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Senator Golden: Dyker Heights Zoning Proposal Certified By Department Of City Planning

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today issued the following statement:"Today was another historic day as it relates to the future of zoning in the community of Dyker Heights. The City Planning Commission has certified the plans put forth to down zone Dyker Heights and insure that the character and integrity of the neighborhood is maintained for years to come.

March 26, 2007
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Golden Joins Passage Of Respect For Fallen Heroes Act

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee of Homeland Security, Veteran and Military Affairs, is today announcing that he joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving legislation (S. 56), that would establish the crime of demonstrating at cemeteries under the control of a governmental entity as well as the crime of disturbing a funeral or memorial service.

March 26, 2007
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Senator Golden Hosts "Brooklyn Elected Officials"

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden recently hosted an episode of Brooklyn Community Access Television’s "Brooklyn Elected Officials". 5th Avenue Board of Trade President Basil Capetanakis and 5th Avenue Business Improvement District Director James Clark were Senator Golden’s guests.The show featured a discussion surrounding the development and the current status of the newly created 5th Avenue Business Improvement District.

March 26, 2007
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Golden Statement On Local Ambulance Service Changes

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement on the April 1, 2007 scheduled changes that will effect local ambulance service:

"It is with great disappointment that we learn of the discontinuation of Emergency Medical Service ambulance tours as provided by Victory Memorial Hospital effective this Sunday.

March 26, 2007
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Senators Launch Major Effort To Ensure School Bus Safety In The Wake Of Shocking Daily News Revelations

Senator Martin Golden (R, C-Brooklyn) and New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo (R, Merrick) are announcing that they advancing two bills designed to better ensure the safety and security of children across the State who ride school buses every day.

March 23, 2007
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Senator Golden Re-appointed To Port Security Task Force

The Senate Majority Task Force on Port Security announced it’s reformation this week and Senator Marty Golden (Brooklyn) will once again hold an active role in addressing the need to improve security at Coastal Waterways in New York’s Port facilities.“New York City is a prime target for those who seek to harm our interests and the well-being of our residents,” said Senator Marty Golden.

March 21, 2007
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Senator Golden Hosts Senior Breakfast In Marine Park

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden recently hosted a senior breakfast with more than one hundred members of the senior citizen organizations of the following parishes, Good Shepherd, Resurrection and St. Columba.Issues discussed included safety, taxes and housing. Senator Golden also discussed his efforts as Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee to reduce the cost of prescription drugs here in New York State.

March 20, 2007
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Senate Budget Increases School Aid By $514 Million

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving it’s 2007-08 State budget plan for education that adds $358 million in school aid, which generates over $514 million on a school year basis, to the Governor’s school aid package to ensure a fair distribution of school aid to districts throughout the State. The budget represents the largest school aid increase in the history of New York.

March 19, 2007
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Senator Golden Invites Nominees For "women Of Distinction"

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction." The Senate will honor distinguished women from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception on June 5th, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of an exhibit proclaiming their special contributions.

March 19, 2007
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Senator Golden Statement On Caravan For Kids

Senator Marty Golden today issued the followed statement on the Caravan For Kids Campaign planned visit to his Brooklyn District Office:“Thank you for coming by my office during the Caravan for Kids. I want you to know that insuring a quality education for our children is something that is very important to me.

March 17, 2007
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Public Gives A Big Thumbs-up To Senate Majority Bill Imposing Stiffer Penalties For Attacks On Seniors

The Senate Majority’s proposed bill (S. 3684 - Golden) that would impose tougher penalties on individuals who brutally assault senior citizens received a tremendous vote of public confidence today in a new America Online Poll (AOL.com). The introduction of the bill followed the recent vicious attacks on Queens residents 101-year-old Rose Morat and 85-year-old Solange Elizee. The following question was posed today on the AOL.com website, and the results as of 4:15 p.m. are posted below: New York may make an assault on anyone over 70 a felony. Your view?

March 15, 2007
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New Proposal To Impose Stiffer Penalties For Attacks On Elderly New Yorkers Introduced By Senator Golden

Senate Committee on Aging Chairman Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced legislation that will impose tougher penalties for physical assaults on senior citizens. The announcement follows the recent vicious attack on Rose Morat, a 101-year-old Queens woman who was mugged on her way to church. The same attacker is also suspected of beating and mugging 85-year-old Solange Elizee just a half hour later.

March 13, 2007
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New Senate Proposal Will Empower Governor Spitzer To Pick Education Commissioner

State Senator Martin J. Golden(R-C, Brooklyn) joined colleagues in the New York State Senate this week in sponsoring legislation to reform and improve accountability within New York’s public education system by empowering the Governor to appoint the Commissioner of Education.This reform would enable voters across New York to hold the State’s top elected official -- the Governor -- accountable for the performance of the public school system.

March 11, 2007
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Senators Issue Urgent Call To Track New York's Missing Sex Offenders

Members of the New York State Senate Majority Conference today called on Governor Eliot Spitzer to implement a three-point plan within the next sixty days to help identify the whereabouts of the more than 1,000 convicted sex offenders who have failed to comply with address verification requirements.

March 7, 2007
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Assemblyman Steven Englebright And Senator Martin Golden Join Forces To Push A Package Of Bills To Address Growing Issues Related To Alzheimer’s Disease

Albany, NY – New York Assembly member Steven Englebright and Senator Martin Golden, chairs, respectively of the committees on aging in their houses, said their committees would today approve a series of bills dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

March 6, 2007
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Senator Golden Joins Legend Albert King For Winter Basketball Camp Sponsored By Forest City Ratner

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) recently attended a winter summer basketball camp sponsored by Forest City Ratner Companies and the Nets hosted at St. Ephrem’s which was offered over the winter vacation free of charge.

The camp featured a special visit from former Fort Hamilton High School basketball legend and retired Nets staf Albert King who was born in Brooklyn. Mr. King’s best days as a basketball player came as a member of the New Jersey Nets but he learned the game in Brooklyn. Mr.

March 6, 2007
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Senator Golden Restores Bus Service For Local Students

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has assisted in the restoration of adequate school bus service for more than twenty students of Good Shepherd School living in Gerritsen Beach and the Sheepshead Bay section of his district.During the last week of January, Senator Golden received numerous phone calls from parents of Good Shepherd School concerning yellow bus service, having had been advised that the bus service provided to their children would be shortened.

March 5, 2007
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Making College Education More Affordable

With such an importance being placed on having the skills necessary to compete in today’s knowledge-based economy, obtaining a college degree has never been more critical. However, educating our students should not break the family budget.

March 2, 2007
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Senator Golden's Push Leads To Agreement Keeping Sexual Predators In Civil Confinement

Senator Marty Golden (R,C-Brooklyn) joined Governor Eliot Spitzer in an agreement to keep sexual predators under civil confinement after their prison sentences are over. Senator Golden announced that the State Senate and Assembly are expected to pass civil commitment legislation in early March."This agreement is a tremendous achievement that will save lives, protect our children and keep our neighborhoods safer from dangerous sexual predators," said Senator Marty Golden.

March 1, 2007
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Senator Golden Delivers Senate Passage Of Wtc Accidental Death Benefit Bill

Albany- The New York State Senate gave final passage of a bill (S.2509-A.4697) sponsored by Brooklyn Senator Marty Golden that will ensure accidental death benefits for first responders to the World Trade Center attack. “This bill makes the necessary corrections to the 2005 law that ensure our first responders, that risked their lives to save others, have the necessary accidental death benefits,” said Senator Golden. “As a former New York City Police Officer, I know that these families are counting on our support to aid them and their families financially.

March 1, 2007
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