Martin J. Golden's Press releases

Rep. Grimm & Brooklyn Leaders Fight to Keep the Corps at Fort Hamilton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         Contact: Carol Danko, 202-225-3371 March 29, 2011

March 30, 2011
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SENATE APPROVES BILL TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR RECKLESS DRIVING

Proposal Gives New Tools To Prosecute Wrong-Way Driving, Other Dangerous Actions

March 30, 2011
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Jeff Samaha Theater Productions/The Ridge Chorale present “Seussical the Musical”

Jeff Samaha Theater Productions/The Ridge Chorale present “Seussical the Musical”, a theatrical extravaganza for the entire family. This show is presented with a cast of 52, a full orchestra of 19 pieces, and magnificent scenery at a family-friendly price! Please join us for this heartwarming musical – a show for young and old and every age in between. Performances are April 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. Call 718 989-9566 for tickets or order online at www.jeffsamaha.com.

March 30, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES NOMINEES FOR STATE SENATE’S 14TH ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION EVENT TO BE HELD IN ALBANY IN MAY

Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition to be honored by the State Senate. The Senate will honor distinguished women from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception on May 24th, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of an exhibit proclaiming their special contributions.

March 28, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN CRITICIZING OFFICIAL U.S. CENSUS FIGURES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a statement strongly criticizing the United States Census Bureau in response to the announcement of the official 2010 United States Census figures:

“The United States Census Bureau did an abominable job in conducting a full and thorough count of the people who reside in New York. These depressed numbers will be sure to have a long term effect on both federal and state funding for the City of New York. The truth of the matter is that this did not have to conclude this way.

March 24, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

Bill Sets Tough Penalties for Staging Car Accidents

 

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday voted to pass a bill in the New York State Senate that would prevent insurance fraud by making it a felony to intentionally cause a vehicle collision. The legislation, sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R-C-I, Oneonta), targets criminals who capitalize on vulnerable motorists in attempts to profit from insurance claims.

 

March 23, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS WITH AMERICAN ITALIAN CANCER FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE FREE MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screenings in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation during the month of April at both of his district offices.

The 37 foot mobile mammography van, staffed completely by women, will be outside of his District Office located at 7408-5th Avenue on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at his office located at 3604 Quentin Road.

March 22, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN: “CHILD ABUSE HAS NO PLACE IN OUR HOMES, SCHOOLS OR SOCIETY”

Urges Colleagues to Support Legislation to Protect Our Children

Brooklyn- Responding to a recent case of physical child abuse of a 17 month old child in Brooklyn that has left the child hospitalized, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on the State Legislature to act on two pieces of legislation he has introduced in the State Senate designed to combat child abuse throughout New York.

Senator Golden has introduced a bill, S. 2163, that will establish a temporary commission to study child abuse prevention and make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature for the implementation of child abuse prevention programs across New York State.

March 22, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN PLANS SERIES OF TOWN HALL MEETINGS THROUGHOUT DISTRICT IN APRIL

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting a series of community town hall meetings for the residents of his district throughout the month of April. The town hall meetings are scheduled for April 6th, 7th and 13th and all begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

*Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights residents are invited to attend a neighborhood town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8401 Ridge Boulevard.

 

*Bensonhurst and Gravesend residents are invited to a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2011 to be held at Intermediate School 228, located at 228 Avenue S.

 

March 21, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN SEEKS COMMUNITY INPUT TO REPAIR LOCAL ROADWAYS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), today is

announcing that he is seeking community input in an effort to repair local

streets and roadways in the coming weeks following the cold days of winter.

Senator Marty Golden is asking local residents and community organizations

to report the presence of potholes, street cave-ins, depressions and

streets which require paving.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “This is the time for us as a community

to focus our attention on repairing the condition of the streets on which

we live, work and attend school. By contacting my office and advising my

staff and myself of areas that need attention, both those of street

March 18, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS ON STATE LEGISLATURE TO ACT ON LEGISLATION REINSTATING THE DEATH PENALTY FOR COP KILLERS IN NEW YORK

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a former New York City Police Officer, today hosted a news conference in the State Capitol, calling for the Assembly and Senate to act on legislation he has introduced (S. 645) that would reinstate the death penalty for those who intentionally kill police officers, peace officers or an employee of the Department of Correctional Services in New York State.

Senator Golden’s call for action follows the recent in-the-line-of-duty deaths of New York City Police Officer Alain Schaberger and Poughkeepsie Police Detective John Falcone. Senator Golden was joined by Senator Greg Ball (R-C, 40th District) at the press conference along with other members of the Senate Republican Conference.

March 16, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON SENATE BUDGET RECOMMENDATION TO MAINTAIN TITLE XX FUNDING FOR NEW YORK CITY SENIOR CENTERS

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Aging Committee, has issued the following statement regarding today's vote in the State Senate to approve a budget recommendation that would maintain the current level of Title XX Funding:

"The State Senate today decided that we will not allow the proposed Governor's $25 million cut to senior centers in the City of New York in our budget. Closing senior centers will be detrimental to the health and well-being of thousands of New Yorkers.

March 15, 2011
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Senator Golden Joins Senate Colleagues in Passing Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals

“The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act”

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate yesterday afternoon in passing legislation (S.3901), sponsored by Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley), that would limit protests at military funerals. Called “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act,” the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.

March 15, 2011
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Borough Taxis: Let the City Know What You Think!

You may have heard about the Mayor’s proposal to establish a new category of livery cars that can make on-street pickups outside of Manhattan just like yellow cabs do. It will give many New Yorkers a safe, reliable and convenient option for getting around. The program aims to improve taxi availability while bringing yellow-taxi-like amenities (e.g., metered fares, credit/debit card payment, easier-to-spot cabs) to the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

The City wants to hear from residents about your experiences with taxis and car services and has a developed a brief online survey where your voice can be heard. let them know what you think at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NYCTaxiSurvey

March 15, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT RELIEF EFFORTS IN WAKE OF JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE AND PACIFIC TSUNAMI

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is urging residents of the 22nd Senate District to support the American Red Cross in their efforts to assist those affected by the March 11th Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.

Senator Golden is asking neighbors and community organizations to consider making a financial contribution to support the American Red Cross by either phone, internet, mail or via text. Those interested in donating should call 1-800 RED CROSS, or visit www.redcross.org, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.00, or to mail a contribution, please send it to:

American Red Cross

P.O. Box 4002018

Des Moines, IA 50340-2018

*Please indicate Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami on the check’s memo line.

March 14, 2011
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Polytechnic Institute of NYU Launches New Center of Innovation for Technology and Entertainment

NEW YORK, March 11, 2011 – More than 150 leaders of business, government, academia and students gathered at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) to officially launch its new Center of Innovation for Technology and Entertainment (CITE) with a panel discussion exploring innovation in the $32-billion global video games industry – a driver of technology and innovation and a growing economic sector for the state. NYU-Poly President Jerry M. Hultin, New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R, C), representing the 22nd State Senate District in Brooklyn, and Edward Reinfurt, Executive Director of NYSTAR, cut the ribbon for CITE, funded by a $2-million state grant.

March 14, 2011
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NEW YORK STATE SENATE CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

BAY RIDGE HERO, POLICE OFFICER MOIRA SMITH, 9/11/01 VICTIM, REMEMBERED

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in celebrating Women’s History Month by announcing an exhibit honoring historic New York women whose achievements in arts, science, government, military, labor, education, and social reform have earned them recognition as “Women of Distinction.”

March 14, 2011
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS PUSH FOR MORE DISCLOSURE ON CRIMINALS

Legislators seek to unseal records of convicts

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-22nd Senate District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are sponsoring legislation that would protect our communities by providing prospective employers with the means to conduct accurate criminal background checks.

March 14, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON ARREST OF BAY RIDGE RAPE SUSPECT

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the arrest of the Bay Ridge rape suspect:

“I commend 68th Precinct Deputy Inspector Eric Rodriguez and the police officers who led the investigation which has led to the arrest of an individual charged with robbery and sexual assault of two women in our neighborhood on the night of Friday, February 25, 2011.

I know that the 68th Precinct focused their efforts on bringing swift justice in this case. Such criminal and heinous behavior has no place in our society. I know that all community residents are relieved to know that this predator is behind bars this morning and are grateful for the efforts of the New York City Police Department.”

March 10, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR LOCAL LEADERS IN CELEBRATION OF IRISH HERITAGE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd Senate District) is announcing that he will be honoring local leaders in conjunction with the celebration of Irish Heritage Month.

The honorees to be recognized include:

Richard Cannon

New York City FDNY and Executive Member of FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation

Member, Holy Name Society and Emerald Society

Volunteer with Wounded Warrior Project

Martin Connelly

Retired, New York City Fire Department

US Coast Guard

Scout Master, former PTA President, and member of the Cort Club and American Legion

Kevin Cottingham

Retired, New York City Police Department

March 9, 2011
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