Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Senator Klein Honors Veterans Over Breakfast

BRONX-Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted his 1st Annual Veterans’ Breakfast in honor of the veterans of the 34th Senate District and their outstanding commitment to our country. 280 veterans poured into the Villa Barone Manor toenjoy a complimentary hot breakfast and performance by the P.S. 14 Callandra Choir, as well as a special appearance by the SUNY Maritime color guard.

November 19, 2007
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Turkey Time With Senator Klein

BRONX-In the true spirit of the season Senator Klein gave thanks to 100 seniors at the Throggs Neck AARP by raffling off four 15lb turkeys. The lucky winners clucked in delight as the Senator spoke about his new program, Home for the Holidays, to help keep families out of foreclosure and in their homes during this most American of seasons. In the last week, the Senator and his staff have held 37 different raffles through out the 34th senate district.

November 17, 2007
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Klein Receives Award For Outstanding Support Of The Nypd

BRONX, NY-Senator Jeff Klein made history at the Langsam Property Services Corp.’s Langsam Distinguished Service Awards Dinner, becoming the first elected official to receive special recognition for his Cop of the Month and Explorer of the Month programs. The Senator’s awards are given monthly to officers and young explorers who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to law enforcement. The Langsam Distinguished Service Awards are given out to police officers who have performed their duties with distinguished service.

November 15, 2007
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Klein Protects Family Community From Foreclosure Fall Out

NY-Pointing to a blighted property, Senator Klein emphasized that the impact of the national foreclosure crisis has now reached the small, quiet, middle class community of Throggs Neck as a result of the instability in the sub-prime lending market.

“The fall-out of the sub-prime mortgage crisis has hit home here in Throggs Neck where the ripple effect of a single foreclosure has rocked this pristine and exemplary community of responsible citizens.

November 7, 2007
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Klein And Tuckahoe Break New Ground

TUCKAHOE, NY-Standing at the intersection of Fisher and Young streets Senator Klein, Mayor Fitzpatrick, and Deputy Mayor Eckland picked uptheir golden shovels and patted down wet cement as trucks poured new lifeinto Tuckahoe's ailing sidewalks. The Village has long been a quiet respite known for its cozy charm and quaint streets. However, when the Mayor reached out to Senator Kleinto help improve Tuckahoe's sagging sidewalks, he was happy to allocate $25,000 in Capital Improvement funds to keep Tuckahoe in shape.

November 1, 2007
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Klein Presents Explorer Of The Month Award

BRONX-Carrying on a tradition he's maintained since his days in the Assembly, Senator Jeff Klein awarded Steven Leo with his Explorer of the Month Award at the October meeting of the 49th Precinct Commuity Council. In addition, Senator Klein also presented Alicia Colon with his Cop of the Month Award. Both awards are presented monthly at the 49th and 45th precinct community council meetings.

October 30, 2007
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Klein Condemns Cancellations

NEW YORK- At the invitation of the New York City Councilman Leroy Comrie, Chairman of the Committee on Consumer Affairs, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) testified at a hearing in support of Proposed Resolution No. 430A, recommending that the state pass his proposed bill, S2269, which would reduce the number of policies that insurers can cancel in a single year without having to gain the approval of the State Insurance Department.

Under current law, an insurance company can cancel up to 4% of its statewide policies each year without any official scrutiny.

October 30, 2007
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Klein And Kids Have Halloween Fun

LOCUST POINT-Senator Klein joined in the fun at the Locust Point Civic Association where he gobbled candy corn with goblins, fell under the spell of wicked witches, andperformed a trick or two for the well costumed community.Klein has been Halloween party hopping all week long toward the big Throggs Neck Halloween Parade on Saturday, which he sponsors with Congressman Crowley, Assemblyman Benedetto, and Councilman Vacca at the Villa Barone.

October 29, 2007
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Klein Releases Report On Sub-prime Hall Of Shame

NEW YORK- Standing outside the New York Stock Exchange, Deputy Democratic Leader, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined with Democratic Leader, Senator Malcolm Smith (D-Queens), Senator Diane Savino (Staten Island/Brooklyn), Senator Martin Connor (Manhattan/Brooklyn) and members of the Senate Democratic Conference to release the results of his most recent report on the sub-prime lending crisis which reveals the top ten originating lending institutions and foreclosing institutions with the highest rate of foreclosure in New York City and Westchester County.

October 28, 2007
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Klein And Kids Go Crazy For A Cause

BRONX-As part of his ever expanding support of the arts Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) successfully secured funds to help subsidize the “First Fridays” program at the magnificent <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Bartow-Pell Mansion in Pelham Bay.

October 20, 2007
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Klein Runs Sting On Fake Id Producers

Over the course of this summer, Klein sent a team of interns under adult supervision to a series of locations across the City. These interns were able to find purveyors of Fake IDs simply by looking in the phone book. Upon entering an establishment that produces Fake IDs, the interns were simply asked to fill out a form and choose a style of identification. No proof of identification was necessary to acquire the Fake IDs which sold for as little as $20.

October 14, 2007
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Klein Calls Out Jennifer Convertibles

Bronx, who purchased a sofa from Jennifer Convertibles which was delivered in a damaged condition. After the DeLoretos’ repeated attempts to return the ripped couch for a refund were met with hostility and rejection by company employees, another couch of the same design was delivered, without their consent, in a clumsy attempt to settle the matter. Bullied into accepting delivery on an item they had neither ordered nor desired, the DeLoretos reached out to Senator Klein who was able to intervene on their behalf.

October 9, 2007
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Klein Celebrates Columbus Day

BRONX/TUCKAHOE-Once again Senator Klein marched along side Italian dignitaries and members of the community in both his native Morris Park, and the Village of Tuckahoe.

October 7, 2007
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Klein Honored By Esperia Benevolent Society: Man Of The Year

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) received the 1st Annual “Person of the Year” award by the Esperia Benevolent Society, in recognition of his “relentless work for the good of (our) community and country.”

A long time friend of the Italian American community, and a life long resident of the heavily Italian Morris Park section of the Bronx, Senator Klein sponsors Italian language classes, supports local Columbus Day Parades offering free cannolis, in addition to funding a number of Italian American community associations.

October 6, 2007
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Don’t Borrow Trouble ® ™Campaign Comes To Westchester

WESTCHESTER COUNTY:  Don’t Borrow Trouble®™ – that’s the name of a new public education campaign coming to Westchester, timed to deal with the growing number of foreclosures across the United States, including Westchester.

October 4, 2007
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Klein And Schumer Stand Up For Evicted Staten Island Homeowner

STATEN ISLAND, NY-Senator JeffKlein joined with his colleague in the state senate,Senator Diance Savino, as U.S. Senator Charles Schumer revealed new numbers showing that Staten Island foreclosures have surged over the past year due in part to the fact that major mortgage lenders, some of which are in bankruptcy themselves, are still constantly advertising and pushing on consumers the very same loans that have brought on the current crisis.

September 28, 2007
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Klein Applauds California Pension Pull-out

California’s lead and pass our own Terror Free Investment Act of 2007,” said Senator Klein.

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September 25, 2007
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Weiner And Klein Call For Divestment From Iran

NEW YORK – On the eve of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to New York City, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn & Queens) and State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx & Westchester) stood at the United Nations today and called for New York State and New York City pension funds to divest of all investments in Iran.

September 23, 2007
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Rate, That’s Not All!

BRONX, NY-In response to today’s announcement by the U.S. Central Bank that interest rates would be cut to help ease the burden on banks caused by the current crisis in the sub-prime lending market, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), who issued a report as recently as August on sub-prime mortgages in New York State, said the following:

September 18, 2007
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Klein and Sally Regenhard Discuss Skyscraper Safety on WVOX

NEW ROCHELLE, NY-Every other Friday Senator Klein hosts a radio show on New Rochelle's own WVOX. The show packs a punch in a mere hour, featuring local elected officials and national experts on a variety of subjects. This past Friday Senator Klein sat down with Assemblyman George Latimer to catch-up on the summer and examine some of the hot issues on the docket for the 2008 legislative session.In addition, the Senator had the pleasure of speaking with Ms.

September 17, 2007
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