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Golden And Kelly Honored By Boy Scouts At Bishop’s Dinner For Scouting

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), was recently honored, along with New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at the Bishop's Dinner for Scouting.

Senator Golden and Police Commissioner Kelly received the Good Scout Award presented by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. Both Golden and Kelly were lauded for their many contributions made to both the Boy Scouts of America and the Catholic Committee of the Boy Scouts of America.

September 8, 2006
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Senator Golden To Host September 11th Memorial Events In Bay Ridge And Marine Park

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing his plans to host two September 11th Memorials to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Monday, September 11, 2006.

Senator Golden will host a memorial in Marine Park, by the Field House at Fillmore Avenue, at 6:00 p.m. The Memorial will feature prayers, a moment of silence, song and inspirational speeches.

Senator Golden will also host a memorial event at 8:00 p.m. on the 69th Street Pier at Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road.

September 4, 2006
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Senator Golden To Host Fall Picnic At Shore Road Gardens

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, will be hosting a Fall Picnic for neighborhood seniors at the Shore Road Gardens, in conjunction with the Shore Road Garden Council on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, from 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.. The rain date for the event is Thursday, September 7, 2006. The Shore Road Gardens are located across from Shore Hill Housing, located at 9000 Shore Road in Brooklyn.

August 31, 2006
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Golden To Meet With Dyker Heights Residents Regarding Quality Of Life Issues

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will host a second in a series of town hall meetings with the residents of Dyker Heights, regarding the quality of life in and around 13th Avenue, on Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ridgewood Savings Bank located at 7020 13th Avenue. The meeting is a follow up to the August 16th meeting attended by over 50 Dyker Heights residents who expressed concerns related to drugs, graffiti and underage drinking.

August 28, 2006
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Golden Law Inceases Senior Citizen Real Property Tax Exemption Income Eligibility

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is announcing that Governor George Pataki has signed into law legislation, S.

August 28, 2006
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For Hire Car Service Safety Improved Under New Law In NYC, Westchester, Nassau

Under a new law (S.8400) sponsored by Senator Marty Golden (R,C-Brooklyn) persons using for-hire car companies in New York City, Westchester and Nassau counties have improved service and greater protections under comprehensive standardized safety regulations. The new law also streamlines regulations for owners. “This new law improves passenger safety while eliminating burdensome regulations for the black car industry,” said Senator Marty Golden.

August 21, 2006
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Senator Golden Urges Residents To "get Ready!"

Brooklyn- As New Yorkers enter the heart of the first hurricane season since Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Senator Martin J.

August 21, 2006
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Golden Bill To Allow For Tax Exemption Selection By Owner Becomes New York State Law

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) said today that Governor Pataki has signed into law his legislation to eliminate certain barriers for senior citizens and the disabled to receive property tax exemptions (S. 7075). The legislation clarifies the intent of the current law that individuals who are elderly or disabled should be able to choose the exemption that is best for them.

August 17, 2006
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Senator Golden Tackles Quality Of Life On 13th Avenue With 68th Precinct As Partner

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, last night hosted a town hall meeting with over 50 residents of 13th Avenue at the Ridgewood Savings Bank, to address quality of life and public safety concerns.

Golden, who was joined by Community Affairs Police Officers of the 68th Precinct, addressed numerous quality of life and public safety issues.

August 16, 2006
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Golden Bill To Aid World Trade Center Rescue And Relief Workers Becomes New York State Law

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is commending Governor George E. Pataki for his signing into law S.8348, sponsored by Golden, that amends the workers’ compensation law for claims of individuals involved in the rescue, recovery and clean-up following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center.Senator Golden stated, "I applaud Governor George Pataki for signing into law such a crucial piece of legislation.

August 14, 2006
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Brooklyn Seniors Sail New York's Harbor

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C, 22nd District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, earlier this week hosted a Senior Boat Ride for local senior citizens aboard the "River Rose".

Senator Marty Golden has hosted this event for the past four years, an event that provides for an enjoyable afternoon and a memorable time for all. The boat rides features music, dancing, lunch. Seniors Our Lady of Angels, the Fort Hamilton Senior Center, St. Dominic’s Church, St. Finbar’s Church and St. Bernadette’s Church were invited.

August 10, 2006
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Troublesome, Eyesore Bushes Removed By City

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, joined by New York City officials and Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann, this week oversaw the removal of troublesome bushes which have plagued the Dyker Heights community for years, on the corner of 84th Street and 10th Avenue.

At a February meeting of the Dyker Heights Civic Association, Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised to have the Department of Transportation HIQUA Unit investigate and remove the obstruction.

August 10, 2006
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Brooklyn Veterans Get Tall Salute

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Veteran and Military Affairs, today issued the following statement upon learning that the Department of Veteran’s Affairs will keep operational the Veteran’s Administration hospital in Brooklyn:"By keeping the Veteran’s Administration Hospital open in Brooklyn, the United States Department of Veteran Affairs has recognized that this hospital has long played a vital role in providing essential and quality health care to the veterans of Brooklyn and New York City.

August 10, 2006
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Senator Golden And Health Care Partners Host Senior Movie Day

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, today teamed up with Health Care Partners to present a "Senior Movie Day" at the United Artist Theater located at 3907 Shore Parkway. The event was billed as "GOLDEN REELS."The seniors were treated to a free movie, popcorn and soda.

August 9, 2006
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Senator Golden Seeks Local Purple Heart Medal Recipients

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today launched a registration effort for Purple Heart Medal recipients for induction in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. The Hall is slated to open this November in Vails Gate, Orange County, the heart of New York’s historic Hudson Valley region."Athletes, actors and musicians have countless halls of fame and other venues to celebrate their accomplishments. Now, I am happy to report, heroes of a higher order will also have a hall in their honor," said Senator Marty Golden.

August 7, 2006
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Senator Golden To Address Senior Umbrella Network Of Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY-August, 2006 – The Senior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn, (Sun-B), will hold their August Meeting at the Sephardic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 266 Cropsey Avenue, on Tuesday, August 15th from 9 – 11AM. The featured speaker is one of the area’s foremost champions of the rights of the elderly, Senator Martin Golden.“I am pleased to be able to speak to the members of Sun-B,” says Senator Golden.

August 3, 2006
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Seniors Sail New York's Harbor

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C, 22nd District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, recently hosted a Senior Boat Ride for local senior citizens aboard the "Atlantis".

Senator Marty Golden has hosted this event for the past four years, an event that provides for an enjoyable afternoon and a memorable time for all. The boat rides features music, dancing, lunch. Seniors from the Gerritsen Beach Golden Age Club, St. Columba, St. Mark’s, Good Shepherd, Most Precious Blood, St.

August 3, 2006
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It's Theater Time In Brooklyn

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden will join the Brooklyn 1 Theater Company on Friday, August 4, 2006, at Ray's Lounge at 9604 Third Ave at 7:00 p.m. to announce the winning entries of the first "A Playwright Grows In Brooklyn", a one-act festival which will be presented in September. Senator Golden will introduce the members of Brooklyn1Theater, who will perform a selection of "one-acts". Also on hand will be local singer-songwriter Andrew Gerardi who penned the festivals theme song "Brooklyn Bound".

July 25, 2006
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D.d.c. Officials Join Senator Golden For Final Tour Of Fort Hamilton Parkway

Brooklyn- Officials from the New York City Department of Design and Construction this morning joined Senator Marty Golden and Fort Hamilton Parkway residents for a final tour and the completion of a project that encompassed major sewer installation and roadway reconstruction, spanning from 92nd Street to 99th Street on Fort Hamilton Parkway.

Senator Marty Golden, flanked by D.D.C.

July 24, 2006
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Senator Marty Golden Statement Of City Council Approval Of Business Improvement District For 5th Avenue Bay Ridge

"As the former President of the 5th Avenue Board of Trade, I am so very proud to see the Business Improvement District approved for this great avenue. We use to say "5th Avenue Alive", now, 5th Avenue is more alive than ever. Great things will happen on 5th Avenue.

July 19, 2006
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