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A potentially lifesaving message - Give Blood

The American Red Cross needs to collect 22,000 units of blood each weekday and around 15,000 units each weekend to meet patient needs. In fact, someone needs blood every two seconds, every day, 365 days a year.

For a list of upcoming blood drives, or for a donation facility near you, click below for the Red Cross website. Just type in your zip code on the right hand side and it will give you locations in your area: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood

Your blood donation could potentially save someone’s life… and it’s a truly great way to show that you’ve got a big heart!

February 7, 2012
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NEW YORK STATE CELEBRATES GIANTS' SUPER BOWL VICTORY WITH CHAMPIONSHIP LICENSE PLATE

Super Bowl XLVI Plate Commemorates Victory

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI victory license plate to honor the championship team.

The plate, available for both passenger and commercial vehicles registered in New York, features the NFL Giants' Big Blue NY logo with the words "Super Bowl XLVI Champions" as well as the official Super Bowl XLVI logo. An image of the custom license plate is available at: http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/GiantsSBXLVIb.jpg

February 7, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO APPROVE A PACKAGE OF SCHOOL BUS BILLS

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday joined the New York State Senate in passing a series school bus bills that will ensure child safety and enhanced communication.

Senator Golden stated, "As a former New York City Police Officer, I am proud to have voted to approve legislation which passed the State Senate that will improve school bus safety in New York. It is not only important that we provide the children of our City and State the opportunity to excel in school, but we must guarantee that they get to and from school safely. I encourage my colleagues in the Assembly to approve these bills so that we can ask Governor Cuomo to sign them into law this year."

February 7, 2012
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GOLDEN: STATE SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION ALLOWING USE OF SCHOOLS FOR WORSHIP

Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S. 6087A, which allows religious institutions to use public school buildings for worship services during non-school hours, has passed the New York State Senate.

Senator Golden stated, “The New York State Senate has today approved an important piece of legislation on behalf of thousands of people of faith who call New York City home. My colleagues and I who supported this bill have taken a stand to protect the First Amendment rights of those who wish to embrace one of our Nation’s founding principles, that of the freedom of religion.”

February 6, 2012
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NEW YORK GIANTS WIN: GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS WIN NEW ENGLAND LOBSTERS, CLAM CHOWDER AND BOSTON CREAM PIE

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) this morning, like the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, are waking up winners.

 

The New York Legislators, who watched the game together among family and friends, last week made a friendly Super Bowl wager with Massachusetts State Representative F. Jay Barrows.

 

February 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN WARNS OF SCAM NEW YORK STATE LOTTERY SCAM

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is warning local residents of a lottery scam brought to the attention of the public by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, involving mail containing fraudulent checks that appear to have been issued by New York State.

 

Senator Golden stated, "I am bringing to the attention of local residents a warning issued by State Comptroller DiNapoli so to make people aware and to put them on alert. Some scams look so real that you would never suspect any wrongdoing and it appears that be the case here.

 

February 6, 2012
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS, CAPPELLI CALL FOR WAIVER ON MTA BOND FEES

Legislators, board member object to budget crunch

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I –Brooklyn), Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board member Allen Cappelli are calling for an end to a costly penalty levied against the MTA.

Under current state law, the MTA is forced to pay the state Division of Budget a fee for borrowing money from private investors. These fees have amounted to over $100 million since 2006, as the MTA has resorted to fare hikes, service cuts and further borrowing to fund their operations. The MTA estimates it will have to pay the State of New York another $76 million in bond fees this year.

February 2, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN COMMENTS ON BOROUGH PRESIDENT MARKOWITZ’S CALL FOR FERRY SERVICE IN BROOKLYN

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following the State of the Borough Address delivered by Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz last evening:

“As a long time advocate for waterborne transportation, I commend Borough President Marty Markowitz for announcing that among his priorities is that which seeks to bring ferry service to Brooklyn. I am especially looking forward to working with him and the City to get the boats in the water from Manhattan to the 69th Street Pier and Sheepshead Bay.

February 2, 2012
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DNA crime fight passes in Senate

ALBANY — Expanding the state's DNA database cleared the state Senate on Tuesday but it may be impeded by a dispute about whether the change will do enough to help the wrongfully convicted.

Law enforcement groups as well as legislators from both parties agree with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to take DNA samples from people convicted of any crime. But Democrats that dominate the Assembly are reluctant to approve the measure without also giving defense attorneys greater access to the DNA database or adopting other criminal justice reforms.

February 2, 2012
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CROWLEY, BROOKLYN DA HYNES, SENATOR GOLDEN RALLY WITH SANITATION WORKERS CALLING FOR INCREASED PENALTIES FOR ASSAULT

Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley, Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee, introduced a City Council Resolution calling on the state legislature to pass a pending bill, that would make assaulting a New York City sanitation worker assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. State law already provides these protections for many high-risk and valuable jobs including traffic enforcement agents, registered nurses, emergency medical service personnel, firefighters, and police officers.

 

February 1, 2012
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS: “GET READY FOR A TICKER-TAPE PARADE, NEW YORK!”

Brooklyn legislators make friendly wager with Massachusetts rep

Senator Golden and Assemblywoman Malliotakis don their Giants gear in advance of their Super Bowl wager with Massachusetts representative.

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are backing up their New York pride with a friendly Super Bowl wager between themselves and a Massachusetts representative. The pair from New York are so confident that the Giants will defeat the Patriots on Sunday that they are putting three staples of Brooklyn’s favorite foods on the line; a cheesecake from Junior’s on Flatbush Avenue, hot dogs and fries from Nathan’s, and the fixings for chocolate egg creams from Hinsch’s Confectionary in Bay Ridge.

February 1, 2012
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SENATE PASSES DNA DATABANK EXPANSION BILL

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie) and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples.

January 31, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: TWO HOUR METERS TO BE INSTALLED ON 3rd AND 5th AVENUES IN APRIL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Transportation has responded to his request and has approved two hour parking meters for 3rd and 5th Avenue.

The Department of Transportation has determined based on Senator Golden’s request that the need for additional parking time along these two commercial avenues is warranted. The Bureau of Parking will complete the work to affect this change by April of this year.

January 30, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS BROOKLYN SPA NAMED BEST IN AMERICA

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today honored the Green Spa and Wellness Center on their selection by Day Spa magazine as the #1 Wellness Center in America.

Senator Golden stated, “Since 1998, the Green Spa and Wellness Center has been a leader in the Bay Ridge business community. Today, we celebrate their recent recognition which has named them a nationwide leading spa. I congratulate sisters Sheila and Maureen Brody, and partner Maria Ingardia, on this honor and wish them much continued success.”

January 27, 2012
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Reminder: New Traffic Pattern Before VN Bklyn-bound toll plaza begins Saturday

Three Traffic Lanes Closed From Fingerboard Bridge Overpass to Verrazano-Narrows Brooklyn-bound Toll Plaza

Sat., Jan. 28th Between 12:01 AM And 7 AM

Wide-load Trucks Will Be Barred Eastbound From 11 p.m. To 8 a.m.

On Saturday, Jan. 28th between 12:01 a.m. and 7 a.m. three out of four lanes of traffic on the Staten Island Expressway will be closed from the Fingerboard Bridge overpass to the Verrazano-Narrows Brooklyn-bound toll plaza while a new traffic pattern is put in place.

Motorists should expect delays and leave extra travel time.

January 27, 2012
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Con Edison Warns Public to Beware of Scammers

Con Edison is warning its customers and other members of the public to be vigilant in protecting themselves against several types of scams that have been reported to the company.

The company places the safety of the public first and is working with authorities to catch those who have been trying to pull the scams.

In particular, Con Edison advises people to guard against the following:

· E-mail viruses – Con Edison has received reports of e-mails that appear to be from Con Edison and contain a ‘zip file’ that may create a computer virus. The “From” field of the e-mail reads “no-reply-billing@coned.com” or “no-reply-billing@conedison.com.” Do not open or forward these e-mails. File a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

January 26, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR BROOKLYN SPA NAMED BEST IN AMERICA

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a press event on Friday, January 27, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., honoring the Green Spa and Wellness Center on their selection by Day Spa magazine as the #1 Wellness Center in America. An official New York State Senate Proclamation will be presented to the Spa owners to celebrate the national recognition of a local small business.

 

The Green Spa and Wellness Center, which has been in business since 1998, and is located at 8804-3rd Avenue. Members of the community and the Third Avenue Merchants are expected to attend the event.

 

Members of the media are welcome to attend.

January 25, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO CREATE FELONY CHARGES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers.

“Wrong-way drivers have caused tragedies and endangered lives on our roadways; it has to stop. Creating felony charges for wrong-way and reckless drivers will give law enforcement another tool to prosecute these individuals and get them off the roads,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

January 25, 2012
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BROOKLYN CHAMBER ENROLLS 1,000TH SMALL BUSINESS INTO BROOKLYN HEALTHWORKS

Senator Marty Golden was the Senate sponsor of the legislation that created the Brooklyn HealthWorks Program.

Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) stated, "Today, we celebrate the continued success and true meaning of Brooklyn HealthWorks. This program is recreating the climate of small business in Brooklyn and is making Kings County a leader in the State in offering business owners and employees an important opportunity at health care. This program has made a difference for countless families and we should be proud of what we have accomplished thus far."

BROOKLYN CHAMBER ENROLLS 1,000TH SMALL BUSINESS INTO BROOKLYN HEALTHWORKS

January 25, 2012
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Update from Senator Golden: New York State Children’s Institute is the Application for Funds for School Year 2012-2013 to fund the new Primary Mental Health Project

Senator Golden has received notification from the New York State Children’s Institute is the Application for Funds for School Year 2012-2013 to fund the new Primary Mental Health Project (Primary Project) programs in school.

School are invited to apply and the Application for Funds is available on the Children’s Institute website at www.childrensinstitute.net/programs/primary-project

January 25, 2012
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