Senator Helped Secure Funding for Clean Up Following Major Accident in March
PELHAM MANOR, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined residents of The Hamlet in Pelham Manor to announce significant progress in clean-up efforts following the crash of a gasoline carrying tanker truck on Boston Post Road in March. Senator Klein helped secure funding from the tanker’s insurance company for the repair of pavement in the community that was damaged in the accident.
Senator Klein Unveils New Data Showing Dozens of Registered Sex Offenders Still Illegally Living in NYC Public Housing
BRONX, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined Assemblymembers Michael Benjamin (D-Bronx) and Michael Benedetto (D-Bronx), Throggs Neck Houses Residents Council President Dwayne Jenkins and community members to unveil new data showing an increase in the number of sex offenders illegally living in public housing units in New York City from numbers reported earlier this year.
BRONX, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Friday that he has secured a safe, long term home for an abused rooster recently rescued from a South Bronx cockfight. The owner of the Hollywood Haircuts barber shop on City Island has been rehabilitating and caring for the rooster, Coco, since his rescue earlier this year. Following the press conference, Klein’s office delivered the rooster to its new home at the Berkshire Bird Paradise Sanctuary in Petersburg, NY.
Residents of the Fort Schuyler Houses senior center no longer have to deal with an eyesore, thanks to State Senator Jeff Klein.
During a visit to the center on Monday, July 12th, Klein heard repeatedly from residents that an abandoned lot across from the center was being used as an illegal dumping zone. Garbage had been piling up continually and large objects like furniture were also being left at the site during the past several months.
Immediately following the visit, Klein’s office reached out to the NYC Department of Transportation to see whether they could clean up the site. Within days of Klein's visit to the center, the Transportation Department had fully cleared the site of all trash and debris, to the delight of Fort Schuyler residents.
State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced his 2010 Summertime Symphonies. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Senator Klein's office at 718-822-2049. See attached PDF for full details.
Monday, August 2nd - 7:00 PM
Philip James Orchestra
Pelham Gazebo, 20 5th Avenue, Pelham
Rain Location: Daronco Town House, 20 5th Avenue, Pelham
Tuesday, August 3rd - 7:00 PM
49th Precinct Night Out Against Crime
Pelham Parkway North & Wallace Avenue
Wednesday, August 4th - 7:00 PM
The Bronx Wanderers
Loreto Park, between Haight & Tomlinson Avenue, Morris Park
State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) met with residents of the Pilot Cover Senior Center on Friday to discuss matters important to their community. At the center, the seniors wished Klein a happy birthday, and presented him with a cake and balloon.
State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein lent a helping hand to the Schuyler Hill Civic Association by obtaining dumpsters for the organization’s beach clean-ups this spring. Through the effort, Klein helped saved the Association more than $2,000 for an emergency clean-up in April and a routine clean-up in June.
Following a major winter storm and subsequent flooding in early March, Schuyler Hill’s beach became cluttered with garbage and debris. While the organization holds a beach cleaning event in early June of each year, the March storm made it impossible to wait until then as the trash pile up would have been excessive and caused health and safety concerns.
Helps Middletown Resident After Contractor Bails on Bathroom Remodel
State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) sent a warning to all Bronx residents this week as many prepare to hire contractors for home improvements and remodeling during the summer season. The warning - to stay away from using unlicensed contractors - comes on the heels of a nearly three month battle on behalf of a Middletown resident whose contractor left her with a half-finished bathroom.
Throggs Neck seniors Lenore and Dominick Marano avoided being charged more than a thousand dollars in unnecessary insurance costs thanks to State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester). Klein worked with the Maranos' mortgage lender to help fight a nearly $1,400 increase in their annual flood insurance premium.
This spring, the Maranos received a letter from their bank with whom they have a mortgage stating that their flood insurance had to be dramatically extended. The letter said that their yearly flood insurance premium would double. Upon receiving this information, the Maranos immediately contacted Senator Klein’s office.
State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted their annual Fourth of July Boardwalk Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza at Orchard Beach on Thursday, July 1st from 6-10PM. The event was free, open to the public and featured music, a magic show, face painting, balloon art, and a fireworks extravaganza.
Morris Park resident Jean Downey can finally sleep through the night, thanks to the work of State Senator Jeff Klein.
Last fall, Downey was constantly awoken by an extremely noisy outdoor HVAC unit at the Capital One Bank on Williamsbridge Road, which sits directly behind their home. Each night, the unit would loudly switch on and off multiple times between the hours of 1AM - 5AM.
State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that Pelham Bay resident Mary Truter is now able to enjoy a new Hoveround wheelchair and headrest after months of efforts by Senator Klein’s office.
Klein Bill Establishes Uniform Letter Grade System for Restaurant Inspections
State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Thursday that the Senate passed his legislation to establish a uniform, state-wide grading system for restaurants. Klein’s bill (S.8171) would require the NYS Commissioner of Health to establish a uniform letter grading system of “A,” “B,” and “C” to classify restaurant inspection results and mandate that restaurants prominently display their letter grade for patrons.
Senator Klein Supports Plan to Enforce Collection of Cigarette Taxes from Native American Sellers
State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) applauded the Senate's decision in taking a vital step toward collecting taxes from cigarettes sold on Native American reservations by passing the Governor’s budget extender on Monday. Governor Paterson’s extender bill included a provision to require greater enforcement of tax collection from cigarettes sold by Native American sellers and on reservations.
Senate Passes Klein Bill to Deter Graffiti Vandals
State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that the NYS Senate passed his legislation last week that would require convicted graffiti vandals who are sentenced to community service have graffiti removal be a part of that service. This legislation (S.1880/NYS Assembly same-as A/8532/Benedetto) is another part of Senator Klein’s ongoing efforts to eliminate graffiti across the Bronx by cracking down on those who perpetrate these crimes.