Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Support Builds For Klein's Sex Offender Email Notification Proposal

E-alerts on nabe sex fiends? Yes By MAUREEN KANKA

Instead of continuously having to scroll through pictures, names or addresses of offenders listed on a state Web site, you can periodically view the site and have instant notification through an E-mail when an offender is living close by.

September 17, 2005
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Klein Proposes Dramatic Changes To State Sex Offender Registry

New York children head back to school, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) issued a report about the high concentration of Level 3 sex offenders, the most violent category of sexual predators, living in our community. Klein also announced a proposal to allow New Yorkers to sign-up for email notification when changes or additions are made to the Level 3 sub-directory of the State Sex Offender Registry, which would dramatically improve the public’s access to and awareness of these individuals’ close proximity to our children and families.

September 6, 2005
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Klein To Pataki: Bring Empire Games To Westchester

State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) today urged Governor George Pataki to select Westchester County as the host site for the 2007 Empire State Games.  Klein reached out today to the Governor today to convey his support and reiterate the many reasons Westchester should be selected to host the Games.  “The facilities available in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Westchester are top-notch and I cannot imagine a better location for the 2007 Empire State Games,” said Klein.  “I u

August 30, 2005
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Klein Announces Over $200,000 In Local Grants

I will continue to work tirelessly to make sure that our communities get our fair share from Albany and look forward to seeing this funding put to good use by our local governments”, Klein continued.Grants awarded in the 34th Senate District include:

Bronxville Union Free School District, $27,417 for Inventory and Planning City of Mt. Vernon, $52,810 for Active Records

August 4, 2005
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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 25, 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 14, 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 1, 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 4, 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 1, 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 21, 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 14, 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 11, 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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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 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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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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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 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 Working To Get Homeowners Tax Rebate Checks

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March 18, 2005
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