Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN SENDS SECOND LETTER TO MTA REGARDING PLANNED SERVICE CUTS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today has issued a second letter to Chairman Jay Walder of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, urging salvation of services in his district currently planned for elimination.

The letter is attached.

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March 15, 2010

Chairman Jay Walder

Metropolitan Transit Authority

347 Madison Avenue

New York, New York 10017

Dear Chairman Walder,

March 15, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN HOSTS SPECIAL EDUCATION FORUM

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, along with members of his Committee on Special Education, hosted their 4th Annual Special Education Forum, and more than 225 teachers, school administrators, and parents of School District 20, 21 and 22 attended on Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Dyker Beach Golf Course.

March 15, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS LOCAL WOMEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

State Senator Marty Golden last week honored six women from the community for their outstanding service at a community celebration.The honorees included Patricia Carlucci of St.

March 15, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND AMERICAN ITALIAN CANCER FOUNDATION TO OFFER FREE MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS FOR WOMEN OF THE COMMUNITY

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host free mammography screenings in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation later this month at both of his district offices.

March 15, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN MEETS WITH ARCHBISHOP DOLAN IN ALBANY

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this week met with New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan in Albany as part of public policy day sponsored by the New York State Catholic Conference.This year’s event was the first attended by Archbishop Dolan.  The discussion focused around the future of Catholic schools.(Photo attached).

March 15, 2010
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Senator Golden Announces a Youth Activites Grant

We Are All Brooklyn Fellowship is looking to grant $1000 to a youth-led activity that promotes participation of diverse communities.  See the attached document for the details.

March 10, 2010
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SENATORS GOLDEN, LANZA AND PADAVAN PROPOSE NEW CHILD SUPPORT MEASURES TO HELP THOUSANDS OF NEW YORK KIDS

Stronger Penalties And New Public Website to Help Ensure

New York Kids Get The Child Support They Need and Deserve

Members of the Senate Republican Conference today announced that a series of new proposals will be advanced to help strengthen New York’s child support enforcement efforts, and help identify and locate “deadbeat” parents who neglect to pay their child support.

March 9, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN SPONSORS LEGISLATION TO CREATE AN MTA INTERIM FINANCE AUTHORITY

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has cosponsored legislation in the New York State Senate, S. 6645, that would create the Metropolitan Transit Authority Interim Finance Authority.

March 9, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO BOARD OF REGENTS: DON’T SACRIFICE EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS TO SAVE MONEY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today released the following statement urging the New York State Board of Regents to maintain the existing high-school Regents examination requirements in New York State:

“I urge the New York State Board of Regents to immediately take the the proposal that would eliminate as many as 13 of the 17 high school Regents examinations, off the table. Regents exams in such subjects as social studies, foreign languages, science and math, must continue to be given in New York State schools.

March 8, 2010
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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 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:

 

Mark Cranston, Retired from NYC Department of Corrections and Current Chief of Staff of New Jersey State Department of Corrections

 

Father Dennis J. Farrell, Pastor, Resurrection Church

March 8, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON WABC/CABLEVISION NEGOTIATIONS

"I am disappointed that ABC Disney pulled the signal, denying millions of New York area households the ability to see WABC-TV.  It is time for both parties to put consumers first, and therefore I am calling on ABC Disney and Cablevision to agree to a binding arbitration process to resolve this matter.  It is imperative that consumers be held harmless during this process by having the signal restored immediately."  

March 8, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS JOIN RICHMOND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY DAN DONOVAN TO UNVEIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT OF 2010

New York State Senate Republicans today joined Richmond County District Attorney Dan Donovan in Albany to unveil the Domestic Violence Act of 2010, a comprehensive effort to strengthen the State’s porous and ineffective domestic violence laws.

 

Among other things, the initiative would for the first time ever create a specific crime of domestic abuse in the State penal law and provide law enforcement with greater tools to stamp out domestic violence.

March 4, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT TO MTA AT BROOKLYN BOROUGH HEARING ON PLANNED SERVICE REDUCTIONS

SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT TO MTA AT BROOKLYN BOROUGH HEARING ON PLANNED SERVICE REDUCTIONS

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) was among those testifying at the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s public hearing held in Brooklyn tonight against the service reductions which would significantly impact his district.

The complete text of Senator Golden’s testimony is below.

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

March 3, 2010
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Senators Volker, Golden, Padavan and Lanza Call for Reversal of Dangerous Division of Parole Directive Tying Hands of Parole Officers, Allowing Parole Violators to Go Free;

Republican State Senators Dale Volker, Marty Golden, Frank Padavan and Andrew Lanza today called on the Paterson administration’s State Division of Parole Services to reverse its dangerous new policy allowing convicted drug, sex and other violent offenders out on parole to remain free even if they fail a drug test or commit other illegal actions which violate the terms of their parole.

 

March 3, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS SENATE REPUBLICANS IN INTRODUCING JOB CREATION BILL

Incentives Could Create Thousands of New Jobs; U.S. Senate Passes Similar Plan

State Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, Senator Marty Golden and members of the Senate Republican Conference announced today that legislation to create thousands of new jobs and turn around the state’ economy has been introduced. The jobs plan provides tax credits to businesses that create new jobs, eliminates the state corporate franchise tax for small businesses, and rolls back the personal income tax surcharge that hit small businesses last year.

March 2, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO SALUTE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS AT AWARDS CEREMONY

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden will be hosting a dinner and awards ceremony to recognize individuals who have contributed to the success of community events hosted locally last year including the Summer Concert Series, the Easter Egg Hunts, the 2009 Halloween Walk, the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies and those who have volunteered and become part of CERT 1 NYC.

Certificates of Achievement will be awarded by Senator Marty Golden.

March 1, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), together with the Chinese American Partnership, today announced plans to host their Annual Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601-80th Street in Brooklyn.

The celebration will include cultural performances and food, entertainment, and the distribution of important community information. Senator Golden will honor local leaders at the event with proclamations from the New York State Senate. A lucky drawing will also be held for prizes.

February 26, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR LOCAL WOMEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing his plans to honor six women from the community for their outstanding service.

Senator Golden has selected to honor the following women:

Patricia Carlucci, St. Finbar’s Church

Lu Ann Campbell, Hairdress/Owner of “Going In Style”

Florence Forrester, Lutheran Medical Center Auxiliary

Rita Hollenga, New Utrecht Reformed Church

Paula Katinas, Reporter, Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator

February 25, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN CO SPONSORS LEGISLATION SO NEW YORKERS CAN RECEIVE STATE TAX RETURNS WITHIN 30 DAYS

Kicks-Off On-line Petition Drive To Protest Withholding of Tax Refunds

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has cosponsored legislation introduced by Senator George Winner, S. 3985, that requires the Commissioner of the New York State Taxation and Finance to provide for the payment of State tax refunds within 30 days of the Department’s receipt of a taxpayer’s tax return unless there is a discrepancy.

February 25, 2010
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MTA Public Hearing

SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ENCOURAGES YOU

TO ATTEND A PUBLIC HEARING TO OPPOSE

THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY’S

PROPOSED CHANGES, SERVICE REDUCTIONS AND THE ELIMINATION OF STUDENT METRO CARDS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010

Brooklyn Museum, Cantor Auditorium

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

February 24, 2010
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