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, […]

Blake Applauds Senate Vote Banning Dangerous Bath Salts

On June 15, 2011

HARRISBURG, June 15, 2011 — State Sen. John P. Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today applauded a Senate concurrence vote on House amendments to Senate Bill 1006, banning the production, use, sale and possession of dangerous bath salts and synthetic marijuana in Pennsylvania. “I commend my colleagues in both chambers of the legislature for their swift action to […]

Blake, Local Officials Talk Budget, State Issues at Legislative Breakfast

On June 3, 2011

PECKVILLE, June 3, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today hosted local government officials from every municipality in the 22nd Senatorial District (Lackawanna, Luzerne and Monroe counties) to discuss state issues and the prospective local impacts of state budget proposals. “The dialogue today with local municipal officials provided me perspective from different regions […]

Blake, Sec. Avila Tour Commonwealth Medical College, Discuss Public Health Initiatives

On May 20, 2011

SCRANTON, May 20, 2011 – – State Senator John P. Blake and Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Eli Avila today toured The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) and discussed the importance of public health initiatives and public health research with medical students and faculty. “The Commonwealth Medical College is one of the most important assets […]

Blake Announces Over $350K in State Funding for Three Monroe Co. Projects

On May 5, 2011

HARRISBURG, May 5, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced state funding totaling $354,998 for three projects in Monroe County. The state grant money for the projects in Barrett and Coolbaugh Townships is derived from the “local share assessment” (LSA) account generated by the gaming industry. “I am very pleased that 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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