Sen. Blake Applauds $ 675,000 Investment by State in PA Northeast Regional Rail

On February 25, 2014

HARRISBURG, Feb. 25, 2014 – With freight rail service increasing in NEPA, state Sen. John Blake said today the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority will be better able to help businesses move goods due to a substantial investment by the State Transportation Commission. The commission today announced its approval of a $674,800 investment from the […]

Six Local Districts to Make Schools Safer With $ 140k Investment, Blake Says

On February 25, 2014

HARRISBURG, Feb. 25, 2014 – To better protect students throughout Northeast Pennsylvania, state Sen. John Blake today said six districts will share in more than $140,000 from the commonwealth’s Safe Schools Initiative. The Safe Schools Targeted Grants help school administrators create and execute plans designed to reduce and prevent violence. One-hundred-ten districts throughout Pennsylvania received […]

Court’s Voter ID Decision Wins Blake’s Approval

On January 17, 2014

SCRANTON, Jan. 17, 2014 – State Sen. John Blake today issued the following statement in reaction to Commonwealth Court Judge John McGinley’s decision to strike down Pennsylvania’s law requiring voters to show proper identification before casting ballots: “This ruling is a vindication of the position I and my Senate Democratic colleagues have held from the […]

Sen. Blake Welcomes Student Ambassadors From NEPA

On January 16, 2014

SCRANTON, Jan. 16, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake today welcomed 16 student ambassadors from 16 Northeast Pennsylvania high schools and gave them a firsthand glimpse of state lawmaking, citizenship and public service. The students became ambassadors following a competitive application process. Blake said his first group of diplomats includes some of the region’s finest […]

Sens. Blake, Schwank Team Up to Help Struggling PA Cities

On January 15, 2014

HARRISBURG, January 15, 2014 – To improve performance and brighten the economic future for more of Pennsylvania’s struggling cities, state Sens. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and John Blake (D-Lackawanna) today introduced legislation to expand a new program designed to drive significant economic development and bring people back to cities. The City Revitalization and Improvement Zone program became […]

Blake, Schwank to Propose Expansion of City-Revitalizing Legislation

On January 14, 2014

HARRISBURG, Jan. 14, 2014 –  Sen. John Blake and Sen. Judy Schwank will hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Capitol to unveil a bill that would expand the state’s new City Revitalization and Improvement Zones. Lancaster and Bethlehem were selected last month to participate in the inaugural CRIZ program, which is […]

Sen. Blake: Deadline Approaching for Valley Forge Military College Appointment

On January 7, 2014

HARRISBURG, Jan. 7, 2014 — State Sen. John Blake today said the deadline for area high school students wanting to be his appointee to the Valley Forge Military Academy & College in suburban Philadelphia is just around the corner. Valley Forge partners with Sen. Blake and other Pennsylvania lawmakers to award one appointment from each […]

Blake, Carroll Welcome PA’s $2.6M Investment in WB/Scranton International

On December 13, 2013

HARRISBURG, Dec. 13, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna) and Rep. Mike Carroll (D-Luzerne) voiced their approval today of a $2.6 million investment in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport by the Pennsylvania Transportation Commission. The money will help the vital transportation hub tear down the airport’s old terminal building complex and build a commercial aircraft […]

Blake’s Veterans Pension Bills Win Senate Approval

On December 11, 2013

HARRISBURG, Dec. 11, 2013 – Legislation introduced by state Sen. John Blake to help veterans who are employed by the City of Scranton more quickly participate in its pension program have won the Senate’s approval. Senate Bill 703 amends the Scranton Police and Firemen’s Pension Law and Senate Bill 704 changes the Scranton City Employee […]

Careers, Education Focal Points of Sen. Blake’s 2nd ‘E2 Summit’

On November 21, 2013

SCRANTON, Nov. 20, 2013 – State Sen. John Blake today continued his work with parents, education leaders, labor leaders, business executives and fellow lawmakers to find effective solutions to advance career-focused education for K-12 public school students, and close the worker skills gap that continues to trouble the business community in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Blake’s second […]

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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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