Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), this week joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in passing tough legislation to combat auto insurance fraud, which costs New Yorkers more than one billion dollars a year, as well as legislation that would impose criminal penalties for staging auto accidents."Auto insurance fraud is more prevalent in New York State than anywhere in the nation and it’s costing every driver in New York State more money," said Senator Marty Golden.
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 series of senior fairs throughout the community 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.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in passing the "Craig J. Todeschini Bill", that would make it a felony for a driver to flee police. The bill is named after 25 year old State Police Trooper Craig J. Todeschini of Geddes, Onondaga County, who was killed in the line of duty on April 23rd.
Albany- The New York State Senate today gave final legislative approval to legislation that will provide New Yorkers with relief from high gas prices by capping and reducing the sales taxes on gasoline. The bill would cap the State sales taxes on gas at 8-cents per gallon, effectively freezing the tax at the $2 per gallon rate.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the first part of the bike and pedestrian path rehabilitation project along Shore Road, from 92nd Street to the Verrazano Bridge, has been completed and is now open to the public for use.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has nominated the owners of Faicco’s Pork Store, Louis, Edward and Matthew Faicco, for the 2006 New York State Small Business Person of the Year award to be presented in June by Governor George Pataki and the New York State Small Business Advisory Board.
Senator Marty Golden stated "Faicco’s Pork Store has been an extraordinary business and providing quality products and has become a community giant and major supporter.
Albany- State Senator Maritn J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this week attended the 2006 Roll of Honor Remembrance Ceremony at the New York State Police Officers Memorial in Albany. Senator Golden joined Governor George Pataki, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Chauncey Parker, the New York State Director of Criminal Justice. The ceremony took place on May 9, 2006, "Police Memorial Day" as declared by Governor George Pataki.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today announced that the New York State Legislature has reached an agreement on a plan to provide New Yorkers with relief from high gas prices by capping and reducing the sales taxes on gasoline. The agreement would save New Yorkers as much as $450 million annually at the pump by capping the sales taxes at $2 per gallon. The bill would cap the State sales taxes on gas at 8-cents per gallon, effectively freezing the tax at the $2 per gallon rate.
The New York State Senate today passed the Bill Leaf-Brandi Woods Law (S.7233), 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 abilityimpaired charge.The legislation is named for 25 year old Bill Leaf, a prominent Syracuse area reporter and sports anchor who will killed by a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 81 and Bran
State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that he will be hosting his 4th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 21, 2006, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The program will include 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.
Brooklyn- The Brooklyn Chapter of the American Red Cross recently honored State Senator Marty Golden, Basil Capetanakis and WWRL 1600 AM, at their 100th Anniversary Dinner Dance celebration held at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardents last week.In his remarks, Senator Golden spoke of the significant impact that the American Red Cross has made throughout Brooklyn, New York City and our Nation over the years.
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, today is announcing that legislation he introduced, S. 1826, designed to protect New York’s elderly, has gained the approval of the New York State Senate.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today has contacted Brooklyn Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph Palmieri to request that the street sign renaming 76th Street and 3rd Avenue, Al Nahas Way, be replaced. Senator Golden noticed the sign has been damaged and has asked that the sign be refurbished so that a proper tribute can continue at this corner to the life of Mr. Nahas and all that he achieved for the community.
State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that he will be hosting a town hall meeting with Bay Ridge residents this Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the establishment of a Neighborhood Watch at the New Hope Fellowship Church located at 257 Bay Ridge Avenue.
Senator Golden is encouraging community participation to be the eyes and ears of the community, to work with the 68th Precinct, to ensure that the community remains safe and that the quality of life is maintained to highest standards.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today announced that the New York City Department of Transportation will refurbish the street line markings along Colonial Road between 88th Street and 75th Street.Senator Marty Golden contacted Brooklyn Department of Transportation and advised them that the dividing yellow lines are faded and at some points along this stretch of local roadway, the lines are very light and almost non-existent for motorists. The fading lines are causing it to be unknown as to where the lanes of each direction end and begin.
Brooklyn- Recent reports of a man luring children to his vehicle, posing as a New York City Police Officer in both Brooklyn and Queens, has sparked State Senator Marty Golden to announce that, working with Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes, the Safe Haven Program will be expanded and more participating merchants will be encouraged to join.
State Senator Marty Golden, a former New York City Police Officer stated, "The past couple of weeks has a been horrifying time for parents of all of New York City’s children.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the ISO Symphonic Band, the International Schools Orchestra of New York, will be hosting a free musical performance to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Xaverian High School located at 7100 Shore Road in Brooklyn.
Senator Marty Golden stated, "I am so honored to host this event in our community and which will allow for families to celebrate Mother’s Day in a most unique way.
Brooklyn- Senator Martin J. Golden (R, C, I- Brooklyn), Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging, today is reminding senior citizens that there are only 12 days left to sign up for the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program.Enrollment for Medicare Part D will end on May 15, 2006 and will not be available again to those that are eligible until November 15, 2006.
Today is a great day for Bay Ridge and for the entire community as we gather here to announce that the last standing movie theater in this community will remain a multiplex cinema and be expanded to include the cultural arts. I guess we can say that the winner of this Oscar or Golden Globe is......Bay Ridge and 5th Avenue. This victory today would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of Basil Capetanakis and the new owner, Nicolaos "Nick" Nicolaou. Bay Ridge is very lucky to have received the business interest of Mr.