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March 12, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN NAMED CHAIR OF SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, INCUBATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has been named Chair of the newly formed New York State Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship. The 11-member committee will focus on expanding the state’s entrepreneurial culture, by creating economic opportunities for State residents through incubators and economic development programs.

 

The Chairmanship was awarded to Senator Golden in recognition of his influential efforts to create a Bio-Bat at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and for his interest and understanding of science, technological, and economic development issues facing New York State.

 

March 1, 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 1:15 PM, Monday, March 4, 2013 Room 410 LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME OF MEETING

March 4, 1:22 PM - 1:27 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO CELEBRATE ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR: THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) together with the Chinese American Partnership Inc., invite the community to join in celebrating the Lunar New Year, the 10th Annual such celebration, on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 2 pm to 5 pm at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601 80th St, in Brooklyn.

The celebration will include cultural performances, Lion Dance, Chinese opera, Gangnam Style Korean dance, performance of Broadway songs, singing and dancing, community information booth, and a small awards presentation. The performances scheduled will feature an array of talent, including professional, senior, youth and children. Admission is free to all.

February 28, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON BAY RIDGE RECOGNITION AS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, WORK AND RAISE A FAMILY

Statement from Senator Golden on the Citizens Committee for Children of New York, Inc. Keeping Track report for 2013, which ranked Bay Ridge as the best place to raise children in Brooklyn:

 

“Keeping Track has finally proved what all of us in Bay Ridge have known for years, this is the greatest community for families. With new schools opening due to increased capital funding from my office, we are striving to shrink classroom sizes. In addition, Bay Ridge has always offered a small town community feel in a big city. It truly is an honor to represent this community.”

February 26, 2013
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE DEADLINE EXTENDED

Residents of thirteen declared counties may apply for FEMA disaster assistance through March 29, 2013

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the deadline for residents living in one of the thirteen disaster-declared counties to register for FEMA assistance has been extended to March 29, 2013. The previous deadline was February 27, 2013.

 

Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Residents in the following counties are eligible for assistance: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Richmond, Rockland, Westchester, Suffolk, Queens, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster.

February 26, 2013
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PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS SELECTED TO BE HEROES

Elected officials will join the Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation, at a press event set for Monday, February 25, 2013, at 12:00 p.m., at the Dyker Golf Course located at 86th Street and 7th Avenue in Brooklyn, to introduce fourteen students selected as “Frankie’s Heroes”.

 

The outstanding youngsters, who will be in attendance, each have an inspiring story of community service or personal health achievement. A luncheon event honoring these students is being planned for March..

 

The proceeds of the fundraising luncheon will benefit the Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation, established to assist the pediatric cancer community. Bay Ridge Toyota is a major event sponsor. For more information on the foundation, visit www.frankiesmission.org

February 21, 2013
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Hit and Runs

Matthew Gary, Jason Williams, and Amjad Barakat. All three of these individuals were victims of hit and runs in Brooklyn. Matthew is currently in Long Island Hospital due to injuries. Jason and Amjad were laid to rest. In December of 2012 alone, there were over 2500 hit and runs in New York City. 2500 individuals fled the scene of the accident. Just in one month. Last year there were more than 26,000 hit and runs in New York City. 26,000 drivers hit people or property, causing damage, injuries, and in some cases loss of life, and drove off without a second thought.

February 21, 2013
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Follow-Up Town Hall for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Senator Golden

is hosting a follow up

Town Hall Meeting

for those affected by Sandy

Monday, February 25, 2013

at 7pm

at P.S. 277 - 2529 Gerritsen Avenue

Agencies invited include:

FEMA, SBA, NFIP

Department of Financial Services,

Departments of Buildings, Health, Finance, Environmental Protection, Rapid Repair

Brooklyn Housing and Family Services

Con Edison, National Grid

the Structural Engineers Association of NY and the American Institute of Architects

Call 718-238-6044 for more information.

 

February 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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March 30, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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March 23, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Verdi Gala 10th Season, Brooklyn's Metro Chamber Orchestra Saturday, February 23, 2013, 8pm

As the Brooklyn Renaissance continues, three local music groups will get together to celebrate the 200th birthday of Italy’s favorite musical son. The Metro Chamber Orchestra, the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale and the Brooklyn Wind Symphony will join together on Saturday, February 23rd, at 8:00 p.m., to celebrate the 200th birthday of the great Italian master Giuseppe Verdi, in the landmark sanctuary of St. Anne and the Holy Trinity, 157 Montague St. Brooklyn.

 

125 performers will join for the grand finale, the Triumphal Scene from the grandest of grand operas, Aida.

 

February 14, 2013
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NYC DOE: Education Council application period starts TOMORROW

The application period for the 2013 Education Council Selection Process begins tomorrow, February 13, and ends March 13, 2013. Parents interested in applying to serve on a Citywide or Community Education Council can apply online or submit a paper application. We encourage you to inform as many parents as you can about this exciting opportunity to take part in supporting the schools in your community.

 

The Division of Family and Community Engagement will accept online and paper applications beginning February 13 until March 13 at 11:59 p.m.

 

§ Parents can apply online at www.NYCParentLeaders.org starting February 13.

 

February 12, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO MEET WITH COMMUNITY IN THE WAKE OF SANDY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery, will host a town hall meeting with residents affected by the storm, tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 7 pm at the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club located at 3076 Emmons Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

Senator Golden has regularly hosted such meetings as a way for people in his district recovering from Sandy, to speak with and meet with City, State and federal agencies directly. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be among the presenters at the meeting.

 

Members of the media are welcome to attend.

February 12, 2013
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GOLDEN: SENATE CRACKS DOWN ON HIT AND RUN DRIVERS

Albany- The New York State Senate today voted to approve legislation sponsored by State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), S. 2503, that will increase the penalties for leaving the scene of an accident where property damage, serious personal injury or death occurs.

 

This bill increases the penalties for drivers who leave the scene of an accident without stopping and/or reporting it, causing property damage, from a Class A Misdemeanor to a Class E Felony. The penalty for repeat hit and run drivers who cause property damage or personal injury, would be elevated from a Class E Felony to a Class D Felony. Drivers who flee from the scene of an accident where someone was killed would now face Class C Felony.

 

February 11, 2013
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