Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

VILLA MARIA ACADEMY TO BUY NEW DEFIBRILLATORS

Senator Klein presented a 5K grant at Villa Maria Academy’s Breakfast of Champions for new defibrillators

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 13th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), presented a $5,000 grant to Villa Maria Academy at its 22nd Annual Breakfast of Champions. Former World Boxing Champion Iran Barkley, NYPD Detective Steven McDonald, Villa Maria Academy Athletic Director Michael Bernard, other elected officials, 170 students, parents, teachers and staff also attended the event.

March 15, 2010
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NEW ROCHELLE MUSIC PROGRAM EXPANDS TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Senator Klein presents 100K grant to New Rochelle School District for expansion of SmartMusic Program

 

NEW YORK- On Friday, March 12th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by New Rochelle Superintendent Richard Organisciak, school officials and students, presented a $100,000 grant to the New Rochelle School District.

 

The money will be used to fund the expansion of the district’s SmartMusic program, giving elementary students new opportunities to learn how to play a musical instrument and improve their vocal performances.

 

March 12, 2010
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GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY TASK FORCE PROBES SUNY ON WASTEFUL SPENDING PRACTICES

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force Demands Answers on Excessive Overtime Pay and Overhead Costs

ALBANY – The Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency, chaired by State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein, probed officials from the State University of New York (SUNY) system at a public hearing Thursday regarding excessive spending on overtime pay and overhead costs. The hearing was the first of many the Task Force plans to conduct in an effort to examine spending at state agencies.

March 11, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO SHORTEN ELECTION-DAY SHIFTS FOR POLL WORKERS

Klein Bill Expands Opportunity for Seniors and the Physically Disabled to Participate in Democratic Process

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the Senate passed legislation to shorten work shifts for election-day poll workers. The bill (S1836) permits local Boards of Elections to hire election inspectors for half-day shifts, preventing fatigue and flexibility for workers whose shifts often start before the polls open at 6 AM and end after they close at 9 PM.

March 8, 2010
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KLEIN HOSTS 15TH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH BREAKFAST

 

Senator Klein honors Bronx and Westchester community leaders

March 8, 2010
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BOTANICAL GARDEN KICKS OFF FREE GARDENING PROGRAM

 

Senator Klein presented a 40K grant to fund New York Botanical Garden 10TH annual Home Gardening Program

March 8, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES TAX DELINQUENTS TO BE POSTED ON WEBSITE

ALBANY - Governor David A. Paterson, Senator Jeffrey D. Klein and Assemblyman William Colton announced on Friday that the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will begin posting the State’s top 250 business and top 250 individual tax debtors on the Department’s website. This measure is intended to recoup billions of dollars in lost tax revenues because of tax delinquents who do not pay their tax liabilities.

March 5, 2010
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LEHMAN HIGH SCHOOL TO LAUNCH MOBILE COMPUTER LAB

 

Senator Klein gives $20,000 grant to Lehman High School to be used for a mobile computer lab

March 5, 2010
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MORE ANTI-AUTO THEFT “BAIT CARS” HIT BRONX STREETS

 

Senator Klein presents a 125K grant to the Bronx District Attorney to expand Anti-Auto Theft “Bait Car” operations

NEW YORK- On Friday, March 5th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $125,000 grant to Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson to fund the expansion of the Bronx Anti-Auto Theft “Bait Car” Program.

March 5, 2010
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SENATE ANNOUNCES TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

(Albany, NY) – Demonstrating their commitment to developing a fiscally responsible budget, the Senate Majority Conference announced the formation of a new bipartisan task force on government efficiency. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve-member task force will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 2, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN ANNOUNCES TASK FORCE ON GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY

(ALBANY, NY) - Demonstrating their commitment to developing a fiscally responsible budget, the Senate Majority Conference announced the formation of a new bipartisan task force on government efficiency. Chaired by Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Klein, the twelve-member task force will conduct a statewide investigation into the spending practices of state agencies and operations to uncover areas of administrative inefficiencies and government waste.

March 1, 2010
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KLEIN CLEANS GRAFFITI ON BRONX CHURCH

NEW YORK- On Saturday, February 20th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) helped clean-up graffiti on the rectory wall of Saint Francis Xavier Church in Morris Park.

 

Saint Francis Xavier Pastor Father Matthew Fiore reached out to Senator Klein's office after finding the graffiti on the rectory wall on the first floor of the church on the morning of Friday, February 19, 2010. As part of Klein’s graffiti clean-up program, the Senator sent over a crew and even sprayed down some of the graffiti himself within 24 hours of the Pastor contacting his office.

February 24, 2010
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KLEIN HOLDS ANNUAL VALENTINE'S FOR VETERAN'S PROGRAM

Senator Klein, Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA deliver hundreds of Valentines to Bronx and Westchester Veterans

NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted his 15th Annual Valentine’s for Veterans event on Thursday. Joined by Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez, Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton and Miss Teen USA 2009 Stormi Henley, Klein delivered Valentine's Day cards and gifts to hundreds of Veterans at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Students from across the 34th Senate District designed the cards and donated the gifts.

 

February 11, 2010
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KLEIN HONORED AT FIRST ANNUAL BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

Senator Klein was honored as a “Bronx Public Champion” by the Bronx Jewish Community Council

February 5, 2010
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KLEIN ANNOUNCES 100K IN CAPITAL FUNDING GRANTS

KLEIN ANNOUNCES 100K IN CAPITAL FUNDING GRANTS

Senator Klein presents $50,000 to St. Dominic and $50,000 to St. Benedict Schools to fix broken windows and hole in roof

NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented 100K in grant money to St. Dominic and St. Benedict Catholic Schools today during their school assemblies.

St. Dominic has had a problem with broken windows for six years. Some of them do not open and one fell out, causing students to wear coats in the classroom to keep warm. Klein’s grant will be used to fix the windows.

February 5, 2010
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NYS CORRECTIONS COSTING STATE MILLIONS IN WASTE

NYS CORRECTIONS COSTING STATE MILLIONS IN WASTE

Klein and Savino unveil investigation revealing NYS Department of Corrections overtime pay and administration wasting more than $15 million in taxpayer dollars

 

February 1, 2010
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SAVING NEIGHBORHOODS ONE BLOCK AT A TIME

SAVING NEIGHBORHOODS ONE BLOCK AT A TIME

New Data shows 2,399 foreclosures in Erie County. Senators unveil new law that will help protect homeowners and curb property values from plummeting

January 27, 2010
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SHUTTING DOWN FORECLOSURE MODIFICATION SCAMS

SHUTTING DOWN FORECLOSURE MODIFICATION SCAMS

Senator Klein unveils new proposal that cracks down on pervasive city wide scams

NEW YORK- Deputy Majority Leader and State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by Senator Brian Foley (D-Blue Point), NYS housing groups, Foreclosure Prevention Counselors from Community Homes Innovations and scam victims unveiled new legislation today that would significantly decrease, and in some cases eliminate, the pervasive practice of loan modification scams.

January 22, 2010
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Coins For Haiti

 

 “COINS FOR HAITI”

Senator Klein and M.S. 101 Student Adam Israfil present a $600 donation for Haiti victims

January 22, 2010
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HUNDREDS OF PARENTS RALLY FOR REIMBURSEMENT

NEW YORK- On January 14th, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined more than 800 Bronx Catholic School parents and elected officials in urging Governor Paterson to reimburse independent and religious schools approximately 243-million dollars.

The rally, held at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, also focused on promoting legislation (S5832) sponsored by Klein, that would mandate reimbursement for religious and independent schools for the cost of the MTA payroll tax totaling $6 million annually.

January 15, 2010
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