Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

State Senator Jeff Klein passes “Ildefonso Romero Jr.’s Law” creating new felony charge for aggravated assault leading to serious injury or death

Romero’s family pushes for bill to become law to bring justice to other families

Albany, NY — State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today passed “Ildefonso Romero, Jr.’s Law” which creates a felony charge for aggravated assault that results in serious injury or death.

June 1, 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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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES $18,000 IN PROJECT BOOST FUNDS FOR P.S. 72

New Funding Boosts Local School’s Enrichment Opportunities for Students

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by nearly 100 local parents, students and school administrators, today announced $18,000 in Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) funding for P.S. 72 in the Bronx. The announcement came at the school’s Project BOOST breakfast event on Friday.

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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Senators Klein, Espaillat & Peralta balance NYCHA application process for homeless domestic violence victims

Senate passes bill granting homeless domestic violence victims the same preference status as granted to homeless New Yorkers

Albany, NY— State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today passed legislation creating equal priority for homeless domestic violence victims and their children applying for apartments in the New York City Housing Authority. Shockingly, homeless victims of abuse classify as second priority, while homeless New Yorkers rank first priority.

May 28, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN KICKS OFF ‘CALL FOR CADDIES’ AT TRUMP GOLF COURSE

Klein, Trump Golf Course Partner to Connect Throggs Neck Houses Teens with Good-Paying Summer Jobs

THE BRONX - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with the Trump Golf Course, Bronx Chamber of Commerce and Throggs Neck Houses Residents’ Council, today launched the ‘Call for Caddies’ program to connect local teens from the Throggs Neck Houses with summer employment opportunities at the Trump Golf Links.

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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SENATOR KLEIN HONORS U.S. SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN ON MEMORIAL DAY

Klein Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldiers at Memorial Day Services Across the Bronx & Westchester

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with hundreds of active military members, local American heroes, families and children, paid tribute to the profound sacrifices of U.S. servicemen and women on Memorial Day. Senator Klein attended commemorative parades across the Bronx and Westchester and laid wreaths for fallen soldiers at Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park.

May 26, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORS ANALIZA BENJAMIN AT 2015 VETERANS HALL OF FAME CELEBRATION

Klein Celebrates Remarkable Achievements of Local Bronxite & True American Hero

BRONX, NY - In celebration of the remarkable achievements of military service members across the State of New York, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today honored Analiza Benjamin, Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve Nurse Corps. and North Bronx Healthcare Network Senior Associate Director for Nursing Administration at the 2015 Veterans Hall of Fame Celebration in Albany.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY JEWISH COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF PELHAM PARKWAY

Klein Presented with Legislative Achievement Award at 37th Annual Leadership Breakfast

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Bronx elected officials, civic leaders, and local community members, was honored by the Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway at the 37th Annual Leadership Breakfast on Sunday. Klein was presented with the Legislative Achievement Award for his outstanding accomplishments over his more than twenty year career in public office.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN & THE FLEETWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HOST COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY

Klein, Fleetwood Neighborhood Association, Civic Leaders, Business Groups and Volunteers Join Together for Community Beautification Project

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association, Goldman Sachs, Mt. Vernon Boys and Girls Scouts, and a variety of local church and business groups, hosted the annual Fleetwood Neighborhood Community Clean-Up Day in Mt. Vernon on Saturday.

May 18, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS SPRING CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL AT ST. THERESA SCHOOL

Klein Brings Together Community to Celebrate the Spring Season -- Local Families & Children Dance, Play, Create and More

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by nearly 200 children and families, hosted his annual spring children’s festival at the St. Theresa School in Pelham Bay on Saturday. The fun-filled event featured face painting, a DJ, bouncy bounce, craft table and more.

May 18, 2015
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Senator Klein & Assemblywoman Weinstein call on Legislature to pass “zombie properties” act

Albany, NY— State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-Brooklyn) called on their colleagues today to pass the Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act (S.4781/A.6932), which would require bank and mortgage companies to prevent residential properties in foreclosure from falling into disrepair — and would carry penalties for companies that neglect these homes.

The renewed call from Senator Klein and Assemblywoman Weinstein, who sponsor the legislation, comes on the heels of an announcement today by Governor Andrew Cuomo that 11 bank, mortgage and credit unions will voluntarily comply to maintain “zombie properties.”

May 18, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES $18,000 IN PROJECT BOOST FUNDS FOR P.S. 14

New Funding Boosts Local School’s Enrichment Opportunities for Students K-5

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by more than 150 local parents, school administrators and students, announced $18,000 in Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) funding for P.S. 14 in the Bronx. The announcement came at P.S. 14’s annual parent teacher conference night on Wednesday evening.

May 14, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES $170,000 IN STATE FUNDING FOR PENNINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN MT. VERNON

New Funding Secured By Klein Will Add Playground, Improve Baseball Diamond and Outfield, Provide Soccer Goals and Install New Benches at Pennington School

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Pennington School Principal Danielle Davis-Marrow, President of the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association Mike Justino, and over 200 parents and students, announced more than $170,000 in state funding for the Pennington Elementary School to make improvements to its recreational facilities at the school’s annual spring concert on Wednesday evening.

May 14, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN MOYA AND JUSTICE FOR JOB SEEKERS CAMPAIGN RELEASE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT INTO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

Results of Undercover Investigation Shows Shady and Fraudulent Practices of NYC Agencies Preying on Immigrants 

New Legislation Would Crackdown on Illicit Activity by Agencies

May 7, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORS LEADING BRONXITE RANDI MARTOS AT 18TH ANNUAL NEW YORK STATE WOMEN OF DISTINCTION CEREMONY

Klein Recognizes Lifelong Riverdale Resident for Her Community Activism, Leadership & Public Service

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) honored Randi Martos, Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, at the 18th annual Women of Distinction Ceremony at the State Capitol in Albany on Tuesday evening. For more than 20 years, Martos has served as a strong, positive force in the Bronx -- holding an array of leadership positions including democratic district leader, parents’ association president, head of her co-op board and more.

May 6, 2015
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Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj & State Senator Jeff Klein honor President of Albania H.E. Bujar Nishani for the Albanians role in saving Jews during WWII

Legislators also herald photographer Norman Gershman whose work captures the heroism and altruism of the Albanians during WWII

ALBANY, NEW YORKAssemblyman Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx) and State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) on Tuesday honored President of Albania H.E. Bujar Nishani for the role Albanians played in saving thousands of Jews during the Holocaust and celebrated photographer Norman Gershman whose photographs capture the essence of their history at a reception at the State Capitol in Albany.

May 5, 2015
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KLEIN ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION STUDY TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT HUTCHINSON METRO CENTER IN THE BRONX

NYC DOT Design Study to Examine New Access Ramp to Hutch Metro Complex Via Hutchinson River Parkway

New Access Point Would Significantly Reduce Congestion, Improve Traffic Flow, Provide Emergency Exit for More Than 10,000 Employees & Visitors

May 1, 2015
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