Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

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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DIRTY RESTAURANTS GET A FAILING GRADE

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.

 

June 24, 2010
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“ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN LENDING” ACT PASSES BOTH HOUSES OF STATE LEGISLATURE

Legislation Will Level the Legal Playing Field for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

 

June 23, 2010
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STRENGHTENING NEW YORK CIGARETTE TAX COLLECTION EFFORTS

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.

 

June 21, 2010
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CLEANING UP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

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.

 

June 21, 2010
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KLEIN ATTENDS 7TH ANNUAL TUCKAHOE COMMUNITY DAY

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) attended the Safe Riders’ Day portion of the Tuckahoe Police Department’s 7th Annual Community Day on Saturday, June 19th. At the event, Klein joined Tuckahoe Mayor John Fitzpatrick and the Police Department to promote bike safety to community youth. The Community Day was sponsored by the Tuckahoe Police Department and The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe.

 

June 19, 2010
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INCREASING INNER-CITY ACCESS TO FRESH FARM PRODUCE

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Help NYS Local Farmers Deliver Produce in Urban Areas

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the Senate passed his legislation to increase New Yorkers’ access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Klein’s bill (S.6203/NYS Assembly same-as A.6408/Ortiz) authorizes the NYS Urban Development Corporation to offer loans and grants to local and regional farmers, making it easier for them to distribute and transport produce to grocery stores and green markets.

June 14, 2010
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UNDERAGE DRINKERS BEWARE

Klein, SLA and Local Merchants Announce Summer Crackdown on Illegal Drinking in the Bronx

 

June 12, 2010
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PROTECTING BRONX HOMEOWNERS

Klein Announces Victory with State Non-Solicitation Renewal

 

BRONX, NY – A longtime advocate for protecting homeowners orders from unscrupulous real estate brokers, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) commended New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez on Thursday for placing local Community Boards 10, 11 and 12 under a renewed non-solicitation, cease-and-desist rule to defend Bronx homeowners against unwanted solicitation from realtors.

 

June 11, 2010
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