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July 20, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDES PROTECTION FOR RENTERS AND HOMEOWNERS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate concluded the 2015 legislative session by voting to bring much needed protection for the renters and homeowners of his district.

Senator Martin J. Golden stated, “The Senate continues to fight to protect renters from unscrupulous landlords and alleviate financial burdens for homeowners. We must continue our efforts to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to quality affordable housing and provide real tax relief for homeowners.”

Senator Marty Golden joined his colleagues in the State Senate in supporting legislation that included the following protections for homeowners and renters in New York City:

June 26, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force, today has announced the complete lineup of summer concerts set to take stage in our local parks this Summer. The concert series kicks off on Tuesday, July 7th when Out Of The Blue play Shore Road Park at 79th Street.

The series of fifteen concerts will feature an array of musical acts including Head Over Heels, Carl Thomas, Generation Gap, Bobby Valli, and a special “Irish Night on Shore Road” featuring the Canny Brothers.

June 26, 2015
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DA VANCE AND SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCE SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROTECT IDENTITY THEFT VICTIMS

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and New York State Senator Martin J. Golden today announced the Senate passage of legislation that will better protect identity theft victims and enable prosecutors to bring stronger cases against cybercriminals and scammers. The bill, S.4072/A.8149, amends New York State criminal statues and establishes a fundamental framework for the prosecution of online privacy violations by creating a graduated series of penalties based on the severity of a crime and the number of affected victims.  

June 25, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON NEW YORK CITY’S DESIGNATION OF ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following today’s announcement of the City’s designation of Asian Lunar New Year as an official Department of Education school holiday:

“Today, I am pleased that the City has made official the recognition of the Asian Lunar New Year, following the State Legislature’s approval of such legislation. Today, we can all agree that New York has fulfilled its promise to the Asian American community to make the Lunar New Year an official school holiday,” said Senator Marty Golden.

June 23, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN PROUD TO HONOR EDUCATORS AT ANNUAL "TEACHER OF THE YEAR" AWARDS

Senator Golden is proud to honor all recipients at Annual "Teach of the Year" Awards Ceremony at Ft. Hamilton High School.

June 23, 2015
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON SANDY RECOVERY FUND OVERSIGHT

ALBANY– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored, S. 5231A, that will necessitate oversight of Superstorm Sandy recovery funds.

June 18, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES UNEMPLOYMENT STRIKEFORCE PRESENTATION

Brooklyn– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor and the 13th Avenue Merchants Association, will host an Unemployment Strikeforce presentation on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, beginning at 7:00 P.M. at the Knights of Columbus, located at 1305-86th Street in Brooklyn.

The main goal of the program is to reduce unemployment rates within communities. Additionally, the outreach event is designed to ensure that the New York State Department of Labor is investing in their workforce development effectively.

June 18, 2015
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ADVANCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NEW YORKERS AND THEIR CHILDREN FROM SEX OFFENDERS

ALBANY– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed two pieces of legislation that he sponsored that would help protect New York residents from convicted sex offenders.

Senate Bill S 5000A amends the Correction Law to require the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), upon notification that a sex offender who has been released or discharged from a correctional facility, hospital, or local correctional facility or placed on probation, to confirm that the sex offender's proposed residence is not within an area considered to be school grounds or a playground. (A. 7409, Assemblymember Braunstein).

June 15, 2015
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON CITY COUNCIL’S IRRESPONSIBLE RESOLUTION URGING CLEMENCY FOR CONVICTED TERRORIST

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement denouncing City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the other forty members of the New York City Council for their vote to support a resolution asking President Obama to grant clemency to convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera:

“It is inconceivable that the Council of the City New York, the City that suffered the largest terrorist attack on American soil in history, is looking to release a terrorist from jail because they believe his being in jail ‘serves no legitimate purpose.’ Each of the New York City Councilmembers who supported this resolution should ponder the severity of the message they have sent all New Yorkers and Americans.

June 12, 2015
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8TH ANNUAL GREATER BAY RIDGE 4TH OF JULY PICNIC

Free Admission

-Music, SPrinklers, Kids Activities, Prizes

-5 Live Bands

-Proceeds to Benefit the 68th Pct. Youth Council and SWB Parks Task Force

July 4, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN GIVES HOPE TO NEW YORKERS BATTLING LYMPHEDEMA

Albany– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S. 1058 that would create a Lymphedema and Lymphatic Diseases Research Grants Program in New York, has been passed by the State Senate. The legislation is designed to promote a greater scientific understanding of lymphedema and lymphatic disease.

The Research Grants Program would award funds, in an amount not in excess of $50,000, to biomedical research institutions that are conducting direct research related to Lymphedema and Lymphatic Disease. Additional mechanisms are also outlined to additionally support research, as well as providing a program report to the Governor, Senate and Assembly.

June 11, 2015
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YOUR VOICE WITH SENATOR GOLDEN

Senator Golden discusses Cyber Security

June 11, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN'S 2015 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE

Schedule for Senator Golden's 2015 Concerts In The Park Series.  

All Concerts Start at 7PM, there are No Rain Dates Scheduled.

For any other information on the Concert Series, call the District Office 718-238-6044

June 11, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS TO IMPROVE TRANSIT SYSTEM SAFETY

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Review Board and a former New York City Police Officer, today is announcing that two pieces of legislation he introduced, designed to improve safety of all riders of public transportation, have been approved by the New York State Senate.

The Senate acted today on S. 3203 that would make it a crime for a person to rub his or her sexual or intimate body parts on another person while aboard public transportation. The bill approved would classify such behavior as a Class A misdemeanor, and where forcible touching is coupled with an emission of certain bodily fluids, the offense would be a Class E Felony.

June 10, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF CHILD PROTECTION LEGISLATION

ALBANY– State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has passed two important bills that he sponsored, S. 1269 and S. 3459, that will further protect children from harm throughout the Empire State.

Senate Bill 1269 amends the current penal law to mandate a first degree murder charge for anyone who murders a child under that age of 12. This will give prosecutors the legal means to seek the appropriate punishment for this heinous crime. (A. 4918, Assemblymember Cook).

June 10, 2015
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BUILD IT BACK APPLICATION COMPLETION DEADLINE OF JUNE 30TH APPROACHING

Please be advised that in order to ensure that all homeowners can move forward into a program pathway this year, Build it Back is setting a deadline for homeowners to complete their applications.

By June 30, 2015:

*Applicants must submit all documents for eligibility determination; and

*Applicants pending a damage assessment must schedule one with Build it Back.

The NYC Build It Back program is currently reaching out to these applicants to notify them of the deadline. If they are interested in continuing, they will have field staff available throughout the month of June providing assistance and free counseling.

June 10, 2015
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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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