Martin J. Golden's News items

Senator Golden To Collect Toys For Tots To Support 2007 Drive Sponsored By The United States Marines

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will be collecting gifts for the 2007 Toys for Tots Drive, sponsored by the United States Marines, with collection boxes available at both of Senator Golden’s district offices, located at 7403-5th Avenue and 3610 Quentin Road. Unwrapped toys can be dropped off during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.The Toys for Tots foundation distributes millions of toys to needy children across the country and in Puerto Rico every holiday season.

November 20, 2007
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Fare Hike Dismissal: The Right Decision For New York Says Golden

Brooklyn - State Senator Marty Golden issued the following statement in response to the Governor's announcement this morning that put the brakes on the MTA's proposed fare increase: "Thankfully for New Yorkers, Governor Spitzer came out this morning in opposition to the fare hike proposed earlier this year by the MTA.I am pleased that Governor Spitzer has finally decided not to go through with this fare hike.

November 20, 2007
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Senator Golden To Host Christmas Tree Lightings In Neighborhood

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, in partnership with the Bay Ridge Parks Task Force, will host three Christmas Tree lightings throughout the community this December in preparation for the upcoming Christmas season and to bring out the holiday spirit in all as we celebrate this magical time of year.Senator Marty Golden stated, "Come join friends, and neighbors as we embrace our Christmas spirit and look forward to a rewarding season together at the upcoming Christmas tree lightings." The Christmas Tree lightings, which will feature Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and a

November 20, 2007
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Senator Golden Awards $1,500 To Over Forty Parent Teacher Associations To Assist Local Schools

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) announced yesterday at a breakfast meeting of the Parent Teacher Associations in which he hosted that he has secured $1500 for Parent Teacher Association of schools located in his district which includes Community School Districts 20, 21 and 22.

November 15, 2007
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Fossella & Golden Declare Victory In Effort To Stop Early Parole For NY’s Most Violent Criminals

[Brooklyn, NY]- Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13) and State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today declared victory in their efforts to prevent convicted cop-killers, rapists and arsonists from getting early parole under a proposed deal that was being negotiated by the Spitzer Administration.

November 15, 2007
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Statement By Senator Golden On Govenor's Suspension Of Driver's License Plan

"Governor Spitzer’s decision to abandon his plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens is a huge victory for the people of New York and across our great nation. The voice of the people has been heard and the people have won. The Governor’s wrong-headed proposal would have jeopardized our safety and security leaving us vulnerable to terrorists who wish to do harm.

The Governor’s arrogant attempt to force this policy onto New Yorkers was unsuccessful.

November 14, 2007
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Golden, Fossella, Gentile And Brooklyn Community Call State Department Of Health Decision To Close Victory Memorial Hospital Wrong

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), Congressman Vito Fossella (R-C, 13th District), and City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn), today issued the following statement at a press conference outside the emergency room of Victory Memorial Hospital, located at 699-92nd Street in Brooklyn, urging the New York State Department of Health to overturn their decision to close the emergency room at this site."The New York State Department of Health’s failure to approve an emergency room for this location will put the health and safety of all citizens at great risk.

November 13, 2007
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No Parole For Cop Killers-not Now, Not Ever

New York- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today was joined by a coalition of New Yorkers, on the steps of New York City Hall, calling on Governor Eliot Spitzer to reject any agreement which would alter the governance of parole hearings in New York State and favor the rights of violent criminals, even Sam Berkowitz, the "Son-of-Sam," would have the opportunity for an early parole hearing before parole officers of his lawyers choice.

November 12, 2007
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Golden: New York State Police Looking For Capable Recruits

State Senator Marty Golden is announcing that the New York State Police, one of New York's most elite law enforcement agencies, is looking for recruits who are up to the challenge of undergoing the rigorous training that will prepare them for a stimulating and rewarding career in the service of New York. An amazing opportunity awaits the young men and women of our communities in the form of an agency that has a history of outstanding public service.

November 9, 2007
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Mrsa Education Initiative For Children In Brooklyn Schools

In response to concerns raised over recent cases of staph infections in children, Lutheran HealthCare, N.Y.C. Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Forest City Ratner Companies, the future Brooklyn Nets and N.Y.S. State Senator Martin J. Golden have partnered to provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers, hand washing tips, and MRSA education to Brooklyn schools.

Nearly 30,000 children and their families from 37 of Brooklyn’s public schools will be impacted through this initiative.

November 9, 2007
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Senator Golden Salutes Local Veterans

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, recently hosted a breakfast and awards ceremony for local veterans as part of the community’s celebration and recognition of Veteran’s Day.

Senator Golden was joined by Colonel Tracey E. Nicholson, Commander, of the U.S.

November 9, 2007
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Senator Golden Slams Governor’s New Cop-Killer Release Policy

State Senator and former New York City Police Officer Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), today blasted the massive shift in policy that has taken place at the State Parole Board since Governor Eliot Spitzer took office, which has resulted in a skyrocketing Parole Board parole approval rate. Senator Golden’s announcement follows the board’s decision to release cop-killing kidnapper Shuaib Raheem without notifying the late police officer Stephen Gilroy’s widow or his wounded fellow officer.

November 8, 2007
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New Program To Make Mammography Records Available

State Senator Martin Golden with Council Member Vincent Gentile joined today with a group of local, state and federal elected officials as well as former patients of Bay Imaging to announce the release of thousands of medical records held hostage by the radiological imaging facility.

“Today, I am proud to announce that, after more than a year of struggle, thousands of records held hostage by Bay Imaging will finally be released to the patients who so desperately need them.

November 7, 2007
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Senator Marty Golden To Host Follow Up Meeting For Tornado Victims With Officials

Brooklyn-State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will host a follow up meeting for Brooklyn victims of the recent tornado on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 6735-4th Avenue, at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Buildings, the Department of Transportation, the American Red Cross, the Small Business Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and others will be present to answer questions and address concerns and provide an update.

November 5, 2007
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“Something’s Coming”...Samaha Ensemble To Honor 50th Anniversary Of West Side Story

In 1949, Jerome Robbins called Leonard Bernstein about a new idea he had for a musical -- a modern-day version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The end result of that conversation was realized eight years later in September, 1957, with the opening of West Side Story on Broadway.

November 1, 2007
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Golden At Senate Hearing On Illegal Drivers License

Senator Golden appeared at an October 31st Joint Committee Meeting of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee and Transportation Committee. During this meeting, Senator Golden questioned Department of Motor Vehicle Commissioner David Swarts regarding Governor Spitzer’s proposal which would give New York State drivers’ licenses toillegal immigrants. Golden was particularly concerned about the safety of New Yorkers under the Governor’s plan and how it could potentially add to the problem of voter fraud in New York State.

November 1, 2007
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Golden Asks: "when Will Senator Hillary Clinton Take A Position On Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens?"

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton’s lack of position on the issue of drivers licenses for illegal aliens:"The people of this State, and our nation, deserve better from U.S.

October 31, 2007
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Senator Golden Calls On Democrats To Do The Right Thing And Stand Up For Our Kids

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) has called on members of the Senate Democratic Conference to have the Governor to accept over $3.5 million in federal dollars for abstinance funding."At a time when the rates of sexually transmitted diseases are skyrocketing, it is wrong for the Spitzer administration to reject over $3million in federal funs for health education abstinence programs.

October 29, 2007
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Senator Golden: Governor Spitzer Finally Understands His Dmv Policy Is Flawed And Threatens The Security Of All

State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C, Brooklyn), today issued the following statement in response to Governor Spitzer’s amended DMV policy to govern the issuance of driver’s licenses in New York State:

“It’s about time that Governor Spitzer is understanding of the fact that giving licenses without the requirement of a Social Security Number is flawed.

October 29, 2007
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NYS Senator Martin Golden Kicks Off Home Health Care Month With Vnr Home Care Services

Brooklyn – October, 2007 – In recognition of Home Health Care Month (November) New York State Senator Martin Golden, Chair of the Senate Aging Committee, recently accompanied VNR Home Care Services (VNR) on a home visit in Brooklyn.Joined by Maxine Hochhauser CEO of VNR and Beatrice Consolo, VNR Field Supervisor, Senator Golden visited the home of Mrs. Daphne Katsomalaris, a VNR patient since 1979. Ms. Hochhauser said, “The quality and consistent care Mrs.

October 29, 2007
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