Blake Announces Nearly $1 Million in State Funding for Two Luzerne Co. Projects

On May 5, 2011

HARRISBURG, May 5, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced state funding totaling nearly $1 million for two projects in Luzerne County. The state grant money for the projects in Duryea and Dupont is derived from the “local share assessment” (LSA) account generated by the gaming industry. “I am very pleased that […]

Blake Announces $5.3 Million in State Funding for Lackawanna Co. Projects

On May 5, 2011

HARRISBURG, May 5, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced state funding totaling nearly $5.3 million for projects throughout Lackawanna County. Lackawanna County received $3.35 million in grants under the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s H2O PA program and an additional $1.9 million from the local share assessment account. “Both the H2O PA grants […]

Blake Speaks on Aging Issues and Funding to Support Seniors and Their Families

On April 28, 2011

SCRANTON, April 28, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today spoke about funding opportunities and the challenges facing the Pennsylvania legislature as the state’s population continues to age. Participating as a panelist at the University of Scranton’s Conference on Aging Research, Blake said that with more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians set to turn 65 […]

Blake Brings Policy Committee to Marywood for Energy & Job Creation Hearing

On April 13, 2011

HARRISBURG, April 13, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced that the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will host a public hearing in Scranton on energy, economic development and job creation initiatives. The hearing will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 in the Nazareth Student Center at Marywood University. Blake […]

Blake Reflects on 43rd Anniversary of MLK Assassination

On April 4, 2011

HARRISBURG, April 4, 2011 – – On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed on a balcony outside of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, a day after speaking in support of labor rights. Today, on the 43rd anniversary of this tragic event in our nation’s history, […]

Blake Lauds Courage, Commitment and Sacrifices of 55th Brigade

On March 10, 2011

HARRISBURG, March 10, 2011 – – On the heels of the announcement that area soldiers from the 55th Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard will be deployed to the Middle East for the fifth time since 2001, state Sen. John P. Blake today commended the young men and women for their […]

Blake Opens Doors to Archbald Office on Friday

On March 3, 2011

SCRANTON, March 3, 2011 – – State Sen. John P. Blake today announced that his Archbald district office will officially open for business this Friday, March 4. The office, located at 400 Church Street, will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and can be reached by phone at 570-876-5322 […]

Yudichak and Blake Comment on Mercy Hospitals Sale

On February 15, 2011

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 of Scranton and Northeastern PA,” Yudichak said. “Its affiliation with Community Health […]

Blake Encourages Seniors to Apply for Property Tax Relief

On February 10, 2011

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 senior citizens and it is imperative that they know of its availability,” Blake said. “The […]

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

On January 28, 2011

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. The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. until noon, will […]

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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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