Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), this week welcomed the 2010 “State Senator for a Day” contest winner, McKinley Junior High School 8th Grade student Norman Zhao, to the State Capitol in Albany. Senator Golden invites the contest winner to visit him in Albany and to watch the State Senate in session.
In his essay, Norman wrote about the importance of the Brooklyn Public Library, and how as a Senator, he would work to prevent any budget cuts to libraries.
Senator Marty Golden and members of the Republican Conference today called on the State Parole Board to deny the release of convicted cop-killer Anthony Blanks, who is scheduled for a parole hearing Tuesday morning at Shawangunk State Prison in Wallkill, NY. The Senators were joined by former Larchmont Mayor Liz Feld and Larchmont Chief of Police John Poleway.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), joined by Fort Hamilton Army Base Commander Stephen Smith and local elected officials, hosted his annual “Support Our Troops” rally yesterday at John Paul Jones Park located at 101st Street and 4th Avenue.
Yesterday Senate Republicans stood with law enforcement officials from across the state to express our outrage at the release of Shuaib Raheem, who murdered a New York City Police Officer in cold blood, and to keep the parole board from repeating the same mistake with cop killer John MacKenzie.
Recent Actions by NYS Parole Board Let Dangerous Cop Killers Back on the Streets
In the wake of the decision last week by the New York State Parole Board to release a dangerous cop killer onto the streets, and as they consider the release of yet another cop killer today, Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, Senator Marty Golden and members of the Republican Conference today joined with representatives of police organizations from throughout the state to call for stronger parole laws to keep violent criminals behind bars where they belong.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is strongly denouncing a recent 2-1 decision by the New York State State Parole Board to grant parole and release cop-killer Shuaib Raheem.
Shuaib Raheem was a Muslim militant who was involved in a botched armed robbery at John & Al’s Sporting Goods in Williamsburg, in January 1973. The incident resulted in the death of Patrolman Stephen Gilroy and injured Patrolman Frank Carpentier during a 47 hour hostage siege.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has named United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Ruben R. Pratts to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Lance Corporal Pratts was inducted into the Veterans Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Albany earlier this week.
The New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.
This is to advise you that there will be no R service in Brooklyn for the upcoming weekend of Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6. This planned track outage will accommodate several subway projects including work on the 86th Street R Station at 4th Avenue.
R service will operate between Whitehall Street, Manhattan and 71 Avenue, Queens.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) announced the Senate’s 2010 Summer Reading Challenge, which urges young students to “Make A Splash—READ!” This annual program asks students to record a summary of three books in an official Summer Reading Journal.
In partnership with New York Libraries, Sen. Golden encourages students to participate in the summer reading program. Student who successfully complete their journal will be awarded a certificate of achievement from Senator Marty Golden.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced plans to host his annual “Support Our Troops” rally on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at John Paul Jones Park located at 101st Street and 4th Avenue.
Senator Golden is inviting residents of the community to join with veterans and family members of active servicemen and women in sending a message of support to our troops both home and overseas. The event will surely have patriotism on display, with a ceremony built around support of our Nation and our military.
Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement following the charter school vote today in the New York State Senate:
“Today, Democrats in both houses of the New York State Legislature turned their backs on the more than 1.1 million schoolchildren of New York City who should be given every educational opportunity possible.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, today hosted a breakfast awards ceremony for local veterans as part of the community’s celebration and recognition of Veteran’s Day.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden this week honored community activist Mary Clavin, for her outstanding work on behalf of our community, with special recognition from the State Senate as a 2010 New York “Woman of Distinction.” Senator Golden presented the award to Mary Clavin, who was joined by her husband Peter, at a ceremony held in the State Capitol in Albany.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) hosted his 7th Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival on this past Sunday at McKinley Park. The event, which was well attended, is held each year in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage which is the month of May.
The program included ethnic dances including the Chinese Lion Dance, demonstration of Buddhist Monk Kung Fu, Korean Taekwondo, Thai dance, Malaysian dance, Burmese dance and Chinese dance. A wide array of ethnic food, arts and crafts and prizes were available as well.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), is announcing his 8th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest ceremony on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Public School 204, located at 8101-15th Avenue in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is echoing his call that the MTA’s plan to restructure the B70, so to partially supplement service along the current B37 route, is not sufficient and will leave this community underserved. Senator Golden attended and spoke at a rally this past Saturday at the B37 bus stop outside Foodtown at 91st Street and 3rd Avenue.
Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, today has sent a letter to Rand Beers, Undersecretary for National Proection & Program with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, urging the federal government to allocate funding to New York City to expand the Lower Manhattan Security Initiative to include Times Square.
Senator Marty Golden is a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs.