Starting today, residents who are military veterans can apply for a special designation on their New York State driver’s license when they apply for a license renewal.
If you are a qualified U.S. military veteran, who was honorably discharged, and you have a NYS drivers license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card, you can have the word "Veteran" printed on the upper left hand of your photo document.
This measure, which I proudly supported in the New York State Senate, eliminates the need to carry separate documentation to prove that you are a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.
Senator Golden, “…a night of laughter, of tears and true fun in our neighborhood…”
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that ten finalists have been selected to compete in Brooklyn’s 7th Annual Senior Idol to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Angels Auditorium, located at 347 74th Street. The show begins at 7:00PM. Auditions were held with over 30 contestants participating.
The autumn season is a great time to take advantage of some of the best things the Empire State has to offer, including fall foliage, football and apple farms.
Did you know that New York is the #2 apple producer in the country?
With 2013 shaping up to be one of the best years yet for New York State’s apple growers, I encourage all New Yorkers (and tourists!) to visit a local apple orchard this autumn.
There are 654 apple orchards around the state offering a variety of apple products, including cider, doughnuts, wine and, of course, apples. To find the nearest u-pick orchard, visit www.nyapplecountry.com/pick.php. It's a great way to support our local farmers.
Legislation restricts the parental rights of sexual offenders for children born from assault
New law expands access to State Order of Protection Registry for local and state correctional facilities employees
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed two bills that will further shield children from sexual offenders and protect victims of domestic violence.
The first bill restricts the parental rights of convicted sexual offenders when a child is born as a result of sexual assault. The second bill gives certain employees of local and state correctional facilities access to the State Order of Protection Registry so that they can track which inmates should not come into contact with the victims of their crime.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the Shore Road Parks Conservancy, along with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the City Department of Transportation, and the Fort Hamilton Army Base, have planned a major cleanup effort on Shore Road set for the weekend of October 19th and 20th.
Funding Vital for Agency’s Mission to Care for New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the signing of legislation to restore up to $90 million in funding for the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). This law amends the executive budget which called for reducing the agency’s budget by $90 million as a result of a $1.1 billion federal reduction in aid. This funding will allow the agency to continue its vital mission to provide critical care to New Yorkers with developmental disabilities while reversing decades of mismanagement and overpayments that resulted in a decline of services to this vulnerable population.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblymembers Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 64th District) and Joan Millman (D-52nd District), today have sent a letter to MTA President and CEO Thomas Prendergast, asking that the MTA extend the B 37, when the route is restored next year, past the Barclays Center as currently proposed.
Previously, the B 37 bus route terminated approximately ten blocks past the Barclays Center to Court Street/Livingston Street.
Joint - Senate Standing Committee on BanksChair: Senator Joseph GriffoSenate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military AffairsChair: Senator Greg BallSenate Standing Committee on InsuranceChair: Senator James SewardSenate Standing Committee on Commerce, Economic Developmentand Small BusinessChair: Senator David ValeskySenate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and EntrepreneurshipChair: Senator Martin GoldenSenate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and CorrectionChair: Senator Patrick M. GallivanPublic Hearing: Cybersecurity: Defending New York from cyber attacksPlace: The Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome, New YorkTime: 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.Contact: Dwight Evans (518) 455-3334Media Contact: Rayan Aguam (315) 793-9072ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), is announcing that Public School 222 has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the “Exemplary High Performing” category by the United States Department of Education. In its 31-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,500 of America’s schools.
The current principal, Theresa Oliveri and former principal, Louise Blake will be attending a ceremony to accept the award with only 236 other public schools nationwide, in Washington D.C. in November.
I am proud to partner with Coney Island Hospital to make the flu vaccination available at no cost to residents of my district. I wish to remind everyone how important it is get a flu shot so to keep from falling ill this winter.
An appointment can be made by calling Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.
During the month of October the Scandinavian East Coast Museum is sponsoring its annual Viking Essay Contest, for children from 4th – 6th grade. This year’s topic is, “Norwegian Traditions,” the 17th of May Parade’s (Norwegian Day Parade) theme for 2013.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a community meeting for the residents affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach areas on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 227, located at 2529 Gerritsen Avenue.
Senator Golden will welcome officials from Build It Back, National Flood Insurance Program, Small Business Administration, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Financial Services, The Army Corps of Engineers, The New York City Department of Buildings, The Health Department, City of New York, The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and The New York City Department of Transportation.