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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING REGULATIONS SUSPENDED THROUGH SATURDAY

The New York City Department of Transportation announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Wednesday, February 4th through Saturday, February 7th to facilitate snow removal. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout NYC. For more information, please visit:http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/alternate-side-parking.shtml.

February 3, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST SANDY RECOVERY INFORMATION SESSION

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that he will be hosting a Sandy Recovery Information Session on Saturday, February 14th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the AOH Hall, 2750 Gerritsen Avenue.  This information session with allow individualized attention for residents still recovering to speak with NYC Build it Back, the Neighborhood Housing Services Foreclosure Intervention, as well as information available regarding flood & homeowner insurance, low-interest home repair loans and grants.  

February 3, 2015
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DSNY ISSUES 'SNOW ALERT' FOR WEDNESDAY AT 10PM TO PREPARE EQUIPMENT AND PERSONNEL FOR POSSIBLE STORM

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued an agency preparedness ‘snow alert’ for Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 10 p.m. A snow alert is not a weather forecast, but indicates the potential of a snow event. Calling a snow alert allows DSNY to begin to prepare for a possible response by loading salt spreaders, attaching plows (if necessary), preparing tire chains and notifying other city agencies and supplementary personnel as needed. 

February 3, 2015
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PLEASURE TO HAVE SPOKEN AT THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES CONFERENCE

As the Chairman of the State Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee, was am glad to have spoken at the Public Employees Conference in Albany this morning to those representing the labor workforce throughout New York State

February 3, 2015
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SENATE PASSES THE CRIMINAL STREET GANG ACT SPONSORED BY SENATOR GOLDEN

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to reduce gang violence and protect communities throughout the state. The New York State Criminal Street Gang Act (S1701), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), would prosecute and prevent criminal gang activity by creating tough new penalties for gang-related crimes, as well as develop gang prevention programs for schools, at-risk youth, and prison inmates.

February 2, 2015
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MARINE PARKWAY-GIL HODGES MEMORIAL BRIDE CLOSED TUESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to all traffic beginning Tues., Feb. 3 at 11:59 p.m. until 4 a.m. Wed., Feb 4 for necessary maintenance. 

Detour signs will be in place. Motorists who normally use the bridge during this time must use the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge instead. Crews will be performing maintenance work and multiple test lifts during this time.

February 2, 2015
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LIMITED COLLECTION TO RESUME TODAY AT 7PM

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will resume limited collection throughout the city starting tonight at 7 p.m.  Due to prior Monday holidays and suspensions due to snow operations, DSNY crews will be focusing on collecting recycling in areas scheduled for Monday recycling service.

Residents whose Monday recycling wasn’t collected earlier because of the snowstorms and holidays should place their material out at the curbside.  Residents are asked to place their material out in a cleared area, if possible, to help Sanitation Workers gain access to the cans and bags. 

February 2, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Presentation by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families: “Veterans and Entrepreneurship in New York State”

Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and EntrepreneurshipChair: Senator Martin J. GoldenVice Chair: Senator Richard M. FunkePublic Meeting: Presentation by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families:“Veterans and Entrepreneurship in New York State”Place: Room 410, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 12:00 P.M.Contact: Bob Herz (518) 455-2736Media Contact: Bob Herz (518) 455-2736

February 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Examining police safety and public protection in New York City

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and PensionsChair: Senator Martin J. GoldenPublic Hearing: Examining police safety and public protection in New York CityPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 12:00 P.M.Contact: Lisa Mooney (518) 455-2597Media Contact: Senate Majority Press Office (518) 455-2264ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

February 4, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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BUILD IT BACK - SANDY ASSISTANCE EVENT

One on One Build-It-Back Event

February 14, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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PROPERTY VALUE PUBLIC WORKSHOPS IN BROOKLYN

The New  York  City Department of Finance has scheduled two Notice of Property Value public workshops in Brooklyn.  

This is a good opportunity to meet and discuss with Department of Finance representatives concerns such as your property's market and assessed values;  learn how to dispute your property's assessed value; or learn more about tax benefits and how to apply for them.

The workshops will be held at the following dates and locations in Brooklyn:

-February 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 345 Adams street, 7th floor training room, Brooklyn, NY

January 30, 2015
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2015-2016 EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL INFORMATION

Governor Andrew Cuomo has just unveiled his new Executive Budget Proposal for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year.  

January 29, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN AMONG STATE SENATE LEADERS IN DELAYING NEW YORK’S ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING MANDATE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he is a co-sponsor of legislation (S. 2486), introduced by Senate Health Committee Chairman Kemp Hannon, that would delay the requirement that all prescribers use electronic prescriptions until March 27, 2016.

January 29, 2015
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NYC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ISSUES WEATHER ADVISORY

Light snow expected Thursday night through Friday morning, with dangerously frigid temperatures and life-threatening wind chill to follow Friday through Saturday. 

Seniors, infants, the homeless, and those with chronic medical conditions are at increased risk of health problems from the cold

The New York City Office of Emergency Management today issued a weather advisory for light snow and cold temperatures Thursday night, January 29, through Saturday night, January 31. 

January 29, 2015
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MESSAGE FROM CON EDISON

Extreme weather can cause outages. We're prepared. Here's how you can be ready, too:

January 27, 2015
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SAFTEY TIPS FOR COLD WEATHER

Below are a few safety tips published by the American Red Cross to follow for cold weather and home fire prevention.

January 27, 2015
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News & Views With Senator Golden

Senator Golden talks about Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship Priorities

January 26, 2015
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CON EDISON REMINDS CUSTOMERS TO USE A BLIZZARD OF CAUTION - Company Prepares for Major Snowstorm, Urges Customers to Stay Away from Downed Wires

NEW YORK -- Con Edison crews are preparing for the first major snowstorm of 2015, a nor’easter that could bring up to two feet of snow to parts of the region and cause near white-out conditions. The company

January 26, 2015
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WINTER STORM WARNING - NYC

Notification issued 1/25/15 at 6:33 AM. This is a correction to the previously issued Winter Storm Warning. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch citywide from Monday, 1/26 at 1:00 PM to Wednesday, 1/28 at 12:00 AM. Snow accumulations of 10-14 inches are possible. Visibilities are expected to be approximately one quarter mile or less at times. For updates please visit: http://www.weather.gov/nyc.

January 25, 2015
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON THE MTA FARE HIKE

"The Metropolitan Transit Authority has once again misstepped in approving a plan that digs deeper into the pockets of straphangers and motorists. I am greatly disappointed by the MTA Board’s vote to increase the base fare for those who travel our subways, buses and bridges. As I said when I spoke at the Brooklyn MTA fare hearing, we are again being asked to pay more to travel throughout our City. I encourage transit riders to strongly look into the bonus and discount plans that are available so that they can get more, dollar for dollar, in transportation services.

January 22, 2015
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