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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST FREE SHREDDING EVENTS TO HELP YOU PROTECT AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT

Brooklyn –State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that he will host two free shredding events, at both of his district offices during the month of October, to assist residents in protecting themselves against identity theft.

 

The shredding truck will be parked outside Senator Golden’s office at 7408-5th Avenue on Saturday, October 18th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and will be outside his satellite office located at 3604 Quentin Road the following day, Sunday, October 19th, also from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Residents are invited to bring as many personal documents as they wish to shred.

 

September 30, 2014
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN URGES YOU TO GET YOUR FLU VACCINE AHEAD OF WINTER SEASON

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he is partnering with Coney Island Hospital to host a series of free flu shot events ahead of this Winter season for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are encouraging to get the annual influenza vaccine.

 

Free flu shots will be available to the community on:

 

*Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Our Lady of Grace Auditorium, 435 Avenue W

 

*Thursday, October 9, 2014, Bay Ridge Manor, 476-76th Street

 

*Friday, October 17, 2014, Carmine Carro Center, 3000 Fillmore Avenue

 

September 30, 2014
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METRO CARD VAN TO VISIT SENATOR GOLDEN'S DISTRICT OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled the Metro Card Van to visit his Bay Ridge District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.

For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044.

September 23, 2014
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Golden Introduces Online Privacy Bill To Protect New Yorkers Against Hackers, Misuse of Private Information

State Senator Martin Golden (R, C, I) has introduced legislation to protect the online privacy of New Yorkers from hackers and to insure that owners of email accounts and web services keep personal information totally private, to require rapid notification of any breach of email accounts or credit cards, and to enforce penalties against the owners of email and web services when such breaches occur. The bill is called “The New York State Online Privacy Act.”

 

September 22, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES SANDY RECOVERY ASSISTANCE EVENTS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that as the second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy approaches, he continues to organize recovery efforts to assist residents as they continue to rebuild in the Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach sections of his district.

 

Senator Golden, in partnership with New York City’s Build It Back Program, will be hosting a series of customer service events on Friday, September 26th and Friday, October 24th, both from 12pm to 8pm at the Ancient Order of Hibernians located at 2750 Gerritsen Avenue.

These events will allow for individualized one on one attention for residents to meet with program officials.

 

September 22, 2014
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Delivering Tax Relief

With so many hardworking families having a challenging time making ends meet, I have consistently made family tax relief one of my top priorities.

 

That is why I am pleased to inform you about some of the new tax relief measures I’ve championed that will soon be helping local families throughout our region.

 

$350 Family Tax Relief Checks -- In the coming weeks, thousands of local families with children under the age of 17 will begin receiving a $350 check in the mail. These family tax relief checks, which are designed to help families cope with the rising cost of raising a child, will provide more than $400 million in direct tax relief.

 

September 19, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN HOSTED ROUNDTABLE ON GROWING THE FUTURE IN COMPUTER AND VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT IN NEW YORK

Brooklyn,  NY  – On Tuesday, September 16, the New York State  Senate  Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation,  & Entrepreneurship, chaired by State Senator Martin J. Golden, sponsored “Growing The Future in  Computer  and  Video  Game Development in New York” to discuss expanding the $111 billion dollar industry in New York.  

September 18, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN BRINGS AWARENESS TO IMMIGRANT RESTITUTION FUND

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is providing information regarding the Immigrant Restitution Fund established by the New York State Attorney General to compensate individuals who were defrauded by two of the nation’s largest immigration services organizations – the International Immigrants Foundation, Inc (IIF) and the International Professional Association Inc., (IPA).

 

Senator Golden has been contacted by the New York Legal Assistance Group to help increase awareness of the claim form deadline of Thursday, October 23, 2014. The forms, available in both English and Spanish, can be submitted online or via regular mail, and can be found at http://nylag.org/ipa.

 

September 15, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES EXTENSION OF WTC DISABILITY LAW

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to solidify New York State’s commitment to those who have fallen ill in the wake of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero, and sign legislation, S7628-A/A9562-A, (GOLDEN/ABBATE) into law.

 

S7628-A/A9562-A, approved by both houses of the New York State Legislature, would amend State law governing injuries and illnesses suffered due to participation in the rescue, recovery and cleanup in the wake of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. This legislation would reopen the notice of participation, and extend the deadline in which to file as having a World Trade Center related condition, for those yet to submit an application.

 

September 12, 2014
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13th Anniversary of September 11th

This year we pay our respects to the 13th anniversary of September 11. For over a decade now, my office has hosted a memorial event on the American Veterans Memorial Pier, in the shadows of where the Twin Towers once stood, commemorating the lives lost and heroism we saw that day.

We remember those we lost in our community, our city and our nation, both civilian and first responders, and salute the brave men and women who protect our freedom by serving in the armed forces.

September 11, 2014
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GOLDEN TO HOST NEW INDUSTRY AND ENTREPRENEURS ROUNDTABLE: GROWING COMPUTER AND VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT IN NEW YORK

Brooklyn – New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, is announcing that he will be hosting a roundtable meeting of the Committee entitled, “New Industry and Entrepreneurs Roundtable: Growing Computer and Video Game Development in New York” next Tuesday, September 16, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Marine Academic Center Rotunda at Kingsborough Community College, located at 2001 Oriental Boulevard.

 

September 9, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN PLANS ANNUAL MEMORIAL CEREMONIES TO COMMEMORATE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his annual September 11th Memorials to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

Senator Golden will host a memorial in Marine Park, at Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway, at 6:00 p.m., and Senator Golden is inviting residents to attend the memorial he is planning on the American Veterans Memorial Pier, at Shore Road and Bay Ridge Avenue, at 7:30 p.m.

 

September 8, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN CONTINUES CALL FOR SMART CHIP TECHNOLOGY IN WAKE OF HOME DEPOT POTENTIAL SECURITY BREACH

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is renewing calls for New York State to adopt smart chip technology for debit and credit cards, in the wake of the possible security breach being investigated by Home Depot. Media reports indicate that Home Depot is looking into unusual activity related to credit and debit cards of store customers and are working with law enforcement and bank officials.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “Today, I renew my efforts to mandate smart chip technology here in New York State. There is no reason to delay this upgrade on our credit and debit cards, and as each day passes, we see a greater urgency to put better protections in place to prevent financial identity theft.”

 

September 3, 2014
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LOCAL STATE OFFICIALS TO URGE SENIORS TO SIGN UP FOR NEW AND IMPROVED ACCESS A RIDE SERVICE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island), will host a press conference on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., at the Fort Hamilton Senior Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway, to bring awareness of the new and improved access a ride service, and encourage senior and disable citizens to apply for it to meet their transportation needs.

 

Southwest Brooklyn is home to one of the largest senior populations in the City of New York, and recent information brought forth at a public hearing, highlighted the need for more information about this New York City Transit Authority service to be made available.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

September 3, 2014
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Go Gold Bay Ridge Update- Volunteer September 7th!

Volunteers needed for Sunday, September 7th!

 

Our mission is to "gold" as much of Bay Ridge as possible in a single day. Volunteers will be going out into the neighborhood to tie gold ribbons around trees and distribute information. Families, friends, neighbors, schools, scout troops - everyone is invited to help!

 

Team leaders and volunteers are needed. You can build your own team or join one of the ones that will be forming. Bay Ridge Cares will provide the ribbons and materials.

 

If you would like to participate, please let us know by Tuesday 9/2 via email to bayridgecares@gmail.com or Facebook message. We will provide the details on where to meet up by the end of the week.

 

Bay Ridge is going to shine!

August 29, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR NYPD HEROES LIVING AMONG US

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, will honor a six members of New York's Finest at an awards ceremony to be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., at the 62nd Precinct Stationhouse, located at 1925 Bath Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

Captain William G. Taylor, Commanding Officer of the 62nd Precinct, will join Senator Golden in honoring police officers involved in three life saving incidents, over the past two weeks.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

 

August 26, 2014
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ELECTED OFFICIALS ASK PARKS DEPARTMENT TO LIGHT THE UNISPHERE GOLD IN SEPTEMBER FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has authored the attached letter, with his colleagues in federal, state and city government, to Parks Commissioner Mitchelll asking his support and participation in the Empire Go Gold campaign, to light up the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Park in Corona, Queens.

 

In addition to Senator Golden, the letter is signed by Congressman Michael G. Grimm, Assemblyman Alec-Brook Krasny, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, City Councilman Vincent J. Gentile and City Councilman Eric Ulrich.

 

August 21, 2014
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MALLIOTAKIS, GOLDEN ADD MORE DATES TO ‘YOGA IN THE PARK’

(***Photo Caption***) Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Sen. Marty Golden take part in Yoga in the Park.

 

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Sen. Marty Golden (R,C,I-South Brooklyn), are announcing plans to host two additional yoga classes with Yoga in Bay Ridge in September. The series of events, which started in June, have been so successful that the lawmakers decided to extend the program through the end of the summer weather.

 

The complete remaining schedule of free classes are held at Shore Road Park (enter at 79th Street and Shore Road), is as follows:

 

Tuesday, August 12th at 7:00pm

Saturday, August 30th at 9:00am

Monday, September 8th at 6:30 pm (added date!)

August 8, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT REGARDING PLANNED MARCH ON VERRAZANO NARROWS BRIDGE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement regarding the announcement by Reverend Al Sharpton of the National Action Network to lead a march across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge on Saturday, August 23rd:

 

August 7, 2014
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