In the wake of Lance Armstrong’s admission of longtime performance enhancing drug (PED) use, New York State Senate Co-Leader Senator Jeff Klein called for the immediate ban of the extraordinarily popular—and dangerous—performance enhancing drug known as DMAA. DMAA is currently the active ingredient in some of the most popular muscle building products sold at all GNC and Vitamin Shoppe stores. DMAA, which has been widely banned across the world and by every major sports organization, was recently banned by the Pentagon after the sudden deaths of three marines who had been using the product.
The Bronx, NY – On Wednesday, November 14th at the Hutchinson Metro Center at 1200 Waters Place in The Bronx, NY, Senator Klein will host a job fair exclusively for our nation’s veterans. At the event, over 30 New York and Bronx based employers will reach out to veterans about current openings at their company or institution. To maximize the use of each veteran’s time, Senator Klein has only invited those employers who currently have job opportunities available and are actively seeking to employ our returning vets.
Thanks to a generous donation by Home Depot, I was able to deliver 250 free flashlights to Pelham residents who are still coping with power outages. Alongside local elected officials and the Pelham Fire Chief, my staff and I handed out every last light at the Pelham Firehouse. There's still a lot of work to be done in the surrounding area, but I'm glad that we were able to make the black out a little more tolerable for a good number of Pelham residents.
On Friday, my office learned that nearly 150 Woodlawn seniors in a highrise building were still without power. Concerned for these brave folks, my staff and I swept into action. Within three hours, thanks to the genrosity of local volunteers and a great Bronx restaurant (The Pine), I delivered 150 hot meals to every resident in the 100 unit apartment building. It took a lot of walking up dark stairwells, but it was definitely worth it. Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz joined me, and we can safely say that we have never met a more upbeat and appreciative crowd. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen!
On Saturday, after soliciting relief donations for the MP community, Senator Klein went door-to-door on Morris Park streets to hand-out 250 free meal gift certificates to Frankie and Johnnie's restaurant on Bronxdale Avenue. A big thank you to Frankie and Johnnie's for their generousity to our community during these trying times. Senator Klein also took the time to survey the storm damage with Morris Park residents.
On Saturday, October 13th, Senator Klein hosted his annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at Havana Cafe in the Bronx. At this year's event, themed Diversity United, Building America's Future Today, Senator Klein honored 45th Precinct Community Affairs Officer Miguel Caldero, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Jeanne Mullgrav, Morris Park Association Member Ostacia "Lefty" Negron, and Olympic Gymnast John Orozco. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. deliverd an inspiring keynote address.
Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th to October 15th, celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of American of Spanish, Mexican, Carribean and Central and South American descent.
Attention college bound Latino and Latina seniors in the 34th Senate District! La Unidad Latina Scholarship Fund is offering a college scholarship of at least $2,000 to one graduating senior in Senator Klein's new senate district. All qualifying students are encouraged to apply by completeing the attached application and submitting it to La Unidad Latina c/o The Hispanic Federation. The application deadline is September 14th and recipients will be announced on September 28th. Best of luck to all of the applicants!
Numbers released today prove that members of the New York State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference got it right one year ago when they predicted that an annual average of at least 7,000 same sex couples would tie-the-knot over the first three years of marriage equality going into effect. With 11,518 same sex couples marrying in New York over the last year, New York experienced economic growth even greater than the IDC could have predicted.
Months Long Investigation Results In Closure Order
RIVERDALE, BRONX, N.Y. – Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) and leaders in the Riverdale Community to celebrate the closure of “New Healing Touch” massage parlor which has long been a source of concern to many in the surrounding area. The parlor was closed after two arrests in the last six months for prostitution. Senator Klein wrote to Commissioner Raymond Kelly in December of last year asking that the site be investigated.