Jeffrey D. Klein's Press releases

Klein, Dinowitz And Koppell Join Together To Protect Woodlawn Firehouses From Closure

Bronx, NY—Joined by community leaders from across the north Bronx, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) today called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to make clear his plans for future firehouse closings in New York City.  Standing in front of the Woodlawn Firehouse, whose un-addressed structural deterioration has led many to believe its closure is immine

January 22, 2006

Klein Decries Pataki Cuts To Westchester And Bronx Schools

ALBANY, NY—In response to Governor Pataki’s proposed funding cuts to Westchester County and New York City schools in his FY2006-2007 Executive Budget, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) issued the following statement:

“The schoolchildren of New York deserve better than Governor Pataki’s anemic school aid proposal. Our teachers, parents and students are working harder than ever to bring up test scores and prepare our children for a bright future and the state must remain a dedicated financial partner in this effort.

January 18, 2006

Klein Announces Upcoming State Sales Tax Holiday

ALBANY, NY—State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) is pleased to announce that from January 30th through February 5th the State of New York is offering a week of sales tax free shopping for clothing and footwear purchases less then $110.

January 18, 2006

Senator Klein Assails Deal To Weaken Megan’s Law


          Klein, who was an original co-sponsor of Megan’s Law in 1995, has long been a leader in the fight to keep New Yorkers safe from repeat sexual predators.  Throughout his 12 years in the Legislature, he has been an advocate for enhancing the state sex offender registry, elimination of the statute of limitations on rape and a strong civil commitment law to keep the most violent sexual predators confined to mental facilities and off our streets.

January 17, 2006

Klein: Reports Of Flu Above Average And On The Rise

Bronx, NY – Citing newly released Health Department data on the spread of the flu in New York State this year, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) urged all New Yorkers who haven’t already had a flu shot to seek one now to better protect themselves. As of January 7th, the New York State Department of Health has confirmed cases of the flu in 26 counties and four of the five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan).

January 14, 2006

Democratic Leader Paterson Appoints Klein To Conference Committee On Megan's Law

New York children headed back to school, Klein issued a report about the high concentration of Level 3 sex offenders, the most violent category of sexual predators, living in the New York Metropolitan area. The study released by Klein’s office surveyed the New York State Sex Offender Registry, Level 3 Subdirectory and found 1,182 level three sex offenders living in neighborhoods home to 1,358 public schools and more than 1.7 million school age children, for an average of 7 sex offenders per zip code.

January 10, 2006

Action Being Taken On Identity Theft

Action being taken on identity theft (Original publication: January 8, 2006)As an 11-year veteran of the state Legislature who has worked tirelessly to advance consumers' rights and the ranking member of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, I read with great interest your Jan.

January 8, 2006

Klein: Pataki’s State Of State Mixed For New York

ALBANY, NY—In response to Governor George Pataki’s State of the State Address, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) issued the following statement:  

January 4, 2006

Klein Offers Free Flu Shots To Constituents

Bronx, NY – With temperatures dropping and flu incidents on the rise across New York, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) is making flu shots available to his constituents, free of charge. Flu shot appointments are available on a first-call, first-served basis by calling the numbers below.

January 4, 2006

Klein And Fleetwood Neighborhood Association Host Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Senator Jeff Klein and Santa sing carols with the the choir of Sts. Peter and Paul School and other children during the Senator's Annual Westchester Christmas Tree Lighting at the Broad Street Playground in Mount Vernon, which was sponsored in conjunction with the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association.

December 20, 2005

Klein Blasts Backroom Deal Allowing Delaware Pump Station In Residential Eastchester Neighborhood

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) today condemned an expected deal between the Town of Eastchester and United Water of New Rochelle that would allow the construction of a greatly expanded water pumping station in a residential neighborhood.

December 19, 2005

New Klein Report Cites Continuing Pest Problems At Metropolitan Area Supermarkets And Names Westchester’s Most “terrible Ten” Based On 2005 State Inspections

County and assesses the impact of legislation Klein authored and passed in 2000 strengthening inspection requirements for retail food stores statewide.

December 18, 2005

Pols Willing, But Unable

By Jeff KleinOn Dec. 6, Detective Dillon Stewart was laid to rest and two state troopers were shot serving a warrant on a suspected drug den near my Throgs Neck office.

A week later, Officer Daniel Enchautegui, my constituent, was shot to death after interrupting a burglary next door to his home.

These shootings have highlighted not only the serious shortcomings in our state's criminal laws, but also a deep and pervasive dysfunction in our state's legislative process.


December 18, 2005

Senator Jeff Klein Announces 34th Senate District Holiday Celebrations

Senator Jeff Klein is proud to announce the 34th District Holiday Celebrations for 2005. You and your neighbors are cordially invited to attend. Click HEREfor a full listing of this year'sMenorah Lighting and Christmas TreeLightings.

December 13, 2005

Klein Announces State Grant To Silver Beach Association

NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will be awarding a $2,500 state grant to the Silver Beach Association to assist with their community programming. Klein will be speaking at their monthly meeting about his work in the State Senate over the past year.

Beach Association with their great work,” Klein concluded.

December 7, 2005

Klein Secures Large Grant For Pelham Park

NY – As the Village of Pelham prepares to move forward with plans to renovate Wolfs Lane Park in downtown Pelham, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) has secured a $25,000 state grant to help finance the improvements, including construction of walkways, installation of park benches, essential lighting and trash and recycling bins as well as significant landscape enhancements.

I’m pleased to have secured this important funding for this project and hope it will be enjoyed by Pelham r

December 6, 2005

Klein Announces State Grant To Locust Point Civic Association

NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will be awarding a $2,500 state grant to the Locust Point Civic Association to assist with their community programming. Klein will be speaking at their monthly meeting about his work in the State Senate over the past year.

I will continue working in the Senate to bring our tax dollars back home and put them to use right here in our communities” Klein concluded.

December 6, 2005

Senator Klein: New York Sees Massive Influx Of Violent Sexual Predators

With recent state data revealing that more than 100 sexual predators have recently taken residence in the New York City metro area, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined with civic leaders to renew his call for a strong civil commitment law to keep violent sexual predators off our streets and improved notification procedures that will allow families to be immediately alerted by email when a violent sexual predator moves into their neighborhood.

Bronx where a violent convicted rapist moved

December 1, 2005

Support Builds For Klein's Plan To Eliminate The Statute Of Limitations On Rape


Editorial - November 22, 2005

New Yorkis no closer to guaranteeing justice for victims of sexual assault now than it was then.

New York.

Manhattan, prosecutors have DNA samples from 690 assaults that happened more than five years ago. If the rapists are ever arrested, they will go free.

November 22, 2005
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