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 toSenator Klein’s bill that would require that a public community forum is held prior to the approval of a shelter site.
Senator Klein to hold series of town halls this summer to increase awareness of NYC rent freeze program and prescription drug discounts for seniors
RIVERDALE, NY - Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and Council Member Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx),held a Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE), Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) and Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) town hall at Riverdale Neighborhood House on Monday.
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.
Klein celebrates life and work of retiring Pelham Bay police officer at Bronx Day in Albany
ALBANY, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) honored Victor DiPierro for his distinguished 20-year career with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) at the third annual Bronx Day celebration in Albany on Monday. A Pelham Bay native, Mr. DiPierro joined the NYPD in 1995, first serving as a patrolman and then working his way up to detective specialist at the 49th precinct.
ALBANY, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) met with nearly 50 Bronx students from J.H.S. 127 Castle Hill Middle School at the State Capitol on Monday. The school’s visit coincided with the third annual Bronx Day celebration in Albany – a commemorative event highlighting the borough’s unique culture, thriving businesses, successful students and first-rate schools.
Albany, NY— Independent Democratic Conference Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and State Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) announced Tuesday that the State Senate passed two critical pieces of legislation they sponsor aimed at predatory subprime auto lending in New York.
Senator Klein’s bill (S.5485A) increases required surety bonds used car dealerships must hold as a consumer protection from $10,000 to $100,000 if the used car dealership sells more than 50 cars annually. Smaller used car dealers can take out $20,000 bonds if they sell fewer than 50 vehicles a year.
Albany, NY— Upstate met downstate at this year’s 3rd Annual Bronx Day in Albany on Monday, hosted by Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, State Senator Jeff Klein, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., celebrating the borough’s culture, businesses, organizations and bright future.
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.
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.
THE BRONX - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Deputy Chief of Staff Dana Carotenuto, Executive Director of District Operations Katharine Pichardo-Erskine and District Representative Nicholas Circharo, were presented with the Legislative Team Award for their outstanding accomplishments in state government at CEC 11’s 9th annual legislative breakfast on Friday.
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.