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Senator Martin Golden, in partnership with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force, has announced the complete lineup of free concerts set to take stage at local parks this summer. The concert series kicks off on Tuesday, July 7, with Out Of The Blue playing at Shore Road Park. The series of 15 concerts will feature an array of musical acts including…

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Tuesday that New York City will become the second major urban school district in the nation, after San Francisco, to close on Lunar New Year in the official school calendar. In the upcoming 2015-16 school year, schools will close on February 8 for the Lunar New…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGkhelBVT28 They fought for their country abroad and now they are fighting for access to health services back home. Nurses and veterans gathered outside the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Hospital [Brooklyn VA] in Dyker Heights Monday to speak out against a planned 15-month closure of the hospital’s surgical unit, which includes 25 beds. Nurses say the unit’s shutdown — effective…

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You are a signature away from being able to legally dine with your dog at outdoor and sidewalk cafes — as long as the bar or restaurant owner allows it — in New York State, thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 4327/Assembly Bill 5956, also known as the Dining With Dogs Bill. The bill…

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The state’s laws regulating rent increases and eviction policies for the more than two million New Yorkers who live in rent-regulated housing — including thousands of our neighbors — expired Monday night after Albany lawmakers could not reach an agreement to extend them. The move has been met with vehement condemnation from city officials, including…

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When will Lunar New Year become an official school holiday? More than 40 elected officials, advocacy groups, and community leaders — including State Senator Marty Golden, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, and Senator Nydia Velazquez — wrote a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio last week, accusing him of failing to discuss the addition of the Chinese New Year…

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A series of bills, introduced by Senator Marty Golden to create better protections for law enforcement officers and emergency medical service personnel, were approved by the New York State Senate on Tuesday. The first bill creates a new crime for the aggravated assault of a police or peace officer when a person is aided by two or more people at a protest. This amendment to the…

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The New York State Senate has adopted two bills, introduced by Senator Marty Golden, designed to create safer roadways for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists. The new law would increase the penalties for leaving the scene of an accident when a death, injury or damage of property occurs. The bill is intended deter drivers from leaving injured victims on the road, facilitate police investigations…

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As Republican state senators negotiate over strengthened rent regulations passed by the Democratic-led State Assembly in Albany last month, several immigrant groups are urging Senator Marty Golden, one of New York’s two Republican senators, to take a stand in favor of stronger rent laws. In a letter sent to Golden on Monday, the Alliance for Tenant Power, the Arab American Association…

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The New York State Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden today that would raise the maximum income requirements for seniors to be eligible for real property tax exemptions for the first time since 1994. This measure would allow more senior citizens to receive increased relief from their local real property taxes. “As property taxes…

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