Martin J. Golden's News items

Golden: Gov't Workers Earn Top Grade

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden last week honored government workers from throughout his Brooklyn district for doing an outstanding job and for going above their call of duty to serve the community at an awards ceremony held at the Bay Ridge Manor.

June 12, 2006
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Golden Leads Brooklyn As They Gather To Support Our Troops

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden hosted Brooklyn’s Support The Troops Rally yesterday, Sunday, June 11, 2006, in John Paul Jones Park, 4th Avenue and 101st Street in Brooklyn. The program featured patriotic music performances, inspirational speeches, the distribution of "Support Our Troops" posters and lawn signs. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Eagle Scout Peter Inga of Troop 99 of the Boy Scouts of America, St. Athanasius Parish.

June 12, 2006
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Senator Golden Welcomes Brooklyn Firefighters To Albany

Albany- State Senator Martin Golden with members of the New York City Fire Department on a visit to the State Capitol in Albany this week.Senator Marty Golden hosted a lunch for the Kings County members of the New York City Fire Department.  Unifored Firefighters Association President Stephen Cassidy accompanied the firefighters on their visit to Senator Golden.

June 7, 2006
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Senator Golden Urges Local School Children To Get Hooked On Reading This Summer

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing the kickoff of his "Summertime Reading Safari" program and is inviting local school children to take part in this special activity designed to encourage reading over the summer season.

June 7, 2006
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State Senator Natalie Vantuyn For A Day

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) this week welcomedn Senator For A Day contest winner Natalie Vantuyn, of I.S. 30’s Class 600, to the State Capitol in Albany to be honored in the New York State Senate Chamber and to view the legislative session in action.

The winner of the contest was Natalie Vantuyn, of I.S. 30’s Class 600. Natalie discussed numerous issues in her essay which she would tackle as Senator including reducing the overcrowding in classrooms.

June 6, 2006
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Senate Passes Bill Providing Property Tax Breaks For Disabled

Albany- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, joined his colleagues today in passing legislation that would provide real property tax relief on properties owned by persons with disabilities on limited incomes.The bill (S.5734-A) would authorize local governments to increase the maximum income eligibility limit under the Disabled Real Property Tax Exemption program from $24,000 to $26,000, and in one thousand dollar increments annually until 2009, when the income requirement will be $29,000.Senator Mar

June 5, 2006
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Do You Know Which Websites Your Children Are Visiting?

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will host a town hall meeting on Cyber Safety on Thursday, June 15, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Grace School in the Father Cutrone Gymnasium located at 385 Avenue W in Brooklyn.

The meeting will focus on protecting young adults from the dangers of the internet. Do you know which websites your children are visiting? Do you know what information your children are sharing on-line? Parents may not be the only ones keeping a watchful eye on your child’s activities.

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June 5, 2006
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Singing Toad Fish Infest Brooklyn Neighborhood

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today has written to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation urging an investigation in and around the 69th Street Pier in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, in an effort to determine the origination of a humming sound believed to be caused by a large concentration of Oyster Toadfish.

For more than a year, residents of the area have made unresolved noise complaints to both the offices of Senator Golden and Community Board 10.

June 2, 2006
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Mayor Endorses Senator Golden’s Efforts To Stiffen Penalties For Crimes Against The Elderly In New York

City Hall- 101-year old Rose Morat and 85-year-old Solange Elizee, both victims of brutal beatings, this past Friday, met Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Aging Commissioner Edwin-Mendez Santiago, and Senate Aging Committee Chairman Senator Marty Golden to discuss legislative efforts to combat elder abuse at City Hall. At the meeting, Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged his support for this bill to become law.

June 1, 2006
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In An Emergency, Do You Know What To Do?

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, and a founding member of CERT 1 NYC and the Brooklyn South CERT, will team up with the American Red Cross in Greater New York and the New York City Office of Emergency Management, to offer a presentation entitled, "In an EMERGENCY, Do You Know What To Do?".The event will be held on Friday, June 9, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center located at 3302 Avenue U (East 33rd Street) in Brooklyn.

May 31, 2006
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Senator Golden Informs Seniors Of Housing Opportunity

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, is advising local seniors of a housing opportunity at the Pope John Paul II Senior Apartments.

Beginning May 29, 2006, the Progress of Peoples Management Corporation of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens opened the waiting list for Pope John Paul II Senior Apartments, and are making available applications.

May 30, 2006
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Senator Golden Hosts Memorial Day Salute To Brooklyn Veterans

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Veteran and Military Affairs, recently hosted a Memorial Day salute and awards ceremony for veterans of Kings County.Senator Golden was joined by Fort Hamilton Army Base commander Tracey E. Nicholson.

May 30, 2006
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May 26, 2006
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Senator Golden Urges Vets Concerned About Id Theft To Contact Fed Government Call Center/visit Website

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today urged veterans concerned that their personal information may have been stolen to contact the federal government’s special call center 1-800-FED-INFO or to visit the official government portal www.firstgov.gov or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at www.va.gov/opa.

May 24, 2006
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Senate Honors Billy Albanese With Achievers' Award

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today named Brooklyn’s Billy Albanese, for whom New York’s Billy’s Law is named, as a recipient of the New York Senate Achievers’ Award. The prestigious award recognizes an individual’s ability to overcome personal physical challenges and honors his accomplishments on behalf of his community.

May 23, 2006
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Senator Marty Golden Arranges For Metrocard Bus To Visit Community Offices

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled a visit of the Metro Card Bus to both his Bay Ridge and his Marine Park District Offices in the coming weeks.

The Metro Card Bus will be at Senator Golden’s office, located at 3610 Quentin Road, on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Metro Card Bus will be at Golden’s office, located at 7403-5th Avenue, on Monday, June 5, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

May 22, 2006
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Golden Seeks Street Rehabilitation To Ensure Safety Of Motorists And Pedestrians

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that he has submitted the following report of streets that require repaving, as well as potholes and sinkholes, to the Transportation Department to maintain the integrity of local streets.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "Maintaining the integrity of our infrastructure is very important and I appreciate hearing from the community and their taking the time to bring to my attention areas that need to be priorities of the Department of Transportation.

May 22, 2006
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Senator Golden Leads Asian American Heritage Festival Celebration

Brooklyn- Over 1,000 people attended State Senator Marty's Golden 4th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park in Brooklyn.

The program included ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, the Peacock Dance, and the Korean Fan Dance. The event will feature a demonstration of Buddist Monk Kung Fu as well as a Hand Puppet Show. A wide array of food, arts and crafts and prizes were available as well.

Senator Golden stated, "My 4th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival celebrated many cultures and different ethnic groups.

May 22, 2006
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Senate Aging Committee Chairman Marty Golden To Host Informational Senior Fair In Conjunction With Celebration Of Older Americans Month

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today is announcing that he will be hosting his 4th 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.

May 22, 2006
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Golden Names I.S. 30 Student “State Senator For A Day”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) this week hosted a contest ceremony for his Senator For A Day Contest on at the Knights of Columbus located at 1305-86th Street in Brooklyn.

May 20, 2006
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