Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Klein/ Dinowitz Sponsor Anti- Wheel Theft VIN Etching Clinics


BRONX, N.Y. – Responding to a spike in alloy tire rim thefts in their communities, Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, (D-Bronx), will be partnering with local police to hold a series of free VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) etching clinics.

During these events, the first of which will be held this Thursday in Riverdale, trained officers will be etching these VINs on a car's windshield and its tire rims. Having these markings will make the car and its parts easier to trace and much more difficult for criminals to sell. 

September 13, 2011

Independent Democratic Conference Unveils ThoughtRaiser Initiative


The Independent Democratic Conference today announced the launch of its “ThoughtRaiser Initiative,” the IDC's effort to have the issues dominating Albany mirror what's most important to New York State residents.

These Thoughtraiser will focus on residents, community stakeholders, and local groups, and will be held across New York state. Each forum will be small by design in order to foster real discussion on how government can best help.

September 12, 2011

Klein Secures, Delivers, Supplies In Preparation for Hurricane Irene

In preparation for Hurricane Irene, Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), secured and today delivered much needed supplies to vulnerable communities and organizations throughout his district.

The supplies, which included sandbags to help hold back potential flood waters, as well as sleeping bags and water, were donated by Bronx and Westchester businesses.

August 27, 2011



Dear Friend, 


Irene is heading toward our shores and is expected to hit New York Sunday. This is a serious threat with the very real potential to inflict damage to our communities. I urge all of my constituents to follow precautions so that together we may limit any damage that Irene may cause.

August 26, 2011

Klein Praises EPA Decision to Drop Costly & Unnecessary Reservoir

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx-Westchester), hailed the federal Environmental Protection Agency's recent decision to drop its mandate that a $1.6 billion cement dome be constructed over the Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers.

August 24, 2011

IDC Bill to Help Increase Distribution of NY-Grown Products Signed in Law


Priority legislation by the Independent Democratic Conference that will help further expand the sale of New York State grown products in New York was signed into law today.

August 19, 2011

Senator Klein Unveils Bill to Protect Community, Law Enforcement, From Dangerous Mentally Ill Individuals

Measure to Give Law Enforcement Info to Defuse Violent Encounters, Prevent Tragedy

August 18, 2011

Eastchester Seniors Complete Internship with Senator Klein

Two Eastchester High School seniors recently completed the school’s Wise Individualized Senior Experience (WISE) internship program at the Office of State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester).

August 12, 2011

Tony Orlando to Headline Senator Jeff Klein's Summer Concert Series

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/Westchester), announces that singer Tony Orlando will be the headliner for his 2011 Summertime Symphonies.


These free concerts, which will be held from Aug. 2 to August 30, have become a summertime tradition to Bronx and Westchester residents.

July 25, 2011

Sen. Klein, Chancellor Walcott, Release Multi-Pronged Plan to Fight Asthma in the Bronx

Sen. Klein, Chancellor Walcott, Release Multi-Pronged Plan to Fight Asthma in the Bronx


July 18, 2011



BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Jacobi Medical Center/North Central Bronx Hospital, St Barnabus, and the Locust Point Civic Association have collaborated to bring free asthma screening to children in the Bronx on Monday, July 18.

The screenings, which will be open to all children in the Bronx, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Locust Point Civic Association, 3300 Tierney Place, Bronx, New York 10465.

Registration is mandatory for a screening.

July 11, 2011

Sen. Klein, Bronx Borough President Diaz Welcome 1st Van Nest Bank in 20 + Years

Cross County Branch Key Ingredient to Neighborhood Revitalization


June 27, 2011

Senate Passes IDC-backed Legislation to Make the MTA Conduct a Forensic Audit

The State Senate today passed legislation advanced and co-sponsored by the Independent Democratic Conference that would commence a forensic audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The audit, which would be conducted by an independent outside auditing firm and be paid for by the authority, would be the first true top-to-bottom review of the MTA.

June 15, 2011

Historic Ethics Reform Legislation Passes Senate with Independent Democratic Conference Support

The Independent Democratic Conference joined their colleagues in the Senate today to pass a comprehensive ethics reform package that strengthens oversight of the State Legislature, increases transparency, and helps restore the public's faith in their state government.

June 13, 2011

Senator Klein Kicks Off Summer Safety Program

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), announced the kickoff of the “Stay Safe with Senator Klein” program, a joint initiative with NY Life aimed at helping children stay safe, and alerting residents to potentially dangerous sex offenders in their neighborhood.

During the program, Senator Klein and staff members, using Internet-equipped laptops, will be visiting summer festivals and street fairs throughout the 34th Senate District in order to sign people up for New York's Sex Offender Alert System. NY Life will also be on hand to issue child identification cards.

June 10, 2011

Senator Klein introduces bill to help stop tire rim theft

Vehicle Identification Numbers would aid law enforcement in tracking stolen wheels


June 9, 2011

Klein Bill To Make Graffiti Vandals Clean Up Their Blight Passes Chamber

Legislation by Senator Jeffery D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), that would mandate convicted graffiti vandals to participate in clean-up programs as part of their sentence recently passed the State Senate.

June 8, 2011

Senate Passes Klein's Legislation to Ban Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

The State Senate today passed legislation by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (Bronx/ Westchester), that would have New York formally ban the sale of caffeinated alcoholic beverages. 

June 6, 2011
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