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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

June 25, 2007

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

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

Golden Joins Senate Passes Of Higher Education Plan

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June 19, 2007

Senator Golden Leads Senate Passage Of Legislation To Establish Alzheimer's Council In New York State

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging is announcing that the New York State Senate has approved legislation (S. 2449-A) to establish the Coordinating Council For Services Related to Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia in New York State.

June 19, 2007

Golden Honors U.s. Naval Special Warfare Development Group For Service In The Global War On Terror

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs, recently presented a New York State Senate Resolution to the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group for its valiant military service by supporting the Global War on Terror as they were welcomed to Brooklyn and honored by the New York State Police at a reception held at the Bay Ridge Manor.

June 17, 2007

Senator Golden Greets United States Coast Guard On Visit To Floyd Bennett Field

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), pictured here with his son, Patrick and two members of the United States Coast Guard, welcomed a United States Coast Guard helicopter and crew on their recent visit to Floyd Bennett Field as part of the Community and Educational Fair hosted by the National Park Rangers.The fair featured representatives of various city agencies and public service companies. A wide range of topics from fire safety to health were discussed in this afternoon of public community education.

June 13, 2007

Senator Golden Honors Environmental Contest Winners At P.s. 222

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) recently visited Public School 222, where both the first and third grade were winners in the 16th annual “I*MA*GREEN*NATION” Contest, a statewidecompetition that encourages student awareness of environmental issues. The P.S.

June 12, 2007

Senator Golden Advances Legislation To Combat Post Mortem Identity Theft

Senator Marty Golden and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein announced they have introduced legislation (S.6005/A.8836) that would close a loophole that currently allows for the unauthorized use of the image, name and likeness of deceased celebrities without any recourse by the estates to ensure that the wishes of the deceased are complied with or that they are treated with respect and dignity.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

A coalition including the estate of Marilyn Monroe, Ilyasah Shabazz (daughter of Malcolm X), actor Al Pacino,

June 10, 2007

Senator Golden Gets $400 Property Tax Rebate For NYC

State Senator Marty Golden (R,C-Brooklyn) announced the passage of a bill he sponsored to extend the $400 property tax rebate program for New York City homeowners. Senator Golden’s legislation is the cornerstone of Mayor Bloomberg’s 2007 property tax cut plan included in the his State of the City Address.

"Cutting taxes is the single most important thing we can do to help working families make ends meet," said Senator Golden. "This was a priority of mine from day-one, and I am pleased to be able to deliver tax cuts to the hardworking homeowners of our great City.

June 6, 2007

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 5, 2007