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SENATOR GOLDEN TO WELCOME FREE LEGAL SERVICES TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD DURING THE 5TH AVENUE FESTIVAL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will welcome the New York Legal Assistance Group Mobile Legal Help Center to provide free legal assistance related to housing and consumer protection issues.

Lawyers will be onboard the van, which is a partnership of the New York Legal Assistance Group and the New York State Courts’ Access to Justice Program, outside Senator Golden’s district office located at 7408-5th Avenue in Brooklyn, on Sunday, June 3, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the 5th Avenue Festival.

Private meeting rooms and technology inside the vehicle enable it to function as a full-service office. Everyone is eligible to receive free legal services regardless of immigration status.

May 22, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNUAL SENIOR INFORMATION AND HEALTH FAIR

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Aging, today is announcing his 10th Annual series of senior fairs to be held throughout his district, to offer local seniors an opportunity to learn of the services available to them to assist with their property taxes, prescription drug coverage, personal safety, access to City and State services, and their health.

The senior fairs will feature information and assistance offered by City agencies including the Departments for the Aging, Environmental Protection, Finance, Transportation, Sanitation, the Human Resources Administration, New York and Company, the New York City Police Department, the New York City Fire Department, and the Parks Department.

May 18, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON GREEN MANUFACTURING CENTER AND JOB CREATION AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden has issued the following statement following the announcement today that a green manufacturing center will be built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard that will create hundreds of new jobs:

“As a member of the Brooklyn State Senate Delegation and a member of the New York City Regional Economic Development Council, I join in announcing this major investment totaling $46 million in the Brooklyn Navy Yard to build a Green Manufacturing Center. Today, we announce an investment in our own backyard that will set us apart as global leaders and that will create 300 jobs. This is a major win-win for Brooklyn and for New York.

May 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ACT

The New York State Senate today passed the Protection of People With Special Needs Act, which reforms and strengthens protections for more than one million state residents with special needs. The bill (S.7400), sponsored by Senator Roy McDonald (R-C-I, Saratoga), and co-sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) twill enhance the safeguards for children and adults who are particularly vulnerable to abuse and neglect and receive care from New York’s human service agencies and programs.

 

May 16, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES STATE SENATE APPROVES CREATION OF COMMISSION ON CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the New York State Senate has approved legislation he introduced, S. 2163, that will establish a temporary New York State Commission to study child abuse prevention and make recommendations for the implementation of child abuse prevention programs in New York State.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “There is no place in our homes, schools or society for child abuse, and the unfortunate reality is that it is happening all too often in New York. I introduced this legislation approved today because it is time that we take a stand against child abuse and make the prevention of such a priority. We must figure out how to reverse this trend that is damaging many families.”

May 16, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION WHICH MAKES VIEWING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY A FELONY

Bill closes loophole after Court of Appeals ruling that it is not a crime

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7407), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill amends current state law to say that a person is guilty of a crime when the person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view.

The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling earlier this month that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not a crime. This legislation closes that loophole.

May 16, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION WHICH MAKES VIEWING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY A FELONY

Bill closes loophole after Court of Appeals ruling that it is not a crime

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7407), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill amends current state law to say that a person is guilty of a crime when the person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view.

The legislation comes after a state Court of Appeals ruling earlier this month that said viewing child pornography on the Internet is not a crime. This legislation closes that loophole.

May 16, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY BREAKFAST AND AWARDS EVENT

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, is announcing plans to honor local veterans at a Memorial Day breakfast and awards ceremony, to be held on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street in Brooklyn.

Senator Golden will pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the men and women of our community in the name of the United States of America. The extraordinary service of Fort Hamilton Army Base Garrison Commander Colonel Michael J. Gould and Garrison Command Sergeant Major Sylvia P. Laughlin will be recognized at the event.

May 15, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON APPOINTMENT TO THE NEW YORK CITY REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former small business owner and merchant leader, has issued the following statement following his appointment by New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos to the New York City Regional Economic Development Council:

“I thank Senator Majority Leader Dean Skelos for naming me to this Council, and I look forward to working with representatives of business, education, and labor, to help reinvigorate the economy of New York City and create jobs.

May 15, 2012
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Expert Witness Reform Bill Introduced to End “Trial by Ambush”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Albany, NY – The practice of “trial by ambush”, or loading a trial with experts and then revealing them the day before the trial begins has long been a problem in New York courts. Now, there may be some relief.

On Tuesday, May 1st, Assemblywoman Sandra Galef (D, Ossining) introduced legislation which would balance disclosure requirements for expert witnesses in lawsuits. Senator Martin Golden (R, Brooklyn) introduced the legislation in the Senate on April 13th.

May 10, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN FACILITATES EFFORT TO REPLACE AMERICAN AND POW/MIA FLAGS IN LT. COFFEY SQUARE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, is announcing that he has helped orchestrate, working with the New York City Parks Department, the replacement of the American and POW/MIA flags at Lieutenant William Coffey Square, located at 81st Street and Seventh Avenue.

Senator Golden had received an inquiry from a local resident who frequently walks past Lt. Coffey Square which pays tributes to our American veterans.

The resident was concerned that the American Flag and the POW/MIA flag were frayed and damaged, and asked Senator Golden to assist in getting replacements.

May 10, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: NEW YORK MUST CLOSE LOOPHOLE THAT PROTECTS PERVERTS

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in the wake of yesterday’s New York State Court of Appeals decision in the case of People v. Kent, which dealt with the viewing of child pornography, has introduced legislation, S. 7407, to amend State law so to conform with federal regulations.

 

Senator Golden’s legislation seeks to amend the law, that currently makes it a crime to possess an obscene sexual performance by a child, to also include knowingly accessing such material with intent to view. The legislation was sparked by the Court of Appeals ruling that found viewing child pornography did not constitute a crime under current law.

 

May 9, 2012
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS TO HONOR T.B.T.A. HEROES

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn/Staten Island) will be honoring employees of the Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority (TBTA) who rescued jumpers from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge over the past two months. Officer Edward Grimm of the TBTA’s Special Operations Division rescued a man attempting to leap from the bridge on the evening of April 4th. A separate jumper was saved during the afternoon of May 1st by Lieutenant Cheryl DeSetto, Sergeant Michael Chiarelli Officers Joseph Dahl and Jared Reeves, and Giuseppe Bonamico, a civilian TBTA employee.

WHO: Senator Marty Golden

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

Mr. Giuseppe Bonamico

Sgt. Michael Chiarelli

Officer Joseph Dahl

May 9, 2012
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IN THE WAKE OF INCIDENT AT VISITATION ACADEMY, SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORTS BILL TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS FROM DESECRATION

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), is announcing that legislation he co-sponsored, S. 6338, which will increase the ability of law enforcement to prosecute crimes related to damaging property, or stealing religious items at any house of worship, has passed the New York State Senate.

Senator Golden is citing a recent incident on the grounds of Visitation Academy, that in addition to the school, also houses a Catholic Church and a Monastery, where religious statutes were desecrated in late March. The case is still pending and Senator Golden has posted a $1000 reward for any information leading to an arrest of these vandals.

May 9, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS MAJORITY LEADER SKELOS AND SENATOR SEWARD IN RENEWING CALL FOR ASSEMBLY TO PASS MEASURES TO FIGHT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, Senate Insurance Committee Chairman Senator James L. Seward and Senator Martin Golden today joined law enforcement, insurance advocates, business groups, and victims to press for the Assembly’s passage of three auto insurance fraud prevention bills before the end of this year’s legislative session. Auto insurance fraud costs New Yorkers more than $1 billion a year and has led to injuries - even death - for innocent victims.

May 8, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS FOR S 93 BUS BE EXTENDED ONTO COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND CAMPUS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued a letter to the Metropolitan Transit Authority asking that the S 93, that connects Bay Ridge to the College of Staten Island, be extended so it stops on the campus of the College of Staten Island, no longer leaving students and staff at the main gate left to walk a significant distance.

Senator Golden has received requests to ask the MTA/New York City Transit Authority to extend the S93 one additional stop, approximately ¼ of mile onto the campus, so to improve travel time and quality of service for those studying or working at the College.

May 8, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL SPONSORED BY SENATOR GOLDEN TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS WHO MAKE CHANGES TO ACCOMMODATE OLDER RELATIVES OR DISABLED PEOPLE

The New York State Senate today passed a bill (S.638), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), which allows local governments to authorize property tax exemptions for people who make improvements or changes to their homes to accommodate senior relatives or disabled people. The legislation means that homeowners are able to add on to their homes for this purpose without having to pay higher taxes resulting from increased property assessments.

May 7, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO PERMANENTLY ACCOUNT FOR CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), after the Senate passage of S1828, sponsored by Senator Skelos, issued the following statement:

“Today I stand with my colleagues and proudly support this important legislation. There is no reason why any convicted sex offender should ever have their name removed from the registry. The sex offender registry was created so that parents could protect their children, and if someone can get a free pass, then the system doesn’t work as it should.

“I want to thank Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos for sponsoring this important piece of legislation, and call on my colleagues in the Assembly to pass this as quickly as possible.”

May 7, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ISSUES ALERT TO RESIDENTS REGARDING SUSPICIOUS ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT ACTS OF FRAUD IN BROOKLYN

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is alerting local residents to two scam attempts brought to his attention which sought to obtain personal information for the purposes of fraud.

 

One resident yesterday reported a phone call from someone claiming to work for the Kings County Clerk’s Office threatening that failure to provide personal information would result in the termination of their Social Security benefits. Personal information requested included a marriage license, and when the local resident refused to give information, the person left a telephone number to return the call which was affiliated with the County Clerk’s office.

 

May 7, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN IMPROVES SCHOOL READINESS FOR NY CHILDREN

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving legislation (S. 5650C) that would improve children’s school readiness by directing the New York State Commissioner of Education to evaluate and report on early childhood education in day care centers.

 

Senator Golden stated “I am proud to promote this legislation today because the millions of children in day care in our state deserve the best possible preparation for school. I hope the Assembly will pass this bill so that the Commissioner can prepare the study on how we can continue to improve on the great education of the students in New York”

 

May 2, 2012
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