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SENATOR GOLDEN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO CREATE A COMMISSION ON CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has introduced legislation in the New York State Senate,

S. 7514, 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. The legislation is sponsored by Senators Frank Padavan (R-Queens) and Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island).

April 29, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN OFFERS MTA SOLUTION TO SAVE OVERNIGHT BUS SERVICE IN GERRITSEN BEACH

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has sent a letter to Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Jay Walder offering a solution to offset the proposed termination of overnight bus service on the B31 in Gerritsen Beach.

April 28, 2010
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LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE FOR TITLE “STATE SENATOR FOR A DAY”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that the finalists have been selected in his 8th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest.

This contest invited local school children of District 20, District 21 and District 22 to write essays no more than 250-words which began with the phrase, “If I were a State Senator for A Day...”. Throughout the essay, the students write about issues facing the community such as public safety, park improvements, educational needs, and traffic concerns.

April 27, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST MARINE PARK TOWN HALL MEETING FOCUSED ON PUBLIC UTILITIES AND ENERGY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden is announcing that he will be hosting a town hall meeting with a focus on energy delivery on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Intermediate School 278, Marine Park Junior High School, located at 1925 Stuart Street in Brooklyn.

 

April 26, 2010
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MAMMOGRAMS SAVE LIVES: GOLDEN PROMOTES ADELPHI’S NY STATEWIDE BREAST CANCER HOTLINE AND SUPPORT PROGRAM

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden today has joined with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their annual Mother’s Day breast cancer awareness campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

Senator Golden stated, “Mother’s Day is a significant time to remind women to get mammograms. I hope that this Mother’s Day women will take the time to make an appointment for a mammogram. Approximately 95 percent of all mammograms prove to be normal.”

April 22, 2010
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Park Slope Geriatric Day Center & Bay Ridge Center presents

Dessert with the Authors

Booksigning with Drs. Rosemary Laird & James Huysman,

Opening remarks by New York State Senator Martin J. Golden

April 20, 2010
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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.

April 15, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION GREEK HERITAGE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, along with AHEPA, Brooklyn Chapter 41 and the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, recently hosted a community celebration of Greek heritage and honored five distinguished honorees, as well as the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, each for their contributions to the greater Bay Ridge community, on Sunday afternoon, April 11, 2010, at the Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis School.

April 14, 2010
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SENATORS GOLDEN AND COLLEAGUES CALL FOR PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO SELECT AQUEDUCT VLT VENDOR

In an effort to restore public trust and bring a decade-long ordeal to an end, New York State Senators Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), Roy McDonald (R-C-I, Saratoga) and Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury) today joined Assemblyman Tony Jordan (R,C-Jackson) to call for passage of legislation (S7214-A) to establish an open, transparent and expedited process to select a video lottery gaming operator to develop and operate a VLT gaming facility at Aqueduct Raceway in Queens.

April 13, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST MARINE PARK TOWN HALL MEETING FOCUSED ON PUBLIC UTILITIES AND ENERGY

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden is announcing that he will be hosting a town hall meeting with a focus on energy delivery on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Intermediate School 278, Marine Park Junior High School, located at 1925 Stuart Street in Brooklyn.

 

April 12, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN REMINDS BROOKLYN RESIDENTS THAT THERE ARE SIX DAYS LEFT TO RETURN 2010 CENSUS FORMS

Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is urging residents of his district and throughout Brooklyn to complete their 2010 United States Census forms and mail them in time to meet the April 16th deadline. Senator Golden is responding to local reports of a very low return rate both in his district and in Brooklyn.

April 12, 2010
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Eagle Scout Project

Senator Golden has been asked to share the below information on behalf of a boy scout who is working towards the rank of Eagle Scout.

April 9, 2010
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Third Avenue Survey

The Merchants of Third Avenue Civic Improvement Association, a non-profit serving the Third Avenue retail corridor for over 30 years is conducting a study, an in-depth survey of local residents that will help:

· Understand the buying habits and desires of the community;

· Gain insight from local consumers to improve business practices, products and promotions;

· Communicate with the community about events, new store openings and special offers;

April 8, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR LOCAL LEADERS IN CELEBRATION OF GREEK HERITAGE

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) is announcing that he will be honoring local leaders at a celebration of Greek Heritage in Brooklyn.

Senator Golden will also be recognizing the long standing contributions of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church to the greater Bay Ridge community.

The honorees to be recognized are as follows:

Basil Capetanakis, Merchant and Civic Leader, Former Member of Community Board 10

Stella Kokolis, Educator and Founder and President of Hellenic American Teachers Federation

April 7, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES NOMINEES FOR “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders within the 22nd Senate District, whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction”.

April 1, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON COURT RULING “THREE STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT” UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s federal appeals court ruling finding that a key provision of New York State’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” law sentencing repeat offenders more harshly is unconstitutional.

April 1, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS N.Y.C. TRANSIT AUTHORITY TO FIX LEAKS AT BAY RIDGE AVENUE TRAIN STATION

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued a letter to Thomas Prendergast, President of the New York City Transit Authority, asking that the conditions of the Bay Ridge Avenue train station be inspected and measures be taken to prevent heavy accumulation of water and leaking at the station in the future. The text of the letter is below.

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March 30, 2010

Thomas Prendergast, President

MTA NYC Transit

2 Broadway

New York, New York 10004

Dear Mr. Prendergast,

March 31, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN SAYS NEW YORK KIDS LEFT AT THE BOTTOM BECAUSE OF RACE TO THE TOP

Senator Martin J. Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) has called for all the members of the New York State Senate to support legislation he has introduced which would allow the State to compete for federal money from the Race to the Top program. Golden’s legislation would lift the cap on the number of charter schools in New York from 200 to 460.

March 30, 2010
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NEW MEDICAID FRAUD SCAMS HIGHLIGHT URGENT NEED TO FIGHT BACK

Senate Republicans Recommend Reforms To Stop Medicaid Fraud That’s Driving Up Local Property Taxes

Albany- New reports today of Medicaid fraud scams in New York City highlight the urgent need to stop Medicaid fraud and abuse that is driving up state and local spending and property taxes, Senator Marty Golden said.

March 30, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT IN VOTE TO CUT SERVICES MTA CHAIRMAN AND BOARD MEMBERS TO EXPRESS

URGES MTA TO USE ADDITIONAL REVENUE THROUGH STIMULUS FUNDS AND PREVENTING FARE BEATERS AS POTENTIAL MEANS TO SAVE SERVICES

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued a letter to MTA Chairman Jay Walder and all members of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board in response to the Board’s March 24, 2010 vote which will severely impact the transportation services in his district.

Senator Golden attended and spoke at the MTA Board meeting yesterday. The text of the letter is below.

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March 25,2010

March 25, 2010
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