Students, Community, Faculty and Parents to Cheer Her on Final Day
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be among the local leaders, faculty members, parents and students of Intermediate School 201, who will cheer for Madeleine Brennan, as school is dismissed, on her last day as Principal of the Dyker Heights Intermediate School, located at 8010-12th Avenue in Brooklyn at approximately 11:00 a.m.
Brennan is the longest serving Principal in the City of New York and will be retiring tomorrow, after 50 years as Principal of this school.
Prior to her appointment as Principal, she served as Assistant Principal and as a teacher, both also at I.S. 201.
NEW YORK – With temperatures pushing 90 degrees over the next three days, Con Edison reminds customers to use energy wisely and save money.
The company also said it will have crews ready to respond to heat-related service problems that may occur. To prepare for the summer of 2013, Con Edison invested $1.2 billion to upgrade its electric delivery system and enhance reliability.
Con Edison offers a variety of energy-efficiency programs for savings. The company is offering $25 to residential customers who buy an ENERGY STAR® room air conditioner between May 20 and Aug. 30. ENERGY STAR® air conditioners use at least 10 percent less electricity than other models. To view of a video on the rebate program, click here: video on AC rebates.
This information can be used to protect you, your family and your neighbors.
Health officials are advising New Yorkers to be on the lookout for symptoms of heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn and heat rash. Anyone is susceptible to heat-stress, but those who are at greatest risk include:
-Infants and children up to four years of age are sensitive to the effects of high temperatures and rely on others to regulate their environments and provide adequate liquids.
-People 65 years of age or older may not compensate for heat stress efficiently and are less likely to sense and respond to change in temperature.
Honors this year’s best educators from each school in his district
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden will be hosting his annual Teacher of the Year Ceremony on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 4pm at the Theater located at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn.
Teacher of The Year celebrates the outstanding work that educators do each school year. One teacher from each school in Senator Golden’s district was selected by their principal, and they will be honored at this event.
Members of the media are welcome.
WHO: Senator Golden
WHAT: Teacher of The Year
WHEN: Monday, June 24, 2013, 4pm
WHERE: The Theater located at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn
Council considers legislation to prevent police from using age, color, gender or disability to describe suspects
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today issued the following statement on the City Council’s proposed legislation to prohibit the New York City Police Department from using age, color, gender or disability to describe suspects.
The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation (S4777D), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would protect providers of services for the developmentally disabled from state funding cuts.
The legislation would appropriate up to $90 million, or as much as is needed, to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to protect providers from funding reductions if recommended savings measures falls short of projections.
Bills Offer Relief to Businesses, Homeowners, Local Governments, and School Districts; Increase Disaster Preparedness; and Remove Obstacles to Recovery
The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive legislative package that provides relief to people and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, aids rebuilding efforts, and increases disaster preparedness. The 22 bills will be integral to providing needed financial assistance to homeowners, businesses, local governments, school districts, and others still recovering from the storm, and give those responsible for disaster response the tools they need to be more effective and efficient.
Multiple “Day Spas” have opened up across the community, which have been suspected of illegal activity, opening during late night hours
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, 64th District) today are calling on the NYPD and multiple New York City agencies to investigate and address the ongoing issue of day spas and massage parlors that have been opening up throughout our community.
These Day Spas are opening during late night and off peak hours, some staying open well past 11:00 PM on weeknights, leaving many residents and local leaders to suspect that illegal activity is taking place in these establishments.
Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former Police Officer in the NYPD, today has issued the following statement regarding the Justice Department’s recommendation that a monitor be installed to oversee the NYPD:
“I can think of no more significant way to disrupt the hard work the NYPD has done to keep our streets safe than this proposal. We have a chain of command in the NYPD and a system in place to investigate the actions taken by police officers if they violate the law. Having the Justice Department install someone to look over their shoulders will do nothing to increase how safe our city is, and will act as a deterrent on our police force to effectively do their jobs. “
Bills Provide Veterans With Business, Employment & Education Assistance
The New York State Senate passed a package of legislation today to help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.
The Senate passed a bill (S2803A), sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R-C, Pawling), that would establish a program to provide state contract preferences for small businesses owned by service disabled veterans. The bill would mirror a highly successful program for federal contracting.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is inviting all local residents to celebrate Flag Day at a patriotic concert this Saturday, June 15th, 2013 starting at 12:00 pm in Cannon Ball Park located at 4th Avenue and 101st Street.
The Concert will feature a patriotic musical performance reminiscent of the greatest generation of our Nation. This Flag Day Concert will celebrate the day that the famous Stars and Stripes were adopted by the Continental Congress. It will also bring honor and thanks to those who are serving and have served in our nation’s military, as we owe everything to their service.
Senator to host additional office hours with NIA and a Forum with the Mayor’s Housing Recover Office.
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today has announced a series of new measures his office is taking to assist residents and business owners who suffered damage due to Superstorm Sandy. Following last week’s announcement from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, creating the New York City Build It Back Grant program, Senator Golden is teaming up with both Neighborhood Improvement Association and The Mayor’s Housing Recovery Office in order to give direct assistance in with grant applications and helping to provide more detailed information.
Great News! I will be partnering with the Mayor's Housing Recovery office to host a forum at PS 277 from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday, June 23rd to help Sandy survivors. Please save the date and join us for one on one information about how we can help you recover.
NYC Graffiti Free trucks to clean graffiti across Community Boards 10 & 11
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in honor of Brooklyn-Queens Day, working with NYC Graffiti Free and the Mayor’s Office, will be sending graffiti cleanup trucks throughout Community Board 10 and 11 tomorrow, June 6, 2013.
These trucks will be removing graffiti from all properties who have signed up for the Graffiti Free Program.
The day will kick off at 10 AM at 6401 18th Avenue, Brooklyn.
Closure set for 14 months for construction due to Sandy.
Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has sent a letter to President Thomas F. Prendergast of the MTA NYCT and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg calling for expanded and increased transportation alternatives to alleviate the strain on commuters during the proposed 14 month long closure of the Montague Street Tunnel.
The letter calls for the following services:
· An increase of 50% in frequency of both X27 & X28 service
· A full restoration of the X28 Weekend Service
· A reduced fare for Express Bus Service for the X27 and X28 throughout the construction.
· A full restoration of the B37, the former 3rd Avenue Bus Line
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that he will be hosting his 11th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, June 9 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage. Due to heavy rain on May 19, the celebration was postponed
The program will include ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, Malaysian dance, Burma dance and Chinese dance. A wide array of ethnic food, arts and crafts and prizes will be available as well.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he is posting a reward of $1000 for the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for the religious desecration discovered this morning on the grounds of St. Anselm’s Roman Catholic Church located on 4thAvenue in Bay Ridge.