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Blood Drive Tomorrow/Street Closures Summer Stroll Friday

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

5% nationwide

 

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 

One pint of blood can save up to 3 lives!

 

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August 13, 2013
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON AN NYPD MONITOR

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:

August 12, 2013
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August 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Sea Life Story Time at the Brooklyn Public Library

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

 

 

Activities include:

August 9, 2013
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Golden, Malliotakis to host free Heart and Stroke Screenings

Screenings will include free:

1. Echocardiogram-A test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart. It shows the function, size, shape and movement of the heart muscle and valves.

2. Carotid Ultrasound- Screen for blockage or narrowing of the carotid artery, which if present can increase risk of stroke.

3. Ankle-Brachial Index- Diagnosis PAD. Individuals with high Ankle-brachial index are more likely to have a heart attack.

4. Thyroid Ultrasound-This test identifies and monitors the growth of nodules that could be cancerous.

 

Call 718-238-6044 for an appointment.

September 10, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Golden, Malliotakis to host free Heart and Stroke Screenings

Screenings will include free:

1. Echocardiogram-A test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart. It shows the function, size, shape and movement of the heart muscle and valves.

2. Carotid Ultrasound- Screen for blockage or narrowing of the carotid artery, which if present can increase risk of stroke.

3. Ankle-Brachial Index- Diagnosis PAD. Individuals with high Ankle-brachial index are more likely to have a heart attack.

4. Thyroid Ultrasound-This test identifies and monitors the growth of nodules that could be cancerous.

 

Call 718-238-6044 for an appointment.

September 5, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Golden, Malliotakis to host free Heart and Stroke Screenings

Screenings will include free:

1. Echocardiogram-A test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart. It shows the function, size, shape and movement of the heart muscle and valves.

2. Carotid Ultrasound- Screen for blockage or narrowing of the carotid artery, which if present can increase risk of stroke.

3. Ankle-Brachial Index- Diagnosis PAD. Individuals with high Ankle-brachial index are more likely to have a heart attack.

4. Thyroid Ultrasound-This test identifies and monitors the growth of nodules that could be cancerous.

 

Call 718-238-6044 for an appointment.

August 27, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON TIME WARNER CABLE AND CBS CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the followed statement in regarding to the current negotiations between Time Warner Cable and CBS and is urging a timely resolution:

 

“I am very hopeful that CBS and Time Warner Cable can resolve their retransmission consent dispute soon. However, in the meantime, my constituents and other New Yorkers are being unfairly treated by CBS who has taken the unprecedented step to block TWC broadband subscribers from accessing its programs online.

 

August 7, 2013
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New Pet Protection Laws

As an animal lover, I know first-hand that there’s something truly special about the bond between a family and their pets.

 

But too many times, New Yorkers have brought a new pet home to become part of the family, only to discover that the animal has a serious medical condition. That is why I was pleased to support the expanded “Pet Lemon Law.”

 

August 6, 2013
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August 15, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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GOVERNOR SIGNS INTO LAW HEALTH CARE PROXY BILL

This Legislation, Sponsored by Senator Golden, would require certain state agencies to provide health care proxy information on their websites.

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today praised Governor Cuomo for signing S4422 into law. This legislation, sponsored by Senator Golden, would require certain state agencies to post health care proxy information on their websites. 

The New York Health Care Proxy Law allows you to appoint someone you trust — for example, a family member or close friend – to make health care decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself. By appointing a health care agent, you can make sure that health care providers follow your wishes.

August 2, 2013
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BROOKLYN LAWMAKERS TO ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO CLOSE UNLICENSED DAY SPAS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn/Staten Island) will host a press conference tomorrow, Friday, August 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m, outside the Shirley Day Spa located at 7811-5th Avenue , to announce the introduction of legislation that would end the late hours of operation of day spas, increase penalties for violations, and crack down on prostitution, sex trafficking and human trafficking.

 

Recently, District Attorney Hynes and the NYPD shut down almost a dozen day spas in the area and arrested 19 workers. Golden and Malliotakis have received complaints about numerous other spas in the area since the arrests earlier this month.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

August 1, 2013
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Reading doesn't end in the summer - our children should be reading all year round!

Proud to have sponsored, with Cablevision and former New York Knicks star John Starks, a Summer Reading event at the Gravesend Library. Reading doesn't end in the summer - our children should be reading all year round

July 31, 2013
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MAYOR BLOOMBERG APPROVES GOLDEN’S REQUEST FOR FERRY SERVICE IN LIGHT OF THE R TRAIN DISRUPTIONS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement, having partnered with Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the wake of the planned Montague Street Tunnel closure, that will disrupt R train service from Brooklyn to Manhattan, praising the reinstatement of ferry service from the 58th Street Pier, starting Monday. 

July 30, 2013
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS CALL ON MTA BOARD TO VOTE TO RESTORE B37 BUS SERVICE

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Staten Island/Brooklyn) today hosted a press conference on the corner of Bay Ridge Parkway and 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge to call on the MTA Board to vote to restore B37 bus service. The B37, which was discontinued in June of 2010, connected Bay Ridge with downtown Brooklyn along 3rd Avenue, providing much needed economic development and necessary transportation options to Bay Ridge businesses and residents.

 

July 18, 2013
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS, PRAISE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR REVERSING THEIR POLICY REGARDING AID GRANTS

Previously, The SBA had ruled that loans, even if not taken, would count against Sandy aid grants.

 

 

Brooklyn, NY – Following pressure from New York City elected officials and residents, the Federal Government has revised it’s policy regarding SBA loans and how they affect aid grants. Previously, any loan, even if it was turned down was counted against aid money given by New York City. Now loan money that was not accepted will not be counted against those individuals who are looking to repair their homes.

 

July 18, 2013
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STATE SENATOR GOLDEN THANKS MTA FOR PROGRESS ON PLANS TO ACCOMMODATE RIDERS DURING R TRAIN TUNNEL CLOSURE, CALLS ON MTA TO ADD ADDITIONAL SERVICES.

 

 

Golden, who has sent multiple letters and has had several meetings with the MTA, calls on NYC and MTA to meet additional service requests during the Montague Street Tunnel Closure

 

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I), after receiving a response letter from MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas F. Prendergast regarding service changes to accommodate the R Train Montague Tunnel closure, issued the following statement:

 

July 18, 2013
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Third Avenue bus poised to return

This week, we learned that the MTA board will be meeting next week to discuss this restoration of the B37 bus route. This is great news for riders, residents and businesses, and for our community as a whole. While this news is not official until the board votes, I believe, due to our efforts, that the B37 will return. Rest assured I will continue to press the MTA until this is a done deal.

July 18, 2013
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS TO CALL ON MTA BOARD TO VOTE RESTORE B 37

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn/Staten Island) will host a press conference tomorrow morning, Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., at the corner of 75th Street and 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn, calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board to vote, at their meeting next Wednesday, to restore the B 37 bus.

 

Merchant leaders and community residents have been invited to join the legislators at the press event.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

July 17, 2013
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