“As everyone in this community knows, this can be a very dangerous intersection, especially for our young schoolchildren on their way to and from P.S. 71,” said Senator Klein. “I am pleased to have been able to work with the NYPD to negotiate the return of a permanent crossing guard to this critical area.”
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<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />WHITE PLAINS, NY – Responding to a series of incidents of theft and vandalism at area houses to worship during the recent holiday season, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) will be joined by community religious leaders to introduce legislation to increase penalties for vandalism to or theft from a house of worship.
<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />MT VERNON, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) will be awarding a $2,500 state grant to the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association to assist with their community programming. Klein will be speaking at their monthly meeting about his work in the State Senate over the past year.
<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Bronx, NY—Just days after vandals spray-painted graffiti on the outside of the City Island Little League Building, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) directed his Graffiti Removal Program to repaint the exterior walls and water fountain at their facility at Ambrosini Field on City Island Avenue.“Incidents like this are precis
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ALBANY, NY—The New York State Legislature today passed emergency legislation responding to the growing health crisis created by the newly implemented federal Medicare prescription drug program (Part D), which could result in 600,000 low-income elderly and disabled New Yorkers being wrongfully denied access to life-saving prescription drugs.“It is critical that the New Yorkers who depend on Medicare Part D aren't forced to forego vital prescriptions while the federal government gets this flawed system sorted out,” said State Senator Jeff Klein (
ALBANY, NY—Frustrated with the Senate Majority’s delay in passing legislation to end the 5-year statute of limitations on rape, State Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) will seek to attach their legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations for rape to bill relating to admissibility of DNA evidence that is being considered today in the Senate. The Klein/Savino legislation (S.
Bronx, NY—Joined by community leaders from across the north Bronx, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) today called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to make clear his plans for future firehouse closings in New York City. Standing in front of the Woodlawn Firehouse, whose un-addressed structural deterioration has led many to believe its closure is immine
ALBANY, NY—In response to Governor Pataki’s proposed funding cuts to Westchester County and New York City schools in his FY2006-2007 Executive Budget, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Westchester/Bronx) issued the following statement:
“The schoolchildren of New York deserve better than Governor Pataki’s anemic school aid proposal. Our teachers, parents and students are working harder than ever to bring up test scores and prepare our children for a bright future and the state must remain a dedicated financial partner in this effort.
ALBANY, NY—State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) is pleased to announce that from January 30th through February 5th the State of New York is offering a week of sales tax free shopping for clothing and footwear purchases less then $110.
Klein, who was an original co-sponsor of Megan’s Law in 1995, has long been a leader in the fight to keep New Yorkers safe from repeat sexual predators. Throughout his 12 years in the Legislature, he has been an advocate for enhancing the state sex offender registry, elimination of the statute of limitations on rape and a strong civil commitment law to keep the most violent sexual predators confined to mental facilities and off our streets.
Bronx, NY – Citing newly released Health Department data on the spread of the flu in New York State this year, State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) urged all New Yorkers who haven’t already had a flu shot to seek one now to better protect themselves. As of January 7th, the New York State Department of Health has confirmed cases of the flu in 26 counties and four of the five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan).
New York children headed back to school, Klein issued a report about the high concentration of Level 3 sex offenders, the most violent category of sexual predators, living in the New York Metropolitan area. The study released by Klein’s office surveyed the New York State Sex Offender Registry, Level 3 Subdirectory and found 1,182 level three sex offenders living in neighborhoods home to 1,358 public schools and more than 1.7 million school age children, for an average of 7 sex offenders per zip code.