Issues: New York City

KLEIN GRAFFITI CREW CLEANS VAN NEST CHURCH

72 hours after hearing that the Love Gospel Church in the Van Nest neighborhood of the Bronx had been vandalized, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined local community leaders, church officials and a graffiti clean-up team to clean the side of the church on Saturday, June 5th. This is the second time in just two months that Senator Klein’s crew has helped remove graffiti from the church.

June 5, 2010
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HIS EXCELLENCY ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY DOLAN JOINS SENATOR JEFF KLEIN TO SUPPORT HARSHER PENALTIES FOR CHURCH & SYNAGOGUE VANDALS

Religious Leaders & Elected Officials Call on State Legislature to pass tougher sentencing for vandals of Houses of Worship

 

June 4, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN FIGHTS TO SAVE COMMUNITY GARDENS

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Support Local Gardens, Helping New Yorkers Maintain Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

 

ALBANY, NY – Deputy Majority Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Thursday that the NYS State Senate passed his bill to provide continued support for local community gardens. Senator Klein’s bill helps support the efforts of many New Yorkers to use these gardens to grow low-cost, fresh fruits and vegetables, and build stronger community and neighborhood bonds.

 

May 27, 2010
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Lower East Side gas leak

About 60 tenants in three Lower East Side New York City Housing Authority projects who have been without gas for their kitchen stoves for several months finally got a hearing on May 5 when state Sen. Daniel Squadron stepped into the picture.

It took four months for gas to be restored to the 17 apartments in the C line of the building at 182 South St. in the Alfred Smith Houses where a leak on a gas coupling in the basement cut off service on Jan. 20. Tenants had to cook on hot plates supplied by NYCHA until May 7 when gas service was restored.

May 17, 2010
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Senator Adams Decries Treatment of War Hero Cop by NYPD

NYS Senator Eric Adams Joins U.S. Marine James Brower, In Uniform, to Stand Up to Underhanded Attempts To Decertify Him And Dismiss War Hero Cop

May 15, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO HELP CITIES RAISE REVENUE ON DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES

Senator Klein’s Bill Estimated to Raise More Than $50 Million for Local Governments this Year

April 13, 2010
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Manhattan and Brooklyn Elected Officials Call on City to Address Increased Helicopter Traffic Over Downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights

Uptick in Noise, Traffic After 30th Street Heliport’s Termination of Tourist Flights

Officials Call for Three Steps to ImproveSafety and Quality of Life

April 12, 2010
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March 29, 2010
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Senator Adams and TWU President Urge MTA to Rescind Cuts that Will Reduce Passenger Safety and Decrease Security Against Terrorism

PRESS ADVISORY

Senator Eric Adams, Chair Of The NYS Senate Homeland Security Committee, and TWU President John Samuelsen Cite this Year’s Al Qaeda Plot To Detonate a Bomb In The NYC Subway and Urge The MTA to Rescind Cuts that Will Reduce Passenger Safety and Decrease Security Against Terrorism  

March 13, 2010
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Bushwick Houses Among NYC Housing Projects to Receive Federal Funding Under Passage of Senate Bill

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation that will allow for New York City Housing Authority owned developments, such as Bushwick Houses, to fall under federal oversight and qualify for much-needed funding.

For more than a decade,  21 NYCHA developments have received no funding from the City and State of New York. Pending additional budget cuts in the proposed 2010–11 state budget, NYCHA stood to face an unprecedented $88 million operational budget shortfall.

February 25, 2010
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Albany must act to protect the city’s public housing

By Daniel Squadron

It is no secret that the New York City Housing Authority is underfunded — residents suffer the consequences every day when they contend with broken elevators, heat outages and unsecured front doors.

February 24, 2010
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Statement by State Senator Daniel Squadron on Alternate Locations for 9/11 Terrorism Trials

Immediately after the announcement of the proposal to hold trials for accused 9/11 terrorists in Lower Manhattan, I pushed for a public discussion with NYPD of whether the community could bear the measures needed to secure Lower Manhattan and Chinatown. Commissioner Kelly and the NYPD deserve credit for facilitating that discussion. While civilian federal court is the correct venue for terrorist trials, the current proposal shows that holding these trials at 500 Pearl Street would have devastating consequences for our community.

January 27, 2010
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Manhattan Elected Officials Urge U.S. Attorney General to Conduct Comprehensive Evaluation of 9/11 Trial Sites and Request Meeting

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Borough President Scott Stringer, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and City Councilmember Margaret Chin sent the following letter (also attached), regarding the federal trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other accused terrorists, to United States Attorney General Eric Holder:

 

January 28, 2010

 

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Attorney General

January 27, 2010
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State Sen. Diane Savino says governor should rethink threat to veto ethics bill

By Judy L. Randall January 22, 2010, 7:41AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane Savino said yesterday the governor should "think twice" before he makes a "tremendous mistake" by vetoing the ethics reform bill that Albany lawmakers of both houses passed handily earlier this week.

"He can threaten, but it passed with overwhelming support," said Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) of the veto-proof bill. "Instead of setting up another showdown with the Legislature, he should be working with us."

January 22, 2010
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January 7, 2010
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Inauguration 2010: A Day Of Celebration And Service

Democratic Conference Leader John L. Sampson, President Pro-Tem Malcolm A. Smith and Senator Eric T. Schneiderman joined Mayor-elect Michael Bloomberg, Comptroller-elect John Liu and Public Advocate-elect Bill DeBlasio at their January 1 Inauguration Ceremony at City Hall for a day of celebration and service.

January 4, 2010
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Splitting New York State?

Split New York state? Robach wants to know what counties think Jill TerreriStaff writer

December 23, 2009
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DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

Claims City Provisionals Down 12%By ARI PAUL

TRYING TO SAVE THE MARRIAGE: State Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Chair Diane Savino was skeptical of a DCAS plan to ‘divorce’ New York City Transit and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from the city’s central hiring agency. In particular, she cited the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s often-contentious relationship with Transport Workers Union Local 100.

October 30, 2009
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