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NEIGHBORHOOD HEATING FUND APPLICATION AND ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE AT SENATOR GOLDEN’S OFFICE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing his partnership with HeartShare Human Services and the National Grid Neighborhood Heating Fund, to assist low-income families with the elevated cost of heat during the winter months.

 

The program, founded in 1983, has been administered by HeartShare Human Services since 1995. Senator Marty Golden has long partnered with the Fund to make the financial relief available to those qualifying constituents.

 

December 17, 2013
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Restore the B37 Bus Coalition!

Since the 2010 elimination of the B37 Bus, folks in southwest Brooklyn have struggled getting around. The elimination of the bus service adversely impacted the elderly, disabled, families, youth, and persons with chronic illnesses as they disproportionately relied on the bus to access their health services and traveling to city agencies in downtown Brooklyn.

During this past Summer, our efforts paid off and the MTA announced the reinstatement of the B37 bus. We thank the MTA for carefully listening to our public transit concerns over the past few years. However, we have concerns with the current proposed restoration for the B37 bus such as: 1. Reinstating the B37 in mid-2014; 2. Shortening of the B37 route; and 3. Having the B37 run only between 6am-11pm.

December 17, 2013
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GOLDEN: NEW YORK STATE REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AWARDS GRANTS TO SUPPORT BROOKLYN PROJECTS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Regional Economic Development Council for the City of New York, today has issued a statement following the announcement of grants awarded to support key initiatives in Southwest Brooklyn.

 

“As a member of the Regional Economic Development Council for the City of New York, I commend New York State’s investment in Kings County. Today, we are furthering efforts to create a more business and environmentally friendly community for people to live, work and raise a family,” said Senator Marty Golden.

 

December 12, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN STARTS A NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION FOR SENIORS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing his series of new holiday events billed as “Holiday Senior Festivals”, which will feature the participation of numerous City and State agencies, free blood pressure screenings, entertainment and lunch, a FREE shredding truck parked outside to shred old documents, and raffles as well as a tree trimming.

 

December 9, 2013
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FEMA Releases Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for New York City

 

 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for New York City that reflect the latest refinements to the ongoing analysis of flood hazards. This release is the next step in the coastal Flood Insurance Study update. The Preliminary FIRMs replace the Preliminary Work Maps for New York City that were released earlier this year in June as an interim product.

 

 

 

December 5, 2013
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American Red Cross Awards $100,000 Superstorm Sandy Grant to Children’s Health Fund for Emotional Support in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y., December 4, 2013 — The American Red Cross has awarded a $100,000 grant to Children’s Health Fund to support mental health services for children and families affected by Superstorm Sandy in Brooklyn.

 

The funding will be used to help 530 children and families in Gerritsen Beach with Sandy-related mental health challenges to build the coping skills necessary to more fully recover.

 

December 4, 2013
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New Senate Report: Keep Cutting Taxes to Create Jobs

I have a longstanding record of championing tax cuts -- both to provide relief to hardworking New Yorkers, and to create a better business climate for new job creation and economic growth.

 

That's why I'm pleased to announce that my Senate Republican colleagues and I have just issued an important new report that calls for New York's personal income taxes, business taxes, estate taxes and local property taxes to be reformed, simplified and reduced. The report also calls for a permanent two-percent state spending cap and dedicating surplus revenues to tax reductions.

 

The new report sends a loud and clear message that comprehensive tax relief will be a top priority for our Senate Republican Conference throughout the 2014 Legislative Session.

November 20, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGS TO BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO THE COMMUNITY

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who this week is delivering turkeys to local food pantries and senior centers in preparation for Thanksgiving, is today announcing his plans to host two Christmas tree lightings which promise to bring holiday cheer and excitement, with a special visit from Santa Claus and hot chocolate for all.

 

November 19, 2013
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NY SENATE TO CONVENE MASSIVE CYBERSECURITY HEARING IN ROME

ROME - Six Senate committees will hold a joint hearing at noon Monday to hear testimony from experts in law enforcement, finance and computer science about the state’s preparedness against cyber-attacks.

“Cyber crime is a major economic issue, resulting in more than $500 million in losses last year alone,” said Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, who chairs the Senate Banking Committee and is hosting the event. “There’s a reason why England considers it an even greater threat than nuclear war. We need to take a closer look at what our state is doing to prevent cyberattacks that could affect our security, our economy and our government.”

November 15, 2013
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TESTIMONY FROM STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN & ASSEMBLYWOMAN NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS REGARDING THE B37

Submitted for the November 14, 2013 MTA Public Hearing

 

Brooklyn- Below please find the submitted testimony from State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island) regarding the B37.

 

November 14, 2013
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DON'T MISS A WINTER SPECTACULAR PARTY IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

Brooklyn- Is the chill in the air getting you geared up for the holidays? Then be sure not to miss a great event full of fun, dining, entertainment and shopping set for Sunday, December 8th at the Dyker Golf Course, located at 86th Street and 7th Avenue in Brooklyn, that will be sure to get you in the spirit, and support some great community causes at the same time.

 

The Winter Spectacular and Holiday Shopping event will feature Breakfast with Santa starting at 10:00 a.m., or you and your family can join Santa for lunch, starting at 2:00 p.m. Both breakfast and lunch will feature a performance of A Christmas Carol, an opportunity to take a picture with Santa Claus, cupcake decorating, kids holiday activities, and holiday shopping from a variety of vendors.

November 14, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND AMERICAN ITALIAN CANCER FOUNDATION TO HOST FREE MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS FOR WOMEN OF THE COMMUNITY

 

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host mammography screenings in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation in November in Marine Park.

The 37 foot mobile mammography van, staffed completely by women, will be outside of Senator Golden’s District Office on Friday, November 22, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 3604 Quentin Road.

The mammography screenings take about thirty minutes to complete. An appointment, which is necessary, can be made by calling 718-238-6044

November 13, 2013
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Three Common Sense Laws Taking Effect Today

Passing smart laws that help keep our streets, communities and families safe has always been among my highest priorities as your Senator.

And I'm pleased to report that three new laws to accomplish these goals have just gone into effect November 1st.

· The first is a common sense law designed to enhance the safety of students and parents by prohibiting drivers from making U turns within school zones.

 

November 1, 2013
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A Community Report: One Year After Sandy

Senator Golden has been on the ground in Gerritsen Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach since day one of Hurricane Sandy. During the Hurricane Senator Golden was responsible for reaching out to Captian Chell of the 61st Precinct, the Mayor’s office and various city agencies to assist with evacuations.

 

October 28, 2013
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Cornerstone Church at Bay Ridge

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SERVE BAY RIDGE

Dear Friends,

One of our goals at Cornerstone Church is to make a tangible, positive difference in our community through serving and meeting needs. You've probably even seen our volunteers out and about in the community wearing shirts that say "SERVE" as they pick up trash, paint fire hydrants, and clean up local parks.

 

October 23, 2013
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR THE 18TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN WALK AND FAIRYTALE FOREST

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced plans for the 2013 Halloween Walk and Fairytale Forest scheduled for Thursday, October 31, 2013, from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park, located at 67th Street and Colonial Road.

 

The 18th Annual event will feature the Haunted Walk, the Fairytale Forest, a pumpkin patch, a coloring contest and a costume contest. The event will also feature rides for the children, face painting, sand art, a Trackless Train Ride, and “Dracula’s Food Court”.

 

October 18, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ‘TO THE BRIDGE ‘N’ BACK’ TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS FOR BREAST CANCER

Brooklyn, NY- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is reminding residents about the upcoming event ‘To the Bridge ‘N’ Back,’ hosted by Declan Productions & CKO Bay Ridge, to raise money and awareness for the continuing fight against Breast Cancer.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The walk to start at American Veterans Memorial Pier (Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road) and end at the Verrazano Bridge. Food and Refreshments will be served after the walk at CKO Bay Ridge, 9106 4 Avenue. To Register for the event or for more information please visit https://tothebridgeandback.eventbrite.com

 

October 16, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH THE BOOKMARK SHOPPE FOR THE BOOK RELEASE OF ALLEGIANT AND A STORY WRITING CONTEST

Event features Faction Costume Contest, Choose Your Faction Quiz, Free Give Aways, Prizes, & Refreshments

 

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in conjunction with The BookMark Shoppe, will be hosting a book release party for Allegiant, Book III by Veronica Roth on Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:00PM at The BookMark Shoppe, located at 8415 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

Kids up to the age of 18 can participate in a Story Writing Contest, related to Veronica Roth’s World of Divergent. All entries are due No Later Than October 16th, 7:00pm to either the BookMark Shoppe or Senator Golden’s office.

 

The event will also have a Costume Contest, Choose Your Faction Quiz, Free Give-Aways, Prizes, and refreshments.

October 15, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH CONEY ISLAND HOSPITAL TO OFFER FREE FLU SHOTS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction Coney Island Hospital, is announcing that he will be offering free flu shots by appointment only for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the Health Department is encouraging to get the annual flu vaccine, at three events during the month of October.

 

Free flu shots will be available to the community on:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Carmine Carro Community Center at 3000 Fillmore Avenue

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 pm Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. St. Simon and Jude located at 294 Avenue T

 

October 10, 2013
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BROOKLYN’S 7th ANNUAL SENIOR IDOL FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Senator Golden, “…a night of laughter, of tears and true fun in our neighborhood…”

 

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that ten finalists have been selected to compete in Brooklyn’s 7th Annual Senior Idol to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Angels Auditorium, located at 347 74th Street. The show begins at 7:00PM. Auditions were held with over 30 contestants participating.

 

October 4, 2013
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