Sen. Blake, State Housing Experts Gather to Tackle Affordable Housing Crisis

On April 4, 2014

HARRISBURG, April 4, 2014 – With a shortage of more than 200,000 available and affordable rental units statewide, more residents abandoning homes that have become unaffordable, and the escalating price of homeownership, state Sen. John Blake joined housing experts this morning to discuss reasonable initiatives to expand the supply of adequate and affordable housing. Blake’s […]

Blake to Examine Affordable Housing Issues, Solutions During April 4 Forum

On April 2, 2014

HARRISBURG, April 2, 2014 – State Sen. John Blake, Marywood University President Anne Munley and regional housing experts will gather at 9 a.m. Friday, April 4, at Marywood University to work on adopting solutions to affordable housing problems in Northeast Pennsylvania and throughout the state. Scheduled to appear during the two-hour “Affordable Housing Forum” include: […]

Lackawanna, Monroe County Projects to Share $4 Million in Grants, Create More Than 300 Jobs

On March 20, 2014

HARRISBURG, March 20, 2014 – The latest round of grant awards by the Commonwealth Financing Authority from Pennsylvania’s local share gaming program means 29 projects in Lackawanna and Monroe counties will share approximately $4 million and create more than 300 jobs in the region, state Sen. John Blake said today. “From infrastructure improvements at the […]

Blake, Senate Democrats Unveil Pension Reform Proposal to Save Billions for Taxpayers

On March 12, 2014

HARRISBURG, March 12, 2014 – State Senate Democrats today said they would save Pennsylvania taxpayers billions of dollars and solve the state’s pension problem if their proposal to further reform pension rules, refinance billions and help school districts avoid escalating payments is adopted. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny); the Democratic chairman of the Senate Finance […]

Sen. Blake Applauds $ 675,000 Investment by State in PA Northeast Regional Rail

On February 25, 2014

HARRISBURG, Feb. 25, 2014 – With freight rail service increasing in NEPA, state Sen. John Blake said today the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority will be better able to help businesses move goods due to a substantial investment by the State Transportation Commission. The commission today announced its approval of a $674,800 investment from the […]

Six Local Districts to Make Schools Safer With $ 140k Investment, Blake Says

On February 25, 2014

HARRISBURG, Feb. 25, 2014 – To better protect students throughout Northeast Pennsylvania, state Sen. John Blake today said six districts will share in more than $140,000 from the commonwealth’s Safe Schools Initiative. The Safe Schools Targeted Grants help school administrators create and execute plans designed to reduce and prevent violence. One-hundred-ten districts throughout Pennsylvania received […]

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August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 4, 2017: Senator Blake joined a number of local officials to welcome Governor Tom Wolf back to Scranton to tour the success story that is the United Neighborhood Centers' community revitalization effort along Cedar Avenue in South Scranton. August 3, 2017: Senator Blake and State Rep. Mike Carroll joined Dupont resident Stanley Knick for his swearing-in ceremony to the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners.

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