SENATOR PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM Brooklyn, NY, August 5, 2008 - - New York State Senator Kevin Parker today presented a $100,000 check to Shema Kolainu during their “Hear Our Voices” Legislative Breakfast. With the rapid rise in autism, Senator Parker recognizes the demand for education and resources in this matter.
SENATOR PARKER’S “CIRCUIT BREAKER” SOLUTION WOULD PROTECT CITIZENS AND PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDING
Brooklyn, NY August 4, 2008 - - State Senator Kevin Parker imposes relief on property taxes on the citizens of New York and situates funding for the public education system. In an effort to reduce the enormous burden of some of the highest property taxes in New York, Sen. Parker proposes the expansion of the “circuit breaker” approach, which is recommended by the New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief.
Program Director and Seniors Eagerly Accepts Funds to Improve Facility
Brooklyn, NY - July 30, 2008- State Senator Parker presented a check for $100,000, Wednesday July 30th, to the Glenwood Senior Center. During the center’s peak hours, seniors gathered as they expressed their gratitude for the generous grant given by Senator Parker. The check will fund necessary improvements to the center’s facility.
Brooklyn, NY- - State Senator Kevin Parker partnered with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday, July 25, 2008, to offer various DMV services to his constituents. Over ninety people pre-registered for the event and the immense turnout of pre-registered appointments and walk-ins proved that the event was much needed in the community.
LOCAL YOUTH ORGANIZATION RECEIVES MAJOR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION FROM SENATOR PARKER
Brooklyn, NY- Friday - State Senator Kevin Parker presented a check for $250,000 this past Wednesday, July 23, 2008 to the Flatbush YMCA. This generous contribution will be used to revamp the facility and provide air conditioning. The donation comes at a great time when more children are entering active summer programs.
Brooklyn, NY - - State Senator Kevin Parker partners with Kings County Hospital Center to provide a mobile health screening unit for the public, regardless of their ability to pay. The mobile unit visited the Senator’s district office on Friday, June 18, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
State Senate Energy Committee Ranking Members are concerned over Commission’s approach to purchase of Energy East by Iberdola S.A
(New York, NY) State Senate Democratic members Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) and Bill Perkins (D-Manhattan) raised concerns that the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) recent stall of the planned acquisition of Energy East could prevent a lucrative investment opportunity for the state.
Brooklyn, NY June 30, 2008 – State Senator Parker (D-NY 21st) welcomes Regina Luzincourt as his new Press Secretary. In her new position, Regina will be responsible for managing the Senator’s day-to-day press operations in his district office. Additionally, she will serve as the press contact for all local, regional and specialty media in New York City. Regina specializes in communications research and political communications.
New York, NY July 2, 2008-- On the NAACP’s National Day of Action, Senator Parker joined the NAACP Brooklyn Branch and other elected officials on the city hall steps to fight against discriminatory mortgage lending.
Offers tips that every driver can use to conserve gas
Albany—State Senator Kevin S. Parker (D-Brooklyn) today urged New Yorkers to prepare for summer by looking for ways to conserve energy and use less gas. To help constituents understand the many small steps that can lead to big savings, Senator Parker has put together a collection of tips on how every driver can get away with spending less at the pump.
Brooklyn, NY – In recognition of the leadership that he provides as a member of the New York State legislature, Senator Parker was formally inducted as an Honorary Fellow of The Alpha Chapter of the Pi Eta Kappa Honor Society at Medgar Evers College. The annual ceremony which celebrates the academic achievement and membership in the Honor Society of urban male student-scholars at Medgar Evers College was organized in conjunction with the College’s Male Development and Empowerment Center.
Today is yet another sad day in New York City as the officers accused in the Sean Bell killing are acquitted of all charges. It is another day of outrage. It is difficult to comprehend how police officers in New York City can continue to blur the line between protection and destruction of black men and yet have justice turn a blind eye. The shooting of Sean Bell is more than an injustice to his family and fiancée – it is an indictment against the entire black community.
Brooklyn, NY – A 101-year-old grandmother was among a diverse group of constituents who read Dr. King’s "I Have A Dream" Speech at a special tribute on Monday that was hosted by State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21). More than two thousand patrons attended the "Shared Dream" concert at Brooklyn College which celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On what would have been his 79th birthday.
Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Kevin Parker today announced the resignation of his Chief of Staff, who has moved on to a position in the education sector.
Glynda Carr, who has been the Senator’s Chief-of-Staff since he was elected to office in 2002, has accepted a new and exciting position as New York State Executive Director of the League of Education Voters.
In his continued efforts to spread holiday joy to the children of the 21st Senate District, State Senator Kevin Parker hosted his 4th annual Toy Giveaway Day at his East Flatbush district office. More than 40 families were the beneficiaries of the 350 toys donated by Health Plus, Forest City Ratner, COCOAChiC Beauty, Build-A-Bear, Inc., and Macy’s. "As elected officials we spend so much of our time on policy and other issues that it is always a welcomed opportunity to take time out to be with the kids," Senator Parker said.
In his response to the blood shortage in New York State, State Senator Kevin Parker, conducted a massive blood drive in his district in conjunction with the Flatbush Development Corporation. As Honorary Chair of the Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services, 2007 Blood Donor Campaign, Senator Parker is passionate about holding to our civic responsibilities of supporting blood donations.