Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) and David Rivel today announced the City Parks Foundation free sports instruction for kids, ages 5-16, offered in Dyker Beach Park, McKinley Park, and Marine Park this summer. Youth are welcome to participate in free golf, and tennis programs this July and August, offered for beginners in each sport as well as for those at intermediate and advanced levels. Those interested in participating can call 718-760-6999 or visit http://www.CityParksFoundation.org"www.CityParksFoundation.org.
The New York State Senate last night passed legislation (S.1263-B), sponsored by Senator Dale Volker (R-C-I, Depew), to impose stiff new penalties on video pirates who use recording devices in movie theaters.Video piracy has a massive $3.5 billion economic impact on the nation’s movie industry, as well as a direct economic impact on the thousands of New Yorkers employed by the filmmaking industry.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging is announcing that the New York State Senate has approved legislation (S. 2449-A) to establish the Coordinating Council For Services Related to Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia in New York State.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veterans Affairs, recently presented a New York State Senate Resolution to the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group for its valiant military service by supporting the Global War on Terror as they were welcomed to Brooklyn and honored by the New York State Police at a reception held at the Bay Ridge Manor.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), pictured here with his son, Patrick and two members of the United States Coast Guard, welcomed a United States Coast Guard helicopter and crew on their recent visit to Floyd Bennett Field as part of the Community and Educational Fair hosted by the National Park Rangers.The fair featured representatives of various city agencies and public service companies. A wide range of topics from fire safety to health were discussed in this afternoon of public community education.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) recently visited Public School 222, where both the first and third grade were winners in the 16th annual “I*MA*GREEN*NATION” Contest, a statewidecompetition that encourages student awareness of environmental issues. The P.S.
Senator Marty Golden and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein announced they have introduced legislation (S.6005/A.8836) that would close a loophole that currently allows for the unauthorized use of the image, name and likeness of deceased celebrities without any recourse by the estates to ensure that the wishes of the deceased are complied with or that they are treated with respect and dignity.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
A coalition including the estate of Marilyn Monroe, Ilyasah Shabazz (daughter of Malcolm X), actor Al Pacino,
State Senator Marty Golden (R,C-Brooklyn) announced the passage of a bill he sponsored to extend the $400 property tax rebate program for New York City homeowners. Senator Golden’s legislation is the cornerstone of Mayor Bloomberg’s 2007 property tax cut plan included in the his State of the City Address.
"Cutting taxes is the single most important thing we can do to help working families make ends meet," said Senator Golden. "This was a priority of mine from day-one, and I am pleased to be able to deliver tax cuts to the hardworking homeowners of our great City.
Brooklyn- A representative of State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), who is in Albany, today read a statement on his behalf at the City Planning Commission’s Public Hearing on the rezoning of the neighborhood of Dyker Heights. The text of the statement is below.
Albany-State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.5517), sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick), that would create the new charge of aggravated vehicular homicide for drunk drivers who kill others. "When you drive a car drunk, that car becomes a weapon that can kill. People are getting killed on the roadways of New York State and the people driving those cars should be charged appropriately," said Senator Marty Golden.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today led State Senate passage of legislation (S. 3441) that will protect nurses from assault on the job, a crime estimated to impact 500,000 individuals annually by the United States Department of Justice. The legislation adds registered nurses and licensed practical nurses to the professions protected under current law which charges those who assault, in an attempt to prevent the performance of duty, with a Class D violent felony.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) recently hosted the contest ceremony for his Senator For A Day Contest at the Knights of Columbus, and is announcing that the winner of the 2007 Senator for a Day Contest is Visitation Academy’s Kara Reilly.
This contest invited local school children of Region 6 and Region 7 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 improvements. The winning essays were judged on content, creativity and presentation.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing his plans to host, with other elected officials, veteran organizations, and civic leaders, Brooklyn’s Support The Troops Rally on Sunday, June 10, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., at the Flagpole in Marine Park located at Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway.The program will feature patriotic music performances, inspirational speeches, the distribution of small American Flags, and "Support Our Troops" posters and lawn signs.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, recently attended the annual Remembrance Ceremony at the Police Officers Memorial, located at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, in honor of the memory and sacrifice of police officers from around New York State who have been slain in the line of duty.The names of more of 1,115 officers are engraved on the Memorial wall. Among them are the names of the 577 officers from the New York City Police Department.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing his allocation of funds through the New York State Senate that will support the operation of both the Skate Park in Owl’s Head Park and the Shore Road Garden Council.
Senator Golden allocated $62,000 to fund Season Playground Associate Salaries in the 2007-2008 State budget.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a supporter of the Brooklyn Council of the Boy Scouts of America, was among those in attendance for the Eagle Scout Project of Peter Porcelli, a Life Scout with Troop 99 of St. Athanasius, on May 20, 2007. Peter Porcelli, in conjunction with the 62nd Precinct Community Affairs Officers, conducted his community service project, entitled "Operation Safe Child", for the rank of Eagle Scout. Over 75 children were registered and entered in the New York State registry, with identification cards issued to the parents.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) joined the New York State Senate yesterday in passage of legislation (S.5892), sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland (R-C, Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, to establish nutrition guidelines for school districts to follow in order to provide students with healthy food choices.