Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN REMINDS BROOKLYN RESIDENTS THAT THERE ARE SIX DAYS LEFT TO RETURN 2010 CENSUS FORMS

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is urging residents of his district and throughout Brooklyn to complete their 2010 United States Census forms and mail them in time to meet the April 16th deadline. Senator Golden is responding to local reports of a very low return rate both in his district and in Brooklyn.

April 12, 2010
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Eagle Scout Project

Senator Golden has been asked to share the below information on behalf of a boy scout who is working towards the rank of Eagle Scout.

April 9, 2010
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Third Avenue Survey

The Merchants of Third Avenue Civic Improvement Association, a non-profit serving the Third Avenue retail corridor for over 30 years is conducting a study, an in-depth survey of local residents that will help:

· Understand the buying habits and desires of the community;

· Gain insight from local consumers to improve business practices, products and promotions;

· Communicate with the community about events, new store openings and special offers;

April 8, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR LOCAL LEADERS IN CELEBRATION OF GREEK HERITAGE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is announcing that he will be honoring local leaders at a celebration of Greek Heritage in Brooklyn.

Senator Golden will also be recognizing the long standing contributions of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church to the greater Bay Ridge community.

The honorees to be recognized are as follows:

Basil Capetanakis, Merchant and Civic Leader, Former Member of Community Board 10

Stella Kokolis, Educator and Founder and President of Hellenic American Teachers Federation

April 7, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES NOMINEES FOR “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders within the 22nd Senate District, whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction”.

April 1, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON COURT RULING “THREE STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT” UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s federal appeals court ruling finding that a key provision of New York State’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” law sentencing repeat offenders more harshly is unconstitutional.

April 1, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS N.Y.C. TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO FIX LEAKS AT BAY RIDGE AVENUE TRAIN STATION

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued a letter to Thomas Prendergast, President of the New York City Transit Authority, asking that the conditions of the Bay Ridge Avenue train station be inspected and measures be taken to prevent heavy accumulation of water and leaking at the station in the future. The text of the letter is below.

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March 30, 2010

Thomas Prendergast, President

MTA NYC Transit

2 Broadway

New York, New York 10004

Dear Mr. Prendergast,

March 31, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN SAYS NEW YORK KIDS LEFT AT THE BOTTOM BECAUSE OF RACE TO THE TOP

Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) has called for all the members of the New York State Senate to support legislation he has introduced which would allow the State to compete for federal money from the Race to the Top program. Golden’s legislation would lift the cap on the number of charter schools in New York from 200 to 460.

March 30, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS LOCAL WOMEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

State Senator Marty Golden honored four women from the Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach community for their outstanding service last night at a ceremony held at the Cort Club.

Senator Golden honored the following women:

 

Ann Marie Corrado - PS 277 Drama Program

Mary Bosco - Principal PS 207

Donnalee Davis - Gerritsen Beach Community Garden

Dr. Eleanor Kehoe - Columbiettes Columbus Council #126

March 30, 2010
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NEW MEDICAID FRAUD SCAMS HIGHLIGHT URGENT NEED TO FIGHT BACK

Senate Republicans Recommend Reforms To Stop Medicaid Fraud That’s Driving Up Local Property Taxes

Albany- New reports today of Medicaid fraud scams in New York City highlight the urgent need to stop Medicaid fraud and abuse that is driving up state and local spending and property taxes, Senator Marty Golden said.

March 30, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT IN VOTE TO CUT SERVICES MTA CHAIRMAN AND BOARD MEMBERS TO EXPRESS

URGES MTA TO USE ADDITIONAL REVENUE THROUGH STIMULUS FUNDS AND PREVENTING FARE BEATERS AS POTENTIAL MEANS TO SAVE SERVICES

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued a letter to MTA Chairman Jay Walder and all members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board in response to the Board’s March 24, 2010 vote which will severely impact the transportation services in his district.

Senator Golden attended and spoke at the MTA Board meeting yesterday. The text of the letter is below.

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March 25,2010

March 25, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO SELECT AQUEDUCT VLT VENDOR

New Open Process Would Restore Public Trust; Bring Decade Long Ordeal to an End

In an effort to restore public trust and bring a decade-long ordeal to an end, New York State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced he has introduced legislation to establish open, transparent and expedited process to select a video lottery gaming operator to develop and operate a VLT gaming facility at Aqueduct Raceway in Queens.

March 24, 2010
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Senator Golden Speaks at MTA Board Meeting

Senator Golden spoke this morning at the MTA Board Meeting urging them to reject the service reductions as proposed. His remarks are below.

I am State Senator Marty Golden representing the 22nd Senate District in Southwest Brooklyn.

On behalf of the thousands of people of my district, I stand before you to let you know that if approved, the reductions planned for bus routes in my district will create travel hardships, effect the local business economy, and negatively impact the quality of life of so many.

March 24, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT RECENT PAROLE POLICIES AND PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a letter to Acting Commissioner Sean M. Byrne of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services expressing recent parole policy changes that are placing our communities and all New Yorkers, as well as law enforcement personnel.

March 23, 2010
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Chamber's HealthWorks Program Logs Big Numbers

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce's low-cost health insurance program, Brooklyn HealthWorks, is proving it's the little engine that could! The program created for Brooklyn's small business community now insures more than 540 businesses including over 2,540 employees and their dependents. These record numbers come at a time when enrollment in other regions and other programs have stayed flat or have declined.

 

March 23, 2010
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BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance Survey

BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance is doing a survey to find out what Bay Ridge thinks about BRAVO and how we can better serve Bay Ridge. 

Please visit the link below to help BRAVO. 

The link to the survey is: http://www.esurveyspro.com/Survey.aspx?id=67376823-5597-4cff-9c8b-fb4e71...

March 23, 2010
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URGENT MESSAGE FROM SENATOR GOLDEN REGARDING MTA SERVICE CUTS

Dear Neighbors,

I am writing to you about an important M.T.A. meeting taking place this Wednesday morning where a vote is planned to adopt the proposed service reductions on our local and express bus routes.

March 22, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN CELEBRATES IRISH HERITAGE MONTH

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden recently hosted an Irish Heritage celebration where he took time to honor four outstanding community leaders for their good work and efforts on behalf of our neighborhood. The awards ceremony and breakfast was held at the Knights of Columbus on Nostrand Avenue on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

March 18, 2010
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SENATE GOP MEDICAID TASK FORCE TARGETS WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE; RECOMMENDATIONS COULD SAVE TAXPAYERS $500 MILLION

Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos, Task Force Chairman Kemp Hannon and members of the Senate Republican conference today released the initial report of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and Reform, a sweeping set of policy recommendations that will empower localities to boost their own Medicaid fraud efforts, more aggressively combat waste and the overutilization of services, and save taxpayers up to $500 million a year. The report should be discussed as part of this year’s budget negotiations.

March 17, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST EASTER EGG HUNTS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, along with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force and the Community Emergency Response Team, has planned two upcoming Easter Egg Hunts and will host one in Marine Park and the other in McKinley Park.

Easter Egg Hunt-Saturday, March 27, 2010, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue at Marine Parkway

Easter Egg Hunt- Saturday, April 3, 2010, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

McKinley Park, 75th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway

 

March 16, 2010
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