Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) received the 1st Annual “Person of the Year” award by the Esperia Benevolent Society, in recognition of his “relentless work for the good of (our) community and country.”

A long time friend of the Italian American community, and a life long resident of the heavily Italian Morris Park section of the Bronx, Senator Klein sponsors Italian language classes, supports local Columbus Day Parades offering free cannolis, in addition to funding a number of Italian American community associations.

BRONX-Stopping by the Woodlawn Tax Payer's monthly meeting, Senator Jeff Klein was proud to present a grant for $2,500 to help cover the group's general operating costs. In addition, the Senator spoke to the crowd about his recent work to divest the NewYork State pension fund from companies that conduct business with states that sponsor terrorism.In June, the Senator released a report, compiled with the assistance of Conflict Securities Advisory Group, Inc.

To stay competitive in today's global economy and reap the benefits of China's soaring commercial growth, New York State must do more than just dip its toe in the water, according to Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith.

"It's time to take the plunge," the Queens lawmaker said today as he joined John Wang, President of the Asian-American Business Development Center (AABDC), and elected officials in announcing AABDC's plan to open a New York In China Center for the purpose of promoting New York products. The Center will be based in Beijing.

LOCUST POINT-Senator Klein joined in the fun at the Locust Point Civic Association where he gobbled candy corn with goblins, fell under the spell of wicked witches, andperformed a trick or two for the well costumed community.Klein has been Halloween party hopping all week long toward the big Throggs Neck Halloween Parade on Saturday, which he sponsors with Congressman Crowley, Assemblyman Benedetto, and Councilman Vacca at the Villa Barone.

TUCKAHOE, NY-Standing at the intersection of Fisher and Young streets Senator Klein, Mayor Fitzpatrick, and Deputy Mayor Eckland picked uptheir golden shovels and patted down wet cement as trucks poured new lifeinto Tuckahoe's ailing sidewalks. The Village has long been a quiet respite known for its cozy charm and quaint streets. However, when the Mayor reached out to Senator Kleinto help improve Tuckahoe's sagging sidewalks, he was happy to allocate $25,000 in Capital Improvement funds to keep Tuckahoe in shape.

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.

NEW YORK- Standing outside the New York Stock Exchange, Deputy Democratic Leader, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined with Democratic Leader, Senator Malcolm Smith (D-Queens), Senator Diane Savino (Staten Island/Brooklyn), Senator Martin Connor (Manhattan/Brooklyn) and members of the Senate Democratic Conference to release the results of his most recent report on the sub-prime lending crisis which reveals the top ten originating lending institutions and foreclosing institutions with the highest rate of foreclosure in New York City and Westchester County.

Empire State Development Corporation Chairman Pat Foye and ESDC executives came to Queens on Thursday to answer the questions from small-business owners and community activists during the first Economic Development Town Hall Meeting at York College.

The meeting was hosted by Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm Smith (D-St.

BRONX, NY-Senator Jeff Klein made history at the Langsam Property Services Corp.’s Langsam Distinguished Service Awards Dinner, becoming the first elected official to receive special recognition for his Cop of the Month and Explorer of the Month programs. The Senator’s awards are given monthly to officers and young explorers who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to law enforcement. The Langsam Distinguished Service Awards are given out to police officers who have performed their duties with distinguished service.