Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATE ACTS TO PROTECT NEW YORK’S MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Brooklyn - The New York State Senate yesterday passed a measure to prevent child and adult abuse and expand the authority of protective workers to enable full investigations into allegations of abuse. The bill, S.3306B, is sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn).

Senator Marty Golden stated, “This bill will provide protection for those in the highest need. Victims of abuse, at any age will benefit from the authority provided within this legislation. This legislation ensures that every effort is made to prevent abusers from getting away with this abuse and to continue to make an effort toward bettering our great state.”

May 25, 2011
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SENATE ACTS TO HELP PROTECT PEDESTRIANS FROM TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Bill Requires NYC Trucks To Install “Cross-Over Mirrors”

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that will require certain trucks to be equipped with a special convex mirror that helps improve visibility and reduces the risk of pedestrian accidents. The bill (S.3151), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn), was requested by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg following a significant number of pedestrian deaths and injuries attributed to the inability of some truck drivers to see people passing in front of their vehicles.

May 23, 2011
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ST. ANSELM'S STUDENT NAMED “SENATOR FOR A DAY” IN ANNUAL CONTEST

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), hosted his 9th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest ceremony last week at Public School 204 in Brooklyn and is announcing that Samantha Najjar of the 7th Grade at St. Anselm's Roman Catholic School was the winner. Sophia Cappellini of the 8th Grade at Visitation Academy was the second place winner and Viktoria Guzak of the 8th Grade Intermediate School 259, William McKinley Junior High School, was the third place winner.

May 23, 2011
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Senator Golden, Assembly Member Brennan And Transit Advocates Fight To Keep Transit Funds For Transit Riders

Transit Funding Lockbox Act Aims To Protect Transit Riders From Budget Raids

State Senator Martin Golden, Assembly Member James Brennan, transportation advocates, business and labor leaders announced today the introduction and push for the passage of the Transit Funding Lockbox Act, a law intended to protect transit riders from the service cuts and fare hikes that result from budget raids.

“I am introducing the Transit Funding Lockbox Act in the New York State Senate because the days of simultaneous fare hikes and service cuts must end,” said Senator Golden (R-Bay Ridge).

May 19, 2011
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STATE SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS

Senator Golden’s legislation protects city electric rate payers from a massive increase in rates

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) issued the following statement regarding the unanimous passage of S5353, which he sponsored, that saves New Yorkers from a twelve percent electricity rate increase:

May 19, 2011
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BROOKLYN 5K RUN TO BENEFIT SEMPER FI FUND SET FOR SATURDAY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, 13th District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District) are among those expected to participate in the 5K Run to benefit the Semper Fi Fund this Saturday, May 21, 2011 starting 10:00 a.m. at 81st Street and Shore Road.

The 5K course runs along the scenic Narrows Promenade, along the Shore Road Bike Path, and an awards ceremony and raffle will take place at Cannonball Park, 101st Street and 4th Avenue, immediately following the race.

May 19, 2011
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LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS TO JOIN IN LAUNCH OF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN BROOKLYN

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, 13th District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District), will join the Small Business Development Center, in a round table discussion and ceremony to launch their newly created Brooklyn satellite office. Area merchant leaders and store owners will join the elected officials at Boulevard Books and Cafe located at 7518-13th Avenue on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

May 17, 2011
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STATE LAWMAKERS TO PROPOSE LEGISLATION TO REDUCE MEDICAID FRAUD

Senator Golden, Assemblywoman Malliotakis Seek Return of Personal Interview as part of Medicaid Application

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District) today are announcing plans to introduce legislation to enhance cost savings and reduce Medicaid fraud by reinstating the use of a resource asset test for Medicaid eligibility. Additionally, the legislation will include a provision that will reinstate the initial personal interview upon the filing of an application for Medicaid.

May 16, 2011
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Senator Golden Announces Sing for Hope Street Pianos Schedule for 2011

Sing for Hope Street Pianos 2011 brings live art to the 5 boroughs with the installation of 88 pianos, representing the 88 keys on a piano, placed at locations throughout the 5 boroughs. The Shore Road Parks Conservancy in conjunction with “sing for hope” and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that Bay Ridge are receiving 2 baby grand pianos. These pianos will be placed in John Paul Jones Park gazebo on 101st Street and 4th Avenue and the 90th Street gazebo on Shore Road. The pianos feature formal and impromptu concerts by amateurs and artists for a 2 week period, beginning June 18th and ending July 2nd.

 

A series of “Pop-Up Concerts” will be performed as follows:

May 16, 2011
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Senator Golden Share's Con Edison's Cool Cash Program

Company Offers $30 to Buyers of Energy Star Room A/Cs

NEW YORK – New York City and Westchester County residents are eligible to pocket $30 rebates from Con Edison when they buy Energy Star room air conditioners, the company announced today at a P.C. Richard & Son Superstore in Manhattan.

Home and business owners can cash in as part of the company’s wide variety of energy-savings programs by visiting www.conEd.com/greenteam. Applications for the $30 a/c rebate can be downloaded at www.conEd.com/roomacrebates/.

May 10, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN IMPROVES POOR STREET LIGHTING CONDITIONS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the Department of Transportation has approved his request to improve street lighting conditions along 6th Avenue following a request he made based on discussions with residents at a recent block meeting held in his district office.

The Department of Transportation, Division of Street Lighting, has notified Senator Golden of their plans to increase the wattage of the existing street lights along 6th Avenue, from 72nd Street to Bay Ridge Parkway, by Fall, 2011. Additionally, a new street light will be installed between 73rd Street and 74th Street on 6th Avenue.

May 9, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST CELEBRATION OF ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting his 9th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 22 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at McKinley Park, located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage which is the month of May.

The program will include ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, Thai dance, Malaysian dance, Burma dance and Chinese dance. A wide array of ethnic food, arts and crafts and prizes will be available as well.

May 9, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON COURT RULING REGARDING CIGARETTE TAX COLLECTION ON NEW YORK’S INDIAN RESERVATIONS

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit’s unanimous decision maintaining New York State’s authority to collect taxes on cigarettes sold on Indian reservations for all non-Indian Tribe members:

“I applaud the unanimous decision of the 2nd Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals that upholds New York’s ability to collect taxes on cigarettes sold on Indian reservations throughout the Empire State.

This decision is most welcomed news amidst discussions of budget cuts, including the possible lay offs of thousands of New York City teachers, as we now stand to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes.

May 9, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE INTRODUCTION OF THE PURPLE HEART WITH RIBBON FOREVER STAMP

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Veteran and Military Affairs, today applauded the United States Postal Service on the official unveiling of the Purple Heart “Forever” stamp.

The Purple Heart postage stamp was first issued in 2003 and the new classification as a “Forever” stamp, means that the Purple Heart postage stamp will continue in circulation and supporters will no longer need to advocate to maintain it each time the price of stamps increases. Since 2003, each time the price of a postage stamp was increased, supporters were required to organize a letter writing effort to ensure that the stamp would continue.

May 5, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO GIVE TAX CREDIT TO FAMILIES WHO HOUSE SENIORS OR THE DISABLED

Sen. Golden’s sponsored bill would grant tax exemption on property assessments

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this week led New York State Senate passage of S. 638, which he sponsored, that amends the current property tax law to exempt homeowners, who make renovations on their homes to accommodate seniors or the disabled, from an increased assessed value.

May 5, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN RECALLS HONORING MILITARY UNIT RESPONSIBLE FOR DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued comments on NAVY Seal Team 6, responsible for hunting and killing Osama Bin Laden, highlighting his recognition of the Unit at a ceremony held in Brooklyn in May 2007, for their honorable military service through their support of the Global War on Terror.

 

Senator Golden, at that time, joined the New York State Police in honoring and paying tribute to the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, known as SEAL Team Six, for their valiant military service during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

May 4, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO STRENGTHEN LAW ON TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING

New law would elevate text messaging while driving violation to a primary offense

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in voting to pass a bill (S.998B) that will make it easier for law enforcement to crack down on texting-while-driving offenses and prevent tragic accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting.

The bill would make text messaging while driving a primary violation rather than a secondary violation. Under the current law, a driver can only be cited for texting-while-driving if another violation, such as speeding, is also being cited.

May 4, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO MTA: “WE NEED WEEKEND EXPRESS BUS SERVICE”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing a petition drive calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority to reinstate weekend express bus service on the X 27 and X 28 bus routes. Weekend express bus service, which Senator Golden helped to start in the 2002, was eliminated in June 2010 due to agency budget cuts.

May 3, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN PLANTS A TREE IN BROOKLYN TO COMMEMORATE ARBOR DAY

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today commemorated New York State’s celebration of Arbor Day by donating a Pink Dogwood tree that was planted in the garden next to the entrance of the new extension constructed at Public School 229.

Senator Golden was joined by Public School 229 Principal Robert Zappulla and Assistant Principal Jared Shapiro. Students of the 3rd Grade participated in the ceremony which was organized to recognize the importance of trees and the impact they make in our lives.

April 29, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS NYPD AND FDNY OFFICERS FOR RESPONSE TO BAY RIDGE APARTMENT FIRE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) honored police officers from the 68th Precinct of the New York City Police Department and Firefighters from Engine 241/Ladder 109 with certificates from the New York State Senate yesterday at a ceremony held at his district office.

 

The Police and Fire personnel were honored for their response to a March 20th apartment fire that took place at 7116-5th Avenue.

 

April 29, 2011
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