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Senator Klein and City Islanders Celebrate Second Annual Clam Chowder Festival

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined City Island restaurant owners and residents at Hawkins Park Sunday afternoon for Klein’s 2nd Annual City Island Clam Chowder Festival. The chowder festival took place during the annual City Island Chamber of Commerce Arts & Crafts Fall Fair. Fair goers enjoyed samples of chowders from participating local restaurants and had the opportunity to vote for their favorite. Three awards were given: People’s Choice Chowder; best Manhattan Clam Chowder; and best New England Clam Chowder.

September 15, 2014
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Senator Klein & Bronx Chamber of Commerce Host First Bronx H.I.R.E. Job Fair

BRONX, NY – Senator Klein, along with the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and local elected officials, hosted the first Bronx H.I.R.E. job fair at Hutchinson Metro Center Wednesday night, drawing more than 400 job seekers. Attendees were given an opportunity to connect with Bronx-based employers - big and small - that are currently hiring.

Bronx H.I.R.E (Help Identify Real Employment) is a unique jobs program aimed at connecting Bronx workers with real jobs through a comprehensive, direct approach developed by Senator Klein’s office and the Bronx Chamber of Commerce. The Bronx H.I.R.E. program, announced in July, is made possible through a $200,000 grant secured by Senator Klein in this year's state budget.

September 5, 2014
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Edgewater Park Volunteer Fire Department Gets Updated Communications & Response System

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Chief James Jones, Jr. and Lieutenant Joseph Raneri of the Edgewater Park Volunteer Fire Department, announced Monday that the Edgewater Park Volunteer Hose Co. No. 1 will receive a $50,000 state grant to update its emergency communications system. The announcement was made at the annual Edgewater Park Labor Day Olympics Medal Ceremony on Labor Day afternoon.

September 2, 2014
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Klein, Bronx School Administrators and Parent Coordinators Celebrate Project BOOST Program

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined Bronx school administrators and parent coordinators to kick-off the new school year and celebrate the success of Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) Thursday night at a dinner held at F & J Pine restaurant. At the event, parents and principals thanked Senator Klein for securing $700,000 for the program which works to expand the education elementary and middle school students receive through extracurricular activities in a number of Bronx schools.

August 29, 2014
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Bronx NYCHA Housing Complexes Receive more than $3.7 Million in Capital Grants

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Friday that three New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complexes in his district will receive a total of $3,710,000 in capital funding that he secured in this year’s state budget. The monies are slated for the Sack Wern, Pelham Parkway and Throgs Neck Housing complexes and will be used for much needed upgrades aimed at improving the living conditions, safety and lifestyle of the residents who call these complexes home.

August 29, 2014
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Klein and Cohen Announce $325,000 for Renovations at Riverdale Neighborhood House

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Council Member Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx) announced Thursday that the Riverdale Neighborhood House (RNH) will receive $325,000 in state capital and municipal grants to modernize and upgrade the facility. Much of the funding will go towards upgrading the electrical and cooling systems in Riverdale Neighborhood House’s main building which was built in 1938. These much needed upgrades, some of which are the first to occur since the early 20th century, will help modernize Riverdale Neighborhood House and make it more energy efficient.

August 21, 2014
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Klein, AC&C Announce New Mobile Pet Adoption Center for the Bronx

BRONX, NY  - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Animal Care & Control of NYC, announced that the Bronx is slated to receive its very own new mobile pet adoption center.

August 18, 2014
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Engelbert Humperdinck Serenades Hundreds of Bronx Fans Under the Summer Stars

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted Music Icon Engelbert Humperdinck for a lively summer concert in front of an enthusiastic crowd of more than a thousand fans Thursday night. Bronx residents of all ages enjoyed the spectacular evening free of charge at Loreto Park.

August 15, 2014
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Klein Bill to Lower City Speed Limit Signed by Governor Cuomo

NEW YORK, NY  - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Monday that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed his bill authorizing New York City to lower its speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour.

August 11, 2014
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SUNY Maritime to Build New Seamanship Center

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced a $1.5 million dollar state grant he secured that will go toward the building of a new state-of-the art Seamanship Center at SUNY Maritime. The exciting announcement came as hundreds of students arrived back at Maritime from the summer sea term session on the training ship Empire State VI on Monday morning.

The Seamanship Center will be constructed on existing available area on the basin, specifically on the deepwater college pier. The new center will include nearly 4,000 square feet of classroom space to support the Marine Transportation curriculum. In addition the space is expected to serve as an in-service training location for active mariners - including members of the NYPD and FDNY.

August 11, 2014
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Broad Street Pavilion Ribbon Cutting

MOUNT VERNON, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Mount Vernon elected officials and community leaders, unveiled the newly renovated Broad Street Pavilion on the evening of Saturday, August 9th. The official ribbon cutting was followed by a viewing of “Despicable Me II,” for Fleetwood families to enjoy. The movie was part of Senator Klein’s Summer Movie series which provides free screenings and popcorn at various locations throughout the 34th Senate District during the summer season.

August 11, 2014
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Senator Klein Announces $150,000 Capital Grant for Wave Hill to Renovate Historic Glyndor House

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein announced a $150,000 capital grant he secured this year that will go towards completing the exterior renovation of historic Glyndor House and to installing permanent lighting on the grounds.

August 7, 2014
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Council Member Andrew Cohen Announce $3 Million in Capital Grants for Renovation of Indian Field in Woodlawn

BRONX, NY – Surrounded by local families, community leaders and Little Leaguers, State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Council Member Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx) announced $3 million in capital grants secured 

July 30, 2014
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Council Member Andrew Cohen Announce $3 Million in Capital Grants for Renovation of Indian Field in Woodlawn

BRONX, NY – Surrounded by local families, community leaders and Little Leaguers, State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Council Member Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx) announced $3 million in capital grants secured 

July 30, 2014
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Senator Klein's Summertime Symphonies 2014

Please join me for my annual Summertime Symphonies and Outdoor Movie Nights! They are free of cost and open to all.

July 26, 2014
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein Announces Funding Grant for New Women’s Wellness Program at Riverdale Senior Services

RIVERDALE, NY -  State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced a $100,000 grant he secured for Riverdale Senior Services that will go towards a newly created Women’s Wellness program open to women across the Bronx.

 

July 14, 2014
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Klein, Bronx Chamber of Commerce Launch Bronx H.I.R.E. Program to Combat Borough Unemployment

BRONX, NY – Senator Klein, along with the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and local elected officials, announced Bronx H.I.R.E., a new program aimed at connecting Bronx workers with real jobs through a comprehensive, direct approach. The Bronx H.I.R.E.

July 9, 2014
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein and Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi Announce $250,000 in Funding to Expand Education Campaign on Endometriosis

BRONX, NY – State Senate Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Top Chef Host and Co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) Padma Lakshmi announced $250,000 in funding secured by Senator Klein to support an education campaign aimed at raising awareness around endometriosis, a painful, and often undiagnosed disorder

June 30, 2014
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Klein/Weinstein Bill Extending Critical Foreclosure Protections for Homeowners Signed into Law by Governor Cuomo

ALBANY, NY – On the final day of the legislative session, Senate Co-Leader Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein announced that Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation extending vital foreclosure prevention measures and homeowner protections for an additional five years beyond the February 2015 expiration date.

June 23, 2014
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State Senator Jeff Klein passes legislation to reduce New York City speed limit

ALBANY, NY – New York City's speed limit will lower to 25 miles per hour in an effort to prevent fatalities, thanks to legislation sponsored by state Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx / Westchester), passed the State Senate 58-2 on Thursday night.

June 20, 2014
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