Marty Golden Secures $43,000 Grant for Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department


From the press release below and . State Senator Marty Golden has secured $43,000 for the Gerritsen Beach Fire Department for the purchase of a new vehicle.

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 22, 2012

Contact: John Quaglione (718) 238-6044 or


Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this weekend attended the 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department where he swore in the officers and surprised the crowd with an announcement of a new emergency fire rescue vehicle to commemorate the milestone. Senator Golden announced that he has secured a grant in the amount of$43,000 to purchase a new emergency fire vehicle, sometimes referred to as an “Gator”, to assist the Department in rescue efforts.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “I am proud to have been able to secure this grant to support the operations of the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department. As we celebrate their 90 years of service, this new rescue vehicle will further their ability to keep the community and the residents safe. On behalf of a grateful neighborhood, please know that the volunteer service of the crew members is recognized and applauded today.”

John Czap, Chief of the Department of the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department stated, “This is fantastic and will really help the community. Now, we will have much better access to the parkland on the East side of Gerritsen Avenue. We will be able to get to areas where we could not have previously so to provide fire and emergency medical care.” Along with the driver and passenger, the vehicle is designed to carry one patient, one EMS attendant, plus assorted medical and rescue equipment.

Golden Trying to Cleanup Derelict Properties

44 Noel – In Dander of Collapse

Senator Matry Golden recently brought in the Department of Buildings and the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit to see what if anything can be done to secure these properties to ensure the safety of the building and the neighbors homes.

Any other properties out there?

1 Opal Court.

Senator Golden Announces Re-Election Campaign


The folloing is a press release from Friends of Marty Golden


April 18, 2012


Brooklyn – Saying that “Albany is turning around,” State Senator Marty Golden today announced his plans to seek re-election to represent the 22nd District in the New York State Senate as the candidate of the Republican, Conservative and Independence Parties.

In announcing his candidacy, Senator Marty Golden stated, “The people who I proudly represent know of my tireless dedication on behalf of this great neighborhood.  Each and every day, I look to build on a record of service for the people that have placed their trust in me to represent them in the State Senate. I have been a voice for our community in Albany, and I have never failed to stand up for what I believe to be the interests, and the needs, of the 22nd District.”

Golden continued, citing passage of the second consecutive on-time budget as “the most recent evidence that the days of dysfunction in Albany are coming to an end. It’s time to turn this state around, and make our communities even better places to live, work, and raise families.”

Golden’s Record

Golden’s achievements include:

  • Continued demonstration of an unwavering commitment to community service through the array of events sponsored by his office which include Easter Egg Hunts, the annual Halloween Walks, the 4th of July Picnic , the Christmas Tree Lightings, Summer Concerts in the Parks, and tax preparation for seniors and low income taxpayers. Golden’s district offices have, over the years, handled thousands of constituent problems and helped many people solve problems with government agencies.
  • Filing a lawsuit against the MTA which resulted in a settlement where the agency agreed to weekday express bus service restorations and improvements to the Access-a-Ride program;
  • Senator Golden has authored over 75 laws most notably in the areas of public safety, tax cuts, economic development, and senior citizen issues.
  • Marty Golden continues to work to improve public safety in Brooklyn and throughout New York State. He has worked to strengthen the Megan’s Law sex offender registry and expand the DNA databank to include all persons convicted of a felony and certain misdemeanors. Golden sponsored the laws that increased penalties against gun-runners and those that injure or kill police officers, and in 2006, Senator Golden wrote a tough law that mandates prison for the possession of a single loaded illegal firearm.
  • Senator Golden has worked through his career in public service to create jobs. Golden sponsored the law that created a tax break for television and movie production in New York. This program has added more than $5 billion into the local economy annually, supporting 4,000 local businesses and 100,000-plus jobs.  This past year, 23 prime time television series were filmed in New York City, and 11 “pilots” for the 2012-13 television season are being filmed in the city. 188 motion pictures were made last year in New York. Five new sound stages are being built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, creating more jobs for the future.
  • Senator Golden was the driving force behind the Bioscience Initiative at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. The “BioBAT” project is converting more than 480,000 square feet at the terminal into space for research and bio-manufacturing. When completed, the $60 million project will create more than 1,000 permanent jobs.
  • Working with a diverse group of parents, educators, clergy and school choice advocates, Senator Golden delivered a $330 child tax credit for public, private and parochial school students.
  • Golden’s diligent efforts secured $11.2 billion in funding to improve New York City Public Schools including the construction of a new high school in Brooklyn and the building of new elementary and middle schools (and the expansion of existing schools) to insure adequate facilities in which our children can receive an education that prepares them for the future. The newest projects include P.S. 264 (371 89thStreet), P.S. 310 (942 62nd Street), and P.S. 331 (7002-4th Avenue). These new school buildings will add 1,500 seats to schools in area, further reducing overcrowding. He has also secured funding for new technology in our schools and financial support for PTAs.
  • As Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, Senator Golden was credited by nationally recognized advocacy groups for championing the rights of senior citizens through the Assisted Living Law of 2004. Under his leadership, a number of significant bills affecting older Americans were enacted, including a new Elderlaw, the Senior Bill of Rights; Long Term Care Reform, internet posting of retail prescription drug prices and a single EPIC/Medicare prescription drug card. Golden wrote the law that raised the SCRIE eligibility limit from $24,000 to $29,000 for seniors and disabled.
  • Golden also secured funding for the establishment of Moose Lodge, Homecrest and soon to be opened Marine Park Senior Centers.
  • Golden has been an advocate for state support for many not-for-profits serving our community including the Neighborhood Improvement Association, the Guild for Exceptional Children, and  HeartShare Human Services.
  • Golden has been a fighter for the community’s health care needs, helping secure support for Maimonides and Lutheran Medical Centers and leading the fight to restore needed services at the former Victory Memorial Hospital site. SUNY Downstate at Bay Ridge, opened last year, offers a walk-in Urgent Care Center, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Advanced Endoscopy Center, Laser Vision Correction Center, and laboratory and radiology support services. Golden remains committed to bringing an emergency room to this facility.

Marty Golden is a retired New York City Police Officer who received numerous awards during his ten years with the Police Department. Then-Officer Golden was forced to retire in 1983, after suffering a serious injury while making a narcotics arrest.

He was elected to the New York City Council in 1997 and re-elected in 2001. In 2002, he was elected to the State Senate. He has served the people of the 22nd State Senate District since then.

Senator Golden: Troop Drive


This holiday season Senator Golden is hosting a Troop Drive

Please drop off any donations by FRIDAY
3604 Quentin Road
Monday and Friday between 9 am and 12 pm
or on Wednesday from 2pm to 5pm

Suggested donations include: tube socks (Green/Black), Tan and Green T-shirts, unscented baby powder, games (Domino’s, Checkers, Chess) chap stick/lip balm, batteries, Long Johns, snacks, phone cards, batteries, baby wipes, Pop Tarts, shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, sun screen, toilet paper, mac and cheese, mouthwash, toiletries, canned  goods, snacks chips, powdered drinks, cup of soup, DVD’s, books, magazines, sun block, flea, envelopes, pens and pencils, paperback books, playing cards, tick and lice powder, and holiday cards.

Feel free to call the office for further details at 718-238-6044.

FEMA and Property Owners to Hold Meeting About Hurricane Irene


City State and Federal representatives will attend this meeting to inform you about assistance for victims that have incurred damage to their property during Hurricane Irene

You MAY be able to file a claim with FEMA.

Councilman Lew Fidler, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, Assemblyman Alan Maisel
Time: Monday, October 17th, 7:00 p.m.
Place: Kings Bay Y
Location: 3459 Nostrand Avenue (corner of Avenue V)
For additional information contact (718) 241-9330

Marty Golden State Senator Marty Golden and The Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association
Time: October 19th at 7pm
Place: The Cort Club
Location: 2648 Gerritsen Avenue

For additional information contact 718-238-6044

Golden: Support Our Troops Rally




Senator Golden to Host “Support Our Troops” Rally

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing plans to host his annual “Support Our Troops” rally on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Marine Park, at Avenue S and East 33rd Street.

Residents of the community are invited to join with veterans and family members of active servicemen and women in sending a message of support to our troops both home and overseas. The event will feature inspirational speeches and a patriotic musical selection. American flags will be distributed to all those in attendance.

Senator Golden stated, “I wholeheartedly offer my continuing gratitude to our service men and women. We must continue to gather as a community so to recognize the sacrifices that have been made in the name of freedom and liberty.”

For more information, contact Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044. Members of the media are welcome.


Yellow Signal Installation – Installed


The Department of Transportation installed the lights today.

Let’s see what happens when they flip the switch.


George Broadhead Inducted into NY Senate Veterans Hall of Fame


The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life. Their meritorious service to our nation deserves the special recognition that only a Hall of Fame can provide, as a fitting expression of our gratitude and admiration.

Corporal George Broadhead New York State Resolution

This year Corporal George Broadhead, President of the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners was inducted into the Hall of Fame who Senator Golden selected for induction into the New York State Senate  Veterans  Hall of Fame this year.  Corporal Broadhead, of Gerritsen Beach,  served during the Korean War. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the  Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Naval Unit Citation and campaign awards.

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George Broadhead USMC Korean War, with past years NY State Senate hall of fame honoree's Rubin Pratt USMC vietnam, Ralph Mottola USMC ex POW WWII

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State Senator Marty Golden Senior Fair


held his annual informational fair for senior citizens friday at The Diocese of Brooklyn Saint Columba.

On Friday May 13 State Senator Marty Golden Brooklyn, presented the 2011 edition of their Annual Senior Fair. Many agencies and organizations were represented in the auditorium of St. Columba (2245 Kimball Street). In addition to the free refreshments and lunch, The senior fair offerd information and assistance offered by various City agencies including the Department for the Aging, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Finance, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Sanitation, New York and Company, the New York City Police Department and New York City Fire Department..



Senator Golden 9th Annual Senior Fair


Date: Friday, May 13th, 2011, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: St Columba Auditorium
2245 Kimball St

The senior fair will feature information and assistance offered by various City agencies including the Department for the Aging, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Finance, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Sanitation, New York and Company, the New York City Police Department and New York City Fire Department.

Additionally, the EPIC Program, the Metro Card Mobile Sales unit and senior service agencies will be attending. Free blood pressure screenings will also be available and lunch will be served.

Events: Town Hall for Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay Residents


Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday!

Senator Golden has invited the participation of the following agencies to attend the meeting and address individuals concerns with representatives of the NYPD, the Transportation, Parks, Buildings, Environmental Protection, Sanitation and Fire Departments.

Senator Golden will be updating the community on the 2011-2012 New York State Budget and recent legislative efforts. Senator Golden and his staff will be providing important community information and announcing upcoming events for those in attendance.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, located at 3302 Avenue U (at East 33rd Street). 7:30pm – 8:30pm

For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044

Events: Marty Golden Town Hall

I am encouraging the community to attend the meetings which will be an opportunity to discuss concerns related to the quality of life of the community and issues effected by the 2011-2012 New York State Budget. I have invited the participation of the following agencies: the NYPD, the FDNY Fire Safety Unit, the NYC Department of Transportation, the NYC Department of Sanitation, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the New York City Transit Authority (M.T.A.), the Department of Buildings, and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay residents are invited to attend Senator Golden’s community town hall on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, located at 3302 Avenue U (at East 33rd Street). 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Senator Marty Golden Irish Heritage Awards


Left to Right: Martin Connelly, Richard Cannon, Maureen Stramka, Kevin Cottingham, Senator Golden

Senator Marty Golden held a breakfast ceremony this past Saturday honoring local Irish leaders during Irish Heritage Month.

Richard Cannon: A member of the FDNY Emerald Society and the Holy NameSociety, Richard has dedicated his life to helping others. He currently serves as an executive board member of theFDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation, a volunteer with the Wounded Warrior Project, and has worked with the FDNY Burn Center Foundation.

Martin Connelly: Martin served his country honorably in the United States Navy. After his discharge in 1963, Marty returned to Brooklyn, married his wife Patricia, and has been a presence here ever since. His community involvement includes the Boy Scouts of America, PTA president for St. Francis De Sales, the Cort Club, and the American Legion.

Kevin Cottingham: From a Police Officer in the 70 Precinct in 1990 to Sergeant and supervisor of the Borough Wide Community Affairs Unit for Brooklyn in 2005, Kevin found his niche of working with the communities in which he served. We have Kevin to thank
for returning the Great Irish Fair to Brooklyn. Kevin, his wife,and two children, live on Staten Island.

Maureen Stramka: Bay Ridge wouldn’t be the same without Maureen. He routreach includes: BRAVO, The Halloween Walk, the Bay Ridge Lions Club, Ragamuffin Parade, and Community Board 10, among others. She is most proud of her work with the Bay Ridge Community Council, having served as a boardmember, recording secretary, 2nd & 1st VP, and President.

Traffic Signal Installation to Start In Three Weeks


State Senator Marty Golden today is announcing that the yellow traffic signal installation at Channel Avenue will finally be installed approximately three weeks.

After being originally announced back in August the installation the installation was being held up by Department of Transportation’s installation department.

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