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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES HOUSING AND INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE EXTENSION FOR HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS

Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program Extended in NY for an Additional 14 Days; Individual Assistance Program Extended 30 days

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the State of New York, has approved a 14-day extension to the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program and a 30-day extension for the Individual Assistance (IA) program. This action will allow eligible survivors from Hurricane Sandy who cannot return to their homes to stay in participating hotels or motels and enable eligible individuals the ability to receive federal assistance for repairing their damaged properties.

 

January 25, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN DELIVERS TAX RELIEF FOR CONDO AND CO-OPS FOR NYC

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the sponsor of S. 2320 which authorizes the City of New York to offer property and personal income tax benefits for condominiums and cooperatives, has issued this statement following the bill’s passage today:

 

“The State Senate has restored the property tax abatement program designed originally for New York City residents who are co-op and condo owners. This program also will provide tax exemptions to repair fire and health hazards in multiple dwellings. Today’s legislative action will further authorize New York City to adopt legislation that creates a personal income tax credit for residential shareholders of entities that pay the City’s general corporation tax.

 

January 24, 2013
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Important Message from the American Italian Cancer Foundation

Happy Valentine’s Day

Love yourself, love your life.

Early detection saves lives.

This February we want to help NYC women celebrate the month of love with a special no-cost gift. The American-Italian Cancer Foundation (AICF) will be providing no-cost digital mammograms, clinical breast exams, and educational materials to medically underserved women on its Care Clinic in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens on Wednesdays through Sundays. We serve women who are at least 40 years old, live in NYC, and have not had a mammogram within the past 12 months.

To make an appointment for a no-cost breast cancer screening in your neighborhood, call 1-877-628-9090.

January 24, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN: TRAFFIC LIGHT APPROVED FOR INTERSECTION NEAR BROOKLYN HIGH SCHOOL AND PLAYGROUND

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is applauding the New York City Department of Transportation for their approval of a traffic light for the intersection of 83rd Street and Colonial Road. Senator Golden has, in the past, made a multitude of requests for a traffic signal at this heavily traveled intersection near both a high school and a playground.

January 23, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST SANDY RELIEF TOWN HALL TO AID IN STORM RECOVERY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a community meeting for the residents affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach communities tomorrow, Thursday, January 24, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 277, located at 2529 Gerritsen Avenue.

 

Senator Golden will welcome officials from the National Flood Insurance Program and Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration, NYC Rapid Repairs Program, the New York State Department of Financial Services, the New York City Departments of Buildings, Finance Health, Police and Fire, Heart Share Human Services of New York, National Grid and Con Edison.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

January 23, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN COMMENTS ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL

CRITICAL SANDY RELIEF, FILM TAX CREDIT EXTENSION AMONG HIGHLIGHTS

 

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued this statement following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2013-2014 Executive Budget proposal:

 

“Today, Governor Cuomo has set forth a budget plan for the year ahead that will eliminate a $1.3 billion budget gap without an increase in taxes or fees. I applaud the Governor for this fiscally responsible approach toward our State’s finances, while keeping in mind, the financial burden many New Yorkers are facing today.

 

January 22, 2013
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DISABLED RESIDENT AND FAMILY ASK SENATOR GOLDEN TO URGE PEOPLE TO PICK UP AFTER THEIR DOG

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) was contacted by Mr. Alfred Piro of Bay Ridge in an attempt to increase awareness about the importance of cleaning up after your dog. His daughter is in a wheelchair and the attached letter is written regarding the problem as it relates to the disabled.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, "Those who do not clean up after their dogs destroy the quality of life for all residents, and this letter highlights the impact that it has on our disabled neighbors. I do hope that these concerns raised in this letter will not be ignored. The next time you are out walking your dog, stop and think for a moment, and pick up after your dog."

 

January 22, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL CHAMPS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday attended an awards breakfast in honor of the Fort Hamilton High School Girls Varsity Volleyball Team upon their winning the PSAL B Division City Championship held in the School’s library. This is the second consecutive year that team has won the title and recorded a season record of 13-0.

 

Senator Golden stated, “I was proud to join in the celebration of this achievement yesterday and recognize the outstanding local sports talent. Once again, Fort Hamilton High School Tigers have made us proud and have brought home a City championship. Congratulations to the coaches, the school, the team and their families on a great season.”

 

January 18, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS: LET’S GET BACK TO THE BARGAINING TABLE AND BACK TO WORK

ASKS CITY TO SUSPEND ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING AS PART OF CONTINGENCY PLAN

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), like all New York City residents, is this morning waking up to a school bus strike effecting more than 152,000 New York City public school students, and has issued this statement urging leaders of ATU Local 1181 and the City of New York, to immediately resume negotiations so to reach a deal and return school bus service.

 

January 16, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN: NYC TO SUSPEND ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING TOMORROW ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SCHOOL BUS STRIKE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this afternoon is calling upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Department of Transportation to incorporate the suspension of alternate side parking regulations in their contingency plans in light of the imminent school bus strike.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “For the parents who rely on school buses to get their children to and from school each and every day, tomorrow morning will be sure to be a hectic morning as schools bus drivers set to strike. That is why we should remove from tomorrow morning’s equation the need to worry if your car is parked on the right side of the street.”

 

January 15, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN COMMENTS ON GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, has issued comments following his vote to approve legislation tonight in the State Senate to protect all New Yorkers from the threat and danger of gun violence:

Tonight, the people of New York are safer because of the sensible and comprehensive public safety bill approved. This legislation is truly an accomplishment we can be proud of, and that will go a long way to making our streets, our schools, and communities safer for us all.

January 15, 2013
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FAMOUS BROOKLYN ESTABLISHMENT “HINSCH’S” KNOCKED OUT OF BUSINESS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former leader of the 5th Avenue Board of Trade, has issued the following statement today in response to the announcement that a famous Brooklyn restaurant and ice cream parlor “Hinsch’s” will close on March 1st.

 

“What a shame – we are witnessing an end of era before our eyes. Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time before a long standing food business would suffer unsustainable financial losses and have to shutter their doors. As Hinsch’s begins preparations to close within the next 6 weeks, I invite residents to go there for a final meal. Look out the windows while you are there and realize that in large part, the thriving food cart industry on the corner, has closed Hinsch’s.

 

January 11, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS IN NEED OF SUPERSTORM SANDY ASSISTANCE TO VISIT NEW FEMA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER IN GERRITSEN BEACH

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is encouraging residents in need of Superstorm Sandy assistance to visit the new FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opened earlier this week at the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department Training Hall located at 43 Seba Avenue. The Center is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

January 11, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN: 15TH YEAR OF FREE INCOME TAX SERVICES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND LOW INCOME RESIDENTS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that he has made plans to provide free income tax preparation services, for the 15th consecutive year, to senior citizens and residents of his district earning less than $30,000.

Appointments will be available at his district office located at 7408-5th Avenue, on Thursdays and Sundays from February 10th through April 14th. Thursday appointments will be scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and appointments will be scheduled on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

January 10, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN PLEDGES SUPPORT OF “PIETRO’S FIGHT” TO HELP FIND A CURE FOR DMD EFFECTING ONE IN EVERY 3,500 MALE BIRTHS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) having recently met with Brooklyn parents Dayna and Mannie Scarso, is announcing plans to support the fight against and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and bring awareness to the fact that this disease effects one in every 3,500 male births. The Scarso’s recently met with Senator Golden to discuss their situation involving their 3 year old son Pietro.

 

Senator Golden will be introducing a resolution in the New York State Senate in honor of this mission of love and fight for a cure to bring about Statewide awareness. The Scarso Family will join Senator Golden in the State Senate chamber in the near future for a presentation so to aid in their efforts to encourage research so to bring about a cure.

January 10, 2013
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MALLIOTAKIS, GOLDEN PROPOSE GENERATOR TAX CREDIT

Lawmakers seek to prevent disaster-related gas shortages

 

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) today joined Assembly members Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) and Pete Lopez (R,C,I-Schoharie) in announcing that they are drafting new legislation to help prevent the long lines and long waits for gas that occurred following Superstorm Sandy.

 

In many cases, gas stations that had fuel were unable to remain open due to lack of electricity. This caused gas shortages and rationing downstate resulting in frustratingly tiring lines at the gas pump.

 

January 8, 2013
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FRANCESCO LOCCISANO MEMORIAL FOUNDATION TO HOST AN INSPIRATIONAL EVENT TO SALUTE CHILDREN AND TEENS AS HEROES WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Brooklyn, NY. – January 2, 2013 -- The Francesco Loccisano Memorial Foundation, (www.FrankiesMission.org), a non-profit serving pediatric cancer patients nationwide, will host their second annual event to celebrate children and teens who demonstrate outstanding qualities and values toward inspiring and bettering the lives of others and their community. The inaugural ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 10th, and will take place at New York City Events-Dyker Beach Catering and the proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s mission of assisting the pediatric cancer community.

 

The Foundation is encouraging the community to send a detailed paragraph by Wednesday, January 30th to info@FrankiesMission.org to nominate children and teens to be one of “Frankie’s Heroes” who:

January 8, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN RENEWS CALL FOR DEATH PENALTY FOR COP KILLERS

Call Follows Shooting of Three NYPD Officers

 

Brooklyn- In the wake of the shooting of three New York City Police Officers this week, and the killing of a Nassau County police officer last fall, Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has renewed his call to reinstate the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers.

 

January 7, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN REMINDS LOCAL RESIDENTS OF MULCHFEST 2013 TREECYCLE EVENTS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is encouraging residents to donate their Christmas trees to our City’s environment at a designated City park next weekend. Mulchfest 2013, “TREECYCLE” will have two locations in Senator Golden’s district on January 12th and 13th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in both Owl’s Head Park (68th Street and Colonial Road) and Marine Park (Avenue U and East 33rd Street).

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “As the Christmas season winds down, what better way to dispose of your Christmas tree than by giving the environment of New York City a present. Last year, many local residents participated, as it makes you feel good knowing that the tree is not just going to end up in the garbage.”

 

January 4, 2013
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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFERING INSURANCE ASSISTANCE AT LOCATIONS IN BROOKLYN, STATEN ISLAND, NASSAU COUNTY AND SUFFOLK COUNTY

Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions

 

Storm Hotline Also Being Staffed to Help Storm Sandy Victims

 

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be at locations in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Nassau County and Suffolk County to help homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy.

 

The Department's representatives will be available to meet with residents inside the agency's Mobile Command Center, which will be stationed at these locations:

 

Brooklyn

 

January 4, 2013
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