Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Staten Island/Brooklyn) today hosted a press conference on the corner of Bay Ridge Parkway and 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge to call on the MTA Board to vote to restore B37 bus service. The B37, which was discontinued in June of 2010, connected Bay Ridge with downtown Brooklyn along 3rd Avenue, providing much needed economic development and necessary transportation options to Bay Ridge businesses and residents.
Previously, The SBA had ruled that loans, even if not taken, would count against Sandy aid grants.
Brooklyn, NY – Following pressure from New York City elected officials and residents, the Federal Government has revised it’s policy regarding SBA loans and how they affect aid grants. Previously, any loan, even if it was turned down was counted against aid money given by New York City. Now loan money that was not accepted will not be counted against those individuals who are looking to repair their homes.
Golden, who has sent multiple letters and has had several meetings with the MTA, calls on NYC and MTA to meet additional service requests during the Montague Street Tunnel Closure
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I), after receiving a response letter from MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas F. Prendergast regarding service changes to accommodate the R Train Montague Tunnel closure, issued the following statement:
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn/Staten Island) will host a press conference tomorrow morning, Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., at the corner of 75th Street and 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn, calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board to vote, at their meeting next Wednesday, to restore the B 37 bus.
Merchant leaders and community residents have been invited to join the legislators at the press event.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement regarding the B 37 bus route:
"I am very encouraged to learn that at next week’s MTA Board Meeting, the restoration of the B 37 bus route will be among the agenda items. Since it was taken out of service in June 2010, I have never given up the fight, and the hope, that we will again see buses rolling along 3rd Avenue. I will continue to work with my colleagues in government, and with Metropolitan Transit Authority officials, to improve both local and express bus service.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will honor two extraordinary citizens at a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at 5:00 pm, outside the R train station located at 77th Street and 4th Avenue, for their heroic, life saving action last week.
The two men jumped onto the train tracks at this station and pulled the man out of danger from an oncoming train that was approximately 200 feet away.
The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) issued an RFP this past Friday for approximately $200 million in federal social services block grant Superstorm Sandy supplemental funding to support eligible health and human service providers cover necessary expenses resulting from Superstorm Sandy. Applicants will have until August 30, 2013 to submit their proposals. Contracts are projected to begin no earlier than September 1, 2013 and funding must be expended no later than September 30, 2015.
An inter-agency committee, including representatives from NYS DOH, OASAS, OGS, OMH, OPWDD and OTDA in addition to OCFS, will review all proposals.
A copy of the RFP is available by using the following link:
Thanks to Gene Cukierwar for this picture of myself, Miss Brooklyn, John Quaglione and Anthony Testaverde, as well as two of NY's finest with recovered steel from the World Trade Center, as well as a flag made with all the names of those who perished on 9-11 at the Independence Day Parade last weekend.
On July 4th, we celebrate the birth of our Nation. Since 1776, when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, people from around the world have left their homelands to come to America for freedom and opportunity.
As we gather with family and friends for barbeques and picnics, baseball games, music and fireworks, lets take a moment to remember our history, heritage and to appreciate those who have fought for life, liberty and freedom.
My wish is that everyone, home or away, enjoys this important holiday. For all those who are traveling, please be especially careful on the roadways.
State Senator Marty Golden was among the local leaders, including District 20 Superintendent Karina Costantino, faculty members, parents and students of Intermediate School 201, who cheered for Madeleine Brennan, as school was dismissed earlier today, on her last day as Principal of the Dyker Heights Intermediate School.
Brennan is the longest serving Principal in the City of New York history, having served for 50 years as Principal of I.S. 201.
Brennan exited the building, escorted by Costantino and Golden, to Tina Turner’s classic “Simply the Best.” Before her exit, Brennan joined the staff in a hallway dance to her favorite song, the Village People’s Y.M.C.A.
Some important info below about the new threshold to qualify for Enhanced STAR. The threshold to qualify has gone up.
The State has changed the income threshold for Enhanced STAR for 2014/15. The new limit for Enhanced STAR is $81,900 (it was $79,050 for 2013/14). Income for Enhanced STAR is the federal adjusted gross income minus the taxable amount of the total distribution from individual retirement accounts or annuities (commonly known as IRAs).
Finance is in the process of updating the application, webpage, etc.
This summer, I am proud to host another great line up of concerts and invite music lovers and neighbors to be a part of these great evenings of music. It’s time to grab a beach chair, or a blanket, and head to our local parks on most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
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.