(Brooklyn, NY)-Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13), Senator Marty Golden and Community Board 10 Chairman Craig Eaton today announced that, at their request, the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) has agreed to send outreach teams to Bay Ridge to help homeless individuals congregating at several sites throughout the community.Earlier this month, Fossella, Golden and Eaton asked DHS to target eight sites in Bay Ridge where homeless individuals have been recently congregating. The sites were identified by Community Board 10 in a November survey for DHS.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today is applauding the decision of Chancellor Matthew Goldstein to enforce the regulations of the City University of New York and urge the dismantling of an inappropriate sign naming the community and student center after "Guillermo Morales and Assata Shakur".
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting a joint community Christmas and New Year celebration, in conjunction with Chinese Radio NY, at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601-80th Street, on Sunday, December 17, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event and program will feature a seasonal celebration including a chorus performance, as well as solo performances by professional singers and dancers, raffles and gifts. Santa Claus will be making a special visit from the North Pole to see the students and families.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Education, is today announcing that he will be hosting an Education Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 205 at 6701 20th Avenue in Brooklyn.
Senator Marty Golden will be joined by Region 7 Instructional Superintendent Dorita Gibson and Region 7 Deputy Superintendent Dr. Laura Feijoo .
Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, yesterday testified before the New York State Senate Health Committee hearing in Albany, in opposition to a report of theStateCommission on Health Care Facilitiesin the 21st Century,that recommends that Brooklyn's Victory Memorial Hospital be closed.
[Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13), Senator Marty Golden and Community Board 10 Chairman Craig Eaton today called on the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to send outreach teams to Bay Ridge to help homeless individuals congregating at several sites throughout the community.The call for action comes in response to a recent survey conducted by Community Board 10 that found homeless individuals congregating at eight sites in Bay Ridge.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will be host a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and holiday celebration in preparation for the upcoming Christmas and holiday season on Monday, December 4, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. At Lady Moody Square Park, at Avenue U and Van Sicklen Street.
The celebration will feature traditional carolers, hot cocoa, candy canes and a special visit from Santa Claus. Local school children have been invited to perform at the event.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with Lutheran Medical Center, will offer 100 free flu shots to the community on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street. Senator Marty Golden stated, "I was proud to partner with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York to make available the flu vaccination to this community at no cost in early November. It is so important that everyone who should get a flu shot does in fact get the vaccination.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer and a founding member of CERT 1 NYC is announcing that an event is planned for Monday, December 4, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476-76th Street in Brooklyn, to publicly recognize CERT 1 NYC’s receipt of the President’s Call to Service Award, the nation’s highest volunteer award. The event will also honor CERT 1 NYC President Lou Trimboli. Founding members will also receive special recognition as well at "CERT NIGHT".
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting a ceremony to light a Christmas Tree tomorrow night, Friday, December 1, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. at McKinley Park located at 75th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway.The event will feature a special visit from Santa Claus, hot chocolate, cookies and musical entertainment. The Christmas Tree and lights are courtesy of Senator Marty Golden.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging, issued a letter today asking for the State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century to reconsider the recommendation to close Victory Memorial Hospital located inBrooklyn. Senator Golden is working with local elected officials, including Congressman Vito Fossella, Assemblyman Matthew Mirones and City Councilman Vincent Gentile, to address the issue and to urge a reconsideration of this recommendation.The text of the letter is below.
Brooklyn- Seniors who did not sign up for a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan, or those who want to change plans, have an opportunity to do so penalty free during the six week period which began Nov. 15th and continues through Dec. 31st.This period is an "open enrollment window" during which seniors and disabled can take another look at their drug coverage, and change it if they want to. People who are satisfied with their current plan will be automatically re-enrolled unless they want to make a change.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today issued the following statement on the New York State Court of Appeals ruling overturning Governor Pataki’s civil confinement of sex offenders policy:
Senator Marty Golden "I am appalled, as should all New Yorkers be, that the State’s highest court has let the people down and have endangered the public safety of all citizens. Sexual predators pose a threat to society and this is a matter that must be addressed immediately.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will be hosting a series of Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies and holiday celebrations throughout the community in preparation for the upcoming Christmas and holiday season and is inviting all community residents to participate and to get into the spirit.
Each celebration will feature traditional carolers, hot cocoa, candy canes and a special visit from Santa Claus. Local school children have been invited to perform at each event.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced construction of the new and nationally unique $6 million CityParks Junior Golf Center, in Dyker Beach Park in Brooklyn. The facility will have a six-hole course, driving range, and practice facility with free golf instruction. The Center, available to those ages 5 through 17 and their accompanying parents and guardians, is expected to open in September, 2007.
New York, NY – New York City Council Minority Leader James S. Oddo (R-Brooklyn/Staten Island) and New York State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) announced today that they have allocated $25,000 to the American Italian Coalition of Organizations (AMICO) as part of the City Council’sImmigrant Opportunities Initiative.The funding will be utilized by the AMICO Senior Center to provide weekly English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for new immigrants.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Education, announced at a meeting last night of the Parent Teacher Association of Public School 229, that the school is set to expand to Pre-K to 8th Grade by September 2009, with the building of an extension which will house an additional 600 students.
The project will enter the design phase immediately and will be completed by Summer 2007. Construction will begin in September 2007 and occupancy of the building by students will happen by September 2009.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, with the Bay Ridge Bensonhurst Parks Task Force, will host a special Halloween celebration, "The 2006 Haunted Halloween Walk and Fair", on Tuesday, October 31st, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park located at 68th Street and Colonial Road.
Brooklyn – Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced that St. Patrick’s School and Our Lady of Grace School both of Brooklyn will receive a total of 20 refurbished computers to support the schools’ educational programs. The computers were made available through a state program administered by the New York Power Authority (NYPA).“Computers are an essential resource in today’s technology driven learning environment,” said Senator Golden. “The donation of these computers will help our young students at St.