Blake Announces Online Petition to Save SCI Waymart

On January 17, 2017

CARBONDALE, January 17, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that he has started an online petition on his website to save the operations at SCI Waymart, which is one of five state prisons being considered for closure. The petition, located at www.senatorblake.com/SaveSCIWaymart, will be forwarded to Governor Tom Wolf and Department of […]

Democratic Policy Committee Discusses Human Service Funding with Area Providers

On May 16, 2012

SCRANTON, May 16, 2012 – – Members of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today met area human service providers at Lackawanna College to discuss current public policy issues and the adverse effect a proposed 20 percent state funding reduction would have on the people they serve. Senate Democratic Policy Committee Chair Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton) said […]

Senate Democrats Roll Out Billion Dollar Job Creation Plan

On September 26, 2011

HARRISBURG – September 26 – State Senate Democrats today unveiled their revised job creation plan, called “PA Works Now,” which they claim would create 80,000 new jobs and leverage billions in private investment to generate jobs and economic activity.  State Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) said job creation is the number one priority for […]

Blake Announces Free Webinar on Saving for College

On September 23, 2011

HARRISBURG, September 23, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced that he will partner with the Pennsylvania Treasury to host an informational “Saving for College with the PA 529 College Savings Program” webinar on Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m. “A college education has become a prerequisite of sorts for employment and […]

Blake Joins Colleagues to Announce Flood Relief Legislation

On September 19, 2011

HARRISBURG, September 19, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today joined a bipartisan group of state senators to announce a legislative package aimed at helping Pennsylvania residents recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. “The amount of damage caused and the number of lives affected by this catastrophe […]

Blake Announces $900K State Grant for Abington Community Park Project

On September 14, 2011

HARRISBURG, September 14, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake (D- Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced the release of a $900,000 state grant for the Abington Community Park project. “This state grant will not only allow the Abington Community Park to improve and expand its facilities, but it will also increase visitation, which could positively impact […]

Blake Encourages Luzerne Co. Residents to Act Quickly in Applying for Federal Flood Relief

On September 13, 2011

HARRISBURG, September 13, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today encouraged all Luzerne County residents affected by last week’s flooding to act quickly and apply for federal assistance. Earlier today, President Barack Obama made an emergency declaration for 19 Pennsylvania counties, including Luzerne County, which were devastated by flooding brought on by Tropical […]

Blake Announces $900K State Grant for Abington Community Park Project

On September 13, 2011

HARRISBURG, September 13, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake (D- Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced the release of a $900,000 state grant for the Abington Community Park project. “This state grant will not only allow the Abington Community Park to improve and expand its facilities, but it will also increase visitation, which could positively impact […]

Blake Saddened at News of Marine’s Death

On August 4, 2011

SCRANTON, August 4, 2011 – – Reflecting, with sadness, on the death of Sgt. Patrick Dolphin, state Sen. John P. Blake today offered sincere condolences to the local Marine’s family and friends. “Staff Sgt. Dolphin is a local hero and I am deeply saddened with this loss. It is when we lose one of our […]

Blake: Marcellus Shale Region Cancer Study is Investment in Health and Future of PA

On July 7, 2011

SCRANTON, July 7, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today joined the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at Lackawanna College to announce a $75,000 state grant to conduct a health survey in the areas of Northeastern Pennsylvania affected by Marcellus shale drilling operations. The study, which will be conducted by Cancer Institute researchers, […]

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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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