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Classrooms Grow In Brooklyn

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July 11, 2006
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Senator Golden Announces New York State's Commitment Of $500,000 For NYC Harbor Rail Repairs

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) announced today that Governor George E. Pataki has committed $500,000 in new multi-modal transportation funding to make improvements to the last remaining "train-ferry" operation in New York City.

July 11, 2006
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"journey For Sean" Memorial Benefit

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden is encouraging local support for the upcoming "Journey for Sean", the Sean Woods Memorial to benefit Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. Senator Golden is planning to attend the charitable event.The 2nd Annual Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2006 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In Nansen Park located at 3465 Victory Boulevard in Staten Island. Admission fee is $50.00 for adults, $10.00 for children ages 6-14, and free for anyone under the age of 6.

July 10, 2006
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Golden Honors Regina Peruggi

Albany-State Senator Marty Golden recently honored Dr. Regina Peruggi, President of Kingsborough Community College, as a 2006 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.Senator Golden stated, “Dr. Regina Peruggi has done great things and has accomplished much for the betterment of Kingsborough Community College. She is to be saluted for her achievement and may all students who have benefited from her leadership lead productive lives and become the verybest members of society.

July 6, 2006
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Senator Golden Honors Jenny Hynes For Raising Funds For Als In Honor Of Her Late Father

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden this week honored Jenny Hynes, a 2006 graduate of Public School 222, with a State Senate Proclamation commending her efforts which raised over $650.00 for the A.L.S. Association.Jenny Hynes lost her father, Michael Hynes, to ALS last June and this past Spring, led a fundraising effort for the ALS Association in his honor and to help find a cure. Working with her teacher, Ms.

June 30, 2006
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Mayor Bloomberg And Senator Golden Partner To Maintain Weekend Express Bus Service In Brooklyn

Brooklyn- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), today announced the continuation of weekend express bus service for Bay Ridge, Sea Gate, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst residents for an additional year.

June 30, 2006
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Senator Marty Golden And Community Board 10 Obtain Approval For Traffic Light At Dangerous Bay Ridge Library Corner Intersection

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that, working with Community Board 10, that notification has been received from Brooklyn Borough Transportation Commissioner Joseph Palmieri, that a traffic light will be installed at the intersection of Ridge Boulevard and 73rd Street. The installation should happen before October 31, 2006.

Senator Golden has received requests for the above from local residents of the community, school teachers and parents of P.S.

June 29, 2006
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Senator Marty Golden Hosts 2006 Teacher Of Year Awards Recognition Ceremony

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) yesterday hosted his "2006 Teacher of the Year" awards ceremony. The ceremony recognized outstanding educators from throughout the community. The awards ceremony was held at Bay Ridge Manor. Senator Marty Golden received nominations from schools in District 20, District 21, and District 22.

June 27, 2006
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Golden Joins Senate Passage Of Jessica's Law

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in passage of Jessica’s Law (S.8459), which would impose tougher penalties on those who commit sexual crimes against children, further strengthening New York’s sexual assault laws. The legislation is named for Jessica Lunsford, a nine-year-old-girl who was abducted, sexually assaulted and murdered by a registered sex offender living in her neighborhood in Florida. "Jessica’s Law" was first signed in Florida last year.

June 26, 2006
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Golden Announces Legislative Agreement: Leaf-brandi Woods Legislation To Become Law

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) is announcing final legislative passage to the Bill Leaf-Brandi Woods Law (S.7233-A), sponsored by Senator John DeFrancisco (R-C-I-WF, Syracuse), which would increase penalties for certain vehicular crimes committed by persons who have previously been convicted on one or more occasions of an alcohol or drug related driving while intoxicated charge or driving while ability impaired charge. "Drinking and driving is a senseless act that causes unnecessary pain and tragedy," said Senator Bruno.

June 26, 2006
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Golden Joins Colleagues In Senate In Cracking Down On New York State's Sex Offenders

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues last week in approving legislation (S.8457), would provide significantly more information about dangerous sex offenders to concerned parents and members of the community. The bill expands the state’s Sex Offender Registry by posting information about more sex offenders on the Internet and allowing law enforcement to disseminate information about all offenders to the community.

June 26, 2006
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Senator Golden Offers $1000 Reward To Help Find Brooklyn Flag Burners

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Marine Park) today is offering a $1000 reward for anyone who has information that will lead to the arrest of the vandals who burned American flags on eight homes in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn.Senator Marty Golden stated, "As we approach the celebration of our Nation’s independence this July 4th, some vandal has defied our freedoms, our rights and our liberties by setting fire to the American Flag.

June 23, 2006
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Senate Passes Tough Bill To Crack Down On Possession Of A Single Illegal Firearm

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would make it a felony, and require jail time, for possession of a single illegal loaded firearm."By elevating the penalty for the possession of an illegal firearm, and ensuring those found guilty face jail time instead of probation, this bill will help to eliminate illegal guns off of New York's streets," Senator Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer said.

June 23, 2006
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Golden Join Senate In Final Passage Of Two Important Pieces Of Public Safety Legislation

Albany- The New York State Senate this week passed important pieces of public safety legislation S.8441 and S.8446, that will eliminate the statue of limitations for rape victims and that will expand the DNA database in New York.Senate Bill 8441 will eliminate the statute of limitations for rape victims and extend the civil statute of limitations, from one year to five years. Senate Bill 8446 will expand the DNA database by including DNA samples from criminals convicted of all felonies and the most common misdemeanors.

June 22, 2006
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Senator Golden Statement On 68th Precinct Council Elections

“As a former New York City Police Officer, I know how important a role the precinct community council plays in fostering a great relationship between the police and the community. I applaud thenew council officers and wish them luck as they begin their term of office. I look forward to continuing to work with them and awarding State funding to support their operations and outreach efforts.”-30-

June 21, 2006
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State Senate Passes Legislation: World Trade Center Memorial On Track To Be Admission Free

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C Brooklyn) is announcing that the full body of the State Senate today has passed legislation in which he introduced that will ensure that the World Trade Center Memorial remains free of an admission fee to all who will come to reflect and remember the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as to pay tribute to the lives taken that morning.

June 21, 2006
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Senator Golden To Present "dancing Under The Stars"

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today is announcing a summer series of events billed as "Dancing Under the Stars" and is inviting local senior citizens to participate in these fun-filled evenings.

This summer series will include four evenings of dance and entertainment beginning this Friday, June 23, at Shore Road Park, located at 79th Street and Shore Road, at 7:00 p.m.

June 20, 2006
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Golden's Legislation Expands Disability Coverage For Police Officers And Firefighters

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has approved legislation, S. 4458-D, that expands the provisions of the "heart bill" and makes it applicable to police officers and firefighters who have become disabled as a result of a stroke.

Golden, who sponsored the legislation in the State Senate, stated, "We have adjusted this law to properly assist New York’s Finest and New York’s Bravest.

June 20, 2006
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Golden And Senate Approve Drunk Driving Legislation

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate and approved legislation designed to crack down on drunk driving by increasing the penalties for DWI offenders with extremely high blood alcohol content (BAC), ensuring that repeat DWI offenders are kept off the road, and increasing the penalties for drunk drivers who kill others. The bill reflects an agreement with the State Assembly."The Department of Criminal Justice Services estimates that the average drunk driver commits this crime once every four or five nights.

June 19, 2006
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Golden Leads Senate Passage Of Death Penalty Legislation

The New York State Senate has passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) that will reinstate the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers. The Senate also passed a bill, sponsored by Senator Dale Volker (R-C-I, Depew) that would amend the state’s death penalty law to fix a provision that was ruled invalid by the state Court of Appeals. Senate action on the legislation was announced yesterday at a Capitol news conference where Senate Majority Leader Joseph L.

June 14, 2006
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