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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 23, 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 22, 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 16, 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 16, 2006
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Friends Of The Ronald Mcdonald House Of Long Island

New Hyde Park (September 29, 2006) – September 29, 2006 is a milestone for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. It marks the day the House opened its doors for the very first time in 1986.

Founding Board Member, Lyn Jurick, had a vision more than 20 years ago that resulted in construction of "The House That Love Built" steps away from Long Island Jewish Medical Center, now known as North Shore/LIJ Health Systems.

October 12, 2006
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Armed Forces 10-13 Parade: Brooklyn To Honor 10 Wounded Soliders From Walter Reed Hospital

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Armed Forces 10-13 Parade which will honor 10 Wounded Soldiers from Walter Reed Hospital on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 11:00 a.m.The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders will be marching plus many other special guests & athletes. The Parade Route is from 87th Street down 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge ending at John Paul Jones Park on 4th Avenue and 101st Street where the official ceremony will be held.

October 9, 2006
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Senator Golden To Host Dmv Mobile Outreach Program

Brooklyn-State Senator Martin J.Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is announcing that he has made arrangements with Commissioner Nancy A. Naples of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to co-host the DMV Mobile Outreach Program at his district office in October.The DMV Mobile Outreach Program will be at Senator Golden’s District Office located at 7403-5th Avenue on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

October 9, 2006
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Senator Marty Golden Celebrates Mid-autumn Festival

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden recently made a special visit to Shore Hillto celebrate the Mid-Autum Festival. Senator Golden and his staff and volunteers distributed moon cakes to all.Senator Golden's remarks are below."Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Oct 6will be the mid-Autumn Festival in the Lunar calender. I hope you enjoy the Mooncakes which symbolizes family reunion. The Chinese American Partnership will distribute with me, mooncakes and gift items to the elderly centers in our district, to celebrate mid-autumn festival.

October 6, 2006
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Senator Marty Golden Meets With Head Of The Women's Breast Center Maimonides Medical Center's Dr. Patrick Borgen

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) recently met with Dr. Patrick I. Borgen, the Chief of Breast Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he heads the Women’s Breast Center at the newly built Maimonides Cancer Center.

Recruited from Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Borgen was Chief, Breast Service; Head, Breast Cancer Research Laboratory; and Director, Breast Cancer Disease Management Team at Memorial. He is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Cornell University Medical College.

September 26, 2006
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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) is urging any New Yorker with concerns about breast cancer are urged to call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at 800-877-8077. For 26 years this program has been offering information and emotional support to women. Men and their families. Trained volunteers who are all breast cancer survivors staff the hotline.

September 20, 2006
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Senator Golden To Host Special Education Fair For Community's Children

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) is today announcing that he will be hosting a special education fair for families and students of School District 20, 21 ad 22 on Saturday, October 14, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Marine & Academic Center Rotunda at Kingsborough Community College located at 2001 Oriental Boulevard in Brooklyn.

Dr. Rebecca H. Cort, Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Vocational Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities will be a featured speaker.

September 19, 2006
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City Parks Foundation Launches Free City Parks Seniors Fitness In Brooklyn With Funds And Support From Senator Martin Golden

Brooklyn- City Parks Foundation and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is pleased to announce the start of its Autumn 2006 free CityParks Seniors Fitness program, which will offer tennis lessons, yoga instruction, bike trips, and fitness walking for seniors in Marine Park. Senator Golden secured funding necessary to offer seniors in Brooklyn the opportunity to learn new fitness activities, with free instruction and equipment during the autumn season.

September 18, 2006
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Senate To Act On "timothy's Law" To Provide Mental Health Parity

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will join in his colleagues in the New York State Senate today in acting on "Timothy’s Law," sponsored by Senator Tom Libous (R-C, Binghamton), to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illnesses. The legislation would require insurance companies to cover most mental illnesses and would require coverage for a broad range of mental illnesses and conditions specifically related to children.

September 14, 2006
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