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KLEIN HOSTS EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST AND MAGIC SHOW

Senator Klein holds 15th Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show

NEW YORK- On Sunday, April 11th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined by more than 300 children from the Bronx and Westchester, held his 15th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show at Maestro’s in the Bronx. Families enjoyed a free breakfast, magic show, face painting and build-a-bunny workshop. The Easter Bunny also made a special appearance.

April 12, 2010
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KLEIN GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP CREW HITS BRONX AND WESTCHESTER STREETS

Senator Klein’s Graffiti Clean-up Crew removes graffiti tags in nearly two dozen hard-to-reach locations across the 34th Senate District

NEW YORK- On Wednesday, April 7th, as part of a Spring cleaning effort, Senator Jeff Klein’s (D-Bronx/Westchester) graffiti removal crew cleaned graffiti off nearly two dozen hard-to-reach overpasses, railroad bridges and buildings across the Bronx and Westchester.

April 8, 2010
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Saving Homes & Preserving Neighborhoods

Senators Klein and Foley to unveil new foreclosure laws taking effect in April expected to protect thousands of residents and property values

NEW YORK, NY - Deputy Majority Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Senator Brian X. Foley (D-Suffolk) announced details of new statewide foreclosure laws taking effect in mid-April while touring neighborhoods in Suffolk County on Tuesday.

April 7, 2010
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CITY ISLAND YOUTH TO RECEIVE OUTSIDE BASKETBALL COURT

Klein presents $10,000 check to City Island Basketball Club

 

NEW YORK- On Sunday, March 28th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $10,000 check to the City Island Basketball Club at the Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea Basketball Awards Breakfast. The money will be used to complete a first-of-its kind outside basketball court including portable hoops.

March 29, 2010
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YONKERS CITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR SENATOR KLEIN'S CARRYING WHILE INTOXICATED BILL

Yonkers, NY – The Yonkers City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a resolution supporting State Senator Jeff Klein’s legislation (S6773) to make it a crime to carry a gun while intoxicated.

“Guns and alcohol are a deadly mix. Putting a stop to carrying while intoxicated is a common sense measure that New York State absolutely must adopt. I applaud the Yonkers City Council for joining me in this fight to protect New Yorkers from gun violence,” said State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester).

March 25, 2010
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TASK FORCE INVESTIGATES WASTEFUL SPENDING BY NYS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force on Government Efficiency Probes Commissioner on Excessive Overtime and Property Expenses

March 25, 2010
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MORRIS PARK GETS FINANCIAL BOOST FOR SENIOR PROGRAMS

 

Senator Klein presented a 50K grant at Morris Park Community Association Dinner Dance

 

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 13th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $50,000 grant to the Morris Park Community Association during its annual dinner dance.

 

March 24, 2010
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Klein to Host 16th Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show

Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) invites residents across the 34th Senate District to attend the Senator’s 16th Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast and Magic Show. The free event will be held Sunday, April 11th from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Maestro’s, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx. The first 300 children to register will get to make their own free bunny. The Easter Bunny will also make a special appearance. To register, please call (800)-718-2039.

April 11, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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NEW DOG RUN FOR PELHAM BAY POOCHES

Senator Klein presents 100K to the “Friends of Pelham Bay Park” Dog Run Committee

NEW YORK- On Sunday, March 21st, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $100,000 grant to the “Friends of Pelham Bay Park” Dog Run Committee at Pelham Bay Park. Pelham Bay Park Administrator Marianne Anderson, “Friends of Pelham Bay Park” President Lizabeth Gonzalez and Community Board 10 residents and dogs joined Klein for the event.

March 22, 2010
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KLEIN SPEAKS AT EASTCHESTER SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

Senator Klein addresses 900 students, parents and community members at Harlem Wizards basketball game

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 20th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) spoke at the Eastchester School Foundation’s fourth annual fundraiser. Eastchester School Foundation President Joe Gresia, the Harlem Wizards basketball team, 900 students, parents and staff also participated in the event as the Harlem Wizards went head to head with Eastchester school faculty in a basketball game.

March 22, 2010
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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION BUILDS FIRST PARISH GYMNASIUM

 

Senator Klein presents 100K grant to Immaculate Conception for construction of new parish gymnasium

March 22, 2010
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WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON STATE BUDGET

Senator Klein and Westchester Delegation Hold Public Budget Hearing

WHITE PLAINS, NY- State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the NYS Senate's Westchester Delegation listened to more than two-dozen Westchester residents, community groups, businesses, and local elected officials at a public budget hearing in Greenburgh on Friday. Community members expressed their concerns regarding high property taxes, the burden of the MTA Payroll tax, potential cuts in state aid to municipalities, and a wide range of other issues.

March 19, 2010
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BRONX PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECEIVE MORE THAN HALF A MILLION DOLLARS

Senator Klein presents $685,000 grant to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to boost Music, Arts & Technology Programs

NEW YORK- On Friday, March 19th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $685,000 grant to New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to help save and boost music, arts and technology programs in approximately 21 Bronx public schools. Klein presented the grant to Schools Chancellor Klein at P.S. X014 Senator John Calandra school in the Bronx where principals, teachers and students from nearly two dozen other area schools gathered for the event.

March 19, 2010
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PUTTING MONEY BACK IN NEW YORKERS’ POCKETS

Senator Klein and Majority Members Pass Real Property and School Tax Relief Bill

ALBANY – State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein and Senate Majority Democrats passed Property Tax Relief legislation aimed at reversing New York’s skyrocketing property taxes. The legislation, passed Thursday in a 58-1 vote, would put more money back in the pockets of middle income families and seniors.

March 18, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO GENERATE VITAL REVENUE

Senator Klein’s Video Lottery Terminal Legislation Expected to Generate $100 Million Annually

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Wednesday that the Senate passed legislation to expand hours and types of games for video lottery terminals (VLTs). Klein’s bill (S.706-D) is expected to generate an additional $100 million annually for state aid to education. There are currently more than 13,000 video lottery gaming machines at horse racing tracks across the state.

March 17, 2010
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Forum/Town Hall: Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency Examines Spending at Department of Correctional Services

Senate Task Force on Government EfficiencyChair:    Senator Jeffrey D. KleinPublic Forum:    To examine spending at the Department of Correctional ServicesPlace:    Room 124, State Capitol Building, Albany, New YorkTime:    12:30 – 2:30 P.M.Contact:    Gabriel Paniza (518) 455-3594Media Contact:    Gwen Rocco (518) 455-3588ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 24, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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KLEIN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO BAN CIGARETTE TRAFFICKING IN U.S. MAIL

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) introduced a resolution Tuesday calling on Congress to pass legislation banning the shipment of cigarettes via the U.S. Postal Services (USPS), thereby closing a massive loophole in the fight to collect taxes on cigarettes sold online by Native Americans.

Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act; Klein’s resolution urges the House of Representatives to immediately do the same.

March 16, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO IMPROVE PARKING FOR TUCKAHOE RESIDENTS

Klein Bill Expands Residential Permit Area for Village Residents

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the Senate passed legislation (S.1866) unanimously to expand the residential parking system for the Village of Tuckahoe. Due to Tuckahoe’s two commuter rail stations, Village residents often face significant difficulty finding parking on residential streets.

March 15, 2010
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MORRIS PARK GETS FINANCIAL BOOST FOR SENIOR PROGRAMS

Senator Klein presented a 50K grant at Morris Park Community Association Dinner Dance

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 13th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $50,000 grant to the Morris Park Community Association during its annual dinner dance.

March 15, 2010
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VILLA MARIA ACADEMY TO BUY NEW DEFIBRILLATORS

Senator Klein presented a 5K grant at Villa Maria Academy’s Breakfast of Champions for new defibrillators

NEW YORK- On Saturday, March 13th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), presented a $5,000 grant to Villa Maria Academy at its 22nd Annual Breakfast of Champions. Former World Boxing Champion Iran Barkley, NYPD Detective Steven McDonald, Villa Maria Academy Athletic Director Michael Bernard, other elected officials, 170 students, parents, teachers and staff also attended the event.

March 15, 2010
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