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Senator Adams Speaks at 15th Annual Snow White Ball

Senator Adams was one of the keynote speakers at the 15th Annual Snow White Ball, where he encouraged all to work together despite cultural differences. He also honored Janet Lewis for being a cultural ambassador of West Indian heritage and for her outstanding work and service to our community.

December 22, 2011
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Senator Eric Adams issued "Clergy Crisis Response Jackets" to the "The God Squad" 67th Precinct Clergy Council

Today, Senator Eric Adams issued "Clergy Crisis Response Jackets" to the members of Brooklyn's 67th Precinct Clergy Council, nicknamed "The God Squad"  The membership is comprised of local pastors and ministers who participate in activities that assist the community, advise on community concerns and support the personnel of the 67th Precinct.  The 67th Precinct Clergy Council Crisis Team’s new initiative will dispatch 10-man teams in high crime areas to visit victims’ families, provide prayer and spiritual counsel, and help improve interactions between the community and law enforcement.   This initiative will facilitate a beneficial working relationship between clergy, law enforcement and community.

 

December 13, 2011
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Senator Adams Serves as Panelist for NAN's Death Penalty Discussion

Senator Adams was a guest panelist for the National Action Network's Death Penalty Panel Discussion.  There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this issue recently, particularly relating to the execution of Troy Davis.

According to the Death Penalty Information Center, there were a  total of 1271 executions between 1976 and 2011. Although New York State has abolished its death penalty, there are 34 states in this country that still apply the death penalty as a means of punishment.  In 2008, Senator Adams voted against S.4632, which was legislation introduced to reinstate the death penalty in New York State.

December 6, 2011
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Senator Adams Celebrates Seniors at Marcus Garvey Residential Rehab Pavilion

Senator Adams attended the Marcus Garvey Residential Rehab Pavilion Appreciation Breakfast, where he greeted the seniors and the administration of the nursing home, and gave special happy birthday wishes to two seniors who celebrated the milestone of being over 100 years old.

 

December 6, 2011
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Senator Adams Keynotes DTAP/ComAlert Graduation

Senator Adams was the keynote speaker for the Drug Treatment Alternative-to-Prison (DTAP)/ComAlert Graduation.  Programs provided through the Office of the Kings County District Attorney, Charles Hynes, DTAP is a residential drug treatment and re-entry program for formerly incarcerated individuals and ComAlert provides formally incarcerated individuals with housing, education, substance abuse treatment, physical and mental health counseling and employment.  The Senator offered congratulations and gave encouragement to the programs' graduates.

December 6, 2011
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Community Safety Meeting Regarding Security Cameras

Senator Adams hosted a community safety meeting for the Prospect Lefferts Gardens community where representatives of Secure Watch 24 discussed how community residents can obtain security cameras for the community. In addition, Karl Cohen from the 71st Precinct Community Council introduced the Civilian Observation Patrol Program and recruited residents to be a part of the program.

December 1, 2011
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Celebration of Praise & Thanksgiving @ Brooklyn College

Senator Eric Adams, along with Congressman Edolphus Towns, Senator John Sampson, Assemblyman Karim Camara, Councilwoman Letitia James, Councilman Jumaane D.Williams and Healthfirst, sponsored the annual Celebration of Praise & Thanksgiving gospel concert at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.  Various gospel soloists and ensembles showcased their talent and expressed thanksgiving through song and dance.

December 1, 2011
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Van Vicker Foundation Leadership Empowerment Conference

 

Senator Eric Adams was one of the keynote speakers at the 1st Annual Van Vicker Foundation Leadership Empowerment Conference.  He expounded on the the topic "Identifying Potentials and Developing Confidence", giving inspiring and motivating words of encouragement to all who attended.

 

November 29, 2011
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Senator Adams, Senator Klein, other elected officials and organizations advocate for foreclosure prevention services funding

Senator Eric Adams, Senator Jeffrey Klein and other elected officials held a press conference to call upon the Governor to include funding for foreclosure prevention services in the 2012-2013 budget.  Last year, the budget did not include any funding for foreclosure prevention services.  Many New Yorkers are facing foreclosure on their homes, affecting communities all over the State.

November 22, 2011
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Senator Adams Distributes Turkeys for Thanksgiving Holiday

Realizing the importance of giving and appreciation, Senator Eric Adams distributed turkeys to churches and senior centers in the 20th Senate District for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Local senior centers and places of worship identified those persons in need, and assisted in helping those families enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday despite the challenging economic times.

 

November 21, 2011
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Senator Adams Speaks at TWU/32BJ Kickoff Rally for Contract Negotiations

Senator Adams attended the TWU/32BJ rally to speak on the workers' behalf regarding their upcoming contract negotiations.  Their contract, which covers over 20,000 commerical building service workers in NYC, expires on December 31, 2011.

November 21, 2011
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Senator Adams, Civil Rights Atty. Norman Siegel and OWS Hold Press Conference About Possible Violations of NYPD Procedures During 11/15 Clearing of Zuccotti Park

On November 20, Senator Eric Adams, Civil Rights Attorney Norman Siegel, and members of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) held a press conference to release a letter that they sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg requesting answers to possible violations of NYPD procedures in regard to vouchering property which was confiscated from OWS protesters, and the alleged mishandling of the press.  It is the group's belief that during the November 15th retaking of Zuccotti Park, the City and NYPD violated several policies by removing property from protesters without issuing receipts, and preventing press access to the park.

November 21, 2011
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Occupy Wall Street Holds Press Conference After Zuccotti Park Cleared Out by City

In response to the actions taken by the City, Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD to clear out Zuccotti Park, the Occupy Wall Street movement held a press conference in front of the New York Supreme Civil Court Building with elected officials who support their cause, including Senator Adams, shown here with Council Members Letitia James and Jumaane D. Williams.

November 21, 2011
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Community Action Meeting Held at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church

Senator Adams was the guest speaker at a Community Action Meeting in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens area, where he presented the Take Back Our Community (TBOC) initiative.  Concerned community residents, including representatives from several block and civic associations, were in attendance and received information on taking action against the increased crime in their neighborhood.

November 21, 2011
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Community Rallies Against Possible Closure of PS 161 and MS 587

Senator Adams joined New York Communities for Change, school administration, teachers and parents  to speak out against the possible co-location or closing of from P.S. 161 and M.S. 587. Parents, staff and concerned residents are asking for a realistic plan from the Department of Education – one that involves parents and the community, and addresses the individual needs of District 17's struggling schools.

November 15, 2011
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GAPCo Celebrates Recent Enhancements to Grand Army Plaza

The Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo) celebrated the recent improvements to street and bicycle networks around Grand Army Plaza, improving traffic and pedestrian safety and access around the plaza, and beautifying existing and new pedestrian islands. Senator Adams, DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn, and other elected officials joined in the celebration to recognize the enhancements that have helped to make travel around the Plaza – by car, on foot or by bicyle – safer and more efficient.  The Grand Army Plaza Coalition was founded in March 2006 by Project for Public Spaces and a group of committed local residents.

 

November 15, 2011
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New Playground Opens at P.S. 9

PS 9 hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new playground.  What was once a bleak asphalt lot with only a basketball court and broken play gym is now a completely refurbished school yard with a number of brightly colored and stimulating play spaces, from tennis courts to climbing structures.  The playground was built in conjunction with Out2Play and supported by funding from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the Department of Education and the Brooklyn Nets Community Alliance.

November 15, 2011
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Senator Adams Encourages Youth at Trinity Baptist Church

Senator Adams was the keynote speaker at the Trinity Baptist Church-GEMS Youth Ministry Awards Dinner in Crown Heights.  The GEMS youth group is involved in several community outreach programs, including "Feeding the Hungry," where meals were given to people in need, and Bible Study sessions at Marcus Garvey Nursing Home. Senator Adams encouraged the youth to continue to succeed and be a positive role model for their peers and their community.

November 15, 2011
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Elected Officials March in Support of Occupy Wall Street Movement

Senator Adams joined Assemblymember Vito Lopez and other elected officials in a march from Brooklyn Borough Hall across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Senator Adams met and spoke to the protesters in Zuccoti Park.

November 15, 2011
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