[Brooklyn, NY] – Three Brooklyn lawmakers today called on the New York State Assembly to convene a special session to consider legislation restoring the death penalty in New York State.The call for action comes from Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13), State Senator Marty Golden and City Council Minority Leader James Oddo just days after the cold-blooded shooting of two NYPD officers during a routine traffic stop in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced a special block party in honor of the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" at a press conference held at The Bookmark Shoppe located at 8415 Third Avenue in Brooklyn.
Senator Golden was joined by area merchants, event sponsors and costumed fans at the announcement. The Harry Potter Midnight Bash is scheduled for July 20th. The event will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is criticizing the decision of the National Parks Service that selected the California based Hornblower to operate ferry service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.Senator Golden stated, "The federal government’s decision to select California based Hornblower and at the same removing a local, New York based company, to operate one of the most famous of New York’s attractions is a mistake.
Brooklyn- Members of the New York State Majority Conference including Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today called on the State Assembly to immediately join the Senate in passing legislation (S.391), sponsored by Senator Cathy Young (R-I-C, Olean), to expand the definition of a drug to include glue sniffing or aerosol inhalation within the grounds for drug-impaired driving.The urgent call comes in response to a State Court of Appeals ruling that asserted New York lawmakers must tackle the problem of inhaling, or "huffing" glue or aerosols when it comes to cases inv
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) speaking yesterday at the ribbon cutting ceremony officially reopening the bike and pedestrian path along Shore Road in Brooklyn, praised the reconstruction and urged the implementation of the plan to develop a bike and pedestrian pathway across the Verrazano Bridge as the necessary next step.Senator Golden stated, "The bike and pedestrian path had significantly deteriorated over the years, and the partnership formed with the City of New York, Congressman Vito Fossella, the Parks Department and the Department of
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.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), a member of the State Senate Committee on Education, yesterday hosted his "2007 Teacher of the Year" awards ceremony in recognition of outstanding educators from throughout the community in District 20, 21 and 22. Senator Golden invited each school to selected from their faculty a teacher that has distinguished themselves throughout the past academic year.
Senator Marty Golden, in his remarks stated, "Our students will be forever affected by you and the lessons you have taught them.
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.
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.
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) 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) 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.