Statement From Senator Marty Golden

The Brooklyn jury that convicted Ronell Wilson for murdering two New York City Police Officers last month on two counts of murder, along with robbery, carjacking and firearms charges made an appropriate decision today by imposing the death penalty.As the state Senate sponsor of legislation (S.319) to reinstate the death penalty for the intentional murder of a police officer, I am working towards a tough law that is Constitutional and represents an application of justice commensurate with the crime.It is time to rewrite New York State statute to provide greater protections to

January 30, 2007

Senator Golden, Assemblyman Gianaris And Unsung Heroes Announce Legislation

New York- Senator Martin Golden (R,C-Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) appeared at Ground Zero yesterday announcing legislation to establish a 9/11 Workers Memorial within the World Trade Center Memorial Museum.

January 29, 2007

Senator Golden, Senate Aging Committee Chairman, To Host Senior Citizen Town Hall Meeting

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today is announcing that he will be hosting a Senior Citizen Town Hall Meeting on Friday, February 9, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Community Service Center located at 6935-4th Avenue (corner of Ovington Avenue, side of Bethlehem Lutheran Church).

Senator Marty Golden will be discussing neighborhood issues as well as his Aging Committee legislative agenda as being developed in Albany for this legislative session.

January 29, 2007

Senator Golden Hosts Pizza Party At P.s. 207

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) on Friday hosted a pizza party for members of the P.S. 207 Glee Club.

The P.S. 207 Glee Club performed at Senator Golden’s inauguration ceremony held last week. In appeciation for their outstanding efforts, their talent and their success, Senator Golden treated the students to a pizza party. The students were also given a Certificate of Appreciation from Senator Golden.Senator Marty Golden stated, "I applaud and thank the P.S. 207 Glee Club for their participation and for their performance at my inauguration.

January 29, 2007

New York State Corrections Department Recruiting New Officers

Brooklyn-State Senator Martin J. Golden (22nd District) has announced today that the New York State Department of Correctional Services is looking for willing individuals that would like to pursue a career in law enforcement. Accordingly, under the auspices of the New York State Department of Civil Service, a new examination will be held on April 14, 2007. The filing deadline for this examination is February 26, 2007.A Correction Officer Trainee's starting salary is currently $34,329 per year.

January 25, 2007

Congressman Fossella And Senator Golden Announce Agreement For Full Renovation Of The 86th Street Subway Station

Fulfilling a pledge to the people of Bay Ridge, Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13) and Senator Marty Golden today announced that they have reached agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to perform a comprehensive renovation of the 86th Street subway station. Under the agreement, Fossella will provide $6.68 million in federal funding towards the project and Golden will provide $2 million in State funding. The MTA will also contribute to the improvement of the antiquated station, which was built in 1916.

January 25, 2007

New Autism School Opening In February

(Brooklyn, NY)— You hear it again and again—the incidence of autism is on the rise. In fact, according to the latest statistics, 1 in 166 children are diagnosed with autism and reported cases are growing at a rate of 10-17% each year.With all these children needing services, HeartShare Human Services of New York is proud to be responding to the needs of the community by opening its new HeartShare School. This program is for school-age children with autism and mental retardation from all five boroughs. Located at St.

January 24, 2007

Golden Committee Assignments Announced: Reappointed As Chairman Of Senate Aging Committee For Third Time

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing his committee assignments for the new 2007 legislative year, highlighting his reappointment by Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno to serve as the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee.

January 22, 2007

State Senator Golden: Prohibit B.a.s.e. Jumping In NYC

State Senator Marty Golden will introduce legislation ending the reckless act of B.A.S.E. jumping from any building, bridge, antenna or similar structure in the City of New York."It’s time to end the reckless acts B.A.S.E. jumpers that endanger public safety," said Brooklyn Senator Marty Golden (R,C-Brooklyn).

January 18, 2007

Senator Golden To Take Oath Of Office For Third Term

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will take the oath of office as he begins his third term as the State Senator representing New York’s 22nd District, at a public ceremony and reception to be held on Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street in Brooklyn. Judge Matthew D’Emic, Justice of the Supreme Court, will administer the oath of office to Senator Marty Golden. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes will deliver the keynote address.

January 15, 2007

Rep. Fossella & Sen. Golden: Judge's Ruling Barring Hospital Closures Will Help In Fight To Preserve Victory Memorial

[Washington, D.C.] - Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13) and Senator Marty Golden today declared that a State Supreme Court Judge's ruling that temporarily blocks New York State from closing any hospitals will give the community additional time to develop a plan of action to preserve Victory Memorial.The lawmakers said the temporary restraining order issued this week by Judge Mary Ann Brigantti-Hughes will give the community and local leaders more time to explore new partnerships to keep Victory Memorial Hospital open.Fossella said, "This decision gives us a grea

January 5, 2007

Golden Survey Yields Roadway Repairs For Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that his community pothole survey and roadway repair has yielded positive results for the neighborhood and is applauding the efforts and attention of the Department of Transportation.Senator Marty Golden stated, "On a regular basis, I ask and encourage local residents to report roadway conditions that need improvement on their blocks, in their commute or in their daily routine.

January 3, 2007

Senator Golden Announces Important New Laws To Take Effect January 1st

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is highlighting some new state laws that will take effect on January 1, 2007.Empire State Child Tax Credit In 2007, a taxpayer will be allowed a personal income tax credit equal to one-third of the federal child tax credit for children between the ages of four and seventeen, saving New York parents $600 million in 2007."The Empire State Child Tax Credit gives assistance directly to parents, helping them meet the rising costs of classroom supplies and educational materials," said Senator Golden.

December 29, 2006

Senator Golden Arranges For Metrocard Bus At Community Office

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled a visit of the Metro Card Bus to his Bay Ridge District Office located at 7403-5th Avenue.The Metro Card Bus will be at Senator Golden’s office on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

December 28, 2006

Senator Golden Announces Additional Service On B-16

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), today is announcing that the New York City Transit Authority has responded to his request seeking service adjustments on the B-16 bus route and that they will take effect in January 2007 to better reflect traffic patterns along the route.

December 27, 2006

Sephardic Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Presents Humanitarian Award To Brooklyn State Senator Martin J. Golden For His Work On Behalf Of The Elderly

Brooklyn State Senator Martin J. Golden attended a celebration at Sephardic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located at 2266 Cropsey Avenue, Brooklyn, for residents whose birthdays are in December. Addressing the gathering of staff, residents and family members, Mr. Golden commended Sephardic for the excellent and innovative care it provides residents and spoke about the growing senior population in Brooklyn and the necessity for expanding existing services. Michael New, Executive Director, and Norman G.

December 22, 2006

Three-term Senator Marty Golden Highlights Taxes Cut And New Laws

Brooklyn- Entering his third-term in the state Senate, Senator Marty Golden (R,C-Brooklyn) released a list of important new state laws effective for 2007 and said that he will hold Governor-elect Spitzer to his pledge of not raising taxes. “As I look towards the New Year, Governor-elect Spitzer, the Senate and Assembly must act with fiscal restraint in order to cut taxes that return money back to families and small businesses in Brooklyn and across New York State,” said Senator Golden.

December 20, 2006

10 Additional Computers At Our Lady Of Grace School Thanks To New York Power Authority And Senator Marty Golden

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), and officials from the New York Power Authority, last week visited Our Lady of Grace School, located at 385 Avenue W in Brooklyn, following a recent donation of 10 refurbished computers to the school. Senator Golden was joined by Joseph Leary, the Director of Public & Governmental Affairs for the Southeast New York Region of the New York Power Authority, and Niko P.

December 18, 2006

Senator Golden Announces 17th Annual Ywca Of Brooklyn Holiday Dinner

Brooklyn- During the hustle of the holiday season, between shopping and cooking for our loved ones, we sometimes forget about those that are less fortunate but are in no way less deserving of participating in this very special time of year.

December 15, 2006

Senator Golden Hosts Special Education Fair

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) recently hosted a special education fair for families and students of at the Marine & Academic Center Rotunda at Kingsborough Community College.

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

December 14, 2006