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Constituent Spotlight: Traci Johnson

Traci Johnson, a native New Yorker, taught Chemistry and Earth Science for the Board of Education for a little over 15 years.  In 2007, she started the skateboarding company Culture Skateboards, and last year built the second concrete skate park in Brooklyn.

February 1, 2012
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From the Desk of NYS Senator Eric Adams

We are currently unable to receive phone calls at our district office due to problems with Verizon's underground cables.  Our Albany office stands ready to provide assistance at 518-455-2431.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

January 25, 2012
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Senator Adams Keynotes at Law Enforcement Appreciation Service

Senator Adams was the keynote speaker at a Law Enforcement Appreciation Service at the Nazarene Congregational Church.  Police officers, EMS workers, correctional officers and court officers of New York City and State were honored for their hard work and dedication to the improvement and safety of our communities.  Senator Adams' words were well received by the special guests and congregation, inspiring them that individual and collective efforts make the difference.

January 10, 2012
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Statement from NYS Senator Eric Adams: NYS Law Makers Should Not Change Gun Laws for Out-of-Town Visitors

Senator Adams states arrest of South Carolina man carrying machine gun reinforces NYS law makers should not change gun laws for out-of-town visitors

On Monday, January 2, a South Carolinian man was arrested for possession of two guns while entering the NYC subway system. One of weapons was a sub machine gun.

This arrest is the latest of a series of incidents involving out-of-town visitors carrying firearms.

Another arrest involved a Tennesse woman who was in possession of a loaded firearm at Ground Zero.  After her arrest, there was a chorus from several law makers calling for the modification of our gun laws to make allowances for out-of-state visitors who are licensed to carry firearms in their home states.

January 3, 2012
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Soccer for Harmony Flea Market and Cook-Off

Sunday, December 18

SOCCER FOR HARMONY FLEA MARKET AND COOK-OFF

1pm to 6pm

P.S. 22 Cafeteria

721 Empire Boulevard @ Troy Avenue

 

While the children play soccer in the gym (coordinated by Seeds in the Middle), craftspeople and home cooks will have an opportunity to share their skills, products and services to those in attendance.  Cooks are requested to prepare healthy appetizer size portions of their favorite dish.  Prizes for best dishes in a number of different categories.  For additional information or vendor space, please visit tasteofbrooklyn@gmail.com or call (917) 756-4202.

 

 

December 12, 2011
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Forum For Veterans Who Want To Start Or Grow A Small Business

Saturday, December 10

9:00am to2:00pm

Brooklyn Borough Hall

209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

Sponsored by Representatives Yvette Clarke, Peter King, Eliot Engel, Carolyn Maloney, Ed Towns, Micheal Grimm and Joe Crowley.  Will include presentations by federal agencies, elected officials and local veteran small business owners on how to gain access to capital, procurement and technical assistance programs available to start or grow a small buisness.

December 8, 2011
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Forum on Proposed School Closings this Thursday, December 8

 

Thursday, December 8

Forum on Proposed School Closings

6:00pm

Brooklyn Borough Hall

December 7, 2011
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Community Board 8 Socks & Underwear Drive

Community Board 8 Socks & Underwear Drive

Time-7:00pm

Haitian American Day Care Center

1491 Bedford Avenue @ St. John's Place

Community Board 8 is joining the College of New Rochelle Brooklyn Campus Ministry and Peer Ministry Internship Program in collecting new, unwrapped socks and underwear for the homeless.  They are seeking socks and underwear for men, women and children, all all sizes are needed.  Your donations may be dropped off at the next meeting (listed above).  For additional, please contact Michelle George, District Manager, at (718) 467-5574.

December 7, 2011
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Constituent Spotlight: Crystal Granderson-Reid and Janai Nelson

Crystal Granderson-Reid  and Janai Nelson foudned BE FREE GLOBAL in early 2008 due to their longstanding belief that providing a small seed of financial support to community-based efforts is one of the most effective means of creating positive social change for children.  In keeping with their global outlook, Crystal and Janai wanted to ensure that children around the world would benefit from BE FREE GLOBAL's work, and sought to generate a global conversation to bring people together around service and solutions. 

July 5, 2011
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Constituent Spotlight: Cynthia King

A long-time Brooklyn resident and animal advocate, Cynthia King is deeply involved with neighborhood and New York City activism. Mother of two B-Boys, Ms. King is a community advocate, serving on the advisory board of Windsor Terrace Alliance. She is a dedicated and compassionate animal activist, proudly supporting animal protection organizations including Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, Our Hen House and Farm Sanctuary.

June 1, 2011
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Constituent Spotlight: Suzy Marquard

A long time resident of Prospect Heights, Suzy is deeply involved in long time Brooklyn institutions such as the BBG and the Montauk Club.  Her work with GallopNYC helps sustain one of the last stables in New York, Kensington Stables located just outside Prospect Park.  GallopNYC’s mission is to improve the lives of children and adults in NY who are facing developmental, emotional, social, and physical challenges through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding.

April 5, 2011
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Constituent Spotlight: Linda Rislin

 

Biography of Linda Rislin

March 9, 2011
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dear Constituents:

Fall is finally upon us, as the falling leaves and the falling temperatures constantly remind us.  I would like to take a moment to acknowledge all the women in my community, and implore them to take the time to care of themselves.  As October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wish to take this time to remind you all how important it is to schedule a yearly mammogram.

With breast cancer rates on the rise in recent decades, it is recommended that a clinical breast exam by a trained medical professional begin at age 20 and be done a minimum of every three years until the age of 40; women over 40 should undergo breast exams every year.

October 1, 2010
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National Water Quality Month

Dear Constituents:

 It is August, and the summer is beginning to wind down. As the days have been muggy and hot, I hope that everyone has been keeping cool and staying hydrated.

 The uninterrupted availability of clean drinking water has caused us to take our valuable resource for granted, and we often fail to realize how regular human activities impact our water quality. Therefore, August has been designated as National Water Quality month

July 30, 2010
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Constituent Spotlight: Dr. Laverne C. Nimmons

Biography of Dr. Laverne C. Nimmons

 

Dr. Laverne C. Nimmons is an educator who has accepted the heavy responsibility that goes with the title “principal.” For more than six years, she has been principal of Granville T. Woods Public School 335, which serves the predominantly African American Crown Heights and Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn neighborhoods. When Dr. Nimmons arrived at P.S. 335, the school had a 30% passing rate on the New York State mathematics test and 26% English language arts. The school now boasts a 97% passing rate in mathematics and 87% in English language arts.

July 30, 2010
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Constituent Spotlight: Joseph Butler

Joseph Butler

Joseph Butler, the youngest of five children, was born August 5, 1991 at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. He has three sisters and one brother, lives with both parents, and is very blessed to belong to a loving and nurturing family. 

July 7, 2010
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National Park and Recreation Month

Dear Constituents:

 Our summer vacations are beginning, taking advantage of pleasant weather and longer daylight hours. Therefore, ever since 1985, July has been called Park and Recreation Month.

July 1, 2010
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June 4, 2010
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National Safety Month

Dear Constituents:

June 1, 2010
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