Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), pictured here with his son, Patrick and two members of the United States Coast Guard, welcomed a United States Coast Guard helicopter and crew on their recent visit to Floyd Bennett Field as part of the Community and Educational Fair hosted by the National Park Rangers.The fair featured representatives of various city agencies and public service companies. A wide range of topics from fire safety to health were discussed in this afternoon of public community education.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) recently visited Public School 222, where both the first and third grade were winners in the 16th annual “I*MA*GREEN*NATION” Contest, a statewidecompetition that encourages student awareness of environmental issues. The P.S.
Senator Marty Golden and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein announced they have introduced legislation (S.6005/A.8836) that would close a loophole that currently allows for the unauthorized use of the image, name and likeness of deceased celebrities without any recourse by the estates to ensure that the wishes of the deceased are complied with or that they are treated with respect and dignity.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
A coalition including the estate of Marilyn Monroe, Ilyasah Shabazz (daughter of Malcolm X), actor Al Pacino,
State Senator Marty Golden (R,C-Brooklyn) announced the passage of a bill he sponsored to extend the $400 property tax rebate program for New York City homeowners. Senator Golden’s legislation is the cornerstone of Mayor Bloomberg’s 2007 property tax cut plan included in the his State of the City Address.
"Cutting taxes is the single most important thing we can do to help working families make ends meet," said Senator Golden. "This was a priority of mine from day-one, and I am pleased to be able to deliver tax cuts to the hardworking homeowners of our great City.
Albany-State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.5517), sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick), that would create the new charge of aggravated vehicular homicide for drunk drivers who kill others. "When you drive a car drunk, that car becomes a weapon that can kill. People are getting killed on the roadways of New York State and the people driving those cars should be charged appropriately," said Senator Marty Golden.
Brooklyn- A representative of State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), who is in Albany, today read a statement on his behalf at the City Planning Commission’s Public Hearing on the rezoning of the neighborhood of Dyker Heights. The text of the statement is below.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today led State Senate passage of legislation (S. 3441) that will protect nurses from assault on the job, a crime estimated to impact 500,000 individuals annually by the United States Department of Justice. The legislation adds registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to the professions protected under current law which charges those who assault, in an attempt to prevent the performance of duty, with a Class D violent felony.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing his plans to host, with other elected officials, veteran organizations, and civic leaders, Brooklyn’s Support The Troops Rally on Sunday, June 10, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., at the Flagpole in Marine Park located at Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway.The program will feature patriotic music performances, inspirational speeches, the distribution of small American Flags, and "Support Our Troops" posters and lawn signs.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) recently hosted the contest ceremony for his Senator For A Day Contest at the Knights of Columbus, and is announcing that the winner of the 2007 Senator for a Day Contest is Visitation Academy’s Kara Reilly.
This contest invited local school children of Region 6 and Region 7 to write essays no more than 250-words which began with the phrase, "If I were a State Senator for A Day...".
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, recently attended the annual Remembrance Ceremony at the Police Officers Memorial, located at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, in honor of the memory and sacrifice of police officers from around New York State who have been slain in the line of duty.The names of more of 1,115 officers are engraved on the Memorial wall. Among them are the names of the 577 officers from the New York City Police Department.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing his allocation of funds through the New York State Senate that will support the operation of both the Skate Park in Owl’s Head Park and the Shore Road Garden Council.
Senator Golden allocated $62,000 to fund Season Playground Associate Salaries in the 2007-2008 State budget.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a supporter of the Brooklyn Council of the Boy Scouts of America, was among those in attendance for the Eagle Scout Project of Peter Porcelli, a Life Scout with Troop 99 of St. Athanasius, on May 20, 2007. Peter Porcelli, in conjunction with the 62nd Precinct Community Affairs Officers, conducted his community service project, entitled "Operation Safe Child", for the rank of Eagle Scout. Over 75 children were registered and entered in the New York State registry, with identification cards issued to the parents.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined the New York State Senate yesterday in passage of legislation (S.5892), sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland (R-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, to establish nutrition guidelines for school districts to follow in order to provide students with healthy food choices.
As law enforcement officers from across the State converge on Albany for the annual Remembrance Ceremony at the New York State Police Officers Memorial, members of the Senate Majority today renewed their call for legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), to establish the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers.
The legislation to establish the death penalty for cop killers, S.319, was approved by the State Senate on May 14, 2007.
The New York State Senate today will act on legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), that would take steps to crack down on video game violence, and combat and reduce children’s exposure to violent and inappropriate materials within these games.The bill (S.5888) would establish the Advisory Council on Interactive Media and Youth Violence to review the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) rating system and its effectiveness, and recommend additional steps that can be taken to curb children’s access and exposure to such "adult-only" mate
Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced that twenty six local students have won statewide recognition for environmental awareness through the State Senate’s annual "I*MA*GREEN*NATION" competition."Our local winners competed against hundreds of students from throughout New York State, and their imaginative ideas and displays were judged to be among the best in this year’s contest," said Senator Golden.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) , with Carlo Scissura, the President of Community Education Council District 20, today are announcing that both Public School 163 and McKinley Junior High School, I.S. 259, have been approved for extensions by the New York City Department of Education.
Senator Marty Golden proposed school expansion projects at both of these schools in official communications with both the New York City School Construction Authority and the New York City Department of Education last Spring.