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Yudichak and Blake Comment on Mercy Hospitals Sale

WILKES BARRE, February 15, 2011 –State Sens. John Yudichak and John P. Blake commented today on the outcome of the sale of the remaining Mercy hospitals to Tennessee-based Community Health Systems (CHS). “Mercy Hospital has been a long standing asset to the citizens...

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Blake Encourages Seniors to Apply for Property Tax Relief

HARRISBURG, February 10, 2011 - - State Sen. John P. Blake today encouraged eligible senior citizens to begin applying for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. “Pennsylvania’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is one of the most valuable programs for our...

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Monroe County Introduction to Sen. Blake Set for Feb. 3

HARRISBURG, January 28, 2011 - - State Sen. John P. Blake today announced that he will host an open house at the Mount Pocono Borough Building on February 3 to introduce himself to Monroe County residents and discuss his plan to provide them with constituent services....

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Blake Stresses Urgent Need for adultBasic Extension, Expansion

HARRISBURG, January 25, 2011 - - State Sen. John P. Blake today echoed the call of legislative leaders to extend the state’s adultBasic health care program so more than 40,000 working Pennsylvanians do not lose their affordable health coverage. “It is imperative that...

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Blake Statement on Gov. Corbett Inauguration

HARRISBURG, January 18, 2011 - - State Sen. John P. Blake today provided the following statement regarding the inauguration of Governor Tom Corbett that took place today in Harrisburg. “I'd like to extend congratulations and most sincere best wishes to Governor...

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Blake Congratulates Local Farm Show Award Winners

HARRISBURG, January 12, 2011 - - State Sen. John P. Blake today congratulated Lackawanna County residents Joe Sibio and Natasha Bistran, and Scranton’s McNichols Plaza Elementary School first grade class for winning first place awards in competitions at the...

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Blake Tapped to Chair Two Senate Committees

HARRISBURG, January 11, 2011 - - State Sen. John P. Blake today announced that he will serve as Democratic Chairman of both the Senate Local Government Committee and the newly formed Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee for the 2011-12 session. “As a...

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‘Work Begins Today’ – Blake Sworn in to State Senate

HARRISBURG, January 4, 2011 - - In front of dozens of family members, friends and supporters, state Sen. John P. Blake today took the oath of office to officially begin his first term serving Pennsylvania’s 22nd Senatorial District, which includes Lackawanna County...

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Blake’s Senate Offices Open for Business

HARRISBURG, December 21, 2010 - - State Senator-elect John P. Blake today announced that he has opened a temporary district office in the Oppenheim Building in Scranton. The office, located in the Mezzanine at 409 Lackawanna Ave Suite 1, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to...

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