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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES CITY TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN HERO FROM BROOKLYN RESTORED

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, is announcing that through his efforts, a plaque posthumously honoring United States Army Private First Class Armond Cutinella, has been restored.

January 25, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS NAMES MARTY GOLDEN AS SENATE MAJORITY REP TO MTA CAPITAL PROGRAM REVIEW BOARD

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today appointed Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) as the Senate Majority’s representative to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Capital Program Review Board.

The Board is responsible for overseeing and approving the MTA’s five year capital spending programs.  The last full 5-year MTA capital plan totaled more than $21 billion.

January 20, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN, MEMBER OF THE SENATE HEALTH COMMITTEE, JOINS WITH HEALTHCARE EXPERTS TO DETERMINE BEST METHODS TO REFORM MEDICAID

Albany- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), joined with other members of the Senate Health Committee and health care experts earlier this week during a public roundtable to discuss the most effective and efficient methods to reform New York State’s Medicaid program.

“We have to stop talking about it, and start implementing, serious systematic changes and for the benefit of all New Yorkers, our hospitals, nursing homes and other components of our health care system. If we do not redesign the system and put cost efficient mechanisms in place, the financial impact to our State and the quality of care available to New Yorkers will be devastated,” said Senator Marty Golden.

January 20, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN, SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER, VOTES TO CREATE A NEW YORK SPENDING CAP IN AN EFFORT TO TURN STATE’S ECONOMY AROUND

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who last week was appointed as a member of the New York State Senate Finance Committee, today voted to support legislation (S. 1892) that would enact a two percent state spending cap.

This will be the third time that Senate Republicans have voted to pass a state spending cap that ensures New York spends no more than taxpayers can afford. The cap, which would be set at 2 percent or 120 percent of the CPI (currently 1.9 percent), whichever is lower, would ensure that the state reduces spending and lives within its budget, easing the burden on taxpayers.

January 20, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON MAYOR BLOOMBERG’S FINANCIAL REFORM PROPOSAL

New York – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, has issued a statement in response to Mayor Bloomberg’s financial reform proposal as outlined in today’s State of the City Address:

 

“Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlighted the need to reduce the cost of government, and prevent tax increases, so to balance the City budget. This is a message of financial responsibility that will resonate with New Yorkers in each of our five boroughs because hardworking New Yorkers understand that tax increases make it less possible to live, work and raise a family here in New York.

 

January 19, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN: SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY WILL NOT UTILIZE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY AS THEY BUILD NEW BROOKLYN SCHOOL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn is announcing that the New York City School Construction Authority has notified the four homeowners of the 300 Block of 72nd Street, in the immediate vicinity of the construction site of the future P.S. 331, that the designer and contractor are able to construct the school without having to enter their properties.

January 19, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN SWORN IN TO SERVE FIFTH TERM IN STATE SENATE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) was sworn in to serve his fifth term in the New York State Senate at a ceremony held on Thursday, January 13, 2011, at Intermediate School 228, 228 Avenue S, corner of West 5th Street, in Brooklyn.

Judge Vincent Del Giudice, Justice of the Supreme Court, administered the oath of office. The ceremony was attended by more than 300 people including Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Assemblymembers Nicole Malliotakis and Alec Brook-Krasny, and City Councilmen Vincent Gentile and David Greenfield. The ceremony featured music by the I.S. 228 David A. Boody Jazz Band and Chorus, a performance by the I.S. 228 Asian Dance Troop and a musical presentation by the I.S. 228 David A. Boody Chamber Music.

January 18, 2011
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATE AGING COMMITTEE MEMBER MARTY GOLDEN ON ASSAULT AND ROBBERY OF BROOKLYN SENIOR

“GRANNY’S LAW” WILL SEE JUSTICE SERVED

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden, (R-C-I, Brooklyn), member of the New York State Senate Aging Committee and the author of the New York State Law known as “Granny’s Law” today issued the following statement in response to reports of the assault and robbery of Brooklyn’s 81-year old Madeline Klima:

 “New Yorkers have again watched a coward prey, rob and injure a honest, hard-working senior citizen, because criminals find seniors less able to defend themselves. The video stuns and horrifies all of us, and at the same time, reminds us that there are evil people who find it acceptable to brutalize our senior citizens.

January 13, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN MAKES 2011 NYC PARKING CALENDAR AVAILABLE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today is announcing that his office has made available the 2011 New York City Parking Calendar at his district offices.

 

The parking calendar features a listing of the 2011 Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspension Calendar for the new year. The calendar also features an explanation of parking signs as well as important phone numbers to help you navigate parking violations, gather information on street cleaning rules, towed vehicle information, report transportation related complaints and inquire about construction projects effecting travel in New York City.

 

January 11, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO PROVIDE FREE INCOME TAX SERVICE TO SENIOR CITIZENS AND LOW INCOME RESIDENTS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has announced that he will provide free income tax preparation services, for the 14th year, to senior citizens and residents of his district earning less than $30,000.

 

Appointments will be available at his district office located at 7408-5th Avenue, from February 5th through April 14th, every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

January 11, 2011
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON GOVERNOR CUOMO’S STATE OF THE STATE SPEECH

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement in response to today’s State of the State speech by Governor Andrew Cuomo:

“Governor Cuomo has spoken to the people of New York State and has addressed some of the true concerns of this State. As we face nearly a $10 billion dollar budget deficit, we must reduce spending as the Governor is proposing, but we must make these cuts in areas where we have been wasteful in the past and where the cuts are most acceptable.

Past Governors have tried simple across the board cuts to balance budgets. These kinds of moves generally don’t get at the underlying programs of waste, fraud and abuse that reside in some government programs.

January 6, 2011
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Senator Golden's Oath of Office

Swearing In Ceremony

of

Martin J. Golden

to the New York State Senate

Thursday, January 13, 2011

6:30 p.m.

Oath of Office Administered by Kings County Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Giudice

Refreshments to follow

Intermediate School 228

228 Avenue S

Brooklyn, New York 11223

For additional information, please contact (718) 233-2537.

January 13, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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SENATOR GOLDEN ON SNOWSTORM OUTREACH

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has maintained office hours for constituent concerns throughout the aftermath of the storm. Hundreds of unplowed streets have been reported as well as abandoned cars to be towed. Throughout the aftermath of the storm maintaining contact with city officials as well as CERT and the volunteer ambulance groups has been a priority and is starting to pay off.

Senator Golden stated “Today most streets in my district are plowed and those that have not been done will be today according to the Mayor’s office. The hundreds of unplowed streets in the different neighborhoods have been one of my priorities these last few days.”

December 30, 2010
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Blood Donations Needed Due to Inclement Weather

There is such a great demand for blood in our community and in our City reports indicate that every three seconds, someone needs blood. With the inclement weather donations are down making the need even greater. I would like to urge those eligible to donate blood to help their fellow New Yorkers in their time of need. . Please contact the New York Blood Center at 800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org to find a location near you to make a donation. You can also contact the Coney Island Hospital Blood Bank at 718-616-4460 or at http://www.coneyislandhospital.com/service.php?SIID=119

December 29, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GOLDEN ON LOCAL CONDITIONS FOLLOWING SNOWSTORM

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the weather related events of this past weekend:

 

“I am maintaining contact with and have spoke with City officials, the Mayor’s office, the Sanitation Department, our local police precincts, our hospitals and our volunteer ambulance services and the New York City Transit Authority, to bring to their attention the concerns of our community. I have made it clear to City authorities that resources must be deployed to our area to ensure public safety and so to also allow people to move around in some manner.

 

December 28, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS THAT PAROLE BE DENIED FOR MICHAEL ALSTON

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer and member of the State Senate Codes Committee, has sent a letter to Chairwoman Evans of the New York State Division of Parole asking that parole be denied for Michael Alston.

Michael Alston was convicted of killing NYPD Sergeant Keith Levine in 1991. Recent reports indicate that a parole hearing is scheduled for January 7, 2011. A copy of the letter is attached.

 

December 28, 2010
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State Senator Marty Golden and Assemblywoman-Elect Malliotakis Celebrate the Holidays with Lutheran Medical Center

State Senator Marty Golden (R, C, I - Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman-elect Nicole Malliotakis (R, C - Staten Island/Bay Ridge) today celebrated the holiday season with children from Lutheran Medical Center's Magical Years Early Childhood Center. The two legislators donated bins full of toys from their holiday toy drive. The toys were donated by members of the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church.

"I was overwhelmed by the amount of toys donated. The bins were literally overflowing with gifts," said Malliotakis. "This is yet another example of the generosity that makes me so proud to be a part of this community. I am pleased to work with Senator Golden and our community organizations to make this is a special holiday for Brooklyn's children."

December 22, 2010
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN SECURES TRAFFIC LIGHT BY FONTBONNE HALL ACADEMY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that the New York City Department of Transportation has approved his request to install a traffic light at a busy intersection at the corner of the block of Fontbonne Hall Academy.

The Department of Transportation has approved a traffic signal to be installed at the intersection of 99th Street and Shore Road by March 31, 2011.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “This corner has long been one where a traffic light has been requested by the parents, administration and students of Fontbonne Hall Academy.

December 17, 2010
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A Letter to New Yorkers

Dear New Yorkers,

For the last two years, the Democrat-controlled State government has launched a merciless assault on the quality of life of our State residents.

Under their leadership, the Democrats took more of your hard earned money through higher taxes while at the same time killing over 245,000 jobs in 2009 alone.

They eliminated our STAR rebate checks, which were given to every homeowner to feed the super-sized state budgets that increased spending by over 14 billion in two years. Additionally, their infamous MTA bailout saddled every church, charity, school and small business with a job-killing payroll tax while leaving upstate bridges and roads to crumble.

December 16, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN AND SANTA CLAUS HOST CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, in partnership with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, hosted a Christmas Tree lighting last evening in McKinley Park to bring out the holiday spirit at this time of year.

 

Senator Golden stated, "During the Christmas season, and all year, residents of our community should join together in the Christmas spirit and exhibit good will to serve the most needy." The Christmas Tree lighting featured Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and a special visit from Santa Claus.

December 15, 2010
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