Posted by Eric Adams on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
"It is regrettable that what should have been a joyous and memorable occasion for new parents and their families was turned into affont at Lenox Hill Hospital on January 6. In an effort to secure the privacy of a celebrity couple - who themselves had just witnessed the birth of their daughter unperturbed, Neil Coulon was allegedly denied access to visit his wife and newborn daughters in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Posted by Eric Adams on Friday, February 10th, 2012
Senator Adams, along with the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus have reached out to the Governor in opposition to the proposed budget language for bill A.9056/S.6256 (Part O) which would allow the Office of Mental Health to close the Kingsboro Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn, New York. Additionally, this bill recommends the elimination of the in-patient services of SUNY Downstate Hospital, an institution that has served the Flatbush community since 1967, relocating it to Long Island Hospital. Kingsboro Psychiatric Center is the only state-operated in-patient psychiatric center in Brooklyn. Closing it will deny mental health care services to hundreds of seriously and persistently mentally ill and their families. The pr
Posted by Eric Adams on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Senator Adams attended the Watchful Eye and Medgar Evers College Leadership Breakfast for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, for a discussion among clergy, elected officials and other leaders with the goal of re-energizing the leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. February 7, 2012 marked the 12th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. Senator Adams provided an encouraging message of inspiration to those in attendance.
With summer vacations starting, longer days, and mild nights, we must be even more vigilant about safety between May and September. Thus, June has been dubbed National Safety Month.
We should devote this month both to prevention of accidents and awareness of how to improve safety measures. Safety at work, at home, and on the road between them is critical to leading a secure life.
Teen driving increases in June, and we must be ever-vigilant of young drivers and their passengers. Teens should never text while driving (no one should) and must consider the safety of others when deciding on a maximum speed on the roadways.