Martin Golden

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    July 3, 2012

    State Sen. Marty Golden Wants To Teach Ladies 'The Feminine Presence.' We Ask For His Help!

    To The Honorable State. Sen. Martin Golden, of The Venerable 22nd District: Sir, it has been brought to my attention that you intend to hold a taxpayer-funded career-development workshop in which you will instruct the fairer sex in the feminine arts. Specifically, as has been reported by City & S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Taxi Bill Letting Livery Drivers Pick Up Street Hails in Outer Boroughs Passes Assembly

    ​Despite yellow cabs surrounding the New York Capitol building today to protest legislation that would let livery drivers pick up passengers who hail them in the outer boroughs and northern Manhattan, the Assembly has passed the bill in an 110-28 vote, reports the AP. Yellow cab drivers had ar ... More >>

  • News

    August 4, 2010

    Shutting Upstate Jails for City Kids Has Made a Fiery Bronx Bureaucrat a Host of Enemies

    People upstate consider the Bronx's Gladys Carrión Satan incarnate

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    State Recognition of Out-of-State Gay Unions Again Upheld in Court

    ​Back in 2008 the Alliance Defense Fund of Scottsdale, Arizona, and state senators Martin Golden and Serphin Maltese sued New York because Governor Paterson had directed state authorities to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere. They lost in State Supreme Court. The Fund went back at it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    $85 Million in Albany Member Items Disbursed for Parrot Adoption, Self-Esteem, Etc.

    The state senate laid out its new member items, and it's hilarious or grim reading depending on whether you read it as a student of human nature, or as a taxpayer. Jimmy Vielkind has the list. The $85 million feedbag of discretionary items for senators' constituents includes $2 million for Pedro Es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    On Third Avenue. Albany went coup-coup! Pedro Espada Jr. seized the state senate with the help of Hiram Monserrate and billionaire Tom Golisano. After some skirmishes, which saw Tom Duane appearing to lean GOP to save gay marriage, the Dems locked the chamber, but Espada got the key and the GOP w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Marty Golden Happy Now With His Pal Hiram

    Back in January, senate Republicans called Hiram Monserrate a "ticking time bomb" who shouldn't be allowed to contaminate the august state senate chambers. Now, questions about that old girlfriend stabbing incident are just "nit picking" about their new pal Hiram.That's the latest harvest in the bum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Hebrew Academy Charter Panned, Jeered at Marine Park Hearing

    The city is eager to put a charter school called Hebrew Language Academy, bankrolled by the Stenhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, in Marine Park. There have been objections from civil libertarians and from Diane Ravitch to the presumed religious nature of the school. But yesterday, GerritsenBeach. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Mike "Mad as Hell" Bloomberg Forgot to Phone Albany

    Remember last month when Mayor Mike Bloomberg was really really angry over the state legislature's failure to deal with soaring MTA fare hikes? When he wanted us all to call up and, in our best Peter Finch "Network" imitation rant, tell those rascals in Albany that "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Monserrate Loses Chairmanship, Says Attack was "Accident"

    State Senator Hiram Monserrate, who was indicted yesterday for attacking his girlfriend with glass (either a "slashing" or a "beating," depending on how you read it), will be allowed to keep his seat -- until he is thrown in prison, at least -- but has been been removed from the chairmanship of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Rockefeller Drug Law Reform Coming Up in Albany?

    This week, possibly today, the state assembly is voting on a bill that would begin in earnest the much-discussed and long-delayed reform of the Rockefeller drug laws that since the early 70s have put and kept many minor offenders in prison, which opponents say have been costly and counterproductive, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Monserrate Goes to Senate, But Loses Glasses

    The Daily News says the surveillance tape that shows Hiram Monserrate dragging girlfriend Karla Giraldo around after he cracked a glass across her face does not support his allegation that the glass-smashing was an accident. "The woman looks scared out of her mind and trying to get away from this gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Skelos Gets Union Bigs to Meet with Dem Albany Rebels

    There is little news coming out of Albany, but the estimable Liz Benjamin notes an ominous sign for the state senate Democrats, whose hope to claim a majority in Wednesday's vote is clouded by a rebel faction of city senators: Republican leader Dean Skelos is arranging for representatives of 1199 SE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Monserrate Claims Gal Pal Bash an Accident; GOP May Block Him

    If he's convicted on felony charges for assaulting his girlfriend last Friday, incoming state senator Hiram Monserrate will be forced out of his new seat. Unwilling to wait for the slow wheels of justice to grind, Senate Republicans will try to deny Monserrate the seat in the first place, the Post r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Marty Golden's Got Some Golden Chutzpah on Monserrate Seat

    Brooklyn state senator Martin Golden is threatening to block accused girlfriend slasher Hiram Monserrate from taking his seat as a new senator from Queens next month unless his felony rap is resolved. "The last thing the people of the city and state of New York want to see is someone in the Senate ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008
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    September 10, 2008

    9/11, 5 Boroughs

    Commemorations of the attacks of September 11, 2001 are planned or have been held in all five boroughs. Mayor Bloomberg will hold a private remembrance tomorrow at Zuccotti Park at Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Street, starting at 8:40 a.m. The victims' named will be read and four momen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Big Gay-Marriage Win for Gov in State Supreme Court

    In May, with a gay-marriage bill stalled in the State Senate, Governor David Paterson directed that same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions be recognized by the State. This effectively gave gay-married couples rights equivalent to those of straight husbands and wives. State Senators Mart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Golisano's Senate Picks: Mostly (and in NYC, Only) Same-Old

    Politics on the Hudson reports that Tom Golisano, one-man PAC, has made 39 Responsible New York endorsements for the State Senate. In general, he favored Democrats narrowly (25-22) and incumbents widely. But in New York City Districts, he favored Democrats widely (14-2), and only chose incumbents. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    Aftershock: 'Torture' v. Treatment, Act II

    For almost a year New York State education officials wrestled with what to do about the Judge Rotenberg Center, the Massachusetts school that uses skin shocks and other "aversive therapies" to address severe behavioral problems in its retarded, autistic, or otherwise challenged students, most of who ... More >>

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    May 30, 2006
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    September 30, 2003
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    October 26, 1999

    The Five Percent Solution

    Fraction of Voters to Decide on Rudy's Referendum