Dear Constituents: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.Another way to protect our families is to maintain tight control over drugs and medicines in our homes.
Demetrius S. Lawrence, born in Brooklyn, NY, is paving the way for excellence, diligence, and commitment to community. As the elected 2nd Vice Chairman of New York City Community Board 9, he serves South Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Wingate and portions of North Flatbush. Raised in Brooklyn, Mr. Lawrence attended the High School of Fashion Industries and John Jay College. Employed as a Project Manager for over 10 years by Align Communications, Inc., Mr. Lawrence has the real experience to manage his commitments.His diligent efforts can be seen in his dedication and team spirit which has led him from the background to the forefront, filling several community positions such as: PTA President of P.S.
Senator Adams, Healthfirst, in partnership with Youth America, sponsored the 3rd Annual Youth Talent Showcase at Brooklyn College. Students attending schools in Senator Adams' 20th Senatorial district displayed their talents through singing, dancing, and instrumental renditions.
Specialist Veronica D. Reid is an honorably discharged veteran who served in the United States Army. Her years of service, from November 1983 to January 1988, were recognized by her 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 offi cials and legislators to promote new initiatives and funding for homeless veterans, their families and especially women veterans with children.
Camp Common Place is a residential summer camp for youth ages 13-17. This safe and supportive learning environment celebrates LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) and Allied Youth, allowing them a place where they can be themselves and experience diverse program offerings. The campground is located in the Hudson Valley region of New York State-250-acres of scenic wooded lakefront views. Click here to download the application.
Hazra Joanne Ali, a Trinidadian American, immigrated to the United States in 2003 and founded her own small business, New Hope and Beyond, Inc., a real estate investment company that deals primarily, but not exclusively, with foreclosure properties in Brooklyn.
A former fashion model and a graduate of UWI – St. Augustine, Ms. Ali is a licensed pharmacist. She worked as an account executive with Akzo-Nobel, a large international pharmaceutical company and later, Ares-Serono, where she managed sales and marketing for the Manhattan market. For 13 years she successfully united her education as a pharmacist with the wealth of marketing training she received in the biotech industry.
In Albany, Senator Adams along with Senator Parker and Assemblymember Millman honored Hazel Collman at the 2013 Senior Citizens' Recognition Day. Ms. Collman was recognized for her 20 years of extraordinary civic engagement and volunteerism to her community. She is a resident Brooklyn, who has served the President of 300 East 25th Street Block Association; President Bethel Holy Church Usher Board; Peer Leader CAMBA Anit-Stigma HIV/AIDS; Volunteer for R.S.V.P.; Catholic Charities Heart Share Division; and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.