Albany – “In our first legislative act of 2015, the Senate passed the Women’s Equality Package to reaffirm our commitment to strengthen the rights of women and protect those who are most susceptible to abuse and discrimination. I am happy to announce that as a result of our persistence, the Assembly finally followed our lead and voted to approve this important piece of legislation.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3 million has been allocated to the Cooling Assistance Component of the Home Energy Assistance Program to help low-income New Yorkers who suffer from medical conditions aggravated by extreme heat. The program will provide air conditioning units to eligible households for the summer months. Prolonged exposure to high indoor temperatures poses health risks that disproportionately affect those already suffering from medical ailments.
Local departments of social services will accept applications to the program beginning May 1st. The Home Energy Assistance Program is overseen by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join NYPD 68th Precinct Captain Raymond Festino, at an unveiling of a brand new NYPD van, made possible by a grant allocated by Golden, on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. outside the 68th Precinct, located at 333-65th Street.
The van will serve the public safety needs of the NYPD and the Auxiliary within the confines of the 68th Precinct. Members of the media are welcome.
Learn about the importance of screening mammography, gynecological health issues - including ovarian cancer, and taking a proactive approach to prevention. Identify signs and symptoms of breast cancer, how to perform a self-examination, and how to maintain good breast health.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Bay Ridge) and State Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-Southwest Brooklyn) are urging constituents to remain vigilant against the evolving threat of telephone scams. The most recent incarnation involves the scammers calling to threaten arrest for failure to pay past taxes owed or utility fees, unless payment is made through a reloadable debit card easily purchased at local stores. The calls are disguised to appear on caller ID screens as numbers belonging to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or National Grid.
Beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, the two eastbound lanes on the Belt Parkway at Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) will be shifted to the left, (to the newly completed center section of the Belt Parkway Bridge) at Bay Ridge Avenue. The two lanes on the westbound roadway will remain in their current configuration. This traffic shift will allow for the establishment of a work zone on the current eastbound section of the bridge in order to begin the fourth stage of the bridge rehabilitation.
Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust. This year, the observance runs from the evening of April 15th, to the evening of April 16th.
Brooklyn– Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today alerting residents to the proposal under consideration by the New York City Water Board that would put into effect another rate hike of a projected 3.24%. Public comment about the proposal is now being accepted, and if approved, the increase would be reflected starting in your July water bill.
Senator Golden is urging folks to attend the Brooklyn Borough public hearing to protest the proposed increase scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th at 7PM at St Francis College, Founders Hall 180 Remsen Street. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced the proposed Fiscal Year ‘16 Water and Sewer Rate increase at a meeting of the New York City Water Board on March 27th, 2015.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing free mammography screenings events, in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation, offered aboard a mobile care clinic that will park outside both of his district offices.
The events are scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his Bay Ridge office, located at 7408 5th Avenue in Brooklyn, and for Friday, June 12, 2015, outside his Marine Park office located at 3604 Quentin Road in Brooklyn.
No cost mammograms will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both dates. An appointment must be made by calling 1-877-628-9090. Women interested in appointments must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram in the past year.