STATE LAW MAKERS CALLED ON MAYOR AND GOVERNOR TO ALLOCATE $50 MILLION DOLLARS TO LOCAL COMMUNITY BASED GROUPS THAT ARE FIGHTING TO END GUN VIOLENCE
NYS Senator Eric Adams and Assemblyman Karim Camara held a press conference at the scene of the most recent shooting involving multiple victims. Law makers called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo to issue an emergency allocation of $50 million dollars to areas of the city and state that are experiencing high levels of gun violence. The money will go to resource starved local community based organizations that are fighting to end gun violence.
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NYS STATE SENATOR ERIC ADAMS DROVE FROM UPSTATE NEW YORK TO THE BRONX BORDER WITH AN ASSAULT RIFLE AND HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE TO DRAMATIZE HOW EASY IT IS TO BRING DANGEROUS WEAPONS INTO NEW YORK CITY
NYS Senator Eric Adams held a press conference with Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes and other state legislators to display how easy it is to transport an assault rifle and high capacity magazines into NYC.
At 1:00 PM, Senator Adams drove down Broadway in Yonkers, NY, and stop at the corner of Caryl Avenue, one block outside of Bronx County.
"Mayor Bloomberg's comments are irresponsible. Criminals do not go on strike. The men and women who don the police uniform daily took an oath of office to protect and serve citizens, to enforce the laws of our country, state and city, and to uphold our constitution, all of which is not dependent on any political agenda. To even suggest that police officers across this country should go on strike will create the perception of despair. Bloomberg should not send a signal of hopelessness to the American public."
STATE SENATOR ERIC ADAMS AND ASSEMBLY MEMBER HAKEEM JEFFRIES COMMEND MTA'S DECISION TO REINSTATE THE B48 BUS LINE IN THEIR DISTRICTS, AND SALUTE CONSTITUENT JACQUELINE CARTHEN FOR HER GRASSROOTS EFFORTS
On Thursday, July 19, the MTA announced the restoration and extension of over 40 bus, subway and commuter rail lines, including the reinstatement of the B48 bus line in Brooklyn.
NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS AWARDED HERO STEVEN ST. BERNARD WITH $1000
Senator Eric Adams acknowledged and honored Steven St. Bernard at the Brooklyn Cyclone’s game at MCU Park in Coney Island for his heroic act that saved a 7-year-old girl’s life.
Steven St. Bernard, a New York City bus driver who is also Vice President of his building's tenants association in Coney Island, rushed over to a building where a young girl was standing outside of a 3rd floor window on top of an air conditioner. As the young girl fell about 30 feet towards the street below, Steven St. Bernard caught her, saving her from a fatal fall; St. Bernard suffered a torn tendon in his arm.
Senator Adams attended the unveiling ceremony of Leonard "Lenny" Korben Circle. Community Board 17 hosted the ceremony. The late Leonard "Lenny" Korben served a term as First-Vice Chair of CB 17, treasurer of the East Church Avenue Merchants Association and the Chairman of the Commerce Committee for over 24 years.
NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS HOSTED A SPECIAL CLERGY LUNCHEON FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKER ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN REGARDING RESOURCES FOR HOMEOWNERS FACING FORECLOSURE
On Thursday, July 19, 2012, NYS Senator Eric Adams hosted a special clergy luncheon at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn to address solutions to the borough's foreclosure crisis. This interfaith gathering of 150 Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Sikh leaders represented a diverse cross-section of Brooklyn congregations. Clergy from different faiths offered up prayers to gain understanding and guidance about the foreclosure crisis to provide the wisdom to effectively assist their respective congregations.
Ramadan Mubarak! to all Muslims in Brooklyn as the holy month of Ramadan begins. May this period of fasting and prayer serve to find the good in all, remember those who are less fortunate and hungry, and renew a pact with God.
MEDIA ADVISORY--- COMMISSIONER RAY KELLY, COME VISIT OUR COMMUNITIES
NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS AND LEADERS OF BLACK AND LATINO ANTI-VIOLENCE GROUPS WILL INVITE POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY TO WALK WITH THEM IN HIGH CRIME AREAS TO VIEW FIRST-HAND THE GRASSROOTS EFFORTS TO STOP VIOLENCE.