Martin J. Golden's Press releases

CROWLEY, BROOKLYN DA HYNES, SENATOR GOLDEN RALLY WITH SANITATION WORKERS CALLING FOR INCREASED PENALTIES FOR ASSAULT

Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley, Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee, introduced a City Council Resolution calling on the state legislature to pass a pending bill, that would make assaulting a New York City sanitation worker assault in the second degree, a Class D felony. State law already provides these protections for many high-risk and valuable jobs including traffic enforcement agents, registered nurses, emergency medical service personnel, firefighters, and police officers.

 

February 1, 2012
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS: “GET READY FOR A TICKER-TAPE PARADE, NEW YORK!”

Brooklyn legislators make friendly wager with Massachusetts rep

Senator Golden and Assemblywoman Malliotakis don their Giants gear in advance of their Super Bowl wager with Massachusetts representative.

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are backing up their New York pride with a friendly Super Bowl wager between themselves and a Massachusetts representative. The pair from New York are so confident that the Giants will defeat the Patriots on Sunday that they are putting three staples of Brooklyn’s favorite foods on the line; a cheesecake from Junior’s on Flatbush Avenue, hot dogs and fries from Nathan’s, and the fixings for chocolate egg creams from Hinsch’s Confectionary in Bay Ridge.

February 1, 2012
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SENATE PASSES DNA DATABANK EXPANSION BILL

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie) and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples.

January 31, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: TWO HOUR METERS TO BE INSTALLED ON 3rd AND 5th AVENUES IN APRIL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Transportation has responded to his request and has approved two hour parking meters for 3rd and 5th Avenue.

The Department of Transportation has determined based on Senator Golden’s request that the need for additional parking time along these two commercial avenues is warranted. The Bureau of Parking will complete the work to affect this change by April of this year.

January 30, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS BROOKLYN SPA NAMED BEST IN AMERICA

Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today honored the Green Spa and Wellness Center on their selection by Day Spa magazine as the #1 Wellness Center in America.

Senator Golden stated, “Since 1998, the Green Spa and Wellness Center has been a leader in the Bay Ridge business community. Today, we celebrate their recent recognition which has named them a nationwide leading spa. I congratulate sisters Sheila and Maureen Brody, and partner Maria Ingardia, on this honor and wish them much continued success.”

January 27, 2012
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Reminder: New Traffic Pattern Before VN Bklyn-bound toll plaza begins Saturday

Three Traffic Lanes Closed From Fingerboard Bridge Overpass to Verrazano-Narrows Brooklyn-bound Toll Plaza

Sat., Jan. 28th Between 12:01 AM And 7 AM

Wide-load Trucks Will Be Barred Eastbound From 11 p.m. To 8 a.m.

On Saturday, Jan. 28th between 12:01 a.m. and 7 a.m. three out of four lanes of traffic on the Staten Island Expressway will be closed from the Fingerboard Bridge overpass to the Verrazano-Narrows Brooklyn-bound toll plaza while a new traffic pattern is put in place.

Motorists should expect delays and leave extra travel time.

January 27, 2012
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Con Edison Warns Public to Beware of Scammers

Con Edison is warning its customers and other members of the public to be vigilant in protecting themselves against several types of scams that have been reported to the company.

The company places the safety of the public first and is working with authorities to catch those who have been trying to pull the scams.

In particular, Con Edison advises people to guard against the following:

· E-mail viruses – Con Edison has received reports of e-mails that appear to be from Con Edison and contain a ‘zip file’ that may create a computer virus. The “From” field of the e-mail reads “no-reply-billing@coned.com” or “no-reply-billing@conedison.com.” Do not open or forward these e-mails. File a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

January 26, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR BROOKLYN SPA NAMED BEST IN AMERICA

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a press event on Friday, January 27, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., honoring the Green Spa and Wellness Center on their selection by Day Spa magazine as the #1 Wellness Center in America. An official New York State Senate Proclamation will be presented to the Spa owners to celebrate the national recognition of a local small business.

 

The Green Spa and Wellness Center, which has been in business since 1998, and is located at 8804-3rd Avenue. Members of the community and the Third Avenue Merchants are expected to attend the event.

 

Members of the media are welcome to attend.

January 25, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO CREATE FELONY CHARGES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers.

“Wrong-way drivers have caused tragedies and endangered lives on our roadways; it has to stop. Creating felony charges for wrong-way and reckless drivers will give law enforcement another tool to prosecute these individuals and get them off the roads,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

January 25, 2012
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BROOKLYN CHAMBER ENROLLS 1,000TH SMALL BUSINESS INTO BROOKLYN HEALTHWORKS

Senator Marty Golden was the Senate sponsor of the legislation that created the Brooklyn HealthWorks Program.

Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) stated, "Today, we celebrate the continued success and true meaning of Brooklyn HealthWorks. This program is recreating the climate of small business in Brooklyn and is making Kings County a leader in the State in offering business owners and employees an important opportunity at health care. This program has made a difference for countless families and we should be proud of what we have accomplished thus far."

BROOKLYN CHAMBER ENROLLS 1,000TH SMALL BUSINESS INTO BROOKLYN HEALTHWORKS

January 25, 2012
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Update from Senator Golden: New York State Children’s Institute is the Application for Funds for School Year 2012-2013 to fund the new Primary Mental Health Project

Senator Golden has received notification from the New York State Children’s Institute is the Application for Funds for School Year 2012-2013 to fund the new Primary Mental Health Project (Primary Project) programs in school.

School are invited to apply and the Application for Funds is available on the Children’s Institute website at www.childrensinstitute.net/programs/primary-project

January 25, 2012
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GOLDEN LEGISLATION ALLOWING USE OF SCHOOLS FOR WORSHIP SERVICES PASSES SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S. 6087A, which allows religious institutions to use public school buildings for worship services during non-school hours, has unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee.

“As the freedom of religion is a basic principle of this great nation, it is only then sensible that religious institutions, holding services open to the public, be allowed to do so in public school buildings.Organizations based on faith deserve the same rights as all other groups, and because of their beliefs, should not be held to a different standard. These misguided polices that have been put into place do nothing more than detract from the right to worship.

January 24, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO TOUGHEN LAWS FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday afternoon, voted to support legislation in the New York State Senate that creates new penalties for individuals supervising another driver while also under the influence of drugs or alcohol, also known as Abbagail’s Law (S.164C). The bill, sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), is named after eight-year-old Abbagail Buzard, who died in a car accident caused by an inexperienced driver who was supervised by a parent under the influence of alcohol.

January 24, 2012
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Senator Golden's Office is Open

Good afternoon. I hope that you are enjoying our first snow fall of the winter. I wanted to let you know that my office will be open today until 4 pm today for any snow related concerns. I will also have snow removal assistance available for seniors or the disabled. Please do not hesitate to call on my staff and I at 718-238-6044.

January 21, 2012
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Bay Ridge Community Council is hosting a Photo Contest for amateur photographers in the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton neighborhoods.

Bay Ridge Community Council is hosting a Photo Contest for amateur photographers in the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton neighborhoods. Students may submit any size and adults must submit a 4x6 or larger print.

On the back of photo print name, addresss, phone number, email, date and location of photo, contest level, school name and if you wish your photo to be returned "please return".

The entrys are to be mailed to Bay Ridge Community Council Photo Contest c/o McLaughlin & Sons, 9620 3rd Av, Brooklyn, NY 11209 before March 5th.

January 20, 2012
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U.S. Army Corps Of Engineering Dredging Means Multiple Daily Bridge Lifts At Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Beginning Thurs., Jan. 26th

Due to a dredging project being conducted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers there will be multiple daily bridge lifts at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge beginning Thursday, Jan. 26th and lasting through February.

The lifts, which will take place around-the-clock, require full, periodic closure of the bridge to traffic. It takes approximately 15 minutes to raise and lower the bridge, which has a clearance of 150 feet above water in its raised position.

Federal code requires that a lift bridge must be raised in order to allow for crossing marine traffic. If possible motorists are advised to use the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternate.

January 19, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S 2012-2013 EXECUTIVE BUDGET

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), following the release of Governor Cuomo’s 2012-2013 executive budget, has issued the following statement:

“I am pleased that Governor Cuomo is planning to close the budget gap with no new taxes and fees, while putting forward a number of economic development proposals. He understands the need to keep the burden on New York taxpayers down so that we can allow the economy to grow.

I do have concerns with the scope, cost, and manageability of some of his proposals. I look forward to working with the Governor and my legislative colleagues in the upcoming weeks to review in detail these proposals. Working together we will continue to keep New York moving forward."

January 17, 2012
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SEN. GOLDEN, NYSAIF: WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD?

Millions of New Yorkers offended by anti-Semitic smoke screen in Midwood car firebombings

 

 

Brooklyn, NY-Jan. 13...Millions of New Yorkers were offended and a community was terrified by the seemingly anti-Semitic car firebombings in Midwood, Brooklyn last November. But the crime that rattled the city has turned out to be just a smoke screen to conceal more auto insurance fraud - a crime that costs New Yorkers millions of dollars a year and puts lives at risk. Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) and the citizen consumer group NewYorkers Stand Against Insurance Fraud (NYSAIF) ask that the state legislature tackle auto insurance reform this year.

 

January 13, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE LIFE OF THE LATE SENATOR MEGA APPROVED BY STATE SENATE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today introduced a New York State Senate Legislative Resolution (J. 2884) during session honoring the late Senator Christopher J. Mega, who died on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Members of the Mega Family, including his wife Madelyn, were in the Senate Gallery during the discussion and vote on the resolution which was unanimously approved.

Mega, who served as a State Senator, State Assemblyman, State Judge and long time civic leader, graduated from Fort Hamilton High School, studied at St. Francis College and attended Brooklyn Law School.

A copy of the Resolution and a photo, featuring Senator Hugh Farley and Senator Betty Little, joined Senator Golden, Madelyn Mega (Mrs. Christopher Mega), and family.

January 10, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO SUPPORT IRAN DIVESTMENT LEGISLATION

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate today in giving final legislative passage to the Iran Divestment Act, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. The bill would prohibit companies that provide goods, services or credit worth $20 million or more to Iran's energy industry from entering into or renewing state and local government contracts.

Senator Golden stated, “The Senate’s swift action shows how important it is that we stand together to condemn tyrannical governments like Iran which sponsor terrorism, have attempted to acquire nuclear weapons and threaten U.S. allies like Israel, as Iran has repeatedly done.”

January 10, 2012
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