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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Legislators also herald photographer Norman Gershman whose work captures the heroism and altruism of the Albanians during WWII
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Assemblyman 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.