Brooklyn - Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined Fort Hamilton High School Principal Jo Ann Chester today for a ribbon cutting for the school's new science lab. They were joined by Assistant Principal of Organization Barbara Vellucci and Assistant Principal of Science, John Christakos.
Senator Golden allocated a grant of $250,000 towards to renovate the labs which were opened today just in time for the start of the 2011-2012 school year.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his annual September 11th Memorial to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. on the American Veteran’s Memorial Pier, 69th Street (Bay Ridge Avenue) and Shore Road.
More than 1,000 residents of the community are expected to attend the event which will feature a program of inspirational speeches and patriotic song selection, as well as a candle lighting vigil. Family members of those lost at the World Trade Center will also be in attendance. Flowers and candles have been donated by local florists and churches to support the event.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his annual September 11th Memorial to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway.
Many members of the community are expected to attend the event which will feature a program of inspirational speeches and patriotic song selection, as well as a candle lighting vigil. Family members of those lost at the World Trade Center will also be in attendance.
Members of the media are welcome.
WHO: State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn)
We are all well aware that Hurricane Irene has left a terrible path of destruction in its wake – not only up and down the East Coast, but in our own back yards.
Many of our friends and neighbors have felt the brunt of the storm’s devastating winds and flooding, which have both taken a painful toll on lives, homes, and property. As we keep them in our thoughts and prayers, many New Yorkers are also looking for ways to lend a helping hand.
Brooklyn –As Brooklyn families continue to prepare to head back to school this fall, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is reminding all consumers that clothing and footwear purchases under $55 per item are exempt from the New York State portion of the sales tax. The 4% state portion of the sales tax was eliminated in an effort to help consumers save money while bringing in additional revenue to stores throughout the State.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden today urged the New York Yankees and the International League to re-locate their Triple A Farm Team, the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees, to New York City for the 2012 season.
The Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees play in the International League (AAA), which is considered one-step below the Major Leagues. The team will be unable to play their home games in PNC Park, located in Moosic, PA, during 2012 as the stadium (which was opened in 1989) undergoes a $40 million renovation.
Annual Late Summer Registration Effort for New or Re-entering Students Runs
August 31 - September 16
The New York City Department of Education today announced that it will open 12 Student Registration Centers on Wednesday, August 31, to enroll new students for the opening of school. Procedures vary across the following categories of students:
All new high school students or those re-entering the system after an absence—both general education and special education— should register at a Student Registration Center in their borough of residence.
* All service is running with very limited exceptions (such as no express service on some lines). There had been severe flooding in some areas where some pumps had failed, but these issues have been resolved and all stations are getting service.
* All routes are running in NYC and Nassau County. Some routes may have detours around some fallen trees, but these are minor.
* Access-A-Ride and Able Ride will be operating normally by noon today. This morning, they are focusing on returning evacuees to hospitals, nursing homes, and residences.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today provided advice to New Yorkers on what to do if they suffered property damage from Hurricane Irene.
"The days following a natural disaster can be confusing and stressful, but it is important for those who have suffered property damage to file an insurance claim as quickly as possible to help protect their financial future," Governor Cuomo said.
JFK and Newark Liberty International Airports, arrivals have resumed as of 06:00 AM this morning. Departures will resume today at noon. LaGuardia Airport, arrivals and departures have resumed service. Check with your carrier before going to the airport to confirm your flight information.
Here’s an update on the Hurricane Irene’s impact to the MTA system and what we are doing to restore service. There are widespread impacts of the storm throughout our system, including flooding, down trees and power outages.
It is clear that the actions the MTA took before the storm to secure our equipment and make sure that our employees were safe before the hurricane hit were correct. The yards and depots from which we moved equipment are now underwater. Our actions prudently protected our assets and will help us to restore service.
Below please find the latest information on the American Red Cross response to Hurricane Irene and important safety information. I encourage you to share the information below with your constituents:
As of 2:00 PM Today:
· Hurricane Irene, which made first landfall in New York at approximately 9 am today, bringing significant rain and flooding, is now passing out of the Tri-State region.
· As a result of yesterday’s evacuations of flood-prone neighborhoods in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, the Lower Hudson Valley and Greenwich, Connecticut, the Red Cross has been operating or supporting more than 150 shelters, providing more than 10,000 evacuees with a secure, dry, place to overnight.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo tonight announced the MTA will add the Throgs Neck and the Bronx-Whitestone bridges to the list of bridges with toll suspensions. Earlier, Governor Cuomo announced that in order to facilitate the mandatory evacuation of residents living in low-lying Zone A areas and the Rockaways, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will suspend certain fares and tolls.
The fare and toll suspension is effective in the following areas:
· Tolls are already suspended at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge.
· Starting at 8:00 PM today, the following changes will go into effect: