Hoping to bring better awareness to new breakthroughs associated with detecting ovarian cancer, State Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) today noted that New Yorkers need to learn more about the symptoms of early disease. He said ovarian cancer used to be called the 'silent killer' because it rarely revealed symptoms in its earliest, most treatable stages. But ovarian cancer is silent no more.
Brooklyn, NY -- Senator Parker will provide Brooklyn homeowners with some assistance in preventing foreclosures and sub-prime lending. An initiative called “Operation Protect Your Home” a cooperative undertaking between officials in federal, state, and city government and lending institutions will host a forum to provide counseling on methods of avoiding mortgage foreclosure.
Brooklyn, NY)—As the people of New York City continue to bear financial hardships, Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) addressed the New York City Housing Authority at a Wednesday, August 13, public hearing to help residents remain in their homes.
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.