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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES EXPRESS BUS SERVICE TO BE RESTORED AND ACCESS-A-RIDE TAXI VOUCHER PROGRAM TO BE EXPANDED TO LIVERY CABS IN BROOKLYN FOR SENIORS AND THE DISABLED

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), this morning announced that negotiations orchestrated through his leadership within the State Senate, have resulted in the return of Uptown/Downtown express bus service on the X27/X37 and the X28/X38 routes serving the Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst communities. The service will be restored on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

July 5, 2011
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DEP Completes Building for Odor Control At Owls Head Wastewater Treatment Plant

Separate Energy Projects Will Cut Plant’s Carbon Footprint and Electricity Demand

 

July 5, 2011
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS CALL FOR ACTION ON ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH

 

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently joined the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association at Ground Zero calling for immediate action regarding the reconstruction of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in lower Manhattan. The pair urged the Port Authority, Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to make the issue a top priority as St. Nicholas was the only house of worship to be destroyed in the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001.

 

June 27, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN, ASSEMBLYMAN BROOK-KRASNY, ANNOUNCE STATE LEGISLATURE’S PASSAGE OF BILL TO PROHIBIT SALE OF HOOKAHS, WATER PIPES AND SHISHA TO MINORS

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Assemblyman Alec Brook Krasny (D-Brooklyn) are announcing legislation passed by both houses of the New York State Legislature, S. 4269-A/A.6037-A, that amends the public health law to prohibit the sale of hookahs, water pipes and shisha to minors. The lawmakers introduced this legislation in response to concerns from parents of their Brooklyn districts.

The bill, which will now be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his consideration to become New York State Law, would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, herbal cigarettes, shishas, rolling paper or smoking paraphernalia to those 18 and younger.

June 24, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PICNIC

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing the 4th Annual Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic to be held on Monday, July 4, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the park field located at 82nd Street and Shore Road.

The event will feature performances by seven live bands including: Frankie Marra & His Band, Out Of The Blue, The Ridge, The High Tides, Blues Circus, Windsor Terrors and The Groove. The event will also feature rides, face painters, games sprinklers for the children as well as raffle prizes.

June 23, 2011
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Transit Funding Lockbox Act Passes New York Senate

Senate Votes Unanimously To Secure Transit Funds For Transit Riders

New York - In a major victory for New York’s transit riders, the State Senate voted unanimously yesterday to put a stop to continued raids on dedicated funding for public transit by passing the Transit Funding Lockbox Act. The Transit Funding Lockbox Act (S4257) aims to prevent public transit fare hikes and service cuts. The Assembly version of the bill (A6766), sponsored by James Brennan (D-Park Slope), is now in the hands of Assembly Member Denny Farrell and Speaker Sheldon Silver. With few hours remaining in the current session, and a capital plan $10 billion short, advocates for the plan remain hopeful.

June 23, 2011
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LEGISLATURE PASSES SCHNEIDERMAN BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON TAX CHEATS

AG Schneiderman and DA Vance Team Up To Close “Helmsley Loophole” That Let Tax Evaders Off The Hook For Breaking State Laws

Schneiderman: There Must Be One Set Of Rules For Everyone, No More Free Passes For White Collar Criminals

 

June 21, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN WELCOMES “SENATOR SAMANTHA NAJJAR" FOR A DAY TO ALBANY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), this week welcomed the 2011 “State Senator for a Day” contest winner, St. Anselm’s Roman Catholic School 7th Grade student Samantha Najjar, to the State Capitol in Albany. Senator Golden invites the contest winner to visit him in Albany.

Samantha Najjar was selected as the winner of the 2011 Senator For A Day essay contest from more than 30 students who presented their essays before a panel of judges at a ceremony held in May at Public School 204. In her essay, she focused on quality of life such as parking problems in the area, a shortage of both gas stations and grocery stores, as well as the need to help businesses on our local streets through tax incentives.

June 21, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN APPLAUDS LEGISLATURE ON PASSAGE OF A UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) issued the following statement regarding the passage of S5706-2011, a bill to authorize the City of New York to allow for a United Nations development district:

 

“I applaud my colleagues for taking this necessary action in order to continue to improve the economy of our great city. This project will spark our city with crucial economic activity, and the creation of much needed jobs. As well, we will bring additional tax revenue for our City and our State, helping to balance future budgets."

 

 

June 20, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS SENATE COLLEAGUES IN VOTING TO APPROVE LANDMARK AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) on Friday joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in approving legislation S. 4005A, which he co-sponsored, to enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment. The bill would save tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses spent by families caring for individuals with autism and address insurance companies’ refusal to cover costs for autism treatments and therapies.

 

Autism Spectrum Disorders affect individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1 in 110 children, including 1 in 70 boys, are currently affected with autism.

 

June 20, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES FROM SEX OFFENDERS

Albany- The New York State Senate, this week, passed additional restrictions for sex offenders to help protect children and families. The four bills strengthen the penalties for not registering as a sex offender or following other post-release conditions, expand the current registry to include certain criminals serving sentences after committing a sex offense as a result of mental disease or defect, and prevent sex offenders from preying upon mental health workers and patrons in library settings.

June 17, 2011
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SENATE GIVES FINAL LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL TO BILLS LIMITING MILITARY FUNERAL PROTESTS

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate yesterday in giving final legislative approval to two measures that offer additional buffers and restrictions for protests or demonstrations seeking to disrupt military funerals, burials or memorial services. The bills balance the constitutional right of free speech with the ability of families to respectfully mourn the individuals who gave their lives in service to our country.

June 17, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN & COLLEAGUES APPLAUD FINAL PASSAGE OF “GOLD ALERT”

System Would Help Find Missing and Vulnerable Adults

Albany - State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the former Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in giving final passage of legislation that expands an existing alert system to help locate missing vulnerable adults. The “Gold Alert” bill (S.3293B), sponsored by Senator John A/ DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse), creates a system to help authorities get proper notifications, coordinate resources, and investigate incidents where individuals, such as those with illnesses or disabilities, go missing.

June 17, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION THAT EXPANDS DNA DATABANK

All Felony and Misdemeanor Convictions Would Require Submission of DNA Sample

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined colleagues in the New York State Senate to support passage of legislation, (S.5560) that significantly expands the ability of law enforcement to solve crimes by requiring those convicted of all felonies and misdemeanors to submit DNA samples. The measure, sponsored by Senator Stephen Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), is supported by the District Attorneys across the state, crime victims’ advocates and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Golden Partners with Brooklyn Workforce 1 to Organize Career Fair

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), in conjunction with Brooklyn Workforce 1, is announcing an upcoming career fair for job seekers in Brooklyn. The fair will take place in Meletia Hall at St. Anselm School on Thursday, June 30, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Representatives from various companies and agencies, have been invited to discuss positions available in their organizations. Brooklyn Workforce 1 will also be available to discuss job prospects throughout Brooklyn. In addition, the Small Business Development Center will be in attendance to assist individuals interested in starting their own business and will have special information available for veterans seeking to become business owners.

June 16, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN NAMES U.S. MARINE CORPORAL GEORGE BROADHEAD TO STATE SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, this week named Corporal George Broadhead of the United States Marines to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

Corporal Broadhead, of Gerritsen Beach, served during the Korean War. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Naval Unit Citation, and campaign awards.

June 16, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES 2011 CONCERT SERIES TO PLAY LOCAL PARKS THIS SUMMER

Head Over Heels, Alive N Kickin, and John Kuse & The Excellents Among the Headliners

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), with the Community Emergency Response Team and the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, is announcing plans to host a series of fifteen summer concerts and events throughout July and August in local parks throughout his district.

“This community is home to some of the greatest parks in the City of New York,” said Senator Marty Golden, “I host these events so to give us a local opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy fun filled evenings of entertainment. A great lineup for sure, meaning great shows all summer long. So bring your chair and your blanket and head to the park-it’s show time.”

June 14, 2011
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES FROM SEX OFFENDERS

The New York State Senate today passed additional restrictions for sex offenders to help protect children and families. The four bills strengthen the penalties for not registering as a sex offender or following other post-release conditions, expand the current registry to include certain criminals serving sentences after committing a sex offense as a result of mental disease or defect, and prevent sex offenders from preying upon mental health workers and patrons in library settings.

June 14, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND BROOKLYN FAMILY ASK FOR PUBLIC’S HELP TO SOLVE HIT AND RUN IN THE WAKE OF 17TH ANNIVERSARY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined Michael McLeer and family members, at a press conference, at the corner of 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn, asking for the public’s help in an effort to finally resolve the case that led to the death of Donna Blanchard and her daughter Michelle, 17 years ago.

Donna and Michelle were killed at this corner in a hit and run by a driver of a box truck on June 7, 1994. This week, marks the 17th Anniversary of their death. Donna was 43 years old and Michelle was 4 years old at the time of their death. Senator Golden, as a member of the New York City Council, renamed the street corner, Donna and Michelle Blanchard Plaza”, at 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in their memory in 2001.

June 10, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS SENATE PASSAGE OF A MEASURE TO REDUCE MEDICAID FRAUD

Expands District Attorneys’ Ability to Prosecute Medicaid Provider Waste and Abuse

ALBANY- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brookyln) joined the New York State Senate yesterday in voting to pass a bill that implements a recommendation of the Senate Republican Task Force on Medicaid Fraud and increases the prosecution of Medicaid waste and abuse while also bringing significant savings to the state and counties. Medicaid fraud is a significant cost to the state and this legislation (S.594), cosponsored by Senator Golden, helps increase cost recoveries by allowing the state’s Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) to assist local district attorneys in prosecutions of Medicaid provider fraud.

June 7, 2011
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