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Golden Bestows State Honor On Xaverian High School Championship Basketball Team

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today joined Xaverian High School President President Sal Ferrera in honoring the members and coaches of the Xaverian Varsity Basketball Team who in a March 9, 2005 game won the New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association Class AA Championship.Golden presented a New York State Resolution, approved by the State Senate, to varsity basketball coaches Jack Alesi and Brian Nigro and members of the team including: Zamal Nixon, Justin Leemow, Timothy Hepworth, Dennis Hepworth, Jake Stevens, Dennis McGowan, Terence Mayrose, Corey Nocco, Lava

June 14, 2005
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Golden Worries For Future Of Brooklyn's Waste Disposal

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today announced his dissatisfaction with the New York City Council in their vote against Mayor Bloomberg’s Waste Management Plan, saying that the Council has acted foolishly.

"Of the numerous plans that have been presented by the City administration to the City Council, this latest plan proved to be the best version. It is disheartening to see the City Council vote against this legislation and to indicate their intention to override the Mayor’s veto.

June 13, 2005
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Senator Golden Urges Local School Children To Pledge Their Allegiance To Reading

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing the kickoff of his "Reading Is Freedom" program and is inviting local school children to take part in this special activity designed to encourage reading over the summer season.

June 10, 2005
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Senate Passes "amber Alert" Legislation

ALBANY- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate and gave final legislative passage today to a bill, sponsored by Senator Dean Skelos (R, Rockville Centre), that would help every community in the state implement Amber Alert plans to respond immediately to missing child reports."When a child is missing, every second counts and a prompt response can make a potentially life saving difference," Senator Skelos said.

June 8, 2005
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Senate Passes Legislation To Keep Flyers Off Cars

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that prohibits the attachment of handbills and other forms of advertisements to any part of a motor vehicle in New York City."The current law prohibits people from placing ads, flyers and handbills on windshield wipers or rear windows of vehicles, to include those affixed or attached to any part if a motor vehicle," Senator Golden said.

June 7, 2005
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Senator Golden And American Italian Cancer Foundation To Host Free Mammogram Screenings For Women Of The Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screening in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation this September. The mobile mammography van will be outside of Senator Golden’s District Office, located at 7403-5th Avenue, on Thursday, September 15, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and outside his District Office, at 3610 Quentin Road, on Friday, September 16, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June 7, 2005
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Senator Golden Joins Senate Passage Of Chapter Amendment To Hit And Run Driver Legislation

Albany- Senator Marty Golden joined the New York State Senate this week in passing a chapter amendment (S.5493) to legislation sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset), and enacted earlier this legislative session, that increases the penalties for drivers who flee the scene of an accident which resulted in injury or death. The chapter amendment would make the law effective immediately. The law is currently scheduled to take effect on November 1, 2005.

June 2, 2005
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MTA Seeks To End Weekend Express Bus Service In June

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May 25, 2005
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Golden Offers Health Care Proxy Law Information

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, today is announcing that he has made available informational booklets regarding New York State’s Health Care Proxy Law, along with the Health Care Proxy Form, to the community. Recent events in Florida surrounding the Terri Schiavo case have generated important public awareness regarding health care proxies and living wills.

May 18, 2005
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New York Junior Tennis League And Senator Golden Offer Free Tennis Program For Children

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, in conjunction with the New York Junior Tennis League, is announcing that two free tennis programs, for novice and intermediate level players, are available to the youth of the neighborhood between the ages of 6-18, Monday through Friday, from 3-6 p.m. through June 24, 2005.

Senator Golden, who allocated the funding required to host these programs in our community, is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the programs offered at both Lafayette High School, 2630 Benson Avenue, and Public School 229, 1400 Benson Avenue.

May 18, 2005
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May 17, 2005
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Golden Introduces Most Comprehensive Elder Abuse Legislation In Nation

Albany- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I—Brooklyn), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, in conjunction with Elder Abuse Awareness Week, today introduced comprehensive legislation to combat elder abuse. The measure includes every aspect of elder abuse by creating new crimes on abuse of seniors, requiring reporting by care professionals and those in a position to know if abuse or exploitation has occurred, establishing a statewide registry for elder abuse as well as new investigatory procedures, and providing grants for research and new initiatives.

May 17, 2005
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Senator Golden Statement On Decision Not To Close Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton Army Base

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, has issued the following statement after receiving news that the United States Department of Defense has not recommended that the Fort Hamilton Army Base be closed:

"This is not only great news for this community, it is great news for New York City and New York State.

May 13, 2005
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Golden Joins Senate Passage Of "vasean's Law"

The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage this week to "VaSean's Law," a bill that would increase penalties for drivers who kill or seriously injure other people while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The legislation (S.1872B), sponsored by Senator Serphin Maltese (R-Queens), was passed by the Assembly earlier this week. "When a person chooses to drink and then get behind the wheel of a car, they are making a dangerous decision that often has tragic consequences," said Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.

May 5, 2005
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Golden Joins Senate Efforts To Strengthen Megan's Law

Ten years after the enactment of legislation creating New York State’s Sex Offender Registry, the State Senate Majority will hold public hearings that will culminate in legislation strengthening Megan’s Law to protect more children, ensuring that people are better informed about the presence of sex offenders in their community and imposing stronger punishment on sexual predators to prevent them from preying on innocent victims.Megan’s mother, Maureen Kanka joined members of the Senate Majority Conference, including Senator Marty Golden, today to announce the hearings, w

May 3, 2005
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Senator Golden: State Assembly Inaction Allows Dangerous Drivers To Rule Our Roads

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on the New York State Assembly to follow the State Senate and pass legislation which would establish stronger laws to punish aggressive drivers and would eliminate the negligence clause which prevents the prosecution of many of New York State’s dangerous drivers.Senator Golden is responding to a report highlighting the problems associated with the "The Rule of Two" which makes mere recklessness not enough to charge a driver with homicide, and which requires prosecutors to prove that a driver conscio

April 28, 2005
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Senator Golden To Host M.t.a. Town Hall Meeting To Discuss Community's Transportation Services

State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting officials from the Metropolitan Transit Authority at a town hall meeting on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fort Hamilton Senior Center located at 100th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway.All mass transportation issues, including local bus and subway service, will be discussed. The public is invited to attend and address their concerns. For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.

April 25, 2005
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Golden: Sexual Offenders Who Fail To Comply With Sex Offender Registry Act Deserve Greater Punishment

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that earlier this week he voted in support of legislation before the Senate Codes Committee, S. 483, which seeks to hold sex offenders more accountable for their actions and which is designed to keep communities better informed as to the sex offenders who reside within their neighborhood.

April 21, 2005
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Essay Contest Finalists To Compete For Title "state Senator For A Day"

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that the finalists have been selected in his 5th 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...".

April 20, 2005
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Papandrea Family Joins Senator Golden To Lobby For Tougher Laws Against Hit And Run Drivers In Albany

Albany- The New York State Senate yesterday approved a package of legislation designed to crack down on dangerous drivers who injure or kill innocent victims. The bills would make our streets more safe by increasing criminal penalties for dangerous drivers, especially those who run over pedestrians and leave the scene of the accident.

April 20, 2005
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