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2007-2008 Member Items

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April 17, 2007
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Golden Secures Better Maintenance For Train Station

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced that in response to his request, the New York City Transit Authority will better maintain and provide greater upkeep for the 95th Street "R" train station at 4th Avenue.A couple of weeks ago, Senator Golden wrote to the New York City Transit Authority upon receipt of a complaint related to the cleanliness of the 95th Street station. Golden wrote of the deplorable conditions, expressing his concern that the subway cars were filthy.

April 16, 2007
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Senators, Seniors And Advocates Join Together

Senator Frank Padavan (Queens), Senator Serphin Maltese (Queens) and Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today joined with over 300 senior citizens and advocates at the SNAP Senior Center in Queens in support of S.3684, legislation that would make it a felony offense, rather than a misdemeanor, to physically assault senior citizens.

 

Queens of 101-year-old Rose Morat and 85-year-old Solange Elizee, the State Senate passed the measure in a unanimou

April 12, 2007
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Golden Honors Marie Elizabeth Murdocq With New York State Senate Achiever’s Award

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) last week honored Marie Elizabeth Murdocq as a recipient of the New York State Senate Achievers’ Award as part of Senate Disability Awareness Day. The prestigious award recognizes an individual’s ability to overcome personal physical challenges and honors her accomplishments on behalf of our community.

April 10, 2007
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Senator Golden Announces New York City Schools To Receive Largest School Aid Increase In History

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), today announced an increase in $709 million over the 2006-2007 state budget for New York City Public Schools, totaling an allocation of $7.51 billion for New York City public schools in the 2007-2008 state budget. The budget increases school aid across the state by $1.8 billion, the largest increase in the history of New York State, with the City of New York representing 39.4% of all state education funding.

April 4, 2007
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Senator Golden Hosts Easter Egg Hunt In Park

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, with the support of local community associations and sponsors, hosted an Easter Egg Hunt in Bensonhurst Park this past Saturday. A couple of hundred families attended and participated in the Easter Egg Hunt. The event featured music, entertainment and a couple of rides.

The Easter Egg hunt included music and prizes for the children. Over one thousand candy filled easter eggs were hidden throughout the boundaries of the park.

April 3, 2007
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Senator Golden To Honor Local Resident With New York State Senate Achiever's Award

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has selected Marie Elizabeth Murdocq to be a recipient of the New York State Senate Achievers’ Award. The prestigious award recognizes an individual’s ability to overcome personal physical challenges and honors her accomplishments on behalf of our community.

April 2, 2007
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Senators Unveil New School Bus Safety Proposals

State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) and State Senator Serphin Maltese (Queens) today announced that they are introducing two bills designed to protect the safety and security of children who ride school buses. The first bill would require placement of video monitoring systems on school buses statewide, and the second would prohibit individuals with a history of certain serious crimes from operating school buses.

April 2, 2007
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Golden Urges Store Owners Not To Sell Spray Paint And Markers To Minors In The Fight Against Graffiti

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today is announcing that he has written to all local hardware and paint stores, urging their strict adherence to the law governing the sale of spray paint, markers and etching acid to minors.

March 30, 2007
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Senator Golden To Host Easter Egg Hunts

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March 29, 2007
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Golden Issues Statement On Death Penalty Ruling For Cop Killer

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, issued the following statement on this afternoon’s federal court ruling in Brooklyn sentencing Ronell Wilson to the death penalty for murder of undercover Detectives Rodney Andrews and James Nemorin:"In light of the recent violent attack on our City's officers, I hope this decision sends a message to the depraved individuals out there who commit these heinous acts," said Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn). "The U.S.

March 29, 2007
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Senate Passes Legislation To Impose Stiffer Penalties For Attacks On Elderly New Yorkers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.3684), sponsored by Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), to impose tougher penalties for physical assaults on senior citizens. The legislation was announced earlier this month at a Capitol news conference following the vicious attacks on Rose Morat, a 101-year-old Queens woman who was mugged on her way to church, and 85-year-old Solange Elizee, who was mugged and beaten just a half hour later by the same attacker.

March 27, 2007
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Senator Golden: Dyker Heights Zoning Proposal Certified By Department Of City Planning

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today issued the following statement:"Today was another historic day as it relates to the future of zoning in the community of Dyker Heights. The City Planning Commission has certified the plans put forth to down zone Dyker Heights and insure that the character and integrity of the neighborhood is maintained for years to come.

March 26, 2007
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Golden Joins Passage Of Respect For Fallen Heroes Act

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee of Homeland Security, Veteran and Military Affairs, is today announcing that he joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving legislation (S. 56), that would establish the crime of demonstrating at cemeteries under the control of a governmental entity as well as the crime of disturbing a funeral or memorial service.

March 26, 2007
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Senator Golden Hosts "Brooklyn Elected Officials"

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden recently hosted an episode of Brooklyn Community Access Television’s "Brooklyn Elected Officials". 5th Avenue Board of Trade President Basil Capetanakis and 5th Avenue Business Improvement District Director James Clark were Senator Golden’s guests.The show featured a discussion surrounding the development and the current status of the newly created 5th Avenue Business Improvement District.

March 26, 2007
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Golden Statement On Local Ambulance Service Changes

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement on the April 1, 2007 scheduled changes that will effect local ambulance service:

"It is with great disappointment that we learn of the discontinuation of Emergency Medical Service ambulance tours as provided by Victory Memorial Hospital effective this Sunday.

March 26, 2007
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Senators Launch Major Effort To Ensure School Bus Safety In The Wake Of Shocking Daily News Revelations

Senator Martin Golden (R, C-Brooklyn) and New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo (R, Merrick) are announcing that they advancing two bills designed to better ensure the safety and security of children across the State who ride school buses every day.

March 23, 2007
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Senator Golden Re-appointed To Port Security Task Force

The Senate Majority Task Force on Port Security announced it’s reformation this week and Senator Marty Golden (Brooklyn) will once again hold an active role in addressing the need to improve security at Coastal Waterways in New York’s Port facilities.“New York City is a prime target for those who seek to harm our interests and the well-being of our residents,” said Senator Marty Golden.

March 21, 2007
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Senator Golden Hosts Senior Breakfast In Marine Park

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden recently hosted a senior breakfast with more than one hundred members of the senior citizen organizations of the following parishes, Good Shepherd, Resurrection and St. Columba.Issues discussed included safety, taxes and housing. Senator Golden also discussed his efforts as Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee to reduce the cost of prescription drugs here in New York State.

March 20, 2007
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Senate Budget Increases School Aid By $514 Million

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving it’s 2007-08 State budget plan for education that adds $358 million in school aid, which generates over $514 million on a school year basis, to the Governor’s school aid package to ensure a fair distribution of school aid to districts throughout the State. The budget represents the largest school aid increase in the history of New York.

March 19, 2007
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