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SENATOR PARKER ASKS FOR A CHANCELLOR WITH EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) called upon Commissioner David Steiner of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to deny Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Cathie Black's request for her to receive a waiver, allowing her to serve as the Chancellor of New York City's Schools despite lacking professional experience in education.

November 11, 2010
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Senator Parker Honors Our Fallen Heroes

(Albany, New York) On November 11, we celebrate Veteran’s Day, a day for us to pay tribute to those who have fought to protect our country. This year, Governor David Paterson signed my legislation, which will take effect on Veterans’ Day 2010. This law will allow for the respectful disposition of the unidentified cremated remains (cremains) of veterans.

November 10, 2010
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Senator Parker says NO to Bloomberg's Food Stamp Plan

(Brooklyn, NY) -  Governor David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg plan to announce today their impending request for permission of  the U.S.

October 7, 2010
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Citizenship Drive

State Senator Kevin Parker will be hosting his annual citizenship drive. Immigration experts and translators will be on-site to provide assistance to the 2011/2012 class of New American Citizens

September 11, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Parker speaks to Paul Schindler from Gay City News at BCAT studios in Brooklyn

 

Senator Parker spoke to Paul Schindler from Gay City News about the Bias Crime Bill he passed into law and the advocacy work he has done for the LGBT Community.

Link: http://www.bricartsmedia.org/community-media/brooklyn-independent-televi...

September 9, 2010
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Senator Paker wishes L'shannah Tovah to the Jewish community

State Senator Kevin Parker would like to wishes  L'shannah Tovah to his friends in the Jewish Community.  The Boro Park community is a valued part of my constituent base. I Thank you for all your support over the last 8 years and look forward to working with you in years to come. I hope this year is filled with love, hope and prosperity.”

September 8, 2010
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Senator Parker visiting shooting victim Joel Klein

Today,  Senator Parker visited the four injured and hospitalized members of the Shomrim Patrol Force who were shot while responding to an incident  near 49th Street and 10th Avenue in Borough Park.

September 3, 2010
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Senator Parker Honors Community Heroes

(Brooklyn, NewYork)  Today,  Senator Parker visited the four injured and hospitalized members of the Shomrim Patrol Force who were shot while responding to an incident  near 49th Street and 10th Avenue in Borough Park.  “I commend you

September 3, 2010
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SENATOR PROTECTS CONSUMERS AGAINST ENERGY BILL INCREASES

(ALBANY, NEW YORK)  Governor Paterson signed into law a bill that will establish consumer safeguards to end aggressive tactics by energy companies offering energy supply contracts to residential and small business customers. “This legislation will ensure that New Yorkers are protected from door-to-door scammers peddling unfavorable energy supply contracts,” said Senator Kevin Parker (D-21).

September 2, 2010
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Senator Parker passes a bill to save 16 Daycare Centers in Brooklyn

 (Albany, New York) Today- Governor Paterson signed landmark legislation that means all  all day care centers in New York City have to give 12 months notice prior to closing.  “This is a victory for working families,” said Senator Parker (D-21). “There are thousands of families in New York City who are dependent on city run daycare centers and this will give them the time needed to find a new facility if their day care provider faces closure.” The move came after New York City announced last February it planned to close 16 day care centers at the end of the school year. These closures would have resulted in 772 children, most of whom are minorities needing to find alternative childcare arrangements, by the end of the school year.

September 2, 2010
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State Senator Kevin Parker announces a victory for students and schools

(Brooklyn, NY) "I am pleased to announce that New York won $700 million in Race to the Top funding for our schools today," said State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21). In announcing the recipients of Race to the Top funds, U.S.

August 25, 2010
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State Senator Kevin Parker announces a victory for students and schools

 (Brooklyn, NY) "I am pleased to announce that New York won $700 million in Race to the Top funding for our schools today," said State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21). In announcing the recipients of Race to the Top funds, U.S.

August 25, 2010
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Help gather supplies for women in Haiti

Donation drive from August 9, 2010 - September 11, 2010

You can help by donating the following items:  

August 16, 12:00 AM - September 11, 12:00 AM
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Harvest Fest

 

 

Join us for our annual back to school giveaway:

There will be

FOOD • MUSIC

• CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

• COLLEGE BOUND INFORMATION

August 28, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Senator Parker with speaker of New York City council Catherine Quinn

I ask the Assembly not to be penny wise and pound foolish to take up this course of action and allowing Hydraulic fracturing in New York State without proper study and preparation for the potential effects on the communities where Hydraulic fracturing takes place. We need a better understanding to make sure our drinking water is protected

August 11, 2010
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