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CHRISTMAS FUN THIS WEEKEND IN CANNON BALL PARK

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C-Brooklyn/Staten Island) will serve as honorary chairs of this year’s “Help Santa Stuff a Bus Full of Toys” event to be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cannon Ball Park, 101st Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

The event will feature an opportunity to meet Santa and his friends and ice skate in Cannon Ball Park. A Christmas Village will be set up for participants to tour, and a special mailbox for delivery to the North Pole will be available to mail your Christmas wish list. Performance by Diva Dance Studio and music will be provided by Party Express. Donations of new unwrapped toys will be collected at the event as well.

 

December 3, 2012
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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES OFFERING INSURANCE ASSISTANCE AT FIVE LOCATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND

Department Representatives Available to Answer Insurance Questions at Sites in Staten Island, Lindenhurst, Breezy Point, Brooklyn and Long Beach

 

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 five locations in New York City and Long Island to offer help to 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:

 

Suffolk County

 

November 29, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN MAKES COMMENTS OPPOSING PROPOSED MTA FARE HIKES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has sent comments to Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota opposing the fare and toll hike proposal being considered designed to increase costs of Metro Cards, express buses, bridges and tunnels.

 

In his letter, Senator Golden wrote, “Before the storm, many New Yorkers were struggling with unemployment or under-employment throughout our city and state. Now, after the storm, these families, along with others, face an additional burden of increased expenses due to major damage to homes. I ask you to seriously consider removing any increases from consideration by the MTA.”

 

A complete copy of the letter is attached.

November 29, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES METROCARD VAN SCHEDULES DECEMBER VISIT TO BROOKLYN OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. 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, December 3, 2012 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.

November 28, 2012
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LOCAL DELI NAMES SANDWICH IN HONOR OF SENATOR GOLDEN

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) was recently honored by Lioni’s Heroes, located at 7803-15th Avenue, with a sandwich named in his honor. The tribute was in celebration of Mr. Golden’s commitment to the community, the City and State.

 

“The Marty Golden” is made with homemade breaded chicken cutlets, Lioni fresh mozzarella, red roasted peppers, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.

 

Senator Golden’s staff recently ordered a number of “The Marty Golden” heroes and gave the sandwich a stamp of approval.

November 28, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND SANTA CLAUS TO HOST CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden is inviting friends, families and neighbors to join him as he hosts two Christmas Tree lightings to help bring out the holiday spirit throughout the community.

 

Senator Golden stated, "During the Christmas season, and all year, residents of our community should join together in the Christmas spirit and exhibit good will to serve the most needy. These Christmas tree lightings will serve as occasions where all can come to embrace those values together and enjoy the warmth that this holiday brings as winter comes upon us."

 

The Christmas Tree lightings, which will feature Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and a special visit from Santa Claus, will take place at the following times and places:

 

November 27, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT DRIVE TO SUPPORT TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN AND HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he is kicking off his partnership to support the annual Toys for Tots campaign and is asking residents to consider donating new, unwrapped, toys to brighten the holidays for military children. Senator Golden is also continuing collections of toiletries and cleaning supplies to help those effected by Hurricane Sandy.

Senator Golden stated “Since Hurricane Sandy badly damaged communities throughout Southwest Brooklyn, many people have brought forth donations to help these families rebuild. I know that this community will continue to show tremendous support for both of these collections, including the annual Toys for Tots campaign, as we continue to witness the best of people.”

November 26, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: FINANCIAL SERVICES SUPERINTENDENT LAWSKY TO HIGHLIGHT COMMUNITY MEETING WITH KEY OFFICIALS TO CONTINUE TO ASSIST SOUTHWEST BROOKLYN RECOVER FROM HURRICANE SANDY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing plans to host a community meeting for the residents affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach communities on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 277 at 2529 Gerritsen Avenue.

 

Senator Golden will welcome New York State Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky and staff, Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit Commissioner Nazli Parvizi and representatives of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Grid and Con Edison.

 

November 26, 2012
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON ARREST OF BROOKLYN SHOPKEEPER KILLER

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is commending the work of the New York City Police Department who has arrested and charged Salvatore Perrone with the killing of 3 Brooklyn shop owners.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “I applaud the efforts of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and the men and women of the NYPD who have devoted countless hours to this investigation. I know that solving these murders has been a priority since the first shooting this summer in Bay Ridge, near where Salvatore Perrone was arrested yesterday.”

 

November 21, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Update -- Tuesday 11/20

Dear Elected Official:

 

Today Mayor Bloomberg announced plans for a new temporary ferry service from Staten Island to Manhattan. The new service is designed to bring immediate relief to and ease the commutes of residents in Great Kills, Midland Beach, Tottenville and other impacted Staten Island neighborhoods. Storm damage to vehicles and ongoing transportation impacts around the city have lengthened daily commutes for thousands of New Yorkers in these areas. The Department of Transportation today issued a request for bids from New York-area ferry service operators with an expectation that service would begin by November 26th. This follows the City’s work to establish a ferry route from the Rockaways and increase express bus service from Staten Island.

November 21, 2012
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Greenfield and Golden Increase Reward to $40K for Information about Brooklyn Serial Killer

Brooklyn – Councilman David G. Greenfield and State Senator Martin Golden have increased to $40,000 the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man suspected of killing three local store owners over the past four months, including a merchant on Flatbush Avenue on Friday.

November 19, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS UPON THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO REPAIR BELT PARKWAY SEAWALL DAMAGED IN HURRICANE SANDY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has written to Colonel Paul E. Owens of the Army Corps of Engineers regarding damage to the Belt Parkway seawall and has requested an emergency fix and replacement of the entire 2.5 mile section from the Verrazano Bridge to Bay Parkway.

In his letter, Senator Golden wrote “It is imperative that work on the damaged section being immediately to prevent further erosion as well as to protect the safety of the community and use of the Belt Parkway.”

A copy of the letter is attached.

November 15, 2012
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National Grid Sandy Relief Program

The first program is for those whose homes have a Warning Tag and the gas shut off. Before the gas can be reconnected, you will need to get a plumber to certify that your gas equipment is in proper working order to avoid any additional damage. You will receive a $150 credit from National Grid, applied to your bill, to help defray the cost of that plumbing inspection. You can read a letter from Ken Daly, President of National Grid New York, about this first program.

 

November 14, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Update -- Tuesday 11/13

Dear Elected Official:

 

Today Mayor Bloomberg was in Far Rockaway to unveil NYC Restore, a comprehensive new initiative to provide one-stop locations for City recovery services and federal disaster relief. The seven new Restoration Centers opening across the city this week will connect impacted residents and businesses with financial, health, environmental, nutritional and residential services, as well as FEMA reimbursement processing. These centers will be an essential long-term resource to communities as they recover and rebuild.

 

November 14, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS ON THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TO OPEN PETROLEUM TERMINAL IN BROOKLYN AND OTHERS CLOSED SINCE SANDY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling upon the United States Department of Energy to open the 8 New York area petroleum terminals, including the Motiva Terminal in Brooklyn, to help alleviate the gas crisis facing New Yorkers.

 

Senator Golden is citing a report issued by the Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability, issued this afternoon, highlighting terminals shut in Bayonne (HESS), Linden (CITGO), Newark, (HESS AND MOTIVA) Tremley Point (PHILLIPS 66) and Long Island (MOTIVA).

 

November 10, 2012
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Mayor Mike Bloomberg signs emergency order gas rationing

Gas rationing will be based on whether your license plate is odd or even numbered. Starting 6:00 AM Friday

• Vehicles with license plates ending in an even number or the number “0” can make purchases of motor fuel on even numbered days.

• Vehicles with license plates ending in an odd number can make purchases of motor fuel on odd numbered days.

• Vehicles with licenses plates ending in a letter or other character can make purchases on odd numbered days.

• Commercial vehicles, emergency vehicles, buses and paratransit vehicles, Medical Doctor (MD) plates and vehicles licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission are exempt.

November 8, 2012
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Simplified Certification Process Helps Restore Customers Faster

If your building was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, a licensed contractor must certify that your energy equipment has been repaired and inspected before we can reenergize your property.

A simplified process for turn-on requests will speed service restoration to damaged buildings. This process is coordinated through the NYC Department of Buildings. However, while we recover from the storm, the city is allowing building owners to file a Self Certification Form directly with utilities, to restore service faster.

Self Certification is a three-step process:

 

1. Get your electrical equipment inspected, cleaned, repaired by a licensed electrician.

November 8, 2012
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Disaster Recovery Center opened in Brooklyn

A Disaster Recovery Center opened in Brooklyn for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy at Cyclone Stadium, 1904 Surf Avenue in Brooklyn. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.

 

Specialists from the state of New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Administration (SBA) will be on hand to answer questions about available disaster assistance programs and the registration process. Individuals may register for assistance online atwww.disasterassistance.gov or via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

 

November 7, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: CALLING ALL NYC ELECTRICIANS AND PLUMBERS TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF GERRITSEN BEACH

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on all New York City licensed electricians and plumbers to help the residents of Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach, who are still without electricity and gas, more than a week after Hurricane Sandy, by volunteering to complete the simplified turn-on request process announced this morning.

 

Senator Golden is inviting all plumbers and electricians to answer the call to help by contacting the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department at (718) 332-9292 or visit the Vollies starting today at 43 Seba Avenue. Senator Golden is noting that almost every home needs such inspections so there is a great and urgent need for these licensed professionals.

 

November 7, 2012
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