Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the decision of the United States Postal Service:
"I believe that the United States Post Office is acting wisely in holding off on closing any post offices or postal stations until the United States Congress completely reviews the agency's operations.
There is no denying that the budget of the United States Postal Service must and should be reviewed, but it must be done in a way that will have the least impact on the customer. It would be wrong for them to make haphazard decisions so to reduce their deficit, such as closing post offices, which would have long term consequences for the average American.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the former Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today is applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signing a bill, prohibiting health insurance companies from requiring prescriptions be filled by mail order pharmacies, into law.
Senator Golden, a co-sponsor of S. 3510-B, stated, “I applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing into law a bill that allows consumer choice and protects the future of what we have come to know as our local drug store. I am proud to have supported this legislation in the State Senate and to have worked with local pharmacies to see this become law.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing today that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed the Middle Class Tax Cut and Job Creation Plan that will reduce taxes for millions of hardworking, middle-class taxpayers to their lowest levels in more than half a century. Senator Golden, last week, joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving the comprehensive legislation that will help strengthen our economy and create new jobs by eliminating the job-killing MTA payroll tax for more than 78 percent of the small employers that pay the tax. The plan will provide a total of more than $3.3 billion in tax relief to individuals and businesses.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, has issued the following statement in response to the murder of New York City Police Officer Peter Figoski:
“This morning I was informed of the brutal murder of Officer Peter Figoski. My deepest condolences go out to his family, and as a former member of the NYPD, I know too well the dangers every member of the force faces protecting our citizens and keeping New York safe.
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today attended and participated in a meeting of the Bay Ridge Unity Task Force, Chaired by Pastor Khader El-Yateem of the Salam Arabic Lutheran Church, held at the Bay Ridge Jewish Center.
Senator Golden, a founding member of the Task Force established in October of 2000, was among the religious and community leaders in attendance, including Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, so to continue efforts to build a community of tolerance and peace.
New York – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former Chairman of the State Senate Aging Committee, issued this statement through a representative, at a press conference today hosted by the Council of Senior Centers and Services calling on Governor Cuomo to preserve Title XX Funding in next year’s State budget so to keep more than 100 senior centers open in New York City:
“Senator Golden joins you in sending a message to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him to not propose cuts to Title XX funding in next year’s New York State budget. Our message today is that these budget reductions unfairly target New York's senior population and New Yorkers will not accept this.
The kindergarten admissions process is school-based, but there is a standard timeline for all schools and there are citywide guidelines for eligibility and admissions priorities. Families must submit an application for kindergarten admission, even if they are applying to their zoned school. Important dates in the kindergarten admissions process for the 2012–2013 school year can be found on our Calendar and Events page:
January 9 – March 2, 2012: Kindergarten admissions period.
March 19 – March 23, 2012: Assignment notification period.
March 26 – April 20, 2012: Pre-registration period.
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his next neighborhood town fair on Thursday, December 1, 2011 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Holy Family Home located at 1740-84th Street in Brooklyn.
The event, which will feature an opportunity for residents to have one on one conversations with City agencies in an informational fair setting, will also feature a town hall question and answer meeting. The NYPD will be offering crime prevention information and the Fire Department will be providing give-aways for your home.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden is inviting friends, families and neighbors to join him as he hosts three Christmas Tree lightings to help bring out the holiday spirit throughout the community.
Senator Golden stated, "During the Christmas season, and all year, residents of our community should join together in the Christmas spirit and exhibit good will to serve the most needy. These Christmas tree lightings will serve as occasions where all can come to embrace those values together and enjoy the warmth that this holiday brings as winter comes upon us."
The Christmas Tree lightings, which will feature Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and a special visit from Santa Claus, will take place at the following times and places:
I trust that the 68th Precinct is fully investigating the overnight tire slashing incidents that took place on 71st and 72nd Street between Ridge Boulevard and Third Avenue. We have a zero tolerance for such acts of vandalism in the Bay Ridge community and we will catch those who did this and see that they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Anyone with any information, or if you have a video camera that may have captured this, should contact the 68th Precinct so to lead to a swift arrest
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement urging local residents to support area small businesses next Saturday, November 26, 2011, as part of “Small Business Saturday”:
“As a former small business owner and merchant leader, I am encouraging area residents to join in the holiday shopping spirit and shop locally next week as part of Small Business Saturday. It is so important that we shop in our neighborhood stores and support the people and the economy of our hometown.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host no-costs mammograms and clinical breast exams in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. Free mammograms will be available on the mobile van to be parked outside Senator Golden’s District Office located at 3604 Quentin Road.
Women interested in appointments must be over 40 years of age and have not had a mammogram in the past year. An appointment must be made by calling 1-877-628-9090. Results will be sent to the individual and/or their doctor within 10 business days.
Golden Offers $1000 Reward for Information Leading to an Arrest
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), has issued the following statement in response to racially charged acts of anti-Semitism discovered today in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. Senator Golden is matching Councilman Greenfield’s reward offer and posting an additional $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.
“To think that in 2011, acts of such religious intolerance are happening on the streets of Brooklyn is not only disturbing, but truly disgraceful. There is no place in our society for acts of racism or religious intolerance and I join with my colleagues in government, and all New Yorkers, in condemning these acts of hatred.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this morning hosted his ninth annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast, honoring the men and women who served our country.
The event, which had an attendance of over 150 veterans from WWII through Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, including five Wounded Warriors who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the Senator’s way to thank all those who sacrificed for our freedoms.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn)today issued the following statement after being named one of the strongest supporters of the New York State Business Council’s agenda among all state legislators, earning high marks for his legislative efforts geared towards improving the economic climate of New York State.
“I thank the New York State Business Council for recognizing my record this legislative session as one highlighted by support for job and economic growth. Throughout my legislative career, and formerly as a small business owner and merchant leader, I have always recognized the importance of economic development and fiscal responsibility.
Brooklyn – Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), joined with Assemblywoman Malliotakis, and the office of the District Attorney Charles Hynes, today addressed the ongoing issue of graffiti in our neighborhood.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing the kick off of his annual holiday troop drive and is asking the community to once again show its gratitude for our soldiers and support our heroes this holiday season. Senator Golden is also announcing his partnership with the Toys for Tots campaign and is asking residents to consider donating new, unwrapped, toys to brighten the holidays for military children.