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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PUNISH THE CRIMINAL USE OF PUBLIC RECORDS IN NEW YORK

Bill Would Protect Against Criminal Activity Including Identity Theft

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today led New York State Senate passage of legislation he has sponsored,

S. 2168, that seeks to make it a crime when public records are used for the purposes of advancing criminal activity in the State of New York.

The legislation amends the New York State Penal Law and makes it a Class E felony so to set a framework to prevent abuse of the Freedom of Information Law. Additionally, this bill would provide the necessary provisions so to prosecute the misuse of government documentation obtained through such requests for the purposes of committing a crime.

April 4, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO HUNT FOR EASTER EGGS IN OUR PARKS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), along with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force and the Community Emergency Response Team, today are announcing plans to host two Easter Egg Hunts, for the children and families of the community, in both Marine Park and McKinley Park.

 

The Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled for:

 

Saturday, April 16, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue at Marine Parkway

 

Saturday, April 23, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

McKinley Park, 75th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway

 

April 4, 2011
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS SPONSOR BILL TO AID IN CAPTURE OF CRIMINALS THAT ATTACK LAW ENFORCEMENT

Legislation would establish alert system to bring offenders to Justice

 

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are sponsoring legislation that would establish a Blue Alert System to aid in the apprehension of criminals that kill or wound law enforcement. Similar to the Amber Alert used for missing children, Blue Alert would instantly spread word when a fugitive is on the run after committing such a heinous crime.

 

April 4, 2011
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Rep. Grimm & Brooklyn Leaders Fight to Keep the Corps at Fort Hamilton

Oppose the Army Corps of Engineers’ plans to leave Brooklyn for Manhattan

 

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Representative Michael G. Grimm (R,C-Brooklyn/SI) is joined by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (D-Brooklyn), elected Brooklyn officials, community leaders, and the Fort Hamilton Citizens Action Committee (FHCAC) in opposition to the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to move the headquarters of its North Atlantic Division (NAD) from Fort Hamilton Army Base to Manhattan. The NAD headquarters have been at Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton since 1998. Moving them now will add unnecessary costs to taxpayers and could make the base more susceptible to closure under the next round of Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) decisions.

 

April 4, 2011
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SENATE APPROVES BILL TO INCREASE PENALTIES FOR RECKLESS DRIVING

Proposal Gives New Tools To Prosecute Wrong-Way Driving, Other Dangerous Actions

 

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) joined the New York State Senate yesterday in passage of a bill (S.3452) to help make roads safer by strengthening penalties for reckless driving and creating a new crime of aggravated reckless driving. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick), would prevent car accidents and enhance prosecution of individuals charged with dangerous driving behavior, especially when incidents involve people who are drunk or high and drive on roads in the wrong direction.

 

April 4, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION APPROVES NEST PROGRAM FOR MARINE PARK JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a statement announcing that the New York City Department of Education has approved the ASD Nest Program for placement at Intermediate School 278, the Marine Park Junior High School, beginning in the 2012-2013 school year:

 

“The New York City Department of Education should be commended for working with the school, and listening to the community and the parents, and granting their wish to see Intermediate School 278 designated as an ASD Nest Program site. For the past couple of years, I have strongly encouraged the Department of Education to increase their capability to serve higher functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder students by adding a program at this school.

 

April 4, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON RESTORATION OF TITLE XX FUNDING TO KEEP NEW YORK CITY SENIOR CENTERS OPEN

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member and former Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, today held a press conference with Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn, Staten Island) to announce the State Legislature’s approval of the 2011-2012 State Budget, which contained full restoration of Title XX Funding, in the amount of $22.5 million, so to keep open senior centers in New York.

 

April 4, 2011
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BROOKLYN LAWMAKERS LEAD FUNDRAISING EFFORT TO KEEP BROOKLYN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE MARCHING THIS YEAR

GRIMM, GOLDEN AND MALLIOTAKIS DONATE $2500 TO PARADE

Brooklyn- Congressman Michael Grimm (R-C, NY 13th District), State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District) today announced a combined donation of $2500 to support the 2011 Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade. The legislators are making the donation in response to the fundraising challenges parade organizers are facing this year.

April 4, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES NOMINEES FOR STATE SENATE’S 14TH ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION EVENT TO BE HELD IN ALBANY IN MAY

Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition to be honored by the State Senate. The Senate will honor distinguished women from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception on May 24th, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of an exhibit proclaiming their special contributions.

March 28, 2011
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Can you help support a Bay Ridge couple who are both diagnosed with advanced cancer?

Elisa and Nathan Bond, two artists both full of charm, humor, talent, zeal, love for each other and their families, are a couple one feels lucky to have in their life. Together for more than six years, Elisa (36) and Nathan (38) currently reside in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with their 18 month old daughter, Sadie, and their dog Griffin. They are extremely passionate people and talented in their own way - Elisa, a former teacher and aspiring actress, and Nathan, a painter - they bring their wide-ranging talents, energy and creativity to their day jobs. Elisa through real estate as a broker at Corcoran and Nathan as an educator at Parsons.

March 25, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN CRITICIZING OFFICIAL U.S. CENSUS FIGURES

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a statement strongly criticizing the United States Census Bureau in response to the announcement of the official 2010 United States Census figures:

“The United States Census Bureau did an abominable job in conducting a full and thorough count of the people who reside in New York. These depressed numbers will be sure to have a long term effect on both federal and state funding for the City of New York. The truth of the matter is that this did not have to conclude this way.

March 24, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO CRACK DOWN ON AUTO INSURANCE FRAUD

Bill Sets Tough Penalties for Staging Car Accidents

 

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) yesterday voted to pass a bill in the New York State Senate that would prevent insurance fraud by making it a felony to intentionally cause a vehicle collision. The legislation, sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R-C-I, Oneonta), targets criminals who capitalize on vulnerable motorists in attempts to profit from insurance claims.

 

March 23, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN JOINS WITH AMERICAN ITALIAN CANCER FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE FREE MAMMOGRAM SCREENINGS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is announcing his plans to host free mammography screenings in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation during the month of April at both of his district offices.

The 37 foot mobile mammography van, staffed completely by women, will be outside of his District Office located at 7408-5th Avenue on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at his office located at 3604 Quentin Road.

March 22, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN: “CHILD ABUSE HAS NO PLACE IN OUR HOMES, SCHOOLS OR SOCIETY”

Urges Colleagues to Support Legislation to Protect Our Children

Brooklyn- Responding to a recent case of physical child abuse of a 17 month old child in Brooklyn that has left the child hospitalized, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is calling on the State Legislature to act on two pieces of legislation he has introduced in the State Senate designed to combat child abuse throughout New York.

Senator Golden has introduced a bill, S. 2163, that will establish a temporary commission to study child abuse prevention and make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature for the implementation of child abuse prevention programs across New York State.

March 22, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN SEEKS COMMUNITY INPUT TO REPAIR LOCAL ROADWAYS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), today is

announcing that he is seeking community input in an effort to repair local

streets and roadways in the coming weeks following the cold days of winter.

Senator Marty Golden is asking local residents and community organizations

to report the presence of potholes, street cave-ins, depressions and

streets which require paving.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “This is the time for us as a community

to focus our attention on repairing the condition of the streets on which

we live, work and attend school. By contacting my office and advising my

staff and myself of areas that need attention, both those of street

March 18, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN CALLS ON STATE LEGISLATURE TO ACT ON LEGISLATION REINSTATING THE DEATH PENALTY FOR COP KILLERS IN NEW YORK

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), a former New York City Police Officer, today hosted a news conference in the State Capitol, calling for the Assembly and Senate to act on legislation he has introduced (S. 645) that would reinstate the death penalty for those who intentionally kill police officers, peace officers or an employee of the Department of Correctional Services in New York State.

Senator Golden’s call for action follows the recent in-the-line-of-duty deaths of New York City Police Officer Alain Schaberger and Poughkeepsie Police Detective John Falcone. Senator Golden was joined by Senator Greg Ball (R-C, 40th District) at the press conference along with other members of the Senate Republican Conference.

March 16, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON SENATE BUDGET RECOMMENDATION TO MAINTAIN TITLE XX FUNDING FOR NEW YORK CITY SENIOR CENTERS

Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Aging Committee, has issued the following statement regarding today's vote in the State Senate to approve a budget recommendation that would maintain the current level of Title XX Funding:

"The State Senate today decided that we will not allow the proposed Governor's $25 million cut to senior centers in the City of New York in our budget. Closing senior centers will be detrimental to the health and well-being of thousands of New Yorkers.

March 15, 2011
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Senator Golden Joins Senate Colleagues in Passing Legislation to Limit Protests at Military Funerals

“The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act”

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate yesterday afternoon in passing legislation (S.3901), sponsored by Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley), that would limit protests at military funerals. Called “The Specialist Thomas Wilwerth Military Dignity Act,” the proposed law is named for an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.

March 15, 2011
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Borough Taxis: Let the City Know What You Think!

You may have heard about the Mayor’s proposal to establish a new category of livery cars that can make on-street pickups outside of Manhattan just like yellow cabs do. It will give many New Yorkers a safe, reliable and convenient option for getting around. The program aims to improve taxi availability while bringing yellow-taxi-like amenities (e.g., metered fares, credit/debit card payment, easier-to-spot cabs) to the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

The City wants to hear from residents about your experiences with taxis and car services and has a developed a brief online survey where your voice can be heard. let them know what you think at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NYCTaxiSurvey

March 15, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT RELIEF EFFORTS IN WAKE OF JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE AND PACIFIC TSUNAMI

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is urging residents of the 22nd Senate District to support the American Red Cross in their efforts to assist those affected by the March 11th Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.

Senator Golden is asking neighbors and community organizations to consider making a financial contribution to support the American Red Cross by either phone, internet, mail or via text. Those interested in donating should call 1-800 RED CROSS, or visit www.redcross.org, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.00, or to mail a contribution, please send it to:

American Red Cross

P.O. Box 4002018

Des Moines, IA 50340-2018

*Please indicate Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami on the check’s memo line.

March 14, 2011
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