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Senator Adams Attends the Astoria/Long Island City NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Senator Adams' speech inspired and encouraged the audience to keep Dr. King's dream alive and make a difference within their communities.

January 24, 2012
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State Legislators Call Foul Over Failure of Barclay Arena Developer to Score on Community Givebacks

 

New York State legislators Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, and Assemblyman Karim Camara held a press conference to call for changes in the governance of the Atlantic Yards project, the development that includes the Barclay Arena, future home of the New York Nets.

January 23, 2012
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Senator Adams welcomes Senator Schumer to the NYS Senate Democratic Conference, where Senator Schumer discussed redistricting.

Senator Adams welcomes Senator Schumer to the NYS Senate Democratic Conference, where Senator Schumer discussed redistricting.

January 17, 2012
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Senator Adams with Planned Parenthood constituents during a visit to the Capitol in support of the Reproductive Health Act.

Senator Adams with Planned Parenthood constituents during a visit to the Capitol in support of the Reproductive Health Act.

January 17, 2012
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Senator Adams Keynotes at Law Enforcement Appreciation Service

Senator Adams was the keynote speaker at a Law Enforcement Appreciation Service at the Nazarene Congregational Church.  Police officers, EMS workers, correctional officers and court officers of New York City and State were honored for their hard work and dedication to the improvement and safety of our communities.  Senator Adams' words were well received by the special guests and congregation, inspiring them that individual and collective efforts make the difference.

January 10, 2012
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Statement from NYS Senator Eric Adams on Lenox Hill Hospital's Treatment of New Parents in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

"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).

January 10, 2012
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Senator Adams in Session at the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

Senator Adams in Session at the Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Meeting

January 9, 2012
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Statement from NYS Senator Eric Adams: NYS Law Makers Should Not Change Gun Laws for Out-of-Town Visitors

Senator Adams states arrest of South Carolina man carrying machine gun reinforces NYS law makers should not change gun laws for out-of-town visitors

On Monday, January 2, a South Carolinian man was arrested for possession of two guns while entering the NYC subway system. One of weapons was a sub machine gun.

This arrest is the latest of a series of incidents involving out-of-town visitors carrying firearms.

Another arrest involved a Tennesse woman who was in possession of a loaded firearm at Ground Zero.  After her arrest, there was a chorus from several law makers calling for the modification of our gun laws to make allowances for out-of-state visitors who are licensed to carry firearms in their home states.

January 3, 2012
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Former Governor David Paterson's Aide, David Johnson, Joins "Fully Persuaded for Children and Families"

David Johnson, long time aide for former Governor David Paterson, held a press conference with Rev. Al Sharpton and a group of women ministers and elected officials to announce an initiative that Mr. Johnson will lead to speak with inner city youth about how to avoid some of the pitfalls that can harm their future aspirations.

Mr. Johnson announced his joining "Fully Persuaded For Children and Families," a non-profit organization that focuses on responsible decision-making and conflict resolution for improved family structures in our society.

January 3, 2012
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A Start to Fulfilling the Dream of Donna Fountain

NYS Senator Eric Adams, a coalition of leaders from the Hasidic, African-American and Asian community, and other elected leaders responded to the Christmas Day death of Ms. Donna Fountain by announcing the donation of $25,000 toward a scholarship fund for Ms. Fountain's son.

Ms. Fountain was killed by a hit and run driver as she was returning home to spend the holiday with her son. A list of Ms. Fountain's dreams was discovered at the scene of the accident, one of which was to ensure that her son graduates from college. In memory of her dedication and commitment to a better life for her son, elected officials and community leaders from the Hasidic, African-American, and Asian community are uniting to financially help fulfill this dream.

January 1, 2012
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SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Chanukah Menorah Lighting

Senator Adams attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony, where he gave holiday greetings to community leaders, the medical community and constituents.

December 29, 2011
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Senator Adams Brings Cheer to Children at Play Kids Store

Our Toy Drive was a great success! Toys were given to children at Kings County Hospital and additional toys were donated to their Pediatrics ICU.  Furthermore, Senator Adams, along with District Leaders Olanike Alabi,  Jesse Hamilton, Shirley Patterson and Robert Cornegy, hosted a Christmas Toy Giveaway at Play Kids, a new toy store located in the 20th Senatorial District in Brooklyn.  Children ages of 2 thru 10 years happily received a gift for the holiday season.

December 29, 2011
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Team Adams Hosts Holiday Open House

Senator Adams and Team Adams hosted their annual Holiday Open House at the district office in Brooklyn.  Elected officials, community leaders and neighbors were in attendance sharing holiday cheer!

December 23, 2011
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Senator Adams Attends School District 17 Spelling Bee

Senator Adams attended the District 17 Wide Spelling Bee at M.S. 61, where students at each grade level in school district 17 competed and showcased their spelling ability.

 

December 22, 2011
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Senator Adams Visits Senior Centers

Senator Adams distributed 2012 calendars to the seniors at the senior centers in the 20th Senatorial district.

December 22, 2011
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Karaoke Toy Drive Collects Toys for Children in Kings County Hospital

Senator Adams, in partnership with District Leaders Jesse Hamilton, Shirley Patterson, Robert Cornegy, Olanike Alabi and Walter Mosley, hosted a Karaoke Toy Drive at 2 Steps Down.  The event was a great success – guests donated many toys that were given to children at Kings County Hospital and donated to the Pediatrics ICU, and a fun evening was had by all. 

 

December 22, 2011
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Senator Adams Celebrates 41st Bangladesh Victory Day

Senator Adams was one of the special invited guests to attend the 41st Bangladesh Victory Day Celebration, where he congratulated and celebrated with the people of Bangladesh in Brooklyn during the commemoration of Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan. The Senator presented a proclamation to Abu Naser Khaliquzzaman, a community business leader who strives to facilitate better understanding between the United States and the rest of the Muslim World.

December 22, 2011
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Senator Adams Joins Cyberbullying Initiative in NYC Charter Schools

New York City Charter School Center, through a partnership with Senator Klein, Assemblyman Scarborough, Senator Adams and Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York 2011, administered a survey, “Click, Comment and Create Change,” to 3rd- and 4th-graders at the New Beginnings Charter School in Bedford-Stuyvesant.  The answers to the survey will be used to gather data that will help form the legislation to crack down on the problem of online bullying. Senator Adams and Senator Klein spoke to a group of 8- to 10-year-olds about the problems of excessive online chatter and the role they can play as young leaders in advising their peers about proper cyber etiquette.

December 22, 2011
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