The New York State Senate today passed four bills to promote the safety and well-being of children and families. The measures would prevent felons from working in child day care programs, increase penalties for child endangerment, protect consumers by preventing unauthorized vendors from selling items like baby food, and help keep military families together by eliminating deployment as a barrier to child custody.
This week, May 11th through the 17th, marks National Police Week. This is an opportunity to honor Police Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty protecting the cities, towns and people throughout the United States.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that he has joined the nearly 500 people who have already signed a petition calling on the New York City Council to rename 90th Street and 3rd Avenue in honor of the late Patrice Capo.
Senator Golden, a longtime friend of Patrice and her surviving spouse Michael Diamond, was on record supporting the renaming request originally made to Community Board 10 in the Summer of 2011. The application, which was approved at that time, has since failed to be adopted by City Council to make the street renaming official.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a senior information fair on Thursday, May 14, 2015, starting at 12:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Auditorium located at 9511 4th Avenue (corner of 97th Street and 4th Avenue). The month of May is designated as “Older Americans Month”.
The event will feature the participation of numerous City and State agencies including the Fire Department of New York, New York City Police Department, the Social Security Administration, the New York State Public Service Commission, the MTA Metro Card Mobile Sales Unit, the New York City Departments of Buildings, HRA/Social Services, Sanitation, Health & Mental Hygiene, and the New York State EPIC Program.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) earlier this week honored Teresa McPhail, a Bay Ridge resident and community leader, as a “State Senate Woman of Distinction” at a ceremony held in the State Capitol in Albany.
Teresa McPhail is a longtime resident of Bay Ridge, holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and has devoted much of her life to educating children. Mrs. McPhail has been involved within her faith community for the past forty years, and is currently the Director of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program at Gateway City Church.
Senator Golden unveiled a new NYPD van, made possible by a grant secured through the New York State Senate for the 68th Precinct. The van will serve the public safety needs of the NYPD and the Auxiliary within the confines of the 68th Precinct.
Albany – “In our first legislative act of 2015, the Senate passed the Women’s Equality Package to reaffirm our commitment to strengthen the rights of women and protect those who are most susceptible to abuse and discrimination. I am happy to announce that as a result of our persistence, the Assembly finally followed our lead and voted to approve this important piece of legislation.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3 million has been allocated to the Cooling Assistance Component of the Home Energy Assistance Program to help low-income New Yorkers who suffer from medical conditions aggravated by extreme heat. The program will provide air conditioning units to eligible households for the summer months. Prolonged exposure to high indoor temperatures poses health risks that disproportionately affect those already suffering from medical ailments.
Local departments of social services will accept applications to the program beginning May 1st. The Home Energy Assistance Program is overseen by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join NYPD 68th Precinct Captain Raymond Festino, at an unveiling of a brand new NYPD van, made possible by a grant allocated by Golden, on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. outside the 68th Precinct, located at 333-65th Street.
The van will serve the public safety needs of the NYPD and the Auxiliary within the confines of the 68th Precinct. Members of the media are welcome.
Learn about the importance of screening mammography, gynecological health issues - including ovarian cancer, and taking a proactive approach to prevention. Identify signs and symptoms of breast cancer, how to perform a self-examination, and how to maintain good breast health.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Bay Ridge) and State Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-Southwest Brooklyn) are urging constituents to remain vigilant against the evolving threat of telephone scams. The most recent incarnation involves the scammers calling to threaten arrest for failure to pay past taxes owed or utility fees, unless payment is made through a reloadable debit card easily purchased at local stores. The calls are disguised to appear on caller ID screens as numbers belonging to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or National Grid.