Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Klein Civil Commitment Hearing Held

: “I am calling on Speaker Silver to have the Assembly return in special session to pass this important legislation to prevent future horrific incidents like this from happening in the future.” Russo-Carriero’s son Jonathan also urged legislators to return to Albany to pass the bill saying, “If this had been law two months ago, my mother would still be with us today.” Under these laws, already in effect in 16 other states and the District of Columbia, courts are able to order the most dangerous repeat sex offenders to enter secure ment

July 26, 2005
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Senator Klein Hosts Hearing On Civil Commitment Legislation In Bronxville

Citing the urgent need to better protect the public from violent sexual predators, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester / Bronx) today announced that he is convening a public hearing to examine steps New York State might take to enact a civil commitment law aimed at keeping highly dangerous repeat offenders off the streets. “The recent brutal murder of Concetta Russo Carriero by Philip Grant, a high-level repeat sex offender, is a tragic call to arms and one that we must answer with all possible speed,” said Senator Klein, a member of the Senate Codes and Judiciary Committees.

July 15, 2005
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Senator Klein Honors Veterans With Memorial Day Breakfast

Westchester and Rockland County Society of Pharmacists for donating the delicious food and drinks.”

June 2, 2005
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Senator Klein, Full Circle Health And Coalition From The Bronx And Westchester Call On Senate Leader To Pass Timothy’s Law

Also present at the press conference were Hermes Caraballo and Eva Dech, two New Yorkers who shared their personal stories of their family struggles with mental illness and the toll taken by inadequate insurance coverage of their ailments.

May 5, 2005
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Senators Klein And Savino Push To Eliminate Statute Of Limitations For Felony Rape & Sodomy

1:00pm at the Minority Conference Room located in the Legislative Office Building in Albany.New York is one of the few states that has not revisited the statute of limitations for rape or sodomy.

May 2, 2005
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New Klein Bill Would Slash Prescription Drug Prices For Thousands

NY – Thousands of seniors in the Bronx and Westchester would see their prescription drug prices fall 80 percent under a new bill introduced in the legislature this past week by State Senator Jeff Klein.

April 22, 2005
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Senator Jeff Klein And Bronx Leaders Denounce Anti-semitic Graffiti Surge

Our Community’s Statement Against Hate Crimes and Intolerance

As leaders of the Morris Park, Pelham Parkway and Bronx communities, we are joining together to speak in one voice as we denounce the recent rash of anti-Semitic graffiti that has desecrated three of our local synagogues this past week. Anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance have no place in this neighborhood.

April 15, 2005
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Senator Klein Notes April Is Organ And Tissue Donor Awareness Month And Urges Constituents To Consider Giving The Gift Of Life

New York State, more than 1,000 kidneys, livers and hearts are transplanted thanks to hundreds of donors, “many thousands of new Yorkers remain on waiting lists, because the need for organ donations greatly outnumbers availability.”          To help inform his constituents about donating their organs or tissues, Senator Klein and his staff have developed an informational brochure on the procedures involved in th

April 12, 2005
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Klein Celebrates Easter Spirit With Bunny Breakfast For Westchester Children

–State Senator Jeff Klein joined with the Visiting Nurse Services of New York and Eastchester CAP to celebrate the Easter spirit today, debuting his annual Bunny Breakfast event in Westchester.

April 2, 2005
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Senator Klein And Assemblywoman Paulin Fund Eastchester Bone Marrow Registry Drive

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Eastchester, NY–State Senator Jeff Klein and State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin provided thousands of dollars for an Eastchester Bone Marrow Registry Drive this past Saturday.

April 2, 2005
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Senator Klein Gives Rite Aid Grinch Award For Worst Chain Pharmacy Asthma Drug Prices

Bronx, NY – Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx, Westchester) today released a scathing report and survey on asthma prescription drug prices in New York City. Prices for asthma medications vary wildly among New York City pharmacies surveyed.

April 1, 2005
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Senator Jeff Klein Announces Opening Of Mount Vernon Office

9 am -12 pm.  Senator Klein’s main office is located at 931B Morris Park Avenue in the Bronx.          “I am committed to delivering quality services to the people of Westchester.”  said Senator Klein.  “I am extraordinarily pleased to have an office in Mount Vernon.  Navigating our State Government’s bureaucracy can be difficult, but my office is here to lend a help

April 1, 2005
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Klein Launches New Graffiti Removal Program

After considering several contractors, Klein hired Survillo’s Cleaning Services, Inc. owned and run by Morris Park resident Danny Survillo. Survillo has removed graffiti in the community for years and customers have been consistently satisfied with his fine work. “Danny brings a state-of-the-art truck with equipment capable of painting over graffiti and removing it from brick and cement,” said Klein.State Senator Klein has long been known for his efforts to combat graffiti.

March 25, 2005
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Klein Honors New Ukrainian President

New York, NY- Democratic State Senator Jeff Klein congratulated Serhei Pohoreltsev, the Consul-General of Ukraine, on the recent election of Victor A. Yushchenko as President of the Ukraine today at the Ukrainian Consulate in Manhattan. Klein presented a Resolution recently passed by the New York State Senate to Ukrainian Consul-General Serhei Pohoreltsev in recognition of President Yushchenko’s recent election.

March 25, 2005
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Klein Working To Get Homeowners Tax Rebate Checks

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March 18, 2005
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Klein Reveals Consumer Scam Against Homeowners

Bronx today, a local bathroom remodeling company, for ripping off Bronx homeowners. Klein revealed that the company is deliberately misleading consumers about when work on their bathrooms will begin to get cash up front from customers. One of those customers was Anthony Mazzacane, who alerted Klein’s office to the scam. Mazzacane signed a contract with Re-Bath on December 22, immediately paying them $1100. Work to remodel his bathroom was supposed to begin as early as one week later.

March 13, 2005
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Klein, Koppel And Miss USA® Deliver Gifts And Valentines To Veterans At Bronx V.A. Hospital

Bronx, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein, New York City Councilmember Oliver Koppell and Shandi Finnessey, Miss USA® 2004, honored veterans at the Bronx V.A. Hospital today, presenting them with products donated by local merchants and valentines made by neighborhood schoolchildren. The gift-giving was the culminating moment of Klein’s 7th Annual Valentines for Veterans program, which also featured remarks by elected officials and the presentation of an award to local veteran Joseph Garofalo.

February 21, 2005
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Klein Reveals State National Guard Website Hacked

Bronx, NY –The servers and websites of New York State agencies and authorities have been successfully hacked at least seventy-one times since 1999, according to a report by Senator Jeff Klein. The State Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA), the State Education Department, the State Power Authority, several SUNY and CUNY campuses, and the State Department of Motor Vehicles were among many agencies whose security was compromised.

February 13, 2005
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