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August 14, 2007
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Golden Tours Tornado Ravaged Streets With F.e.m.a.

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today walked the streets of Bay Ridge and Sunset Park with officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Office of Emergency Management, and the State Office of Emergency Management, as part of the assessment of the community’s request for federal aid funds.Senator Golden stated, "The Federal and State Emergency Management Agencies witnessed first hand the damaged caused by the F-2 tornado last Wednesday here in Brooklyn.

August 12, 2007
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Golden: Red Tagged Homes Need To File For Buildings Permit To Begin Rebuilding

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), after meeting with homeowners on Bay Ridge blocks hit hardest by the tornado earlier this week, is advising them that as ordered by the City of New York, new building permits must be filed beginning Monday before any renovation work can begin at the homes currently red tagged, those hardest hit and structurally unsound.

August 10, 2007
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August 8, 2007
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Senator Marty Golden Calls On Governor Spitzer To Declare State Of Disaster In Storm Ravaged NYC

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden is calling on Governor Eliot Spitzer to immediately issue a disaster declaration for parts of southwest Brooklyn and other communities in New York City in response to the tornado and flash flooding that ripped through the area. "In response to today’s devastating storms, I am calling on Governor Spitzer to declare parts of southwest Brooklyn a disaster area," said Senator Marty Golden (R,C-Brooklyn). "I have witnessed the significant damage caused by the winds and flash flooding which requires a rapid and coordinated response.

August 7, 2007
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Senator Golden Statement On Dreier-offerman Park

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today spoke at a press conference this morning with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe to announce a $40 million commitment and renovation of Brooklyn’s Dreier-Offerman Park. Senator Golden’s remarks are below.

"Good Morning. Thank you Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel, and others gathered here today as we begin the transformation of Brooklyn’s Dreier-Offerman Park into a field of dreams.Mr.

July 31, 2007
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Statement By Senator Golden On New Zoning Law To Protect The Dyker Heights Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), today issued the following statement on the new zoning laws governing Dyker Heights:

"The City Council’s approval of the new zoning regulations for Dyker Heights will protect the character, the integrity and beauty of Dyker Heights.

July 25, 2007
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Senator Golden: Parks Dept. To Increase Enforcement To Address Concerns Of Barbecuing In Local Parks

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), today is announcing that the New York City Parks Department will be increasing area patrols in local parks, responding to complaints received through his office related the presence of barbecuing and litter. The New York City Police Department has also been asked to increase patrol in and around local parks and playgrounds.

Senator Golden’s office received complaints about people illegally barbecuing in Owl’s Head Park, Bay 8th Street Park and in the parks along Shore Road including 79th Street.

July 23, 2007
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Golden Honors Civil Servants For Service

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) last week honored five outstanding New Yorkers who have served our City and our community well through their employment, going above and beyond the call of duty, at a ceremony held at the Bay Ridge Manor.

July 22, 2007
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Shirley Alston Reeves To Star At Summer Concert Tuesday

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden is announcing that the summer concert series continues in local parks throughout the months of July and August, with a very special performance at 79th Street and Shore Road on Tuesday, July 24th, of Shirley Alston Reeves, the original lead singer of the SHIRELLES at 7:00 p.m. The event is free of charge.Ms. Reeves will be performing, among others, her hit songs: "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’, "Soldier Boy", "Baby It’s You", "Mama Said", and many more.

July 17, 2007
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Fossella, Golden And Oddo Urge Special Session Of The Assembly To Pass Capital Punishment Bill

[Brooklyn, NY] – Three Brooklyn lawmakers today called on the New York State Assembly to convene a special session to consider legislation restoring the death penalty in New York State.The call for action comes from Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13), State Senator Marty Golden and City Council Minority Leader James Oddo just days after the cold-blooded shooting of two NYPD officers during a routine traffic stop in Brooklyn.

July 11, 2007
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Golden To Host Special Harry Potter Book Release Event

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced a special block party in honor of the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" at a press conference held at The Bookmark Shoppe located at 8415 Third Avenue in Brooklyn.

Senator Golden was joined by area merchants, event sponsors and costumed fans at the announcement. The Harry Potter Midnight Bash is scheduled for July 20th. The event will begin at 8:00 p.m.

July 4, 2007
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Golden Critical Of Parks Service Selection Of New Ferry Service Provider For Tours

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is criticizing the decision of the National Parks Service that selected the California based Hornblower to operate ferry service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.Senator Golden stated, "The federal government’s decision to select California based Hornblower and at the same removing a local, New York based company, to operate one of the most famous of New York’s attractions is a mistake.

June 28, 2007
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Senate Calls On Assembly To Act On Legislation To Include "huffing" In The Charge Of Driving While Intoxicated

Brooklyn- Members of the New York State Majority Conference including Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today called on the State Assembly to immediately join the Senate in passing legislation (S.391), sponsored by Senator Cathy Young (R-I-C, Olean), to expand the definition of a drug to include glue sniffing or aerosol inhalation within the grounds for drug-impaired driving.The urgent call comes in response to a State Court of Appeals ruling that asserted New York lawmakers must tackle the problem of inhaling, or "huffing" glue or aerosols when it comes to cases inv

June 27, 2007
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Senator Golden Hosts 2007 Teacher Of Year Awards

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), a member of the State Senate Committee on Education, yesterday hosted his "2007 Teacher of the Year" awards ceremony in recognition of outstanding educators from throughout the community in District 20, 21 and 22. Senator Golden invited each school to selected from their faculty a teacher that has distinguished themselves throughout the past academic year.

Senator Marty Golden, in his remarks stated, "Our students will be forever affected by you and the lessons you have taught them.

June 25, 2007
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Golden: Bike Path Reconstruction Complete

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) speaking yesterday at the ribbon cutting ceremony officially reopening the bike and pedestrian path along Shore Road in Brooklyn, praised the reconstruction and urged the implementation of the plan to develop a bike and pedestrian pathway across the Verrazano Bridge as the necessary next step.Senator Golden stated, "The bike and pedestrian path had significantly deteriorated over the years, and the partnership formed with the City of New York, Congressman Vito Fossella, the Parks Department and the Department of

June 25, 2007
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Senator Golden And City Parks Foundation Announce 2007 Summer Season Of Free Sports Instruction For Kids In Brooklyn Parks

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) and David Rivel today announced the City Parks Foundation free sports instruction for kids, ages 5-16, offered in Dyker Beach Park, McKinley Park, and Marine Park this summer. Youth are welcome to participate in free golf, and tennis programs this July and August, offered for beginners in each sport as well as for those at intermediate and advanced levels. Those interested in participating can call 718-760-6999 or visit http://www.CityParksFoundation.org"www.CityParksFoundation.org.

June 25, 2007
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Golden Joins Senate In Passing Bill To Combat Camcorder Pirates That Rip-off Film Industry, New York Families

The New York State Senate last night passed legislation (S.1263-B), sponsored by Senator Dale Volker (R-C-I, Depew), to impose stiff new penalties on video pirates who use recording devices in movie theaters.Video piracy has a massive $3.5 billion economic impact on the nation’s movie industry, as well as a direct economic impact on the thousands of New Yorkers employed by the filmmaking industry.

June 21, 2007
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Senate Unanimously Approves New Legislation To Combat Cases Of Teacher-student Sexual Misconduct

The New York State Senate has voted to approve legislation (S.6296), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) to help combat the sexual abuse of students in schools across the State.

June 20, 2007
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