Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN & ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY HOST "BROADWAY TO OPERA"

Senator Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is pleased to announce that the Italian Opera Company’s will present a special production of “Broadway to Opera.” The free event will take place on Monday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m. in Bensonhurst Park at Cropsey Avenue and Bay Parkway.

 “The Company provides the opportunity for a new generation to hone their talents and work experience, while also giving back to the community. I think that this will be a great summer event and a great treat to New Yorkers, who are fans of Broadway classics,” Sen. Golden noted.

The Italian Opera Company works with young artists to encourage their participation in productions alongside professional directors, musicians and vocal coaches. Nina Di Gregorio organized the event.

August 2, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON FAILURE OF CONGRESS TO PASS ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH AND COMPENSATION ACT

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a statement in response to yesterday’s failure of the United States House of Representatives to pass the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act:

“The members of the United States House of Representatives, who voted against the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, have turned their back on those who came to America’s assistance on, and immediately after, our Nation’s darkest day. The failure to approve this legislation sends the wrong message to New Yorkers and also sends an international message that America has ignored the service of their first responders and the health of their citizens.

August 2, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC LIGHT APPROVED FOR INSTALLATION ON SHORE ROAD

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) announces the Department of Transportation’s approval for the installation of a traffic light at the intersection of Shore Road and Ridge Boulevard. The installation should be completed by November 30, 2010.

Senator Golden had received numerous concerns from residents of the Shore Road area and therefore, requested that the Department of Transportation conduct a traffic study, which ultimately resulted in approval for the traffic light installation.

July 28, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES MARINE PARK MID-SUMMER FESTIVAL

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host the 2nd Annual Mid-Summer Festival in Marine Park at Avenue U. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 7th from 11:00 a.m-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 8th from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

“There is no better place for this event to take place than in the centerpiece of this community in Marine Park. I believe that this is the perfect way for families to fully enjoy the leisure of the summer months, while also taking part in an event that celebrates the Marine Park community,” Senator Golden noted.

July 20, 2010
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GOLDEN: GOVERNOR PATERSON SIGNS LAW THAT WILL HANDCUFF POLICE OFFICERS AND JEOPARDIZE PUBLIC SAFETY IN NEW YORK

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, issued the following statement in response to Governor Paterson’s signing into law legislation that will restrict the New York City Police Department’s Stop and Frisk policy:

“The legislation, advocated by Senator Eric Adams and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, signed by Governor David Paterson today, only adds to the decay of New York’s public safety policy. We first saw it with the Drug Dealer Protection Act and then with an increase in the release of violent felons. Now, they are asking the Police Department to fight crime with one arm tied behind their back.

July 20, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S SUMMER CONCERTS SERIES READY TO ROCK AND ROLL

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), along with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force and CERT1NYC (Community Emergency Response Team), today announced the 2010 Concerts in the Park lineup, a series of concerts and events, set to take place in local parks throughout the Summer.

“The parks will again be alive with music, crowds, and good times this Summer. We have a great series ahead of us that include some of the finest local bands that will surely entertain all, including Risky Business, The Rockinghams, Disco Unlimited, Brooklyn Keys, Generation Gap, Frankie Marra & His Band, and Carl Thomas. So mark your calendar, bring a lawn chair, and make your way to our parks and enjoy the shows,” said Senator Marty Golden.

July 12, 2010
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SENATORS GOLDEN, PADAVAN AND LANZA CHARGE MTA FAILS NEW YORKERS AGAIN

State Senators Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn). Frank Padavan (Queens) and Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), today are responding to a New York State Comptroller’s report highlighting yet another financial failure of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, that of their failure to collect more than $9 million in back rent from nearly 1,000 commercial tenants. The State Senators are charging, in the wake of this week’s severe bus and train service reductions across New York City, that the mismanaged MTA has failed New Yorkers again.

July 2, 2010
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ANNOUNCES LOCAL SENIOR CENTERS TO REMAIN OPEN

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to reports that two senior centers in his district, the Fort Hamilton-Saint John’s Satellite and the Moose Lodge Senior Center will continue to operate beyond June 30th.

June 28, 2010
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STATEMENT OF SENATOR GOLDEN AND COUNCILMAN GENTILE ON MTA LAWSUIT RULING

BROOKLYN − The Metropolitan Transportation Authority must return to court in July to prove that Access-a-Ride adequately serves senior citizens and the disabled community most heavily impacted by service reductions in south Brooklyn, ruled a State Supreme Court judge today.

 

June 25, 2010
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Senator Golden and Councilman Gentile to File a Lawsuit Against MTA's Discriminatory Bus Cuts TOMORROW

WHAT: Press conference to announce lawsuit filed against the MTA

WHEN: Friday, June 25 at 9 AM

WHERE: New York State Supreme Court steps (360 Adams Street, Brooklyn)

(Press conference to take place at the Court’s Montague Street entrance)

WHO: Senator Martin Golden, Councilman Vincent Gentile, Attorney Salvatore Strazzullo, three plaintiffs from south Brooklyn

 

 

June 24, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN INTRODUCES CRIMINAL STREET GANG ENFORCEMENT AND PREVENTION ACT

Albany- New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, was joined by his colleagues today in announcing the introduction of legislation, (S. 7929), the Criminal Street Gang Enforcement and Prevention Act, at a news conference held in the State Capitol.

 

June 23, 2010
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Senator Golden Encourages Student Finalists to Dream Big at Luncheon

Senator Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) hosted his Senator for a Day Luncheon for all of the student finalists in this year's contest at Gino's Restaurant and Pizzera this past Friday, June 18, 2010.

At this annual event, Senator Golden invites the essay contest finalists to discuss their ideas for new legislation and programs for a better Brooklyn community.

June 21, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING FOR BENSONHURST AND GRAVESEND COMMUNITIES

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing that he will be hosting a Bensonhurst/Gravesend town hall meeting, featuring numerous New York City governmental agencies, on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Finbar’s Center located at 1825 Bath Avenue in Brooklyn.

June 18, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN WELCOMES “SENATOR FOR A DAY NORMAN ZHAO” TO ALBANY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), this week welcomed the 2010 “State Senator for a Day” contest winner, McKinley Junior High School 8th Grade student Norman Zhao, to the State Capitol in Albany. Senator Golden invites the contest winner to visit him in Albany and to watch the State Senate in session.

In his essay, Norman wrote about the importance of the Brooklyn Public Library, and how as a Senator, he would work to prevent any budget cuts to libraries.

June 18, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS CALL ON NEW YORK STATE PAROLE BOARD TO KEEP COP KILLERS BEHIND BARS

Senator Marty Golden and members of the Republican Conference today called on the State Parole Board to deny the release of convicted cop-killer Anthony Blanks, who is scheduled for a parole hearing Tuesday morning at Shawangunk State Prison in Wallkill, NY. The Senators were joined by former Larchmont Mayor Liz Feld and Larchmont Chief of Police John Poleway.

June 14, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS “SUPPORT OUR TROOPS” RALLY

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), joined by Fort Hamilton Army Base Commander Stephen Smith and local elected officials, hosted his annual “Support Our Troops” rally yesterday at John Paul Jones Park located at 101st Street and 4th Avenue.

June 14, 2010
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Statement by Senator Marty Golden On Decision to Keep Cop Killer John MacKenzie Behind Bars

Yesterday Senate Republicans stood with law enforcement officials from across the state to express our outrage at the release of Shuaib Raheem, who murdered a New York City Police Officer in cold blood, and to keep the parole board from repeating the same mistake with cop killer John MacKenzie.

June 9, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS JOIN WITH POLICE ORGANIZATIONS TO CALL FOR STRONGER PAROLE LAWS

Recent Actions by NYS Parole Board Let Dangerous Cop Killers Back on the Streets

In the wake of the decision last week by the New York State Parole Board to release a dangerous cop killer onto the streets, and as they consider the release of yet another cop killer today, Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, Senator Marty Golden and members of the Republican Conference today joined with representatives of police organizations from throughout the state to call for stronger parole laws to keep violent criminals behind bars where they belong.

June 8, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN: NEW YORK STATE PAROLE BOARD MAKES WRONG DECISION ON COP KILLER

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is strongly denouncing a recent 2-1 decision by the New York State State Parole Board to grant parole and release cop-killer Shuaib Raheem.

Shuaib Raheem was a Muslim militant who was involved in a botched armed robbery at John & Al’s Sporting Goods in Williamsburg, in January 1973. The incident resulted in the death of Patrolman Stephen Gilroy and injured Patrolman Frank Carpentier during a 47 hour hostage siege.

June 7, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PICNIC CELEBRATION

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing the 3rd Annual Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic to be held on Sunday, July 4, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the field at 82nd Street and Shore Road.

The event will feature performances by live bands including: Blues Circus, The Groove, High Tides, Piranha Bros., The Ridge, and Frankie Marra & His Band. The event will also feature rides and sprinklers for the children as well as raffles.

June 3, 2010
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