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Senator Jeff Klein Blasts Inadequate Response To Latest Con Edison Power Outage

Yonkers.

Klein would also like to see an investigation by the state to determine if future damage from such storms can be lessened with better routine maintenance of power lines and tree branches.

September 6, 2006
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Senator Klein Proposes Legislation To Significantly Reduce Underage Drinking And Tobacco Purchases By Minors

Senators Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Martin Connor (D-Brooklyn/Manhattan), today proposed legislation that would modify existing law to require merchants who sell alcohol or tobacco products to use advanced ID scanner systems to validate driver licenses and non-driver ID cards presented as proof of the buyer’s legal age. The original law, which was written and introduced by Senator Klein in 1999, encouraged the use of the scanning devices, however did not require them.

August 30, 2006
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Hundreds Gather For Burgers And The Beatles In The Bronx

Hundreds gathered at Veteran's Memorial Park on Tuesday for Senator Klein's presentation of Strawberry Fields and the cast of Beatlemania. Concert goers enjoyed complimentary hamburgers and hot dogs which were provided by Super Food Town.

August 23, 2006
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Klein Promotes Morris Park Beautification With Assemblywoman Rivera And Councilman Vacca

Garden with a new welcome sign.

“This is a wonderful example of a public community partnership” said Senator Klein. “The residents of this community turned a vacant lot into a beautiful garden where our seniors can relax and enjoy the great outdoors.” Klein concluded.

Garden is truly the definition of community collaboration.

August 16, 2006
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Senator Klein Announces Creation Of Albanian Section At Morris Park Public Library

With its opening this Friday, the Morris Park Library Branch will be the 86th branch of the New York Public Library system to open its doors since the Public Libraries' inception, and will provide Morris Park with access to a state-of-the-art library system.

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July 18, 2006
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Klein: Bx31 Bus Should Serve Woodlawn, Our Lady Of Mercy Medical Center

Katonah Avenue , the main avenue in Woodlawn. Our Lady of Mercy is a 429-bed teaching hospital and in 2005 treated 50,000 patients in its emergency room, along with 17,000 patients on an inpatient basis, with a daily average of 258 patients. The MTA's study is due to be completed by Fall 2006.

July 17, 2006
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Senator Klein Secures $60,000 State Grant For I.s. 192

New York City program that incorporates literacy, tutoring, sports, and the arts into the summer school and after school curriculum.

July 13, 2006
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Senator Klein Presents Grant To Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps

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BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, visited the Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps today to present them with a $5,000 state grant he secured for them in the state budget. The funding will help supplement the Ambulance Corps Operating budget.“It is very important that our first-responders have the absolutely best equipment available to them,” said Senator Klein.

July 12, 2006
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"the Dirty Dozen" - New York City's Dirtiest Supermarkets

(listed by borough)

1/04/06 33 bags of rice weighing 375 lbs. were to be defiled with rat droppings, urine and gnaw marks.

4/06/06.

3/16/06 but was still cited for operating without the required license.

7/22/05.

June 28, 2006
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June 25, 2006
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Senator Klein Calls For Restoration Of Senior Discount At Orchard Beach Parking Facilities

Click HERE forSenator Klein’s letter to Borough Commissioner Aponte.

June 21, 2006
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Klein: Time's Up On Over 800 Additional Statewide Rapes - More Than 2300 Cases Can Never Be Prosecuted

Advances in forensic science and the expansion of DNA databases around the nation have made it possible to identify rapists many years after their crimes are committed, but the information often proves fruitless because New York's statute of limitations prevents most criminal rape prosecutions after as little as five years.

Legislation ha

June 18, 2006
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Senator Klein And Assemblyman Latimer Outraged By Vandalism At St. Joseph’s Seminary In Westchester

“We are outraged and appalled at this latest incident of religious vandalism in Westchester County.  Sadly, this recent crime makes crystal clear the need to impose stiff penalties on the vandals who desecrate our houses of worship.  The hateful messages callously scrawled on St. Joseph’s walls are not just a crime against the Church, but a crime against all individuals who seek to practice religion freely. 

June 8, 2006
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Senate Democrats Plan Would Extend Health Care To State’s Uninsured Children

Paterson said the enormous cost of uninsured medical care “presents a financial burden not only to the uninsured and their families, but to the State’s taxpayers, the business community and the overall economy as well. He cited a study that found the cost of covering the uninsured made health premiums higher for New York families by an average of $640 in 2005.

June 6, 2006
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Senator Klein Launches Children’s Summer Reading Program

 BRONX, NY—Saying that “reading is one of the most important, rewarding and enjoyable learning experiences for children,” State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) today announced that he is launching a children’s summer reading program to encourage youngsters to keep learning while school is out.

 

June 5, 2006
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Sens. Klein And Oppenheimer Introduce School Lunch Protection Act

NEW ROCHELLE, NY – With voters rejecting school budgets in more than 70 districts statewide—6 in Westchester County alone, Senators Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) and Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Westchester) today announced the introduction of the School Lunch Protection Act of 2006, which enables small-city school districts to continue providing breakfast and lunch programs if voters fail to approve a school budget.

May 26, 2006
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