttan Beach, an opportunity to discuss ongoing Sandy recovery efforts with key officials.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today applauding the efforts of the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department, led by Assistant Chief Doreen Garson, for hosting a truly spectacular event last evening at the Vollies Hall in Gerritsen Beach.
Area Projects Among Winners of Regional Economic Development Council Awards
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Regional Economic Development Council, today announced that twenty job creation projects in the Kings County will receive critically important state funds through the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled the Metro Card Van to the first visit of the New Year for his Bay Ridge District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue, for Monday, January 7, 2012 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.
For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044.
Brooklyn – On the eve of a vote by the Metropolitan Transit Authority to increase fares, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) are again urging Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota and all board members, to oppose the plan to raise tolls on the Verrazano-Bridge at tomorrow's meeting.
The plan would make the Verrazano Bridge the most expensive bridge in the world. The MTA is considering a plan to raise the cash payment $2 dollars to $15 and the increase would be $1.06 for those with E-Z Pass.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today visited the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults to announce that has secured a $65,000 grant to replace the van that was totaled in the car accident on this past Spring.
Senator Golden was joined by the staff, administration and members of the Bay Ridge Center for the announcement of the gift of new wheels.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “I have proudly secured a grant for $65,000 to purchase a new van and replace the one damaged in the accident. The moment I heard of the accident my first thought was to make sure that everyone was okay. But once I knew that there was no major injuries, my mind immediately turned to thinking of how I could help replace this van.”
Senator Golden, Congressman Grimm and Assemblywoman Malliotakis Call on MTA Chairman Lhota and Board Members to Reject Toll Hike Proposal
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) this afternoon have authored a letter to Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota, and all MTA Board Members, urging them to oppose the plan to raise tolls on the Verrazano-Bridge at the December 19th Board meeting.
In the letter, the elected officials wrote, “In these difficult economic times, the last thing New Yorkers need is the burden of additional travel expenses. The proposal now before
More Than 59,000 New Yorkers Hired Via Jobs Express Since October 2011
As Extended Unemployment Benefits Expire, Governor Urges Long-Term Unemployed to Apply For These Jobs
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Jobs Express, a website designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment, currently has more than 74,000 job openings available.
The site has helped more than 59,000 individuals find work since its October 2011 launch. As extended unemployment benefits expire for thousands of New Yorkers this month, the Governor urges long-term unemployed, now more than ever to apply for these jobs.