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Sal Conforto

Mr. Conforto says he is driven by a personal commitment to give back to the Bronx and his Morris Park community, leaving both a better place than when he first got there almost 40 years ago. Mr. Conforto emigrated from Italy when he was 13years old and was later drafted into the U.S. Army.

After his 22 year old daughter, Maryann, passed away from a brain aneurysm in 1990, Mr. Conforto began dedicating himself to serving his community, saying “Ever since that day, I have tried to do good works in my daughter’s memory.”

May 16, 2014
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Senator Klein Honors NIDC Director of Housing and Community Development & Community Leader, Hazel Miura, at 17th Annual Women of Distinction Celebration

ALBANY, NY – Senator Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) honored Hazel Miura, Director of Housing and Community Development at the Neighborhood Initiatives Development Corporation at the 17th

May 14, 2014
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Hazel Ann Miura

Hazel Ann Miura was born, raised and still resides in the Bronx, where she was infl uenced primarily by her mother to be an independent woman, stand up for people’s rights and always treat people like she wanted to be treated herself.

Applying these principles to her everyday life, Ms. Miura established BRAVES – Bronx Renters Alliance of Voters for Rent Stabilization – a coalition of Bronx community based organizations, tenant associations and Bronx elected offi cials, with the mission of renewing the rent stabilization laws. Through BRAVES, she works closely with local businesses, merchants and civic associations, city, state and federal agencies, community leaders and elected offi cials to improve neighborhoods and residents’ quality of life.

May 14, 2014
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State Senate Co-Leader Klein and UFT President Michael Mulgrew Announce $1.5 Million Investment in Community Schools

NEW YORK, NY - State Senate Co-Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew announced a major $1.5 million citywide investment for New York City’s Community School Initiative on Thursday.

May 8, 2014
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Klein, Crespo, Sepulveda Call for New Approval Process for Lewd “Juice Bar Strip Clubs”

HUNTS POINT, NY – Standing in front of the infamous nightclub, Platinum Pleasures, in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx, Senator Klein and Assemblyman Crespo announced new legislation mandating that non-alcoholic strip clubs have a cabaret license.

May 7, 2014
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Senator Jeff Klein Receives 2014 YMCA "Champion for Healthy Living" Award for Efforts in Preventing Childhood Obesity

ALBANY, NY – Today, Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) addressed YMCA Healthy Kids Day, an advocacy event dedicated to raise awareness on the issue of childhood obesity and get more children physically active.

May 7, 2014
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Klein Announces $100,000 for Emerald Isle ‘Meals on Wheels’ Program

WOODLAWN, NY – Standing in front of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center located in the Woodlawn area of the Bronx, Senator Klein announced $100,000 in funding for Emerald Isle Immigration Center’s ‘Meals on Wheels’ program. This program, established in 2011 with the help of another grant secured by Senator Klein, has become a service on which many local seniors in the Woodlawn depend.

May 2, 2014
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Klein Introduces Legislation Designed to Strengthen Supervision of Minors on Party Buses and Increase Safety of Passengers

BRONX, NY – Amid widespread reports of underage drinking on a Long Island “party bus” earlier this week, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) introduced legislation today to rein in the charter bus industry and to require adult chaperones for all large, underage parties aboard the “clubs on wheels.”

April 17, 2014
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Earth Day 2014 Poster Contest: District 34

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 34th Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Christopher ChiricoGrade 3Villa Maria Academy

April 17, 2014
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Senator Klein, Joined by Fordham President McShane and Bronx Students, Introduces New Legislation to Make College More Affordable for Working Families

BRONX, NY -  Surrounded by Bronx college and university presidents and administrators, leaders of higher education organizations, legislators, parents and students, State Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) unveiled a legislative action plan at Fordham University that would make college more affordable for New York families.

March 7, 2014
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Senator Klein Delivers $100,000 in New Funding for State-of-the-Art Technology and Athletic Programming for Pelham Public Schools

PELHAM, NY– Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) delivered a $100,000 direct aid grant for Pelham schools that will be used to begin funding the “1:1 Technology Initiative,” a program that over the course of time aims to give every student a Chromebook specifically designed to promote 21st Century learning. This initiative will benefit students at Pelham Middle school and Pelham Memorial High School.

February 28, 2014
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Senator Klein Delivers $100,000 in New Funding for State-of-the-Art Technology and Athletic Programming for Pelham Public Schools

PELHAM, NY– Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) delivered a $100,000 direct aid grant for Pelham schools that will be used to begin funding the “1:1 Technology Initiative,” a program that over the course of time aims to give every student a Chromebook specifically designed to promote 21st Century learning. This initiative will benefit students at Pelham Middle school and Pelham Memorial High School.

February 28, 2014
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Senator Klein Passes Resolution on State Senate Floor Honoring Pelham Manor Club’s 100th Anniversary

ALBANY, NY – Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) honored the 100thAnniversary of Pelham Manor Club by passing a resolution on the floor of the State Senate in Albany. The Manor Club has long been a civic and cultural center for women in Pelham and Pelham Manor with a proud history of community service across New York.

February 27, 2014
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Senator Jeff Klein Hosts Education Town Hall Meeting with State Education Officials to Address Concerns Regarding the Common Core

BRONX, NY – Senator Jeff Klein (D- Bronx/Westchester) hosted a town hall meeting at P.S. 24 this afternoon to establish a constructive dialogue between local school districts and state education officials on the most important issues surrounding new Common Core standards.  Roughly 75 local educators participated in the event, which was moderated by Senator Klein and Chancellor Merryl Tisch.

February 24, 2014
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Klein Delivers $100,000 in New Funding for Tablets, Laptops, and New Technology at Mount Vernon Public Schools

MOUNT VERNON, NY– Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced a $100,000 direct aid grant for Mount Vernon schools that will be used to fund updated technology for 6th and 7th grade students within newly restructured schools in the Mount Vernon school district including Graham Elementary, Pennington Elementary, and Longfellow Middle School.

February 24, 2014
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Sign the Petition - Stop Discrimination Against the State of Israel

Please sign my petition against the American Studies Association's targeted, discriminatory boycott of Israel by clicking here.

In December, the American Studies Association, a prominent organization that includes some of the most respected colleges and universities across the United States, took the unprecedented step of boycotting all Israeli academic institutions and scholars from its events and conferences.

Despite calls by numerous college presidents--including those at Harvard and Yale universities--for the ASA to end the boycott against Israel, the ASA's discriminatory policy remains firmly in place. That's unacceptable.

February 20, 2014
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Four Year Old Shooting Victim, Luisito Oyola Jr., Stands with Senate Co-Leader Klein and Assemblyman Sepulveda to Announce “Luisito’s Law,” New Legislation Aimed at Curbing Gun Violence Across New York

Vidalia Park, Bronx, NY -- Six months after a gunman’s bullet shot through the arm of toddler Luis “Luisito” Oyola Jr., the brave young Bronxite and his family returned to scene of shooting with Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblyman Luis Sepulvelda (D-Bronx) to announce new anti-gun violence legislation named in his honor.

February 19, 2014
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Senator Klein, Assemblyman Dinowitz and Council Member Cohen Celebrate Opening of C-Town Supermarket in Woodlawn

BRONX, NY – Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz (D-Riverdale) and Council Member Andrew Cohen joined local residents and community leaders for the grand opening of C-Town supermarket in the Woodlawn area of the Bronx. Woodlawn, an isolated community in the north Bronx, has been without a full-service supermarket for 22 months after the only supermarket closed in the spring of 2012.

February 15, 2014
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Senator Jeff Klein Hosts Annual Black History Month Breakfast, Honoring African-American Leaders

BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted his annual Black History Month Breakfast at Villa Barone Manor this morning, honoring local black leaders and featuring a keynote address from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Nearly 300 constituents attended the breakfast.

February 15, 2014
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Senator Klein and Miss USA Erin Brady Host 19th Annual "Valentines for Veterans" Event

BRONX, NY - Senator Klein and Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady, joined by student choirs from P.S. 14 and P.S. 83 hosted “Valentines for Veterans” at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. The event marked Senator Klein’s 19th year hosting the event for local veterans. After the program, Senator Klein, Miss USA and children from P.S. 83 helped distribute valentines and gift bags prepared by children at 25 schools across the Bronx.

February 14, 2014
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