In an effort to ensure the Hudson Valley is fairly represented in all legislative matters before the Senate, I and eight other local Senators representing Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester Counties have formed the Hudson Valley Delegation – a bipartisan coalition to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of the residents, communities, organizations, and elected officials of the Hudson Valley.
The Governor recently presented the State Legislature with his proposed Executive Budget for the coming year (SFY 2010-11). The Hudson Valley Delegation is holding two hearings to examine the impact of this proposed budget on our District and on the Hudson Valley region as a whole. Given the tough fiscal and economic times our State continues to face, your input on the key matters impacting our region is more vital than ever. I would like to invite you to attend these hearings to voice your priorities, comments, and concerns on the issues of greatest importance to you in this year’s budget process.
NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will sponsor a free home gardening program for residents of the 34th District at the New York Botanical Garden starting March 6th.
The program, now in its tenth year, includes four classes—Earth-Friendly Gardening Basics, Easy-Care Flower Gardens, Organic Herb and Vegetable Gardening and Low-Maintenance Landscaping.
This year, the program will focus on environmentally-friendly gardening and provide participants with free sunflower seeds as part of a Summer Sunflower Contest. A prize will be awarded to the grower of the sunflower with the largest diameter head.
Participants must register for the program in order to attend. Bronx and Westchester residents can expect to receive sign-up forms in their mailboxes starting February 18th. Constituents may also register at [email protected].
“I am pleased to invite all of my constituents to participate in this program. Whether a person is a gardening novice, interested in organic vegetables, or wants to be more eco-friendly, this program has something for everyone,” said Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westcheter).
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NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted his 15th Annual Valentine’s for Veterans event on Thursday. Joined by Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez, Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton and Miss Teen USA 2009 Stormi Henley, Klein delivered Valentine's Day cards and gifts to hundreds of Veterans at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Students from across the 34th Senate District designed the cards and donated the gifts.
“Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday to share a sweet reminder with our Veterans of just how much we respect and appreciate their sacrifice and commitment to our freedom and safety," said Klein.
"Valentine's Day is all about showing how much you care," said Kristen Dalton. "I can't think of a better way to express the gratitude I feel for our veterans and their service than spending this day with them."
Every year, Klein sends out letters to parents and school staff across the 34th Senate District, inviting students to participate in the program. This year, donations included essential items such as socks and toiletries as well as gifts of stationery, pens, pencils, stamps and playing cards.Read more
KLEIN TO HOST CELEBRATION BREAKFAST FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
New York State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx, Westchester) invite you to join him for his free Black History Month Celebration Breakfast on Saturday, February 27th at 9AM at the Mount Vernon Armory. Klein will honor selected community leaders followed by a choir performance. Majority Conference Leader Senator John Sampson will also speak.
Attendance is free however space is limited. Please RSVP at (800)-718-2039Read more
KLEIN TO HOLD 15th ANNUAL
VALENTINE’S FOR VETERANS EVENT
Senator Klein will join Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA in delivering Valentine's Day Gifts to Bronx and Westchester Veterans
NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will join Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez, Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton and Miss Teen USA 2009 Stormi Henley in delivering Valentine's Day cards and gifts to Veterans at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The gift presentations will be followed by a musical performance by the P.S. 14 school choir. The cards and gifts are the creation and generous donation of students from across the 34th Senate District.
WHO: Senator Jeff Klein, Miss Universe 2009, Miss USA 2009, Miss Teen USA 2009, Bronx and Westchester Veterans, P.S. 14 students
WHAT: Klein and others present gifts and Valentine's to hundreds of Bronx and Westchester Veterans
WHEN: Thursday, February 11th , 11:00AM
WHERE: James J. Peters VA Medical Center, 130 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx
****Please Note: Participating media are required to RSVP with the James J. Peters Office of Public Affairs at, 718.584.9000, extension 6620, prior to arrival at the Medical Center. Please note: This is a federal healthcare facility. As such, individual photo consents must be obtained prior to publication of patient photosRead more
KLEIN TO HOST VALENTINE’S FOR VETERANS PROGRAM
New York State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) invites you to join him during his annual Valentine’s for Veterans Program on Thursday, February 11th at 11AM. Senator Klein joined by Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez, Miss USA Kristen Dalton, Miss Teen USA Stormi Henley and students from P.S. 14 will deliver valentines cards and gifts to veterans at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Students across the 34th District designed the cards and donated the gifts.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein today announced the introduction of legislation that would make it illegal to carry a gun while intoxicated in New York State. The introduction of the measure, promised during the Mayor’s 2009 reelection campaign, uses the same legal standard as driving while intoxicated to prohibit carrying a gun while drunk. At the announcement, held at the Morris Park Community Association, the Mayor and Senator Klein were joined by Assembly Member Jose Peralta, the Assembly sponsor of the legislation; John Feinblatt, the Mayor’s criminal justice coordinator; Council Public Safety Chair Peter Vallone Jr.; and Al D’Angelo, the President of the Morris Park Community Association.
“If you are too intoxicated to drive a car, you should not be carrying a gun,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “The law would apply the same standards and tests that are now used to prevent and punish driving while intoxicated. And that’s only right. I’m hopeful that our legislators and Governor Paterson will make New York the 21st state to enact such a life-saving, common-sense law.”
“Guns and alcohol are a deadly mix,” said Senator Klein. “The time is now for us to get serious about penalties for those who chose to carry a gun while intoxicated.”Read more
Senator Klein and Mayor Bloomberg will announce a new measure to curb gun violence across NYS
NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will join New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to unveil a new report and announce new legislation that would prohibit carrying firearms, rifles or shotguns while intoxicated.
WHO: Senators Jeff Klein, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Assemblyman Jose Peralta
WHAT: Klein and Bloomberg announce new measure to curb gun violence across New York State
WHEN: Thursday, February 4th, 10AM
WHERE: Morris Park Community Association, 1824 Bronxdale Avenue, BronxRead more