Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), who is in Albany today, issued the following statement in response to the call of local parents urging more State funds be directed to New York City public schools:"Last year, I fought for multiple changes in the building aid formula to increase the amount the City receives in State aid for Capital projects, and each day, I work to insure that the maximum amount of money is awarded to New York City from New York State for school construction.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting a Bay Ridge Public Safety town hall meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Our Lady of Angels located at 347-74th Street in Brooklyn.
The guest speaker at the meeting will be 68th Precinct Commander Deputy Inspector William Aubry who will be joined by representatives of the Precinct’s Command.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden was recently visited in Albany by Marine Park resident Frank Perfetto, Golden’s 2005 appointee to the State University of New York at Maritime. Frank Perfetto is the grandson of Bay Ridge resident and activist Ralph Perfetto.Senator Golden stated, "Frank Perfetto is an example of the future of our community, a young man who has chartered a course which will lead him to success in life. It was a real pleasure to see him in Albany and I appreciate the visit.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that in response to his request, the Department of Transportation has agreed to install a traffic light at the intersection of 10th Avenue and 67th Street, upgrading the existing All-way Stop control. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 31, 2006.
ALBANY- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday hosted a rally in support of the establishment of an education tax credit here in New York State on the steps of the New York State Capitol which was attended by over 7,000 teachers, parents, principals and New Yorkers, urging the legislature to act now.Governor George Pataki, Assemblyman Matthew Mirones, and Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the legislation’s Assembly sponsored, Edward Cardinal Egan, and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, joined Senator Golden. Students from St. Anselm’s School, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today proclaimed, "School is Open at P.S. 207", following an announcement made by Mayor Michael Bloomberg indicating that the funding for the expansion of Public School 207, to include classroom space at the recently closed St. Thomas Aquinas School, will be made available from the City of New York. As a result, P.S.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a member of the Senate Education Committee, today is announcing that he has allocated funding to support the arts and music programs at two local schools, Public School 127 and Public School 102, through State Senate funds.Senator Golden allocated money to Public School 102 for the installation of new chairs in the school’s auditorium, and has awarded a grant to Public School 127 for the construction of a Multi-Plex Art Room.Senator Golden stated, "I am pleased to have secured funding for both of these
ALBANY- In a continuing effort to protect New York’s innocent children from being victims of violent child abusers, the Senator Marty Golden joined his colleagues in the State Senate in approving a comprehensive package of legislation, including "Nixzmary’s Law," that would further protect children from abusers. The Senate will also act tomorrow on legislation to make much needed reforms to child protection services in order to ensure that caseworkers have the proper resources to identify child abuse and neglect.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that he has allocated $7 million dollars towards the completion of the renovation of the bike and pedestrian path along Shore Parkway in Brooklyn. Senator Golden stated, "The bike and pedestrian path has deteriorated over the years, and that is why obtaining this funding was one of my priorities.
Brooklyn- Parents of the student body of Brooklyn’s St. Edmund’s will join the grassroots movement in support of Senator Golden’s Education Tax Credit legislation which is presently before the New York State Legislature on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the school basement, within Church, located at 1902 Avenue T in Brooklyn.
Albany- The New York State Senate today approved legislation (S.5984A), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would give New York City the option of suspending its local sales tax on residential home heating fuel for the months February, March and April of this year.
Senator Marty Golden together with the Chinese American Partnership Inc. will host the 5th annual Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday February 12, 2006 from 3 to 6pm in New Utrecht High School, 1601 80th St, Brooklyn.The celebration will include cultural performances, community information, raffles and an awards presentation. All residents are welcome.Senator Marty Golden says, “I am pleased to host my 5th Lunar New Year Celebration of South Brooklyn for the year of the Dog.
State Senator Marty Golden, a former New York City Police Officer, today met with the new New York City Police Officers assigned to the 68th Precinct Command. Senator Golden spoke with the Officers about the neighborhood and wished them much success in safety as they patrol our streets.
Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) today is calling for tougher penalties on companies and individuals that are illegally obtaining and distributing private cellular phone records. "We are dealing with unscrupulous companies that are selling highly sensitive, private, information," said Senator Golden a retired former New York City Police Officer. "I have researched websites that provide detailed cellular phone billing information. The information for sale includes the length, time and the telephone number of the person who is called.
Brooklyn- Parents of the student body of Brooklyn’s St. Bernadette’s will join the grassroots movement and rally in support of Senator Golden’s Education Tax Credit legislation which is presently before the New York State Legislature on Thursday, February 2, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Bernadette’s School Auditorium, located at 1313 83rd Street, in Brooklyn.
Albany- State Senator Marty Golden today joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate in passing legislation to provide an additional $100 million in emergency funds for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to ensure that seniors and low-income New Yorkers are able to afford to heat their homes this winter. The agreement adds a legislative commitment of $50 million to the $50 million increase proposed for the program by the Executive.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) has announced that he has secured $1500 for each Parent Teacher Association of schools located in his district which includes Community School Districts 20, 21 (Region 7) and 22 (Region 6).
The funding secured through the State Senate will be awarded to over forty Parent Teacher Association’s to aid them in purchasing needed supplies and to host events designed to enhance the quality of education within their schools.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, a personal friend of Princess Dena Butler who has died after suffering massive head trauma following a hit-and-run in the parking lot of a Bay Ridge Dunkin’ Donuts on 94th Street, issued the following statement:
"I am deeply saddened by the horrific reality that Princess Dena Butler, a great friend and great community leader, has been taken from us at the hands of a reckless driver. My heartfelt condolences to the Butler Family who are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
Brooklyn- An educational town hall meeting hosted by State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) last evening with Region 6 Superintendent Gloria Buckery and staff, held in the auditorium at Public School 207, yielded important information regarding the future of the expansion of Public School 207.At the meeting, the main topic of discussion was centered around the expansion of Public School 207 and how these plans have been placed on hold due to the unresolved Statewide educational funding lawsuit.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), is announcing that he has sponsored legislation introduced today, along with his colleagues Senator Ray Meier (R-C, Western) and Senator Nicholas Spano (R-Westchester), that will mandate a life without parole sentence for a person convicted of murdering a child less than 16 years old.