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Senate Passes Tough Bill To Crack Down On Possession Of A Single Illegal Firearm

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would make it a felony, and require jail time, for possession of a single illegal loaded firearm."By elevating the penalty for the possession of an illegal firearm, and ensuring those found guilty face jail time instead of probation, this bill will help to eliminate illegal guns off of New York's streets," Senator Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer said.

June 23, 2006
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Senator Golden Offers $1000 Reward To Help Find Brooklyn Flag Burners

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Marine Park) today is offering a $1000 reward for anyone who has information that will lead to the arrest of the vandals who burned American flags on eight homes in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn.Senator Marty Golden stated, "As we approach the celebration of our Nation’s independence this July 4th, some vandal has defied our freedoms, our rights and our liberties by setting fire to the American Flag.

June 23, 2006
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Golden Join Senate In Final Passage Of Two Important Pieces Of Public Safety Legislation

Albany- The New York State Senate this week passed important pieces of public safety legislation S.8441 and S.8446, that will eliminate the statue of limitations for rape victims and that will expand the DNA database in New York.Senate Bill 8441 will eliminate the statute of limitations for rape victims and extend the civil statute of limitations, from one year to five years. Senate Bill 8446 will expand the DNA database by including DNA samples from criminals convicted of all felonies and the most common misdemeanors.

June 22, 2006
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Senator Golden Statement On 68th Precinct Council Elections

“As a former New York City Police Officer, I know how important a role the precinct community council plays in fostering a great relationship between the police and the community. I applaud thenew council officers and wish them luck as they begin their term of office. I look forward to continuing to work with them and awarding State funding to support their operations and outreach efforts.”-30-

June 21, 2006
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State Senate Passes Legislation: World Trade Center Memorial On Track To Be Admission Free

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C Brooklyn) is announcing that the full body of the State Senate today has passed legislation in which he introduced that will ensure that the World Trade Center Memorial remains free of an admission fee to all who will come to reflect and remember the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as to pay tribute to the lives taken that morning.

June 21, 2006
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Senator Golden To Present "dancing Under The Stars"

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today is announcing a summer series of events billed as "Dancing Under the Stars" and is inviting local senior citizens to participate in these fun-filled evenings.

This summer series will include four evenings of dance and entertainment beginning this Friday, June 23, at Shore Road Park, located at 79th Street and Shore Road, at 7:00 p.m.

June 20, 2006
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Golden's Legislation Expands Disability Coverage For Police Officers And Firefighters

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has approved legislation, S. 4458-D, that expands the provisions of the "heart bill" and makes it applicable to police officers and firefighters who have become disabled as a result of a stroke.

Golden, who sponsored the legislation in the State Senate, stated, "We have adjusted this law to properly assist New York’s Finest and New York’s Bravest.

June 20, 2006
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Golden And Senate Approve Drunk Driving Legislation

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate and approved legislation designed to crack down on drunk driving by increasing the penalties for DWI offenders with extremely high blood alcohol content (BAC), ensuring that repeat DWI offenders are kept off the road, and increasing the penalties for drunk drivers who kill others. The bill reflects an agreement with the State Assembly."The Department of Criminal Justice Services estimates that the average drunk driver commits this crime once every four or five nights.

June 19, 2006
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Golden Leads Senate Passage Of Death Penalty Legislation

The New York State Senate has passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) that will reinstate the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers. The Senate also passed a bill, sponsored by Senator Dale Volker (R-C-I, Depew) that would amend the state’s death penalty law to fix a provision that was ruled invalid by the state Court of Appeals. Senate action on the legislation was announced yesterday at a Capitol news conference where Senate Majority Leader Joseph L.

June 14, 2006
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Golden: Gov't Workers Earn Top Grade

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden last week honored government workers from throughout his Brooklyn district for doing an outstanding job and for going above their call of duty to serve the community at an awards ceremony held at the Bay Ridge Manor.

June 12, 2006
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Golden Leads Brooklyn As They Gather To Support Our Troops

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden hosted Brooklyn’s Support The Troops Rally yesterday, Sunday, June 11, 2006, in John Paul Jones Park, 4th Avenue and 101st Street in Brooklyn. The program featured patriotic music performances, inspirational speeches, the distribution of "Support Our Troops" posters and lawn signs. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Eagle Scout Peter Inga of Troop 99 of the Boy Scouts of America, St. Athanasius Parish.

June 12, 2006
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Senator Golden Welcomes Brooklyn Firefighters To Albany

Albany- State Senator Martin Golden with members of the New York City Fire Department on a visit to the State Capitol in Albany this week.Senator Marty Golden hosted a lunch for the Kings County members of the New York City Fire Department.  Unifored Firefighters Association President Stephen Cassidy accompanied the firefighters on their visit to Senator Golden.

June 7, 2006
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Senator Golden Urges Local School Children To Get Hooked On Reading This Summer

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing the kickoff of his "Summertime Reading Safari" program and is inviting local school children to take part in this special activity designed to encourage reading over the summer season.

June 7, 2006
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State Senator Natalie Vantuyn For A Day

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) this week welcomedn Senator For A Day contest winner Natalie Vantuyn, of I.S. 30’s Class 600, to the State Capitol in Albany to be honored in the New York State Senate Chamber and to view the legislative session in action.

The winner of the contest was Natalie Vantuyn, of I.S. 30’s Class 600. Natalie discussed numerous issues in her essay which she would tackle as Senator including reducing the overcrowding in classrooms.

June 6, 2006
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Senate Passes Bill Providing Property Tax Breaks For Disabled

Albany- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, joined his colleagues today in passing legislation that would provide real property tax relief on properties owned by persons with disabilities on limited incomes.The bill (S.5734-A) would authorize local governments to increase the maximum income eligibility limit under the Disabled Real Property Tax Exemption program from $24,000 to $26,000, and in one thousand dollar increments annually until 2009, when the income requirement will be $29,000.Senator Mar

June 5, 2006
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Do You Know Which Websites Your Children Are Visiting?

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will host a town hall meeting on Cyber Safety on Thursday, June 15, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Grace School in the Father Cutrone Gymnasium located at 385 Avenue W in Brooklyn.

The meeting will focus on protecting young adults from the dangers of the internet. Do you know which websites your children are visiting? Do you know what information your children are sharing on-line? Parents may not be the only ones keeping a watchful eye on your child’s activities.

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June 5, 2006
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Singing Toad Fish Infest Brooklyn Neighborhood

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today has written to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation urging an investigation in and around the 69th Street Pier in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, in an effort to determine the origination of a humming sound believed to be caused by a large concentration of Oyster Toadfish.

For more than a year, residents of the area have made unresolved noise complaints to both the offices of Senator Golden and Community Board 10.

June 2, 2006
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Mayor Endorses Senator Golden’s Efforts To Stiffen Penalties For Crimes Against The Elderly In New York

City Hall- 101-year old Rose Morat and 85-year-old Solange Elizee, both victims of brutal beatings, this past Friday, met Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Aging Commissioner Edwin-Mendez Santiago, and Senate Aging Committee Chairman Senator Marty Golden to discuss legislative efforts to combat elder abuse at City Hall. At the meeting, Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged his support for this bill to become law.

June 1, 2006
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In An Emergency, Do You Know What To Do?

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, and a founding member of CERT 1 NYC and the Brooklyn South CERT, will team up with the American Red Cross in Greater New York and the New York City Office of Emergency Management, to offer a presentation entitled, "In an EMERGENCY, Do You Know What To Do?".The event will be held on Friday, June 9, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center located at 3302 Avenue U (East 33rd Street) in Brooklyn.

May 31, 2006
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Senator Golden Informs Seniors Of Housing Opportunity

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, is advising local seniors of a housing opportunity at the Pope John Paul II Senior Apartments.

Beginning May 29, 2006, the Progress of Peoples Management Corporation of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens opened the waiting list for Pope John Paul II Senior Apartments, and are making available applications.

May 30, 2006
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