Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) is proud to announce plans to host a “Brooklyn’s 1st Christmas Village” on Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cannon Ball Park, located at 100th Street and 4th Avenue. The event is being organized in an effort to help local families in need this holiday season.

The event will feature a chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman and friends, be entertained by carolers and see Brooklyn’s own Rockettes in a special Christmas Show. There will be candy canes, hot chocolate, and more, and a U.S. Postal Mailbox which will provide direct mail service to the North Pole for letters to Santa.

“Cyber Monday,” the day after the traditional Thanksgiving weekend start to the holiday shopping season, begins a flurry of online purchasing that generated nearly $1 billion worth of spending by Americans in 2009. 

That’s an incredible amount, one that also signals an unprecedented exchange of online information.  But it also compels this reminder: Don’t overlook the privacy and other public policy issues raised by our ongoing leap into this age of modern technology.

Senator Owen H. Johnson was pleased to join friends of the National Kidney Registry in honoring John Pickett and Michael Brown at The Second Annual National Kidney Registry Gala.  The two highly valued employees of the Atlantic Automotive Group were honored for their commendable involvement in many local charitable organizations.  The event, which took place at the La Grange Inn on November 17, 2010, raised critically important funds for The National Kidney Registry.

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the State Education advisory panel that yesterday voted to recommend denying a waiver that would permit Cathie Black to be appointed as the next New York City public schools chancellor:

“I strongly disagree with the members of the State Education Commissioner’s advisory panel who believe that Cathie Black is undeserving of the waiver necessary in order for her to be named the next schools chancellor. The members obviously didn’t do their homework and research her educational background, her experience and her achievements.

 On Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 10:30AM, NYS Senator Eric Adams, NYS Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, and NYS Assemblyman Marcos Crespo will call on State Education Commissioner David Steiner to adhere to the requirements of NYS law and to the recommendation of his own appointed panel of experts to deny Cathy Black a waiver for the post of NYC Public Schools Chancellor

NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “New York State law requires that school superintendents have a minimum of three years teaching experience and do graduate work in ‘school administration.’ The mayor’s nominee, Cathleen Black, satisfies neither prerequisite.


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The following letter regarding the November 29th extraordinary session from Senator John L. Sampson to Senator Dean Skelos was delivered Tuesday afternoon.

Dear Senator Skelos,