Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATE REPUBLICANS WILL PROVIDE VOTES TO ENSURE PASSAGE OF SENATE LEGISLATION TO RAISE CHARTER SCHOOL CAP

SENATE REPUBLICANS WILL PROVIDE VOTES TO ENSURE PASSAGE OF SENATE LEGISLATION TO RAISE CHARTER SCHOOL CAP

Says Democrat Inaction Has Already Cost State $700M in Federal Funds

Senate Republicans will provide the votes necessary to ensure passage of Senate legislation to raise the charter schools cap from 200 to 460 when Democrat Conference Leader John Sampson finally brings the bill to the floor for a vote later today. The measure would improve educational accountability for parents and provide expanded opportunities for students all across the State, Republicans noted.

May 4, 2010
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN WANTS THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY (M.T.A.) TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT THESE SERVICE CHANGES SCHEDULED TO GO INTO EFFECT

A URGENT MESSAGE FROM SENATOR GOLDEN

“LOCAL AND EXPRESS BUS SERVICE IS IN JEOPARDY”

Please attend a rally and forum to save the future of bus service in our community

Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road, Brooklyn

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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN WANTS THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY (M.T.A.) TO HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT THESE SERVICE CHANGES SCHEDULED TO GO INTO EFFECT

Complete elimination of the X37 and X38 (Uptown Express Bus Service)

April 30, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SENIOR FAIR

State Senator Mary Golden is announcing his upcoming 8th Annual senior fair to be held on Friday, May 21, 2010 at St. Patrick’s School Auditorium, located at 9511-4th Avenue (corner of 97th Street) to offer local seniors an opportunity to learn of the services available to assist them with their property taxes, their prescription drug coverage, their personal safety, and their health.

April 30, 2010
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Update on Flooding at Bay Ridge Avenue Train Station

Senator Marty Golden is providing an update as a follow up to our press release from the end of March and letter to the MTA related to the leaking and flooding at the Bay Ridge Avenue train station.

April 30, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON NEW TRAFFIC PLANS FOR FORT HAMILTON PARKWAY

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement after reviewing the new plans to adjust the traffic patterns on Fort Hamilton Parkway as designed by the New York City Department of Transportation.

April 30, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS IN CELEBRATION OF WEST POINT DAY IN ALBANY

State Senator Martin J. Golden recently welcomed men and women from the United States Military Academy at West Point in Albany as part of West Point Day. Senator Golden, pictured here with a West Point official and a Cadet, spoke about the Academy and thanked the men for their service to our country.

April 30, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO CREATE A COMMISSION ON CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has introduced legislation in the New York State Senate,

S. 7514, 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. The legislation is sponsored by Senators Frank Padavan (R-Queens) and Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island).

April 29, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN OFFERS MTA SOLUTION TO SAVE OVERNIGHT BUS SERVICE IN GERRITSEN BEACH

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has sent a letter to Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Jay Walder offering a solution to offset the proposed termination of overnight bus service on the B31 in Gerritsen Beach.

April 28, 2010
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LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE FOR TITLE “STATE SENATOR FOR A DAY”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that the finalists have been selected in his 8th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest.

This contest invited local school children of District 20, District 21 and District 22 to write essays no more than 250-words which began with the phrase, “If I were a State Senator for A Day...”. Throughout the essay, the students write about issues facing the community such as public safety, park improvements, educational needs, and traffic concerns.

April 27, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST MARINE PARK TOWN HALL MEETING FOCUSED ON PUBLIC UTILITIES AND ENERGY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden is announcing that he will be hosting a town hall meeting with a focus on energy delivery on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Intermediate School 278, Marine Park Junior High School, located at 1925 Stuart Street in Brooklyn.

 

April 26, 2010
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MAMMOGRAMS SAVE LIVES: GOLDEN PROMOTES ADELPHI’S NY STATEWIDE BREAST CANCER HOTLINE AND SUPPORT PROGRAM

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day breast cancer awareness campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

Senator Golden stated, “Mother’s Day is a significant time to remind women to get mammograms. I hope that this Mother’s Day women will take the time to make an appointment for a mammogram. Approximately 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal.”

April 22, 2010
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Park Slope Geriatric Day Center & Bay Ridge Center presents

Dessert with the Authors

Booksigning with Drs. Rosemary Laird & James Huysman,

Opening remarks by New York State Senator Martin J. Golden

April 20, 2010
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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.

April 15, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION GREEK HERITAGE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, along with AHEPA, Brooklyn Chapter 41 and the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, recently hosted a community celebration of Greek heritage and honored five distinguished honorees, as well as the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, each for their contributions to the greater Bay Ridge community, on Sunday afternoon, April 11, 2010, at the Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis School.

April 14, 2010
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SENATORS GOLDEN AND COLLEAGUES CALL FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO SELECT AQUEDUCT VLT VENDOR

In an effort to restore public trust and bring a decade-long ordeal to an end, New York State Senators Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Roy McDonald (R-C-I, Saratoga) and Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury) today joined Assemblyman Tony Jordan (R,C-Jackson) to call for passage of legislation (S7214-A) to establish an 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.

April 13, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST MARINE PARK TOWN HALL MEETING FOCUSED ON PUBLIC UTILITIES AND ENERGY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden is announcing that he will be hosting a town hall meeting with a focus on energy delivery on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Intermediate School 278, Marine Park Junior High School, located at 1925 Stuart Street in Brooklyn.

 

April 12, 2010
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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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