NY-State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today encouraged every woman to take advantage of Pap smear screening which tests for cancer of the cervix. January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month.
By age 50, at least 80 percent of American women will have acquired a strain of the HPV virus. Since the virus typically doesn’t present symptoms women are often unaware that they are infected. In some cases the body's immune system clears the infection but certain types of HPV can lead to cervical cancer.
Furthermore, Senator Klein made comments noting that annual ridership has gone down by 6.8% as a result of the aforementioned restrictions on service (cost, accessibility, practicality, etc...), whereas demand remains the same. The measuring stick that the MTA uses to determine efficiency is based upon ridership. However this methodology is inadequate and does not reflect the real needs of the communities itserves. Similarly, he emphasized that service must reflect MTA fare increases from $4 to $5.
Citing Public Health & Economic Considerations, Senator Jeff Klein Convenes State Officials to Advocate in Support of Targeted Bronx Hospital
BRONX, NY / November 27, 2006 – Responding to recent media reports, State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D – Bronx / Westchester) called upon community leaders and his colleagues in government to advocate against the speculated closure of New York’s Westchester Square Medical Center (WSMC) in the Bronx.
BRONX, NY – With hate crimes against property increasing according to theFBI, and in the wake of the most recent attack on Saint Francis de Chantalin the Bronx, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and AssemblymenGeorge Latimer (D-Westchester), flanked by Civil Rights and Religiousleaders, renewed their urgent call for the passage of legislation increasingthe penalties for vandalism of places of worship.
In an effort to further protect children from the dangers of level 2 and 3 sex offenders, Tuckahoe Village Trustee John Fitzpatrick today proposed a local law which would ban level 2 and 3 sex offenders from establishing residence within 1,000 feet of a park or recreational facility within the Village of Tuckahoe. “There is nothing more important to a parent that the safety, health and well-being of their children,” said Trustee John Fitzpatrick.
Eastchester, Klein stressed the importance of never forgetting the service of our nation’s military men and women and always supporting our troops on active duty. A $5,000 state grant, secured by Klein, was used to pay for the mounting of the Gold Star statue in Memorial Park.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.