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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO CREATE FELONY CHARGES FOR WRONG-WAY AND RECKLESS DRIVERS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), to create felony charges for wrong-way and other reckless drivers.

“Wrong-way drivers have caused tragedies and endangered lives on our roadways; it has to stop. Creating felony charges for wrong-way and reckless drivers will give law enforcement another tool to prosecute these individuals and get them off the roads,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

January 25, 2012
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BROOKLYN CHAMBER ENROLLS 1,000TH SMALL BUSINESS INTO BROOKLYN HEALTHWORKS

Senator Marty Golden was the Senate sponsor of the legislation that created the Brooklyn HealthWorks Program.

Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) stated, "Today, we celebrate the continued success and true meaning of Brooklyn HealthWorks. This program is recreating the climate of small business in Brooklyn and is making Kings County a leader in the State in offering business owners and employees an important opportunity at health care. This program has made a difference for countless families and we should be proud of what we have accomplished thus far."

BROOKLYN CHAMBER ENROLLS 1,000TH SMALL BUSINESS INTO BROOKLYN HEALTHWORKS

January 25, 2012
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Update from Senator Golden: New York State Children’s Institute is the Application for Funds for School Year 2012-2013 to fund the new Primary Mental Health Project

Senator Golden has received notification from the New York State Children’s Institute is the Application for Funds for School Year 2012-2013 to fund the new Primary Mental Health Project (Primary Project) programs in school.

School are invited to apply and the Application for Funds is available on the Children’s Institute website at www.childrensinstitute.net/programs/primary-project

January 25, 2012
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GOLDEN LEGISLATION ALLOWING USE OF SCHOOLS FOR WORSHIP SERVICES PASSES SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that legislation he sponsored, S. 6087A, which allows religious institutions to use public school buildings for worship services during non-school hours, has unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee.

“As the freedom of religion is a basic principle of this great nation, it is only then sensible that religious institutions, holding services open to the public, be allowed to do so in public school buildings.Organizations based on faith deserve the same rights as all other groups, and because of their beliefs, should not be held to a different standard. These misguided polices that have been put into place do nothing more than detract from the right to worship.

January 24, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO TOUGHEN LAWS FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday afternoon, voted to support legislation in the New York State Senate that creates new penalties for individuals supervising another driver while also under the influence of drugs or alcohol, also known as Abbagail’s Law (S.164C). The bill, sponsored by Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane), is named after eight-year-old Abbagail Buzard, who died in a car accident caused by an inexperienced driver who was supervised by a parent under the influence of alcohol.

January 24, 2012
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Senator Golden's Office is Open

Good afternoon. I hope that you are enjoying our first snow fall of the winter. I wanted to let you know that my office will be open today until 4 pm today for any snow related concerns. I will also have snow removal assistance available for seniors or the disabled. Please do not hesitate to call on my staff and I at 718-238-6044.

January 21, 2012
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Bay Ridge Community Council is hosting a Photo Contest for amateur photographers in the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton neighborhoods.

Bay Ridge Community Council is hosting a Photo Contest for amateur photographers in the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton neighborhoods. Students may submit any size and adults must submit a 4x6 or larger print.

On the back of photo print name, addresss, phone number, email, date and location of photo, contest level, school name and if you wish your photo to be returned "please return".

The entrys are to be mailed to Bay Ridge Community Council Photo Contest c/o McLaughlin & Sons, 9620 3rd Av, Brooklyn, NY 11209 before March 5th.

January 20, 2012
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U.S. Army Corps Of Engineering Dredging Means Multiple Daily Bridge Lifts At Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Beginning Thurs., Jan. 26th

Due to a dredging project being conducted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers there will be multiple daily bridge lifts at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge beginning Thursday, Jan. 26th and lasting through February.

The lifts, which will take place around-the-clock, require full, periodic closure of the bridge to traffic. It takes approximately 15 minutes to raise and lower the bridge, which has a clearance of 150 feet above water in its raised position.

Federal code requires that a lift bridge must be raised in order to allow for crossing marine traffic. If possible motorists are advised to use the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternate.

January 19, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S 2012-2013 EXECUTIVE BUDGET

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), following the release of Governor Cuomo’s 2012-2013 executive budget, has issued the following statement:

“I am pleased that Governor Cuomo is planning to close the budget gap with no new taxes and fees, while putting forward a number of economic development proposals. He understands the need to keep the burden on New York taxpayers down so that we can allow the economy to grow.

I do have concerns with the scope, cost, and manageability of some of his proposals. I look forward to working with the Governor and my legislative colleagues in the upcoming weeks to review in detail these proposals. Working together we will continue to keep New York moving forward."

January 17, 2012
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SEN. GOLDEN, NYSAIF: WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD?

Millions of New Yorkers offended by anti-Semitic smoke screen in Midwood car firebombings

 

 

Brooklyn, NY-Jan. 13...Millions of New Yorkers were offended and a community was terrified by the seemingly anti-Semitic car firebombings in Midwood, Brooklyn last November. But the crime that rattled the city has turned out to be just a smoke screen to conceal more auto insurance fraud - a crime that costs New Yorkers millions of dollars a year and puts lives at risk. Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) and the citizen consumer group NewYorkers Stand Against Insurance Fraud (NYSAIF) ask that the state legislature tackle auto insurance reform this year.

 

January 13, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE LIFE OF THE LATE SENATOR MEGA APPROVED BY STATE SENATE

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today introduced a New York State Senate Legislative Resolution (J. 2884) during session honoring the late Senator Christopher J. Mega, who died on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Members of the Mega Family, including his wife Madelyn, were in the Senate Gallery during the discussion and vote on the resolution which was unanimously approved.

Mega, who served as a State Senator, State Assemblyman, State Judge and long time civic leader, graduated from Fort Hamilton High School, studied at St. Francis College and attended Brooklyn Law School.

A copy of the Resolution and a photo, featuring Senator Hugh Farley and Senator Betty Little, joined Senator Golden, Madelyn Mega (Mrs. Christopher Mega), and family.

January 10, 2012
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Let the cops do their job!

As recently reported, New Yorkers again saw a decrease in crime in 2011 throughout New York City, and for that, we must commend the work of the New York City Police Department. Kudos to Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for their continued efforts and diligence in keeping New York City the safest big city in America. It was not too long ago that New Yorkers could only dream of their city earning such honors.

Now, as we continue to enjoy the safety of our hometown, we must continue to allow our police officers to do their jobs in order to keep crime at bay, and to keep us feeling safe in our homes, in our communities, and in our neighborhoods.

January 10, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN VOTES TO SUPPORT IRAN DIVESTMENT LEGISLATION

Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate today in giving final legislative passage to the Iran Divestment Act, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. The bill would prohibit companies that provide goods, services or credit worth $20 million or more to Iran's energy industry from entering into or renewing state and local government contracts.

Senator Golden stated, “The Senate’s swift action shows how important it is that we stand together to condemn tyrannical governments like Iran which sponsor terrorism, have attempted to acquire nuclear weapons and threaten U.S. allies like Israel, as Iran has repeatedly done.”

January 10, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO PROVIDE FREE INCOME TAX SERVICE TO SENIOR CITIZENS AND LOW INCOME RESIDENTS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has announced that he will provide free income tax preparation services, for the 15th consecutive year, to senior citizens and residents of his district earning less than $30,000.

Appointments will be available at his district office located at 7408-5th Avenue, on Thursdays and Saturdays from February 2nd through April 7th. Thursday appointments will be scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and appointments will be scheduled for Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

January 9, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR THE LATE SENATOR CHRISTOPHER MEGA: “RESPECTED POLITICIAN, DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AND DEVOTED MEMBER OF HIS COMMUNITY”

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will introduce a New York State Senate Legislative Resolution tomorrow during session honoring the late Senator Christopher J. Mega, who died on Sunday, October 30, 2011. The resolution is expected to pass and members of the Mega family, including his wife Madelyn, will be in the Senate gallery.

 

Mega, who served as a State Senator, State Assemblyman, State Judge and long time civic leader, graduated from Fort Hamilton High School, studied at St. Francis College and attended Brooklyn Law School.

January 9, 2012
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LOCAL LEGISLATORS, PHARMACY OWNERS CELEBRATE PROTECTION OF CONSUMER PHARMACY CHOICE

Today, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn/Staten Island) and Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) joined with local pharmacists in hailing the passage of S3510B/A5502, which will prevent health insurers from mandating that customers purchase prescription drugs from mail-order pharmacies.

Mail-order pharmacies present many problems to consumers and local business owners alike, including issues of job loss, unreliable service, and the diversion of prescription drugs onto the streets.

January 6, 2012
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Internship Opportunity at the New York Aquarium (Deadline Mon. Jan. 9)

Curious about career opportunities in marine biology?

Interested in learning more about ocean conservation,

and about what you can do to protect our local marine

environment? Then, join us this winter for the Teens

in Conservation Program’s Careers in Aquatic

Research and Education (C.A.R.E.) Program at the

New York Aquarium!

January 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN ALARMED BY SAFE SEX WEB VIDEOS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement in response to the safe sex web videos, created by Community Health Network, made possible by funding from the State Health Department:

 

“I believe that such an improper advertisement, paid for by the New York taxpayers, should be shown only in age appropriate high school classroom settings. The fact that this video is available for people of all ages to view on the internet is alarming.

 

In this day and age, it is dangerous to indirectly advocate for safe sex. This campaign has the potential to confuse our youth and encourage them to actually engage in unsafe sex.

 

January 6, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: GOVERNOR CUOMO’S VISION IS STRONG FOR NEW YORK

Disappointed in Lack of Focus on Public Safety and Ridding System of Fraud and Abuse

 

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2012 State of State address delivered this afternoon in Empire State Plaza Convention Center:

 

“Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke of some of the success of the last legislative session while creating a bold vision for the New York of the future. I look forward to working with the Governor and my colleagues in the New York State Legislature to create jobs, pass an on-time budget that closes our deficit without raising taxes, attract business to our State, improve our public education system, and reduce state spending and state bureaucracy.

January 4, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN: “IF OTHERS BELIEVE TO BE VICTIMS OF PAPPAS, THEY SHOULD CONTACT THE NYPD”

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has

issued the following statement regarding the arrest of Steven Pappas,

charged with a sexual assault of a Brooklyn teenager, and who today is

being charged in a second incident involving another youngster:

 

“As we have learned today that this recent sexual assault, under the

guise of law enforcement personnel, is not the only recent victim of Steven

Pappas, if others believe to be victims, I encourage them to come forward

and contact the New York City Police Department.

 

No one should be afraid to seek the protection of the law and we must

see that this criminal is charged rightly. I hope that there are no other

December 30, 2011
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