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Senator Marty Golden Secures More Than $40 Million Dollars For Two Brooklyn C.u.n.y Schools

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is today announcing that the New York State budget approved by the Legislature allocates record levels of funding for both Brooklyn College and Kingsborough Community College. Senator Golden, working with college administration officials and students, spearheaded the efforts on behalf of these two colleges within the City University of New York.

April 12, 2006
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Golden: New Legislation Will Keep World Trade Center Memorial Admission Free

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that today he will introduce 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 was sparked to introduce this legislation that will prohibit the charge of an admission fee following reports last week of the City's intention to charge a fee.

April 11, 2006
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Senator Golden And Scholastic Inc. Celebrate New York Library Week At P.s. 48 Library

Brooklyn-Senator Martin Golden today met with 3rd Grade students of Public School 48 in the school library to celebrate New York Library Week. To commemorate the celebration, Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, donated a book, entitled "My Name is Stilton, Geronimo Stilton" to every student of the 3rd grade. The students took turns reading to Senator Golden and Senator Golden in turn read "Green Eggs and Ham" to the students at their request."This week is about cultivating a love of reading," said Senator Golden.

April 7, 2006
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Health & Safety Workshop At Bay Ridge Center For Seniors

State Senator Martin J. Golden, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is joined forces with HealthCare Patrners IPA and the American Red Cross and hosted a "Health & Safety Workshop" on Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults.This event included information provided by the American Red Cross about emergency preparedness, and in addition fitness professionals were on hand, offering tips on how to prevent falls in the home.

April 6, 2006
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Golden: Gerritsen Avenue In Need Of Relief From Dangerous Truck Traffic To Improve Quality Of Life

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that he will be requesting that the Department of Transportation install "No Truck Traffic Except Local Deliveries" signs along Gerritsen Avenue in respond to numerous concerns from area residents who are fearful of the speed of the trucks and the damage the trucks are causing to the structural integrity of their homes.

Senator Golden noted that the most complaints stem from the area of Avenue U through Nostrand Avenue along Gerritsen Avenue.

April 6, 2006
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Golden Leads Ribbon Cutting For New York City's Newest N.o.r.c.

Brooklyn-State Senator Marty Golden, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, with representatives of the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults, Lutheran Medical Center and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, and Assemblyman Matthew Mirones, will hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome New York City’s newest N.O.R.C. (Naturally Occuring Retirement Community), at Shore Hill Senior Housing, 9000 Shore Road in Brooklyn.

April 6, 2006
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Easter Egg Hunt In Brooklyn Saturday

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, with CERT 1 NYC, will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at McKinley Park in Brooklyn located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn.

Beyond searching for Easter Eggs, the event will include music and games, face painting, clowns and a potato sack race for the children. Volunteers from CERT 1 NYC will hide over 1,000 candy filled Easter Eggs throughout the Park.

April 5, 2006
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Essay Contest Finalists To Compete For Title "senator For A Day"

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that he has selected the finalists in his 4th Annual "State Senator For A Day" essay contest.This contest invited local school children of District 20, District 21 and District 22 to write essays no more than 250-words which began with the phrase, "If I were a State Senator for A Day...". Throughout the essay, the students write about issues facing the community such as public safety, park improvements, educational needs, and traffic concerns.

April 5, 2006
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Senator Golden To Lead Ribbon Cutting For New York City's Newest N.o.r.c.

Brooklyn-State Senator Marty Golden, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, with representatives of the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults, Lutheran Medical Center and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and welcome to Brooklyn, New York City’s newest N.O.R.C. (Naturally Occuring Retirement Community), at an event tomorrow, Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 12:00 p.m. to be held at Shore Hill Senior Housing, 9000 Shore Road in Brooklyn.

April 5, 2006
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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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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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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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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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