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SENATOR GOLDEN SPONSORED LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CITY WORKERS SIGNED INTO LAW TODAY BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the State Senate Civil Service and Pensions Committee, today is announcing that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law two bills he introduced, S. 3809A, and S. 7720, that creates better protections for City sanitation workers and social service workers.

S. 3809A would make it a Class D felony to assault a New York City sanitation worker while they are on the job performing their duties.

August 17, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN'S INTERCITY BUS BILL BECOMES LAW

S4313B creates safe stops for Interstate bus carriers, requires companies to receive permits from the City to obtain bus stop privileges

Brooklyn, NY - Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S4313B, that was introduced over a year ago, has been signed by Governor Cuomo and made law. The legislation requires Interstate bus carriers to obtain permits from the City in order to obtain a location where they can legally and safely load and unload passengers. The permitting process will now enable New York City to assure that all interstate buses are insured and meeting required safety standards, thus making our streets safer for all.

 

August 17, 2012
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Unclaimed Funds in New York State

I wanted to inform you about a new law I supported to protect you from being charged to retrieve your unclaimed funds.

Unclaimed funds are funds such as un-cashed checks, old bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, and stocks and dividends that people have forgotten or left dormant. State law requires banks, utilities, and many other businesses and companies to turn over these inactive accounts to the State Comptroller’s Office, which holds the funds in trust until they can be reclaimed by their rightful owner.

You can search and apply for unclaimed funds for free through the State Comptroller’s Office. However, many residents aren’t aware and are paying companies to search and retrieve these funds -- something they can do on their own at no cost.

August 16, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: "STILL TIME TO CATCH A GREAT SHOW THIS SUMMER IN THE PARK"

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, today is reminding local residents that there is still time to see a great concert in the park this summer, and is highlighting his planned "Family Day" event.

The concerts continue tomorrow night, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. as Risky Business, plays all of the favorite oldies at 79th Street and Shore Road. This Wednesday, August 15th, “Out of the Blue” will entertain the crowd in Marine Park, at Fillmore Avenue, with the classic rock and dance music.

August 15, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES BROOKLYN RESIDENTS TO COOL OFF AT 4th ANNUAL ICE CREAM EATING CONTEST

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Maria “The Ice Cream Girl” Campanella, are inviting local residents to participate and cool off at the 4th Annual Ice Cream Eating Contest this Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at L & B Spumoni Gardens, located at 2725-86th Street in Brooklyn.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “Who doesn’t love ice cream and who doesn’t love Spumoni Gardens? I look forward to the competition Sunday of the contestants vying to win the 4th Annual Ice Cream Eating Contest. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and take a break from the summer heat. And if you don’t want to compete, be there to watch the contest.”

August 15, 2012
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Update from the 68th Precinct Community Council

Captain DiBlasio has asked that we distribute the attached sketch of an individual wanted in connection with the recent deaths of Mohammed Gebeli, a merchant owner from 5th Avenue in the 68 precinct, and Isaac Kadare, a merchant owner from 86 street in the 62 precinct. The ballistic evidence recovered from both crime scenes match. Both victims were senselessly killed and the NYPD is utilizing a great number of resources to investigate, identify, and apprehend those who are responsible for these pointless crimes.

 

Captain DiBlasio would also like to let you know that there will be an increased presence of police officers in the 68 precinct from different commands.

 

August 6, 2012
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Senator Golden Continues to Ask Community for Help to Solve Two Murders of Brooklyn Business Owners

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is again urging neighborhood residents to contact the authorities with information that can help solve the two recent murders of Brooklyn business owners Mohammed Gebeli and Isaac Kadare. Senator Golden is offering a $5000 reward in each case.

August 4, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN OFFERS $5000 REWARD TO HELP SOLVE THE MURDER OF BENSONHURST BUSINESS OWNER ISAAC KADARE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the murder of Bensonhurst business owner Isaac Kadare, found murdered last night in his 86th Street store.

 

Senator Golden’s reward adds to the $5000 offered by Councilman David Greenfield and the Sephardic Community Federation, bringing the total reward to $10,000.

 

August 3, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN CONTINUES EFFORTS TO HELP SOLVE LOCAL MURDER

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today hosted a press conference outside Valentino Fashion, located at 7718-5th Avenue, so to continue to bring awareness and ask for the public's help and to solve the murder of Mohammed Gebeli who was killed on July 6th.

Senator Golden was joined at the press conference by members of the Gebeli Family and by 5th Avenue business leader Habib Joudeh. Both have contributed $5000 to fund a reward in the amount of $10,000 posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer.

July 27, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES CITY TO TAKE ACTION ON ABANDONED BROOKLYN HOME

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is proud to announce that after efforts spanning many years, a demolition order has been issued by the New York City Department of Buildings, and coordinated efforts are underway with the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development, to take down to ground level, a dilapidated home at 237-79th Street in Brooklyn.

 

The most recent inspection found unsafe conditions present with the home’s structure and the City’s action is expected within the next two weeks.

 

July 26, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION TO CONTINUE STATE'S EFFORTS TO HELP RETURNING VETERANS FIND EMPLOYMENT

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that will continue the state's efforts to assist returning service men and women in finding employment.

The new law requires the establishment of an employment portal on the Division of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website that will include links to appropriate federal and state governmental programs that assist veterans in obtaining employment.

July 25, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP INCREASE EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER

Brooklyn - New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that legislation he supported to improve early breast cancer detection has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law, S 6769B, will increase women’s awareness of the presence of dense breast tissue found during a mammography exam. Dense breast tissue can make it more difficult to detect tumors.

July 25, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON NEW STATE LAW TO SUPPORT THE FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today has issued the following statement regarding legislation signed into law today by Governor Andrew Cuomo that supports the New York’s film production industry by increasing the post-production tax credit from 10 percent to 30 percent has issued the following statement:

“I thank Governor Cuomo for signing into law legislation that further demonstrates New York’s commitment to the film and movie industry. Today, the Empire State continues to offer significant incentives to film and produce movies and television programs here in New York.

July 24, 2012
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CALLING ALL BROOKLYN SENIORS: SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES HIS PLANS FOR BROOKLYN’S 6TH SENIOR IDOL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing plans for Brooklyn’s 6th Annual Senior Idol, a popular contest that draws upon the talent of the senior citizens of Kings County, to perform before a crowd of Brooklynites so to be named “Brooklyn’s Senior Idol” this Fall. Senator Golden will be hosting the event with the support of Xaverian High School and Chapter #5055 of the AARP.

July 24, 2012
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN AND NYC AGING COMMISSIONER BARRIOS-PAOLI ANNOUNCE HOMECREST COMMUNITY SERVICES SELECTED AS NEW NEIGHBORHOOD SENIOR CENTER

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today was joined at a press conference by New York City Department for the Aging Commissioner Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, and officials of Homecrest Community Services, to announce their selection to operate a new neighborhood senior center located at 7907 New Utrecht Avenue in Brooklyn.

The senior center is expected to provide 23,750 congregate meals and comprehensive multi-social senior services including health and wellness care and activities, citizenship assistance, and case management. The center will also provide recreational activities and programs for the program participants.

July 23, 2012
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STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ANNOUNCES BROOKLYN BUS SERVICE RESTORATIONS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Review Board, this afternoon announced major bus service restorations on bus lines throughout Southwest Brooklyn at a press conference outside the Ulmer Park Bus Depot in Bensonhurst.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “Today, we announce service restorations on bus lines throughout Brooklyn that will improve the quality of life of thousands of people who depend on the New York City Transit Authority for their travel means. I stand here, more than two years since the service reductions went into effect, to announce that for many, your bus will be rolling on the streets of Brooklyn again soon.”

July 19, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON NYC BOARD OF ELECTIONS REFORMS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the sponsor of S. 7709 A, which seeks a number of reforms to improve the integrity and speed of election result reporting, has issued the following statement:

“I commend the New York City Board of Elections for recognizing the need to improve our system to ensure accurate vote tallies. As we move toward electronic vote counting, we are eliminating room for human error, while increasing transparency of the process, and giving voters peace of mind.

July 18, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO MTA: CONSIDER TOLL DISCOUNT PLAN FOR E-Z PASS USERS OF THE VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority to consider an MTA discount plan that reduces tolls, similar to the Port Authority’s recent announcement, for enrolled E-Z Pass users with non-commercial plates to $4.75 per trip, for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, after three trips in one calendar month.

July 17, 2012
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News You Can Use: New, Real-time Traffic Updates

As the NY Works road and bridge projects get underway across the state, helping to create jobs and improve our state’s infrastructure, it is important for New Yorkers to stay informed about the progress of these projects and any traffic tie-ups that may result.

 

I wanted to inform you that Governor Cuomo and the NYS Department of Transportation have unveiled a new, updated 511NY -- a one-stop travel information service intended to help drivers avoid traffic on New York’s roads and highways.

 

July 10, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN WELCOMES BATH BEACH DINER TO COMMUNITY

Congratulates Owners, Details past History and Announced Support of Small Businesses

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I), joined George Kremidas and Billy Grillas, the owners of The Bath Beach Diner, located at 2028 Bath Avenue, to congratulate them on their grand opening and speak to the press regarding his record of working with small businesses.

July 9, 2012
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