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NEIU 19 receives grant for certifying high school coaches

SCRANTON, March 18, 2019 — School districts in Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19 (NEIU) are the recipients of a $20,000 grant earmarked for training and certifying Unit 19 interscholastic sport coaches. The grant was spearheaded by State Senator John Blake...

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Blake Announces $191,895 Grant for Carbondale YMCA

HARRISBURG, February 26, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced a $191,895 state grant for the Carbondale YMCA to renovate the facility’s lower level.   The grant, awarded through the Department of Community and Economic...

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Blake: Budget Prioritizes Education, Career Readiness

HARRISBURG, February 5, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed $34.1 billion state budget: “I applaud Governor Wolf for his continued dedication to the issues and...

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Blake Announces Property Tax/Rent Rebate Outreach Schedule

THROOP, February 4, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today held his first Property Tax/Rent Rebate Outreach Event at Throop Civic Center where his staff assisted a number of residents in applying for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate...

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Blake Announces $175K in PAsmart Grants for 5 Area Schools

SCRANTON, January 17, 2019 - Senator John Blake (D- Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that four school districts and one charter school in the 22nd Senatorial District have received $175,000 in targeted grants through the PAsmart Initiative. The grant funding...

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Blake Sworn In to Third Term in State Senate

HARRISBURG, January 1, 2019 – In front of his family and friends, state Sen. John Blake today took the oath of office on the floor of the Senate to officially begin his third term in the Pennsylvania State Senate. Blake, who serves on the Senate Democratic Caucus...

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Sen. Blake, Rep. Mullins to Host ACA Enrollment Event in Throop

SCRANTON, November 30, 2018 – State Sen. John Blake (D- Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and state Representative-Elect Kyle Mullins (D-Lackawanna) today announced that they will co-host an Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment event on Tuesday at the Throop Civic Center....

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