Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the theme of his annual “State Senator for a Day” essay contest will focus on raising awareness regarding the wrongs of bullying in our schools and in the community. Senator Golden has invited the participation of local school students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades to write an essay, of no more than 150-200 words, that begins with the phrase, “If I were a State Senator, I would stop bullying in our community by…”.
Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) together with the Chinese American Partnership Inc., invite the community to join in celebrating the Lunar New Year (4713), the Year of the Ram, at his annual celebration, on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 2 pm to 5 pm at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601 80th Street in Brooklyn.
The celebration will include cultural presentations including the Lion Dance, Kung Fu and Tai Chi Martial Arts, Chinese opera, singing and dancing, and civic and community information booth. The performances scheduled will feature an array of talent, including professional entertainers, senior, youth and children. Admission is free to all.
Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in passing four bills he co-sponsored that will crack down on cyber terrorism and its rapidly expanding threat to the state’s security and finances. The legislation would enact tougher penalties for cyber-related crimes, create cyber security programs to identify potential risks and threats, and require the state to perform a comprehensive review of all its cyber security measures every five years.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing legislation that he has introduced, (S. 3508), that would increase the penalties for those found guilty of unlawfully fleeing from a police officer.
Golden, a former New York City Police Officer, is highlighting a police chase that ended in the Bath Beach section of his district yesterday, as the most recent evidence of the need for a change in New York State Law. This past November, an incident in the Marine Park section of Senator Golden’s district, saw 18 year old Natalie Ferber critically injured by a van that was being pursued by police for seven miles. This chase also left two detectives hurt.
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, March 2, 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.
For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044.
I am proud to have toured the New York Aquarium with Director Jon Dohlin and Nicole Robinson-Etienne, the Assistant Director of Government Affairs, and talk about their continued plans to rebuild from Sandy and to create a world class sharks exhibit.
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), ahead of the toll and fare increases set to go into effect in March, joined with Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D-WF, Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island) to renew their calls for a discount plan for those who drive across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge 3 or more times a month.
New York, NY – The New York State Senate Coalition today unveiled an alarming joint-investigative report, “Keeping Our Children Safe From Sex Offenders,” conducted by the offices of Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Nassau), which uncovered startling violations of residency restrictions and a major loophole in the law.
The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Monday, February 23rd to facilitate snow removal. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout NYC. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/alternate-side-parking.shtml.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), will host a press conference with Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D-WF, Brooklyn), & Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-I, Brooklyn/Staten Island) to renew calls for a toll relief program for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The press conference will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 12:00 P.M. at the Brooklyn entrance of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, located at the intersection of 92nd Street & Gatling Place in Bay Ridge.
Golden, Brook-Krasny & Malliotakis are renewing their call for a permanent discount for drivers who travel over the bridge more than 3 times monthly.
New York City Emergency Management has issued a weather alert for dangerous cold temperatures for tonight, followed by a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain Saturday, 2/21 through Sunday 2/22. Low temperatures tonight are forecast around 10 degrees and wind chills near 5 degrees. Saturday wind chills between 0 and 10 degrees can be expected. Light snow will begin late Saturday morning and continue throughout the day, becoming heavier between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Snow will transition to sleet and freezing rain Saturday evening into Sunday morning. New Yorkers are asked to exercise caution during the period of extreme cold weather, and be prepared for slippery conditions, as freezing rain could cause icy conditions Sunday.
In response to a court ruling that localities in New York are prohibited from enacting rules restricting the residency of sex offenders, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and Senator Martin Golden (R, C, I-Brooklyn) called for the passage of their legislation (A.547/S.2269), which would prohibit all level one, two and three sex offenders in New York State from residing within 1,000 feet of a school.
On February 17th, the New York State Court of Appeals struck down a Nassau County regulation banning sex offenders from residing within 1,000 feet of a school, ruling that state law on sex offenders supersedes all local regulations. The Court’s decision puts over 100 local laws at risk.