BRONX-After months of negotiations between the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Westchester Square Medical Center, and New York Presbyterian, Senator Klein is pleased to announce that Westchester Square will remain open.
NEW YORK-In the interest of increasing access to Italian culture for both the Italian American community, and the 34th Senate District at large, Senator Jeff Klein met with the Consul General of Italy, the honorable Francesco Maria Talo. The two leaders discussed ways in which to increase access to the services and resources provided by the Consulate.
ALBANY-In the historic War Room of the Capitol, Senator Jeff Klein was honored by his alma mater, the City University of New York Law School, as one of three outstanding public service alumni. Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer and Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell, were also recognized. The Senator was feted for his exemplary 14 year career in the state legislature.
CITY ISLAND-This Sunday, Senator Jeff Klein swung by St. Mary's Star of the Sea to present a check for $7,000 to the recently formed City Island Basketball League. Accompanied by his staff, City Island native and St. Mary's Star of the Sea basketball team alumus, John Doyle, the Senator paid special tribute to the Island's exceptional committment to athletic activities. A strong supporter of after school programs and childhood athletics, Senator Klein spoke about the importance of community in the ongoing fight against childhood obesity.
BRONX –In celebration of Black History Month, Senator Jeff Klein hosted a complimentary breakfast at Throggs Neck Houses. Over 200 attendees poured into the gymnasium which was decked out with multi-colored tables to enjoy a buffet style breakfast of strada, bagels, orange juice, muffins, and coffee.
NEW YORK - Thousands of New York homeowners will be able to have their loans reviewed by bank and mortgage servicing company representatives, during “Operation Protect Your Home.” The series of forums, which begins in the Bronx on February 23, is a joint effort between the New York State Senate Democratic Conference, the New York State Banking Department, and variouslending institutions.
BRONX-This weekend Senator Klein spread the love from Schuyler Hill to Westchester Square. Dropping by the library on Westchester Avenue, Klein got crafty with local kids, glueing and glittering valentines for ailing veterans at the Bronx VA Hospital. The only elected official to ever visit the library's program in it's 18 year history, Klein encouraged the community youngsters, reminding them of the importance of self-sacrifice and that everyone big or small has something to contribute.
On January 29th, Senator Klein had the priviledge of viewing a photo exhibition by Norman Gershman at the United Nations, "Besa: A Code of Honor/Muslim Albanias Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust". Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem, recognized Albanian heroism in saving every Jew who either lived in Albania or sought asylum there during World War II with the opening of Besa. Norman Gershman, an American Jew, documents the courage and compassion of the rescuers and their families—approximately 65 percent of whom were Muslim a
BRONX-Today, Senator Kleinvisited his Woodlawn constituents at the local AARP where he spoke about his recent initiatives to keep distressed homeowners effected by the sub-prime crisis out of foreclosure. The Senator also spoke about his efforts to strengthen national security by divesting the New York State pension fund from companies that conduct business with terror sponsoring states: Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Sudan. The Senator also took questions and addressed local concerns.
The EITC is a special federal tax benefit that was created to assist low- and moderate-income workers. This tax credit has not only helped to reduce taxes for those who qualify, but may even result in a tax refund.
NEW YORK-Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), an outspoken advocate of increased measures to protect children from sexual predators, applauded the partnership announced today by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, several other attorneys general, and MySpace to better protect children from sexual predators.
RIVERDALE-Last night, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined in at the 50th Precinct Community Council meeting where he presented an award in recognition of the recent promotion of its commanding officer, Dermot Shea, to Deputy Inspector. Under Inspector Shea’s tenure there has been an overall reduction in crime and an 83% increase in arrests for Grand Larceny Auto; an issue which particularly plagues the Riverdale community. Senator Klein spoke with reverence about the Shea family with which Klein is intimately familiar.
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New York City had been subject to a foreclosure filing at the close of the third quarter, Spitzer praised Klein for his leadership.
At the forefront of efforts to mitigate the subprime crisis since April, Klein has introduced legislation, held six hearings around the state, released four reports on the increasingly dire straits of New York’s home mortgage borrowers, and helped champion what has become a national effort to curb abusive home lending practices
Bronx leads the city in instances of cervical cancer, we also have the only HPV Vaccine and Cervical Cancer prevention clinic to help protect women in a critical age range that need to be protected from this deadly disease.”
Bronx women do not access the healthcare system for screening. On average the clinic vaccinates about 20-30 women per week, totally hundreds since March.
QUEENS, NY-Amidst the foreclosure crisis which has engulfed the nation, Senator Jeff Klein met with Governor Elliot Spitzer in Minority Leader Malcolm Smith's district to address the issue from one of the hardest hit areas in New York State: St. Albans, Queens. With 355 foreclosure filings from July 2006 through July 2007, Senator Klein's August report: Survey of Sub-prime Mortgages in New York State found that the neighborhood ranked third in Queens County for the most foreclosures.