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DIRTY RESTAURANTS GET A FAILING GRADE

Klein Bill Establishes Uniform Letter Grade System for Restaurant Inspections

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Thursday that the Senate passed his legislation to establish a uniform, state-wide grading system for restaurants. Klein’s bill (S.8171) would require the NYS Commissioner of Health to establish a uniform letter grading system of “A,” “B,” and “C” to classify restaurant inspection results and mandate that restaurants prominently display their letter grade for patrons.

 

June 24, 2010
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STRENGHTENING NEW YORK CIGARETTE TAX COLLECTION EFFORTS

Senator Klein Supports Plan to Enforce Collection of Cigarette Taxes from Native American Sellers

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) applauded the Senate's decision in taking a vital step toward collecting taxes from cigarettes sold on Native American reservations by passing the Governor’s budget extender on Monday. Governor Paterson’s extender bill included a provision to require greater enforcement of tax collection from cigarettes sold by Native American sellers and on reservations.

 

June 21, 2010
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CLEANING UP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Deter Graffiti Vandals

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that the NYS Senate passed his legislation last week that would require convicted graffiti vandals who are sentenced to community service have graffiti removal be a part of that service. This legislation (S.1880/NYS Assembly same-as A/8532/Benedetto) is another part of Senator Klein’s ongoing efforts to eliminate graffiti across the Bronx by cracking down on those who perpetrate these crimes.

 

June 21, 2010
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KLEIN ATTENDS 7TH ANNUAL TUCKAHOE COMMUNITY DAY

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) attended the Safe Riders’ Day portion of the Tuckahoe Police Department’s 7th Annual Community Day on Saturday, June 19th. At the event, Klein joined Tuckahoe Mayor John Fitzpatrick and the Police Department to promote bike safety to community youth. The Community Day was sponsored by the Tuckahoe Police Department and The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe.

 

June 19, 2010
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INCREASING INNER-CITY ACCESS TO FRESH FARM PRODUCE

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Help NYS Local Farmers Deliver Produce in Urban Areas

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the Senate passed his legislation to increase New Yorkers’ access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Klein’s bill (S.6203/NYS Assembly same-as A.6408/Ortiz) authorizes the NYS Urban Development Corporation to offer loans and grants to local and regional farmers, making it easier for them to distribute and transport produce to grocery stores and green markets.

June 14, 2010
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UNDERAGE DRINKERS BEWARE

Klein, SLA and Local Merchants Announce Summer Crackdown on Illegal Drinking in the Bronx

 

June 12, 2010
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OFFICE OF MENTAL RETARDATION THIRD LARGEST OVERTIME SPENDER IN NYS

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force on Government Efficiency Unveils Millions in Potential Savings

 

June 9, 2010
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KLEIN GRAFFITI CREW CLEANS VAN NEST CHURCH

72 hours after hearing that the Love Gospel Church in the Van Nest neighborhood of the Bronx had been vandalized, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined local community leaders, church officials and a graffiti clean-up team to clean the side of the church on Saturday, June 5th. This is the second time in just two months that Senator Klein’s crew has helped remove graffiti from the church.

June 5, 2010
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HIS EXCELLENCY ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY DOLAN JOINS SENATOR JEFF KLEIN TO SUPPORT HARSHER PENALTIES FOR CHURCH & SYNAGOGUE VANDALS

Religious Leaders & Elected Officials Call on State Legislature to pass tougher sentencing for vandals of Houses of Worship

 

June 4, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN NOMINATES BRONX MAN TO VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Former Marine Has Dedicated Life to Advocating for Veterans and the Bronx

 

State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that local community leader, Pat Devine, was inducted into the new NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame on Tuesday, June 1st. Klein nominated Devine to the position last month, citing his commitment to advocating for veterans and his fellow Bronx residents for more than three decades. Senator Klein will honor Devine at his annual fireworks extravaganza at Orchard Beach next month.

 

June 2, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN FIGHTS TO SAVE COMMUNITY GARDENS

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Support Local Gardens, Helping New Yorkers Maintain Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

 

ALBANY, NY – Deputy Majority Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Thursday that the NYS State Senate passed his bill to provide continued support for local community gardens. Senator Klein’s bill helps support the efforts of many New Yorkers to use these gardens to grow low-cost, fresh fruits and vegetables, and build stronger community and neighborhood bonds.

 

May 27, 2010
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BONE MARROW DRIVE TO HELP SAVE BRONX INFANT

 

Senator Klein joins Bronx family in calling for participation in DKMS Bone Marrow Drive

NEW YORK, NY- On Thursday, May 20th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined Wolfgang Billstein, CEO of DKMS Americas, Katharina Harf, Executive Vice President of DKMS Americas and the family of 6-month-old Sophia Lopez to urge New York City residents to attend a bone marrow drive for Sophia who suffers from a life-threatening blood disease.

 

May 20, 2010
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CATCHING CRIMINALS BEFORE THEY STRIKE AGAIN

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Assemblymember Joseph Morelle (D- Irondequoit), State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn), State Senator Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn), and State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) joined representatives from the New York State Sheriffs' Association, the Center for HOPE, and victims’ rights advocates to call for passage of legislation mandating DNA collection upon arrest in an effort to put more criminals behind bars before they strike again.

 

May 11, 2010
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SENATE TASK FORCE TARGETS DOT SUSPICIOUS OVERTIME

Task Force Reveals Whistleblower Website Tip; Probes Officials on Wasteful Spending

 

May 4, 2010
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EASTCHESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT SPEEDS UP TRUCK TURN-AROUND TIME

Senator Klein presents $115,000 grant to Eastchester Fire Department for new jack system

April 29, 2010
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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION EXPANDS MEDIC-ALERT + SAFE RETURN PROGRAM

Senator Klein presents $25,000 grant to Alzheimer’s Association NYC

NEW YORK, NY - Deputy Majority Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $25,000 grant to Alzheimer’s Association NYC's Bronx Chapter on Thursday at the Providence Rest Nursing Home in the Bronx.

The money will be used to expand the Alzheimer’s Association MedicAlert® + Safe Return® program in the Bronx. The program is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.

April 29, 2010
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KLEIN HOSTS EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Senator Klein and Locust Point Civic Association hold Earth Day Celebration

BRONX, NY - On Saturday, April 24th, State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Locust Point Civic Association President Jerry Landi held an Earth Day Celebration at the Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA) clubhouse. Klein also presented a $100,000 grant to the LPCA to fund environmentally-friendly renovations to its clubhouse, including a new boiler, lighting and energy efficient appliances.

April 26, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO PROTECT HOMEOWNERS

Bill Will Significantly Decrease Pervasive Loan Modification Scams

 

April 26, 2010
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NYS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WASTED $200 MILLION OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS

Led by Senator Klein, Task Force on Government Efficiency Unveils Millions in Potential Savings

 

April 20, 2010
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KLEIN ANNOUNCES NEW WHISTLEBLOWER WEBPAGE TO EXPOSE GOVERNMENT WASTE

NEW YORK, NY –State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Monday that the Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency has launched a new webpage where New Yorkers can anonymously submit their ideas, suggestions and feedback on how the state can conserve resources in this tough fiscal time, as well as to report any suspected wasteful government spending or abuse of tax dollars.

 

http://www.nysenate.gov/committee/task-force-government-efficiency

 

April 19, 2010
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