Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Klein Throws His Support Behind The Courts

Westchester Square open.“The terms under which the Berger Commission was assembled are authoritarian and should be illegal. The Commission completely circumvented our system of democracy and I will not stand silent as vital resources like Westchester Square Medical Center are ignored. We need more such hospitals, not fewer.

January 31, 2007
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Klein And County Legislator Johnson Call On State To Lift Burden Of Sexual Predators Off Local Law Enforcement

MINEOLA, NY January 26-With negotiations stalled yet again over a civil commitment law that would involuntarily confine the most violent sexual predators, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) andCounty LegislatorCraig Johnson, released data showing that 74 of Nassau County’s 472 convicted sex offenders, or 16%, reside in the 7th Senate District.

January 26, 2007
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Senator Klein Urges Women To Protect Themselves Against Cervical Cancer

NY-State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today encouraged every woman to take advantage of Pap smear screening which tests for cancer of the cervix. January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month.

By age 50, at least 80 percent of American women will have acquired a strain of the HPV virus. Since the virus typically doesn’t present symptoms women are often unaware that they are infected. In some cases the body's immune system clears the infection but certain types of HPV can lead to cervical cancer.

January 23, 2007
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Klein Takes MTA To Task

Furthermore, Senator Klein made comments noting that annual ridership has gone down by 6.8% as a result of the aforementioned restrictions on service (cost, accessibility, practicality, etc...), whereas demand remains the same. The measuring stick that the MTA uses to determine efficiency is based upon ridership. However this methodology is inadequate and does not reflect the real needs of the communities itserves. Similarly, he emphasized that service must reflect MTA fare increases from $4 to $5.

December 17, 2006
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Klein Convenes Bronx Officials To Ensure Westchester Square Medical Center Remains Off State's Closure List

Citing Public Health & Economic Considerations, Senator Jeff Klein Convenes State Officials to Advocate in Support of Targeted Bronx Hospital

BRONX, NY / November 27, 2006 – Responding to recent media reports, State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D – Bronx / Westchester) called upon community leaders and his colleagues in government to advocate against the speculated closure of New York’s Westchester Square Medical Center (WSMC) in the Bronx.

November 27, 2006
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Senator Klein And Assemblyman Latimer; 'vandalism Of Houses Of Worship Will Not Be Tolerated'

BRONX, NY – With hate crimes against property increasing according to theFBI, and in the wake of the most recent attack on Saint Francis de Chantalin the Bronx, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and AssemblymenGeorge Latimer (D-Westchester), flanked by Civil Rights and Religiousleaders, renewed their urgent call for the passage of legislation increasingthe penalties for vandalism of places of worship.

October 13, 2006
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Senator Klein Calls On Legislature To Reconvene Conference Committee To Work Out Differences On Civil Confinement Legislation

 

In an effort to further protect children from the dangers of level 2 and 3 sex offenders, Tuckahoe Village Trustee John Fitzpatrick today proposed a local law which would ban level 2 and 3 sex offenders from establishing residence within 1,000 feet of a park or recreational facility within the Village of Tuckahoe. “There is nothing more important to a parent that the safety, health and well-being of their children,” said Trustee John Fitzpatrick.

September 29, 2006
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Senator Jeff Klein Honors Eastchester Veterans And Gold Star Mothers

Eastchester, Klein stressed the importance of never forgetting the service of our nation’s military men and women and always supporting our troops on active duty. A $5,000 state grant, secured by Klein, was used to pay for the mounting of the Gold Star statue in Memorial Park.

September 25, 2006
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Senator Jeff Klein Blasts Inadequate Response To Latest Con Edison Power Outage

Yonkers.

Klein would also like to see an investigation by the state to determine if future damage from such storms can be lessened with better routine maintenance of power lines and tree branches.

September 6, 2006
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Senator Klein Proposes Legislation To Significantly Reduce Underage Drinking And Tobacco Purchases By Minors

Senators Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Martin Connor (D-Brooklyn/Manhattan), today proposed legislation that would modify existing law to require merchants who sell alcohol or tobacco products to use advanced ID scanner systems to validate driver licenses and non-driver ID cards presented as proof of the buyer’s legal age. The original law, which was written and introduced by Senator Klein in 1999, encouraged the use of the scanning devices, however did not require them.

August 30, 2006
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Hundreds Gather For Burgers And The Beatles In The Bronx

Hundreds gathered at Veteran's Memorial Park on Tuesday for Senator Klein's presentation of Strawberry Fields and the cast of Beatlemania. Concert goers enjoyed complimentary hamburgers and hot dogs which were provided by Super Food Town.

August 23, 2006
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Klein Promotes Morris Park Beautification With Assemblywoman Rivera And Councilman Vacca

Garden with a new welcome sign.

“This is a wonderful example of a public community partnership” said Senator Klein. “The residents of this community turned a vacant lot into a beautiful garden where our seniors can relax and enjoy the great outdoors.” Klein concluded.

Garden is truly the definition of community collaboration.

August 16, 2006
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Senator Klein Announces Creation Of Albanian Section At Morris Park Public Library

With its opening this Friday, the Morris Park Library Branch will be the 86th branch of the New York Public Library system to open its doors since the Public Libraries' inception, and will provide Morris Park with access to a state-of-the-art library system.

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July 18, 2006
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Klein: Bx31 Bus Should Serve Woodlawn, Our Lady Of Mercy Medical Center

Katonah Avenue , the main avenue in Woodlawn. Our Lady of Mercy is a 429-bed teaching hospital and in 2005 treated 50,000 patients in its emergency room, along with 17,000 patients on an inpatient basis, with a daily average of 258 patients. The MTA's study is due to be completed by Fall 2006.

July 17, 2006
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Senator Klein Secures $60,000 State Grant For I.s. 192

New York City program that incorporates literacy, tutoring, sports, and the arts into the summer school and after school curriculum.

July 13, 2006
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Senator Klein Presents Grant To Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps

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BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, visited the Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps today to present them with a $5,000 state grant he secured for them in the state budget. The funding will help supplement the Ambulance Corps Operating budget.“It is very important that our first-responders have the absolutely best equipment available to them,” said Senator Klein.

July 12, 2006
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June 25, 2006
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