Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Klein Applauds Sla Vote Suspending Karma Liquor License

Troubled establishment characterized by disturbances, drugs, and gun violence temporarily closed

August 6, 2008
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Klein Presents Proclamation To Nicola Marricco On His 90 Birthday

Nicola Marricco was born on July 30, 1918 in Selvacava, Italy. He immigrated to the United States of America on June 1, 1953, on the SS Andrea Doria, and became a naturalized citizen in 1962.

Nicola has been a Bronx resident for 55 years. After immigrating to the US, he settled with his family in the Belmont section of the Bronx . In 1968 he moved the family to Woodlawn where he still resides.

July 28, 2008
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Rx: Take With Food, Water, And Caution

Klein Releases Report on the Magnitude of Dispensing Errors at New York Pharmacies 210,000 Projected Errors at New York Pharmacies

July 13, 2008
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Thousands Of Bronx And Westchester Seniors Attended Klein’s 11th Annual Senior Day

This special day is my way of thanking them for the many ways they enrich our lives and honoring their contributions to our community.”

The event, which Klein has sponsored since he was first elected to the state Assembly in 1994, is a special day to celebrate the many ways in which senior citizens enrich the lives of their families and the quality of their communities.For more information or to register next year's event, senior citizens can call Senator Klein’s office at (800) 718-2039 next summer.

 

July 11, 2008
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Dot Re-opens On Ramp To New England Thruway

                                    Klein and Community Celebrate  BRONX-After working with the community and the state Department of Transportation (DOT) for over a year, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) is pleased to announce the re-opening of the north-bound entrance ramp off of Pelham Parkway onto the New England Thruway.  

July 4, 2008
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In The New York Post Senator Klein Speaks On The Foreclosure Next Door

NEIGHBORS ARE MAD AS HELL ABOUT ABANDONED HOMES

by CAROLYN SALAZAR and BILL SANDERSONof The NEW YORK POST

Even a couple of foreclosed homes can drag down a neighborhood. That's the lesson Throgs Neck residents learned the hard way by watching two houses in their Bronx neighborhood decay after lenders forced their owners out.

The two foreclosed homes, on Revere and Calhoun avenues, brought their neighbors to despair over mouse infestation, giant stinking piles of trash, graffiti and vandalism.

June 27, 2008
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Work Hard, Play Hardly

Klein Releases Report: How NYC Public School Children Are Denied Adequate Outdoor Play Space

 African American and Latino Students Disproportionately Affected

June 23, 2008
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Sex Offenders In The System

NEW YORK- Standing outside of the Regent Family Residence on upper Broadway, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) released the shocking results of an analysis of sex offenders residing in the NYC Family Shelter System: “Sex Offenders in the System: A Survey of the NYC Family Shelter System”.The report revealed that there are 6 level 2-3 sexual offenders who have recently, or are currently residing side by side along young children in family shelters in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. In fact, one offender had a conviction date as early as May 11, 2005.

June 16, 2008
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Senate Democrats And Health Advocates Push Legislation To Stop Tier 4 Prescription Drug Price Increases.

(ALBANY, NY) Senate Democrats joined health advocates in calling for the bipartisan support and passage of stronger legislation protecting consumers from health insurers increasing prescription drug co-payments in New York state beyond the reach of those who need the medication most.

June 5, 2008
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Senators Klein And Adams Propose Holiday Driver Relief Package

Call For Suspension of Tolls on Bridges and Tunnels on Major Holidays

 

May 24, 2008
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For Health Or Money?

Klein Releases Report on How New York HMOs Disproportionately Deny Ethnic Minorities Access to Life Saving Drugs 

NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) Senator Tom Duane (D-Manhattan), Senator John Sabini (D-Queens), joined by several patients, doctors, and pharmacists, released a report, For Health or Money, a comprehensive analysis of New York’s 19 major HMOs and the life threatening restrictions on what are known as “single source drugs”.

May 18, 2008
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State Senate Democratic Conference Supports Subprime Mortgage Moratorium

Reforms would provide immediate assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure

May 14, 2008
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Neighborhood Nightmare

Klein Releases Report on Impact of Foreclosure Crisis on Communities and Property Values

Top 5 Zip Codes/Communities by BoroughWith Worst Bank Owned Properties

3,552,642 NY Homes Devalued Due to Foreclosure

May 11, 2008
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April Showers Bring May Flowers

 

Klein Visits NYBG Gardening Classes

 

May 3, 2008
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Batter Up!

 

Klein Throws Out Opening Pitch, Presents Throggs Neck Little League with $20,000

April 19, 2008
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Westchester Square Community And Klein Celebrate

 

BRONX-Under a cloudless sky, Senator Jeff Klein gathered with his colleagues in government and ebullient members of Westchester Square Hospital to celebrate the saving of the hospital from the Berger Commission's closing threat. Cries of joy could be heard amidst the thundering applause as elected officials testified to the endearing and enduring quality of the hospital. Klein, who had recently lost his father, spoke movingly about how he wished he father had lived his last days in the care of a community hospital like Westchester Square.

April 18, 2008
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Klein Hails Defeat Of Congestion Pricing As "victory For The Middle Class"

 

Since my earliest days in the Assembly I have fought for middle class families. Whether it’s providing a free graffiti removal service and street cleaning to keep our neighborhoods in top shape, or making sure NYC schools get their fair share of education aid, I am committed to providing a superior quality of life for hard working people.  

April 17, 2008
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Thank You Senator Klein

 

Klein Delivers $2,500 for Yonkers 2nd Police Precinct Community Council

April 15, 2008
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Hoppy Holidays!

 

BRONX-Over 700 parents, grandparents, and children streamed into Maestro's for SenatorJeff Klein's 14th Annual East Bunny Breakfast. Families enjoyed a complimentary continenal breakfast while kids siddled up to the Easter Bunny for pictures. The morning was filled with fun activities from a special "build a bunny" station, to the magical stylings of John the Magician. Senator Klein got in on the action too, helping kids stuff personal bunnies and talking to parents about education and other issues of concern.

April 3, 2008
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Klein Hosts Public Forum On Property Taxes

 

Eastchester-In the first of several county wide forums to address the crippling cost of property taxes, Senator Jeff Klein spoke to a crowd of a 150 people at Eastchester's Town Hall. Just last year the property tax formula was recalculated to reflect income ratherthan property value, but still Westchester residents continue to pay some of the highest taxes in the nation. Senator Klein gave a power point presentation and engaged in dialogue with concerned citizens about property tax caps and other ideas to reform the system.

April 3, 2008
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