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Golden Applauds Cuny Chancellor's Swift Action To Halt Naming Of Cuny Student Center

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today is applauding the decision of Chancellor Matthew Goldstein to enforce the regulations of the City University of New York and urge the dismantling of an inappropriate sign naming the community and student center after "Guillermo Morales and Assata Shakur".

December 12, 2006
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Senator Marty Golden Hosts Christmas And New Year's Celebration

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting a joint community Christmas and New Year celebration, in conjunction with Chinese Radio NY, at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601-80th Street, on Sunday, December 17, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event and program will feature a seasonal celebration including a chorus performance, as well as solo performances by professional singers and dancers, raffles and gifts. Santa Claus will be making a special visit from the North Pole to see the students and families.

December 8, 2006
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Golden Town Hall Meeting To Focus On Education

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Education, is today announcing that he will be hosting an Education Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at Public School 205 at 6701 20th Avenue in Brooklyn.

Senator Marty Golden will be joined by Region 7 Instructional Superintendent Dorita Gibson and Region 7 Deputy Superintendent Dr. Laura Feijoo .

December 5, 2006
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Golden Testifies At Senate Health Committe In Support Of Victory Memorial Hospital

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, yesterday testified before the New York State Senate Health Committee hearing in Albany, in opposition to a report of theStateCommission on Health Care Facilitiesin the 21st Century,that recommends that Brooklyn's Victory Memorial Hospital be closed.

December 2, 2006
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Rep. Fossella, Sen. Golden & Cb 10 Chair Eaton Call For Action To Resolve Homeless Problem In Bay Ridge

[Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13), Senator Marty Golden and Community Board 10 Chairman Craig Eaton today called on the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to send outreach teams to Bay Ridge to help homeless individuals congregating at several sites throughout the community.The call for action comes in response to a recent survey conducted by Community Board 10 that found homeless individuals congregating at eight sites in Bay Ridge.

December 1, 2006
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Senator Golden And Santa Claus To Light Gravesend Community Christmas Tree

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will be host a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and holiday celebration in preparation for the upcoming Christmas and holiday season on Monday, December 4, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. At Lady Moody Square Park, at Avenue U and Van Sicklen Street.

The celebration will feature traditional carolers, hot cocoa, candy canes and a special visit from Santa Claus. Local school children have been invited to perform at the event.

December 1, 2006
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Senator Marty Golden And Lutheran Medical Center Offer Free Flu Shots To Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with Lutheran Medical Center, will offer 100 free flu shots to the community on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street. Senator Marty Golden stated, "I was proud to partner with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York to make available the flu vaccination to this community at no cost in early November. It is so important that everyone who should get a flu shot does in fact get the vaccination.

November 30, 2006
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President Bush Honors Cert 1 NYC

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer and a founding member of CERT 1 NYC is announcing that an event is planned for Monday, December 4, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476-76th Street in Brooklyn, to publicly recognize CERT 1 NYC’s receipt of the President’s Call to Service Award, the nation’s highest volunteer award. The event will also honor CERT 1 NYC President Lou Trimboli. Founding members will also receive special recognition as well at "CERT NIGHT".

November 30, 2006
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Christmas Tree To Be Lit By Senator Golden

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting a ceremony to light a Christmas Tree tomorrow night, Friday, December 1, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. at McKinley Park located at 75th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway.The event will feature a special visit from Santa Claus, hot chocolate, cookies and musical entertainment. The Christmas Tree and lights are courtesy of Senator Marty Golden.

November 30, 2006
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Senator Marty Golden Responds To Recommendation To Close Victory Memorial Hospital

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging, issued a letter today asking for the State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century to reconsider the recommendation to close Victory Memorial Hospital located inBrooklyn.  Senator Golden is working with local elected officials, including Congressman Vito Fossella, Assemblyman Matthew Mirones and City Councilman Vincent Gentile, to address the issue and to urge a reconsideration of this recommendation.The text of the letter is below.

November 28, 2006
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Aging Committee Chairman Golden Reminds Seniors That Period To Change Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Is Now

Brooklyn- Seniors who did not sign up for a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan, or those who want to change plans, have an opportunity to do so penalty free during the six week period which began Nov. 15th and continues through Dec. 31st.This period is an "open enrollment window" during which seniors and disabled can take another look at their drug coverage, and change it if they want to. People who are satisfied with their current plan will be automatically re-enrolled unless they want to make a change.

November 27, 2006
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Golden Statement On Court Of Appeals Ruling On Civil Confinement Of Sex Offenders

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today issued the following statement on the New York State Court of Appeals ruling overturning Governor Pataki’s civil confinement of sex offenders policy:

Senator Marty Golden "I am appalled, as should all New Yorkers be, that the State’s highest court has let the people down and have endangered the public safety of all citizens. Sexual predators pose a threat to society and this is a matter that must be addressed immediately.

November 22, 2006
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Senator Golden And Santa Claus To Light Up Community With Christmas Trees

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will be hosting a series of Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies and holiday celebrations throughout the community in preparation for the upcoming Christmas and holiday season and is inviting all community residents to participate and to get into the spirit.

Each celebration will feature traditional carolers, hot cocoa, candy canes and a special visit from Santa Claus. Local school children have been invited to perform at each event.

November 21, 2006
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Golden To Host Transportation Town Hall

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting a town hall meeting on transportation issues next week, Monday, November 13, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

November 6, 2006
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Mayor Bloomberg And City Parks Foundation Announce Construction Of First-ever Cityparks Junior Golf Center

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced construction of the new and nationally unique $6 million CityParks Junior Golf Center, in Dyker Beach Park in Brooklyn. The facility will have a six-hole course, driving range, and practice facility with free golf instruction. The Center, available to those ages 5 through 17 and their accompanying parents and guardians, is expected to open in September, 2007.

November 1, 2006
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Councilman Oddo And Senator Golden Join Forces To Bring $25,000 To Amico

New York, NY – New York City Council Minority Leader James S. Oddo (R-Brooklyn/Staten Island) and New York State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) announced today that they have allocated $25,000 to the American Italian Coalition of Organizations (AMICO) as part of the City Council’sImmigrant Opportunities Initiative.The funding will be utilized by the AMICO Senior Center to provide weekly English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for new immigrants.

October 31, 2006
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Public School 229 Set To Expand To Pre-k To 8

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Education, announced at a meeting last night of the Parent Teacher Association of Public School 229, that the school is set to expand to Pre-K to 8th Grade by September 2009, with the building of an extension which will house an additional 600 students.

The project will enter the design phase immediately and will be completed by Summer 2007. Construction will begin in September 2007 and occupancy of the building by students will happen by September 2009.

October 24, 2006
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Senator Golden To Host Halloween Treat For Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, with the Bay Ridge Bensonhurst Parks Task Force, will host a special Halloween celebration, "The 2006 Haunted Halloween Walk and Fair", on Tuesday, October 31st, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park located at 68th Street and Colonial Road.

October 23, 2006
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Senator Golden Announces Donation Of Computers To Two Brooklyn Schools

Brooklyn – Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced that St. Patrick’s School and Our Lady of Grace School both of Brooklyn will receive a total of 20 refurbished computers to support the schools’ educational programs. The computers were made available through a state program administered by the New York Power Authority (NYPA).“Computers are an essential resource in today’s technology driven learning environment,” said Senator Golden. “The donation of these computers will help our young students at St.

October 17, 2006
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City Agencies To Meet With Senator Golden And Community At Town Hall

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden is encouraging all residents of Bay Ridge to attend an upcomingTown Hall meeting to be held on Thursday,October 26, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the Card Room at Shore Hill, an affiliate of Lutheran Medical Center, located at 9000 Shore Road. Senator Golden and members of his staff, will be joined by representatives from the 68th Precinct, the New York City Fire Department, the Department of Sanitation, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Environmental Protection.

October 17, 2006
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