NEW YORK – Con Edison is warning its customers about a scam in which someone seeks to steal their identity by telling them President Obama has set aside money to cover utility bills.
Here’s how it works: A scammer contacts a customer by phone, text message or other means and says President Obama is providing credits or applying payments to utility bills. The scammer asks the customer for their Social Security number and Con Edison account information.
The scammer then provides the customer with the number of an out-of-state bank account and the routing number and instructs the customer to use that information to make a bill payment to Con Edison.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will present a New York State Senate Resolution, J. 3367, honoring the life and career of Mets legend Gary Carter, during festivities on the field at MCU Park, 1940 Surf Avenue, at 6:00 p.m., prior to the scheduled June 29th Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Aberdeen IronBirds.
Senator Golden will present the resolution, which passed the State Senate following the death of Gary Carter earlier this year.
Friday night will be “Gary Carter Night” at MCU Park in honor of the former MLB legend, and will also serve as a fundraiser for the Gary Carter Foundation.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the 5th Annual Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the park field located at 82nd Street and Shore Road.
The event will feature music by 8 live bands, face painters, games, prizes, rides for the kids, gift and dinner raffles, 50/50 Raffles and more. Those who will be attending can bring their own picnic basket or purchase from the barbecue a variety of items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, drinks, snacks, ice cream and more.
Proceeds to benefit the 68th Precinct Youth Council, Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force, and BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance Service.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, is announcing plans to host a series of fourteen concerts and events throughout July and August in our local parks throughout Senator Golden’s district.
The concerts begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. as Bay Ridge’s Party Band, “Head Over Heels”, plays 79th Street and Shore Road. The next night, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, “Brooklyn Keys” will entertain the crowd in Marine Park with the greatest hits of old time.
SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES FOR BILL TO PREVENT CYBERBULLING
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate this week passed legislation, S. 7740, that would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied. The legislation clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-cyberbullying law enacted in 2010 and creates guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.
Bill Closes Loophole Created by Recent Court of Appeals Ruling
The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S7742) sponsored by Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill is part of a three-way agreement with the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo to amend current state law to make a person guilty of a crime when the person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view.
The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling in May 2012 that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not a crime. This legislation closes that loophole.
NEW YORK – With near-100-degree temperatures and higher humidity forecasted for the next two days, Con Edison is offering
energy-savings tips to help customers save money while staying cool.
Customers can report power interruptions or service problems, view service restoration information and the outage map online at www.conEd.com, as well as on their mobile device. They also may call 1-800-75-CONED promptly if they are experiencing any service difficulties.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), to enhance the criminal penalties for assaulting employees of a county social services district while in performance of their duties. The bill (S7720) represents a three-way agreement with the Governor and Assembly.
In April, the City of New York released the latest data on social service workers assaulted on the job. Last year, 61 employees of the City’s three social services agencies were assaulted while performing their job duties, a 10 percent increase from 56 assaults in 2010.
Measure Helps Deter Stealing From Senior Citizens or People With Physical or Mental Disabilities
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has voted to support legislation, approved by the New York State Senate, that responds to the need for increased protection against financial exploitation of elderly and vulnerable adults by passing legislation to make such actions a crime. The legislation, S 6712, gives district attorneys and police the tools they need to prosecute instances of financial exploitation of vulnerable elderly or people with physical or mental disabilities.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), after the New York State Senate passed S562 and S1835, which increase protections for victims of auto accidents and strengthen penalties for those who cause them, released the follow statement:
“Today the State Senate stood up for the victims of automobile crashes and their families. I am proud to have voted to support both of these bills. It is time that we make sure that dangerous and unlawful driving is punished appropriately.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), that would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied. The legislation clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-cyberbullying law enacted in 2010 and creates guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.
“This legislation provides school districts with the tools they need to address bullying and cyberbullying to help ensure that the school environment is safe for all students,” Senator Saland said
Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today voted to support legislation that would help some breast cancer patients by requiring insurance companies to cover reconstruction for partial mastectomies.
S. 3801A adds partial mastectomies to the law that already covers reconstruction for full mastectomies. It would ensure that breast cancer patients who undergo the partial loss of a breast have reconstruction as an option covered by insurance.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced an agreement on legislation that will more effectively prohibit internet access of child pornography.
The legislation would amend New York's Penal Law to prohibit individuals from knowingly accessing, with the intent of viewing, child pornography on the internet. Currently, under New York law, an individual who views child pornography on a website where the images become automatically embedded in a computer does not "possess" child pornography. This legislation closes that loophole. If enacted in New York, if an individual purposefully accesses a website, intending to view child pornography, he or she will be committing a class E felony.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), last week hosted his annual Senator for a Day essay contest. With over 170 essays submitted, and 23 finalists selected from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, this year’s event was another opportunity for Senator Golden to get first hand ideas for our community from the best and the brightest it has to offer.
This year’s winner was 8th Grader Joshua Rowe from Midwood Catholic Academy, whose winning essay earns him a trip to Albany. Second and third place winners are 7th Grader Michael Zamuro from St. Anselm’s and 6th Grader Avi Stern from PS/IS 104 who will have lunch with the Senator and have the opportunity to speak in more detail about their ideas.
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he joined his colleagues this week in voting for New York State Senate this week gave final legislative passage to a bill, S.7567A that protects New Yorkers from intrusive or unwanted telemarketing practices. The legislation regulates all telemarketers who do business in New York, wherever they may be located, and adds new consumer protections from unwelcome prerecorded calls, known as robocalls, from telemarketers.
The New York State Senate today gave final legislative passage to a bill S.7268A, that will ensure improved health and safety of pets sold in stores. Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the Senate for a discussion and vote on this bill on New York State Animal Advocacy Day at the Capitol, where legislators and animal advocates network, share ideas, and lobby for stronger anti-cruelty laws.
Credit Would Apply to Educational and Scholarship Donations, Classroom Supplies and Home School Expenses
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored, S. 2732-C, that will create an education investment tax credit in New York State.
The Education Investment Incentives Act would authorize a tax credit up to seventy-five percent of either personal income tax liability or corporate franchise tax liability for donations to public education entities, local education funds, and educational scholarship organizations, or up to $75 for certain expenses incurred by school personnel and parents who educate their children at home.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation that will protect victims of domestic violence and establish stronger criminal penalties to punish individuals who commit acts of domestic violence.
The bill (S7638), sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, and co-sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) represents a three-way agreement among the Senate, Governor Cuomo and the Assembly. It includes several important provisions included in bills that have already passed the Senate this year, such as bail reforms and increased penalties for domestic violence crimes.
Assembly Should Vote on Crime Bills Before Ending Session
With two weeks left in the 2012 legislative session, Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Codes Committee, and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today called on the state Assembly to vote on a “Top 10 List” of tough anti-crime bills that have already passed the Senate this session.