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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS PASSAGE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT FIRST RESPONDERS

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today is announcing that a series of bills he introduced to create better protections for law enforcement officers and emergency medical service personnel, have been approved by the New York State Senate this afternoon.

Senate Bill 4133 creates a new crime for the aggravated assault of a police or peace officer when a person is aided by two or more persons at a protest. This amendment to the penal law would ensure further protection for officers tasked with monitoring demonstrations and would punish those who use a means of peaceful protest as an opportunity to assault police or peace officers. (A. 6249, Weprin).

June 9, 2015
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GOLDEN STATEMENT ON STATE SENATE APPROVAL OF ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following the approval of the New York State Senate of legislation he introduced, S. 4648, that establishes the Asian Lunar New Year day as a school holiday for New York City public schools, or in communities with an Asian population of 7.5% or more:

June 9, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION DESIGNED TO ASSIST IN OFFSETTING FUTURE TOLL INCREASES

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Capital Review Board, today is announcing passage of legislation he introduced, S. 691A, that can prevent the future need to increase transit tolls and fares.

The bill would exempt the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the New York City Transit Authority, and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from bond issuance fees, notes or other financial obligations. Currently, bonds issued by the MTA are subject to the bond issuance charge imposed by the Public Authorities Law section 2976. Last year, the MTA paid bond issuance charges of $16.8 million, and estimates are an annual savings of $20 million per year in the immediate future.

June 9, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ADVANCES LEGISLATION TO MAKE NEW YORK ROADWAYS SAFER

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today is announcing that the New York State Senate has adopted two bills that he introduced, S. 1108 and S. 1452, designed to create safer roadways throughout the State for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Senate Bill 1108 would increase the penalties for leaving the scene of an accident when a death, injury or damage of property occurs. The bill would deter drivers from leaving injured victims on the road, facilitate police investigations and enable timely chemical testing of a driver if warranted.

June 9, 2015
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SENATE HOLDS ANNUAL ANIMAL ADVOCACY DAY EVENT AND PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT ANIMALS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to further protect animals and people from harm and cruelty as part of the Legislature’s annual Animal Advocacy Day. The event brings together lawmakers, law enforcement, and hundreds of pet owners and advocates to raise awareness of important animal issues.

Senator Phil Boyle (R-C-I, Suffolk County), Senate co-sponsor of Animal Advocacy Day, said “Animal Advocacy Day is an important annual event for the Legislature to come together to be a voice for our furry and feathered friends. I'm so pleased to join with Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, Senator Sue Serino, and hundreds of advocates as we send a message to protect all animals in New York.”

June 3, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST SANDY TOWN HALL MEETING

Senator Golden continues efforts to rebuild the neighborhood. Please join him for an important Sandy Community Meeting.

The following agenices have been invited:

-Dept of Environmental Protection

-Dept of Transportation

-Dept of Buildings

-Dept of Financial Services

-FEMA

-Brooklyn Housing and Family Services

-CAMBA Legal Services

-Neighborhood Housing Services - Insurance

June 23, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN'S 2015 YOGA IN THE PARK SCHEDULE

Listing of Dates for Senator Martin Golden's Yoga In The Park Series taking place in Bay Ridge at Shore Road Park, and in Marine Park.  Please bring your own mat or towel.

June 1, 2015
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SENATE PASSES MEASURE PROVIDING GREATER PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR SENIORS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S1074), sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would increase the maximum income eligibility levels for real property tax exemptions for seniors for the first time since 1994. This measure would allow more senior citizens to receive increased relief from their local real property taxes.

Senator Golden said, “As property taxes continue to burden the personal budgets of our seniors, we have advanced legislation to provide financial relief. No one who has played a role in shaping our great state and nation should have to choose between life's necessities and paying bills. It is the right thing to increase the eligibility requirements so that more people can see their property tax bill decrease."

May 28, 2015
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METROCARD MOBILE SALES UNIT TO VISIT SENATOR GOLDEN'S DISTRICT OFFICE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is today announcing that the Metropolitan Transit Authority has scheduled the Metro Card Van to visit his Bay Ridge District Office, located at 7408-5th Avenue, on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Metro Card Bus will enable the local residents to take care of all their Metro Card business at the Metro Card Bus, whether it's applying for or refilling a Reduced-Fare Metro Card, buying or refilling a regular Metro Card, or asking a MetroCard-related question. Senator Golden assures residents that they will receive prompt and attentive service.

May 28, 2015
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STATE SENATORS KLEIN, SAVINO, GOLDEN, PERALTA & ADDABBO GIVE COMMUNITIES A SAY IN SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS COMING TO TOWN

Albany, NY — State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today empowered neighborhoods across the five boroughs by passing legislation (S.4542a) compelling social service providers, like homeless shelters, to provide notification to local community boards and the City Planning Commission and requiring the CPC to hold hearings to gather local input. The CPC would rule on the siting of the facility.

The bill, co-sponsored by Senators Diane Savino (D- Staten Island/Brooklyn), Marty Golden (R-C-I/Brooklyn), Jose Peralta (D-Queens) and Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), responds to widespread outrage over lack of adequate notification when a social service provider suddenly moves into a neighborhood without any say from local community boards, associations or groups.

May 27, 2015
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M.A.S. SWING BAND

M.A.S. Swing 15 piece big band will perform music from the Great American Songbook which includes songs by Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller.

Tickets are $20.00 per person and will include coffee and cake only.

Handicap accessible- parking on premise- large dance floor- casual dress.

Please contact Marie Stack for reservations: 917-841-1617

www.mariestack.com

 

June 14, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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LARGE TURNOUT FOR SENATOR FOR A DAY ESSAY CONTEST ON ANTI-BULLYING

31 finalists presented their essays in front of a pannel of judges for the Senator For A Day Essay Contest  on Anti-Bullying.

May 26, 2015
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HAPPY AND HEALTHY MEMORIAL DAY FROM SENATOR GOLDEN

Senator Golden wishes everyone a happy and healty Memorial Day!

May 25, 2015
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STATE SENATE ROUNDTABLE ON ONLINE PRIVACY, DATA BREACH, AND INTERNET SAFETY FEATURING TOP REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INDUSTRY

Albany - State Senator Martin Golden, Chair of the State Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship, said today that the Committee will conduct a Roundtable on online privacy and data breaches with members of the internet online industry on Wednesday May 27, 2015, at Noon in Room 711A at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

The purpose is to further refine legislation to help prevent online data attacks, keep personal data secure, and to criminalize intrusions into personal data by hackers and others. Issues to be discussed include bills introduced by Senator Golden and others, S. 4072 and S. 4073.

May 22, 2015
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR STATE RENEWAL OF NYC MAYORAL CONTROL OF SCHOOLS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement announcing his support for the renewal of mayoral control of New York City public schools:

“In my days in the New York City Council, I worked with students, teachers and families under a system governed by the Board of Education.  And now as a New York State Senator, I continue to address the needs of my schools and my students under a system of mayoral control. Confidently, I can tell you that the system has and continues to work better since mayoral control was enacted, and I am proud to support this renewal.

May 21, 2015
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS APPLAUD NATIONAL BLUE ALERT SYSTEM TO PROTECT POLICE

NEW YORK – Today, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Sen. Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) commended the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for passing, and President Barack Obama for signing, the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 into law.  The measure would create a nationwide alert system to assist in the apprehension of anyone who hurts, kills, or legitimately threatens police officers.

For the past five years, Malliotakis and Golden have introduced a similar piece of legislation in the New York State Legislature.

May 21, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN INDUCTS KATHERINE RAGAZZINO INTO THE NYS SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Senator Marty Golden inducted Katherine Ragazzino into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame earlier this week in Albany. 

Senator Marty Golden stated, "Katherine is most deserving of this special recognition which is a testament to her courage and sacrifice as shown through her commitment to the United States Marines and the New York City Firefighter. It is an honor to have inducted Katherine into the State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame so that throughout our great State, folks can learn and be inspired by the story of her life. She is truly a hero and this generation and those that follow will do well in learning of her story of patriotism and service."

May 20, 2015
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO STRENGTHEN PENALTIES FOR CRIMES AGAINST FIREFIGHTERS AND RETIRED POLICE

The New York State Senate today passed two bills to protect the first responders and law enforcement professionals who protect our communities. The bills would strengthen penalties for individuals who obstruct critical medical emergencies or assault retired police officers in acts of revenge.

Bill S2977, sponsored by Senator Rich Funke (R-C-I, Fairport), would make it a crime to intentionally obstruct a firefighter performing emergency medical care on a sick or injured person. Current law affords firefighters special protections while engaged in a variety of functions during the performance of their official duties. However, the law does not adequately protect firefighters performing emergency medical care.

May 20, 2015
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LOCAL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS TO ADDRESS ISSUE OF BULLYING IN ANNUAL “SENATOR FOR A DAY” CONTEST

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.”

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN SET TO HONOR AMERICAN VETERANS AT MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

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.

May 18, 2015
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