Special Recognition for Senator Klein in Establishing SUV Program in the Bronx
BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) was today honored for his outstanding commitment to and continued funding support for the Stand Up to Violence (SUV) Program at the 2015 North Bronx Healthcare Network Legislative Forum at Jacobi Medical Center.
Klein Donates More Than 200 Valentine’s Day Cards and Gift Bags to Bronx Veterans
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez, Miss Teen USA K. Lee Graham and students from P.S. 83, today donated more than 200 Valentine’s Day Cards and gift bags to veterans at the 20th annual “Valentines for Veterans” celebration held at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center.
Elected Officials and Housing Advocates call for state funding with stronger accountability to repair and upgrade NYC’s public housing stock
New York, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx) today released a joint report, “Worst Landlord in NYC?” detailing the deteriorating conditions of some of the New York City Housing Authority’s developments throughout the five boroughs.
Report reveals that nearly a dozen sex offenders are currently housed in family shelters throughout the five boroughs
Elected officials, community leaders and concerned residents call on the State Assembly to pass companion legislation to protect children
JAMAICA, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today unveiled an alarming investigative report, “Uncovering Sex Offenders in the New York City Family Shelter System,” that found that nearly a dozen sexual predators currently residing in 10 family shelters across New York City which house young children.
Three Day On-The-Job Training Offered at No Cost to Local Community, Graduates Are Now Certified & Job Ready
Interviews for Full-Time Employment with NYC-Based Company to Begin Immediately
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today honored graduates of the first Bronx H.I.R.E. (Help Identify Real Employment) Security Guard Training course at Olinville Arms Inc. on White Plains Road in the Bronx. At the ceremony, Senator Klein announced that all graduates would have the opportunity to interview immediately with Griffin Security Services Inc., who is currently looking to fill more than 150 open security guard positions.
Legislation Prevents Level Two & Three Sex Offenders From Residing in Shelters With Families and Children
ALBANY, NY– Independent Democratic Conference Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester)today announced that the State Senate overwhelmingly passed (52-0) legislation he sponsors that prohibits level two and level three sex offenders from living in temporary emergency housing and homeless shelters used to house families with children.
Bronx Elected Officials Back Legislation That Would Keep Level Two & Three Sex Offenders Out of Shelters Where Families With Children Reside
BRONX, NY – State Senator and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Assemblyman Michael Benedetto (D-Bronx), Councilman James Vacca (D-Bronx), members of Community Board 10, the Ferry Point Civic Association and Friends of Ferry Point Park today called on the New York City Department of Homeless Services to ban level two and level three sex offenders from temporary emergency housing and homeless shelters used to house families with children.
Klein, Sepúlveda, Community and Faith Leaders, Families and Children Celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda (D-Bronx) and District Leader Julia Rodriguez hosted the 2nd annual Three Kings Day celebration this past Saturday, January 11th. More than 200 community members, families and children came together to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany -- featuring a special appearance by a talented magician, music by the Church of the Holy Family choir and school choir, an animated narration of the nativity scene and a fun-filled toy giveaway for children.
New Year Means New Start & New Job for Six Local Domestic Violence Survivors
BRONX, NY - Graduates of the Bronx H.I.R.E. Domestic Violence Survivors program will start new internships at small businesses and city and state offices across the borough, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Bronx Chamber of Commerce executives announced today. The two-part initiative includes a six-week job training course followed by a six-week paid internship program geared toward increasing job readiness, preparing survivors for the workplace and putting women on a path to financial independence.
BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) visited the Throggs Neck Houses on Tuesday, December 23rd to give holiday gifts to children and their families. At the toy donation, Senator Klein presented boys and girls with fun gifts like Monopoly, Clue, dolls, toy cars, a stuffed “Olaf” from the popular movie Frozen and more.
Klein Secures New Social Studies Books & Digital Readers for Elementary School Students
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx), today visited P.S. 107 to donate more than 2,000 textbooks and e-readers to students for the holidays. Upon arrival, Senator Klein was met with a welcome reception in the auditorium, featuring a special holiday performance by the school choir. Senator Klein then visited with numerous classrooms grades K-5, and took a tour of the elementary school’s library and science laboratory.
Klein, Gjonaj, Community and Faith Leaders, Seniors and Families Join Together to Celebrate the First Night of Hanukkah
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx), community and faith leaders, friends and family celebrated the first night of Hanukkah on the evening of December 16th, lighting a ten-foot menorah at Bronx House, Einstein Hospital and White Plains Road and Pelham Parkway South. The celebration marked the group’s 20th annual menorah lighting ceremonies.
Current New York City Housing Authority Ranking System Places Homeless Families First In Line For Public Housing; Thousands of Domestic Violence Victims Inadvertently Displaced Due to Unfair Priority System
Klein, Gjonaj, Community Leaders, Friends & Neighbors Light Up the Community for the Holidays
Bronx, NY – In celebration of the Christmas holiday, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx), along with community leaders, families and children, hosted their 19th annual tree lighting in Morris Park and the Pelham Parkway community, on Thursday, December 11th. The tree lighting extravaganza commenced in the late afternoon, with the first event at Rudy Macina Peace Memorial Plaza, followed closely by the tree lighting at Pelham Parkway and White Plains Road.
BRONX, NY – Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) was honored by the Hebrew Home at Riverdale on Friday, December 12th, where the acclaimed non-profit geriatric care organization presented him with the “Partner in Quality” award. The prestigious award recognized Senator Klein for his long-standing commitment to improving the quality of life of Riverdale seniors through an array of community programs, services and initiatives.
BRONX, NY – At the Regional Economic Development Awards, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the allocation of $1.3 million in funding for community-based organizations and non-profits in the 34th Senate District. The four winners included: the North Riverdale Merchant Business Association, the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Bronx River Alliance.
Senator Klein, Local Elected Officials, Business Owners, Community Members and Families Come Together to Celebrate the Holiday Season
BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), in partnership with the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association, hosted the first annual Tree Lighting in Fleetwood Playground this Sunday, December 7th,. The inaugural tree lighting was attended by local elected officials, community leaders, families and seniors and featured cups of hot cocoa, holiday treats, live Christmas music and an appearance by a very special guest from the North Pole.