Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

SENATOR AVELLA AND IDC LEADER KLEIN STAND WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS TO URGE REJECTION OF SAMARITAN VILLAGE CONTRACT

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 to Senator Klein’s bill that would require that a public community forum is held prior to the approval of a shelter site.

July 7, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN PROTECTS BRONX TENANTS FROM SLUMLORD GOLDFARB PROPERTIES

DOB, City & State agencies heed Klein’s call to take action against Bronx landlord who deprived rent-stabilized tenants of gas for 29 days

Stop work orders issued on Goldfarb owned property for endangering the health and safety of Bronx tenants

July 1, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN DINOWITZ & COUNCIL MEMBER COHEN HOST SCRIE/DRIE & EPIC TOWN HALL

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.

June 30, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN SEPÚLVEDA, COUNCIL MEMBER PALMA & BRONX RESIDENTS RALLY AGAINST PROPOSED ‘HOT SHEET MOTEL’

Klein, Sepúlveda, Palma & Castle Hill Neighborhood Betterment Association call on NYC Department of Buildings to issue stop work order on planned Bronx motel in violation of state & federal law

Klein pushes for passage of legislation requiring community review before construction of any new hotel/motel in The Bronx

June 30, 2015
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June 23, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN CALLS ON NEW YORK CITY & STATE TO INVESTIGATE UNSCRUPULOUS BRONX LANDLORDS

As rent law negotiations loom large, Klein calls for crooked landlords to be stripped of vacancy bonus

Hundreds of Bronx tenants forced out of rent-stabilized apartments while greedy landlords pad their pockets

June 22, 2015
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MOYA/KLEIN BILL THAT COMBATS ILLEGAL CAR DEALING PASSES ASSEMBLY AND SENATE

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.

June 19, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORS DETECTIVE VICTOR DIPIERRO FOR 20-YEAR NYPD CAREER

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.

June 16, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN HOSTS CASTLE HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AT BRONX DAY IN ALBANY

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.

June 16, 2015
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State Senate Passes Klein & Savino Bills to Combat Predatory Auto Lending Practices in New York State

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.

June 16, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS BAND AT RIVERFEST 2015

Klein, Bronx elected officials, KRVC, College of Mount Saint Vincent, and families and children enjoy Grammy award-winning music group at annual RiverFest celebration

Family festival on the Hudson River featured live music, boat rides, summer fun and more

June 15, 2015
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The Bronx’s Best Displayed in Albany at 3rd Annual Bronx Day Celebration

Albany, NY— Upstate met downstate at this year’s 3rd Annual Bronx Day in Albany on Monday, hosted by Assemblyman Mark GjonajState Senator Jeff Klein, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., celebrating the borough’s culture, businesses, organizations and bright future.

June 15, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORS COMMUNITY LEADERS AT 41ST PRECINCT FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST

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.

June 12, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $200,000 GRANT FOR SECURITY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES TO PELHAM TOWN HALL & DARONCO TOWN HOUSE

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.

June 6, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN DINOWITZ, COUNCILMAN COHEN CELEBRATE RIVERDALE NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE COMMUNITY AND TEEN CENTER GRAND OPENING

State & City funds secured by Klein, Dinowitz & Cohen provided essential upgrades to facility

June 5, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN & STAFF HONORED BY COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL 11 FOR OUTSTANDING LEGISLATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS

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.

June 5, 2015
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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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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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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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