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STATE SENATE ROUNDTABLE ON ONLINE PRIVACY, DATA BREACH, AND INTERNET SAFETY FEATURING TOP REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INDUSTRY

Albany - State Senator Martin Golden, Chair of the State Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship, said today that the Committee will conduct a Roundtable on online privacy and data breaches with members of the internet online industry on Wednesday May 27, 2015, at Noon in Room 711A at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

The purpose is to further refine legislation to help prevent online data attacks, keep personal data secure, and to criminalize intrusions into personal data by hackers and others. Issues to be discussed include bills introduced by Senator Golden and others, S. 4072 and S. 4073.

May 22, 2015
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR STATE RENEWAL OF NYC MAYORAL CONTROL OF SCHOOLS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement announcing his support for the renewal of mayoral control of New York City public schools:

“In my days in the New York City Council, I worked with students, teachers and families under a system governed by the Board of Education.  And now as a New York State Senator, I continue to address the needs of my schools and my students under a system of mayoral control. Confidently, I can tell you that the system has and continues to work better since mayoral control was enacted, and I am proud to support this renewal.

May 21, 2015
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS APPLAUD NATIONAL BLUE ALERT SYSTEM TO PROTECT POLICE

NEW YORK – Today, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Sen. Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) commended the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for passing, and President Barack Obama for signing, the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 into law.  The measure would create a nationwide alert system to assist in the apprehension of anyone who hurts, kills, or legitimately threatens police officers.

For the past five years, Malliotakis and Golden have introduced a similar piece of legislation in the New York State Legislature.

May 21, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN INDUCTS KATHERINE RAGAZZINO INTO THE NYS SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Senator Marty Golden inducted Katherine Ragazzino into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame earlier this week in Albany. 

Senator Marty Golden stated, "Katherine is most deserving of this special recognition which is a testament to her courage and sacrifice as shown through her commitment to the United States Marines and the New York City Firefighter. It is an honor to have inducted Katherine into the State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame so that throughout our great State, folks can learn and be inspired by the story of her life. She is truly a hero and this generation and those that follow will do well in learning of her story of patriotism and service."

May 20, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO STRENGTHEN PENALTIES FOR CRIMES AGAINST FIREFIGHTERS AND RETIRED POLICE

The New York State Senate today passed two bills to protect the first responders and law enforcement professionals who protect our communities. The bills would strengthen penalties for individuals who obstruct critical medical emergencies or assault retired police officers in acts of revenge.

Bill S2977, sponsored by Senator Rich Funke (R-C-I, Fairport), would make it a crime to intentionally obstruct a firefighter performing emergency medical care on a sick or injured person. Current law affords firefighters special protections while engaged in a variety of functions during the performance of their official duties. However, the law does not adequately protect firefighters performing emergency medical care.

May 20, 2015
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Katherine Ragazzino

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Katherine Ragazzino joined the Marines 18 months after graduating high school. She initially worked in Administration, but became a Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor, proficient in both lethal and non-lethal tactics, who trained and deployed with Special Operation Capable Units. Ms. Ragazzino also became a Camp Pendleton Range Inspector. 

May 19, 2015
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LOCAL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO ADDRESS ISSUE OF BULLYING IN ANNUAL “SENATOR FOR A DAY” CONTEST

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the finalists have been selected in his annual “Senator for a Day” contest which this year was themed to address efforts to stop bullying in the neighborhood. Earlier this year, Senator Golden asked 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to participate in the contest by writing a 150-200 word essay starting with the phrase, “If I Were A State Senator For A Day.”

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN SET TO HONOR AMERICAN VETERANS AT MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, is today announcing that he will host his annual Memorial Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony this Thursday, May 21, 2015, beginning at 9:30 A.M. at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street in Brooklyn.

At the event, Senator Golden will present Korean War Medals to two veterans of the Korean War who never received this proper recognition. An award will be presented to a medically retired Staff Sergeant of the United States Marines, inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, and posthumously to the past President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 72.

May 18, 2015
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GREAT TIME HAD AT NORWEGIAN 17TH OF MAY PARADE IN BAY RIDGE

Senator Golden participates in 17th of May Parade in Bay Ridge. 

May 18, 2015
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PLEASURE TO HAVE HOSTED 13TH ANNUAL ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION

A great time was had by all those who came out to Senator Golden's 13th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Celebration.

May 18, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Civil Service and Pensions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Civil Service and Pensions  Senator Martin J. Golden, Chair  1:30 PM, Monday, May 18, 2015  Room 410 LOB

May 18, 1:35 PM - 1:48 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he will be hosting his 13th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m., located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month.

May 14, 2015
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Teresa McPhail

Teresa McPhail is a longtime resident of Bay Ridge. She has devoted her entire life to educating children and has impacted thousands in her community, spending her early years teaching in the public school system. Ms. McPhail’s primary objective throughout the years has always been to use her skills and education to be a positive influence, with the goal being to mold children into productive, responsible citizens.

May 13, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO PROTECT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE

The New York State Senate today passed two measures to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence and children at risk of abuse. The bills would create new safeguards for victims who testify against their abusers in court, as well as establish a commission to study and recommend methods of preventing child abuse in New York.

May 13, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO CONTINUE HELPING GROUND ZERO WORKERS SUFFERING FROM SEPTEMBER 11th RELATED HEALTH ISSUES

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to continue the September 11th Worker Protection Task Force Act for another five years and help those who have been afflicted with a disability as a result of working at the World Trade Center and other sites. The bill (S4711), sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), would enable the Task Force to continue its work past the current authorization date of June 10, 2015.

May 13, 2015
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NEWS AND VIEWS WITH SENATOR GOLDEN

Senator Golden talks about Fallen Police Officer Moore and West Point Day.

May 12, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN COMMEMORATES THE NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT IN SENATE SESSION

 Senator Marty Golden commemorates the New York City Fire Department in Senate Session.

May 12, 2015
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SENATE PASSES MEASURES TO PROTECT CHILDREN

The New York State Senate today passed four bills to promote the safety and well-being of children and families. The measures would prevent felons from working in child day care programs, increase penalties for child endangerment, protect consumers by preventing unauthorized vendors from selling items like baby food, and help keep military families together by eliminating deployment as a barrier to child custody. 

May 12, 2015
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THIS WEEK MARKS NATIONAL POLICE WEEK

This week, May 11th through the 17th, marks National Police Week. This is an opportunity to honor Police Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty protecting the cities, towns and people throughout the United States.

May 12, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN SIGNS PETITION TO NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL TO RENAME STREET IN HONOR OF LATE BAY RIDGE STORE OWNER

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that he has joined the nearly 500 people who have already signed a petition calling on the New York City Council to rename 90th Street and 3rd Avenue in honor of the late Patrice Capo.

Senator Golden, a longtime friend of Patrice and her surviving spouse Michael Diamond, was on record supporting the renaming request originally made to Community Board 10 in the Summer of 2011. The application, which was approved at that time, has since failed to be adopted by City Council to make the street renaming official.

May 12, 2015
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