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The schoolyard bully is one of the greatest themes of the American coming-of-age story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2l6RnWM2tU So is overcoming them, and the further you go back in American storytelling, the more likely that involved a slug to the mouth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvijyBIgazE But, hey, this is the 21st Century and we’re civilized now, so we fight our battles with…

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Emotions ran high at February 26’s town hall meeting on illegal home conversions, a growing crisis in Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights, and Bay Ridge. The basement of Knights of Columbus (1305 86th Street) was packed with hundreds of locals frustrated by the city’s lack of response to complaints about illegally converted homes. The town hall was hosted by…

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In light of this week’s high-speed police chase across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Senator Marty Golden has proposed a new law that would increase in the penalty for unlawfully fleeing from a police officer. Suspects Anthony Mazza, 41, and Timothy Isaken, 26, fled of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force in Old Bridge, New Jersey on Tuesday, zipping through Staten Island, leading authorities across…

Transportation Senator Golden's Office
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With MTA toll and fare increases set to go into effect in March, local politicians gathered in front of the Verrazano-Narrow Bridge Friday to renew their calls for a discount plan for commuters who cross the bridge three or more times a month. Senator Marty Golden, Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, and Assemblywoman Malliotakis first proposed the plan a year ago, calling for a 58% discount…

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All are invited to a town hall meeting hosted by the Brooklyn Housing Preservation Alliance and the Dyker Heights Civic Association tomorrow night to discuss illegal home conversions that have long plagued Brooklyn neighborhoods. The meeting will be held at The Knights of Columbus (1305 86th Street) on Thursday, February 26, from 7pm-9pm. Local elected officials, community leaders, and governmental agency…

News & Features Marty Golden (Photo by Erica Sherman
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Senator Martin Golden is cracking down on illegal home conversions. Any serious injuries that occur in or around a home that has been subdivided illegally could result in the owner of the home being slapped with a felony, according to legislation proposed by the senator Friday. In addition, anyone who subdivides a residence without the proper permits…

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Commuting anywhere in this city is about to get a little bit pricier. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) board has decided to raise single-fare subway rides from $2.50 to $2.75 on March 22. As planned, unlimited monthly MetroCards will increase from $112 to $116.50, and weekly MetroCards will go up a dollar, from $30 to $31. The MTA board held public hearings last…

Food & Nightlife Lioni's Marty Golden
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What kind of sandwich would he be? As a fairly new arrival to this lovely land of Bensonhurst, today I set out to answer that question (among others), and to experience the phenomenon that is Lioni Italian Heroes (7803 15th Avenue) – which offers hundreds of sandwiches, all named after famous Italian-Americans. I am ashamed to admit that the…

News & Features Marty Golden (Photo by Erica Sherman
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State Senator Marty Golden has plundered at least $31,000 from his campaign warchest to pay off legal debts stemming from a federal investigation into his finances, reports the Daily News. The paper looked at recent campaign filings showing that the pol paid fees to attorneys at Gottlieb & Gordon LLP. Golden confirmed [U.S. Attorney Preet]…

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