Martin J. Golden's News items

Dot Announces Installation Of Credit Card Friendly Muni-meters For Bensonhurst

New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today joined State Senator Marty Golden to announce the installation of credit card friendly Muni-Meters along 86th Street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. The Department of Transportation (DOT) installed 58 Muni-Meters along the busy commercial strip and the adjacent north/south streets between Bay 14th Street and 21st Avenue, replacing roughly 330 traditional single space meters. “Parking just became a little easier for drivers who visit one of Brooklyn’s busiest shopping centers,” said Commissioner Sadik-Khan.

October 26, 2007
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Killer Germ In New York Hospitals Targeted

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., Chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID) and State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C. Brooklyn) joined with families affected by hospital infection deaths to announce a bill to require hospitals in New York State to screen patients coming into hospitals for the bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) “I commend Dr. Betsy McCaughey and her efforts with the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths.

October 26, 2007
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Senator Golden To Update Community On Medicare Services At An Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aging, in conjunction with the Medicare Rights Center, will be sponsoring a question-and-answer session for senior citizens of the community regarding Medicare services for 2008.

October 25, 2007
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Senate Passes Bill To Prohibit Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens

The New York State Senate late last night passed legislation that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card."I have never seen such strong and united opposition to a proposal by the Governor," Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno said.

October 25, 2007
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Senator Golden Bestows Statewide Recognition On Colonel Tracey Nicholson

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, this week honored Colonel Tracey E. Nicholson, the Commander of Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton Army Base, as a 2007 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at a luncheon, attended by over 150 community leaders, clergy and veterans at the Bay Ridge Manor.

Senator Marty Golden selected Colonel Tracey E. Nicholson for this honor and presented the Colonel with an award in honor of this milestone achievement.

October 24, 2007
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Senator Golden To Protect Our Kids

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), member of the Senate Education Committee, announced Senate passage of legislation that would equip New York City School buses with electronic monitoring systems. "We were all shocked after reading the stories of sexual abuse occurring on school buses in our local newspapers. This is a real problem that needs a real, common sense solution.

October 24, 2007
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Senator Golden Keeps Working Families In NYC

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced passage of legislation to expand housing affordability for middle class-working families in the city’s most significant housing development incentive program, the 421-a program. "The bill which we passed today will help those families who truly need assistance when it comes to affordable housing - the middle class," Senator Golden said. "These changes to the program will insure that the working families who built this great City can continue to afford to live here in good housing.

October 23, 2007
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Senate Passes Legislation To Protect Domestic Violence Victims

The New York State Senate yesterday passed legislation (S.4875), sponsored by Senator Cathy Young (R-C-I, Olean) that would provide victims of domestic violence greater protection by allowing them to testify in court via closed-circuit television."To break the cycle of abuse, victims should be in a non-threatening environment when giving testimony. They shouldn’t be stared down by someone who has physically and emotionally tortured them.

October 23, 2007
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Senator Golden To Host 2nd Annual Special Education Fair To Help Local Children And Families

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden will be hosting a special education fair for families and students of School District 20, 21 ad 22 on Saturday, November 3, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Marine & Academic Center (MAC) Rotunda at Kingsborough Community College located at 2001 Oriental Boulevard in Brooklyn.Issues and concerns to be discussed include being a parent of a child with special needs, higher education opportunities for special needs children, and services offered by advocacy organizations and much more.

October 22, 2007
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Senator Golden To Host 2007 Halloween Treat For Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, with the Bay Ridge Bensonhurst Parks Task Force, CERT1NYC, and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, will host a special Halloween celebration, "The 2007 Haunted Halloween Walk and Fair", on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 from 3:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

October 22, 2007
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Local Tribute To Police Officer Moira Smith

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden along with Brooklyn Public Library Executive Director Dionne Mack-Harvin and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, this week officially unveiled a New York State Senate honor, a framed commemorative print officially inducting Police Officer Moira Smith into State Senate history as a Senate Woman of Distinction at Brooklyn Public Library’s Bay Ridge Library amongst a crowd of family, friends and neighbors.Police Officer Moira Smith, a 13-year veteran of the N.Y.P.D., was inducted as a hero into the New York State Senate Wom

October 19, 2007
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Senator Golden Says NYC And Uft Agreement Makes The Grade

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today voiced his support for the recent agreement between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and United Federation of Teachers President, Randi Weingarten, which will create a $20 million-a-year merit pay program for 200 of New York City’s high need schools."It is a victory for everyone when the City and our schools work together as a team. This agreement is truly a historic partnership between our hard working dedicated teachers and the Big Apple.

October 18, 2007
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Senator Golden And Senate Colleagues Urge MTA To Withdraw Fare Increase Plan

New York City’s New York State Senate Majority Delegation are urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority ("MTA") to withdraw its plan to raise fares and tolls in 2008, 2010 and every two years thereafter.As signed by Senators Frank Padavan, Serphin Maltese, Martin Golden, and Andrew Lanza, the Delegation sent a letter to the MTA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Elliot G.

October 18, 2007
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Golden To Unveil State Senate Hero Commemorative Print To Honor Police Officer Moira Smith's Memory, Lost In 9/11/01 Attacks, At Bay Ridge Library

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) along with Brooklyn Public Library Executive Director Dionne Mack-Harvin and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, will officially unveil a New York State Senate Women of Distinction framed commemorative print officially inducting Police Officer Moira Smith into State Senate history as a Senate Woman of Distinction at the Bay Ridge Branch of Brooklyn Public Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 1:15 p.m.

October 16, 2007
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Senator Golden's Lifesaving Bill Becomes Law

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced that the Governor has signed legislation, which Golden sponsored, that would require all schools to have nebulizers available to treat children with asthma (S.6074-A). This bill would potentially save lives as well as reduce the number of emergency room visits by school children."Asthma is a national epidemic. Almost 1 in 13 school children suffer from asthma making it the leading chronic illness in children. Not only that but asthma is the leading cause of hospitalization for children under the age of 15.

October 12, 2007
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Statement By Senator Marty Golden, Former Nypd Officer And Advocate For The Death Penalty For Cop Killers, On Guilty Verdict In Killing Of Nypd Detective Dillon Stewart

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today issued the following statement:"The jury's guilty verdict, and life sentencing, of Alan Cameron, who shot and killed Police Officer Dillon Stewart in cold blood, was the right decision. Justice has been served and a strong message was sent that New Yorkers will not tolerate such crimes against law enforcment officers.

October 11, 2007
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Cigarette Trafficking: The New Cash Cow for Al Qaeda

New York tax law requires a sales and excise tax to be imposed on each pack of cigarettes sold by a licensed retailer. Native American reservations throughout the State of New York have argued their sovereignty gives them the authorization to sell tax-free cigarettes to both tribal and non-tribal members.

However, in 1994 the United States Supreme Court ruled (Attea v. New York State) that New York was within its constitutional right to tax all cigarette sales to non tribal members. Seems like common sense, right?

October 10, 2007
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Fitness For Life Expo Shaping Up At Aviator Sports

BROOKLYN, October 9, 2007 – The Fitness for Life Expo is shaping up for an all-day workout Thursday, October 11 at Aviator Sports & Recreation.Seniors 55 and over will benefit from a unique total mind and body fitness experience beginning at 9 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Free classes include yoga, arthritis exercise, weight training, slimnastics, and dance.The Fitness for Life Expo is in conjunction with an active Seniors in Shape program that revolves around sessions three days each week through early December.

October 9, 2007
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Food Pantry Set To Open In Brooklyn For Those In Need

Brooklyn- Reaching-Out Community Services and State Senator Marty Golden will host a press event marking the opening day at Reaching Out’s newest location, at 7708 New Utrecht Avenue in Brooklyn on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. The new pantry will allow the organization to better serve those who need a hand. For the last 15 years, Reaching-Out Community Services has been helping those in need with groceries offering them to low-income families, the elderly, disabled, unemployed, and the working poor.

October 4, 2007
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Senator Golden To Salute Local Leaders At Italian Heritage Celebration

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced that he will host his annual community celebration honoring distinguished Italian Americans as part of Italian Heritage Month on Thursday, October 11, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at C and C Caterers, located at 7611-18th Avenue in Brooklyn.

The honorees include:

Angelo, Ben and Ralph Badolato, Local Merchant, Badolato General ContractingFrank Cangariella, Deputy Inspector, 63rd PrecinctFather Michael Gelfant, St. Anselm’s R.C.

October 3, 2007
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