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State Senator Martin J. Golden will host simultaneous free shredding events, this Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at both of his district offices: 7408 Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, and 3604 Quentin Road in Marine Park. Those attending should bring as many personal documents as they wish to shred.

A press release issued by Golden’s office states that, “Recent reports indicate that identity theft affects over 9 million Americans every year, is the fastest growing crime in America, and is the most reported consumer fraud complaint.” To that end, Golden is partnering with the community in protecting residents against identity theft.

“We all have a pile of papers in our house that we hope to one day get a chance to shred,” said Golden. “This is a great opportunity to stop by my office and get rid of those forms, bank statements, receipts and more in a safe way. Shred those papers so to make sure you have taken every precaution against the crime of identity theft.”

Golden introduced legislation (S. 6551-A) that would require credit card companies to issue New York State residents cards enabled with smart chip technology. Additionally, Golden has sponsored S.6826, which would increase the penalties for various levels of identity theft.

To learn more, contact Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044 or email

The next meeting of the Manhattan Beach Community Group (MBCG) will be Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. inside Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street at Hampton Avenue.

Guest speaker, State Senator Marty Golden, will discuss and answer your questions on topics including:

  • How does the New York State budget affect you?
  • Will your property taxes go up?
  • What is New York State doing to make sure your home is not flooded again?
  • Is the legislature allocating more funds for Sandy-damaged communities?

The MBCG encourages members of the community to attend and participate in their monthly civic meetings. For more, contact MBCG at (718) 200-1845 or, or visit

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State Senator Marty Golden is cosponsoring legislation that he believes would end the long lines for gasoline we saw following the events of Superstorm Sandy.

The proposed legislation would provide tax credits upwards of $15,000 for gas stations and other convenience stores for the purchase of generators that would keep stations running in the event of another mass power outage.

According to the press release, commercial-sized generators cost between $5,000 to $30,000 to purchase and install and cost an additional $8,000 a year to operate and maintain.

There are over 7,200 gas service stations in New York, and half of those are located in the city alone. Golden wants to ensure that when the power goes out for whatever reason, people will be able to refuel easily.

“A common sense solution like this will prevent the long lines, the arguments and give people peace of mind, knowing they will be able to get gas and subsequently travel,” Golden said.

State Senator Marty Golden. Photo by Erica Sherman

State Senator Marty Golden wants to reinstate the death penalty in New York, particularly for those who kill cops, according to a recent press release.

Golden put forward the bill in light of three cop shootings this past week.

“As a former New York City Police Officer, I know there is evil walking on the streets of the City and State of New York, endangering the lives of every single police officer…It is our responsibility to re-establish the death penalty,” Golden said in the release.

This isn’t Golden’s first attempt to bring back the death penalty, having sponsored bills that passed in the Republican Senate but failed in the Democratic Assembly.

New York State hasn’t officially executed anyone since 1963, and while Governor George Pataki in 1995 signed a statute into law allowing for lethal injections, it was declared unconstitutional in 2004 by New York’s highest court.

The practice of state executions was officially put to an end by former Governor David Paterson via executive order in 2008.

State Senator Golden’s final concert of the season in Marine Park, which was supposed to happen August 15, has been rescheduled for tomorrow, August 29. The correct information is in the flyer below:

Photo by Erica Sherman

State Senator Martin J. Golden, in conjunction with the South West Brooklyn Parks Task Force, will host a series of concerts throughout July and August in Marine Park on Fillmore Avenue.

“This summer, I am proud to host another great line up of concerts and invite music lovers and neighbors to be a part of these great evenings of music. It’s time to grab a beach chair, or a blanket, and head to our local parks on most Tuesday and Wednesday evenings,” said Golden. “The music of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, dance, classic rock, and more will be sure to get you dancing under the stars. Frankie Marra, Carl Thomas, Sound Affair, Plastic Soul and more acts will make our local park[s] alive with the music that we have come to enjoy and love.”

The 2012 Summer Concerts Complete Schedule:

July 11: Brooklyn Keys (oldies through 90’s)

July 18: Generation Gap (60’s through 90’s)

August 1: Sound Affair (60’s through 90’s dance)

August 8: Plastic Soul (60’s, 70’s, classic rock)

August 15: Out Of The Blue (classic rock and dance)

All the concerts, which begin at 7:00 p.m., are free and open to the public. Golden will also be holding a similar concert series around the Bay Ridge / Bensonhurst / Gravesend section of his district. The events are supported by Tracey Real Estate, Flushing Bank, the Bay Ridge Manor, Approved Energy, Northfield Bank, and Lifetime Vending and Amusements.

For further info and for updates on the shows, visit Golden’s website,, or follow him on Twitter @senmartygolden, or on Facebook at Martin J. Golden.

The brown-eyed/green-eyed former New York Mets catcher, Gary Carter (1954-2012). Credit: Bernard Brault / AP

Contrary to what Tom Hanks would have us believe, there is, indeed, crying in baseball.

With the possible exception of those who have the misfortune of never having watched Gary Carter play baseball, there were few people last week who were not deeply saddened by the heartbreaking passing from inoperable brain cancer of the famously affable yet hard-playing Hall of Fame catcher and slugger.

Carter was much more than just the sum of his Hall of Fame stats, and, for that, Senator Marty Golden is hoping to introduce a Resolution in the New York State Senate remembering the smiling, warm-hearted, philanthropic catcher, whom everyone called “Kid,” because of his bottomless well of childlike enthusiasm.

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We received the following press release from State Senator Marty Golden’s office:

State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is announcing that he will be offering free flu shots for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the Health Department is encouraging to get the annual flu vaccine, at two events during the first the month of October.

Free flu shots will be available to the community on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 pm at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street, and on Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Cort Club, located at 2648 Gerritsen Avenue.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “I am proud to once again partner with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York to make the flu vaccination available at no cost to residents of my district. I wish to remind everyone how important it is get a flu shot so to avoid the risk of being inflicted with the virus and falling ill this winter.”

An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.