Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), will honor Antonio Pellegrini with a New York State Senate Resolution, to mark the occasion of his becoming a United States citizen on the steps of U.S. Court Eastern District, 225 Cadman Plaza, tomorrow morning, Friday, April 8, 2011, at 8:10 a.m. The Pellegrini Family will join Senator Golden.
Mr. Pellegrini has been a resident of the United States for more than 49 years, calling Brooklyn, New York home. Antonio attended I.S. 228 and Lafayette High School.
Mr. Pellegrini volunteered to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Pellegrini will be sworn in as a citizen of the United States at a ceremony tomorrow morning.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District) welcomed Xaverian High School students, along with their teacher Marianne Teta, to the State Capitol in Albany on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.
The students were given a Capitol tour, had a chance to have lunch with the legislators and discuss issues facing our community, City and State, and were seated in the gallery and watched the New York State Senate in session.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement following his vote in the New York State Senate yesterday to confirm Kenneth Adams as President and CEO of the Empire State Development Corporation:
“I am proud to have cast my vote to support the confirmation of Brooklyn’s Kenneth Adams as President and CEO of the Empire State Development Corporation. I have full confidence in Ken’s abilities to lead this State agency as we enter a period, when much needs to be done here in New York, on the economic front so to build New York and create jobs.
Bills Strengthen Penalties for Sex Offenders, Bank Robberies and Home Invasions
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) joined the New York State Senate yesterday in passing several anti-crime bills to strengthen penalties and create new charges for offenses relating to sexual abuse, bank robberies, home invasions and driving irresponsibly. The measures will help deter criminals, hold violators accountable and create safer communities throughout the state.
In an effort to ensure that abused children in protective custody are truly being protected, Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) announced that he will introduce legislation to require child protective caseworkers to take a photograph when they make a visit to a child in the child protective services (CPS) system for abuse and neglect.
“People are sick over reading recent news reports about a caseworker who falsified home visits,” Senator Golden said. “This appalling behavior leaves children open to even more violence and abuse. While the vast majority of caseworkers tackle their difficult jobs with pride and dignity each day, the bad apples are allowing our children to die.”
Bill Would Protect Against Criminal Activity Including Identity Theft
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today led New York State Senate passage of legislation he has sponsored,
S. 2168, that seeks to make it a crime when public records are used for the purposes of advancing criminal activity in the State of New York.
The legislation amends the New York State Penal Law and makes it a Class E felony so to set a framework to prevent abuse of the Freedom of Information Law. Additionally, this bill would provide the necessary provisions so to prosecute the misuse of government documentation obtained through such requests for the purposes of committing a crime.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), along with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force and the Community Emergency Response Team, today are announcing plans to host two Easter Egg Hunts, for the children and families of the community, in both Marine Park and McKinley Park.
The Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled for:
Saturday, April 16, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue at Marine Parkway
Saturday, April 23, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
McKinley Park, 75th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Legislation would establish alert system to bring offenders to Justice
Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are sponsoring legislation that would establish a Blue Alert System to aid in the apprehension of criminals that kill or wound law enforcement. Similar to the Amber Alert used for missing children, Blue Alert would instantly spread word when a fugitive is on the run after committing such a heinous crime.
Oppose the Army Corps of Engineers’ plans to leave Brooklyn for Manhattan
BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Representative Michael G. Grimm (R,C-Brooklyn/SI) is joined by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (D-Brooklyn), elected Brooklyn officials, community leaders, and the Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee (FHCAC) in opposition to the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to move the headquarters of its North Atlantic Division (NAD) from Fort Hamilton Army Base to Manhattan. The NAD headquarters have been at Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton since 1998. Moving them now will add unnecessary costs to taxpayers and could make the base more susceptible to closure under the next round of Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) decisions.
Proposal Gives New Tools To Prosecute Wrong-Way Driving, Other Dangerous Actions
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) joined the New York State Senate yesterday in passage of a bill (S.3452) to help make roads safer by strengthening penalties for reckless driving and creating a new crime of aggravated reckless driving. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick), would prevent car accidents and enhance prosecution of individuals charged with dangerous driving behavior, especially when incidents involve people who are drunk or high and drive on roads in the wrong direction.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a statement announcing that the New York City Department of Education has approved the ASD Nest Program for placement at Intermediate School 278, the Marine Park Junior High School, beginning in the 2012-2013 school year:
“The New York City Department of Education should be commended for working with the school, and listening to the community and the parents, and granting their wish to see Intermediate School 278 designated as an ASD Nest Program site. For the past couple of years, I have strongly encouraged the Department of Education to increase their capability to serve higher functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder students by adding a program at this school.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member and former Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today held a press conference with Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) to announce the State Legislature’s approval of the 2011-2012 State Budget, which contained full restoration of Title XX Funding, in the amount of $22.5 million, so to keep open senior centers in New York.
GRIMM, GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS DONATE $2500 TO PARADE
Brooklyn- Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, NY 13th District), State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District) today announced a combined donation of $2500 to support the 2011 Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade. The legislators are making the donation in response to the fundraising challenges parade organizers are facing this year.
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.