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State Senator Jeff Klein Releases the 2015 Summer Concert Series Schedule

Throughout the month of August, Senator Klein will be sponsoring the annual Summer Concert Series, featuring local favorites like the Bronx Wanderers, Larry Chance & the Earls, and Jameson’s Revenge.

Senator Klein will be sponsoring a movie series throughout the summer as well!           

July 29, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS THE LEGENDARY CHUBBY CHECKER AT LORETO PARK

Music icon ‘twists' the night away with hundreds of Bronxites

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted the ‘King of The Twist,’ Chubby Checker, at Loreto Park on Wednesday. The concert, part of Senator Klein’s widely-popular Summertime Symphonies Series, was attended by more than 600 community members.

August 26, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN HOSTS STAND UP TO VIOLENCE 1ST ANNIVERSARY PEACE MARCH & RALLY

Community comes together to celebrate success of the Stand Up to Violence program 40 percent reduction in shootings in targeted areas; Successful mediation of nearly 60 conflicts; Recent expansion into 43rd Precinct

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) held the Stand Up to Violence 1st Anniversary Peace March and Rally on Saturday. The special event concluded with a Family Day celebration at the Pelham Parkway Houses.

August 24, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN PRESENTS AWARD CERTIFICATES TO GRADUATES OF THE 'CALL FOR CADDIES' PROGRAM

Senator Jeff Klein presents award certificates to graduates of the ‘Call for Caddies’ summer jobs initiative at the Throggs Neck Houses on Saturday, August 22, 2015.

August 24, 2015
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Senator Klein Speaks at SUNY Maritime’s Annual Cadet Swearing-in Ceremony

State Senator Jeff Klein addresses those in attendance at SUNY Maritime’s annual cadet swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, August 22, 2015.

August 24, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS FDR DRIVE AT BROAD STREET PLAYGROUND

Beloved band wows Westchester residents at Senator Klein’s Summertime Symphonies Series

MT. VERNON, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association, hundreds of community members, children and families, hosted FDR Drive at Broad Street Playground on Friday.

August 24, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN FINDS BRONX SEX OFFENDER IN VIOLATION OF STATE LAW

One day after being released from state correctional facility, registered sex offender moves 450-feet from local elementary school

Convicted felon also found living dangerously close to UPK program, currently legal due to gaping hole in New York State Penal Law

Klein sponsored legislation would ban sex offenders from residing near UPK programs and strengthen protections for children and families

August 21, 2015
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KLEIN ANNOUNCES $200,000 IN STATE FUNDING FOR THE YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Executive Director of The Bronx YMCA Sharlene Brown, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at the YMCA Paul Custer, and Vice President of Public Affairs at the YMCA Sharon Levy, today announced $200,000 in state funding for the YMCA of Greater New York.

August 20, 2015
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Senator Klein hosts Larry Chance & The Earls at Bufano Park

Senator Jeff Klein hosts Larry Chance & The Earls at Bufano Park on August 19th as part of his Summertime Symphonies Series.

August 20, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS FAMED BRITISH BALLADEER ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK AT SETON PARK

Acclaimed artist Engelbert Humperdinck serenades concertgoers at Senator Klein’s Summertime Symphonies Series

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted Engelbert Humperdinck at Seton Park on Tuesday. The British balladeer serenaded a crowd of more than 500 concertgoers as part of Senator Klein’s Summertime Symphonies Series.  

August 19, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS THE LEGENDARY SALSERO HECTOR TRICOCHE AT SOUNDVIEW PARK

Sizzling pop and salsa musician wows Bronxites at Senator Klein’s Summertime Symphonies Series

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with hundreds of community members, children and families, hosted the legendary salsero Hector Tricoche at Soundview Park on Thursday.

August 14, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, LOCAL LEADERS & HEALTH OFFICIALS DEMAND A CRACKDOWN ON ILLICIT UNDERGROUND DRUG K2

Senator Klein introduces new legislation to strengthen penalties for sale of synthetic cannabinoids

Over 20 stores purportedly selling synthetic marijuana in The Bronx; Nearly 700 visits to Bronx emergency rooms in recent months

Senator Klein calls on Bronx District Attorney to prosecute sale of K2

August 12, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HOSTS THE BOOKENDS BAND AT PELHAM GAZEBO

Beloved music group performs for families & children at Senator Klein’s Summertime Symphonies Series

PELHAM, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with hundreds of community members, children and families, hosted The Bookends Band at Pelham Gazebo on Monday.

August 11, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL THROGGS NECK HOUSES BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Local basketball tournament works to build stronger community, lift up future generations

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester),  together with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Throggs Neck Houses Residents’ Council, 45th Precinct, New York City Fire Department, Police Service Area #8, and New York City Transit Police, hosted the first annual Throggs Neck Houses Basketball Tournament at Ferry Point Park this past weekend.

August 3, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN & NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION INSTALL NEW & IMPROVED PEEPHOLES FOR BRONX SENIORS

Installations funded through $180,000 grant secured by Klein

New peepholes provide panoramic views of the outside; Improve access and functionality; Significantly boost safety & security for seniors and individuals with disabilities

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation (NIDC) installed dozens of new peepholes for seniors and individuals with disabilities at Evergreen Gardens on Thursday.

July 10, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN DONATES SUMMER BACKPACKS TO BRONX CHILDREN

Klein secured $60,000 state grant to fund summer backpack giveaway for Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and HELP Bronx homeless shelter Local kids swing into summer with brand-new backpacks filled with books, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk and more

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) donated summer backpacks to nearly 300 Bronx children from  the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club and the HELP Bronx Morris Avenue homeless shelter on Thursday.

July 10, 2015
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SENATOR AVELLA AND IDC LEADER KLEIN JOIN ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS TO COMMEND REJECTION OF PAN AM PROPOSAL

(QUEENS, NY) Today, State Senator Tony Avella and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein joined elected officials and community activists to praise the rejection of the Pan Am shelter proposal.

The proposal, returned by the Office of the Comptroller for concerns about health, safety, and fire code violations, has now been rejected for the second time in two months. The decision came just two days after Senator Avella, IDC Leader Klein, and other elected officials and community activists held a press conference to call for the contract’s rejection.

July 9, 2015
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SENATOR AVELLA AND IDC LEADER KLEIN STAND WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS TO URGE REJECTION OF SAMARITAN VILLAGE CONTRACT

Call on the Assembly to Pass Companion  Legislation to Senator Klein’s Bill Requiring a Public Forum Prior to Shelter Siting

(QUEENS, NY) Today, State Senator Tony Avella and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein joined elected officials and community activists to call for the rejection of the Samaritan Village proposal to convert the illegal Pan Am shelter into a permanent shelter. They urged the Assembly to pass companion legislation to Senator Klein’s bill that would require that a public community forum is held prior to the approval of a shelter site.

July 7, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN PROTECTS BRONX TENANTS FROM SLUMLORD GOLDFARB PROPERTIES

DOB, City & State agencies heed Klein’s call to take action against Bronx landlord who deprived rent-stabilized tenants of gas for 29 days

Stop work orders issued on Goldfarb owned property for endangering the health and safety of Bronx tenants

July 1, 2015
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SENATOR KLEIN, ASSEMBLYMAN DINOWITZ & COUNCIL MEMBER COHEN HOST SCRIE/DRIE & EPIC TOWN HALL

Senator Klein to hold series of town halls this summer to increase awareness of NYC rent freeze program and prescription drug discounts for seniors

RIVERDALE, NY - Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and Council Member Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx), held a Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE), Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) and Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) town hall at Riverdale Neighborhood House on Monday.

June 30, 2015
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