Issues: Community Reinvestment

Senator Perkins Proudly Honors The Rucker Pro Legends--Bob McCullough and Fred Crawford--On Their 50th Anniversary

Remarks Of Senator Bill Perkins | Rucker Pro Legends Resolution (J.2726)

 

I rise today to honor the memory of Holcombe Rucker, proud son of Harlem and a true visionary with respect to youth development, mentoring and community building. 

 

When Holcombe Rucker was a young man he made a transformative life-decision; he put every ounce of his youthful energy into the game of basketball.  Upon returning from distinguished service in WWII, he established the Junior Basketball League in a Harlem playground on 138th Street. 

 

June 22, 2015
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Senate, Assembly Pass Bill to Spur Investment in Vacant, Abandoned Residential Properties

New program aimed at about 70 properties located in City of Batavia

 

Albany, NY – A bill (S.5196A/A.7570A) has passed the State Senate and State Assembly that would allow the City of Batavia to provide tax relief for residents willing to redevelop abandoned properties into owner-occupied single-family residences.

 

The new program would create a real incentive for residents to redevelop distressed properties since the high level of investment often required outpaces the value of the redeveloped home, keeping these types of properties vacant for many years. 

 

June 19, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORS DETECTIVE VICTOR DIPIERRO FOR 20-YEAR NYPD CAREER

Klein celebrates life and work of retiring Pelham Bay police officer at Bronx Day in Albany

ALBANY, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) honored Victor DiPierro for his distinguished 20-year career with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) at the third annual Bronx Day celebration in Albany on Monday. A Pelham Bay native, Mr. DiPierro joined the NYPD in 1995, first serving as a patrolman and then working his way up to detective specialist at the 49th precinct.

June 16, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS BAND AT RIVERFEST 2015

Klein, Bronx elected officials, KRVC, College of Mount Saint Vincent, and families and children enjoy Grammy award-winning music group at annual RiverFest celebration

Family festival on the Hudson River featured live music, boat rides, summer fun and more

June 15, 2015
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The Bronx’s Best Displayed in Albany at 3rd Annual Bronx Day Celebration

Albany, NY— Upstate met downstate at this year’s 3rd Annual Bronx Day in Albany on Monday, hosted by Assemblyman Mark GjonajState Senator Jeff Klein, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., celebrating the borough’s culture, businesses, organizations and bright future.

June 15, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORS COMMUNITY LEADERS AT 41ST PRECINCT FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST

BRONX, NY  - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today honored local ‘Cop of the Month’ recipients, civic leaders and students for their outstanding contributions to the Hunts Point community at the 41st Precinct Community Council Fellowship breakfast.

June 12, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $200,000 GRANT FOR SECURITY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES TO PELHAM TOWN HALL & DARONCO TOWN HOUSE

State funding secured by Klein will provide new natural gas fueled generators, energy efficient lighting, surveillance cameras, security room and additional storage

WESTCHESTER, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Mayor Michael Volpe of the Village of Pelham, Pelham Town Supervisor Pete DiPaola, Pelham Deputy Supervisor Councilman Dan McLaughlin, Judge John Gardner, Judge John DeChiaro, and Town Council Member Blake Bell, today announced $195,000 in state funding for security and energy efficiency upgrades to Pelham Town Hall and the Daronco Town House at Pelham’s annual Block Party.

June 6, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN DINOWITZ, COUNCILMAN COHEN CELEBRATE RIVERDALE NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE COMMUNITY AND TEEN CENTER GRAND OPENING

State & City funds secured by Klein, Dinowitz & Cohen provided essential upgrades to facility

June 5, 2015
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Ortt’s Green Development Tax Exemption Bill Passes in Senate

Senator Ortt’s Bill Would Create Jobs in Green Industry, Lower Energy Costs for Consumers

 

State Senator Rob Ortt’s (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) Green Development Neighborhood Tax Exemption bill (S5013) unanimously passed in the Senate yesterday with overwhelming support. This tax incentive is meant to encourage more homeowners to build “green” homes. Ortt’s bill would allow local municipalities across the state to offer a real property tax exemption of 35 percent for up to 20 years.

 

June 4, 2015
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Ortt's Bill For Asbestos Removal Incentive Passes in Senate

Asbestos Remediation Tax Credit Encourages Development of Blighted Buildings; Revitalizes Economy

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) would give tax credits to eligible taxpayers and developers who pay to have asbestos removed from their residential or commercial properties. The Asbestos Remediation Tax Credit bill (S2961), which passed in the Senate yesterday, would fight blight and help spur economic development across the state.

May 29, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES $18,000 IN PROJECT BOOST FUNDS FOR P.S. 72

New Funding Boosts Local School’s Enrichment Opportunities for Students

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by nearly 100 local parents, students and school administrators, today announced $18,000 in Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) funding for P.S. 72 in the Bronx. The announcement came at the school’s Project BOOST breakfast event on Friday.

May 29, 2015
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Senator Klein, Madison Square Garden & New York Knicks Hold Basketball Clinic for P.S. 107 Students

Pro-Basketball Clinic is Slam Dunk for Bronx Students K-5

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today held a basketball clinic with New York Knickerbockers alum Felipe Lopez at P.S. 107 in the Bronx. The former professional athlete was on hand to show more than 100 students the ropes in shooting hoops, pro-style basketball drills and conditioning exercises.   

May 29, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING GROUP BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS TO HEADLINE RIVERFEST

RiverFest 2015 to Feature Beloved American Music Group, Local Artists, Scenic Boat Rides, Children’s Entertainment, Waterfront Activities & More

Klein, Bronx Elected Officials, KRVC and College of Mount Saint Vincent Come Together to Celebrate the Beauty of the Hudson River and Unity of the Riverdale Community

May 29, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN KICKS OFF ‘CALL FOR CADDIES’ AT TRUMP GOLF COURSE

Klein, Trump Golf Course Partner to Connect Throggs Neck Houses Teens with Good-Paying Summer Jobs

THE BRONX - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with the Trump Golf Course, Bronx Chamber of Commerce and Throggs Neck Houses Residents’ Council, today launched the ‘Call for Caddies’ program to connect local teens from the Throggs Neck Houses with summer employment opportunities at the Trump Golf Links.

May 28, 2015
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State Senators Klein, Savino, Golden, Peralta & Addabbo give communities a say in social service providers coming to town

State Senate passes bill requiring notification, hearings and giving City Planning Commission decision-making power

Albany, NY — State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today empowered neighborhoods across the five boroughs by passing legislation (S.4542a) compelling social service providers, like homeless shelters, to provide notification to local community boards and the City Planning Commission and requiring the CPC to hold hearings to gather local input. The CPC would rule on the siting of the facility.

May 27, 2015
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Grand Opening Celebration for Willow Square

Clarence, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer joins community leaders and local elected officials for Stephen Development's grand opening celebration for its latest project, Willow Square, on Main Street. 

May 21, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORS ANALIZA BENJAMIN AT 2015 VETERANS HALL OF FAME CELEBRATION

Klein Celebrates Remarkable Achievements of Local Bronxite & True American Hero

BRONX, NY - In celebration of the remarkable achievements of military service members across the State of New York, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today honored Analiza Benjamin, Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve Nurse Corps. and North Bronx Healthcare Network Senior Associate Director for Nursing Administration at the 2015 Veterans Hall of Fame Celebration in Albany.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN & THE FLEETWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HOST COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY

Klein, Fleetwood Neighborhood Association, Civic Leaders, Business Groups and Volunteers Join Together for Community Beautification Project

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association, Goldman Sachs, Mt. Vernon Boys and Girls Scouts, and a variety of local church and business groups, hosted the annual Fleetwood Neighborhood Community Clean-Up Day in Mt. Vernon on Saturday.

May 18, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS SPRING CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL AT ST. THERESA SCHOOL

Klein Brings Together Community to Celebrate the Spring Season -- Local Families & Children Dance, Play, Create and More

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by nearly 200 children and families, hosted his annual spring children’s festival at the St. Theresa School in Pelham Bay on Saturday. The fun-filled event featured face painting, a DJ, bouncy bounce, craft table and more.

May 18, 2015
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Senator Klein & Assemblywoman Weinstein call on Legislature to pass “zombie properties” act

Albany, NY— State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-Brooklyn) called on their colleagues today to pass the Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act (S.4781/A.6932), which would require bank and mortgage companies to prevent residential properties in foreclosure from falling into disrepair — and would carry penalties for companies that neglect these homes.

The renewed call from Senator Klein and Assemblywoman Weinstein, who sponsor the legislation, comes on the heels of an announcement today by Governor Andrew Cuomo that 11 bank, mortgage and credit unions will voluntarily comply to maintain “zombie properties.”

May 18, 2015
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