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SEPTEMBER DECLARED KINSHIP CARE MONTH IN NEW YORK STATE

Legislators in the Senate unanimously passed a resolution earlier this year declaring September 2015 as Kinship Care Month, and members of the Assembly are set to vote on the same resolution today.

Kinship care refers to the more than 200,000 families in New York State who are relatives raising the children of other family members. Children who enter into the care of relatives often do so for the same reasons they might enter into foster care, because their parents are unable or unfit to care for them. Though the challenges are similar for kinship families compared to foster families, only about 5% of kinship caregivers receive the support and financial benefits that come with being in the foster care system.

March 25, 2015
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PROTECT NEW YORK’S MOTORISTS

The New York State Senate today passed four measures to keep New York’s roadways safe. The bills create tougher crimes to deter criminals who seek to commit automobile fraud by staging car accidents, allow auto insurers to cancel fraudulent polices, close a dangerous loophole that allows drunk drivers to avoid prosecution for leaving the scene of an accident, and enforce tougher penalties for those who drive without a license.

March 23, 2015
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NEWS AND VIEWS WITH SENATOR GOLDEN

Senator Golden discusses Kinship Care, Women of Distinction, Veterans Hall of Fame, Women's Equality Agenda and Upcoming District Events.

March 23, 2015
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SATURDAY, MARCH 21 IS WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY

Saturday, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. It is an international day to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.

To help raise awareness, please see the links below:

https://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/

http://www.ndss.org/

March 20, 2015
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22ND ANNUAL BAY RIDGE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Mass at St. Patrick's Church at 9:30AM

Parade Line Up at 12:30PM at Marine & 3rd Aves.; Kick Off Time at 1:00PM

2015 Honorees: Grand Marshal Col. Joseph Davidson, Ft Hamilton

Deputy Marshals: Jenny Nielsen; Mark Langton; Colleen Golden; Michael Butler; Eileen Brett; Mick Dorgan; Marie Moloney; Thomas McCarty

This year's Parade is in Loving Memory of Maureen Stramka

Irish Family of the Year: McDonagh/Manning Family

For Additional Information: Frankie Marra - 917-975-5691; Linda Gallagher-Lomanto - 917-733-6764

March 20, 2015
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SENATORS LANZA, GOLDEN, FELDER, AVELLA & SAVINO ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF PROPERTY TAX CAP BILL TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO TAXPAYERS LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY

Senators Andrew Lanza, Marty Golden, Simcha Felder, Tony Avella and Diane Savino today passed property tax relief legislation, Senate Bill S.3709, sponsored by Senator Lanza that would establish limitations upon real property tax levies in New York City. The bill places a cap on the growth of property taxes at two percent (or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less).Senator

March 20, 2015
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PLEASURE TO MEET WITH FORT DRUM COMMANDER MAJOR GENERAL STEPHEN J. TOWNSEND

Great to meet with Fort Drum Commanding General, Major General Stephen J. Townsend, yesterday in Albany.

March 19, 2015
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SNOW ALERT ISSUED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 20

The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a ‘snow alert’ for Friday, March 20, at 9 a.m.

A snow alert indicates the possibility of a snow event. In preparation for a snow event, DSNY personnel begin initial equipment readiness, including loading its salt spreaders, attaching plows when necessary, preparing tire chains and notifying supplementary personnel as needed. DSNY is coordinating with the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency’s written snow plan. All relevant city agencies have been notified of the snow alert. DSNY will continue to monitor forecasts and will provide updates as the snow event approaches.

March 19, 2015
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BORELLI, GOLDEN CALL ON MAYOR DE BLASIO TO INCREASE MTA CAPITAL PLAN BUDGET CONTRIBUTIONS TO MEET INFLATION

New York- Assemblyman Joe Borelli (South Shore – R,C,I) and State Senator Marty Golden (Brooklyn – R,C,I) are calling on Mayor de Blasio to adjust for inflation the City’s contributions to the MTA Capital Plan Budget. The current annual contribution from New York City is only about $100 million and, as Borelli and Golden have noted, is lower than it was in 1982.

Mayor de Blasio was in Albany earlier this month and had indicated that the city would like to see the state make larger contributions to the capital plan budget to help close a multi-billion dollar funding gap. However, as Assemblyman Borelli and Senator Golden have pointed out, New York State has contributed over $250 million each year for the last 3 years, more than double the City’s contribution.

March 17, 2015
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NY CHARTER SCHOOL FAMILIES, EDUCATORS UNITE AND THANK SENATE FOR SUPPORTING CHARTER SCHOOLS IN BUDGET PROPOSAL

Albany, NY – Charter school families, educators, and supporters from across the state today thanked the State Senate for budget proposals that would add considerable support to their schools and called on lawmakers for continued leadership throughout the next two weeks of budget negotiations.

The Senate’s “Brighter Future” budget proposal includes three major boosts to charter schools:

· Access to the state building aid program. Right now, half of the state’s charter schools, including 40 percent of the charter schools in New York City, are denied public support for a facility. They are the only public schools in the state that are denied this state aid. The Senate proposal would be a tremendous boost to charter schools located in private space.

March 17, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNTS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing plans to host two Easter Egg Hunts in neighborhood parks that will feature games, music, activities, and prizes on Saturday, March 28th in Marine Park (Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place), and on Saturday, April 4th at Shore Road Park (Shore Road and 79th Street).

Senator Marty Golden stated, “I am sure that our children, much like our parents and grandparents, are very much looking forward to the warmer weather and getting out and enjoying our beautiful parks. The Easter Egg Hunts are shaping up to be a great afternoon full of fun activities, and prizes for all, and I know the Easter Bunny is planning to be there as well.

March 17, 2015
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SPRING ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT

As of April 1st, New Yorkers will receive a $100 fine for placing electronic waste at the curb. The New York City Department of Sanitation and its partners are holding several events this spring to offer residents a chance to get rid of their unwanted electronics.

Bring harmful household products, electronics, and unwanted medications to:

Brooklyn: Sunday, April 19 at MCU Park, Surf Ave Parking Lot; Cars approach from Surf Ave and W 21st St between 10AM and 4PM.

March 17, 2015
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PLEASURE TO TAKE PART OF BROOKLYN NIGHT IN ALBANY

"Tonight is about the entire great state of NY, but it all starts with Brooklyn."

March 17, 2015
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MAYOR DE BLASIO AND POLICE COMMISSIONER BRATTON LAUNCH NEW GUN DETECTION TECHNOLOGY

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William J. Bratton today announced the deployment of new gunshot detection technology that will decrease officer response times to gunshot incidents and enhance community and public safety. NYPD will pilot the ShotSpotter system in five zones of approximately three square miles each located within various precincts in the Bronx and Brooklyn. The first pilot area to go operational on Monday, March 16, 2015 will be in the Bronx.

March 16, 2015
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ENJOYMENT IN SUPPORTING A GREAT CAUSE FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY TO BENEFIT THE RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER

Senator Golden supporing the Relay for Life Fundraiser for the American Cancer Society with baseball great Doc Gooden.

March 16, 2015
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PLEASURE TO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE ANNUAL BROOKLYN IRISH AMERICAN PARADE IN PARK SLOPE

Great time at the annual Brooklyn Irish American Parade in Park Slope.

March 16, 2015
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A PLEASURE TO CELEBRATE AND HONOR RECIPIENTS AT ANNUAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

Senator Marty Golden's Women's History event at the Norwegian Christian Home.

March 13, 2015
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DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION BEGINS ENFORCING NEW COLLECTION BINS LAW TOMORROW, MARCH 14

New laws allowing the Department of Sanitation to immediately remove illegally placed clothing collection bins on public property take effect tomorrow, March 14. Past regulations required the Department to tag the bin for removal within 30 days which allowed owners to move them from place to place within the grace period.

March 13, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES NOMINATIONS FOR STATEWIDE RECOGNITION AS PART OF NYS SENATE “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION” PROGRAM

Brooklyn- Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is inviting local residents to nominate friends, coworkers, and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction.”

The Senate will honor a distinguished woman from our area and throughout the state at a May 5th Albany ceremony, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York women.

March 13, 2015
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