Issues: Family

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 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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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 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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HELPING THE HUNGRY IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column

August 11, 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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SENATE PASSES BONACIC’S LEGISLATION MAKING KEY IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PRACTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING BY THE STATE JUDICIAL SYSTEM

(Albany, NY)-The New York State Senate passed legislation, Senate Bill S5833, sponsored by Senator Bonacic that would make key improvements to the practice of electronic filing (e-filing) by the state judicial system. Starting in 1999, the state began to introduce a pilot program in the use of electronic means for the purpose of commencing certain categories of cases and filing court papers with Judges and adverse parties.

June 19, 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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ADDABBO LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE LEGACY CREDITS FOR STEP-CHILDREN & OTHER NON-BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN OF DECEASED 9-11 FIRST RESPONDERS APPROVED BY NEW YORK STATE SENATE

Queens, NY (June 15, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is applauding the State Senate passage of a bill (S.3604) he sponsors that would enable step-children and other non-biological children raised by deceased 9-11 first responders to become eligible for “legacy credits” on competitive civil service exams. Addabbo credits a constituent for bringing the issue to his attention and working with him to promote the bill's passage.  

June 15, 2015
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Keep the Tax Cap

Why should we not let the property tax cap expire? Watch this short clip to see the benefits to making it permanent. 

June 12, 2015
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Photo of the Week - Paid Family Leave Rally

(Albany, NY - June 3, 2015) - State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village) joined members of the New York State Nurses Association for a rally in support of paid family leave, an important initiative that was not included in the 2015-2016 budget.  The NYSNA members carried signs that read "When the new baby arrives, should you have to worry that a few weeks home means not being able to pay the rent," and "New York Babies Need Paid Family Leave. Make New York Next." Eighty-seven percent of the state's workforce does not have such coverage through their employers. The Albany rally was part of the New York Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign.

June 4, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families  Senator Simcha Felder, Chair  Wednesday, May 27, 2015  Room 945 LOB

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIME OF MEETING, IT WILL BE HELD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SESSION.

May 27, 5:50 PM - 5:54 PM
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Tougher Sentencing Laws for Violent Criminals

Dear Neighbor,

In November of 2009, 12-year-old Brittany Passalacqua was brutally murdered along with her mother, Helen Buchel, in their home.

The perpetrator was John Edward Brown, a violent convicted felon who had been released from prison early after serving only 2 ½ years for assaulting his infant daughter in 2003. Brown had been put on parole just months before he committed the murders. We have a responsibility to keep our communities safe and these tragic deaths underscore the need for tougher penalties for violent offenders.

May 19, 2015
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Senator Young's Legisaltion Passed To Provide Further Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

Legislation will allow domestic violence victims to testify via close-circuit television

ALBANY – According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey, only about 48 percent of all violent victimizations are reported to police. Today, the state Senate passed legislation, authored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean), that will provide stronger protections for victims of domestic violence in order to encourage them to report their abuse to the authorities.

“Every nine seconds a woman in the United States is assaulted or beaten and according to studies 84 percent of women visiting hospital emergency rooms for domestic violence were injured by their intimate partners,” said Senator Young.

May 13, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN CELEBRATES OPENING DAY IN THE BRONX

Klein Marches With Hundreds of Little Leaguers in Pelham & Riverdale, Throws First Pitch at Ambrosini Field on City Island

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with hundreds of little leaguers, local families, community members and elected officials, today celebrated opening day in the Bronx – touring little league parades in Pelham, Riverdale and on City Island. Klein marched along with children and families, cheered on youngsters in uniform and threw the first pitch at City Island’s home opener at Ambrosini Field.  

April 11, 2015
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Senator Parker Interviews Kate Breslin, President and CEO of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

Senator Parker welcomes his guest: Kate Breslin, President and CEO of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.

April 1, 2015
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Senator Kevin Parker Interviews Tracey Brooks, President and CEO of Family Planning Advocates of New York

Senator's Parker's Legislative Report with Tracey Brooks, President and CEO of the Family Planning Advocates of New York 

March 13, 2015
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