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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 in Senator Golden’s district.The concerts begin on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. as Bay Ridge’s Party Band, “Head Over Heels” and Classic Southern Rock group “Headin’ South,” plays 79th Street and Shore Road. The next night, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, “Sound Affair” will entertain the crowd in Marine Park with 60’s – 90’s Dance.
Brooklyn, NY – PS 222, in memoriam of Stacey Healy, a teacher at the school who passed away April 10th of this year from cancer, will be hosting a tree planting ceremony in her honor. Stacey Healy taught K, 4th, and 5th Grades, was cancer free for 9 years until this year, and was 45 years old at the time of her passing. The tree planting ceremony will take place Thursday, May 23rd, 1pm, at PS 222, 3301 Quentin Road, Brooklyn.
Members of the media are welcome.
WHO: PS 222
WHAT: Tree Planting Ceremony in Memory of Stacey Healy
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) todayis announcing that the finalists have been selected in the 11th Annual“Senator for a Day” contest. Earlier this year, Senator Golden asked 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to participate in the contest by writing a 250-wordessay starting with the phrase, “If I Were A State Senator For A Day.” The winning essays will be judged at a ceremony set for Friday, May31, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, oncontent and creativity. The first place winner will be invited with their
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden will join with local veterans to honor two members of the armed services at his annual Memorial Day Breakfast to be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 16th, 2013 9:30 AM at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476 76, Street in Brooklyn
This Sunday, May 19th, will be the annual Norwegian Parade.
In order for this wonderful event to take place the following parking restrictions/street closures will be in place:
There will be no parking on the parade route beginning at 7:00am on Sunday morning. The route is as follows:
The parade will form on 3rd Avenue from 82nd Street to 79th Street starting at 11:30. It will kick off at 1:30pm at 79th Street going down Third Avenue. It will then turn eastbound (right) onto Bay Ridge Avenue and turn left onto Fifth Avenue. The marchers will continue to march on Fifth Avenue then will turn (right) onto 6th Avenue and continue to 7th Avenue (past the grandstand).
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) would like to share with your some important information for our fun loving communities. Brooklyn Academy of Music is a wonderful resource for shows and events without having to travel to Manhattan.
Local colleges are a good place to look as well, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn College and St. Francis College all put on inexpensive shows in our borough. It is not just our colleges providing this opportunity, Poly Prep Country Day School is another place to look.
Brooklyn One Theater Company, the Brooklyn Public Library, Narrows Community Theater and BRIC “Celebrate Brooklyn!” are local organizations that put on shows.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join Brooklyn South Assistant Chief Owen J. Monaghan and 63rd Precinct Captain John Rowell, at a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. outside the 63rd Precinct, located at 1844 Brooklyn Avenue (between Avenue J and I) for two new police vans.
Senator Golden additionally secured funding for a new patrol car, 3 laptops, a defibrillator and an electronic message board for the 63rd Precinct Station. Golden additionally secured two vans for Patrol Borough Brooklyn South.
Patrol Brooklyn South Auxiliary Chief Tony Christo and representatives of the 63rd Precinct Community Council will also be in attendance.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden will join members of St. Anselm’s School and Parish community, in dedicating a tree in memory of Owen Lavin, near the playground in Owl’s Head Park, entrance at 68th Street and Colonial Road on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.
Owen Lavin was a Kindergarten student at St. Anselm’s who passed away last year. His former teacher and his family will also be in attendance.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting his 12th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 19 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at McKinley Park, located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage which is the month of May.
The program will include ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, Malaysian dance, Burma dance and Chinese dance. A wide array of ethnic food, arts and crafts and prizes will be available as well.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation to crack down on auto insurance fraud which has led to injuries - even death - for innocent victims and costs hundreds of millions of dollars a year in higher premiums when New Yorkers already pay some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country.
The three bills approved today would significantly cut down on auto insurance scams by increasing penalties for those who commit or assist in the fraud and by giving more flexibility to insurance companies to prevent criminals from getting policies and continuing to commit auto fraud.
Legislation Would Allow Machine Voting for NYC Elections;
Also in Villages, School Districts and Special Districts
The New York State Senate today passed two bills that would allow for the use of lever-style voting machines in non-federal elections in New York City, and in elections held by villages, school districts and special districts.
Today, New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I-Brooklyn) and New York State Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (D/WFP-Jackson Heights) announced an outreach and educational initiative designed to alert all New York residents and businesses to a new Voluntary Video Surveillance Registry (VVSR) that will be used to prevent and combat terrorism and crime. On January 28, 2013, this landmark legislation, which was sponsored by Senator Golden and Assembly Member DenDekker, became the law in New York State. The innovative legislation - A. 9380B in the New York State Assembly, and S.7775 in the New York State Senate - establishes a voluntary database or registry that will contain the location and contact information of owners of closed-circuit security cameras in New York State.
Residents who applied for and turned down SBA loans
may not be eligible for CDBG recovery grants distributed by NYC
NEW YORK, NY – Today, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-SI/Brooklyn) was joined by State Senator Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn/SI) in calling for a change to a federal policy that, if left unchanged, will limit available grant funding to Sandy survivors who turned down SBA loans to avoid going deeper into debt. This morning, Rep. Grimm sent a letter to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan asking him to waive the policy or implement a viable alternative solution. The call is quickly gaining support from state and local officials.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has submitted a petition, signed by more than 70 residents, calling on the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, to complete a full curb to curb restoration of 92nd Street, between Ridge Boulevard and 3rd Avenue.
The street was the site of a major sewer collapse on June 28, 2012, and the project is nearing completion. In addition to the petition circulated by Senator Golden’s office, with the support of Community Board 10 and Councilman Gentile, Golden created an online petition on Causes which attracted over 100 signatures from Brooklyn area residents.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has secured more than $400,000 in State funding for eight schools in his district to support infrastructure and technology requests made by the schools earlier this year.
The following schools have received the grant funding this past week in their school budget accounts:
Intermediate School 228 -Laptops for special education classes
P.S./I.S. 229 - Smartboards and cameras
Intermediate School 259 – Laptop Cart
Public School 102 – Bathroom Renovations
Public School 186 – Smartboards
Intermediate School 201- Wiring of auditorium air conditioning system
The upper level of the bridge in both directions will remain open
The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed from 12:01 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5 for the annual TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event.
Motorists should expect delays and allow extra travel time. To hear information about all the Verrazano bike tour closures, call 212 360-3000.
Other closings at the Verrazano-Narrows include:
Brooklyn-bound lower level of the bridge from 12:01 a.m. until 8 a.m. when two of three lanes will reopen.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing legislation, S. 4777, that he has introduced in the State Senate that would appropriate funds to the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities for the support of various programs. Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island) is a co-sponsor of the legislation, A. 6692-A, introduced by Assemblyman Weisenberg (D-Long Island).
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island) today are announcing plans to host a rally to save the McKinley I.S. 259 Beacon Program, on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 5 p.m., at the program site, 7301 Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn.
The representatives learned of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development’s plans to terminate the Beacon Program, sponsored by HeartShare Human Services, late yesterday afternoon.
Co-Sponsors and votes for two bills (S2940 & S2941) which would increase penalties for the illegal sale and distribution of controlled substances
Brooklyn, NY – New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today lauded the passage of two bills, which he co-sponsored, in the New York State Senate. These pieces of legislation would increase penalties for those who try to either game the system through ‘pill mills’ and for those who would steal or unlawfully posses a New York state prescription pad.