New York - State Senator Marty Golden attended and spoke before thousands of New York City firefighters Friday outside City Hall against the proposal to close twenty fire houses throughout the five boroughs. Senator Golden spoke of the danger that would exist for all New Yorkers and tourists if the plans to close firehouses is approved.
Senator Golden’s prepared remarks:
I am State Senator Marty Golden, representing Brooklyn’s 22nd Senate District, who is proud to stand here with you today to protest the closing of firehouses throughout our City.
Legislation Gives DAs New Tool -- Felony-Level Crime -- to Better Protect Domestic Violence Victims
With Less Than Three Weeks to Go in Session, Albany Must Act Now
“Officer Schaberger Bill” Dedicated to NYPD Officer Killed Responding to Serial Domestic Abuser
NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, State Senator Martin J. Golden, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and New York State District Attorneys Association President Derek Champagne joined advocates and law enforcement to call for immediate passage of a bill which would increase penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders.
Includes Protections Against Cyber-Bullying and Helps Empower Schools To Intervene
The New York State Senate yesterday passed comprehensive anti-bullying legislation to help put an end to this destructive activity that often interferes with a student’s education and emotional well-being. The bill (S.4921), sponsored by Senator Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), would help prevent cyber-bullying as well as conventional bullying on school grounds to create safer learning environments for children.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) recently honored Public School 186 Parent Coordinator and community activist, Elaine Delaney for her outstanding work on behalf of our neighborhood and many causes, with special recognition from the State Senate as a 2011 New York “Woman of Distinction.” Senator Golden presented the award to her at a special event held in Albany earlier this week.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, today honored local veterans at a Memorial Day breakfast and awards ceremony, paying 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 three veterans were highlighted for special recognition at the event including Army veteran Nicola Dominick Salomone (posthumously), U.S. Marines Corporal George Broadhead, and U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant George S. Deliantes.
Brooklyn - The New York State Senate yesterday passed a measure to prevent child and adult abuse and expand the authority of protective workers to enable full investigations into allegations of abuse. The bill, S.3306B, is sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn).
Senator Marty Golden stated, “This bill will provide protection for those in the highest need. Victims of abuse, at any age will benefit from the authority provided within this legislation. This legislation ensures that every effort is made to prevent abusers from getting away with this abuse and to continue to make an effort toward bettering our great state.”
Bill Requires NYC Trucks To Install “Cross-Over Mirrors”
The New York State Senate today passed legislation that will require certain trucks to be equipped with a special convex mirror that helps improve visibility and reduces the risk of pedestrian accidents. The bill (S.3151), sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn), was requested by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg following a significant number of pedestrian deaths and injuries attributed to the inability of some truck drivers to see people passing in front of their vehicles.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), hosted his 9th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest ceremony last week at Public School 204 in Brooklyn and is announcing that Samantha Najjar of the 7th Grade at St. Anselm's Roman Catholic School was the winner. Sophia Cappellini of the 8th Grade at Visitation Academy was the second place winner and Viktoria Guzak of the 8th Grade Intermediate School 259, William McKinley Junior High School, was the third place winner.
Transit Funding Lockbox Act Aims To Protect Transit Riders From Budget Raids
State Senator Martin Golden, Assembly Member James Brennan, transportation advocates, business and labor leaders announced today the introduction and push for the passage of the Transit Funding Lockbox Act, a law intended to protect transit riders from the service cuts and fare hikes that result from budget raids.
“I am introducing the Transit Funding Lockbox Act in the New York State Senate because the days of simultaneous fare hikes and service cuts must end,” said Senator Golden (R-Bay Ridge).
Senator Golden’s legislation protects city electric rate payers from a massive increase in rates
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) issued the following statement regarding the unanimous passage of S5353, which he sponsored, that saves New Yorkers from a twelve percent electricity rate increase:
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, 13th District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District) are among those expected to participate in the 5K Run to benefit the Semper Fi Fund this Saturday, May 21, 2011 starting 10:00 a.m. at 81st Street and Shore Road.
The 5K course runs along the scenic Narrows Promenade, along the Shore Road Bike Path, and an awards ceremony and raffle will take place at Cannonball Park, 101st Street and 4th Avenue, immediately following the race.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, 13th District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District), will join the Small Business Development Center, in a round table discussion and ceremony to launch their newly created Brooklyn satellite office. Area merchant leaders and store owners will join the elected officials at Boulevard Books and Cafe located at 7518-13th Avenue on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Senator Golden, Assemblywoman Malliotakis Seek Return of Personal Interview as part of Medicaid Application
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District) today are announcing plans to introduce legislation to enhance cost savings and reduce Medicaid fraud by reinstating the use of a resource asset test for Medicaid eligibility. Additionally, the legislation will include a provision that will reinstate the initial personal interview upon the filing of an application for Medicaid.
Sing for Hope Street Pianos 2011 brings live art to the 5 boroughs with the installation of 88 pianos, representing the 88 keys on a piano, placed at locations throughout the 5 boroughs. The Shore Road Parks Conservancy in conjunction with “sing for hope” and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that Bay Ridge are receiving 2 baby grand pianos. These pianos will be placed in John Paul Jones Park gazebo on 101st Street and 4th Avenue and the 90th Street gazebo on Shore Road. The pianos feature formal and impromptu concerts by amateurs and artists for a 2 week period, beginning June 18th and ending July 2nd.
A series of “Pop-Up Concerts” will be performed as follows:
Company Offers $30 to Buyers of Energy Star Room A/Cs
NEW YORK – New York City and Westchester County residents are eligible to pocket $30 rebates from Con Edison when they buy Energy Star room air conditioners, the company announced today at a P.C. Richard & Son Superstore in Manhattan.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that the Department of Transportation has approved his request to improve street lighting conditions along 6th Avenue following a request he made based on discussions with residents at a recent block meeting held in his district office.
The Department of Transportation, Division of Street Lighting, has notified Senator Golden of their plans to increase the wattage of the existing street lights along 6th Avenue, from 72nd Street to Bay Ridge Parkway, by Fall, 2011. Additionally, a new street light will be installed between 73rd Street and 74th Street on 6th Avenue.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he will be hosting his 9th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival at McKinley Park on Sunday, May 22 2011, 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, Thai dance, Malaysian dance, Burma dance and Chinese dance. A wide array of ethnic food, arts and crafts and prizes will be available as well.
Albany - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit’s unanimous decision maintaining New York State’s authority to collect taxes on cigarettes sold on Indian reservations for all non-Indian Tribe members:
“I applaud the unanimous decision of the 2nd Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals that upholds New York’s ability to collect taxes on cigarettes sold on Indian reservations throughout the Empire State.
This decision is most welcomed news amidst discussions of budget cuts, including the possible lay offs of thousands of New York City teachers, as we now stand to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Veteran and Military Affairs, today applauded the United States Postal Service on the official unveiling of the Purple Heart “Forever” stamp.
The Purple Heart postage stamp was first issued in 2003 and the new classification as a “Forever” stamp, means that the Purple Heart postage stamp will continue in circulation and supporters will no longer need to advocate to maintain it each time the price of stamps increases. Since 2003, each time the price of a postage stamp was increased, supporters were required to organize a letter writing effort to ensure that the stamp would continue.
Sen. Golden’s sponsored bill would grant tax exemption on property assessments
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this week led New York State Senate passage of S. 638, which he sponsored, that amends the current property tax law to exempt homeowners, who make renovations on their homes to accommodate seniors or the disabled, from an increased assessed value.