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INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OF THE GERRITSEN BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION

Honored to have been asked to install the Officers and Directors of the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association.

January 15, 2015
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STATE SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will again host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, offering free tax preparation services to residents making less than $30,000 annually.

Appointments will be available at his district office located at 7408 5th Avenue, on Sundays and Mondays, from February 15th through April 13th. Sunday appointments will be scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Monday appointments will be scheduled in the evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

January 14, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: ILLEGAL HOME CONVERSIONS

A public forum about the growing problem of illegal home conversions occuring in our community.

February 26, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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BELT (SHORE) PARKWAY - FULL ROADWAY CLOSURE AT BAY RIDGE AVENUE

Please be advised, beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, the left lane on the westbound, and the left lane on the eastbound Belt Parkway at Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) will be closed. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, the full westbound roadway will be closed intermittently, as needed for installation of concrete deck beams within the center portion (current work zone) of the bridge. Full closures will last up to 15 minutes each; each closure will not begin until the queue from the prior closure has dissipated. All travel lanes will re-open to traffic on Friday, January 16, at 5:00 a.m.

January 13, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS COLLEAGUES IN ADVANCING EFFORTS IN NEW YORK STATE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

ALBANY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in voting to support the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (S.7), that toughens penalties against those who buy and sell young women, men, and children and reduces the stigma defendants may face when they are victims of the massive $32 billion sex trafficking industry.

January 13, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Presentation on the report Bio/Med Breakthroughs: Advancing New York’s Innovation Economy industry by MedTech, the trade association for bioscience and medical technology companies in New York

Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship
Chair: Senator Martin J. Golden
Public Meeting: Presentation on the report Bio/Med Breakthroughs: Advancing New
York’s Innovation Economy industry by MedTech, the trade association
for bioscience and medical technology companies in New York
Place: Room 409, Legislative Office Building, Albany, New York
Time: 12:30 P.M.
Contact: Robert Herz (518) 455-2730
Media Contact: Robert Herz (518) 455-2730

January 12, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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The Rhapsody Players: Rhapsody & Romance

The greatest songs of the 60's, 70's and early 80's - presented in an intimate cabaret-style setting.

All proceeds benefit the St. Patrick Catholic Academy

Saturday, February 14th at 7:30 pm

 

Please see the attached PDF for details!

 

January 9, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN SWORN IN FOR NEW TERM

Honored to have been sworn in this morning for the new term as your State Senator by New York's Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.

January 7, 2015
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February 2, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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STATE SENATE TO HOLD JOINT COMMITTEE HEARINGS IN JANUARY ABOUT POLICE SAFETY AND PUBLIC PROTECTION

Hearings Will Focus on Serious Safety Concerns Raised By the Shooting Deaths of Two New York City Police Officers

 

The New York State Senate will hold a series of public hearings convened by four Senate committees starting in early January to examine police safety and public protection in New York City and throughout the state. The hearings will review serious safety concerns raised by the shooting deaths of two NYPD Officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, in addition to other recent attacks and hostility directed at law enforcement.

 

December 30, 2014
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Important New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2015

As we rapidly approach the New Year, I just wanted to touch base to let you know that a number of new laws will be taking effect on January 1, 2015. These include:

 

Hire a Veteran Tax Credit – Starting next year, businesses can receive a tax credit for hiring and employing a qualified veteran. The credit is equal to 10 percent of the total amount of wages paid to the qualified veteran during their first full year of employment. If the veteran is disabled, the credit amount is increased to 15 percent. The credit is capped at $5,000 per veteran or $15,000 per disabled veteran. Any unused credit may be carried forward to the following three years.

 

December 22, 2014
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Statement on NYPD Killings

Today two members of the NYPD were brutally killed in an apparent execution in Brooklyn.  My thoughts and prayers go out to their families and all members of the department trying to keep our city safe.

Its unfortunate that our city has back tracked on 40 years of police relations.

December 20, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY PAJAMA DAY TOMORROW IN FIGHT AGAINST DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY (DMD)

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join the parents, friends and supporters of Pietro Joseph Scarso, a local 5 year old boy fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, at a press event tomorrow, Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. to mark the fundraising and public awareness campaign, “PJ’s for PJ”.

 

The press availability will take place at Pietro’s school, Stepping Stones – The Next Step, located at 9321 Ridge Boulevard in Brooklyn. All of the students will be dressed in their pajamas and have made a donation to Pietro’s Fight.

 

25 schools in total are participating in this community wide pajama party and fundraiser tomorrow.

 

December 17, 2014
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January 5, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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STATE SENATOR MARTIN J. GOLDEN’S TESTIMONY TO THE MTA

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Member of the MTA Capital Review Board, released the following testimony given to the MTA at their hearing in Brooklyn regarding the proposed fare hikes:

 

December 11, 2014
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December 10, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS FEMA TO DO MORE FOR BROOKLYN IN WAKE OF SUPER STORM SANDY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following his learning that the Federal Emergency Management Agency may not necessarily take into account coastal protections like dunes and sea walls when calculating flood insurance costs for residents:

 

December 5, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN COMMENDS GOVERNOR CUOMO FOR SIGNING THE WORLD TRADE CENTER DISABILITY LAW

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is commending Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for ensuring New York State’s commitment to those who have fallen ill in the wake of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero, and signing S7628-A/A9562-A into law.

 

November 21, 2014
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STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR GOLDEN ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE VERRAZANO-NARROWS BRIDGE

Brooklyn, NY – Preceding this week’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, State Senator Martin J. Golden issued the following statement:

 

November 20, 2014
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