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Senator Golden Submits Testimony To City Planning Commission Hearing On The Rezoning Of Dyker Heights

Brooklyn- A representative of State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), who is in Albany, today read a statement on his behalf at the City Planning Commission’s Public Hearing on the rezoning of the neighborhood of Dyker Heights. The text of the statement is below.

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June 6, 2007
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Senator Golden Takes Legislative Action To Protect Nurses From Harm

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today led State Senate passage of legislation (S. 3441) that will protect nurses from assault on the job, a crime estimated to impact 500,000 individuals annually by the United States Department of Justice. The legislation adds registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to the professions protected under current law which charges those who assault, in an attempt to prevent the performance of duty, with a Class D violent felony.

June 5, 2007
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Senator Golden To Host Brooklyn Rally In Support Of Our Troops In Marine Park

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing his plans to host, with other elected officials, veteran organizations, and civic leaders, Brooklyn’s Support The Troops Rally on Sunday, June 10, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., at the Flagpole in Marine Park located at Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway.The program will feature patriotic music performances, inspirational speeches, the distribution of small American Flags, and "Support Our Troops" posters and lawn signs.

June 4, 2007
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Senator Golden Names Visitation Academy Student "State Senator For A Day"

 

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) recently hosted the contest ceremony for his Senator For A Day Contest at the Knights of Columbus, and is announcing that the winner of the 2007 Senator for a Day Contest is Visitation Academy’s Kara Reilly.

This contest invited local school children of Region 6 and Region 7 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 improvements. The winning essays were judged on content, creativity and presentation.

June 4, 2007
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Golden Legislation Will Establish A Senior Benefits Card Program To Promote A Healthy Lifestyle For New York's Seniors

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) is today announcing the passage of legislation, S.

May 30, 2007
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Golden Pays Tribute To Fallen Police Officers At Annual Remembrance Ceremony

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, recently attended the annual Remembrance Ceremony at the Police Officers Memorial, located at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, in honor of the memory and sacrifice of police officers from around New York State who have been slain in the line of duty.The names of more of 1,115 officers are engraved on the Memorial wall. Among them are the names of the 577 officers from the New York City Police Department.

May 29, 2007
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Golden Allocates Funding To Support Skate Park And Shore Road Road Garden Council Operations

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing his allocation of funds through the New York State Senate that will support the operation of both the Skate Park in Owl’s Head Park and the Shore Road Garden Council.

Senator Golden allocated $62,000 to fund Season Playground Associate Salaries in the 2007-2008 State budget.

May 25, 2007
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Senator Golden Supports Eagle Scout Project Of Peter Porcelli

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a supporter of the Brooklyn Council of the Boy Scouts of America, was among those in attendance for the Eagle Scout Project of Peter Porcelli, a Life Scout with Troop 99 of St. Athanasius, on May 20, 2007. Peter Porcelli, in conjunction with the 62nd Precinct Community Affairs Officers, conducted his community service project, entitled "Operation Safe Child", for the rank of Eagle Scout. Over 75 children were registered and entered in the New York State registry, with identification cards issued to the parents.

May 23, 2007
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Golden Joins Senate Passage Of Healthy Schools Legislation

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined the New York State Senate yesterday in passage of legislation (S.5892), sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland (R-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, to establish nutrition guidelines for school districts to follow in order to provide students with healthy food choices.

May 22, 2007
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Senate Joins Law Enforcement Officers In Renewing Call To Pass Death Penalty Legislation For Cop Killers

As law enforcement officers from across the State converge on Albany for the annual Remembrance Ceremony at the New York State Police Officers Memorial, members of the Senate Majority today renewed their call for legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), to establish the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers.

The legislation to establish the death penalty for cop killers, S.319, was approved by the State Senate on May 14, 2007.

May 22, 2007
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Senate To Act On Legislation To Crack Down On Video Game Violence

The New York State Senate today will act on legislation, sponsored by Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), that would take steps to crack down on video game violence, and combat and reduce children’s exposure to violent and inappropriate materials within these games.The bill (S.5888) would establish the Advisory Council on Interactive Media and Youth Violence to review the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) rating system and its effectiveness, and recommend additional steps that can be taken to curb children’s access and exposure to such "adult-only" mate

May 21, 2007
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Senator Golden Announces Local Winners In Statewide Environmental Contest

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced that twenty six local students have won statewide recognition for environmental awareness through the State Senate’s annual "I*MA*GREEN*NATION" competition."Our local winners competed against hundreds of students from throughout New York State, and their imaginative ideas and displays were judged to be among the best in this year’s contest," said Senator Golden.

May 21, 2007
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Two District 20 Schools Approved For Extensions

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) , with Carlo Scissura, the President of Community Education Council District 20, today are announcing that both Public School 163 and McKinley Junior High School, I.S. 259, have been approved for extensions by the New York City Department of Education.

Senator Marty Golden proposed school expansion projects at both of these schools in official communications with both the New York City School Construction Authority and the New York City Department of Education last Spring.

May 16, 2007
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Senator Golden Names Marine Park Activist Rosemarie Carro As Senior Citizen Of The Year

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is announcing that he has selected RoseMarie Carro as the recipient of the New York State Senior Citizen of the Year Award. Mrs. Carro was honored at a ceremony held in the State Capitol in Albany last week.

RoseMarie Carro was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she continues to live today. She is a graduate of Sarah J. Hale Vocational High School.

May 15, 2007
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Senator Golden Awards $1,500 To Over Forty Pta To Assist Local Schools

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) has announced that he has secured $1500 for each Parent Teacher Association of schools located in his district which includes Community School Districts 20, 21 (Region 7) and 22 (Region 6).

May 14, 2007
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Senator Golden Honors Brooklyn College Student Ryan Merola

New York State Senator Martin J. Golden, right, presents Brooklyn College student Ryan Merola with a proclamation in recognition of his extraordinary academic achievements on Friday, May 11, 2007 at Brooklyn College. Merola won the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and the New York City Urban Fellowship. A third-generation Brooklyn College student, he plans to pursue a career in public service. Merola is a resident of Marine Park and majors in philosophy and political science.

May 14, 2007
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Senate To Act On Death Penalty Legislation

In observance of National Police Week, members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference today announced they will act on legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would establish the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers. "As a former New York City Police Officer, I have looked into the eyes of would-be cop-killers," said Senator Marty Golden. "I know that there is evil walking on the streets of the City and State of New York, endangering the lives of every single police officer.

May 14, 2007
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Senator Golden Partners With Lutheran Family Health Center To Offer Free Prostate Cancer Screenings For Men Of Our Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing an important upcoming health care event, partnered with Lutheran Family Health Center, to offer free PSA and DRE Prostate Cancer Screenings for men of our community. Dr. Gary Lodin will be administering the testing.

Senator Golden and Lutheran Family Health Centers will host the screening, at no cost, on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sunset Park Family Health Center’s Specialty Clinic, Station 14 located at 150-55th Street in Brooklyn.

May 11, 2007
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