Issues: Community Development

SENATOR BONACIC RECOGNIZES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENACTMENT OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

(Middletown, NY)-State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) issued the following statement on the upcoming 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.

July 24, 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 AVELLA AND IDC LEADER KLEIN JOIN ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS TO COMMEND REJECTION OF PAN AM PROPOSAL

(QUEENS, NY) Today, State Senator Tony Avella and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein joined elected officials and community activists to praise the rejection of the Pan Am shelter proposal.

The proposal, returned by the Office of the Comptroller for concerns about health, safety, and fire code violations, has now been rejected for the second time in two months. The decision came just two days after Senator Avella, IDC Leader Klein, and other elected officials and community activists held a press conference to call for the contract’s rejection.

July 9, 2015
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SENATOR AVELLA AND IDC LEADER KLEIN STAND WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS TO URGE REJECTION OF SAMARITAN VILLAGE CONTRACT

Call on the Assembly to Pass Companion  Legislation to Senator Klein’s Bill Requiring a Public Forum Prior to Shelter Siting

(QUEENS, NY) Today, State Senator Tony Avella and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein joined elected officials and community activists to call for the rejection of the Samaritan Village proposal to convert the illegal Pan Am shelter into a permanent shelter. They urged the Assembly to pass companion legislation to Senator Klein’s bill that would require that a public community forum is held prior to the approval of a shelter site.

July 7, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN SEPÚLVEDA, COUNCIL MEMBER PALMA & BRONX RESIDENTS RALLY AGAINST PROPOSED ‘HOT SHEET MOTEL’

Klein, Sepúlveda, Palma & Castle Hill Neighborhood Betterment Association call on NYC Department of Buildings to issue stop work order on planned Bronx motel in violation of state & federal law

Klein pushes for passage of legislation requiring community review before construction of any new hotel/motel in The Bronx

June 30, 2015
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June 23, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN CALLS ON NEW YORK CITY & STATE TO INVESTIGATE UNSCRUPULOUS BRONX LANDLORDS

As rent law negotiations loom large, Klein calls for crooked landlords to be stripped of vacancy bonus

Hundreds of Bronx tenants forced out of rent-stabilized apartments while greedy landlords pad their pockets

June 22, 2015
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MOYA/KLEIN BILL THAT COMBATS ILLEGAL CAR DEALING PASSES ASSEMBLY AND SENATE

Albany, NY— The New York State Assembly and Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) and Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), on Thursday to crack down on unregistered car dealers who use city streets as their own personal showrooms.

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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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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SENATOR KLEIN HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL BRONX JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION

Klein honors community leaders for outstanding contributions to The Bronx and beyond

BRONX, NY - In celebration of more than 350 years of Jewish contributions to American history, society and culture, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Bronx civic leaders and hundreds of community members, hosted Jewish American Heritage Month celebrations across The Bronx this Sunday.  At the celebrations, held the at the Riverdale YM-YWHA and Bronx House in Pelham Parkway, Senator Klein honored important leaders in the community who are making a difference.

June 1, 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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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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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development  Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair  11:30 AM, Monday, June 1, 2015  Room 308 LOB

June 1, 11:30 AM - 11:34 AM
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Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting a Community Resources Fair on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to raise awareness of the many community services available through various governmental and nonprofit organizations. The agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. A representative from the Office of the State Comptroller will assist attendees with Unclaimed Funds searches.

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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