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Klein And Gov Condemn Foreclosure Crisis

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.

December 21, 2007
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Senator Klein On Abc News: Nightline Tonight!

ABC 7 at 11:35 pm EST as Senior Correspondent, Vicki Mabrey, speaks with Senator Klein and follows a homeowner as she seeks to resolve her troubled mortgage with a Countrywide representative, courtesy of Senator Klein.

December 20, 2007
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Deck The Parkway!

BRONX- This past Friday, Senator Jeff Klein, joined by Santa Claus himself and the students of P.S. 108 and P.S. 83, flicked the switch at his 13th Annual Christmas Tree at Peace Memorial Plaza on Williamsbridge Rd and Pelham Parkway. Careening through the crowd on a horse drawn carriage Senator Klein showered thecrowdwith Christmas presents as the choir broke into "Deck the Halls" and other Christmas classics. The merry minions received stuffed santas and snomen, in addition to chocolate kisses.

December 15, 2007
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Pelham Seniors Celebrate X-mas With Senator Klein

NEW ROCHELLE, NY-Partaking in the Pelham Seniors' Annual Christmas Party, Senator Klein dropped by the Davenport Club to schmooze with the crowd and take in the holiday spirit. As a long time supporter of the group the Senator had the pleasure of taking dozens of seniors to an all expenses paid afternoon at the theatre this past September. Eager seniors enjoyed a three course luncheon at the Westchester Broadway Theatre and a special viewing of the award winning Broadway production, Little Shop of Horrors.

December 10, 2007
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Klein And Community Send Tlc To Troops

The supplies were collected by students at Bronxville High School

December 10, 2007
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Klein Presents Check To Woodlawn Tax Payers

BRONX-Stopping by the Woodlawn Tax Payer's monthly meeting, Senator Jeff Klein was proud to present a grant for $2,500 to help cover the group's general operating costs. In addition, the Senator spoke to the crowd about his recent work to divest the NewYork State pension fund from companies that conduct business with states that sponsor terrorism.In June, the Senator released a report, compiled with the assistance of Conflict Securities Advisory Group, Inc.

December 10, 2007
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Klein Kindles 13th Annual Menorah Lighting

BRONX-Basking in the glow of 13 years of tradition, Senator Jeff Klein kicked-off the Festival of Lights, Hanukah, at his 13th Annual Menorah Lighting. Seniors and students joined together for an intergenerational celebration replete with a special performance by the Beth Jacob/Beth Miriam Chorus and treats for all. Senator Klein spoke movingly about the state of Israel andthe importance ofmaintaining a sense of Jewish identity in the diaspora.

December 5, 2007
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Klein And State Legislators Lead National “Terror-Free” Investment Initiative

 Delaware, have written to governors and legislative leadership in all 50 states to promote their unified, ‘broad’ terror-free investing legislative model, which will apply substantial financial pressure on foreign companies to either freeze business activities within countries that sponsor terrorism, or withdraw from such countries altogether.

 

December 4, 2007
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Klein Announces NYSca Grants

The benefitting organizationshave expressed an out-pourng of appreciation:

New York City is the international crown jewel of culture,” said Senator Klein.

Bronx,” said William Aguado, Executive Director of the Bronx Council on the Arts

“NYSCA’s support is vital to sustaining quality arts programming in our com

November 28, 2007
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Join The Club!

BRONX- SchuylerHillSeniors were enjoying their regular excersize class, which Senator Kleinsponsors, whenthe Senator himself dropped by to bring holiday cheer and framed professional photographs taken at his 13th Annual Senior Appreciation Days. This summer Klein hosted a raffle to win an all expenses paid afternoon at the Westchester Broadway Theatre.

November 27, 2007
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Senator Klein Honors Veterans Over Breakfast

BRONX-Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted his 1st Annual Veterans’ Breakfast in honor of the veterans of the 34th Senate District and their outstanding commitment to our country. 280 veterans poured into the Villa Barone Manor toenjoy a complimentary hot breakfast and performance by the P.S. 14 Callandra Choir, as well as a special appearance by the SUNY Maritime color guard.

November 19, 2007
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Turkey Time With Senator Klein

BRONX-In the true spirit of the season Senator Klein gave thanks to 100 seniors at the Throggs Neck AARP by raffling off four 15lb turkeys. The lucky winners clucked in delight as the Senator spoke about his new program, Home for the Holidays, to help keep families out of foreclosure and in their homes during this most American of seasons. In the last week, the Senator and his staff have held 37 different raffles through out the 34th senate district.

November 17, 2007
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Klein Receives Award For Outstanding Support Of The Nypd

BRONX, NY-Senator Jeff Klein made history at the Langsam Property Services Corp.’s Langsam Distinguished Service Awards Dinner, becoming the first elected official to receive special recognition for his Cop of the Month and Explorer of the Month programs. The Senator’s awards are given monthly to officers and young explorers who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to law enforcement. The Langsam Distinguished Service Awards are given out to police officers who have performed their duties with distinguished service.

November 15, 2007
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Klein Protects Family Community From Foreclosure Fall Out

NY-Pointing to a blighted property, Senator Klein emphasized that the impact of the national foreclosure crisis has now reached the small, quiet, middle class community of Throggs Neck as a result of the instability in the sub-prime lending market.

“The fall-out of the sub-prime mortgage crisis has hit home here in Throggs Neck where the ripple effect of a single foreclosure has rocked this pristine and exemplary community of responsible citizens.

November 7, 2007
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Klein And Tuckahoe Break New Ground

TUCKAHOE, NY-Standing at the intersection of Fisher and Young streets Senator Klein, Mayor Fitzpatrick, and Deputy Mayor Eckland picked uptheir golden shovels and patted down wet cement as trucks poured new lifeinto Tuckahoe's ailing sidewalks. The Village has long been a quiet respite known for its cozy charm and quaint streets. However, when the Mayor reached out to Senator Kleinto help improve Tuckahoe's sagging sidewalks, he was happy to allocate $25,000 in Capital Improvement funds to keep Tuckahoe in shape.

November 1, 2007
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Klein Presents Explorer Of The Month Award

BRONX-Carrying on a tradition he's maintained since his days in the Assembly, Senator Jeff Klein awarded Steven Leo with his Explorer of the Month Award at the October meeting of the 49th Precinct Commuity Council. In addition, Senator Klein also presented Alicia Colon with his Cop of the Month Award. Both awards are presented monthly at the 49th and 45th precinct community council meetings.

October 30, 2007
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Klein Condemns Cancellations

NEW YORK- At the invitation of the New York City Councilman Leroy Comrie, Chairman of the Committee on Consumer Affairs, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) testified at a hearing in support of Proposed Resolution No. 430A, recommending that the state pass his proposed bill, S2269, which would reduce the number of policies that insurers can cancel in a single year without having to gain the approval of the State Insurance Department.

Under current law, an insurance company can cancel up to 4% of its statewide policies each year without any official scrutiny.

October 30, 2007
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Klein And Kids Have Halloween Fun

LOCUST POINT-Senator Klein joined in the fun at the Locust Point Civic Association where he gobbled candy corn with goblins, fell under the spell of wicked witches, andperformed a trick or two for the well costumed community.Klein has been Halloween party hopping all week long toward the big Throggs Neck Halloween Parade on Saturday, which he sponsors with Congressman Crowley, Assemblyman Benedetto, and Councilman Vacca at the Villa Barone.

October 29, 2007
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Klein Releases Report On Sub-prime Hall Of Shame

NEW YORK- Standing outside the New York Stock Exchange, Deputy Democratic Leader, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined with Democratic Leader, Senator Malcolm Smith (D-Queens), Senator Diane Savino (Staten Island/Brooklyn), Senator Martin Connor (Manhattan/Brooklyn) and members of the Senate Democratic Conference to release the results of his most recent report on the sub-prime lending crisis which reveals the top ten originating lending institutions and foreclosing institutions with the highest rate of foreclosure in New York City and Westchester County.

October 28, 2007
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Klein And Kids Go Crazy For A Cause

BRONX-As part of his ever expanding support of the arts Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) successfully secured funds to help subsidize the “First Fridays” program at the magnificent <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Bartow-Pell Mansion in Pelham Bay.

October 20, 2007
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