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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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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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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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SENATOR GOLDEN COMMENTS ON THE B 37 BUS ROUTE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement regarding the B 37 bus route:

 

"I am very encouraged to learn that at next week’s MTA Board Meeting, the restoration of the B 37 bus route will be among the agenda items. Since it was taken out of service in June 2010, I have never given up the fight, and the hope, that we will again see buses rolling along 3rd Avenue. I will continue to work with my colleagues in government, and with Metropolitan Transit Authority officials, to improve both local and express bus service.”

 

July 16, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR TWO LIFE SAVING CITIZENS WHO PULLED A MAN OUT OF THE WAY OF AN ONCOMING TRAIN

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will honor two extraordinary citizens at a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 5:00 pm, outside the R train station located at 77th Street and 4th Avenue, for their heroic, life saving action last week.

The two men jumped onto the train tracks at this station and pulled the man out of danger from an oncoming train that was approximately 200 feet away.

Members of the media are welcome.

July 15, 2013
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Update from Office of Children and Family Services

The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) issued an RFP this past Friday for approximately $200 million in federal social services block grant Superstorm Sandy supplemental funding to support eligible health and human service providers cover necessary expenses resulting from Superstorm Sandy. Applicants will have until August 30, 2013 to submit their proposals. Contracts are projected to begin no earlier than September 1, 2013 and funding must be expended no later than September 30, 2015.

An inter-agency committee, including representatives from NYS DOH, OASAS, OGS, OMH, OPWDD and OTDA in addition to OCFS, will review all proposals.

A copy of the RFP is available by using the following link:

July 15, 2013
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Independence Day Parade on 13th Avenue June 29, 2013

Thanks to Gene Cukierwar for this picture of myself, Miss Brooklyn, John Quaglione and Anthony Testaverde, as well as two of NY's finest with recovered steel from the World Trade Center, as well as a flag made with all the names of those who perished on 9-11 at the Independence Day Parade last weekend.

July 3, 2013
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Happy 4th of July!

Dear Friends and Patriots,

 

On July 4th, we celebrate the birth of our Nation. Since 1776, when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, people from around the world have left their homelands to come to America for freedom and opportunity.

 

As we gather with family and friends for barbeques and picnics, baseball games, music and fireworks, lets take a moment to remember our history, heritage and to appreciate those who have fought for life, liberty and freedom.

 

My wish is that everyone, home or away, enjoys this important holiday. For all those who are traveling, please be especially careful on the roadways.

 

July 2, 2013
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Principal Brennan's Last Day at IS 201

State Senator Marty Golden was among the local leaders, including District 20 Superintendent Karina Costantino, faculty members, parents and students of Intermediate School 201, who cheered for Madeleine Brennan, as school was dismissed earlier today, on her last day as Principal of the Dyker Heights Intermediate School.

 

Brennan is the longest serving Principal in the City of New York history, having served for 50 years as Principal of I.S. 201.

 

Brennan exited the building, escorted by Costantino and Golden, to Tina Turner’s classic “Simply the Best.” Before her exit, Brennan joined the staff in a hallway dance to her favorite song, the Village People’s Y.M.C.A.

June 26, 2013
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New Income Threshold for Enhanced STAR

Some important info below about the new threshold to qualify for Enhanced STAR. The threshold to qualify has gone up.

 

The State has changed the income threshold for Enhanced STAR for 2014/15. The new limit for Enhanced STAR is $81,900 (it was $79,050 for 2013/14). Income for Enhanced STAR is the federal adjusted gross income minus the taxable amount of the total distribution from individual retirement accounts or annuities (commonly known as IRAs).

 

Finance is in the process of updating the application, webpage, etc.

 

http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/eligibility.htm

June 26, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S 2013 CONCERT SERIES TO PLAY IN OUR LOCAL PARKS THIS SUMMER

This summer, I am proud to host another great line up of concerts and invite music lovers and neighbors to be a part of these great evenings of music. It’s time to grab a beach chair, or a blanket, and head to our local parks on most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

June 26, 2013
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MADELEINE BRENNAN, LONGEST SERVING PRINICPAL IN CITY HISTORY, TO RETIRE TOMORROW

Students, Community, Faculty and Parents to Cheer Her on Final Day

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be among the local leaders, faculty members, parents and students of Intermediate School 201, who will cheer for Madeleine Brennan, as school is dismissed, on her last day as Principal of the Dyker Heights Intermediate School, located at 8010-12th Avenue in Brooklyn at approximately 11:00 a.m.

 

Brennan is the longest serving Principal in the City of New York and will be retiring tomorrow, after 50 years as Principal of this school.

 

Prior to her appointment as Principal, she served as Assistant Principal and as a teacher, both also at I.S. 201.

 

June 25, 2013
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SUMMER HEATING UP; USE ENERGY WISELY AND SAVE MONEY

NEW YORK – With temperatures pushing 90 degrees over the next three days, Con Edison reminds customers to use energy wisely and save money.

 

The company also said it will have crews ready to respond to heat-related service problems that may occur. To prepare for the summer of 2013, Con Edison invested $1.2 billion to upgrade its electric delivery system and enhance reliability.

 

Con Edison offers a variety of energy-efficiency programs for savings. The company is offering $25 to residential customers who buy an ENERGY STAR® room air conditioner between May 20 and Aug. 30. ENERGY STAR® air conditioners use at least 10 percent less electricity than other models. To view of a video on the rebate program, click here: video on AC rebates.

 

June 24, 2013
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Summer Safety Information

Staying Safe During Hot Summer Days

This information can be used to protect you, your family and your neighbors.

 

Health officials are advising New Yorkers to be on the lookout for symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn and heat rash. Anyone is susceptible to heat-stress, but those who are at greatest risk include:

 

-Infants and children up to four years of age are sensitive to the effects of high temperatures and rely on others to regulate their environments and provide adequate liquids.

 

-People 65 years of age or older may not compensate for heat stress efficiently and are less likely to sense and respond to change in temperature.

 

June 21, 2013
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