Martin J. Golden's News items

Golden: Local Bus Shelter Advertisement, "The L Word", Inappropriately Placed On 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) has written to the New York City Department of Transportation Division of Franchises, Concessions and Consents, to object to the placement of an advertisement for the HBO Series, "The L Word" at the bus stop shelter located at 77th Street and 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge.

Senator Golden has written that the sexual nature of the advertisement, and the appearance of nudity, does not belong at a bus stop near local schools nor should shoppers be subjected to the advertisement as they wait for their bus home.

March 1, 2005
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And The Pitch...senator Golden Secures Over $60,000 For Local Baseball And Sports Programs

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, a member of the Senate Committee on Sports Development, (R-C-I, 22nd District), in anticipation of the upcoming local baseball season, today is announcing that he has secured over $60,000 in the 2004-2005 State Budget to support 25 local baseball and sports programs throughout the neighborhood. The funding has been awarded towards the purchase of supplies and equipment.

February 28, 2005
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Golden To Lead Community Celebration Of Asian Lunar New Year

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden together with the Chinese American Partnership Inc. will host the 4th Annual Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, March 6, 2005 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in New Utrecht High School, located at 1601-80th Street in Brooklyn. The celebration will include cultural performances, cultural food, and entertainment. All residents are welcome.

Senator Marty Golden says, "I am pleased to host my 4th Lunar New Year Celebration of South Brooklyn to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

February 25, 2005
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Golden Encourages Local High School Seniors To Apply To S.u.n.y. Maritime Cadet Program

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is encouraging local high school seniors to apply for admission to the State University of New York Maritime College through the Cadet Appointment Program. As a member of the State Senate, Marty Golden can nominate two qualified New York State residents to the Program, which is a full four-year scholarship, from the communities within the 22nd SenateDistrict.

February 18, 2005
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Transportation Department Responds To Senator Golden's Concerns For The Safety Of Gerritsen Avenue

Brooklyn- The Department of Transportation has approved significant traffic safety measures for Gerritsen Avenue, between Channel and Florence Avenues, according to State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), and the Department is continuing to evaluate Senator Golden’s request to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Gerritsen Avenue at Florence Avenue.

February 18, 2005
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Senator Golden Supports Legislation To Protect Children Against Danger

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has sponsored legislation introduced by Senator Mary Lou Rath (R-C, Williamsville), S. 1517, that seeks to enhance the penalty faced by an individual who attempts to lure or entice a child into a car, an isolated area, or through communication with a child by means of a computer.

The legislation seeks to reclassify the crime of attempting to lure or entice a child into a vehicle, building or other isolated area for the purposes of committing a criminal offense, from a Class A Misdemeanor to a Class D Felony.

February 15, 2005
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Golden Secures State Funds To Support Local Volunteer Ambulance Services

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that he has secured funding from the New York State Senate for four local volunteer ambulance organizations to assist them in the purchasing of equipment and supplies.Senator Golden has allocated funding to the Bay Ridge Ambulance Volunteer Organization (BRAVO), the Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance, the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Service and the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Department.

February 9, 2005
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Senator Golden Joins State Effort To Offer New York's National Guardsmen Life Insurance Policies Valued At $250,000

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, today is announcing his sponsorship of the "New York National Guard Homefront Relief Act" (S. 925-A).

February 9, 2005
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State Senator Golden And Assemblyman Cymbrowitz Announce Legislation To Repeal Long-term

New York, NY—Feb. 3rd… State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D- Brooklyn) today announced that they will be introducing legislation in Albany to repeal the perennial real estate tax exemption Madison Square Garden has enjoyed since 1982. Elimination of the tax exemption would provide an estimated $11 million per year in additional revenue to New York City.

February 3, 2005
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Senator Golden Honors Six Civic Activists Who Have Made A Difference In Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), honored six Brooklyn residents who have made a difference in the quality of life of the Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay communities on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cort Club located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue in Brooklyn. Senator Golden speaking to the honorees stated, "You are the people that make this community run.

January 31, 2005
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Golden: Necessary Yield To Pedestrian Sign To Be Installed At Corner Of Local Turning Lane

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the Department of Transportation has approved his request to install traffic calming signage at the intersection of 14th Avenue at Cropsey Avenue. The installation of a sign stating "Attention Drivers Yield to Pedestrian" will be completed on or before March 25, 2005.

January 26, 2005
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Senator Golden To Offer Free Tax Preparation Service

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that his district office at 7403-5th Avenue will again be hosting and providing free basic tax preparation service this upcoming tax season. This will be the seventh year that Senator Golden has provided such service to the community.

The schedule of appointments is every Thursday and Saturday beginning February 16, 2006 and ending on Saturday, April 15, 2006. Thursday evening appointments are from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

January 25, 2005
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Senator Golden To Serve As Chairman Of Senate Aging Committee For Second Term

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) has been re-appointed to serve a second term as the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee by Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno. His term expires in December, 2006.

"I thank Senator Majority Leader Bruno for re-appointing me to this very important position which allows me the opportunity to formulate and develop policy that will make better the lives of all New York’s seniors.

January 19, 2005
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D.o.t. Completes Extensive Community Roadway Repairs At Request Of Senator Golden

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Transportation has made extensive roadway repairs throughout the communities of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst, following Senator Golden’s community wide pothole survey.

Senator Golden had encouraged local residents to report to his office the presence of potholes, street cave-ins, and streets which required paving early last fall. Senator Golden submitted the concerns received to Brooklyn Transportation Commissioner Lori Ardito.

January 18, 2005
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Golden Legislation Seeks Education Tax Credit

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today has announced his introduction of legislation in the State Senate that will amend the tax law and establish an income tax credit for parents of public, parochial and private schools related to educational expenses.

The bill provides qualified taxpayers, parents and dependents of those grade K-12 attending elementary and secondary schools, or those receiving home instruction, an annual tax credit of up to $1500 per dependent or $3,000 per family.

January 10, 2005
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Students To Compete To Be Named "senator For A Day"

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a member of the State Senate Committee on Education, is announcing that he will be hosting his 4th Annual "State Senator For A Day" essay contest and has invited local junior high school participation within grades 6, 7, and 8, throughout District 20, 21, and 22.Senator Marty Golden is asking students to write essays of no more than 250-words which begins with the phrase, "If I were a State Senator for a Day...".

January 6, 2005
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Senator Marty Golden And Healthcare Partners To Offer Flu Shots To Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that in conjunction with HealthCare Partners, IPA, free flu shots will be offered to those who qualify at the Family Health Center (3rd Floor) at Victory Memorial Hospital next week.

The free flu shots will be made available to those people aged 50 and above and individuals who are at high risk on both Wednesday, January 12, 2005 and Thursday, January 13, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Victory Memorial Hospital is located at 699 92nd Street in Brooklyn.

January 6, 2005
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Senator Golden Invites Community To Attend A Town Hall Meeting On Public Safety

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting a town hall meeting on public safety on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at the 68th Precinct located at 333-65th Street in Brooklyn. The guest speaker at the meeting will be 68th Precinct Deputy Inspector William Aubry.Senator Golden is encouraging the community to attend the meeting designed as an opportunity to meet with Deputy Inspector William Aubry and 68th Precinct officials to discuss concerns related to the safety and quality of life of our community.

January 3, 2005
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Senator Golden’s Bill Targeting Illegal Firearms Sent To Governor

Legislation (S.8467) authored by Senator Marty Golden (R, C-Brooklyn) creating a tough new penalty for possession of one illegal loaded firearm was signed into law by Governor George Pataki earlier this afternoon. The law was praised by Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a historic piece of legislation with significant public safety benefits.

January 1, 2004
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