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Senator Golden Assists Patrons Who Were Victims Of Consumer Fraud

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that help is available for customers of the recently closed AAA Optical Circle, located at 7214-3rd Avenue, who may have ordered and paid for new glasses. Golden was recently contacted by a resident who filled her eye glass prescription at Optical Circle and order new frames totaling $450, only to shortly thereafter discover the store has closed and no forwarding contact information provided.

January 25, 2008
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Officers Sought By NYS Department Of Corrections

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a formerNew York City Police Officer, is today announcing that the New York StateDepartment of Correctional Services, responsible for overseeing theincarceration and rehabilitation of the convicted criminals of our State,is looking for Correction Officers. This job allows Officers to play a rolein ensuring the safety of the society they live in. It also offers them thechance to work closely with those who have run afoul of the law, providingservices that can aid in the rehabilitation of convicted criminals who are

January 22, 2008
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Golden Hails Real Id Regulations

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), member of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, today enthusiastically supported the final rule establishing minimum security standards for state issued drivers’ licenses and identification cards issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

January 22, 2008
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Senator Golden Fights For Protection Of Free Speech In Foreign Courts

Yesterday, Senator Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) joined Senator Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and Assemblyman Rory I. Lancman (D-Queens) at a press conference at the New York Public Library to support the passage of Senate Bill 6687 – The Libel Terrorism Protection Act.

January 22, 2008
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Dreams Of A New Senior Center To Become A Reality

State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, 22nd District), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today is announcing that a contract has been awarded by the City of New York to build a new senior center in Marine Park and that ground will be broken on the construction this Spring.

January 22, 2008
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Legislation Sponsored To Protect Children From Internet Predators

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Majority Task Force on Critical Choices, is announcing that he has joined his colleagues in the State Senate in a statewide legislative effort to protect children in the internet age, and has sponsored omnibus legislation designed to enhance the safety of all of New York’s children, recommendations of the Senate Majority Task Force on Critical Choices 2007 Report entitled, "Protecting Children in the Internet Age".

The legislation will:

January 22, 2008
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Senator Golden To Propose Legislation Heightening Protection For Foster Children

SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS FOR MORE PROTECTION FOR FOSTER CHILDREN

Following this weekend’s news reports of a former Queens woman who adopted 11 disabled children and proceeded to neglect them, Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will introduce legislation that will verify that children from New York are being adequately cared for even if the legal guardian moves to another state or nation.

January 22, 2008
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Golden Provides Free Income Tax Help To Constituents

State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, 22nd District), has announced that he will again provide, for the 11th year, income tax filing services to senior citizens in his district. Appointments will given every Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from February 7th through April 12th.

January 22, 2008
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Court Date Set For Battle To Save Er Services At Victory Memorial Hospital

[Brooklyn, NY] – The battle to save emergency room and acute care services at the Victory Memorial Hospital site will heat up on January 11, 2008, when Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13), State Senator Marty Golden (R-C) and City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D) square off against the New York State Department of Health (DOH) in the first court hearing of their lawsuit.

January 11, 2008
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Statement By Senator Golden On Gas Pipeline In Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, today is responding to yesterday’s terrorist plot to destroy gaslines and tanks at J.F.K. International Airport, highlighting his continued concerned for the portion of the same gas pipeline which runs through the Bay Ridge neighborhood of his district.

January 1, 2008
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State Tax Commissioner Andrew Eristoff Appears On “Legislative Report With Senator Golden”

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) recently welcomed New York State Taxation and Finance Commissioner Andrew Eristoff as his guest on his weekly television program, "Legislative Report with Senator Golden".

January 1, 2008
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Golden: Governor Spitzer Is Wrong To Derail Javits Center Proposal

Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today denounced the decision of the Empire State Development Corporation to scrap their plans to move forward with an additional 340,000 square feet of convention center space at the Jacob Javits Center.

"Governor Spitzer said himself that he wanted to build a thoroughbred size convention center - and it would be bigger and better than the planned expansion Governor Pataki had proposed," said Senator Marty Golden. "It seems to me that Eliot Spitzer is more concerned with appeasing his ambition rather than the people of this city and state."

December 26, 2007
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Golden Supports Legislation To Combat Computer Crimes Against Children

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), joined the New York State Senate last week in passing legislation, sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I-WF, Rochester) to combat computer crimes against children. The bill (S.1921) establishes a felony offense, Computer Sex Crime, when an offender uses a computer to facilitate and commit a sex crime against a child.

December 26, 2007
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Traffic Relief On The Horizon For Brooklyn And Staten Island Commuters

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), working with Congressman Vito Fossella and other Staten Island lawmakers, is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority will alter traffic patterns headed to and from Staten Island, in an effort to alleviate traffic congestion for commuters of both Brooklyn and Staten Island, caused by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge reconstruction project.

December 26, 2007
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Golden: New York Department Of State Designates Brooklyn Communities As Cease And Desist Zone

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that following a year long effort, working with the community residents and homeowners, the Madison Marine area of Kings County has been extended as part of the non-solicitation area as designated by the New York State Department of State, an area that extends west to Ocean Avenue and south to Emmons Avenue.Due to the numerous complaints of solicitation by real estate brokers, Senator Golden and his staff first met with the Department of State in December, 2006, to discuss the possibility of extend

December 14, 2007
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Senate Passes Judicial Pay Increase Legislation

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined the the New York State Senate yesterday in passing legislation (S.6550), sponsored by Senator John DeFrancisco (R-C-I-WF, Syracuse), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, that provides for increased compensation for judges and justices in New York State and establishes a commission to determine future salary increases and cost of living adjustments."Passing this bill is the right thing to do. The judges of this state have been without a pay raise for much too long," said Senator DeFrancisco.

December 14, 2007
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Victory Memorial Hospital Emergency Room Reprieve

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), Congressman Vito Fossella (R-13th District), and City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-43rd District), today are announcing that the New York State Department of Health has granted a reprieve that will maintain an operational emergency room at Victory Memorial Hospital for an undetermined amount of time, beyond the planned closure scheduled for February 1, 2008 as part of the final recommendations of the Berger Commission.

December 13, 2007
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Senator Golden Makes 2008 NYC Parking Calendar Available

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that his office has made available the 2008 New York City Parking Calendar at his district offices.

The 2008 Parking Calendar features a listing of the 2008 Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspension Calendar for the new year.

December 12, 2007
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