Blake, NEPA Senators Designate July 16 as Anthracite Heritage Day

On July 7, 2016

HARRISBURG, July 7, 2016 − The Senate has adopted a resolution sponsored by five senators from Northeastern Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal country officially designating July 16 as Anthracite Heritage Day in the state. Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20th) introduced the resolution at the suggestion of constituent Robert Alper, a Korean War veteran from Kingston. Seeking to honor […]

Blake: Over $5 Million in Grant Funding Approved for District Projects

On July 1, 2016

HARRISBURG, July 1, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced more than $5 million in state grant funding for projects throughout the 22nd Senatorial District. The funding, approved earlier today at a meeting of the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), includes over $3.3 million in grants to Lackawanna County projects in the form Local […]

Blake Applauds DEP Grant for Clarks Summit Water Quality Project

On June 30, 2016

SCRANTON, June 30, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that Clarks Summit Borough has been awarded a $167,604 state grant to complete a much-needed water quality revitalization project. The grant, which was part of a $2.2 million investment by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in 19 stormwater projects in the Susquehanna […]

Blake to Host Telephone Town Hall on Monday

On June 15, 2016

SCRANTON, June 15, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that he will host his second Telephone Town Hall meeting on Monday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. The hour-long Telephone Town Hall will give constituents an opportunity to pose questions to Senator Blake in a live forum via phone on any topics of […]

Blake Awards Scholarships to Student Ambassador Competition Winners

On May 19, 2016

SCRANTON, May 19, 2016 – State Senator John Blake today hosted high school seniors from 10 local school districts for a legislative competition at the University of Scranton as the final event of this year’s Student Ambassador Program. The student ambassadors from schools across the 22nd Senatorial District were given an opportunity to make a […]

Senate Democrats Outline Legislation to Combat Opioid and Heroin Crisis

On May 18, 2016

Harrisburg, May 18, 2016 – With drug overdose deaths reaching epidemic levels, Senate Democrats unveiled legislation today to address the opioid addiction crisis from prevention through recovery. “Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and there is no easy solution to fix the problem,” Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said. “When addiction finds […]

Blake Applauds Announcement of $ 1.5 Million in Local Rail Grants

On May 12, 2016

SCRANTON, May 12, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded the announcement of more than $1.5 million in grant funding for three rail projects located in Lackawanna County. The local funding is part of a $36 million investment in 15 projects through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and 16 projects through the […]

Blake, Local Leaders Discuss Poverty in NEPA at 2nd Annual Inclusion Initiative Summit

On April 19, 2016

SCRANTON, April 19, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today hosted a number of local community leaders at Marywood University for a panel discussion on poverty in northeastern Pennsylvania as part of his second Inclusion Initiative Summit. “Today’s forum convened leaders with a diverse set of perspectives on the issue of poverty in our […]

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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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