Issues: Constituents Corner

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 HOSTS STAND UP TO VIOLENCE 1ST ANNIVERSARY PEACE MARCH & RALLY

Community comes together to celebrate success of the Stand Up to Violence program 40 percent reduction in shootings in targeted areas; Successful mediation of nearly 60 conflicts; Recent expansion into 43rd Precinct

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) held the Stand Up to Violence 1st Anniversary Peace March and Rally on Saturday. The special event concluded with a Family Day celebration at the Pelham Parkway Houses.

August 24, 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 Klein Speaks at SUNY Maritime’s Annual Cadet Swearing-in Ceremony

State Senator Jeff Klein addresses those in attendance at SUNY Maritime’s annual cadet swearing-in ceremony 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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GOING BACK TO SCHOOL ON A BUDGET

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

August 24, 2015
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Welcome to my website!

Dear Resident of the 61st Senate District:

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website! 

At my website, you’ll be able to check out what I’m doing in Albany and in our community, learn more about my positions on important issues, and take a look at legislation I’m sponsoring in the State Senate.

Here are a few quick links to different areas of my website:

Click here to view legislation before the State Senate.

Click here for a map of the 61st State Senate District.

August 21, 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 Serrano Meets With Residents in the West Bronx

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano, along with Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson and Assembly Member Latoya Joyner, participated in a Meet & Greet with residents from Sedgwick and Undercliff Avenues in the West Bronx.

August 18, 2015
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Senator Bill Larkin Announces Over $350,000 in Construction Grants to Support Local Libraries

New Windsor, NY - Senator Bill Larkin (R, C – Cornwall-On-Hudson) announced today that the New York State Library has awarded over $350,000 in construction grants to four local libraries in the 39th Senate District.

“Any investment in our local libraries is an investment in our children’s future,” stated Senator Bill Larkin. “These construction grants will help maximize services offered to residents throughout the Hudson Valley, improve accessibility for seniors and create a more energy efficient infrastructure.”

The Pine Bush Public Library will receive $2,500 to address energy efficiency opportunities based on an audit from NYSERDA. Specifically, this project will replace air conditioning, lighting and add insulation.

August 17, 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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LOCAL LIBRARIES TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $250,000 IN FUNDING FOR CONSTRUCTION UPGRADES

Funding Will be Used to Make Energy Efficient Upgrades, Improve Handicapped Accessibility and More 

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced that eight libraries throughout Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties will receive more than $250,000 in public library construction funds to make upgrades to their facilities.

“More and more frequently libraries are being used by people across our region for everything from job hunting resources to checking out today’s bestsellers,” said Senator Ritchie, who serves on the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, a group charged with looking for ways to support the future of public libraries in New York State.

August 11, 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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Elba Onion Festival

Elba, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer poses for a photo with Assemblyman Steve Hawley after marching in the Elba Onion Festival parade.  The Town of Elba, located in Genesee County, is known as the "Onion Capital of the World." Click here for more information about the festival.

August 7, 2015
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RITCHIE HOSTS FIRST MEETING OF “UPSTATE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL”

State Senator Patty Ritchie this week hosted the first meeting of the “Upstate Women’s Leadership Council,” a group aimed increasing opportunities for the personal and professional advancement of women throughout the Central and Northern New York regions. 

“Today, women are doing big things,” said Senator Ritchie.  “More and more frequently, females are found serving at the helm of businesses and organizations, being elected to office and taking on different leadership roles within our community.”

“The Upstate Women’s Leadership Council seeks to tap into the expertise of our local leaders to help to inspire other women who want to follow in their footsteps.”

August 6, 2015
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Senator Serrano Hosts Town Hall Meeting with NYC Public Advocate Letitia James

(Roosevelt Island, NY)- Senator Serrano hosted a Town Hall Meeting with New York City Public Advocate Letitia "Tish" James at the Good Shepherd Chapel on Roosevelt Island. Also present at this Town Hall were Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright.

August 5, 2015
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Senator Serrano Joins Community Residents & the NYPD for National Night Out

(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano joined community residents and the New York Police Department (NYPD) in honor of the 2015 National Night Out Against Crime.

August 4, 2015
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