Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Westchester Democratic Delegation Announces Funding Increases For Crime Prevention Initiatives

New York City plagued with more than 80% of statewide crime, excluding the city. Total funding for Operation IMPACT will increase from $14.9 million to $17 million.

According to statistics provided by the Governor's office, crime in counties where Operation IMPACT has been implemented is down by 5%.

July 20, 2007

Klein Keeps Officers Fit

YONKERS, NY-Joined by members of the 2nd Precinct Community Council, Senator Klein toured the excercise facilities at the 2nd Police Precinct and did a few laps onthe machinesthat his $7,500 donation helped purchase.Lt. Christopher Melvin thanked the Senator for his continueing dedication to the precinct, citing the importance of physical fitness to the work of the police force."I am glad that the precinct was able to make good use of the grant. The vitality of our officers is synonymous with the vitality of our community.

July 16, 2007

Senate Democrats Hold Hearings On Predatory Lending

20% of, or 28,000, sub-prime mortgage loans originated in 2005, are headed for foreclosure, Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith (D-Queens), and Senator Martin Connor (D-Manhattan/Brooklyn), the ranking Democrat on the Committee on Banking, Senator Shirley Huntley (D-Queens), and Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) lead the first of several state-wide hearings on predatory lending practices in New York.

July 10, 2007

Klein Cuts Check For Camping

BRONX-Senator Klein stopped by Boy Scout Troop #182 last Thursday to present a check for $1000 to eager scouts. Klein, an avid fisherman, spoke briefly about his own enjoyment of the outdoors, the importance of public service, and the role organizations like the Boy Scouts of America serve to promote civic mindedness and physical activity in young people. When asked how they intend to spend the money, the troop leader responded that he hoped it would help support the cost of camping trips, an important activity in the life of a young scout.

July 2, 2007

Klein Back In The Community!

BRONX-With the close of the 2007 legislative session Senator Jeff Klein is happy to be back in the community, out and about discussing the issues that matter with residents of the Bronx and Westchester. The following are some of the week's highlights:On Tuesday, Senator Klein dropped by the Allerton Avenue club house to chat with seniors about a variety of issues from congestion pricing, to terror-free investing, to campaign finance reform.

June 29, 2007

New York Salutes America

BRONX-Once again Orchard Beach saw an explosion of colors and charisma as Senator Klein and Bronx Borough President Carrionhosted the3rd Annual New York Salutes America Celebration. Over 5000 people swarmed the beach for an evening of live music, face painting, carnival fun, and a private BBQ reception. The West Point Color Guarde kicked off the opening ceremonies as the NYC Transit Pipes and Drums, joined by dozens ofBronx veterans, lead the crowd in Amazing Grace.

June 29, 2007

Terrorist Treasury

As the sole trustee, the Comptroller is responsible for the Common Retirement Fund, which represents The New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System, and the Police and Fire Retirement System, providing pension, death and disability benefits for state and local government employees and employees of certain other participating employers.

June 18, 2007

Morris Park Gets Blitzed

snubbed the community’s appeal for an explanation.

Bronx, yet is only the seventh most populated precinct in the borough.

On average, Morris Park residents receive 10,000 tickets per month. The community is rivaled by only the 43 precinct which has almost identical numbers, and the 52nd precinct which wrote 37,550 tickets over the course of three months (Jan-March).

June 15, 2007

Klein Tours Accident Site With Dot

BRONX, NY, June 8th-Disturbed by the recent accidental death of a 21 year old Ferry Point resident at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and the Hutchinson Parkway, Senator Klein brought together members of the community and the United States PostalService for a site visit with the Bronx Borough Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, Ms. Constance Moran and the Borough Engineer, Mr.

June 11, 2007

County And State Officials Join In Effort To Get Albany To Act On Important Teen Safety Bills

WHITE PLAINS, NY-With the state Legislature heading toward a summer recess, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined together with Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore, Senator Vincent Leibell, and Assembly members Sandra Galef and George Latimer to push for passage of four important bills designed to deter underage drinking and to make sure new teen drivers are better trained.

June 8, 2007

New York Colleges Fail Voter Registration Test

State voted in the 2004 general election.“Active young people are what galvanize this nation. Great movements for change have been brought about because young people exercised their power at the polls and we want to make sure that the next generation can continue that mighty American tradition,” added Senator Dilan.“The great thing about our country is that every vote is of equal value, regardless of age or influence. Our’s is the voice of change, politicians and candidates have a duty to target the next generation of leaders.

June 4, 2007

Klein Cracks Down On Violent Crime

ALBANY, NY-Representing the SenateMinority Conference, State Senate DeputyMinority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) participated yesterday in a public six-way meeting with the Governor, Lt. Governor and leaders of the Senate and Assembly to advocate for legislation that would institute stricter charges for repeat offenders.

May 31, 2007

Memorial Day Bbq

TUCKAHOE, NY-Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx), joined by the Eastchester Veterans and the community, paid homage to the service of our troops, past and present, with a celebratory BBQ at Joe's Quarry Inn. After the Eastchester Memorial Day Parade, famished hordes headed over to Joe's for a casual buffet of burgers, hot dogs, and other refreshments. A long time supporter of veterans organizations, Klein routinely sponsors events for our nation's servicemen."We can never repay our veterans for their sacrifice, but we can honor their heroism at every opportunity.

May 29, 2007

Klein Congratulates Young Spellers

YONKERS, NY-Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) congratulated Abashanttee Tonge (2nd Place), Elizabeth Anne Maguyon (1st Place), and Alex Brocco (3rd Place), theproud winners of the 43rd Annual Yonkers Spelling Bee at the Exchange Club of Yonkers Luncheon held at Luciano's restaurant. Klein presented the young spellers with certificates of achievement and encouraged them to continue to devote their time to educational endeavors, citing reading and writing as two of the most important indicators of academic and personal success.

May 24, 2007

Klein Visits Wsmc 5th Annual Health Fair

BRONX, NY-It was a beautiful day as Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester)enjoyed a tour of Westchester Square Medical Center's 5th Annual Health Fair with the hospital's president, Mr. Alan Kopman. The Senator was among hundreds of area residents who streamed through the fair, collecting information on a variety of topics from skin cancer, to hypertension, to tips for a healthy diet.

May 24, 2007

Klein, Verizon, And Mayor Of Tuckahoe Present $2,500 To My Sisters' Place

County that provides a wide variety of resources to victims of domestic violence such as advocacy, shelter and legal services. For more information about My Sisters' Place programs, please call 914-683-1333.

May 21, 2007

Klein Releases Report On Sub-prime Lending Crisis

In some cases, sub-prime borrowers are drawn in by a low introductory rate, which then sharply increases within a few years, making it difficult if not impossible to keep up with monthly payments. Unless they can refinance their loan or sell the house, the borrower can lose their home.

May 9, 2007

Dog Days Of Spring



In addition, Senator Klein was joined by Pelham Bay Park Administrator, K.C.

May 8, 2007

Klein Honored For Contributions To The Community

BRONX, NY, May 4th-Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester)was honored with the Award of Appreciationat the Bronx House Senior Center Dedication for his contributions to the Pelham Parkway community. A long time friend of Bronx House, Senator Klein secured $250,000for the community center when he was in the Assembly.

May 4, 2007

Senator Klein Presents Black History Month Contest Awards At P.s. 83

1st Place Award for her age category in his 2007 Black History Month Contest, which recognizes outstanding achievement in a creative interpretation of this year’s theme: Influential African Americans Who Have Inspired and Changed Our Country.

Julia wrote a poem and essay on Benjamin Banneker, a land surveyor, scientist, andabolistionist active in the 18thcentury.As part of her prize, Juliawon a$50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.

Senator Klein presented the award in a special school asse

April 30, 2007
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