Randolph Peers has spent the last eighteen years working in the fields of adult education, workforce development, and economic development, and he currently serves as Executive Director of Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization.
Meeting of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering
New York State Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering, convened a meeting of the Committee on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. The Committee considered three bills and hosted two speakers. The three bills discussed by the members of the committee are as follows:
New York State Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, convened a meeting of the Committee on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Although this was the second occasion the Committee met, it was the first for which specific legislation was under deliberation. Chairman Adams placed four bills on the agenda:
NYS Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) joins other NYS Legislators at a press conference at the location where a US Air jet landed in the Hudson River. The NYS Senators will announce the introduction of a Senate Resolution that will recognize the valiant actions of the plane crew, ferry workers, and emergency first responders. Senator Adams is a retired NYC Police Captain and now serves in the NY State Senate as the Chair of the Homeland Security committee.
New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) will hold a press conference with rap artist Queen Pen and other public officials to urge the passage of more stringent legislation to cover cases of domestic violence
"As public officials, we welcome the mocking and joking performers provide for levity but the performance mocking Governor David Paterson’s blindness on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update sketch went too far.
This callous form of humor showed the height of disrespect for our esteemed governor and this type of humor should not be tolerated. We should never accept the mocking of people with disabilities as an excuse for humor. There’s nothing comical about a handicap of any sort.
TO HOLD A TOWN HALL FORUM TO DISCUSS RE-ENTRY INTO THE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS
NYS Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) hosts a community forum with Kings County DA Charles Hynes and the CHCMC to explore re-entry programs for previously incarcerated persons. Under the auspices of ComALERT (Community And Law Enforcement Resources Together), a program engineered to function as a bridge between the community and formerly incarcerated individuals, returning persons can make a successful transition from prison to community.
On Tuesday, November 25, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, elected officials, Gene Russianoff of NYPIRG’s Straphangers Campaign, and Christopher Greif, a transit user with disabilities, denounced the latest proposed MTA fare hikes and service cutbacks that impact Brooklyn neighborhoods, and proposed alternative revenue sources to close the MTA’s budget shortfall.
New York State Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) will hold a press conference with civil rights attorney Norman Siegel to ask the US Attorney to direct a criminal investigation into retirement pension practices at the Long Island Rail Road. Senator Adams highlights a report in the New York Times indicating that former LIRR managers and employees seem to have abused the disability retirement system. The study reveals that since 2001 more than 90% of retirees over age 50 received disability pa
NYS Senator Eric Adams will be joined at a press conference by a group of a Brooklyn youths who raised $900 to reimburse 85-year-old Lillian France, a senior citizen who was choked into unconsciousness and robbed on August 14th in the elevator of 1015 Washington Avenue in Brooklyn. The entire crime was captured on closed-circuit cameras and broadcast throughout the city. Although the suspect was apprehended, Ms.
New YorkState Senator Eric Adams (D) Brooklyn, will hold a press conference with a group of Brooklyn youths who raised $900.00 dollars that they will give to 85-year-old Mrs. ###. Mrs. France was the victim of a vicious robbery while she was riding an elevator in her building . The person guilty of the crime choked Mrs. France until she fell unconscious. He then stole $900.00 dollars from her. The entire robbery was caught on tape and broadcasted throughout the city. Although the suspect was subsequently arrestd, Mrs.
NYS Senator Eric Adams (D, Brooklyn) and Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel will hold a press conference with the victims of a six-alarm fire in Brooklyn that left sixty-four families homeless. Residents of the evacuated building have stated that their previous warnings on safety violations were ignored. Senator Adams will call on the NYC Fire Department to release the results of its investigation into the cause of the blaze to determine if criminal actions were involved.