Prescription drug crisis makes law needed more than ever
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that the New York State Senate today has approved S. 2173A which he sponsored, by a vote of 56-3, that would increase penalties for the sale of controlled substances if it occurs on park grounds or in playgrounds.
Today’s vote follows the recent report published by the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, which Senator Golden is a member, that outlines and addresses the prescription drug war currently facing communities throughout the State.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that today the New York State Senate has approved legislation he introduced, S. 2095, that will establish a temporary New York State Commission to study child abuse prevention and make recommendations for the implementation of child abuse prevention programs in New York State.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “There is no place in our homes, schools or society for child abuse, and the unfortunate reality is that it is happening all too often in New York. I introduced this legislation because it is time that we take a stand against child abuse and make the prevention of such a priority. We must figure out how to reverse this trend that is damaging many families.”
Honors this year’s best educators from each school in his district
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be hosting his annual Teacher of the Year Ceremony on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 4pm at the Theater located at the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn.
New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina will be in attendance.
Teacher of The Year celebrates the outstanding work that educators do each school year. One teacher from each school in Senator Golden’s district was selected by their principal, and they will be honored at this event.
Brooklyn-State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a Memorial Day breakfast and awards event honoring Peter D’Angelis, Chair of the Kings County Memorial Day Parade, as the 2014 inductee of the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, this Friday, May 21, 2014, ceremony beginning at 10:00 AM at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476-76th Street in Brooklyn.
Senator Golden, who will be joined by over 150 veterans, will also present New York State Liberty Medals to two Gold Star Mothers and a Gold Star Sister. Representatives of the Fort Hamilton Army Base and the Fire Department of New York will also be in attendance.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is asking for the community to support an organized effort to help Bay Ridge resident Seth Kushner in his fight against an aggressive form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Seth, who is married and father to a 5 year old son, is in need of a bone marrow transplant following his April 2014 diagnosis.
The organization Delete Blood Cancer, with the support of Bay Ridge Cares, is organizing an event encouraging residents to register as a bone marrow donor on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, from 2:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Angels Church, located at 7320-4th Avenue (Cavanaugh Room), Brooklyn.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has sent a letter to New York State Parole Board Chairwoman Tina Stanford calling for parole to be denied to Eddie Matos and Barrington Young, two criminals convicted of killing NYPD officers Anthony Dwyer and Harry Ryman.
In his letter, Golden wrote, “These criminals are exceptionally dangerous to society because they simply have no regard for humanity. They need to be accountable for their actions in killing a law enforcement officer.”
Senator Golden is a former New York City Police Officer. His complete letter is attached.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that he will be partnering with Yoga Instructor Cathy Shroder and hosting two very special health and fitness events in Marine Park near the Carmine Carro Community Center at 3000 Fillmore Avenue.
The beginners’ Yoga class, with opportunities for more advanced practice and featuring short Yoga Nidra, will take place at 7 p.m. on both Thursday, May 22nd and June 5th. The events are free and open to the public. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat or towel.
Brooklyn - State Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-South Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Bay Ridge) are partnering with Yoga in Bay Ridge and 5 Boro Power Yoga to offer a series of five free yoga classes in Shore Road Park. The events, taking place throughout the summer, will provide a fun and relaxed way to improve physical health and mental well-being.
“After a very long and cold winter, residents are looking for more and more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. I am proud to be partnering with my colleague, Assemblywoman Malliotakis, in presenting a series of health and fun, and invite our community to take part in yoga which is good for the mind, body and soul,” said Senator Marty Golden.
What: Local officials, including State Senator Martin J. Golden, will join Twin America in presenting a donation of $5,000 to the GBVFD, which has been assisting families in surrounding communities still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Twin America has been providing free transportation services to volunteers working on Sandy-related projects and initiatives since November 2012.
Who: Martin J. Golden, New York State Senator- 22nd Senate District
David W. Chien, Director of Marketing- Twin America
Doreen Garson, Chief- Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department
When: Wednesday May 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Vollies Memorial Training Hall, 43 Seba Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
The New York State Senate passed legislation (S3074) today, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would authorize courts to charge criminals with a felony if they are charged with a misdemeanor after three prior misdemeanor convictions. The bill would address the issue of criminal offenders who persistently commit misdemeanor crimes, including sex offenses, yet avoid more severe felony prison sentences, leaving them free to commit additional crimes.
Bill Passed Today Strengthens Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident
The New York State Senate today passed legislation that increases the penalties for leaving the scene of an accident when a death, injury, or damage of property occurs. The bill (S2503), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), would deter drivers from leaving injured victims on the road, facilitate police investigations, and enable timely chemical testing of a driver if warranted.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host no cost mammography screenings in conjunction with The American Italian Cancer Foundation, on Monday, May 12, 2014, at his Bay Ridge office, located at 7408 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.
No cost mammograms will be available to women over 40 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An appointment must be made by calling 1-877-628-9090.
Women interested in appointments must be over 40 years of age who live within Senator Golden’s district, and have not had a mammogram in the past year. While insurance is required, a limited number of appointments will be available on a first come, first serve basis to women without insurance.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today voted for legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Savino that would increase penalties for those who injure or kill a construction worker in a work zone.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate to approve legislation S.5502B, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), that would expand health care and wellness education to victims of sex offenses and child pornography.
“The scourge of abuse and sex offenses leaves devastation and destruction in their wake, and the victims of these crimes are often left with severe emotional and psychological damage. Today, I rightly joined with my colleagues so to better help and assist these victims. As we work as a State to ensure that we properly punish the criminals, we also must help those in need to the best of our ability,” said Senator Golden.
Albany - The New York State Senate passed legislation S.2248A sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would prevent dangerous criminals from changing their name while incarcerated, on parole or on probation. This measure would protect the rights of victims of violent crime by not allowing violent felons to petition for a name change until they have completed their sentence requirements.
"This bill will guarantee that we better track those who have committed some of the most heinous of crimes, and give some piece of mind to victims, that offenders cannot fall through the cracks and become anonymous within our society," Senator Golden said.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting his 12th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival in the playground at Public School 176 located at the corner of Bay Ridge Avenue and 12th Avenue, on Sunday, May 4 2014, from 12pm to 5pm. State Senator Golden is inviting the community to join in this special event held of Asian American Heritage which is the month of May.
The event will feature ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, a Kung Fu demonstration, and performances of Korean, Malaysian, Burmese and Chinese dance. A wide array of ethnic food, painting, arts and crafts and prizes will be part of the celebration.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined staff and members of the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults for a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new senior center van that replaces one totaled in a 2012 car accident.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “I have proudly secured a grant from the New York State Senate in the amount of $65,000 to purchase a new van to replace the one damaged in the accident. The moment I heard of the collision my first thought was to make sure that everyone was okay. As soon as I knew that there was no major injuries, my mind immediately turned to thinking of how I could help the Center replace this van.”
Calls for New York City Water Board to reconsider raising rates on our middle class families
Brooklyn, NY – New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I), today is calling for The New York City Water Board not to increase water and sewage fees. As of today, the New York City Water Board is considering a proposal for a 3.35% increase in water rates, making it the 11th increase in as many years, stifling away much needed income from our already struggling middle class families.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is encouraging residents to turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal at the 8th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, Saturday, April 26, 2012, from 10 AM to 2 PM at either the 68th Precinct (333-65th Street), or the 61st Precinct (2575 Coney Island Avenue).
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following comments related to Super Storm Sandy recovery in New York City, following the Mayor’s address this afternoon at Cooper Union, in which Senator Golden attended:
"Today, Mayor De Blasio announced that all people who need to have their homes rebuilt, regardless of their priority, will have their homes rebuilt. I want to thank the Mayor for ensuring that Priority I, II, & III will have the funding needed in order to get their lives back to normal following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.