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NY1 Covers Sen. Klein's Bill To Better Prepare Police For Interactions With The Mentally Disturbed

Several interactions between police and the mentally ill have ended with violence, bringing attention to an issue that law enforcement officials and advocacy groups want to see remedied. NY1's Dean Meminger filed the following report.In March, police shot and killed a knife-wielding man at 1545 Rhinelander Avenue in the Bronx. It turns out he was mentally disturbed and had been arrested 16 times.Lawmakers say the shooting might have been avoided if police knew about the man's history."Over the last year at 1545, there's been 150 calls to 911," said Bronx State Senator Jeff Klein.

August 22, 2011

IDC Bill to Help Increase Distribution of NY-Grown Products Signed in Law


Priority legislation by the Independent Democratic Conference that will help further expand the sale of New York State grown products in New York was signed into law today.

August 19, 2011

Senator Klein Unveils Bill to Protect Community, Law Enforcement, From Dangerous Mentally Ill Individuals

Measure to Give Law Enforcement Info to Defuse Violent Encounters, Prevent Tragedy

August 18, 2011
August 12, 2011

Eastchester Seniors Complete Internship with Senator Klein

Two Eastchester High School seniors recently completed the school’s Wise Individualized Senior Experience (WISE) internship program at the Office of State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester).

August 12, 2011

Preventing the Next Prospect Ave. Tragedy:

Sen. Klein Releases Report on Dangerous Foreclosed Properties & Irresponsible Banks That Disregard the Law


Survey of REO Properties in NYC

August 2, 2011

Tony Orlando to Headline Senator Jeff Klein's Summer Concert Series

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/Westchester), announces that singer Tony Orlando will be the headliner for his 2011 Summertime Symphonies.


These free concerts, which will be held from Aug. 2 to August 30, have become a summertime tradition to Bronx and Westchester residents.

July 25, 2011

Sen. Klein, Chancellor Walcott, Release Multi-Pronged Plan to Fight Asthma in the Bronx

Sen. Klein, Chancellor Walcott, Release Multi-Pronged Plan to Fight Asthma in the Bronx


July 18, 2011



BRONX, NY – State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Jacobi Medical Center/North Central Bronx Hospital, St Barnabus, and the Locust Point Civic Association have collaborated to bring free asthma screening to children in the Bronx on Monday, July 18.

The screenings, which will be open to all children in the Bronx, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Locust Point Civic Association, 3300 Tierney Place, Bronx, New York 10465.

Registration is mandatory for a screening.

July 11, 2011

NY1 Covers Sen. Klein's Anti-Rim Theft Legislation

Bronx Politicians Want Police To Be Able To Track Stolen Car RimsBy: Dean MemingerBronx lawmakers have introduced legislation to allow car rims to have identification numbers, to help law enforcement battle the rising number of stolen rims in the borough. NY1's Criminal Justice reporter Dean Meminger filed the following report.Car rims can make a ride stand out and set back drivers several hundred or even several thousand dollars, and apparently thieves are taking notice. "In the last month or so, three cars [on my block] have been hit, where they stole the rims," said Bronx resident Steven Novellino. 

July 10, 2011

Sen. Jeff Klein, Bronx BP Diaz hold Annual 'New York Salutes America' Celebration

Thousands of New Yorkers from the Bronx and beyond joined Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), and Bronx Borrough President Ruben Diaz Jr. last night for the annual 'New York Salutes America' fireworks spectacular.

View Photos from the Event Here

July 1, 2011

Sen. Klein, Bronx Borough President Diaz Welcome 1st Van Nest Bank in 20 + Years

Cross County Branch Key Ingredient to Neighborhood Revitalization


June 27, 2011

State Senate Passes IDC Priority Bill To Allow Schools/ Local Gov'ts to Pool Resources, Cut Costs

The New York State Senate today passed priority legislation by the Independent Democratic Conference that will cut costs and lower burdens on property taxpayers by streamlining the process for schools and other local governments to jointly consolidate healthcare-related and administrative operations.

June 16, 2011

Senate Passes IDC-backed Legislation to Make the MTA Conduct a Forensic Audit

The State Senate today passed legislation advanced and co-sponsored by the Independent Democratic Conference that would commence a forensic audit of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The audit, which would be conducted by an independent outside auditing firm and be paid for by the authority, would be the first true top-to-bottom review of the MTA.

June 15, 2011

Historic Ethics Reform Legislation Passes Senate with Independent Democratic Conference Support

The Independent Democratic Conference joined their colleagues in the Senate today to pass a comprehensive ethics reform package that strengthens oversight of the State Legislature, increases transparency, and helps restore the public's faith in their state government.

June 13, 2011

Senator Klein Kicks Off Summer Safety Program

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), announced the kickoff of the “Stay Safe with Senator Klein” program, a joint initiative with NY Life aimed at helping children stay safe, and alerting residents to potentially dangerous sex offenders in their neighborhood.

During the program, Senator Klein and staff members, using Internet-equipped laptops, will be visiting summer festivals and street fairs throughout the 34th Senate District in order to sign people up for New York's Sex Offender Alert System. NY Life will also be on hand to issue child identification cards.

June 10, 2011

Klein Bill To Make Graffiti Vandals Clean Up Their Blight Passes Chamber

Legislation by Senator Jeffery D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), that would mandate convicted graffiti vandals to participate in clean-up programs as part of their sentence recently passed the State Senate.

June 8, 2011