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Senator Golden Announces New Police Command Post For Marine Park

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing the establishment of a new police command post within Marine Park, as of Monday, April 18, 2005, designed to increase patrol and enhance the public safety of the entire Marine Park community.

Senator Golden, following a recent town hall meeting on public safety in Marine Park, met with Brooklyn South Assistant Chief Joseph Fox, 63rd Precinct Inspector McGinn and 61st Precinct Captain Stella, and school safety officials. As a result of the meeting held late last week, a N.Y.P.D.

April 19, 2005
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Senate Passes Legislation To Protect Elderly And Disabled

The New York State Senate today passed two bills (S.1826, S.1827), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would protect the elderly and disabled by making it a crime to abandon the care of these vulnerable individuals or to financially exploit them."The two bills passed by the Senate today will offer a safe ground for all elderly and disabled persons in New York," said Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno.

April 19, 2005
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Golden Leads Local Fight Against Illegal Postings

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that through his efforts, over 150 illegally posted handbills, advertising a moving company, have been removed along 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge, and violations will be issued by the New York City Department of Sanitation.

Senator Golden noticed an enormous amount of illegally posted flyers on lampposts along 5th Avenue in the vicinity of his District Office, located at 7403-5th Avenue, and contacted the Department of Sanitation to report these quality of life violations.

April 19, 2005
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Senator Golden Announces State Appointments Of Capetanakis And Texeira

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing that he joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving the following appointments of two Brooklyn residents: Charles Capetanakis to serve on the New York State Municipal Bond Bank Agency and Daniel J. Texeira to serve on the New York State Public Transportation Safety Board.

April 13, 2005
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Golden Joins Legislature In Strengthening Megan's Law

Albany- Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos and Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District), today announced changes to strengthen New York’s Megan’s Law by making it more difficult for dangerous sex offenders to escape detection in the community.The new measure, contained in the just-adopted State Budget, requires the highest-risk sex offenders -- those classified as Level 3 offenders -- to update their photos on the Megan’s Law Registry each year.

March 31, 2005
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State Senate Approves Senator Golden's Legislative Plan To Regulate Cyber-cafes

Albany- The New York State Senate this week approved legislation (S. 2197), introduced by State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) that allows for the regulation of Cyber-Cafes throughout the State of New York.Senator Marty Golden stated, "As the internet craze continues to grow, we must keep in line with this trend to insure the safety and well-being of the children and adults who use these Cyber-Cafes on a daily basis. In Brooklyn, and throughout our City and State, we have witnessed tragedy and disturbances inside and outside of these Cyber-Cafes.

March 29, 2005
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Statement By Senator Marty Golden On Bay Ridge Zoning Change Final Approval

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden has issued the following statement following the City Council finalization of new zoning regulations for Bay Ridge:

"Today is a landmark day which finalizes our community’s efforts to preserve and protect the character and the future of the Bay Ridge community. I applaud the commitment and effort of the residents of this community and of Community Board 10, for their efforts have led to the establishment of contextual zoning here within the Bay Ridge Special District.

March 23, 2005
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Golden: Families Can Honor And Remember Deceased Veterans With Presidential Certificates

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, is today announcing a Presidential Program which invites family members and friends of deceased veterans to request an official Presidential Certificate to honor the memory and service of any deceased veteran.

"I encourage all family and friends of those who have died, but who during their life so courageously served our nation, to request this honor and this tribute. I commend President George W.

March 23, 2005
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Senator Golden Seeks Community Assistance In Improving Quality Of Life Of Neighborhood

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is announcing that he is seeking the input and assistance of community residents to improve the quality of life of the neighborhood. Senator Golden is specifically urging residents to contact him and report potholes and locations where graffiti is present along local commercial strips.

Senator Marty Golden’s staff has already began to seek out locations where either a pothole or graffiti exists, but the input of the community will be extremely beneficial to ensuring that areas of concern will be addressed.

March 16, 2005
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Senator Golden Secures Over $100,000 For Local Senior Centers And Programs

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, (R-C-I, 22nd District), today is announcing that he has secured over $100,000 in the 2004-2005 State Budget to support 30 senior centers and programs throughout the neighborhood. The funding has been awarded towards senior programming and to expand activities and services.

Senator Marty Golden stated, "As Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, I am proud to have secured this essential funding to support the efforts and the activities of our local senior centers.

March 15, 2005
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Senator Golden Salutes Brooklyn Rhodes Scholar In Albany

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) honored Brooklyn College student Eugene Shenderov upon the occasion of his earning a 2005 Rhodes Scholarship with a New York State Senate Resolution which was read and presented to Mr. Shenderov in the State Senate Chamber. Senator Golden also had Eugene Shenderov, along with Brooklyn College President Christopher Kimmich, as guests on his Brooklyn Community Access Television Show, "Legislative Report with Senator Golden".

March 10, 2005
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Senate Passes Death Penalty Legislation

In observance of National Police Week, the New York State Senate late yesterday passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), that would establish the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers. "As a former New York City Police Officer, I understand the true dangers that law enforcement officers face each and every day as they seek to protect all members of our society," said Senator Marty Golden. "There are individuals who endanger the lives of every single police officer.

March 9, 2005
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Golden: Local Bus Shelter Advertisement, "The L Word", Inappropriately Placed On 3rd Avenue

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) has written to the New York City Department of Transportation Division of Franchises, Concessions and Consents, to object to the placement of an advertisement for the HBO Series, "The L Word" at the bus stop shelter located at 77th Street and 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge.

Senator Golden has written that the sexual nature of the advertisement, and the appearance of nudity, does not belong at a bus stop near local schools nor should shoppers be subjected to the advertisement as they wait for their bus home.

March 1, 2005
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And The Pitch...senator Golden Secures Over $60,000 For Local Baseball And Sports Programs

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, a member of the Senate Committee on Sports Development, (R-C-I, 22nd District), in anticipation of the upcoming local baseball season, today is announcing that he has secured over $60,000 in the 2004-2005 State Budget to support 25 local baseball and sports programs throughout the neighborhood. The funding has been awarded towards the purchase of supplies and equipment.

February 28, 2005
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Golden To Lead Community Celebration Of Asian Lunar New Year

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden together with the Chinese American Partnership Inc. will host the 4th Annual Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, March 6, 2005 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in New Utrecht High School, located at 1601-80th Street in Brooklyn. The celebration will include cultural performances, cultural food, and entertainment. All residents are welcome.

Senator Marty Golden says, "I am pleased to host my 4th Lunar New Year Celebration of South Brooklyn to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

February 25, 2005
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Transportation Department Responds To Senator Golden's Concerns For The Safety Of Gerritsen Avenue

Brooklyn- The Department of Transportation has approved significant traffic safety measures for Gerritsen Avenue, between Channel and Florence Avenues, according to State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), and the Department is continuing to evaluate Senator Golden’s request to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Gerritsen Avenue at Florence Avenue.

February 18, 2005
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Golden Encourages Local High School Seniors To Apply To S.u.n.y. Maritime Cadet Program

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is encouraging local high school seniors to apply for admission to the State University of New York Maritime College through the Cadet Appointment Program. As a member of the State Senate, Marty Golden can nominate two qualified New York State residents to the Program, which is a full four-year scholarship, from the communities within the 22nd SenateDistrict.

February 18, 2005
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Senator Golden Supports Legislation To Protect Children Against Danger

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has sponsored legislation introduced by Senator Mary Lou Rath (R-C, Williamsville), S. 1517, that seeks to enhance the penalty faced by an individual who attempts to lure or entice a child into a car, an isolated area, or through communication with a child by means of a computer.

The legislation seeks to reclassify the crime of attempting to lure or entice a child into a vehicle, building or other isolated area for the purposes of committing a criminal offense, from a Class A Misdemeanor to a Class D Felony.

February 15, 2005
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Golden Secures State Funds To Support Local Volunteer Ambulance Services

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that he has secured funding from the New York State Senate for four local volunteer ambulance organizations to assist them in the purchasing of equipment and supplies.Senator Golden has allocated funding to the Bay Ridge Ambulance Volunteer Organization (BRAVO), the Bensonhurst Volunteer Ambulance, the Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Service and the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Department.

February 9, 2005
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