Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Katherine Ragazzino joined the Marines 18 months after graduating high school. She initially worked in Administration, but became a Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor, proficient in both lethal and non-lethal tactics, who trained and deployed with Special Operation Capable Units. Ms. Ragazzino also became a Camp Pendleton Range Inspector.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the finalists have been selected in his annual “Senator for a Day” contest which this year was themed to address efforts to stop bullying in the neighborhood. Earlier this year, Senator Golden asked 3rd, 4th and 5th graders to participate in the contest by writing a 150-200 word essay starting with the phrase, “If I Were A State Senator For A Day.”
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, is today announcing that he will host his annual Memorial Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony this Thursday, May 21, 2015, beginning at 9:30 A.M. at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street in Brooklyn.
At the event, Senator Golden will present Korean War Medals to two veterans of the Korean War who never received this proper recognition. An award will be presented to a medically retired Staff Sergeant of the United States Marines, inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, and posthumously to the past President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 72.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing that he will be hosting his 13th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m., located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month.
Teresa McPhail is a longtime resident of Bay Ridge. She has devoted her entire life to educating children and has impacted thousands in her community, spending her early years teaching in the public school system. Ms. McPhail’s primary objective throughout the years has always been to use her skills and education to be a positive influence, with the goal being to mold children into productive, responsible citizens.
The New York State Senate today passed two measures to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence and children at risk of abuse. The bills would create new safeguards for victims who testify against their abusers in court, as well as establish a commission to study and recommend methods of preventing child abuse in New York.
The New York State Senate today passed a bill to continue the September 11th Worker Protection Task Force Act for another five years and help those who have been afflicted with a disability as a result of working at the World Trade Center and other sites. The bill (S4711), sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), would enable the Task Force to continue its work past the current authorization date of June 10, 2015.
The New York State Senate today passed four bills to promote the safety and well-being of children and families. The measures would prevent felons from working in child day care programs, increase penalties for child endangerment, protect consumers by preventing unauthorized vendors from selling items like baby food, and help keep military families together by eliminating deployment as a barrier to child custody.
This week, May 11th through the 17th, marks National Police Week. This is an opportunity to honor Police Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty protecting the cities, towns and people throughout the United States.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that he has joined the nearly 500 people who have already signed a petition calling on the New York City Council to rename 90th Street and 3rd Avenue in honor of the late Patrice Capo.
Senator Golden, a longtime friend of Patrice and her surviving spouse Michael Diamond, was on record supporting the renaming request originally made to Community Board 10 in the Summer of 2011. The application, which was approved at that time, has since failed to be adopted by City Council to make the street renaming official.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a senior information fair on Thursday, May 14, 2015, starting at 12:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Auditorium located at 9511 4th Avenue (corner of 97th Street and 4th Avenue). The month of May is designated as “Older Americans Month”.
The event will feature the participation of numerous City and State agencies including the Fire Department of New York, New York City Police Department, the Social Security Administration, the New York State Public Service Commission, the MTA Metro Card Mobile Sales Unit, the New York City Departments of Buildings, HRA/Social Services, Sanitation, Health & Mental Hygiene, and the New York State EPIC Program.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) earlier this week honored Teresa McPhail, a Bay Ridge resident and community leader, as a “State Senate Woman of Distinction” at a ceremony held in the State Capitol in Albany.
Teresa McPhail is a longtime resident of Bay Ridge, holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and has devoted much of her life to educating children. Mrs. McPhail has been involved within her faith community for the past forty years, and is currently the Director of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program at Gateway City Church.