Issues: Community Reinvestment

A NEW CHAPTER FOR THE OGDENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY: RITCHIE ANNOUNCES $50,000 IN FUNDING TO HELP WITH IMPROVEMENTS

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has delivered $50,000 in special funding to assist the Ogdensburg Public Library with major repairs, including the replacement of the facility’s stucco exterior and new stairs outside the building. 

“As a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, I have worked very hard to help secure critically needed construction funding for community libraries across Northern and Central New York,” Senator Ritchie said. 

“Libraries like the Ogdensburg Public Library are centers of our communities and these types of projects allow libraries to better serve the families and individuals who rely on them for books, entertainment, educational offerings and so much more.”

September 1, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS THE LEGENDARY CHUBBY CHECKER AT LORETO PARK

Music icon ‘twists' the night away with hundreds of Bronxites

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted the ‘King of The Twist,’ Chubby Checker, at Loreto Park on Wednesday. The concert, part of Senator Klein’s widely-popular Summertime Symphonies Series, was attended by more than 600 community members.

August 26, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN PRESENTS AWARD CERTIFICATES TO GRADUATES OF THE 'CALL FOR CADDIES' PROGRAM

Senator Jeff Klein presents award certificates to graduates of the ‘Call for Caddies’ summer jobs initiative at the Throggs Neck Houses on Saturday, August 22, 2015.

August 24, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS FDR DRIVE AT BROAD STREET PLAYGROUND

Beloved band wows Westchester residents at Senator Klein’s Summertime Symphonies Series

MT. VERNON, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association, hundreds of community members, children and families, hosted FDR Drive at Broad Street Playground on Friday.

August 24, 2015
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KLEIN ANNOUNCES $200,000 IN STATE FUNDING FOR THE YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Executive Director of The Bronx YMCA Sharlene Brown, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at the YMCA Paul Custer, and Vice President of Public Affairs at the YMCA Sharon Levy, today announced $200,000 in state funding for the YMCA of Greater New York.

August 20, 2015
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Senator Klein hosts Larry Chance & The Earls at Bufano Park

Senator Jeff Klein hosts Larry Chance & The Earls at Bufano Park on August 19th as part of his Summertime Symphonies Series.

August 20, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS FAMED BRITISH BALLADEER ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK AT SETON PARK

Acclaimed artist Engelbert Humperdinck serenades concertgoers at Senator Klein’s Summertime Symphonies Series

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted Engelbert Humperdinck at Seton Park on Tuesday. The British balladeer serenaded a crowd of more than 500 concertgoers as part of Senator Klein’s Summertime Symphonies Series.  

August 19, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS THE LEGENDARY SALSERO HECTOR TRICOCHE AT SOUNDVIEW PARK

Sizzling pop and salsa musician wows Bronxites at Senator Klein’s Summertime Symphonies Series

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with hundreds of community members, children and families, hosted the legendary salsero Hector Tricoche at Soundview Park on Thursday.

August 14, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Funding for Library Construction and Renovation

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced that West Seneca Public Library, Lancaster Public Library, Elma Public Library Wadsworth Library and Eagle Free Library have been awarded state aid to allow the branches to expand or make major renovations. The aid is part of a $14-million capital fund for public library construction statewide provided in the 2014 state budget.

“Many of our local public libraries are in need of renovations to better serve our communities,” Gallivan said. “Some of the buildings are unable to accommodate users with disabilities, are not energy efficient or are in need of expansion in order to accommodate growing collections and public use. These are wise investments in important community assets that benefit everyone.”

August 12, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS THE BOOKENDS BAND AT PELHAM GAZEBO

Beloved music group performs for families & children at Senator Klein’s Summertime Symphonies Series

PELHAM, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with hundreds of community members, children and families, hosted The Bookends Band at Pelham Gazebo on Monday.

August 11, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL THROGGS NECK HOUSES BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Local basketball tournament works to build stronger community, lift up future generations

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester),  together with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Throggs Neck Houses Residents’ Council, 45th Precinct, New York City Fire Department, Police Service Area #8, and New York City Transit Police, hosted the first annual Throggs Neck Houses Basketball Tournament at Ferry Point Park this past weekend.

August 3, 2015
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Thurston Village Revitalization Project

I was pleased to join residents of the 19th Ward and officials from the City of Rochester to help mark the completion of the Thurston Village Revitalization Project. This project consisted of improving pedestrian signage and amenities with benches, crosswalks and improved store fronts. The residents of the Thurston Village and the 19th Ward will surely love it!

July 31, 2015
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State Senator Jeff Klein Releases the 2015 Summer Concert Series Schedule

Throughout the month of August, Senator Klein will be sponsoring the annual Summer Concert Series, featuring local favorites like the Bronx Wanderers, Larry Chance & the Earls, and Jameson’s Revenge.

Senator Klein will be sponsoring a movie series throughout the summer as well!           

July 29, 2015
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Senator Gianaris Supports Long Island City BID Expansion

(Long Island City, NY) – Senator Michael Gianaris released the following statement in support of the Long Island City Partnership proposed Business Improvement District (BID) Expansion.

“I am proud to support the LIC BID’s proposed expansion to Hunter’s Point. Since 2005, the LIC BID has done exceptional work, enhancing our neighborhood and improving opportunities for local business and cultural institutions. I am proud to support the BID’s expansion so that it can bring the benefits of the improved services it provides to Vernon Boulevard as well.”

 

July 29, 2015
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RITCHIE ANNOUNCES $50,000 TO HELP BUILD NEW BANDSTAND IN WADDINGTON

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $50,000 in funding to help the Village of Waddington construct a new bandstand.  To be built in Whittaker Park, the new bandstand will be used for community events, including large scale national fishing tournaments, which the village has hosted in recent years, as well as concerts and other large events.

“Tourism—especially in the summer months—is a major economic driver in the North Country,” said Senator Ritchie.

“In Waddington, the opportunities for fishing and other sports not only attract tourists, they also boost our local economy and help to create jobs.  I’m pleased to be able to deliver funding for a new bandstand, which will not only help Waddington host large-scale fishing tournaments, but also other events that are important to the local community.”

July 17, 2015
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Sen. Valesky Attends Ribbon Cutting for Sankofa Park

Sen. Valesky was on hand July 14 for the official opening of Sankofa Park, next to the Beauchamp Branch Library on South Salina Street in Syracuse. Area residents, local leaders, and elected officials worked together to determine a better use for the space, which had been an abandoned parking lot. Sen. Valesky secured $450,000 for the project. The word Sankofa comes from the Akan language of Ghana and means "reach back and get it."

July 16, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Learns More About the HOME Rochester Program

Rochester, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer tours one of the residential properties for the HOME Rochester Program. The program allows individuals and families with low and moderate incomes an opportunity to participate in the American Dream through homeownership.  Click here for more information. 

July 14, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN & NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION INSTALL NEW & IMPROVED PEEPHOLES FOR BRONX SENIORS

Installations funded through $180,000 grant secured by Klein

New peepholes provide panoramic views of the outside; Improve access and functionality; Significantly boost safety & security for seniors and individuals with disabilities

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation (NIDC) installed dozens of new peepholes for seniors and individuals with disabilities at Evergreen Gardens on Thursday.

July 10, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN DONATES SUMMER BACKPACKS TO BRONX CHILDREN

Klein secured $60,000 state grant to fund summer backpack giveaway for Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and HELP Bronx homeless shelter Local kids swing into summer with brand-new backpacks filled with books, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk and more

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) donated summer backpacks to nearly 300 Bronx children from  the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club and the HELP Bronx Morris Avenue homeless shelter on Thursday.

July 10, 2015
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