Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES EASTER EGG HUNTS: ASKS, “HOW MANY EASTER EGGS CAN YOU FIND?”

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in conjunction with local community organizations, is announcing plans to host two Easter Egg Hunts this year, and is inviting all community children and local families to participate. In announcing the events, Senator Golden is asking “How many Easter eggs can you find?”. The Easter Egg hunt events include games, music, activities and prizes for the children.

The Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled for:

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Dyker Park- 13th Avenue and 86th Street

The event is being co-sponsored by Congressman Michael Grimm, the 13th Avenue Merchants and the Dyker Heights Civic Association.

Sunday, April 1, 2012, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

March 22, 2012
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SENATE PASSES TOUGH AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD MEASURES

The New York State Senate today passed three bills to combat auto insurance fraud, which costs New Yorkers more than $1 billion a year, as well as legislation that would impose stronger criminal penalties for staging auto accidents. Recent cases of auto insurance fraud have uncovered massive crime rings, including doctors, lawyers and scam artists who staged accidents and used New York's no-fault insurance program as their own giant state-sponsored, ATM machine.

March 22, 2012
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS ADVOCATE ASSISTANCE FOR RETURNING VETERANS OPENING BUSINESSES

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn/Staten Island) will be joined by local veterans at a press conference to promote legislation that seeks to provide veterans with the same benefits awarded through the women and minority-owned business program. The event will be held outside the gates of the Fort Hamilton Army Base on 101st Street and Ft. Hamilton Parkway at 2:30 p.m on Friday, March 23, 2012.

WHO: Senator Martin Golden

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

Local veterans

WHAT: Press conference to promote legislation that seeks to provide veterans with the same benefits awarded through the women and minority-owned business program

WHEN: Friday, March 23, 2012

2:30 PM

March 22, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION SPONSORED BY SENATOR GOLDEN TO COMBAT GUN CRIMES

The New York State Senate today passed two bills, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), to combat gun crimes and enhance penalties for gun crimes that endanger children.

“As a former New York City police officer, I have seen first-hand the fear and devastation caused by criminals with guns,” Senator Golden said. “People who use force to terrorize and prey upon others must be punished to the fullest extent of the law. The bills I am proposing would make our laws strong enough to make use of a firearm in the commission of a crime unthinkable.”

March 21, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES NOMINEES TO BE NAMED 2012 “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

Brooklyn- Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction”.

The Senate will honor a distinguished woman from our area and throughout the state at a May 15th Albany ceremony, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York woman.

March 16, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: LANDMARK ANTI-CRIME BILL TO BECOME LAW

SENATE, ASSEMBLY & GOVERNOR JOIN FORCES TO EXPAND DNA DATABANK

All-Crimes DNA Law a Powerful Crimefighting Tool To Help Protect New Yorkers

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that the State Senate has voted to approve legislation that will implement the largest expansion of the State’s DNA databank since it was first created in 1994.

The databank expansion, which has been agreed to by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Assembly, will help close thousands of unsolved cases, bring justice to crime victims, and help prevent dangerous criminals from committing additional crimes.

March 15, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: STATE SENATE FIGHTS AGAINST SEX OFFENDERS WHO REGISTER FALSE INFORMATION

Cites Assembly Inaction as a Failure for All New Yorkers

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing that legislation he co-sponsored, S. 1927 introduced by Senator James Alesi (R-C-I, 55th District), was approved by the New York State Senate today.

The bill would make it so that offenders who submit fraudulent information regarding his or her identity or residence when registering, or verifying, would be charged with a Class E Felony. Currently, Megan’s Law only provides a penalty for failure to register.

March 14, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON 68TH PRECINCT ARRESTS MADE IN CONNECTION WITH RECENT TIRE SLASHINGS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding arrests made by the 68th Precinct in connection with the recent tire slashings in the community:

“The 68th Precinct continues to make sure that we live in one of the safest communities in the City of New York, and those who proudly wear the uniform deserve to be thanked for this arrest. We will not tolerate acts that impede upon our quality of life such as tire slashings. To find your car with damaged tires is not only a personal nuisance and financial expense, but it causes concern for all residents on the blocks where it is happening.

March 13, 2012
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FRAUD COSTS NY PRAISES CUOMO, LAWSKY FOR TACKLING NO-FAULT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD HEAD-ON

Governor and Superintendent Vow to Crack Down on Medical Mills

 

NEW YORK, NY March 8, 2011 – Fraud Costs NY – a statewide coalition of elected officials law enforcement, business groups and community groups committed to reforming New York’s broken no-fault auto insurance system - today praised Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin M. Lawsky for vowing to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud by attacking it at the crux of the problem and targeting unscrupulous medical mills and crooked doctors.

 

March 8, 2012
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SENATE REPUBLICANS ANNOUNCE 2012 NEW JOBS-NY JOB CREATION PLAN

Plan Would Create Jobs, Cut Taxes and Control State Spending

Jobs Proposal Will Be Included in Senate Budget Proposal

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today joined Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and members of the Senate Republican Conference, to announce details of the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan that includes significant tax relief to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs, measures to ensure fiscal responsibility and control state spending, as well as other reforms and incentives to make New York more economically competitive. The plan will be included in the Senate budget resolution to be acted on next week.

March 7, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH BY RECOGNIZING LEADING NEIGHBORHOOD WOMEN

Brooklyn –State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host an event to honor, in conjunction with "Women's History Month", outstanding women who have made a difference in our community tomorrow, Thursday, March 8, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m.in the Community Room at Shore Hill located at 9000 Shore Road in Brooklyn.

The event will recognize Linda Addinisio of St. Anselm’s Elementary School, Dr. Lisa Eng of the Kings County Medical Society, Elizabeth Ferraro of St. Finbar’s Church, Katherine Khatari, Sara Nespoli, Camille Loccisano of the Loccisano Foundation and St. Frances Cabrini, Sister Fran Piccone of the Shore Hill Senior Program, Mary Quinones of Lutheran Medical Center and Elena Solitario of Pilo Arts Day Spa and Salon.

March 7, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS LEGISLATION SAFEGUARD CHILDREN'S JEWELRY

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry which may contain harmful levels of cadmium and other hazardous substances. The bill (S.4055A), sponsored by Senator Jim Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton) protects children from accidentally ingesting cadmium, often used in inexpensive charm bracelets, pendants and other jewelry.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to protect our children, especially from products containing hazardous substances,” said Senator Alesi. “This bill takes an important step to prevent the sale of items that could cause accidental and unnecessary exposure and severe health effects.”

March 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS NEW YORK STATE EFFORT TO PUNISH ACTS OF CHILD PROSTITUTION

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that the New York State Senate today passed legislation (S. 1991) that would establish the crime of promotion of child prostitution by a parent or guardian.

 

“In New York State, there have been several high profile cases where parents exploited their children,” said Senator Golden. “Violating the trust between parent and child is an inexcusable offense and those that do so need to be held accountable. This bill puts teeth into the paper tiger, ensuring those that exploit our children receive justice.”

March 5, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS SENATE LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM ACTS OF SEXUAL OFFENSE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that two bills he has co-sponsored in the New York State Senate, introduced to better protect our children against sexual crimes, were approved today.

S. 1541A establishes criminal penalties for sexual contact between a minor and a person in a position of trust in the first, second and third degrees. Currently, there are no additional penalties for sexual contact with a minor in such instances.

March 5, 2012
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Help Those Affected By the Recent Tornadoes

Recent tornadoes have caused extensive damage throughout the heartland of America. Five states (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama & Georgia) have reported deaths, totaling at least 38 victims.

Many local governments and voluntary agencies are providing shelter for disaster survivors displaced by the storms, but the road to recovery will be a long one and further assistance is always welcome.

For those seeking a way to help out our fellow Americans in this time of need, I have provided a list below of some non-profit agencies and the different ways one can contribute.

By Texting:

March 5, 2012
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Senator Golden is quoted in this press release in support of the Tax and Education Assistance for Children (TEACH) Act of 2012 introduced by Congressman Bob Turner.

New York – Congressman Bob Turner (NY-09) today introduced the Tax and Education Assistance for Children (TEACH) Act of 2012. The bill will provide a tax credit of up to 5,000 dollars for families who send their children to private schools and eliminate “double taxation” on parents who send their children to non-public schools.

“Today, I am introducing H.R. 4075, the Tax and Education Assistance for Children (TEACH) Act of 2012”, said Congressman Turner. “The TEACH Act will provide parents who send their children to non-public elementary and secondary schools a tax credit of up to $5,000 per year and effectively eliminate or minimize the effects of this ‘double taxation’.”

March 2, 2012
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STATE SENATE APPROVES SENATOR GOLDEN RESOLUTION HONORING BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER GARY CARTER

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is

announcing that the New York State Senate today approved Senate Resolution

J. 3367, in which he sponsored, honoring the life of the late New York Mets

legend, Gary ‘The Kid’ Carter.

Senator Golden, a Mets fan stated, “Many of us watched a memorial

service honoring Gary Carter that was attended by the best of baseball past

and present. Today, the New York State Senate joins all baseball fans in

officially remembering and mourning the loss of Gary Carter. New York has

lost a hero, and it is only fitting that the State Senate remember his

life.”

Golden continued, “The State Senate today paused to honor the many

March 1, 2012
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RESOLUTION HONORING TIMOTHY CARDINAL DOLAN APPROVED BY SENATE

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding the State Senate approval of a Resolution, J. 3384, honoring Timothy Cardinal Dolan:

"Today, Roman Catholics and people of faith across our great City and State stand together to show our thanks to a man who has given so much to his community and the people of New York. I am proud to have co-sponsored this Resolution, passed today by the State Senate, to simply say thank you and congratulations to a man whose life is an example of how to live as a servant of God. He is someone who I personally look up to and I look forward to working with him for the betterment of all people."

March 1, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN PUBLISHES GUIDE TO INTERNET SAFETY FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that his office has published a brochure entitled “Internet Safety: What Every Parent Should Know” and is inviting those interested in obtaining a copy to contact his office.

The guide includes information on the “Simple Rules For Online Safety”, “Parental Control Tools”, and other facts to help teens stay cyber-safe. Senator Golden is also encouraging parents to be mindful of their child’s computer activities so to look for instances of cyber-bullying and other signs of inappropriate behaviors.

March 1, 2012
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DA HYNES AND SENATOR GOLDEN CALL ON ALBANY TO REFORM NEW YORK’S BROKEN NO-FAULT AUTO INSURANCE SYSTEM IN WAKE OF ARRESTS

BROOKLYN, New York February 29, 2011 – In response to today’s bust up of a Brooklyn-based crime ring suspected of committing health care and no-fault auto insurance fraud to the tune of $250 million, Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes and Senator Martin J. Golden are again calling on Albany to act swiftly to reform New York’s broken no-fault auto insurance system.

 

February 29, 2012
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