Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Senator Klein Presents Black History Month Contest Awards At Sacred Heart School

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.

Senator Klein presented the award in a special middle school assembly, and took questions from interested students.

Certificates of recognitionwere also awarded to Alicia Rivera, Taina Reyes, Emily Garcia, Melina David, Eva

April 30, 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

Senator Klein Presents Black History Month Contest Awards At Tuckahoe High School

TUCKAHOE, NY April 20th-Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx), joined by Tuckahoe High School Principal, Dr.

April 24, 2007

Klein And Eastchester Local Officials Survey Damages

EASTCHESTER, NY, April 20th –Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx), joined with local Eastchester officials, Mayor John Fitzpatrick of Tuckahoe, Mayor Mary Marvin of Bronxville, and The Regional Director of SEMO (State Emergency Management Office), Mark Ferrari to survey the damages caused by the recent Nor’easter.

High School, which has been closed until Wednesday due to flood damage.

April 20, 2007

Klein Praises Governor’s Call To Action

New York families, children, and seniors through programs such as Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Healthy New York and the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program.

Senator Klein added that because Spitzer’s executive budget plans to cut $219 million from HCRA programs, leaving fewer resources to fund these essential health services, it is more important than ever that the Governor negotiate a plan to recoup the lost revenues:

March 21, 2007

Klein Says: Grannis Good For Green

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) expressed his avid support for Assemblyman Pete Grannis’ nomination to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, taking note of his exemplary record on environmental issues including a profound commitment to public health:“Pete Grannis’ unflinching dedication to the environment is without par.

March 19, 2007

Governor Praises Klein: Champion For Civil Confinement

“This legislation is long overdue, and will finally help protect our families from the most violent sex offenders who have proven that they cannot safely function in society,” said Senator Klein.An original co-sponsor of Megan’s Law which created New York’s sex offender registry, Senator Klein has long argued that sex offenders determined too dangerous to safely release from prison should receive continued treatment in a secure facility.  These efforts took on greater urgency for Klein after the 2005 murder of

March 14, 2007

Klein Releases Study: Up In Smoke: Buttlegging, Cybersmokes, And The Disappearance Of New York State Tax Revenue

NEW YORK – Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn), Senator John Sampson (D-Brooklyn), and Richard Lipsky, President of the Neighborhood Retail Alliance, revealed the results of a study conducted by his office, Up in Smoke: Buttlegging, Cybersmokes, and the Disappearance of New York State Tax Revenue.

March 4, 2007

Senator Klein, Trustee Fitzpatrick & Eastchester-tuckahoe Lions Team Up With Verizon Wireless Against Domestic Violence

Village of Tuckahoe Trustee John Fitzpatrick and The Eastchester -Tuckahoe Lions, is teaming up with Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine®, to urge all Eastchester residents to help survivors of domestic violence by donating their no-longer-used wireless phones during the first two weeks of March.

March 1, 2007

Klein Applauds Civil Confinement Agreement

NY – Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Jeff Klein hailed an agreement announced today between Gov.

March 1, 2007

Klein Comes Out For Canines

9AM, and only in designated locations within individual parks.

February 17, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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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