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Senator Golden Statement On Decision Not To Close Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton Army Base

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, has issued the following statement after receiving news that the United States Department of Defense has not recommended that the Fort Hamilton Army Base be closed:

"This is not only great news for this community, it is great news for New York City and New York State.

May 13, 2005
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Golden Joins Senate Passage Of "vasean's Law"

The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage this week to "VaSean's Law," a bill that would increase penalties for drivers who kill or seriously injure other people while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The legislation (S.1872B), sponsored by Senator Serphin Maltese (R-Queens), was passed by the Assembly earlier this week. "When a person chooses to drink and then get behind the wheel of a car, they are making a dangerous decision that often has tragic consequences," said Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.

May 5, 2005
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Golden Joins Senate Efforts To Strengthen Megan's Law

Ten years after the enactment of legislation creating New York State’s Sex Offender Registry, the State Senate Majority will hold public hearings that will culminate in legislation strengthening Megan’s Law to protect more children, ensuring that people are better informed about the presence of sex offenders in their community and imposing stronger punishment on sexual predators to prevent them from preying on innocent victims.Megan’s mother, Maureen Kanka joined members of the Senate Majority Conference, including Senator Marty Golden, today to announce the hearings, w

May 3, 2005
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Senator Golden: State Assembly Inaction Allows Dangerous Drivers To Rule Our Roads

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on the New York State Assembly to follow the State Senate and pass legislation which would establish stronger laws to punish aggressive drivers and would eliminate the negligence clause which prevents the prosecution of many of New York State’s dangerous drivers.Senator Golden is responding to a report highlighting the problems associated with the "The Rule of Two" which makes mere recklessness not enough to charge a driver with homicide, and which requires prosecutors to prove that a driver conscio

April 28, 2005
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Senator Golden To Host M.t.a. Town Hall Meeting To Discuss Community's Transportation Services

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting officials from the Metropolitan Transit Authority at a town hall meeting on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fort Hamilton Senior Center located at 100th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway.All mass transportation issues, including local bus and subway service, will be discussed. The public is invited to attend and address their concerns. For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.

April 25, 2005
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Golden: Sexual Offenders Who Fail To Comply With Sex Offender Registry Act Deserve Greater Punishment

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that earlier this week he voted in support of legislation before the Senate Codes Committee, S. 483, which seeks to hold sex offenders more accountable for their actions and which is designed to keep communities better informed as to the sex offenders who reside within their neighborhood.

April 21, 2005
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Papandrea Family Joins Senator Golden To Lobby For Tougher Laws Against Hit And Run Drivers In Albany

Albany- The New York State Senate yesterday approved a package of legislation designed to crack down on dangerous drivers who injure or kill innocent victims. The bills would make our streets more safe by increasing criminal penalties for dangerous drivers, especially those who run over pedestrians and leave the scene of the accident.

April 20, 2005
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Essay Contest Finalists To Compete For Title "state Senator For A Day"

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that the finalists have been selected in his 5th Annual "State Senator For A Day" essay contest.

This contest invited local school children of District 20, District 21 and District 22 to write essays no more than 250-words which began with the phrase, "If I were a State Senator for A Day...".

April 20, 2005
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Senate Passes Legislation To Protect Elderly And Disabled

The New York State Senate today passed two bills (S.1826, S.1827), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would protect the elderly and disabled by making it a crime to abandon the care of these vulnerable individuals or to financially exploit them."The two bills passed by the Senate today will offer a safe ground for all elderly and disabled persons in New York," said Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno.

April 19, 2005
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Golden Leads Local Fight Against Illegal Postings

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that through his efforts, over 150 illegally posted handbills, advertising a moving company, have been removed along 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge, and violations will be issued by the New York City Department of Sanitation.

Senator Golden noticed an enormous amount of illegally posted flyers on lampposts along 5th Avenue in the vicinity of his District Office, located at 7403-5th Avenue, and contacted the Department of Sanitation to report these quality of life violations.

April 19, 2005
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Senator Golden Announces New Police Command Post For Marine Park

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing the establishment of a new police command post within Marine Park, as of Monday, April 18, 2005, designed to increase patrol and enhance the public safety of the entire Marine Park community.

Senator Golden, following a recent town hall meeting on public safety in Marine Park, met with Brooklyn South Assistant Chief Joseph Fox, 63rd Precinct Inspector McGinn and 61st Precinct Captain Stella, and school safety officials. As a result of the meeting held late last week, a N.Y.P.D.

April 19, 2005
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Senator Golden Announces State Appointments Of Capetanakis And Texeira

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing that he joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving the following appointments of two Brooklyn residents: Charles Capetanakis to serve on the New York State Municipal Bond Bank Agency and Daniel J. Texeira to serve on the New York State Public Transportation Safety Board.

April 13, 2005
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Golden Joins Legislature In Strengthening Megan's Law

Albany- Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos and Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District), today announced changes to strengthen New York’s Megan’s Law by making it more difficult for dangerous sex offenders to escape detection in the community.The new measure, contained in the just-adopted State Budget, requires the highest-risk sex offenders -- those classified as Level 3 offenders -- to update their photos on the Megan’s Law Registry each year.

March 31, 2005
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State Senate Approves Senator Golden's Legislative Plan To Regulate Cyber-cafes

Albany- The New York State Senate this week approved legislation (S. 2197), introduced by State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) that allows for the regulation of Cyber-Cafes throughout the State of New York.Senator Marty Golden stated, "As the internet craze continues to grow, we must keep in line with this trend to insure the safety and well-being of the children and adults who use these Cyber-Cafes on a daily basis. In Brooklyn, and throughout our City and State, we have witnessed tragedy and disturbances inside and outside of these Cyber-Cafes.

March 29, 2005
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Golden: Families Can Honor And Remember Deceased Veterans With Presidential Certificates

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, is today announcing a Presidential Program which invites family members and friends of deceased veterans to request an official Presidential Certificate to honor the memory and service of any deceased veteran.

"I encourage all family and friends of those who have died, but who during their life so courageously served our nation, to request this honor and this tribute. I commend President George W.

March 23, 2005
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Statement By Senator Marty Golden On Bay Ridge Zoning Change Final Approval

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden has issued the following statement following the City Council finalization of new zoning regulations for Bay Ridge:

"Today is a landmark day which finalizes our community’s efforts to preserve and protect the character and the future of the Bay Ridge community. I applaud the commitment and effort of the residents of this community and of Community Board 10, for their efforts have led to the establishment of contextual zoning here within the Bay Ridge Special District.

March 23, 2005
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Senator Golden Seeks Community Assistance In Improving Quality Of Life Of Neighborhood

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is announcing that he is seeking the input and assistance of community residents to improve the quality of life of the neighborhood. Senator Golden is specifically urging residents to contact him and report potholes and locations where graffiti is present along local commercial strips.

Senator Marty Golden’s staff has already began to seek out locations where either a pothole or graffiti exists, but the input of the community will be extremely beneficial to ensuring that areas of concern will be addressed.

March 16, 2005
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Senator Golden Secures Over $100,000 For Local Senior Centers And Programs

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, (R-C-I, 22nd District), today is announcing that he has secured over $100,000 in the 2004-2005 State Budget to support 30 senior centers and programs throughout the neighborhood. The funding has been awarded towards senior programming and to expand activities and services.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "As Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, I am proud to have secured this essential funding to support the efforts and the activities of our local senior centers.

March 15, 2005
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Senator Golden Salutes Brooklyn Rhodes Scholar In Albany

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) honored Brooklyn College student Eugene Shenderov upon the occasion of his earning a 2005 Rhodes Scholarship with a New York State Senate Resolution which was read and presented to Mr. Shenderov in the State Senate Chamber. Senator Golden also had Eugene Shenderov, along with Brooklyn College President Christopher Kimmich, as guests on his Brooklyn Community Access Television Show, "Legislative Report with Senator Golden".

March 10, 2005
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Senate Passes Death Penalty Legislation

In observance of National Police Week, the New York State Senate late yesterday passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would establish the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers. "As a former New York City Police Officer, I understand the true dangers that law enforcement officers face each and every day as they seek to protect all members of our society," said Senator Marty Golden. "There are individuals who endanger the lives of every single police officer.

March 9, 2005
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