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Black History Month Celebration In Honor Of Educators

Thursday, February 28, 2008


6:00pm -8:30pm



February 28, 2008

Mental Health Professionals And Educators Respond To Over-prescription Of Behavior-modifying Drugs For Students


February 9, 2008

NYS Senator Eric Adams Will Hold A Press Conference With An Attorney Representing A Group Of NYC Correction Officers Who Charge That The NYC Department Of Correction Is Violating

New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) will hold a press conference with a group of NYC Correction Officers and their attorney Royce Russell. Attorney Russell will report on a complaint filed with the NYC Commission on Human Rights that details the failure of the Department of Correction to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Although the officers listed in the complaint have conditions that should qualify them under the “reasonable accommodations” language of the Act, they have received no benefits, thus violating their rights.

January 27, 2008

NYS Senator Eric Adams And Attorney Norman Siegel Join A 10-year-old Handcuffing Victim And Her Mother To Call On The Nypd To Modify Police Prodcedures For Children After Second Child With A Learning Disability Is Handcuffed By The Police

New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) and Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel will hold a press conference with 10-year-old I’mecca Burton and her mother Taniesha Burton. The incident involving I’mecca occurred when the police responded to a complaint about children who were refusing to sit down on a school bus.

January 26, 2008

NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Other Elected Officials And Community Leaders To Present Citations Of Merit For Hatzolah And Shomrim

New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) and other elected officials will hold a press conference with leaders of the Hasidic Jewish community to recognize and honor the volunteer EMS organization Hatzolah and the volunteer safety patrol organization Shomrim.Senator Adams states: “It is my great pleasure to pay homage to two superlative volunteer groups, Hatzolah and Shomrim. In the Hebrew language, Hatzolah means rescue, and this is a particularly appropriate name for an organization known throughout the State of New York for its swift response to medical emergencies.

January 24, 2008

NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins Other Elected Officials And Community Leaders To Express Outrage Over Two Bias Crimes Committed Against Members Of The Hasidic Jewish Community.

New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) will hold a press conference with leaders of the African-American and Jewish communities to express their outrage over two hate crimes committed against members of the Hasidic Jewish community. The group will use the celebration of the birthdate of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to demand ethnic and religious tolerance.Senator Adams states: “One of the greatest speeches in history was delivered by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the man whose birthday we commemorate today. In that brilliant oration, Dr.

January 21, 2008

NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins A Group Of Sports Coaches To Respond To Recent Reports Of Steroid Use Among Athletes And Celebrities.

New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) will hold a press conference with several local sports coaches to respond to recent reports of steroid use among police officers, athletes, and celebrities.  Senator Adams will announce his introduction of legislation that would make the possession or sale of illegal steroids subject to the same penalties associated with cocaine and other dangerous narcotics. 

January 19, 2008

Safe Child Book Data

During my years in the NYC Police Department, many of my detectives responded to calls fromthe homes of runaway or missing children. However, the traumatized parents were often toogrief-stricken to supply the investigators with much-needed basic information about theirchildren.The time lost in obtaining a photograph or basic information can greatly impede the search for a.lost child.As a New York State Senator, I take nothing more seriously than the safety and wellbeing of ourchildren and families.

January 16, 2008

Senator Adams Vows To Work With Governor To Revitalize And Reform New York's Economy, Education And Health Care

Responding to Governor Spitzer’s second State of the State address, state Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) promised to lead a bipartisan effort to rebuild New York’s economy, invest in our public schools and colleges and continue to reform our health care system.

January 15, 2008

NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins 9/11 Emergency First Responders

Brooklyn) and Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel will join a group of 9/11 emergency first responders in a press conference to release a letter sent to NYS Health Commissioner Richard F.

November 27, 2007

Senators And 9/11 Family Members Call On Senate Majority To End The Fear-mongering And Condemn Anti-immigrant Front Groups

Minutes before the Senate's hearing on the DMV's recent policy change, ranking member of the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Eric Adams stood with Talat Hamandi, representative of the 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, to call on the Senate Majority to end the fear-mongering. They were also joined by Jose Davila of the New York Immigration Coalition, which released a report today entitled "F.A.I.R.

October 15, 2007

Senator Adams: October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) announced today that screening mammograms are available at little or no cost to eligible local residents through the Brooklyn Healthy Living Partnership. In honor of the annual awareness campaign, the Brooklyn lawmaker renewed his commitment to educate constituents about the importance of breast cancer screening, which can save lives.

October 2, 2007

NYS Senator Eric Adams And Other Lawmakers Hold A Press Conference To Announce The Formation Of A Youth Domestic Violence Task Force

WHO: Elected Officials: Senator Eric Adams, Deputy Borough President Yvonne Graham, Assembly Member Karim Camara, and Council Member Letitia James.

Jonah Village; Spirit in Sunset Productions; Clergy members

10:00 AM

WHERE: Brooklyn Borough Hall (Court Str

October 1, 2007

New York State Senator Eric Adams Sponsors A Forum To Enable The Nypd To Present Its Security Plan For The 2007 High Holy Days

New York State Senator Eric Adams will present the 2007 Brooklyn High Holy Days Religious Institutions Safety Debriefing (BHHDRISD). He will be joined by Chief Nelson and Chief Fox of the NYPD and by members of their team to provide an overview of the procedures implemented by the police to safeguard both our religious institutions and our community during this very special time of year. The meeting will clarify significant NYPD arrangements to afford citizens an opportunity to understand and appreciate them.

September 5, 2007

NYS Senator Eric Adams, Assembly Member Hakeem Jeffries, Assembly Member Karim Camara, District Leader Jesse Hamilton, And The Office Of Children And Family Services Unite In Partnership With Public School 316

Senator Adams states: "The Million Father March provides a positive opportunity for men to demonstrate an unequivocal commitment to the educational lives of their children. Men can be loving, nurturing, and responsible parents, and a male caregiver who actively participates in the educational life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable.

August 28, 2007

NYS Senators Eric Adams And John Sampson Respond To Death Of Two NYC Firefighters By Calling On City Hall To Create Taskforce Of Retired Fire Fighters To Inspect Buildings With Safety Hazards

<?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" />NYS Senator Eric Adams and NYS Senator John Sampson will hold a press conference outside the site of the Deutsche Bank building fire. The Senators will call on City Hall to recruit retired NYC Fire Fighters to create a task force to inspect buildings that have dangerous conditions.

August 27, 2007
July 26, 2007
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