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SENATE PASSES BILL CREATING “DEADBEAT PARENTS MOST WANTED LIST”

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that creates a “deadbeat parents most wanted list” of financially-delinquent parents who are substantially late or behind on child support payments. The bill (S.4114), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), is intended to locate parents who owe more than $10,000 in child support payments.

May 30, 2013
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More Relatives Raising Children Could See Help in Creating Stable Homes

Aunts, Uncles, Adult Siblings and Great-Grandparents Could Seek Guardianship or Custody of Children Whose Own Parents Are Unable to Raise Them

 

ALBANY, N.Y. – Tens of thousands of children in New York being raised by aunts, uncles and adult siblings when their own parents have stepped out of the picture could get a better footing in life under a bill working its way through the New York State Legislature.

 

The “Relative Caregiver Bill” (S2094A/A7189A), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Queens), would give these relatives the same rights as grandparents when raising children whose own parents are unable to do so.

 

May 30, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO INCREASE FINES FOR LITTERING ON HIGHWAYS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would increase the fines for littering on highways and the lands next to them. The bill (S.2311), sponsored by Senator John DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse), doubles the fines for littering.

 

“Littering not only impacts the appearance of the roadways, it also can pose driving hazards, and trash is very costly to remove,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “Stiffening the fines for those who are caught throwing trash on the highways should help to serve as a deterrent, and help to clean up the roadways in our state.”

 

The fine for a first offense would be $700 and $1,400 for a second offense.

 

The bill will be sent to the Assembly.

May 30, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT INEXPERIENCED DRIVERS

Measure Prohibits Use of Phones or Hands-Free Devices By Those With Learner’s Permits

 

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to protect young and inexperienced drivers by helping to remove distractions that could lead to accidents. The legislation (S1511A), sponsored by Senator Carl Marcellino (R, Syosset), prohibits the use of cell phones – including hands-free devices – by drivers who hold learner’s permits.

 

May 30, 2013
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SENATE PASSES MEASURE TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR SELLING DRUGS IN PARKS OR ON PLAYGROUNDS

The New York State Senate today passed a bill increasing penalties for people who sell drugs in playgrounds and parks. The bill (S.2173A), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-I-C, Brooklyn), would further protect kids and their families from the dangers of people who prey on children.

 

“People who try to take advantage of our children should be dealt harsher penalties,” said Senator Golden. “We need to protect kids from the dangers of drug dealers, especially in places where they’re supposed to be safe – schools, parks, and playgrounds. This legislation expands on the work we have done in the past to protect kids from these predators in their schools and will hopefully make playgrounds and parks totally off limits to drug dealers.”

 

May 23, 2013
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GOLDEN: BILL TO PROVIDE CHANCE FOR SAFE AND ACCEPTABLE RESIDENCES FOR NY MENTALLY ILL PASSES SENATE

S4838 would insure that mental health patients would only move from adult homes if there are safe and appropriate community placements

 

 

Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) issued the following statement, following today’s Senate’s passage of S4838, a bill which would insure that safe and appropriate community housing options are available before individuals with mental illnesses are moved from adult homes. The State Department of Health and the Department of Mental Hygiene has promulgated regulations requiring adult homes to reduce their census of mental health patients to 25% of the total residents in the homes. The regulations produced concern among providers of services and the general public.

May 22, 2013
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CULTURAL EVENTS AND PLAYS IN BROOKLYN

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) would like to share with your some important information for our fun loving communities. Brooklyn Academy of Music is a wonderful resource for shows and events without having to travel to Manhattan.Local colleges are a good place to look as well, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn College and St. Francis College all put on inexpensive shows in our borough. It is not just our colleges providing this opportunity, Poly Prep Country Day School is another place to look.

May 21, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN, FOLLOWING LAST WEEKS INCIDENT AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, CALLS ON NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF PAROLE TO RELEASE PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), following the tragic death of a Hofstra University student last week, today wrote to the Chairwoman of the New York State Board of Parole, Andrea Evans, requesting information and statistics regarding their process and procedure for dealing with parolees inside the State of New York.

 

The letter, which is a follow up to correspondence initiated in 2010, outlines specific concerns the Senator has with proper oversight. Senator Golden calls on the New York State Board of Parole to share both specific statistics for current parolees and answer five questions regarding oversight. The letter is both attached and below.

 

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May 21, 2013

 

May 21, 2013
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To My Sandy Affected Constituents; Public Comment Period for CDBG Action Plan

I wanted to let you know that the City has opened up another public comment period on the Community Development Block Grant Plan which is available at http://www.nyc.gov/html/recovery/downloads/pdf/nyc_cdbg-dr_action_plan_h....

Written comments must be received by the OMB Assistant Director’s office during the hours of 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, mailed to Calvin Johnson at 255 Greenwich Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10007, or submitted via email at CDBGDR-enviro@omb.nyc.gov before June 6, 2013.

More information is attached.

 

May 21, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES 2013 CONCERT SERIES TO PLAY IN OUR LOCAL PARKS THIS SUMMER

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, is announcing plans to host a series of fourteen concerts and events throughout July and August in our local parks in Senator Golden’s district.The concerts begin on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. as Bay Ridge’s Party Band, “Head Over Heels” and Classic Southern Rock group “Headin’ South,” plays 79th Street and Shore Road. The next night, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, “Sound Affair” will entertain the crowd in Marine Park with 60’s – 90’s Dance.

May 20, 2013
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PS 222 TO HONOR TEACHER FORMER COLLEAGUE WITH TREE PLANTING CEREMONY

Brooklyn, NY – PS 222, in memoriam of Stacey Healy, a teacher at the school who passed away April 10th of this year from cancer, will be hosting a tree planting ceremony in her honor. Stacey Healy taught K, 4th, and 5th Grades, was cancer free for 9 years until this year, and was 45 years old at the time of her passing. The tree planting ceremony will take place Thursday, May 23rd, 1pm, at PS 222, 3301 Quentin Road, Brooklyn.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

 

WHO: PS 222

WHAT: Tree Planting Ceremony in Memory of Stacey Healy

WHEN: Thursday, May 23rd, 1:00 PM

WHERE: PS 222 3301 Quentin Road, Brooklyn

 

 

 

May 20, 2013
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GOLDEN: LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS SELECTED TO COMPETE FOR “SENATOR FOR A DAY”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) todayis announcing that the finalists have been selected in the 11th Annual“Senator for a Day” contest. Earlier this year, Senator Golden asked 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to participate in the contest by writing a 250-wordessay starting with the phrase, “If I Were A State Senator For A Day.”     The winning essays will be judged at a ceremony set for Friday, May31, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Shore Hill Community Room, 9000 Shore Road, oncontent and creativity. The first place winner will be invited with their

May 17, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS LOCAL VETERANS AT ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY BREAKFAST

 Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden will join with local veterans to honor two members of the armed services at his annual Memorial Day Breakfast to be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 16th, 2013 9:30 AM at the Bay Ridge Manor, 476 76, Street in Brooklyn

 

Members of the media are welcome.

 

May 15, 2013
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Street Closure Notice from the 68th Precinct Community Council

This Sunday, May 19th, will be the annual Norwegian Parade.

 

In order for this wonderful event to take place the following parking restrictions/street closures will be in place:

 

There will be no parking on the parade route beginning at 7:00am on Sunday morning. The route is as follows:

The parade will form on 3rd Avenue from 82nd Street to 79th Street starting at 11:30. It will kick off at 1:30pm at 79th Street going down Third Avenue. It will then turn eastbound (right) onto Bay Ridge Avenue and turn left onto Fifth Avenue. The marchers will continue to march on Fifth Avenue then will turn (right) onto 6th Avenue and continue to 7th Avenue (past the grandstand).

 

May 15, 2013
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Cultural Events and Plays in Brooklyn

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) would like to share with your some important information for our fun loving communities. Brooklyn Academy of Music is a wonderful resource for shows and events without having to travel to Manhattan.

 

Local colleges are a good place to look as well, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn College and St. Francis College all put on inexpensive shows in our borough. It is not just our colleges providing this opportunity, Poly Prep Country Day School is another place to look.

 

Brooklyn One Theater Company, the Brooklyn Public Library, Narrows Community Theater and BRIC “Celebrate Brooklyn!” are local organizations that put on shows.

 

 

BRIC

May 14, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW POLICE VEHICLES AND STATION HOUSE UPGRADES

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join Brooklyn South Assistant Chief Owen J. Monaghan and 63rd Precinct Captain John Rowell, at a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. outside the 63rd Precinct, located at 1844 Brooklyn Avenue (between Avenue J and I) for two new police vans.

 

Senator Golden additionally secured funding for a new patrol car, 3 laptops, a defibrillator and an electronic message board for the 63rd Precinct Station. Golden additionally secured two vans for Patrol Borough Brooklyn South.

 

Patrol Brooklyn South Auxiliary Chief Tony Christo and representatives of the 63rd Precinct Community Council will also be in attendance.

 

May 14, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO JOIN ST. ANSELM’S COMMUNITY IN DEDICATING TREE IN MEMORY OF FORMER STUDENT OWEN LAVIN

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden will join members of St. Anselm’s School and Parish community, in dedicating a tree in memory of Owen Lavin, near the playground in Owl’s Head Park, entrance at 68th Street and Colonial Road on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.

 

Owen Lavin was a Kindergarten student at St. Anselm’s who passed away last year. His former teacher and his family will also be in attendance.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

 

 

May 14, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST CELEBRATION OF ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting his 12th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 19 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at McKinley Park, located at Bay Ridge Parkway and Fort Hamilton Parkway, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage which is the month of May.

 

The program will include ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, Malaysian dance, Burma dance and Chinese dance. A wide array of ethnic food, arts and crafts and prizes will be available as well.

 

May 13, 2013
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SENATE APPROVES BILLS TO FIGHT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to crack down on auto insurance fraud which has led to injuries - even death - for innocent victims and costs hundreds of millions of dollars a year in higher premiums when New Yorkers already pay some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country.

 

The three bills approved today would significantly cut down on auto insurance scams by increasing penalties for those who commit or assist in the fraud and by giving more flexibility to insurance companies to prevent criminals from getting policies and continuing to commit auto fraud.

 

May 8, 2013
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SENATE PASSES BILLS TO ALLOW LEVER MACHINE VOTING

Legislation Would Allow Machine Voting for NYC Elections;

Also in Villages, School Districts and Special Districts

 

The New York State Senate today passed two bills that would allow for the use of lever-style voting machines in non-federal elections in New York City, and in elections held by villages, school districts and special districts.

 

May 7, 2013
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