Klein Honored By Cuny Law School Named Outstanding Public Service Alum

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.

March 6, 2008

Slam Dunk For City Island

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.

March 2, 2008

Klein Hosts Black History Month Breakfast

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.

February 23, 2008

Nyra Deal Pours $26 Million Into Yonkers Raceway " Klein And Stewart-cousins Bring Bucks Home To District "

ALBANY-Today Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) voted to pass legislation to pour an additional $26 million into Yonkers Raceway.

February 13, 2008

Senate Democrats, NYS Banking Department And Financial Institutions Join Forces To Help New York Borrowers Protect Their Homes

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.

February 11, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

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.

February 10, 2008

Klein Recongizes Albanian Heroism During World War Ii Tours Un Photo Exhibition

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

January 29, 2008

Listen To Senator Klein's Discussion Of Civil Rights With Special Guests!

On Friday, January 11, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 25, 2008

Klein Puts Up His Dukes At The Golden Gloves

Senator Jeff Klein and Peter Sciallo (Boticelli Gym) pose after Sciallo beat Kareem Blue in the Friday night elimination round of the Golden Gloves held at the Archimedes Academy in Soundview.

January 25, 2008

Woodlawn Aarp Welcomes Klein

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.

January 24, 2008

Eitc Can Help You Keep More Money In Your Pocket

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.

January 24, 2008

Klein Applauds MySpace And AG’s Efforts To Protect Children From Sexual Predators

 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.

January 15, 2008

Klein Congratulates Captain Shea

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.

January 11, 2008

Klein Hosts Discussion Of Civil Rights With Scholars And Distinguished Guests On Wvox Radio

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />NEW ROCHELLE, NY-Tomorrow at 12 noon on WVOX 1460 am, join Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) for an exciting conversation with leading scholars and distinguished local politicians about the ongoing struggle for civil rights.In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 10, 2008

Gov Lauds Klein In State Of The State

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

January 9, 2008

Klein Champions Efforts To Protect Women Against Cervical Cancer

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.

January 8, 2008

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

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

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

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