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Virginia Gallagher

Mrs. Virginia “Ginger” Gallagher is well known for her selfless dedication to her community. A native of Long Island, Mrs. Gallagher moved to City Island in the Bronx more than 40 years ago with her late husband, Jack. Graduating from Pace University and Cornell University, she was first employed by the New York Daily News and named the first affirmative action officer at the newspaper. Mrs. Gallagher became active in the City Island community early on. She was a founding member of the City Island Community Center and the City Island Volunteer Ambulance Corps. During her tenure as President of the Civic Association from 1962 to 1981, she worked with other islanders to pressure the city to build a new school on the former site of Nevins Shipyard.

May 11, 2011
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IDC Report Shows $391 Million Positive Impact for Marriage Equality

The Independent Democratic Conference today reaffirmed its support for marriage equality and released a report showing that New York State stands to generate some $391 million in increased economic activity, revenue, and savings during the three years after it is made law.

 

The IDC released their report, “For Love or Money?: The Economic Impact of Marriage Equality in New York,” while standing with advocates and constituents who are pushing to make marriage equality a reality in New York.

 

File: 
Marriage Equality Report Final.pdf

May 9, 2011
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Senator Klein Announces $12,847 Grant For Pelham Public Library

Funds to be Used for Energy Efficient Lighting

May 7, 2011
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KLEIN FIGHTS TO PUT AN END TO UNNECESSARY LATE FEES FOR BRONX SENIOR

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced this week that he fought to help remove unnecessary Medicare Part D prescription plan late fees for Country Club resident Carmela Del Secolo.

May 6, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, May 9, 2011 Room 123 CAP

May 9, 1:30 PM - 1:34 PM
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Deadly Ties: IDC Proposes Hospital Ban on Infection Causing Neck Wear; Other Bacteria Carrying Clothing

The Independent Democratic Conference today urged a prohibition on doctors and other healthcare professionals wearing neck ties, jewelry and other items that studies indicate are carriers for potentially deadly hospital-borne infections.

May 3, 2011
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Senator Klein Commemorates New York Botanical Gardens' 120th Anniversary

Senator Klein commemorated New York Botanical Gardens 120th Anniversary with a resolution adopted by the New York State Senate declaring April 28th New York Botanical Garden Day. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new azalea garden.

May 3, 2011
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Deadly Ties: IDC Proposes Hospital Ban on Infection Causing Neck Wear; Other Bacteria Carrying Clothing

The Independent Democratic Conference today urged a prohibition on doctors and other healthcare professionals wearing neck ties, jewelry and other items that studies indicate are carriers for potentially deadly hospital-borne infections.

May 2, 2011
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Deadly Ties: IDC Proposes Hospital Ban on Infection Causing Neck Wear; Other Bacteria Carrying Clothing

The Independent Democratic Conference today urged a prohibition on doctors and other healthcare professionals wearing neck ties, jewelry and other items that studies indicate are carriers for potentially deadly hospital-borne infections.

 

File: 
Deadly Ties

May 2, 2011
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St. Clare of Assisi School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank St. Clare of Assisi School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 29, 2011
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Yonkers Montessori Academy Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Yonkers Montessori Academy and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 27, 2011
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KLEIN HOSTS EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST AND MAGIC SHOW

Senator Klein holds his 17th Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show

BRONX, NY- On Saturday, April 16th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by more than 300 children from the Bronx and Westchester, held his 17th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show at Villa Barone Catering Hall in the Bronx. Families enjoyed a free breakfast, magic show and a build-a-bunny workshop. The Easter Bunny also made a special appearance.

April 18, 2011
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KLEIN FIGHTS TO GET REFUND FOR PELHAM PARKWAY RESIDENT

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced this week that he helped Pelham Parkway resident Anna Scully get a refund check for over $400 from United Healthcare for an advanced premium payment she made before she was accepted into the EPIC Fee program.

April 15, 2011
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IDC Calls For MTA Forensic Audit

Calling it the only sure way to get to the bottom of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's spending practices, the Independent Democratic Conference today unveiled legislation sponsored by Senator David Carlucci, (D-Rockland/ Orange), that would commence a forensic audit of the public authority.

April 11, 2011
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IDC, Assemb. Ortiz, Join 10-year-old Heart Transplant Survivor to Push for Life-Saving Legislation

 'Lauren's Law' to Increase Organ Donation Passed Important Committee Vote Today

File: 
Lauren's law.pdf

April 10, 2011
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SENATOR KLEIN APPLAUDS SENATE APPOINTMENT OF DISTINGUISHED BRONX PHYSICIAN TO THE TRANSPLANT COUNCIL

BRONX, NY - On Friday, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) applauded the appointment of Dr. Milan Kinkhabwala, Division of Transplantation Chief for Montefiore Medical Center, to the New York State Transplant Council.

April 8, 2011
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KLEIN VISITS LAVELLE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND, ANNOUNCES 4201 SCHOOL FUNDING RESTORED IN 2012 BUDGET

On Thursday, State Senator Jeff Klein (D- Bronx/ Westchester) joined Frank Simpson, Superintendent for LaVelle School for the Blind, Diane Tucker, Upper School Principal for LaVelle School for the Blind, representatives from the New York Institute for Special Education, Noreen Collins of St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf, students, parents and teachers at LaVelle School for the Blind to announce the restoration of funds for 4201 Schools in the 2012 Executive Budget.

April 7, 2011
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IDC, Assemb. Ortiz, Join 10-year-old Heart Transplant Survivor to Push for Life-Saving Legislation

'Lauren's Law' to Increase Organ Donation Passed Important Committee Vote Today

 

ALBANY, N.Y. The Independent Democratic Conference and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, (D-Brooklyn) joined 10-year-old heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields and her family today in a push for life saving legislation.

April 5, 2011
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Public Hearing: To allow the Committee to fully explore High-Alcohol Flavored Malt Beverages, the proliferation and marketing of these drinks in the marketplace and availability of and/or access to these drinks by minors

Senate Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug AbuseChair: Senator Jeffrey D. KleinPublic Hearing: To allow the Committee to fully explore High-Alcohol Flavored Malt Beverages, the proliferation and marketing of these drinks in the marketplace and availability of and/or access to these drinks by minorsPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 11:30 A.M.Contact: Gillian Hirsch (518) 455-3590Media Contact: Rich Azzopardi (518) 455-3598ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

April 12, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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