Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

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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Klein And Doh Save Wsmc From Chopping Block

BRONX-After months of negotiations between the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Westchester Square Medical Center, and New York Presbyterian, Senator Klein is pleased to announce that Westchester Square will remain open. 

March 27, 2008
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You’ve Got Mail: There’s A Sex Offender In The Neighborhood

Release Top Ten NYC Zip Codes with Sex Offenders

3,260 Sex Offenders Living in NYC, Registering at a Rate of 1/Day

March 21, 2008
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Ciao Italia!

NEW YORK-In the interest of increasing access to Italian culture for both the Italian American community, and the 34th Senate District at large, Senator Jeff Klein met with the Consul General of Italy, the honorable Francesco Maria Talo. The two leaders discussed ways in which to increase access to the services and resources provided by the Consulate.

March 10, 2008
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Klein Honored By Cuny Law School Named Outstanding Public Service Alum

ALBANY-In the historic War Room of the Capitol, Senator Jeff Klein was honored by his alma mater, the City University of New York Law School, as one of three outstanding public service alumni. Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer and Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell, were also recognized. The Senator was feted for his exemplary 14 year career in the state legislature.

March 6, 2008
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Slam Dunk For City Island

CITY ISLAND-This Sunday, Senator Jeff Klein swung by St. Mary's Star of the Sea to present a check for  $7,000 to the recently formed City Island Basketball League. Accompanied by his staff, City Island native and St. Mary's Star of the Sea basketball team alumus, John Doyle, the Senator paid special tribute to the Island's exceptional committment to athletic activities. A strong supporter of after school programs and childhood athletics, Senator Klein spoke about the importance of community in the ongoing fight against childhood obesity.

March 2, 2008
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Klein Hosts Black History Month Breakfast

BRONX –In celebration of Black History Month, Senator Jeff Klein hosted a complimentary breakfast at Throggs Neck Houses. Over 200 attendees poured into the gymnasium which was decked out with multi-colored tables to enjoy a buffet style breakfast of strada, bagels, orange juice, muffins, and coffee.

February 23, 2008
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Nyra Deal Pours $26 Million Into Yonkers Raceway " Klein And Stewart-cousins Bring Bucks Home To District "

ALBANY-Today Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) voted to pass legislation to pour an additional $26 million into Yonkers Raceway.

February 13, 2008
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