Sen. Blake, AG-elect Shapiro to Host Discussion on Senior Issues Tomorrow in Scranton

On December 12, 2016

SCRANTON December 12, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and Attorney General-elect Josh Shapiro today announced that they will host a community forum on senior citizen abuse and the dangers of financial scams in Scranton. The roundtable discussion will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Neighborhood Centers West […]

Blake Selected for Senate Democratic Leadership Post

On December 8, 2016

HARRISBURG, December 8, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today was named to the Senate Democratic Caucus leadership team for the upcoming 2017-18 legislative session. Blake was selected to serve in the role of Caucus Administrator which will allow him to work closely with Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa and the entire Senate Democratic […]

Blake Announces $ 1.2 Million in Multimodal Grant Funding for District Projects

On December 6, 2016

HARRISBURG, December 6, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that three Lackawanna County projects will receive $1.2 million in grant funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. The funding, approved earlier today at a meeting of the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), is slated for projects at Keystone College, the University of Scranton and […]

Blake Annouces $ 1 Million State Grant for Scranton Counseling Center Relocation

On November 23, 2016

SCRANTON, November 23, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded the announcement of a $1 million state grant for a project that will relocate the Scranton Counseling Center and open up prime space in downtown Scranton for new development. The $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding, announced by Governor Tom Wolf […]

Blake Applauds $ 1.5 Million RACP for Life Sciences Business Park in Mayfield

On October 28, 2016

SCRANTON, October 28, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded the announcement of a $1.5 million state grant for the development of a Life Sciences Business Park in Mayfield Borough. The $1.5 million grant, awarded to the NorthEast Environmental Technology Center Associates through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), will be utilized to […]

Blake, Gov. Wolf Announce $ 3 Million State Investment in Lackawanna College

On October 3, 2016

Scranton, PA, October 1, 2016 – Governor Tom Wolf today joined Senator John Blake to announce a $3 million state grant to aid in the redevelopment of vacant buildings in downtown Scranton into multi-use classroom and laboratory space at Lackawanna College. Once construction is complete, the six-story, 95,300 square-foot structure located at 401 Adams Avenue will be known as “Cornerstone Commons.”

Sen. Blake Statement on Geisinger and TCMC Partnership

On September 28, 2016

SCRANTON, September 28, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today released the following statement regarding the announcement that Geisinger Health System will acquire The Commonwealth Medical College: “Today’s announcement of the partnership between Geisinger Health Systems and The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) represents one of the most significant developments in our regional health care […]

Blake, Gov. Wolf Announce State Investment, Expansion of Simplex Industries

On August 8, 2016

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and state Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe)  today announced that Simplex Industries, Inc., a custom manufacturer of modular homes and light commercial buildings, will expand operations in Scranton, Lackawanna County, and will create 40 new jobs. “It’s a great honor to announce that a third generation manufacturer that started here is […]

Joint Legislative Hearing in Pittsburgh Focuses on Eradicating Blight

On August 4, 2016

Wilkinsburg, August 4, 2016 – At the request of state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, a joint state Senate-House Democratic Policy Committee hearing was held today on efforts and resources to fight blight within our communities, including the successes and challenges of land banks. “Blight is a scourge that impedes both business and residential interest […]

Blake: Finalized Budget Delivers Significant Education Funding Locally

On July 13, 2016

HARRISBURG, July 13, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded the bipartisan work to finalize and pass the $31.5 billion 2016-17 state budget and all of the accompanying revenue bills needed to balance the budget. “It was critically important that the legislature and the Wolf administration work together on this budget to avoid […]

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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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