Martin J. Golden's Press releases

SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST CELEBRATION OF ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting his 7th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 23, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in McKinley Park, located at Ft Hamilton Parkway and Bay Ridge Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage which is the month of May.

May 17, 2010
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Statement by Senator Golden on the Passing of William O'Keefe

"Bill O'Keefe, like his wife Rosemarie who we lost less than a year ago, was truly dedicated to the greatness that is our community. Be it the numerous organizations Bill was involved in and supported, or if it was seeing Bill sweeping in front of his home, wherever you turned, it seemed like you saw Bill and his good work. May we keep the O'Keefe Family in our prayers and may we allow his life to inspire us."

May 11, 2010
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CATCHING CRIMINALS BEFORE THEY STRIKE AGAIN

Tens of thousands of NYS crime scenes remain unsolved 

Senator Klein and Assemblymember Morelle Urge State Legislature to Pass Bill for DNA Collection Upon Arrest 

May 11, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS FOR MTA TO KEEP B37 ROLLING IN BROOKLYN

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is echoing his call that the MTA’s plan to restructure the B70, so to partially supplement service along the current B37 route, is not sufficient and will leave this community underserved. Senator Golden attended and spoke at a rally this past Saturday at the B37 bus stop outside Foodtown at 91st Street and 3rd Avenue.

May 10, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF SECURITY TO ALLOCATE FUNDS TO EXPAND LOWER MANHATTAN SECURITY INITIATIVE TO TIMES SQUARE

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today has sent a letter to Rand Beers, Undersecretary for National Proection & Program with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, urging the federal government to allocate funding to New York City to expand the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative to include Times Square.

Senator Marty Golden is a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs.

A copy of the letter is below.

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May 6, 2010

May 6, 2010
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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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