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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING FOR BENSONHURST AND GRAVESEND COMMUNITIES

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing that he will be hosting a Bensonhurst/Gravesend town hall meeting, featuring numerous New York City governmental agencies, on Tuesday, June 29, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Finbar’s Center located at 1825 Bath Avenue in Brooklyn.

June 29, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING FOR BENSONHURST AND GRAVESEND COMMUNITIES

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing that he will be hosting a Bensonhurst/Gravesend town hall meeting, featuring numerous New York City governmental agencies, on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Finbar’s Center located at 1825 Bath Avenue in Brooklyn.

June 18, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN WELCOMES “SENATOR FOR A DAY NORMAN ZHAO” TO ALBANY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), this week welcomed the 2010 “State Senator for a Day” contest winner, McKinley Junior High School 8th Grade student Norman Zhao, to the State Capitol in Albany. Senator Golden invites the contest winner to visit him in Albany and to watch the State Senate in session.

In his essay, Norman wrote about the importance of the Brooklyn Public Library, and how as a Senator, he would work to prevent any budget cuts to libraries.

June 18, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS CALL ON NEW YORK STATE PAROLE BOARD TO KEEP COP KILLERS BEHIND BARS

Senator Marty Golden and members of the Republican Conference today called on the State Parole Board to deny the release of convicted cop-killer Anthony Blanks, who is scheduled for a parole hearing Tuesday morning at Shawangunk State Prison in Wallkill, NY. The Senators were joined by former Larchmont Mayor Liz Feld and Larchmont Chief of Police John Poleway.

June 14, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS “SUPPORT OUR TROOPS” RALLY

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), joined by Fort Hamilton Army Base Commander Stephen Smith and local elected officials, hosted his annual “Support Our Troops” rally yesterday at John Paul Jones Park located at 101st Street and 4th Avenue.

June 14, 2010
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Statement by Senator Marty Golden On Decision to Keep Cop Killer John MacKenzie Behind Bars

Yesterday Senate Republicans stood with law enforcement officials from across the state to express our outrage at the release of Shuaib Raheem, who murdered a New York City Police Officer in cold blood, and to keep the parole board from repeating the same mistake with cop killer John MacKenzie.

June 9, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS JOIN WITH POLICE ORGANIZATIONS TO CALL FOR STRONGER PAROLE LAWS

Recent Actions by NYS Parole Board Let Dangerous Cop Killers Back on the Streets

In the wake of the decision last week by the New York State Parole Board to release a dangerous cop killer onto the streets, and as they consider the release of yet another cop killer today, Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, Senator Marty Golden and members of the Republican Conference today joined with representatives of police organizations from throughout the state to call for stronger parole laws to keep violent criminals behind bars where they belong.

June 8, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN: NEW YORK STATE PAROLE BOARD MAKES WRONG DECISION ON COP KILLER

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is strongly denouncing a recent 2-1 decision by the New York State State Parole Board to grant parole and release cop-killer Shuaib Raheem.

Shuaib Raheem was a Muslim militant who was involved in a botched armed robbery at John & Al’s Sporting Goods in Williamsburg, in January 1973. The incident resulted in the death of Patrolman Stephen Gilroy and injured Patrolman Frank Carpentier during a 47 hour hostage siege.

June 7, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PICNIC CELEBRATION

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing the 3rd Annual Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic to be held on Sunday, July 4, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the field at 82nd Street and Shore Road.

The event will feature performances by live bands including: Blues Circus, The Groove, High Tides, Piranha Bros., The Ridge, and Frankie Marra & His Band. The event will also feature rides and sprinklers for the children as well as raffles.

June 3, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN NAMES BROOKLYN RESIDENT TO NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has named United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Ruben R. Pratts to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Lance Corporal Pratts was inducted into the Veterans Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Albany earlier this week.

The New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.

June 3, 2010
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Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing the 3rd Annual Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic to be held on Sunday, July 4, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the field at 82nd Street and Shore Road.

The event will feature performances by live bands including: Blues Circus, The Groove, High Tides, Piranha Bros., The Ridge, and Frankie Marra & His Band. The event will also feature rides and sprinklers for the children as well as raffles.

July 4, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Important Message from Senator Golden - Update from the MTA Regarding R Train Service this Weekend

This is to advise you that there will be no R service in Brooklyn for the upcoming weekend of Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6. This planned track outage will accommodate several subway projects including work on the 86th Street R Station at 4th Avenue.

R service will operate between Whitehall Street, Manhattan and 71 Avenue, Queens.

June 2, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN KICKS OFF SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) announced the Senate’s 2010 Summer Reading Challenge, which urges young students to “Make A Splash—READ!” This annual program asks students to record a summary of three books in an official Summer Reading Journal.

In partnership with New York Libraries, Sen. Golden encourages students to participate in the summer reading program. Student who successfully complete their journal will be awarded a certificate of achievement from Senator Marty Golden.

June 2, 2010
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October 2, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Brooklyn's 4th Senior Idol Contest Auditions

“Sing. Sing a song. Make it simple to last your whole life long. Don’t worry if it’s not good enough for any one else to hear…” Wait a minute! Albert Asfazadour and his wife, Gail, want you to sing, especially if you’re over 50, but you gotta be good. That is if you want to compete in the Brooklyn Senior Idol, a homegrown version of American Idol for the 50-plus crowd.

September 12, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN PLANS “SUPPORT OUR TROOPS” RALLY

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced plans to host his annual “Support Our Troops” rally on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at John Paul Jones Park located at 101st Street and 4th Avenue.

Senator Golden is inviting residents of the community to join with veterans and family members of active servicemen and women in sending a message of support to our troops both home and overseas. The event will surely have patriotism on display, with a ceremony built around support of our Nation and our military.

June 2, 2010
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Ruben R. Pratts

Pratts was born February 24, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY of Puerto Rican parents. His father, Francisco Rosa Pratts, arrived to New York in 1915 or 1916, while his mother, Juanita Figueroa arrived in 1938. His father served in the U.S. Army during WWII. After his parents met in 1940, they married in 1942 and had four children: three boys and one girl. In the 1950s, Ruben Pratts was a cub scout, until earning his status as a boy scout in the 1960s.

June 1, 2010
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