Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, along with AHEPA, Brooklyn Chapter 41 and the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, recently hosted a community celebration of Greek heritage and honored five distinguished honorees, as well as the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, each for their contributions to the greater Bay Ridge community, on Sunday afternoon, April 11, 2010, at the Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis School.
In an effort to restore public trust and bring a decade-long ordeal to an end, New York State Senators Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Roy McDonald (R-C-I, Saratoga) and Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury) today joined Assemblyman Tony Jordan (R,C-Jackson) to call for passage of legislation (S7214-A) to establish an open, transparent and expedited process to select a video lottery gaming operator to develop and operate a VLT gaming facility at Aqueduct Raceway in Queens.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden is announcing that he will be hosting a town hall meeting with a focus on energy delivery on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Intermediate School 278, Marine Park Junior High School, located at 1925 Stuart Street in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is urging residents of his district and throughout Brooklyn to complete their 2010 United States Census forms and mail them in time to meet the April 16th deadline. Senator Golden is responding to local reports of a very low return rate both in his district and in Brooklyn.
The Merchants of Third Avenue Civic Improvement Association, a non-profit serving the Third Avenue retail corridor for over 30 years is conducting a study, an in-depth survey of local residents that will help:
· Understand the buying habits and desires of the community;
· Gain insight from local consumers to improve business practices, products and promotions;
· Communicate with the community about events, new store openings and special offers;
Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders within the 22nd Senate District, whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction”.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s federal appeals court ruling finding that a key provision of New York State’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” law sentencing repeat offenders more harshly is unconstitutional.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued a letter to Thomas Prendergast, President of the New York City Transit Authority, asking that the conditions of the Bay Ridge Avenue train station be inspected and measures be taken to prevent heavy accumulation of water and leaking at the station in the future. The text of the letter is below.
Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) has called for all the members of the New York State Senate to support legislation he has introduced which would allow the State to compete for federal money from the Race to the Top program. Golden’s legislation would lift the cap on the number of charter schools in New York from 200 to 460.
Senate Republicans Recommend Reforms To Stop Medicaid Fraud That’s Driving Up Local Property Taxes
Albany- New reports today of Medicaid fraud scams in New York City highlight the urgent need to stop Medicaid fraud and abuse that is driving up state and local spending and property taxes, Senator Marty Golden said.
URGES MTA TO USE ADDITIONAL REVENUE THROUGH STIMULUS FUNDS AND PREVENTING FARE BEATERS AS POTENTIAL MEANS TO SAVE SERVICES
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued a letter to MTA Chairman Jay Walder and all members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board in response to the Board’s March 24, 2010 vote which will severely impact the transportation services in his district.
Senator Golden attended and spoke at the MTA Board meeting yesterday. The text of the letter is below.
New Open Process Would Restore Public Trust; Bring Decade Long Ordeal to an End
In an effort to restore public trust and bring a decade-long ordeal to an end, New York State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced he has introduced legislation to establish open, transparent and expedited process to select a video lottery gaming operator to develop and operate a VLT gaming facility at Aqueduct Raceway in Queens.