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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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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION TO HELP PROTECT STUDENTS FROM CYBERBULLYING

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that will help protect students from cyberbullying as well as other forms of harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

The new law is designed to strengthen a school's response to harassment and bullying through improved reporting, investigation, intervention, training and prevention. The new law requires schools to take action when students experience cyberbullying or other forms of harassment. It ensures that school districts take immediate steps to end harmful behavior, prevent recurrences, and ensure the safety of the targeted students. The legislation also establishes improved training to help teachers and administrators better prevent and respond to bullying and other harmful acts.

July 9, 2012
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Governor Cuomo Announces Air Conditioners Available for Low-Income New Yorkers With Serious Medical Conditions

Annual Cooling Initiative, Directed by Homes and Community Renewal, Offers Relief for Vulnerable New Yorkers During Heat Wave

 

Albany, NY (June 29, 2012)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced assistance for low-income New Yorkers whose health issues pose a medical emergency during the extended period of hot weather forecasted for the state in the coming days.  

July 9, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN POSTS $5000 REWARD, MATCHED BY LOCAL LEADER, FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF MURDERER SOUGHT BY NYPD IN BAY RIDGE KILLING

Brooklyn - State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today during remarks at the Bay Ridge Arab American Bazaar held in Bay Ridge, announced he is offering a $5000 reward for any information that will lead to an arrest in the murder of Mohamed Gebeli, a local resident and owner of Valentnio Fashion, killed in his store Friday.

Senator Golden stated, "Mr. Gebeli was killed Friday night in an incident that has destroyed a family and has shocked a community. I am announcing this $5000 reward today so to encourage anyone who may know something to help solve this case to contact the authorities. I thank local leader Habib Joudeh, of Pharmacy on Fifth, for matching the reward, which now stands at $10,000."

July 9, 2012
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New Last Exit Before Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows Bridge In Place Beginning Mon., July 9th

Last Exit Before The Bridge Now New Exit 15 Fingerboard Road/Lily Pond Ave.

July 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES REFORMS TO ENSURE ACCURATE BALLOT COUNT

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in light of the events associated with the recent 13th Congressional District’s Primary Election, today is calling on the State of New York to adopt a number of reforms to ensure machine count accuracy when elections polls close at the end of primary and general elections.

Senator Golden, the sponsor of S. 7709A, which is sponsored by Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan) in the State Assembly (A. 10175-B), is highlighting provisions of the legislation most notably the use of portable memory devices, as necessary to modernizing our election night procedures while maintaining the integrity of the process of closing polls.

July 5, 2012
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July 5, 2012
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STATEMENT ON SENATOR GOLDEN’S WOMEN’S BUSINESS EVENT

Brooklyn – The following statement has been issued by Senator Golden’s Office regarding an upcoming women’s business event:

“Each year, Senator Golden holds several well received events to provide options to his constituents for personal and business development. Our upcoming event, which we have chosen not to hold, is similar to ones being organized by other elected officials, as well as classes conducted in local high schools. The Senator’s support of legislation and programs to help create jobs for all New Yorkers is a matter of public record, and we will be holding future events to assist them in finding and keeping a job.”

July 3, 2012
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92nd Street Sewer Break Update from DEP

DEP will have to dig a trench down 92nd Street, from Fourth to Ridge, to place an emergency sewer.

The contractor will probably start tomorrow morning. DEP will give this flyer out to the residents.

 

July 2, 2012

Dear Residents:

In connection with the sewer break on 92nd Street, beginning as early as the morning of July 3rd, a DEP contractor will begin excavating a trench and installing an emergency sewer in the middle of 92nd Street between Fourth Avenue and Ridge Boulevard.

We estimate the emergency sewer will take as long as a week to install. In the meantime, DEP and its contractors will continue our work to excavate and repair the 70-foot deep sewer whose break has created this emergency.

July 2, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS THE LATE METS LEGEND GARY CARTER AT BROOKLYN CYCLONES GAME

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) presented a New York State Senate Resolution, J. 3367, honoring Mets legend Gary Carter, during festivities on the field at MCU Park in Coney Island, prior to the June 29th Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Aberdeen IronBirds.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "The game of baseball lost one of the best this year and it was important that in Brooklyn, we remember his career as a baseball player and as a humanitarian. Gary "The Kid" Carter was a member of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets and for many years, inspired the fans at Shea Stadium to "Believe". I am grateful to have had the opportunity to recognize his life and career."

July 2, 2012
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CON EDISON WARNS CUSTOMERS ABOUT SCAM THAT USES PRESIDENT OBAMA’S NAME

NEW YORK – Con Edison is warning its customers about a scam in which someone seeks to steal their identity by telling them President Obama has set aside money to cover utility bills.

Here’s how it works: A scammer contacts a customer by phone, text message or other means and says President Obama is providing credits or applying payments to utility bills. The scammer asks the customer for their Social Security number and Con Edison account information.

The scammer then provides the customer with the number of an out-of-state bank account and the routing number and instructs the customer to use that information to make a bill payment to Con Edison.

June 29, 2012
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CON EDISON: STAY COOL, SAVE ENERGY

NEW YORK – Another burst of hot weather looms this weekend, and Con Edison is reminding customers about the best ways to stay cool and save money while doing it.

Saving on your electric bill is easy if you follow Con Edison’s energy-saving tips:

1. Turn off air conditioners, lights, and other appliances before leaving home. Use a timer to have your air conditioner turn on shortly before you’re scheduled to arrive home;

2. Make sure air conditioner filters are clean so the machines will run at peak efficiency;

3. Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees. Each degree lower increases cooling costs by 6 percent;

June 28, 2012
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