Eric Adams's Press releases

Senator Adams' statement on his resolution to honor the New York State soldiers who fell in 2009

Senator Adams states: “Today, we honor those brave individuals who wore the military uniform of the United States of America and tragically were cut down during 2009 in the service of their country.  These heroes join many noble predecessors who have fallen so that our nation could stand.  These 59 souls, all from or with close ties to the State of New York, gave their lives so that we may remain free. 

January 26, 2010
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Senator Adams and Colleagues Pass Strong Ethics Reform Legislation

NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS AND HIS COLLEAGUES IN THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE PASS STRONG ETHICS REFORM LEGISLATION NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “These 2 bills represent the most complete ethics reform seen in Albany in decades and are an initial step in mandating accountability for public officials.  They are designed to restore the confidence of the public in its state government.  They impose meaningful ethics oversight and enforcement, increase transparency and disclosure, and tighten campaign finance rules.  No longer w

January 20, 2010
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Statement of NYS Senator Eric Adams on “Race to the Top"

Statement of NYS Senator Eric Adams on “Race to the Top”:“The Race to the Top Fund provides grants on a competitive basis to promote education innovation and financially reward those states that foster conditions that achieve meaningful reform.  It offers parents expanded choices and holds educators accountable for meeting advanced education standards and delivering meaningful results.  Thus, the Race to the Top fund may enable states to make decisive gains in student achievement by supporting those that make pro

January 19, 2010
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Senator Adams Responds to the Tragedy in Haiti; Encourages support to all those affected - CLICK here

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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS RESPONDS TO THE EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI TO OFFER SUPPORT TO HIS LARGE HAITIAN CONSTITUENCY AND ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY THIS TERRIBLE NATURAL DISASTER.

Senator Adams states: 

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti in their time of severe adversity and dire need.  I ask my fellow New Yorkers to extend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in Haiti and to the bereaved here in the U.S. 

January 13, 2010
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Senator Adams Co-presides at Joint Senate-Assembly Hearing on the Future of NYC Off-Track Betting Corporation

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SENATOR ERIC ADAMS, CHAIR OF THE NYS SENATE COMMITTEE ON RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING, WILL CO-PRESIDE AT A JOINT SENATE-ASSEMBLY PUBLIC HEARING ON THE FUTURE OF NYC OFF-TRACK BETTING CORPORATION

NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, will co-preside at a public hearing to probe issues surrounding the bankruptcy of NYC OTB  

January 7, 2010
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NYS Senators Eric Adams and John Sampson bring toys to children in long-term care at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center; the state senators also pay a condolence call on Nefertiti Martin whose 3-year-old died in a fall from a Crown Heights rooftop

NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS AND NYS SENATOR JOHN SAMPSON WILL VISIT KINGSBROOK JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER TO PROVIDE HOLIDAY TOYS FOR CHILDREN IN LONG-TERM CARE UNITS.  THE TWO SENATORS WILL ALSO CALL AT THE HOME OF 3-YEAR OLD KYRAH MARTIN, THE CHILD WHO FELL TO HER DEATH YESTERDAY FROM A CROWN HEIGHTS ROOFTOP.

December 24, 2009
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Senator Adams' statement regarding the NYC OTB filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

Statement of NYS Senator Eric Adams

New York City Off Track Betting Corporation has been running an unsustainable financial deficit, and it has filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy as a necessary step towards its continuance as a viable entity.  As Chairman of the NYS Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, I endorse the petition as the best available alternative to a cessation of NYC OTB operations. 

December 3, 2009
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Following the 'gate-crashers' incident at the White House, Senator Adams calls on the law enforcement community to examine the role that dignitary intimidation plays in causing high-level security breaches.

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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS, CHAIR OF THE VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AND FORMER NYPD CAPTAIN, RESPONDS TO GATE CRASHERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE.  SENATOR ADAMS CALLS ON THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY TO EXAMINE THE ROLE THAT DIGNITARY INTIMIDATION PLAYS IN CAUSING HIGH-LEVEL SECURITY BREACHES.

November 30, 2009
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NYS Senator Eric Adams calls on legislative colleagues to make difficult but necessary decisions to save the State of New York from financial ruin

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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS CITES THE IMPENDING FINANCIAL CALAMITY FACING OUR STATE AND URGES GOVERNMENT LEADERS TO ACT PROMPTLY.   FAILURE TO AGREE ON A DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN IS NOT AN OPTION!
 
NYS Senator Eric Adams calls on legislative colleagues to make difficult but necessary decisions to save the State of New York from financial ruin.
 
Senator Adams’ statement:         “On Thursday, families across our great state will gather at their dinner tables.  This is a hallowed occasion for thanksgiving and for comfort during tough times.  
 

November 24, 2009
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Senator Adams Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the Rise of Liberty in Eastern Europe, and the American Troops Stationed Worldwide Defending Freedom

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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS CELEBRATES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, REMEMBERS THE DAWN OF FREEDOM FOR EASTERN EUROPE, AND COMMENDS AMERICA’S HEROES STATIONED OVERSEAS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY WORLDWIDE.

November 9, 2009
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Senator Eric Adams to host Governor David Paterson at a visit to celebrate Sukkot at the Jewish Children’s Museum

New York State Senator Eric Adams will host Governor David Paterson at a visit to celebrate Sukkot at the Jewish Children’s Museum

New York State Senator Eric Adams will host Governor David Paterson, who will travel from Albany to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot at the Jewish Children’s Museum, 792 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.  The festivities will take place on Wednesday, October 7, from 6PM to 7PM.

October 6, 2009
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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS COMMEMORATES THE LIFE OF BENNY A. LYDE AT A LINCOLN PLACE CO-NAMING CEREMONY

NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS JOINS OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS AT THE CO-NAMING CEREMONY OF LINCOLN PLACE IN HONOR OF BENNY A. LYDE

NYS Senator Eric Adams joins many other elected officials to celebrate the life of Benny A. Lyde at a street co-naming ceremony on Lincoln Place. The installation of new Crown Heights street signs was unveiled on Lincoln Place between New York Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue. Lincoln Place will henceforth be co-named Benny A. Lyde Place.

September 30, 2009
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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS DEMONSTRATES A “FAMILY FLU DEFENSE KIT” FOR THE H1N1 “SWINE” FLU

NYS Senator Eric Adams was joined on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 by Dr. Phillip Hew, Director of Emergency Medicine, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Jonathan Swerdlin, Founder and President, Flu Armour, and Seth R. Segel, Executive Vice-President, Cantel Medical Corp to exhibit and give a demonstration of the proper use of supplies in an H1N1 Family Flu Defense Kit, including face masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, and disinfectants.

September 29, 2009
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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS JOINS SENATE MAJORITY CONFERENCE TO PROVIDE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD WITH $15 MILLION FOR NEW “GREEN” DEVELOPMENT AND JOB CREATION

NYS Senator Eric Adams joins the NYS Senate Majority Conference to obtain $15 million for the creation of “green collar” jobs and an exhibition/visitors center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

September 17, 2009
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Reads to Youngsters at SUNY Downstate, Fillling "Prescription" to a Successful Education: Read to Children!

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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS HELPS PREPARE FAMILIES FOR THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR BY READING TO CHILDREN AT SUNY DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER

September 3, 2009
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Senator Adams Remarks on Governor Paterson’s Executive Order to Allow NYC OTB to File for Bankruptcy

Senator Adams remarks on Governor Paterson’s Executive Order to allow NYC OTB to file for bankruptcy:

“During the almost forty-year history of New York State off-track betting, New York City has become the leading betting region in the state, with a handle closing in on $1 billion. As elements in a public benefit corporation, regional OTB locations, including those in New York City, provide both state and local government with millions of dollars in revenue to help mitigate the cost of essential projects.

September 1, 2009
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NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, will hold a public hearing entitled “The Future of New York City OTB”

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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS, CHAIR OF RACING, GAMING AND WAGERING COMMITTEE, WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AT NEW YORK CITY OTB TO DETERMINE THE CORPORATION’S STATUS AND FUTURE

August 24, 2009
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Senator Adams Announces 3rd Annual Parent Empowerment Seminar

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NYS SENATOR ERIC ADAMS WILL CONVENE HIS 3RD ANNUAL “CRADLE TO COLLEGE - PARENT EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR” ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2009.  SUPPORTED BY COMPTROLLER BILL THOMPSON, THE SEMINAR WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ASSIST FAMILIES WITH EDUCATIONAL AND OTHER YOUTH-RELATED ISSUES. 

August 19, 2009
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