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Mrsa Education Initiative For Children In Brooklyn Schools

In response to concerns raised over recent cases of staph infections in children, Lutheran HealthCare, N.Y.C. Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Forest City Ratner Companies, the future Brooklyn Nets and N.Y.S. State Senator Martin J. Golden have partnered to provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers, hand washing tips, and MRSA education to Brooklyn schools.

Nearly 30,000 children and their families from 37 of Brooklyn’s public schools will be impacted through this initiative.

November 9, 2007
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Senator Golden Salutes Local Veterans

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, recently hosted a breakfast and awards ceremony for local veterans as part of the community’s celebration and recognition of Veteran’s Day.

Senator Golden was joined by Colonel Tracey E. Nicholson, Commander, of the U.S.

November 9, 2007
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Golden: New York State Police Looking For Capable Recruits

State Senator Marty Golden is announcing that the New York State Police, one of New York's most elite law enforcement agencies, is looking for recruits who are up to the challenge of undergoing the rigorous training that will prepare them for a stimulating and rewarding career in the service of New York. An amazing opportunity awaits the young men and women of our communities in the form of an agency that has a history of outstanding public service.

November 9, 2007
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Senator Golden Slams Governor’s New Cop-Killer Release Policy

State Senator and former New York City Police Officer Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), today blasted the massive shift in policy that has taken place at the State Parole Board since Governor Eliot Spitzer took office, which has resulted in a skyrocketing Parole Board parole approval rate. Senator Golden’s announcement follows the board’s decision to release cop-killing kidnapper Shuaib Raheem without notifying the late police officer Stephen Gilroy’s widow or his wounded fellow officer.

November 8, 2007
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New Program To Make Mammography Records Available

State Senator Martin Golden with Council Member Vincent Gentile joined today with a group of local, state and federal elected officials as well as former patients of Bay Imaging to announce the release of thousands of medical records held hostage by the radiological imaging facility.

“Today, I am proud to announce that, after more than a year of struggle, thousands of records held hostage by Bay Imaging will finally be released to the patients who so desperately need them.

November 7, 2007
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Senator Marty Golden To Host Follow Up Meeting For Tornado Victims With Officials

Brooklyn-State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) will host a follow up meeting for Brooklyn victims of the recent tornado on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 6735-4th Avenue, at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Buildings, the Department of Transportation, the American Red Cross, the Small Business Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and others will be present to answer questions and address concerns and provide an update.

November 5, 2007
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Golden At Senate Hearing On Illegal Drivers License

Senator Golden appeared at an October 31st Joint Committee Meeting of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee and Transportation Committee. During this meeting, Senator Golden questioned Department of Motor Vehicle Commissioner David Swarts regarding Governor Spitzer’s proposal which would give New York State drivers’ licenses toillegal immigrants. Golden was particularly concerned about the safety of New Yorkers under the Governor’s plan and how it could potentially add to the problem of voter fraud in New York State.

November 1, 2007
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“Something’s Coming”...Samaha Ensemble To Honor 50th Anniversary Of West Side Story

In 1949, Jerome Robbins called Leonard Bernstein about a new idea he had for a musical -- a modern-day version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The end result of that conversation was realized eight years later in September, 1957, with the opening of West Side Story on Broadway.

November 1, 2007
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Golden Asks: "when Will Senator Hillary Clinton Take A Position On Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens?"

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton’s lack of position on the issue of drivers licenses for illegal aliens:"The people of this State, and our nation, deserve better from U.S.

October 31, 2007
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Senator Golden: Governor Spitzer Finally Understands His Dmv Policy Is Flawed And Threatens The Security Of All

State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C, Brooklyn), today issued the following statement in response to Governor Spitzer’s amended DMV policy to govern the issuance of driver’s licenses in New York State:

“It’s about time that Governor Spitzer is understanding of the fact that giving licenses without the requirement of a Social Security Number is flawed.

October 29, 2007
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NYS Senator Martin Golden Kicks Off Home Health Care Month With Vnr Home Care Services

Brooklyn – October, 2007 – In recognition of Home Health Care Month (November) New York State Senator Martin Golden, Chair of the Senate Aging Committee, recently accompanied VNR Home Care Services (VNR) on a home visit in Brooklyn.Joined by Maxine Hochhauser CEO of VNR and Beatrice Consolo, VNR Field Supervisor, Senator Golden visited the home of Mrs. Daphne Katsomalaris, a VNR patient since 1979. Ms. Hochhauser said, “The quality and consistent care Mrs.

October 29, 2007
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Senator Golden Calls On Democrats To Do The Right Thing And Stand Up For Our Kids

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) has called on members of the Senate Democratic Conference to have the Governor to accept over $3.5 million in federal dollars for abstinance funding."At a time when the rates of sexually transmitted diseases are skyrocketing, it is wrong for the Spitzer administration to reject over $3million in federal funs for health education abstinence programs.

October 29, 2007
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Dot Announces Installation Of Credit Card Friendly Muni-meters For Bensonhurst

New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today joined State Senator Marty Golden to announce the installation of credit card friendly Muni-Meters along 86th Street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. The Department of Transportation (DOT) installed 58 Muni-Meters along the busy commercial strip and the adjacent north/south streets between Bay 14th Street and 21st Avenue, replacing roughly 330 traditional single space meters. “Parking just became a little easier for drivers who visit one of Brooklyn’s busiest shopping centers,” said Commissioner Sadik-Khan.

October 26, 2007
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Killer Germ In New York Hospitals Targeted

Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., Chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID) and State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C. Brooklyn) joined with families affected by hospital infection deaths to announce a bill to require hospitals in New York State to screen patients coming into hospitals for the bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) “I commend Dr. Betsy McCaughey and her efforts with the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths.

October 26, 2007
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Senator Golden To Update Community On Medicare Services At An Upcoming Town Hall Meeting

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Aging, in conjunction with the Medicare Rights Center, will be sponsoring a question-and-answer session for senior citizens of the community regarding Medicare services for 2008.

October 25, 2007
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Senate Passes Bill To Prohibit Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens

The New York State Senate late last night passed legislation that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State drivers license or non-driver identification card."I have never seen such strong and united opposition to a proposal by the Governor," Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno said.

October 25, 2007
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Senator Golden Bestows Statewide Recognition On Colonel Tracey Nicholson

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, this week honored Colonel Tracey E. Nicholson, the Commander of Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton Army Base, as a 2007 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at a luncheon, attended by over 150 community leaders, clergy and veterans at the Bay Ridge Manor.

Senator Marty Golden selected Colonel Tracey E. Nicholson for this honor and presented the Colonel with an award in honor of this milestone achievement.

October 24, 2007
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Senator Golden To Protect Our Kids

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), member of the Senate Education Committee, announced Senate passage of legislation that would equip New York City School buses with electronic monitoring systems. "We were all shocked after reading the stories of sexual abuse occurring on school buses in our local newspapers. This is a real problem that needs a real, common sense solution.

October 24, 2007
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Senate Passes Legislation To Protect Domestic Violence Victims

The New York State Senate yesterday passed legislation (S.4875), sponsored by Senator Cathy Young (R-C-I, Olean) that would provide victims of domestic violence greater protection by allowing them to testify in court via closed-circuit television."To break the cycle of abuse, victims should be in a non-threatening environment when giving testimony. They shouldn’t be stared down by someone who has physically and emotionally tortured them.

October 23, 2007
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Senator Golden Keeps Working Families In NYC

Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced passage of legislation to expand housing affordability for middle class-working families in the city’s most significant housing development incentive program, the 421-a program. "The bill which we passed today will help those families who truly need assistance when it comes to affordable housing - the middle class," Senator Golden said. "These changes to the program will insure that the working families who built this great City can continue to afford to live here in good housing.

October 23, 2007
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