Realizing the importance of giving children toys that bring them so much joy during this holiday season, Senator Eric Adams, in partnership with Kings Plaza, Assemblymember Walter Mosley, District Leader Renee Collymore, District Leader Jesse Hamilton, District Leader Shirley Patterson and Youth America, Inc.
Senator Adams states: “Nelson Mandela was a giant amongst men, who positively affected the lives of others. Throughout Mandela’s lengthy career of activism and public service, his life exemplified the importance of an individual standing up for what one believes in, maintaining the principal of democracy and fighting for equality for all. People are not born to innately hate one another because of one’s race, beliefs or economic status, they are taught to hate. So if one can be taught how to hate, one can be taught how to love, and Nelson Mandela did just that—taught us how to love each other despite our differences.
Senator Eric Adams and Senator Kevin Parker hosted a Brooklyn Hospital Administrators Forum for the 15 hospitals that will be affected by budget cuts. Other elected officials including Assemblymembers James Brennan, Karim Camara, Joseph Lentol and Alex Brook-Krasny also provided input on political support, the role of unions and possible solutions for the hospitals.
Senator Eric Adams, in partnership with LCG Community Services and special guest Honorable Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns, hosted a Thanksgiving Dinner for Brooklyn seniors at Boys and Girls High School. Over 300 seniors enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving feast.
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.
The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”
On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.
It is December, and the Holidays are upon us yet again. While the end of the year is a festive time, full of celebration and cheer, it is still necessary for everyone to remain alert, especially as people travel near and far to celebrate the holidays with loved ones. For this reason, the month of December has been designated as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.
Every day, people put themselves and other motorists in danger on roadways when they drive after consuming alcohol or after using legal or illegal drugs. During this holiday season, we should all be observant in an effort to protect our families, friends, and neighbors from drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Jesse Hamilton was born and raised in New York City, and graduated from Ithaca College. He has an MBA from Long Island University and a JD degree from Seton Hall Law School. He and his wife, Lorna, also an attorney, live in Brooklyn and have two children, Carla and Jesse IV, and a Dachshund named Paxton.
Jesse is proud to have spent his entire career helping people, including over 20 years as an elected official in Crown Heights. The last seven of those years he has spent representing his community as District Leader of the 43rd Assembly District.
Realizing the importance of giving during this holiday season, Senator Eric Adams, in partnership with Kings Plaza, Assemblymember Karim Camara, Assemblymember Walter Mosley, Councilmember Darlene Mealy, District Leader Renee Collymore, District Leader Jesse Hamilton, District Leader Shirley Patterson distributed turkeys to churches and senior centers in the 20th Senate District for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Senator Adams attended the Kiwanis International Brooklyn-wide Chapter meeting and dinner. Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
Senator Eric Adams, along with Senator Sampson, Assemblyman Brook-Krasny, Assemblyman Camara, Assemblyman Mosley, Councilwoman Mealy, Councilmember Jumaane Williams, District Leaders Kevin Carroll, Renee Collymore, Jesse Hamilton, Shirley Patterson and Dilia Schack and Healthfirst sponsored the 7th annual Celebration of Praise and Thanksgiving Gospel Concert at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. Various gospel soloists and ensembles showcased their talent and expressed thanksgiving through song and dance.
The brisk winds of fall are blowing steadily, and as we near the day of Thanksgiving, I would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous holiday. The Thanksgiving holiday is one where food takes center stage, and while indulging every now and then is no issue, it is important to monitor your food intake. As November has been designated as National Diabetes Month, I wish to take this time to educating everyone about the risk factors and warning signs of this disease.
Specialist Veronica Reid is an honorably discharged female veteran who served in the United States Army. Her years of service, from November 1983 to January 1988, were saluted by receiving the Army Service Ribbon.
Ms. Reid joined Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc. in 2003, and began her tenure as a case manager. She is currently the Officer of Veteran Services. She has the sole responsibility of developing, enhancing and working with public officials and legislators to promote new initiatives and funding for homeless veterans, their families and especially women veterans with children.