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“Operation Seniors” — a “free night of fashion and fun” created to offer prom season assistance for high school seniors affected by Superstorm Sandy — will be held tonight, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. inside the Bay Ridge Manor, 476 76th Street.
The office of State Senator Marty Golden, who informed us about the event, says that high school seniors can choose from prom dresses, shoes, bags, and more. There will also be consultations with hairdressers and makeup artists, who will be on hand.
More than 200 dresses have been collected and the organization has received donations from The Jones Group, MAC Cosmetics, Revlon, Synderela, Coloriffics, New York Dress Company, I Love Jewelry Auctions, Charles Elias Salon, Lucky New York Salon, Marine Florist and Classie Tuxedo.
To learn more, contact Mary Beth at (917) 865-1260.
State Senator Marty Golden will be hosting his Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children and families of his district, March 23 at 12:00 p.m. in Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue and Madison Place. The Easter Egg Hunt events include games, music, and activities for the whole family, as well as prizes for the children.
“I encourage all children and families to join in this fun event. The challenge is on to find the eggs hidden in the parks for a chance to win prizes. These special events in our parks are what makes our community a great place to live, work and raise a family,” Golden stated.
Golden, who sponsors the event every year, will be hosting another Easter Egg Hunt next week in the Bay Ridge section of his district.
To learn more, call Golden’s District Office at (718) 238-6044.
We received this release from the offices of State Senator Martin Golden:
Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced representatives of the Department of Financial Services will be at locations in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Nassau County and Suffolk County to help homeowners, renters and business owners with insurance-related issues stemming from damage caused by Storm Sandy.
The Department’s representatives will be available to meet with residents inside the agency’s Mobile Command Center, which will be stationed at these locations:
- Saturday, Jan. 5 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jamaica Bay Home Depot, 5700 Avenue U.
- Tuesday, Jan. 8 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bergen Beach / Mill Basin Shopping Center, 6620 Avenue U.
- Wednesday, Jan. 9 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Coney Island, MCU- Parking Lot, 1904 Surf Ave.
Department representatives will help citizens contact their insurers if they have been unable to do so and answer questions about homeowners’, renters’ and business owners’ insurance coverage.
Citizens unable to go to the Mobile Command Center are encouraged to call the Department’s storm hotline (800) 339-1759 which is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily including weekends. Insurance information is also available on the Department’s website, www.dfs.ny.gov.
State Senator Marty Golden. Source: NYSenate.gov
According to a report in Vos Is Neias, New York State Senator Marty Golden reversed his stance on the NYPD’s controversial ”spying program,” which allegedly targets mosques and other Muslim gathering points in a citywide counter-terrorism effort.
Golden, a Republican, who had previously provided his signature to a letter praising Police Chief Ray Kelly and the NYPD in their efforts for “going to precisely the source of the problem,” now has stated the opposite at a forum hosted by the Arab-American Association of New York.
“Anybody that would spy on any religious institution is absolutely wrong. I do not stand by anybody who would do that,” said Golden in response to a question wondering if Kelly should apologize. “If [Commissioner Kelly] has, he should apologize – but it hasn’t been proven that he has.”
The spying program, which, according to the AP, targeted “Muslim student groups, put informants in mosques, monitored sermons and cataloged every Muslim in New York who adopted new, Americanized surnames.” It has led to no leads, cases, or arrests.
Golden’s call for an apology was not overlooked by Democratic challenger Andrew Gounardes, also present at the forum, who reminded voters of Golden’s previous support for the initiative.
State Senator Marty Golden will be hosting a town hall meeting tonight, October 23, 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3302 Avenue U at East 33rd Street. Golden is inviting residents of the community to attend and discuss quality of life and legislative issues.
Representatives from the New York City Department of Finance, the Department of Buildings, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the New York City Police Department, the New York City Fire Department and the Department of Sanitation have confirmed their attendance.
“I look forward to leading these conversations with the community so to provide an update on a variety of neighborhood issues and important legislation which I have recently been working on,” Golden stated. “I am glad to join with representatives of key City agencies to work with residents to resolve local problems in an effort to improve our quality of life. I hope you will join me…”
For more information, contact Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office of State Senator Martin J. Golden, in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, will be offering free flu shots at two separate events in our area throughout October.
The vaccines, which will be given by appointment only, are for senior citizens (65 and older), uninsured residents, and New Yorkers at high risk for developing influenza according to the Department of Health (pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions).
The free flu shots will be given:
- Tuesday, October 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Simon and Jude, 294 Avenue T between Van Sicklen Street and Lake Street
- Wednesday, October 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3301 Avenue U at East 33rd Street
“I am proud to once again partner with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York to make the flu vaccination available at no cost to residents of my district. I wish to remind everyone how important it is get a flu shot so to keep from falling ill this winter,” Golden stated.
An appointment can be made by calling Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.
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All of our readers, your friends and family are invited to Sheepshead Bites Fourth Birthday Party on June 29 at 8:00 p.m. at the Baron DeKalb, Knights of Columbus, 3000 Emmons Avenue, sponsored by Big Apple Sewer and Drain, entertainment sponsored by TD Bank and food provided by Bassett Caterers.
Residents in our area will be able to meet with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and local elected officials, on separate dates and locations to discuss issues related to property damage incurred by Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene.
The two individual events are as follows:
- October 17, 7 p.m. at the Kings Bay Y, 3459 Nostrand Avenue between Avenues U and V: Assemblyman Alan Maisel, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, & Councilman Lew Fidler invite you to meet with representatives from FEMA and other agencies to obtain assistance with damage resulting from Hurricane Irene
- October 19, 7 p.m., at the Cort Club, 2648 Gerritsen Avenue between Devon and Channel avenues: State Senator Martin J. Golden and the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association will welcome officials from FEMA and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection for a town hall meeting, which will allow area homeowners and residents, who have incurred damage to their property during Hurricane Irene, to discuss the possibility of filing a claim with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Representatives of Congressman Bob Turner’s office will also be in attendance.
For more information, contact the district office of your elected official:
Assemblyman Alan Maisel: (718) 968-2770 or email email@example.com
Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein: (718) 648-4700
Councilman Lew Fidler: (718) 241-9316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
State Senator Martin J. Golden: (718) 238-6044 or email email@example.com
Congressman Bob Turner: (718) 520-9001 or email https://bobturner.house.gov/contact-me/email-me