NEW YORK, March 11, 2011 – More than 150 leaders of business, government, academia and students gathered at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) to officially launch its new Center of Innovation for Technology and Entertainment (CITE) with a panel discussion exploring innovation in the $32-billion global video games industry – a driver of technology and innovation and a growing economic sector for the state. NYU-Poly President Jerry M. Hultin, New York State Senator Martin J. Golden (R, C), representing the 22nd State Senate District in Brooklyn, and Edward Reinfurt, Executive Director of NYSTAR, cut the ribbon for CITE, funded by a $2-million state grant.
BAY RIDGE HERO, POLICE OFFICER MOIRA SMITH, 9/11/01 VICTIM, REMEMBERED
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today joined his colleagues in the New York State Senate in celebrating Women’s History Month by announcing an exhibit honoring historic New York women whose achievements in arts, science, government, military, labor, education, and social reform have earned them recognition as “Women of Distinction.”
Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-22nd Senate District) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are sponsoring legislation that would protect our communities by providing prospective employers with the means to conduct accurate criminal background checks.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the arrest of the Bay Ridge rape suspect:
“I commend 68th Precinct Deputy Inspector Eric Rodriguez and the police officers who led the investigation which has led to the arrest of an individual charged with robbery and sexual assault of two women in our neighborhood on the night of Friday, February 25, 2011.
I know that the 68th Precinct focused their efforts on bringing swift justice in this case. Such criminal and heinous behavior has no place in our society. I know that all community residents are relieved to know that this predator is behind bars this morning and are grateful for the efforts of the New York City Police Department.”
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be hosting his 5th Annual special education forum and is inviting educators and parents of students of School District 20, 21 and 22, to attend on Friday, March 11, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Regina Pacis Center located at 1258 65th Street in Brooklyn.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Richard Selznick, author of The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child.
Brooklyn - Senator Marty Golden (R,C-I–Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C Brooklyn, Staten Island) today have launched a petition drive in an effort to save senior centers slated to close following Governor Cuomo’s budget announcement. The Governor’s reductions in Title XX , estimated at $25 million, would impede funding that traditionally supports senior centers.
Senator Marty Golden, a member of the Senate Aging Committee stated, “We all know how important a neighborhood senior center is to the health, well-being and livelihood of a senior citizen here in New York. That is why I join with my colleague, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, in today starting a petition drive against these proposed state cuts that would cause senior centers to close.”
Albany - State Senators Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) Andrew J. Lanza (R-C-I, 24th District) today renewed their call to make the necessary changes in the payment structure to ensure the financial viability of Off-Track Betting Corporations (OTBs) statewide in the wake of the Suffolk County Off-Track Betting Corporation’s recent move toward filing bankruptcy and recent reports that Nassau OTB’s handle is significantly down.
Measure has Governor’s backing and is set to become law
Albany- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today joined with the New York State Senate in voting to give final legislative approval today to legislation (S.3500) sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), Chairman of the Senate Elections Committee, to ensure that special elections in New York State provide more time for military absentee ballots to be mailed and counted.
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R, C) is pleased to announce that the community voice has been heard on the co-location of the New American Academy at Marine Park Junior High School.
Senator Golden stated “Once again my constituents came forth with opposition to a Department of Education plan for IS 278 and I made sure that they were heard. It is with great satisfaction that I announce this victory.
New legislation imposes a three strike rule, targeting repeat offenders
Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I–Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C–Brooklyn, Staten Island) are proposing new drunk driving laws in response to a rash of recent cases across the state. The proposal takes a new approach to penalizing repeat drunk drivers.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Transportation has approved his requests to install a traffic light at a busy intersection in the immediate vicinity of the parish and school at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Bensonhurst.
The Department of Transportation has approved a new traffic signal at the intersection of 15th Avenue and 74th Street and the light should be installed by May 31st.
Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today cautioned Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team against advancing proposals that would directly lead to the reduction of essential services and the possible closing of some city hospitals that serve our most vulnerable population.
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R, C) would like to assist the Long Island Senior Games Board of Directors in promoting the Long Island Senior Games of 2011. This is the thirteenth annual GAMES and they will run from May 20th through June 18th. The games are open to people fifty years of age or older and consist of over forty competitive and non-competitive medal and ribbon events. There may me certification in some events to allow the participants to qualify for the National Senior Games.
Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) together with the Chinese American Partnership Inc. has announced plans to host the 9th Annual Lunar New Year celebration at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601-80th Street in Brooklyn, on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will include cultural performances, food, and entertainment.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “I am pleased to announce and invite the community to attend my annual celebration of Lunar New Year for the communities of South Brooklyn. This year, Happy 4709, we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. As in the past, this event will be sure to be one filled with happiness and good wishes for health, prosperity and a great new year.”
Albany- State Senators Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) and Andrew J. Lanza (R-Staten Island), today introduced legislation that would allow a vendor selected by an RFP process and approved by the State Racing and Wagering Board, to run the New York City off-track betting corporation and resume operations in a manner that would support the New York state horse racing industry.
Legislation Would Toughen Laws & Penalties for Sex Offenses
The New York State Senate today passed a package of bills that would strengthen laws and toughen criminal penalties for certain sex offenses related to rape and child pornography. In addition, bills were passed to expand information on criminal background checks for individuals applying for employment in law enforcement and increasing penalties for the crime of criminally negligent homicide.
Legislation (S.1826), sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-C, Rockville Centre), would require consecutive prison sentences for each separate act of rape when an individual is convicted of multiple counts.
Senator Marty Golden (R,C–Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C – Brooklyn, Staten Island) recently held a press conference denouncing proposed cuts in Governor Cuomo’s executive budget that would result in the painful closure of Brooklyn senior centers. The governor’s reductions in Title XX would re-route funding that traditionally supports senior centers to other programs, unfairly targeting our senior population.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will be hosting his 5th Annual special education forum and is inviting educators and parents of students of School District 20, 21 ad 22 to attend on Friday, March 11, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Regina Pacis Center located at 1258 65th Street in Brooklyn.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Richard Selznick, author of The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child. The event will also feature a panel of experts who will discuss and answer questions from those in attendance on a variety of important topics. Informational tables featuring local advocacy organizations, community resources and State and City agencies devoted to special education will be available.