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Senator Golden To Celebrate National Library Week At A Brooklyn School Friday

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be celebrating National Library Week in the Library of Public School 48, located at 6015-18th Avenue in Brooklyn, this coming Friday, April 7, 2006, at 9:30 a.m.

Students will be reading to Senator Marty Golden a book entitled, "My Name is Stilton, Geronimo Stilton." Scholastic Inc. has donated books for each member of the 3rd Grade Class.

The New York State Senate passed a resolution commemorating National Library Week. After the reading, Senator Golden will present P.S.

April 5, 2006
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Golden: World Trade Center Memorial Must Remain Admission Free

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he will be introducing legislation in the New York State Senate to 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.Golden will introduce legislation this week prohibiting the charge of an admission fee following reports last week of the City's intention to charge a fee.

April 4, 2006
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Golden To Motorists: Budget Agreements Will Eliminate $1 E-z Pass Surcharge

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that an agreement reached within the 2006-2007 New York State budget will prohibit agencies that administer E-ZPass in New York State from charging monthly surcharges. Senator Marty Golden co-sponsored legislation in the State Senate, (S.

March 30, 2006
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State Portion Of Sales Tax On Clothing And Shoes Under $110 Gone Forever: Golden Proud To Have Led Charge To See Tax Eliminated For New York Shoppers

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Budget agreement reached last night includes a measure to eliminate the State portion of the sales tax on clothing and shoes under $110 permanently here in New York effective April 1st.State Senator Marty Golden stated, "Consumers have been burdened by the sales tax for too long and our local businesses are suffering because of it. Eliminating the State sales tax is a common sense approach to spurring an unprecedented level of economic growth in communities throughout the State.

March 29, 2006
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Tax Cuts Scheduled In State Budget Agreement

The 2006-07 State budget agreed on by the Senate and Assembly includes substantial tax cuts for working families and businesses totaling over $4 billion.Senator Golden’s efforts to eliminate the sales tax on clothing under $110, reduce property taxes and abolish the marriage penalty will provide relief for the working families of our community. The tax cuts also help the small businesses by encouraging the community to buy locally.

March 29, 2006
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Statement By Senators Frank Padavan, Serphin Maltese, Martin Golden, John Marchi

The budget agreed on by the Legislature represents a tremendous victory for the schools, students, teachers and families of New York City. The budget agreement includes significant increases in funding to improve New York City Schools and ensure that our students receive a sound basic education in state of the art schools.The budget authorizes $11.2 billion over five years for new school construction, exceeding the amounts proposed in related court decisions.

March 29, 2006
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New York, NY—Feb. 24…State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today charged that Cablevision’s proposed development of the West Side Rail Yard would be financed on the backs of New York City taxpayers because Cablevision saves more money each year through an "outdated" real estate tax exemption for Madison Square Garden than it would contribute annually to the MTAunder its West Side proposal.Madison Square Garden, which is owned by Cablevision, pays no real estate tax.

March 27, 2006
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Play Ball...senator Golden Secures Over $60,000 For Local Baseball And Sports Programs

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District), today is announcing that he has secured over $60,000 in the 2007-2008 State Budget to support 26 local baseball and sports programs throughout the neighborhood. The funding has been awarded towards the purchase of supplies and equipment for the various teams.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "As the superstars of the Mets and Yankees are back on the field, wooing the crowds at both Shea and Yankee Stadium, so are the superstars and the talented youth of our community.

March 27, 2006
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Senator Golden Continues To Offer Seniors Opportunities And Information Regarding New Medicare Part D Program

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, in conjunction with My Medicare Matters and the Medicare Rights Center is holding a free registration for Medicare Part D on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the Bay Ridge Manor located at 476-76th Street from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

March 22, 2006
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Health & Safety Workshops Planned For Seniors

Brooklyn- First aid information is valuable for people of all ages, according to health professionals at HealthCare Partners IPA. That’s why HealthCare Partners IPA is joining Senator Martin J. Golden and the American Red Cross to host two free “Health & Safety Workshops” for seniors.

March 22, 2006
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Senator Golden To Honor Local Leaders In Celebration Of Irish Heritage

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is announcing that he will be honoring four local leaders in conjunction with the celebration of Irish Heritage Month tomorrow, Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.

March 22, 2006
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The Hunt For The Golden Egg: Senator Golden To Host Easter Egg Hunts In Community Parks

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), along with the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Parks Task Force and CERT 1 NYC, today are announcing that plans are being made to host three Easter Egg Hunts throughout the community, to offer the children and families of the neighborhood an opportunity to have an enjoyable and fun filled afternoon.The events are scheduled as possible:*April 1st-1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Seth Low Park, Bay Parkway and 75th Street*April 2nd-2:00 p.m.

March 21, 2006
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Golden Hosts Women's History Month Awards Celebration

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden recently hosted a celebration honoring the following women at an event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Women’s History Month at the Bay Ridge Manor.

In his remarks, Senator Golden stated, "During Women's History Month, we celebrate the many accomplishments of our Nation's women. Women are leaders in American business, government, law, science, medicine, the arts, education, and many other fields.

March 20, 2006
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Senator Marty Golden Seeks Community Input To Repair Local Roadways

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), today being the first day of Spring, is announcing that he is seeking community input in an effort to repair local streets and roadways in the coming weeks following the cold and snowy days of winter.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "As the fresh air of Spring is upon us, as we will soon begin to see the flowers bloom, this is the time for us as a community to focus our attention on repairing the condition of the streets on which we live, work and attend school.

March 20, 2006
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Senate Committee Approves Golden Bill To Prevent Installation Of Cell Phone Towers Near N.y.c. Schools

Albany- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate Committee on Local Government has approved legislation this morning which begins the process of regulating the installation of cellular phone towers and antennas in New York City.

Senate Bill 6006 introduced by Senator Golden, seeks to prohibit the erection of cellular towers or antennas within five hundred feet of a school building in New York City.

March 15, 2006
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Senate Committee To Act On Golden Bill To Prevent Installation Of Cell Phone Towers Near N.y.c. Schools

Albany- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate Committee on Local Government anticipates passage of legislation tomorrow, which begins the process of regulating the installation of cellular phone towers and antennas in New York City.

The legislation before the Committee tomorrow, S. 6006 introduced by Senator Golden, seeks to prohibit the erection of cellular towers or antennas within five hundred feet of a school building in New York City.

March 14, 2006
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Senator Golden Honors Brooklyn Native And Pioneering Sports Heroine Gertrude Caroline Ederle

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today in conjunction with the celebration of Women’s History Month, named Brooklyn native Gertrude Caroline Ederle an Historic New York Woman of Distinction. "Gertrude Caroline Ederle helped pave the way for greater equality and became an inspiration for young women across our nation. I am proud to honor Mrs.

March 8, 2006
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Senate Passes School Safety Legislation

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District), a former New York City Police Officer and member of the Senate Education Committee, joined with his colleagues in passing legislation (S.3678), sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland (R-C, Poughkeepsie), that would allow violent or disruptive students to be transferred for disciplinary reasons into a different educational setting that would benefit both them and their classmates."This legislation would permit school officials to transfer violent or severely disruptive students as an alternative disciplinary measure, whil

March 7, 2006
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Senate Passes Drunk Driving Legislation

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden joined the New York State Senate in passing a bill that provides for additional penalties for convictions of drunk or drugged driving where a child under the age of 17 is a passenger. Senator Marty Golden, a former New York City Police Officer stated, "Endangering the welfare of a child by operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol is reprehensible and irresponsible, and therefore, we will not tolerate it.

March 6, 2006
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