Supporting the police via the Blue Ribbon Project

State Senator Marty Golden (whom I serve as chief of staff) together with Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis announced the Blue Ribbon Project in support of our police at a press conference in front of their district office last Tuesday.

The project,which originated on Staten Island and has caught on nationally, simply asks you to tie a Blue Ribbon around a fence, poll or tree on your property to show your support for the police. Representatives of the project as well as representatives of the 68th Precinct Community Council and the organization C.O.P.S. were present. Nanci Roden, who is working to create a Brooklyn police memorial, was also in attendance.

Anyone interested in Blue Ribbons can pick them up at the joint district office of Golden and Malliotakis, 7408 Fifth Avenue, 718-238-6044 or Congressmrmnrt Dan Donovan’s fistrict office, 7308 13TH Avenue, 718-630-5277.

Lets make a big effort to show our support for the police by turning our community blue!

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I am probably the last person to defend Governor Cuomo, but I actually do not think he had anything to do with a cover-up concerning the Bridgegate scandal as has recently been mentioned in the media. Cuomo’s appointee Pat Foye, who is the executive director of the Port Authority, is actually the one who blew the whistle on the whole thing in the first place.

And, frankly, the individual who is accusing the governor, former New Jersey Port Authority official David Wildstein, has been described by law enforcement and politicos that know him as a pathological liar. He’s not really a reliable source in my opinion.

Chris Christie is another matter altogether. Everyone from his deputy chief of staff to Wildstein, a political confidante of his, has been arrested and/or pleaded. Several have implicated Governor Christe. How he has not been held more responsible makes no sense to me. Hopefully, at a minimum, his political career has ended.

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It is that time of year again. State Senator Golden will be hosting his annual Halloween Walk in Owl’s Head Park on, of course, Halloween from 3 p.m. to dark. There are plenty of activities for the children and even a haunted house walk complete with local performers for the adults.

The senator has been sponsoring this extremely popular event since he was first elected to the City Council in 1997. It has grown into one of the largest Halloween children’s events in the nation with several thousand children accompanied by their parents visiting it each year. It is a safe, fun afternoon for children and their families.

Even if you do not have a child, it is worth a visit, if only to see what local volunteers led by Chip Cafiero have created.

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