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.
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."
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.”
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 – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that through the efforts of his office, a new FEMA Disaster Recovery Center will officially open tomorrow morning in Sheepshead Bay at the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club located at 3076 Emmons Avenue.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “My office and I have worked diligently over this past holiday weekend to have this site made handicapped accessible and sufficient to house a Disaster Recovery Center for the people of Sheepshead Bay and Southwest Brooklyn. It is important that the residents effected by Sandy have this opportunity to get the information and the answers they need as they continue to rebuild in the wake of this storm.”
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is applauding the City of New York for their decision to extend the NYC Rapid Repairs program application deadline until January 14, 2013 for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Senator Marty Golden stated, "As much of NYC continues to recover and rebuild from Sandy, we must remember that some people who are eligible for the Rapid Repairs Program may have not yet applied. With the deadline having been tonight, I believe Mayor Bloomberg made the right decision in extending the deadline."
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will welcome officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the New York City Departments of Health, Finance and Buildings, the NYC Rapid Repairs Program, and the New York State Department of Financial Services (Insurance) at a follow up town hall meeting to be held on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 277 located at 2529 Gerritsen Avenue.
The meetings are designed to give residents of Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Manahttan Beach, an opportunity to discuss ongoing Sandy recovery efforts with key officials.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today applauding the efforts of the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department, led by Assistant Chief Doreen Garson, for hosting a truly spectacular event last evening at the Vollies Hall in Gerritsen Beach.
Area Projects Among Winners of Regional Economic Development Council Awards
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Regional Economic Development Council, today announced that twenty job creation projects in the Kings County will receive critically important state funds through the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.