Legislation Prevents Level Two & Three Sex Offenders From Residing in Shelters With Families and Children
ALBANY, NY– Independent Democratic Conference Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester)today announced that the State Senate overwhelmingly passed (52-0) legislation he sponsors that prohibits level two and level three sex offenders from living in temporary emergency housing and homeless shelters used to house families with children.
Bronx Elected Officials Back Legislation That Would Keep Level Two & Three Sex Offenders Out of Shelters Where Families With Children Reside
BRONX, NY – State Senator and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Assemblyman Michael Benedetto (D-Bronx), Councilman James Vacca (D-Bronx), members of Community Board 10, the Ferry Point Civic Association and Friends of Ferry Point Park today called on the New York City Department of Homeless Services to ban level two and level three sex offenders from temporary emergency housing and homeless shelters used to house families with children.
New Year Means New Start & New Job for Six Local Domestic Violence Survivors
BRONX, NY - Graduates of the Bronx H.I.R.E. Domestic Violence Survivors program will start new internships at small businesses and city and state offices across the borough, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Bronx Chamber of Commerce executives announced today. The two-part initiative includes a six-week job training course followed by a six-week paid internship program geared toward increasing job readiness, preparing survivors for the workplace and putting women on a path to financial independence.
Klein, Sepúlveda, Community and Faith Leaders, Families and Children Celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda (D-Bronx) and District Leader Julia Rodriguez hosted the 2nd annual Three Kings Day celebration this past Saturday, January 11th. More than 200 community members, families and children came together to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany -- featuring a special appearance by a talented magician, music by the Church of the Holy Family choir and school choir, an animated narration of the nativity scene and a fun-filled toy giveaway for children.
BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) visited the Throggs Neck Houses on Tuesday, December 23rd to give holiday gifts to children and their families. At the toy donation, Senator Klein presented boys and girls with fun gifts like Monopoly, Clue, dolls, toy cars, a stuffed “Olaf” from the popular movie Frozen and more.
Klein Secures New Social Studies Books & Digital Readers for Elementary School Students
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx), today visited P.S. 107 to donate more than 2,000 textbooks and e-readers to students for the holidays. Upon arrival, Senator Klein was met with a welcome reception in the auditorium, featuring a special holiday performance by the school choir. Senator Klein then visited with numerous classrooms grades K-5, and took a tour of the elementary school’s library and science laboratory.
Twenty popular holiday presents contain hazardous chemicals like antimony, cobalt, lead and cadmium
BRONX, NY — Just in time for the holidays, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) unveiled an alarming investigative report, “Toxic Tidings: Chemicals of Concern in Children’s Products,” warning families of toxins discovered in nearly two dozen children’s toys and products sold in stores across New York City.
Klein, Gjonaj, Community and Faith Leaders, Seniors and Families Join Together to Celebrate the First Night of Hanukkah
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx), community and faith leaders, friends and family celebrated the first night of Hanukkah on the evening of December 16th, lighting a ten-foot menorah at Bronx House, Einstein Hospital and White Plains Road and Pelham Parkway South. The celebration marked the group’s 20th annual menorah lighting ceremonies.
Current New York City Housing Authority Ranking System Places Homeless Families First In Line For Public Housing; Thousands of Domestic Violence Victims Inadvertently Displaced Due to Unfair Priority System
Klein, Gjonaj, Community Leaders, Friends & Neighbors Light Up the Community for the Holidays
Bronx, NY – In celebration of the Christmas holiday, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx), along with community leaders, families and children, hosted their 19th annual tree lighting in Morris Park and the Pelham Parkway community, on Thursday, December 11th. The tree lighting extravaganza commenced in the late afternoon, with the first event at Rudy Macina Peace Memorial Plaza, followed closely by the tree lighting at Pelham Parkway and White Plains Road.
BRONX, NY – Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) was honored by the Hebrew Home at Riverdale on Friday, December 12th, where the acclaimed non-profit geriatric care organization presented him with the “Partner in Quality” award. The prestigious award recognized Senator Klein for his long-standing commitment to improving the quality of life of Riverdale seniors through an array of community programs, services and initiatives.
BRONX, NY – At the Regional Economic Development Awards, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the allocation of $1.3 million in funding for community-based organizations and non-profits in the 34th Senate District. The four winners included: the North Riverdale Merchant Business Association, the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Bronx River Alliance.
Senator Klein, Local Elected Officials, Business Owners, Community Members and Families Come Together to Celebrate the Holiday Season
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), in partnership with the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association, hosted the first annual Tree Lighting in Fleetwood Playground this Sunday, December 7th,. The inaugural tree lighting was attended by local elected officials, community leaders, families and seniors and featured cups of hot cocoa, holiday treats, live Christmas music and an appearance by a very special guest from the North Pole.
Investigation finds 15 most egregious heat code offenders in borough; recommends remedies to HPD to keep buildings in compliance
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today released a report, “Turning Up the Heat: An Investigative Report into The Bronx’s Coldest Buildings,” which includes a list of the top 15 heat code offenders in the borough.
As chilly temperatures set in, tenants, who reside in buildings on the list, have already called in complaints of “no heat” or “no heat/hot water” to the city’s Housing and Preservation Department.
BRONX, NY – Tuesday night before Thanksgiving was filled with fun, friends, games and prizes as State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the Throggs Neck Homeowners Association hosted the Senator’s monthly bingo night at Villa Barone Manor, in Throggs Neck. The event was attended by more than 100 community members and featured numerous rounds of bingo, light snacks, refreshments and dozens of prizes donated by local businesses.
BRONX, NY - With Thanksgiving just around the corner, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today announced the donation of more than 100 turkeys to numerous organizations, local groups and residents across the 34th Senate District. On Monday he visited grandmothers planning Thanksgiving meals at the Pelham Parkway Houses, which is home to some 2,500 children and families. The donation was made in conjunction with the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) Program.
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr, and Bronx Chamber of Commerce executives celebrated the graduation of the first class of women enrolled in the Bronx H.I.R.E. Domestic Violence Survivors Job Readiness and Internship Program Thursday. The graduation marks the first step in securing domestic violence survivors good jobs that will lead them on a path to financial independence.
Bronx H.I.R.E jobs program draws more than 100 former service men and women looking for work
BRONX, NY – Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), along with members of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Bronx H.I.R.E. job fair at Hutchinson Metro Center Wednesday afternoon aimed at helping veterans secure employment. The job fair drew more than 100 job seekers. The event followed the Bronx Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Veterans Luncheon at F & J Pine Tavern in Bronxdale.
Elected Officials hold a “Know your Rights” meeting with frustrated residents of Goldfarb Properties Apartment Complexes located on Pelham Parkway
BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Public Advocate Letitia James and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx) held a “Know your Rights” meeting with residents of the Goldfarb Properties owned apartment complexes located on Pelham Parkway and neighboring Matthews Avenue, Tuesday evening. More than 50 residents joined the elected officials to share their ongoing grievances over building conditions, rent stabilization rights, rent increases and evictions.