Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Klein, Benedetto, Vacca Call on Governor to Sign Bill Raising Fines for Illegally Parked Tractor-Trailers

Measure Would Rein in Overnight Parking in Residential Areas

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein, Assembly Member Michael Benedetto, Council Member James Vacca, and community leaders today called on Governor Paterson to sign legislation that would increase the fine for overnight parking of tractor-trailers on residential streets to $250 for the first offense and $500 for the second offense.

August 24, 2010
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TAKE A RIDE ON THE TUCKAHOE TROLLEY

Senator Klein, Generoso Pope Foundation and Village of Tuckahoe Launch New Tuckahoe Trolley

 

TUCKAHOE, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Chairman David Pope of the Generoso Pope Foundation and Tuckahoe Mayor John Fitzpatrick launched the new Tuckahoe Trolley on Friday, August 13th. Elected officials and foundation representatives christened the trolley and took an inaugural ride through the village with community members.

 

“Small businesses are truly the backbone of our community. The Tuckahoe Trolley will make it easier for residents of Eastchester, Tuckahoe, and Bronxville to shop right in their own backyard and pump much needed funds into our local economy,” said State Senator Jeff Klein.

 

August 13, 2010
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KLEIN HELPS SECURE EDUCATION FUNDING FOR MORRIS PARK STUDENT

Senator Successfully Fights for Student to Receive $12K in Financial Aid

 

BRONX, NY – Morris Park resident Isabel Mauriello no longer has to worry about how to pay for college, thanks to the efforts of State Senator Jeff Klein.

 

A student at Manhattanville College, Mauriello had worked hard to stay on top of the financial aid process so that she could continue her education this fall. After receiving Pell funding and Stafford loans, however, she was still $12,000 shy of meeting the full tuition costs for the upcoming year. Mauriello looked to take out a private loan from a bank, but because she was unable to secure a co-signer with adequate credit, she was continually denied.

 

August 13, 2010
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ITALIAN REGENTS RALLY AND HERITAGE CELEBRATION

Klein and Savino Announce Restoration of NYS Italian Regents High School Exam

 

TUCKAHOE, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), State Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) and representatives from the Westchester Italian Cultural Center and the Sons of Italy announced the restoration of the NYS Italian Regents high school exam at a rally on Thursday. Last week the NYS Senate saved the exam from extinction when it passed the final piece of this year’s budget. Attendees rallied in support of this important achievement and to celebrate Italian culture.

 

August 12, 2010
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KLEIN ANNOUNCES OIL SPILL CLEANUP IN PELHAM MANOR

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.

 

August 11, 2010
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PROTECTING FAMILIES IN PUBLIC HOUSING FROM SEX OFFENDERS

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.

 

August 10, 2010
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KLEIN SECURES NEW HOME FOR ROOSTER RESCUED FROM COCKFIGHT

Bird to be Delivered to Recovery Sanctuary

 

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.

 

August 6, 2010
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KLEIN CLEANS UP NEIGHBORHOOD FOR FORT SCHUYLER SENIOR CENTER

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.

July 22, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES 17 SUMMER CONCERTS

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

Just Nuts

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

July 22, 2010
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COMMITTEE OF 100 DEMOCRATS HONOR STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN

State Senator Jeff Klein was honored by the Committee of 100 Democrats at the group’s 6th Annual Free Community Barbeque on Saturday, July 17th.

July 17, 2010
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KLEIN HOLDS SIGN UP FOR REALTOR NON-SOLICITATION LIST

Senator Klein Opens Office for Bronx Homeowners to Register to Protect Themselves from Unscrupulous Realtors

 

July 9, 2010
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KLEIN MEETS WITH SENIORS AT PILOT COVE

Residents Wish Senator a Happy Birthday

 

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.

July 9, 2010
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KLEIN HELPS KEEP SCHUYLER HILL BEACH CLEAN FOR SUMMER SEASON

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.

 

July 9, 2010
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KLEIN WARNS BRONX RESIDENTS AGAINST USING UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS

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.

 

July 8, 2010
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KLEIN FIGHTS FOR HOMEOWNERS AGAINST UNNECESSARY INSURANCE COSTS

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.

 

July 7, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN AND BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOST ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

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.

July 1, 2010
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SOLVING CRIMES AND SAVING LIVES

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Collect DNA Upon Felony Arrest on 3rd Anniversary of Murder of Syracuse Woman

 

July 1, 2010
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KLEIN RESTORES OVERNIGHT TRANQUILITY TO MORRIS PARK STREET

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.

 

June 30, 2010
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KLEIN SECURES NEW WHEELCHAIR AND HEADREST FOR BRONX SENIOR

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.

 

June 28, 2010
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PROTECTING UNWANTED INFANTS

Senate and Assembly Pass Klein Bill to Extend Safeguards for Abandoned Babies and Distressed Parents

 

June 25, 2010
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