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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.”
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
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.
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."
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.