This Wednesday, August 28th, marks the 50th anniversary of the "March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom."
That historic day in 1963 is now perhaps best remembered for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, which has taken its place among the most important speeches in our nation's history.
Dr. King's "Dream" that his children would "one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character" still inspires millions of Americans to this day.
We wanted to share this photo contest with you, in the hope that you'll send it to your friends and colleagues. The contest is for Education Professionals and parents in NYC, as we head into the start of the year. There is no purchase necessary. Entry is totally free. The prize is an iPad.
We know that you're busy, in this back-to-school season, and we appreciate your time! (We also think teachers and parents would appreciate the chance to win an iPad!)
Family Day in McKinley Park & A performance by The Italian Opera Company in Bensonhurst Park this week
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is reminding residents of two free upcoming events for the community. These events will take place this week in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, and are an opportunity for residents to enjoy the last few days of summer with family and friends in our local community parks.
This Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 5pm to 7:30pm is the annual Family Day event in McKinley Park. This event will have music, games, rides, and karaoke for the whole family to enjoy.
Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and EntrepreneurshipChair: Senator Martin GoldenPublic Meeting: To gather information for the development of policy on GrowingComputer and Video Game Development in New YorkPlace: RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity(MAGIC), 1600 Student Innovation Hall, Bldg. 87, Rochester Instituteof Technology, 102 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, New YorkTime: 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.Contact: Meg Brown (518) 455-2730Media Contact: Ray Riley (718) 238-6044ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and EntrepreneurshipChair: Senator Martin GoldenPublic Meeting: To gather information for the development of policy on GrowingComputer and Video Game Development in New YorkPlace: Pfizer Auditorium, Dibner Building, 5 MetroTech Center,Brooklyn, New YorkTime: 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.Contact: Meg Brown (518) 455-2730Media Contact: Ray Riley (718) 238-6044ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Golden (R-C-I), following the New York City Council vote to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of The Community Safe Act, issued the following statement:
“Today the New York City Council voted to make New York City less safe. These bills will do nothing to further the safety and security of New Yorkers. As a former police officer, I can tell you that instituting these policies will tie the hands of the New York City Police Department, make the job of a Police Officer harder, and make being a successful criminal easier. The blood of the innocent is now on the hands of the City Council members who supported this flawed and misguided piece of legislation.”
Brooklyn, NY – Following reports that ferry service from the Brooklyn Army Terminal to Manhattan is being extended until January, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) issued the following statement:
“For years, ferry service has been a top priority for me, and I am happy to report that it looks like the Brooklyn to Manhattan Ferry is now set to run through January. This is not a permanent solution, but a step in the right direction, and will continue to provide an appropriate alternative while the R train remains under construction. I will continue to lobby for a permanent ferry for all of our residents, and I ask all members of the community to help increase ridership by telling their friends, neighbors, and family that the ferry to Manhattan continues!”
New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is now requiring all Basic STAR recipients to register with the New York State Department of Finance in addition to NYC application process.
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today is reminding homeowners who receives a Basic STAR property tax exemption will need to register with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance to keep getting the STAR exemption in 2014 and beyond. This is part of a new effort to eliminate fraud and protect property taxpayers.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that in response to his complaint made to the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation Development, nine non-emergency Class B violations have been issued to the property at 7701 Ridge Boulevard.
The violations cite the accumulation of refuse, rubbish and poorly maintained conditions on the property, as well as violations to repair the waste water line, abate the evidence of a water leak on the ceilings and walls, the need to replace electrical, repair locks on doors, floors and more. The full listing of violations can be found at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
Senator Golden recently met with officials from the Department of Transportation Arterial Maintenance Division, as well as officials with the Parks Department, regarding maintenance issues related to the tree pits, overgrown weeds and grass, along the bike path in and around the Bridges that cross the Belt Parkway.
Please know that today, we have been advised that crews were assigned to complete work today from 65th Street to 92nd Street, and it is the plan that a second crew will be dispatch and assigned, to clean up the bike path area from 92nd Street through Bay Parkway.
Event, hosted by Catholic Charities and OLA Human Service Center, gives school supplies donated by community to children in need at their August 22 event
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) is calling on community residents to join him in donating school supplies for local children in need. Partnering with Catholic Charities and Our Lady of Angels Human Service Center, Senator Golden is asking residents to donate backpacks, notebooks, folders, pens, and pencils for those children who are most in need. The supplies will be given out at the 3rd Annual Back to School Event.
Legislators offer health services at district office
Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are teaming up with Heartscan Services to offer free heart and stroke screenings at their district office. A variety of tests aimed at early detection and prevention of health risks will be offered on August 27th, September 5th and September 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 7408 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.
On Wednesday, August 14th the 68th Precinct will be hosting a blood drive between the hours of 1pm and 7pm. There will be a blood mobile in front of the precinct located at 333 65th Street. If you can, please try to donate as this really is the gift of life.
DID YOU KNOW…
Only 2% of New Yorkers donate blood compared to
Over 2,000 pints of blood are needed EVERY DAY to meet the needs of patients in over 200 New York and New Jersey hospitals
Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former Police Officer in the NYPD, today has issued the following statement regarding the decision by US District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin to impose an NYPD Monitor:
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium and the Brooklyn Public Library have teamed up to host Sea Life Story Time, a series of free events designed to encourage literacy and science learning among children of all ages.
Sea Life Story time events will be held at three different Brooklyn Public Library branches on select dates between August 13 and August 16.
Tuesday, August 13 at 2 p.m. - Cypress Hills branch, 1197 Sutter Ave. at Crystal St.
Thursday, August 15 at 2 p.m. - Dyker branch, 8202 13th Avenue at 82nd St.
Friday, August 16 at 2 p.m. - Windsor Terrace branch, 160 E. 5th St. at Fort Hamilton Pkwy