Brooklyn- Responding to the horrifying effects of Hurricane Katrina, which has caused incalculable disaster to the southeastern portion of the United States, displacing many from their homes, causing death and causing tremendous property damage, Senator Marty Golden and the Banana Leaf Restaurant are planning a fundraising event.The event will be held throughout the entire day, from 12:00 p.m. through11:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2005. Allmoney raised that day through the sale of their menu itemswill beearmarked specificallyfor donation tothe relief efforts.
New Yorkers wishing to donate critically needed supplies to Gulf Coast state residents can drop them off at either of State Senator Marty Golden’s (R-C-I Brooklyn) two district offices from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, the Senator announced today. Supplies will be delivered by the Senator’s staff and volunteers to the Salvation Army, which will immediately ship them to the disaster areas.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that he has sponsored legislation which would eliminate the State’s sales tax on gasoline, a move which would save New York drivers about $500 million a year.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, with the Bay Ridge Bensonhurst Parks Task Force, is announcing that Jeff Samaha Productions, in association with The Ridge Chorale, will present "Smokey Joe’s Cafe" on Friday, September 9, 2005 at 7:15 p.m. at Shore Road Park at 79th Street."This performance of Smokey Joe’s Cafe will feature stellar local talent that has truly excelled in performing arts throughout our neighborhood," said Senator Golden, "As the summer sun begins to set, let’s celebrate and enjoy one more good time and special evening in our parks.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Brooklyn) today announced that legislation designed to provide an investment tax credit for film production facilities in New York State was signed into law by Governor George Pataki. This new law builds upon historic legislation signed into law by Governor Pataki, which was introduced by Senator Golden and Assemblyman Lentol last session, that established a 10 percent tax credit for production costs for new films and television series that film in New York.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Joan L Millman (D/WF – Brooklyn) today announced that legislation designed to strengthen the oversight, control and accountability concerning the placement of more than 1,400 developmentally disabled New York State children in out-of-state programs and facilities, has become law."Billy’s Law," inspired by Vito "Billy" Albanese, a New York victim of abuse and neglect at a New Jersey facility for mentally disabled youth, passed overwhelmingly in the Assembly and Senate on June 23, 2005.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is announcing that legislation that requires prescription drug prices to be posted online to give consumers easy access to the drug price list, allowing them to electronically comparison shop for prescription drugs on the Internet in an effort to save money, has become New York State Law.
"People who have no prescription drug coverage must pay the highest prices to obtain their medicines," said Senator Marty Golden.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), this week traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to testify before the United States Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommitee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security at a hearing entitled, " "U.S. Financial Involvement in Renovation of U.N. Headquarters". During his visit to our Nation’s Capitol, Congressman Vito Fossella introduced State Senator Marty Golden to U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
New York- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), alongside of Donald Trump, this afternoon testified before the United States Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommitee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
The hearing was entitled, "U.S. Financial Involvement in Renovation of U.N. Headquarters".
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Buildings has responded to his request to review the building plans of the property located at 2232 Kimball Street and has ordered that all work be stopped and all permits revoked effective today.
In response to the concerns of the Kimball Street residents that this property was being overbuilt, Senator Golden convened an on-site meeting with Brooklyn Buildings Commissioner Susan Hinkson.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) will present two headliners as part of his "Concerts in the Park" Series next week and is urging the community not to miss all the fun, the action and the entertainment.
On Tuesday night, July 19, 2005, Senator Golden will present a "Disco Night Special" featuring Carol Douglas, performing her hit record "Doctor’s Orders", and Carol Williams, performing her hit record "More". A John Travolta Impersonator will be among the invited guests as well at the 7:00 p.m.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) will be hosting a Bay Ridge Public Safety town hall meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the 68th Precinct Station House located at 333-65th Street. The guest speaker at the meeting will be 68th Precinct Commander Deputy Inspector William Aubry who will be joined by representatives of the Precinct’s Command.
State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today has announced that he has made numerous requests to the Department of Transportation to secure traffic safety enhancements to insure the safety of both pedestrians and vehicles throughout the community. Senator Golden has requested the installation of "No Truck" signs to be installed on 8th Avenue between 65th Street and 73rd Street and on Ridge Boulevard between 75th Street and 86th Street at the request of local residents.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is announcing a new program entitled Marine Park "Active Seniors On the Go" that is scheduled to start this fall. Registration for seniors 60 years and older will be held on Tuesdays throughout the summer including July 19th and 26th, as well as on August 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center, which is located at 3302 Avenue U.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a founding member and former President of the 5th Avenue Merchants, has issued a letter to the 5th Avenue B.I.D. Committee which will be included in the proposal requesting the City of New York approve the establishment of the Business Improvement District on Bay Ridge’s 5th Avenue.
Golden wrote, "We have gone from the days of seeing many empty stores with "For Rent" signs displayed, to a period of time where to find a space to rent is almost an impossible task. The creation of this B.I.D.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Police Department has announced their continued efforts to recruit the most qualified men and women to join the ranks of the New York City Police Department and have announced the filing dates for the upcoming police officer examination which will commence on October 5, 2005 and will conclude on January 13, 2006.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, State Senator Martin J. Golden and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman Peter S. Kalikow today announced the continuation of weekend express bus service for Bay Ridge, Sea Gate, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst residents for an additional year.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the newly renovated79th Street Playground within Shore Road Park, approximately 1.3 acres located at 79th Street andShore Road, will reopen this weekend following extensive renovations and enhancements costing$1,000,000.
The New York State Senate will act today on legislation (S.1936-A), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aging, that would require prescription drug prices to be posted online to give consumers easy access to the drug price list and allow them to electronically comparison shop for prescription drugs on the Internet and help senior citizens save money."People who have no prescription drug coverage must pay the highest prices to obtain their medicines," said Senator Golden.
Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and members of the Senate Majority Conference today called on the Assembly to act on legislation approved by the Senate to strengthen Megan’s Law and the state’s Sex Offender Registry to protect the public from sexual predators.Senators were joined at a Capitol news conference today by Mark Lunsford of Florida. Lunsford’s nine year old daughter Jessica was killed by a convicted sex offender in Florida earlier this year.