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Senator Parker's 2011 Free Summer Mobile Series

Visit my District Office this summer for FREE health, quality of life, community & more services...beginning Friday, June 24th, through Friday, August 5th (excluding Friday, July 1st), from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at my District Office at 1300 Flatbush Avenue (entrance on Bedford & Foster Avenues)  For more info, please call my D.O. at 718-629-6401

June 24, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Glyger G. Beach

Glyger G. Beach is a man of many achievements – both in his military service and in his community – who believes in not only serving ones country, but God and family. Upon completion of training courses, Mr. Beach was deployed to Iraq where he was assigned as Chaplain of the 301st Area Support Group. He had a total of sixty-five personnel working with him to provide area religious support to an entire population of 40,000.For his military service, Mr. Beach received numerous awards including: the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and many others.

June 9, 2011
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June 7, 2011
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Senator Parker Jobs Fair on CBS 2 News

State Senator Kevin Parker in partnership with Penda Aiken, Inc. hosted his 4th Annual Job Fair which featured more than 25 federal, state, private and non-profit companies.  Some of the hiring entities participating included: United Parcel Service, City University of New York (CUNY), Time Warner Cable, St. Francis College, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., Partners in Care, FDNY, United States Customs Border Police,  New York State Department of Corrections, Visiting Nurse Services of New York and .

June 6, 2011
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Parker Proposes Jobs Creation Package

(Brooklyn, NY) Today Senator Parker joined his Senate colleagues in another charge to assist Main Street New Yorkers by releasing the Workforce Reinvestment Plan which includes 11 pieces of legislation sponsored by Senators Parker, Kennedy, Perkins, Espaillat, Montgomery, Stewart-Cousins, and Maziarz.  The plan covers a broad range of employment issues including training programs, workforce credits, alternative investment and reinvestment funds, educational opportunities, green jobs initiatives, nondiscrimination legislation and tax credits.  Senator Parker sponsored three of the eleven pieces of legislation proposed.

June 2, 2011
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Making Daily Living More Affordable: Senator Parker Proposes Alternative Energy Package to Alleviate the Pain at the Pump and Encourage the Use of Alternative Energy

(Brooklyn, NY) Today Senator Parker led his Senate colleagues in releasing an alternative energy package with seven pieces of legislation to address the affordability crisis faced by main street New Yorkers.  The legislative package included bills from Senators Parker, Peralta, Grisanti, and Maziarz covering a broad range of alternatives including prohibiting more than one increase in the price of fuel in any 24-hour period, providing tax incentives to individuals who purchase green vehicles, creating solar energy projects which project thousands of new jobs for New York, and expanding the Green EZ-Pass discount.

May 25, 2011
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Grace Johnson

Grace Johnson has distinguished herself in the food and beverage industry. As Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Crystal Manor, she has worked tirelessly to uphold the Manor’s reputation as a longstanding ­ ne dining and catering establishment based in the heart of Flatbush. The success of Crystal Manor is largely due to Ms. Johnson’s enterprising, hospitable and authoritative set of business skills.

In 1996, Ms. Johnson opened the Manor to provide Brooklyn and outer borough communities with an upscale venue to hold momentous and celebratory events including weddings, receptions, church functions, political conferences, proms, Sweet 16’s, and birthday parties. For the last 14 years, Ms. Johnson and her staff hosted more than 2000 well-received affairs.

May 23, 2011
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Senator Parker Speaks on Shariah at NYC Bar

(Brooklyn, NY)  On May 18, 2011, Senator Parker addressed the New York City Bar Association, on the topic of, “Islam and Democracy in the U.S. – A Legislator’s Perspective.”  The New York City Bar Association founded in 1870, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students.  Today the City Bar has over 23,000 members.  

May 19, 2011
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Senator Parker's Statement on the Killing of Osama Bin Laden

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-21)

Contact: Umair Khan ‌‌‌‌‌| mukhan@nysenate.gov | 518-455-2580 ph |518-426-6843 fax

 

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2011

(Brooklyn, NY)  New York State Senator Kevin Parker released the following statement on President Obama’s announcement that Osama Bin Laden has been killed by U.S. forces:

May 2, 2011
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PS #91 Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank PS #91 and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 27, 2011
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Senator Parker and Miss Haiti Universe 2010 Sarodj Bertin Tour FernandeValme Ministries

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

(Brooklyn, NY) – State Senator Kevin Parker welcomed Sarodj Bertin, crowned winner of Miss Haiti Universe 2010, to his 21st Senate District, in Flatbush where they toured Fernande Valme Ministries on Friday, April 15, 2011.

April 26, 2011
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Senator Parker Discusses Islamic Finance at the University of California Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER (D-21)

Contact: Umair Khan | mukhan@nysenate.gov  | 518-455-2580 ph | 518-426-6843 fax

Immediate Release: April 14, 2011

April 14, 2011
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Senators Urge Chairman Ball To Reject Bigotry

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

Contact: Umair Khan │ mukhan@nysenate.gov │ 518-455-2580 ph │518-455-6843 fax

For Immediate Release: April 5, 2011

Senators Urge Chairman Ball To Reject Bigotry

April 5, 2011
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