Senator Adams was the guest speaker at the Brooklyn Farragut Lions Club, where the theme for the event was "Unity in Service, Care and Support for our Community, Organizations and Individuals" which honored those individuals and organziations for their dedication of service to their community.
Senator Adams visited the Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices school and center for children with autism, where he greeted students and spoke with the administration about the services they provide to the Borough Park community.
NYS Senators Eric Adams, Velmanette Montgomery, Kevin Parker, John Sampson, and Daniel Squadron respond to SUNY Downstate Medical Center's assertion of economic hardship and its request to support the hospital's financial restructuring.
Senator Adams, along wtih the Brooklyn Delegation of the New York State Legislature held a town hall meeting to discuss the fiscal status of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and its relation to services and jobs that are provided. Below are some key important facts about the status of SUNY Downstate Medical Center:
· Who are the patients who rely on Downstate for care?
Senator Adams was a guest speaker at Community Board 17's Annual Retreat, where he shared a presentation about child sex abuse, how to detect the signs of a pediophile and next steps if one suspects a child has been abused.
Senator Adams served as an honorary judge for Gallop NYC's annual "Ride with Pride" Show. The organization works with children and adults facing various challenges by helping them to overcome old hurdles and embrace new possibilities.
Senator Adams and Assemblyman Ortiz, with the parents of Briana Ojeda held a press conference calling for the passage of Briana's Law S. 3974/A.1544. Briana Ojeda, an 11 year old girl, passed away in August 2010. Briana suffered an asthma attack while playing in Carroll Gardens Park and was en route to the hospital when her mother was stopped by a police officer. Briana's Law will require that all police men and women, across New York State, be retrained in CPR and first aid every two year after they join the force.
Senator Adams is joined with photographer Anthony Whitaker, and other elected officials of the NYS Senate. His photo, "Steel Standing" captured the World Trade Center after the devastating 911 attacks. The artist-graphic designer explains,“The physical essence was so strong, as if it was saying, ‘I am steel,’ because that’s what it was, and ‘I am standing,’ because that’s what it was doing. So, he named it ‘Steel Standing.’ “With a click of his camera, Whitaker, a Con Edison engineer by trade, documented the World Trade Center at the nation’s crossroads of devastation and determined resolve and heroism and hell on earth."
The NYPD Youth Services Section will be accepting applications for the NYPD Summer Youth Police Academy 2012 now through June 22, 2012. The Summer Youth Academy provides youth with an unique opportunity to interact with law enforcement professionals, learn life skills and more. The program is for youths between the ages ...of 10-16, and takes place five days a week for six weeks during the summer, culminating in a graduation ceremony at One Police Plaza.
The application is available here:http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/community_affairs/2012ypaapplication.PDF
For additional information, please contact the NYPD-Youth Services at 718 834-8855 or 646 610-5323.
Anne L. Thompson-Scretching is a 37-year resident of Patio Gardens in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Raised in the Van Dyke Projects in Brownsville, she was considered a slow learner due to a reading disorder now known as dyslexia. However, she was able to overcome this challenge thanks to a dedicated teacher, Ms. DeGrass, and she learned to read at the age of 9.