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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON AMERICAN FLAG BURNING DEMONSTRATION IN FORT GREENE PARK

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement tonight in response to the the protest in Fort Greene Park where two American flags were burned:

"As a proud American, I was disheartened to learn that an American Flag was burned tonight in historic Fort Greene Park. It is a sad day for all of us to watch this despicable act of hatred take place on sacred Brooklyn ground. I salute the many pro-Americans who showed up and stood tall in the name of our rights and liberties.

To all, remember that freedom is not free. Never forget it. And fly those flags. The stars and stripes, the red, white, and blue, are not going anywhere. These colors don't run."

July 2, 2015
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GOLDEN TO CITY OFFICIALS: CALL OFF BROOKLYN AMERICAN FLAG BURNING RALLY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, today has issued the following statement urging Mayor Bill de Blasio and City officials to prevent an American flag burning rally from taking place in Brooklyn’s historic Fort Greene Park:

June 30, 2015
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DSNY ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR OPERATIONS ON JULY 3 AND JULY 4, IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced today that in observance of Independence Day, there will be changes to garbage, recycling and organics collection, and street cleaning.

Friday, July 3

DSNY WILL COLLECT garbage, organics and recycling on Friday, July 3. DSNY administrative offices will be closed on July 3 in observance of the holiday. There WILL NOT be street cleaning on July 3.

Saturday, July 4

DSNY WILL NOT COLLECT garbage, organics or recycling on Saturday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. There WILL NOT be street cleaning on July 4.

June 30, 2015
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GOLDEN INVITES LOCAL RESIDENTS TO HELP RENAME SENIOR MUSICAL CONTEST IN WAKE OF LEGAL NOTICE FROM AMERICAN IDOL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who has for the past seven years co-hosted “Brooklyn Senior Idol”, is inviting local residents to submit suggestions to rename the show in the wake of a legal letter from the firm representing American Idol.

June 29, 2015
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NYPD 62 PRECINCT BLOOD DRIVE

Give Blood. Save Lives.

All Donors Will Receive a Pair of Cyclones Tickets as a Thank You!

To Schedule an Appointment, or if you have any questions please contact: 1-800-933-2566

Walk-ins welcome!

July 20, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES PROTECTION FOR RENTERS AND HOMEOWNERS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate concluded the 2015 legislative session by voting to bring much needed protection for the renters and homeowners of his district.

Senator Martin J. Golden stated, “The Senate continues to fight to protect renters from unscrupulous landlords and alleviate financial burdens for homeowners. We must continue our efforts to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to quality affordable housing and provide real tax relief for homeowners.”

Senator Marty Golden joined his colleagues in the State Senate in supporting legislation that included the following protections for homeowners and renters in New York City:

June 26, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force, today has announced the complete lineup of summer concerts set to take stage in our local parks this Summer. The concert series kicks off on Tuesday, July 7th when Out Of The Blue play Shore Road Park at 79th Street.

The series of fifteen concerts will feature an array of musical acts including Head Over Heels, Carl Thomas, Generation Gap, Bobby Valli, and a special “Irish Night on Shore Road” featuring the Canny Brothers.

June 26, 2015
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DA VANCE AND SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROTECT IDENTITY THEFT VICTIMS

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and New York State Senator Martin J. Golden today announced the Senate passage of legislation that will better protect identity theft victims and enable prosecutors to bring stronger cases against cybercriminals and scammers. The bill, S.4072/A.8149, amends New York State criminal statues and establishes a fundamental framework for the prosecution of online privacy violations by creating a graduated series of penalties based on the severity of a crime and the number of affected victims.  

June 25, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON NEW YORK CITY’S DESIGNATION OF ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following today’s announcement of the City’s designation of Asian Lunar New Year as an official Department of Education school holiday:

“Today, I am pleased that the City has made official the recognition of the Asian Lunar New Year, following the State Legislature’s approval of such legislation. Today, we can all agree that New York has fulfilled its promise to the Asian American community to make the Lunar New Year an official school holiday,” said Senator Marty Golden.

June 23, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN PROUD TO HONOR EDUCATORS AT ANNUAL "TEACHER OF THE YEAR" AWARDS

Senator Golden is proud to honor all recipients at Annual "Teach of the Year" Awards Ceremony at Ft. Hamilton High School.

June 23, 2015
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON SANDY RECOVERY FUND OVERSIGHT

ALBANY– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored, S. 5231A, that will necessitate oversight of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds.

June 18, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES UNEMPLOYMENT STRIKEFORCE PRESENTATION

Brooklyn– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor and the 13th Avenue Merchants Association, will host an Unemployment Strikeforce presentation on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Knights of Columbus, located at 1305-86th Street in Brooklyn.

The main goal of the program is to reduce unemployment rates within communities. Additionally, the outreach event is designed to ensure that the New York State Department of Labor is investing in their workforce development effectively.

June 18, 2015
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ADVANCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NEW YORKERS AND THEIR CHILDREN FROM SEX OFFENDERS

ALBANY– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed two pieces of legislation that he sponsored that would help protect New York residents from convicted sex offenders.

Senate Bill S 5000A amends the Correction Law to require the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), upon notification that a sex offender who has been released or discharged from a correctional facility, hospital, or local correctional facility or placed on probation, to confirm that the sex offender's proposed residence is not within an area considered to be school grounds or a playground. (A. 7409, Assemblymember Braunstein).

June 15, 2015
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON CITY COUNCIL’S IRRESPONSIBLE RESOLUTION URGING CLEMENCY FOR CONVICTED TERRORIST

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement denouncing City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the other forty members of the New York City Council for their vote to support a resolution asking President Obama to grant clemency to convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera:

“It is inconceivable that the Council of the City New York, the City that suffered the largest terrorist attack on American soil in history, is looking to release a terrorist from jail because they believe his being in jail ‘serves no legitimate purpose.’ Each of the New York City Councilmembers who supported this resolution should ponder the severity of the message they have sent all New Yorkers and Americans.

June 12, 2015
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8TH ANNUAL GREATER BAY RIDGE 4TH OF JULY PICNIC

Free Admission

-Music, SPrinklers, Kids Activities, Prizes

-5 Live Bands

-Proceeds to Benefit the 68th Pct. Youth Council and SWB Parks Task Force

July 4, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN GIVES HOPE TO NEW YORKERS BATTLING LYMPHEDEMA

Albany– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S. 1058 that would create a Lymphedema and Lymphatic Diseases Research Grants Program in New York, has been passed by the State Senate. The legislation is designed to promote a greater scientific understanding of lymphedema and lymphatic disease.

The Research Grants Program would award funds, in an amount not in excess of $50,000, to biomedical research institutions that are conducting direct research related to Lymphedema and Lymphatic Disease. Additional mechanisms are also outlined to additionally support research, as well as providing a program report to the Governor, Senate and Assembly.

June 11, 2015
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YOUR VOICE WITH SENATOR GOLDEN

Senator Golden discusses Cyber Security

June 11, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN'S 2015 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE

Schedule for Senator Golden's 2015 Concerts In The Park Series.  

All Concerts Start at 7PM, there are No Rain Dates Scheduled.

For any other information on the Concert Series, call the District Office 718-238-6044

June 11, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS TO IMPROVE TRANSIT SYSTEM SAFETY

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Review Board and a former New York City Police Officer, today is announcing that two pieces of legislation he introduced, designed to improve safety of all riders of public transportation, have been approved by the New York State Senate.

The Senate acted today on S. 3203 that would make it a crime for a person to rub his or her sexual or intimate body parts on another person while aboard public transportation. The bill approved would classify such behavior as a Class A misdemeanor, and where forcible touching is coupled with an emission of certain bodily fluids, the offense would be a Class E Felony.

June 10, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF CHILD PROTECTION LEGISLATION

ALBANY– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed two important bills that he sponsored, S. 1269 and S. 3459, that will further protect children from harm throughout the Empire State.

Senate Bill 1269 amends the current penal law to mandate a first degree murder charge for anyone who murders a child under that age of 12. This will give prosecutors the legal means to seek the appropriate punishment for this heinous crime. (A. 4918, Assemblymember Cook).

June 10, 2015
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