Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is announcing that he has selected RoseMarie Carro as the recipient of the New York State Senior Citizen of the Year Award. Mrs. Carro was honored at a ceremony held in the State Capitol in Albany last week.
RoseMarie Carro was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she continues to live today. She is a graduate of Sarah J. Hale Vocational High School.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) has announced that he has secured $1500 for each Parent Teacher Association of schools located in his district which includes Community School Districts 20, 21 (Region 7) and 22 (Region 6).
New York State Senator Martin J. Golden, right, presents Brooklyn College student Ryan Merola with a proclamation in recognition of his extraordinary academic achievements on Friday, May 11, 2007 at Brooklyn College. Merola won the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and the New York City Urban Fellowship. A third-generation Brooklyn College student, he plans to pursue a career in public service. Merola is a resident of Marine Park and majors in philosophy and political science.
In observance of National Police Week, members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference today announced they will act on legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would establish the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers. "As a former New York City Police Officer, I have looked into the eyes of would-be cop-killers," said Senator Marty Golden. "I know that there is evil walking on the streets of the City and State of New York, endangering the lives of every single police officer.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing an important upcoming health care event, partnered with Lutheran Family Health Center, to offer free PSA and DRE Prostate Cancer Screenings for men of our community. Dr. Gary Lodin will be administering the testing.
Senator Golden and Lutheran Family Health Centers will host the screening, at no cost, on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sunset Park Family Health Center’s Specialty Clinic, Station 14 located at 150-55th Street in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn-State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting his 5th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 20, 2007, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is inviting the community to join in this special celebration in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage Program which is celebrated in the month of May.The program will include ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, a demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, and Indian and Malaysian dances.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today is announcing that the New York State Senate has voted to approve S. 456, legislation that designates the commemoration of the month of September as firefighter, police officer and emergency medical technician appreciation month in New York State.
The commemoration of a month in New York State sets aside a particular month in recognition and in special honor of a person, persons, group ideal or goal.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) this past weekend appeared as a guest on Eyewitness News Up Close with Diana Williams. Senator Golden was a guest, along with State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell. Senator Golden defended his support for the reinstatement of the death penalty in New York State for cop killers. Issues related to the budget were discussed as well.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), with the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Parks Task Force, today is announcing plans to host a series of summer concerts throughout the months of June, July and August. The events will be held in parks throughout Senator Golden’s District, from Shore Road Park to Marine Park, and will be held on most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.
Brooklyn – Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), accompanied by Principal Andrea D’Emic, visited some of the classrooms and the library of St. Patrick’s School last week that recently received a donation of ten refurbished computers to support the school’s educational programs from the New York Power Authority.
"Computers are an essential resource in today’s technology driven learning environment," said Senator Golden. "The donation of these computers will help our young students at St. Patrick’s prepare for tomorrow’s educational challenges today."
Brooklyn- In observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate Majority Conference this week in passing a comprehensive package of legislation aimed at protecting victims of domestic violence. Senate action on the legislation was announced at a Capitol news conference where members of the Senate Majority were joined by Mrs. New York State 2007 Lori Donaudy of Smithtown, Long Island. A former victim of domestic abuse, Lori’s platform as Mrs.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their "Peace of Mind" Campaign to urge women to get mammograms.
Senator Golden stated, "The best weapon we have against breast cancer is early detection. I hope that this Mother’s Day people will urge their loved ones to get a mammogram. Approximately 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, will be hosting his 5th Annual senior fair to offer local seniors and their families an opportunity to learn of the services available to assist them with their property taxes, their prescription drug coverage, their personal safety, and their health. The event will be held on Friday, June 15, 2007, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Youth Center of Most Precious Blood located at Harway Avenue and Bay 47th Street.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today charged that the Democratic controlled United States Senate, including New York Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton, is playing politics with federal funding to be allocated to the medical needs of those heroes who served at Ground Zero in the days, weeks and months following the attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden on Friday joined Captain John Sprague, Commanding Officer of the 62nd Precinct, Louis Tromboli, President of the 62nd Precinct Community Council, Brooklyn South Auxilary Chief Tony Christo, and official representing Brooklyn South, in welcoming two new Auxiliary police vans purchased through a grant awarded by Senator Golden. The two new vans, which will be used for patrol and community events, will help the 62nd Precinct fight against crime and maintain the quality of life of the neighborhood.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) and the City Parks Foundation today announced the start of its Spring 2007 CityParks Seniors Fitness program, which will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking for seniors in six parks across New York City, including Marine Park in Brooklyn.CityParks Seniors Fitness will begin on April 30, 2007, at Marine Park in Brooklyn; Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx; Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan; and Astoria Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.
Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), joined by Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) and members of the Senate Majority Conference today called for a crackdown on violent video games and announced the introduction of legislation to combat and reduce children’s exposure to violent and inappropriate materials within these games. Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno today also announced the appointment of Senator Lanza as Chairman of the Senate Task Force on Youth Violence and the Entertainment Industry.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, today is encouraging an outpour of support from New Yorkers for "Project Little Soldier", an effort designed to support the children the soldiers currently deployed to foreign lands.