Sen. Blake, Rep. Flynn Announce Financial Watch Status Designation for Scranton SD

On June 23, 2017

SCRANTON, June 23, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) and State Rep. Marty Flynn today announced that the Scranton School District has been designated in Financial Watch Status by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). The legislators were joined at a news conference in Scranton earlier today by Scranton School District Superintendent Dr. Alexis […]

Blake Announces $175K in PennDOT Grants for Two Local Traffic Signal Projects

On May 11, 2017

SCRANTON, May 11, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that two projects in the City of Scranton and Clarks Green Borough have received Green Light-Go grant funding. The two local projects were among the 94 municipalities that will receive $33 million to support the costs of upgrading traffic signals under the Pennsylvania […]

Blake Announces Nearly $5 Million State Funding for Local Projects

On March 29, 2017

HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced nearly $5 million dollars in state grants for important community and economic development projects throughout the 22nd Senatorial District. The funding, approved earlier today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), includes over $2.7 million in grants to projects in Lackawanna County from the […]

Blake: RACP Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

On January 5, 2017

SCRANTON, January 5, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced that applications for the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) are now being accepted.  RACP is a commonwealth grant program administered by the Governor’s Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic and community development improvement projects. […]

Blake Announces Nearly $ 1 Million in Conservation Grants for Local Projects

On December 14, 2016

SCRANTON, December 14, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced nearly $1 million in state grants for four Lackawanna County projects that will upgrade local parks and enhance recreation opportunities. The local funding is part of an over $45 million investment in 260 projects across the Commonwealth by the Department of Conservation and […]

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 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, 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 […]

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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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