Martin J. Golden's News items

Golden Seeks Traffic Safety Enhancements For Community Pedestrians And Vehicles

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today has announced that he has made numerous requests to the Department of Transportation to secure traffic safety enhancements to insure the safety of both pedestrians and vehicles throughout the community. Senator Golden has requested the installation of "No Truck" signs to be installed on 8th Avenue between 65th Street and 73rd Street and on Ridge Boulevard between 75th Street and 86th Street at the request of local residents.

July 8, 2005
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Senator Marty Golden Presents Active Seniors On The Go Program In Marine Park

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is announcing a new program entitled Marine Park "Active Seniors On the Go" that is scheduled to start this fall. Registration for seniors 60 years and older will be held on Tuesdays throughout the summer including July 19th and 26th, as well as on August 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center, which is located at 3302 Avenue U.

July 7, 2005
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Senator Golden, Former 5th Avenue Board Of Trade President, Endorses Proposal To Create Business Improvement District

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a founding member and former President of the 5th Avenue Merchants, has issued a letter to the 5th Avenue B.I.D. Committee which will be included in the proposal requesting the City of New York approve the establishment of the Business Improvement District on Bay Ridge’s 5th Avenue.

Golden wrote, "We have gone from the days of seeing many empty stores with "For Rent" signs displayed, to a period of time where to find a space to rent is almost an impossible task. The creation of this B.I.D.

July 7, 2005
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Senator Marty Golden Provides Nypd Examination Information To Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Police Department has announced their continued efforts to recruit the most qualified men and women to join the ranks of the New York City Police Department and have announced the filing dates for the upcoming police officer examination which will commence on October 5, 2005 and will conclude on January 13, 2006.

June 29, 2005
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Mayor Bloomberg, State Senator Golden And MTA Chairman Kalikow Announce Restoration Of Brooklyn Bus Service

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, State Senator Martin J. Golden and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman Peter S. Kalikow 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 24, 2005
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Senator Golden: 79th Street Playground, Community's Newest Park Treasure, To Open This Weekend

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the newly renovated79th Street Playground within Shore Road Park, approximately 1.3 acres located at 79th Street andShore Road, will reopen this weekend following extensive renovations and enhancements costing$1,000,000.

June 23, 2005
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Senate To Act On Legislation Requiring Prescription Drug Prices To Be Posted Online

The New York State Senate will act today on legislation (S.1936-A), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aging, that would require prescription drug prices to be posted online to give consumers easy access to the drug price list and allow them to electronically comparison shop for prescription drugs on the Internet and help senior citizens save money."People who have no prescription drug coverage must pay the highest prices to obtain their medicines," said Senator Golden.

June 22, 2005
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Senate Presses For Assembly Action On Sex Offender Legislation

Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and members of the Senate Majority Conference today called on the Assembly to act on legislation approved by the Senate to strengthen Megan’s Law and the state’s Sex Offender Registry to protect the public from sexual predators.Senators were joined at a Capitol news conference today by Mark Lunsford of Florida. Lunsford’s nine year old daughter Jessica was killed by a convicted sex offender in Florida earlier this year.

June 20, 2005
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Golden Bestows State Honor On Xaverian High School Championship Basketball Team

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today joined Xaverian High School President President Sal Ferrera in honoring the members and coaches of the Xaverian Varsity Basketball Team who in a March 9, 2005 game won the New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association Class AA Championship.Golden presented a New York State Resolution, approved by the State Senate, to varsity basketball coaches Jack Alesi and Brian Nigro and members of the team including: Zamal Nixon, Justin Leemow, Timothy Hepworth, Dennis Hepworth, Jake Stevens, Dennis McGowan, Terence Mayrose, Corey Nocco, Lava

June 14, 2005
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Golden Worries For Future Of Brooklyn's Waste Disposal

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today announced his dissatisfaction with the New York City Council in their vote against Mayor Bloomberg’s Waste Management Plan, saying that the Council has acted foolishly.

"Of the numerous plans that have been presented by the City administration to the City Council, this latest plan proved to be the best version. It is disheartening to see the City Council vote against this legislation and to indicate their intention to override the Mayor’s veto.

June 13, 2005
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Senator Golden Urges Local School Children To Pledge Their Allegiance To Reading

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

June 10, 2005
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Senate Passes "amber Alert" Legislation

ALBANY- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate and gave final legislative passage today to a bill, sponsored by Senator Dean Skelos (R, Rockville Centre), that would help every community in the state implement Amber Alert plans to respond immediately to missing child reports."When a child is missing, every second counts and a prompt response can make a potentially life saving difference," Senator Skelos said.

June 8, 2005
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Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Flyers Off Cars

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that prohibits the attachment of handbills and other forms of advertisements to any part of a motor vehicle in New York City."The current law prohibits people from placing ads, flyers and handbills on windshield wipers or rear windows of vehicles, to include those affixed or attached to any part if a motor vehicle," Senator Golden said.

June 7, 2005
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Senator Golden And American Italian Cancer Foundation To Host Free Mammogram Screenings For Women Of The Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screening in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation this September. The mobile mammography van will be outside of Senator Golden’s District Office, located at 7403-5th Avenue, on Thursday, September 15, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and outside his District Office, at 3610 Quentin Road, on Friday, September 16, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June 7, 2005
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Senator Golden Joins Senate Passage Of Chapter Amendment To Hit And Run Driver Legislation

Albany- Senator Marty Golden joined the New York State Senate this week in passing a chapter amendment (S.5493) to legislation sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset), and enacted earlier this legislative session, that increases the penalties for drivers who flee the scene of an accident which resulted in injury or death. The chapter amendment would make the law effective immediately. The law is currently scheduled to take effect on November 1, 2005.

June 2, 2005
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MTA Seeks To End Weekend Express Bus Service In June

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May 25, 2005
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Golden Offers Health Care Proxy Law Information

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, today is announcing that he has made available informational booklets regarding New York State’s Health Care Proxy Law, along with the Health Care Proxy Form, to the community. Recent events in Florida surrounding the Terri Schiavo case have generated important public awareness regarding health care proxies and living wills.

May 18, 2005
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New York Junior Tennis League And Senator Golden Offer Free Tennis Program For Children

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, in conjunction with the New York Junior Tennis League, is announcing that two free tennis programs, for novice and intermediate level players, are available to the youth of the neighborhood between the ages of 6-18, Monday through Friday, from 3-6 p.m. through June 24, 2005.

Senator Golden, who allocated the funding required to host these programs in our community, is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the programs offered at both Lafayette High School, 2630 Benson Avenue, and Public School 229, 1400 Benson Avenue.

May 18, 2005
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May 17, 2005
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Golden Introduces Most Comprehensive Elder Abuse Legislation In Nation

Albany- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I—Brooklyn), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, in conjunction with Elder Abuse Awareness Week, today introduced comprehensive legislation to combat elder abuse. The measure includes every aspect of elder abuse by creating new crimes on abuse of seniors, requiring reporting by care professionals and those in a position to know if abuse or exploitation has occurred, establishing a statewide registry for elder abuse as well as new investigatory procedures, and providing grants for research and new initiatives.

May 17, 2005
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