Martin J. Golden's News items

Senator Marty Golden Arranges For Metrocard Bus To Visit Community Office

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 his Bay Ridge District Office in the beginning of August.

The Metro Card Bus will be at Senator Golden’s office, located at 7403-5th Avenue, on Monday, August 6, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

September 27, 2005
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Golden Joins Senate Passage Of Bill To Create Tax Check Off For World Trade Center Memorial Fund

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) yesterday joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate and gave final legislative passage to a bill (S.3417), sponsored by Senator Nick Spano, that would provide a tax check-off box on personal income tax and corporate franchise tax returns for gifts to the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.The World Trade Center Memorial honors those lost in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

September 21, 2005
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Senator Golden Joins Senate Passage Of Comprehensive Energy Plan

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), today joined the New York State Senate in passing a comprehensive energy plan that would provide motorists with immediate relief from high gasoline prices and ease the impact of skyrocketing home heating costs on senior citizens this winter.The centerpiece of the Senate energy plan is a cap on the State and local sales taxes on gasoline that would save consumers about $90 million through the rest of this year, and $400 million annually if gas prices remain near $3 per gallon and all localities participate.

September 20, 2005
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Annan Should Give U.N. 60th Anniversary Gift--His Resignation, Senator Marty Golden Says

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who led the effort in theNew York State Legislature to block United Nations expansion plans in New York, today called the Volker Report, issued late yesterday, "a report that does not go far enough" and is again calling for the immediate resignation of United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan in an effort to preserve the reputation of the world body.

September 19, 2005
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"a Night Of Entertainment" To Benefit The Biloxi Police Department Officer Katrina Relief Fund

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Brooklyn Theatre Arts Project and the Christ Church of Bay Ridge, today announced that an event to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina entitled, "A Night of Entertainment", will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Christ Church Bay Ridge, 7301 Ridge Boulevard.

The event will feature live theatre and music, with performances from some favorite shows such as Godspell, Man of La Mancha, Tony N Tina’s Wedding, Dance Bojangles Dance, a new musical, and many more.

September 16, 2005
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Senator Marty Golden And Cityparks Foundation Announce Free Senior Tennis Program

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, with the CityParks Foundation, today announced the return of CityParks Seniors Tennis, a free, twice-weekly tennis instruction program for adults ages 60 and over which will begin on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, at McKinley Park in Dyker Heights. Senator Golden’s $3500 grant to the CityParks Foundation has made this program possible.The program will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

September 12, 2005
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New Law Prohibits Flyers To Be Placed On Any Part Of Motor Vehicles

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that Governor George E. Pataki has signed into law legislation that prohibits the attachment of handbills and other forms of advertisements to any part of a motor vehicle in New York City.

September 8, 2005
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Senator Golden To Host September 11th Memorial Events In Bay Ridge And In Marine Park

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is today announcing his plans to host two September 11th Memorials to commemorate the 4th Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sunday, September 11, 2005.

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 3, 2005
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Senator Golden Joins With Bay Ridge Restaurant To Raise Much Needed Funds For Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort

Brooklyn- Responding to the horrifying effects of Hurricane Katrina, which has caused incalculable disaster to the southeastern portion of the United States, displacing many from their homes, causing death and causing tremendous property damage, Senator Marty Golden and the Banana Leaf Restaurant are planning a fundraising event.The event will be held throughout the entire day, from 12:00 p.m. through11:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2005. Allmoney raised that day through the sale of their menu itemswill beearmarked specificallyfor donation tothe relief efforts.

September 2, 2005
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Senator Golden Seeks Relief For Motorists

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that he has sponsored legislation which would eliminate the State’s sales tax on gasoline, a move which would save New York drivers about $500 million a year.

"Gas prices are skyrocketing at the pump.

September 1, 2005
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Emergency Supplies Urgently Needed For Gulf Coast Residents

New Yorkers wishing to donate critically needed supplies to Gulf Coast state residents can drop them off at either of State Senator Marty Golden’s (R-C-I Brooklyn) two district offices from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, the Senator announced today. Supplies will be delivered by the Senator’s staff and volunteers to the Salvation Army, which will immediately ship them to the disaster areas.

September 1, 2005
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Smokey Joe's Cafe To Be Performed In Shore Road Park

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, with the Bay Ridge Bensonhurst Parks Task Force, is announcing that Jeff Samaha Productions, in association with The Ridge Chorale, will present "Smokey Joe’s Cafe" on Friday, September 9, 2005 at 7:15 p.m. at Shore Road Park at 79th Street."This performance of Smokey Joe’s Cafe will feature stellar local talent that has truly excelled in performing arts throughout our neighborhood," said Senator Golden, "As the summer sun begins to set, let’s celebrate and enjoy one more good time and special evening in our parks.

August 26, 2005
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Lights, Camera, Action!

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Brooklyn) today announced that legislation designed to provide an investment tax credit for film production facilities in New York State was signed into law by Governor George Pataki. This new law builds upon historic legislation signed into law by Governor Pataki, which was introduced by Senator Golden and Assemblyman Lentol last session, that established a 10 percent tax credit for production costs for new films and television series that film in New York.

August 5, 2005
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Senator Golden And Assemblywoman Millman Announce New State Law Designed To Protect Developmentally Disabled Individuals In Out-of-state Residential Facilities

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Joan L Millman (D/WF – Brooklyn) today announced that legislation designed to strengthen the oversight, control and accountability concerning the placement of more than 1,400 developmentally disabled New York State children in out-of-state programs and facilities, has become law."Billy’s Law," inspired by Vito "Billy" Albanese, a New York victim of abuse and neglect at a New Jersey facility for mentally disabled youth, passed overwhelmingly in the Assembly and Senate on June 23, 2005.

August 4, 2005
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Golden: Prescription Drug Prices Now Required To Be Posted Online In New York State

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is announcing that legislation that requires prescription drug prices to be posted online to give consumers easy access to the drug price list, allowing them to electronically comparison shop for prescription drugs on the Internet in an effort to save money, has become New York State Law.

"People who have no prescription drug coverage must pay the highest prices to obtain their medicines," said Senator Marty Golden.

August 1, 2005
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Senator Golden Meets House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), this week traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to testify before the United States Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommitee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security at a hearing entitled, " "U.S. Financial Involvement in Renovation of U.N. Headquarters". During his visit to our Nation’s Capitol, Congressman Vito Fossella introduced State Senator Marty Golden to U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

July 26, 2005
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Senator Golden Testifies Before U.s. Senate Committee In Opposition To Expansion Of United Nations Property

New York- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), alongside of Donald Trump, this afternoon testified before the United States Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommitee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The hearing was entitled, "U.S. Financial Involvement in Renovation of U.N. Headquarters".

July 21, 2005
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Buildings Department Stops All Work Effective Immediately On Kimball Street Property

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Buildings has responded to his request to review the building plans of the property located at 2232 Kimball Street and has ordered that all work be stopped and all permits revoked effective today.

In response to the concerns of the Kimball Street residents that this property was being overbuilt, Senator Golden convened an on-site meeting with Brooklyn Buildings Commissioner Susan Hinkson.

July 14, 2005
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Disco Night Special, Shirley Alston Reeves, Upcoming Concerts In The Park

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) will present two headliners as part of his "Concerts in the Park" Series next week and is urging the community not to miss all the fun, the action and the entertainment.

On Tuesday night, July 19, 2005, Senator Golden will present a "Disco Night Special" featuring Carol Douglas, performing her hit record "Doctor’s Orders", and Carol Williams, performing her hit record "More". A John Travolta Impersonator will be among the invited guests as well at the 7:00 p.m.

July 12, 2005
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Golden To Host Bay Ridge Public Safety Town Hall

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting a Bay Ridge Public Safety town hall meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the 68th Precinct Station House located at 333-65th Street. 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.

July 8, 2005
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