Frankel, Bellmon applaud House passage of gun safety measures

(May 22, 2023)

“With the current gun violence crisis taking place in Philadelphia and around the commonwealth, today’s passage of two bills out of the House is a step in the right direction to prevent future tragedies,” Bellmon said. “As co-chair of the PA Safe Caucus, I applaud my colleagues who voted to make the commonwealth a safer place.” Read more


House Safe Caucus co-chairs applaud step forward for firearm regulations

(Apr 27, 2023)

HARRISBURG, April 26 – State Reps. Dan Frankel and Anthony Bellmon celebrated the first serious legislative action on gun violence prevention measures in years on Wednesday, and they vowed to continue to fight for the bills to become law. “The panic that Pennsylvanians feel over gun violence soars with each tragic headline, and it has been compounded by years of inaction by a Republican-led General Assembly,” said Frankel, D-Allegheny. “Under Democratic leadership, we can finally have research-based conversations and actual votes about life-saving measures that would allow our constituents to move through their lives without fear for themselves and their children.” State Rep. Bellmon, who has worked in his own community and in Washington to combat gun violence, said the quick but deliberate work of the Judiciary Committee is heartening in view of the relentless news of gun violence impacting Pennsylvania. “The safety of our communities is of the utmost importance, and one crucial way to keep them safe is to tackle gun violence,” said Bellmon, D-Philadelphia. “These four bills being voted out of committee today is a great step in the right direction to keep Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth safe from gun violence.” The Judiciary Committee passed four bills on a party line vote Wednesday. The bills would: Require firearm owners to report the loss or theft of guns ( HB 338 ). Read more


I-95 North Ramp to Bridge Street/Harbison Avenue (Exit 27) to Close Permanently Next Month in Northeast Philadelphia

(Mar 28, 2023)

PennDOT has announced the upcoming permanent closure of the existing northbound I-95 ramp to Bridge Street/Harbison Avenue (Exit 27). Plan a new route for your commute! Read more


Bellmon announces committee appointments for 2023-24 legislative session

(Mar 09, 2023)

HARRISBURG, March 9 – State Rep. Anthony Bellmon, D-Phila., said he’s been appointed to serve on the PA House Children and Youth, Housing and Community Development, Tourism and Economic and Recreational Development, and Transportation committees for the 2023-24 legislative session. As a freshman member of the House, Bellmon said his committee assignments will help him better focus on how the state intersects with the needs of Philadelphia and his priorities, including the health and safety of his community, safe and quality schools, and workforce development. “As a former educator, I believe that the lives of the young people in this traditionally underserved community play a crucial role in the future of this district,” Bellmon said. “We need to nurture and protect them. My seat on the Children and Youth Committee will allow me to continue to advocate for the youth of this district. “I am also excited for the chance to serve on the Housing and Community Development and the Tourism and Economic and Recreational Development committees. I have dedicated much of my time working on these issues in Philadelphia. Advancing policy on the development of affordable housing and parks in our communities will not only create better lives for children and their families, but also improve and protect the attractiveness of the city. “Many people in this community and our region depend on SEPTA for Read more


Bellmon: Fair Wages NOW for Temple Grad Students

(Feb 16, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Anthony Bellmon and the Philadelphia House Delegation stood with members of the Temple University Graduate Student Association (TUGSA) as they rallied for fair pay. Bellmon says these protesting grad students make huge sacrifices by teaching classes while attending school themselves and deserve to be fairly compensated. #FairPay #TUGSA #TempleUniversity Read more


Bellmon sworn in to represent 203rd District in state House

(Feb 06, 2023)

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 6 – State Rep. Anthony Bellmon, D-Phila., was sworn in recently to the state House where he will represent the 203 rd Legislative District, which encompasses Olney, Lawncrest, Lawndale, Castor Gardens and Oxford Circle. “It is my great honor to represent the residents of the 203 rd District and I look forward to working every day to support legislation and initiatives that make their lives better,” Bellmon said. Bellmon, born and raised in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, attended Mount Greylock Regional High School in Massachusetts after being accepted into the A Better Chance program at age 13. He was the first in his family to go to college, graduating from George Washington University with a bachelor's degree in political science. As a former educator in Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey, Bellmon says his experience in the classroom and in the school’s administration reinforced his belief that education is the most powerful tool to transform the lives of the young people in underserved communities. Prior to his election, he worked for eight years in the office of U.S Rep. Brendan F. Boyle, D-Phila. As a constituent service representative, he helped residents solve housing, student loan and immigration issues. As senior advisor to the congressman, he worked on Capitol Hill advancing policy issues to better the lives of children and working families. His priorities are Read more


Rep.-Elect Anthony Bellmon joins PA Safe Caucus as co-chair

(Dec 15, 2022)

Vows to work to prevent gun violence and provide services to those affected by it Read more


McClinton applauds, welcomes newest members to House Democratic Caucus

(Dec 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 7 – To kick off the new legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, is welcoming the largest class of incoming legislators to the House Democratic Caucus in more than 15 years. “In January, the House Democratic Caucus will proudly swear in the largest and most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “These public servants are already on the ground in their communities, talking to neighbors, and prepared to be their voices in Harrisburg next month. Without a doubt, they will strengthen our legislature with their diverse experience and perspectives.” House Democrats will welcome 26 new members from communities across the state; some from districts that have never before been represented by a Democrat. New members include: Anthony Bellmon (D-Phila.) : Bellmon served in Philadelphia Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s office for eight years, solving housing, student loan and immigration issues. As senior adviser to the congressman, Anthony worked on Capitol Hill advancing policy issues to better the lives of children and working families. Lisa A. Borowski (D-Delaware) : Borowski formerly served as vice president of the Radnor Township School District’s school board, leading the way on crafting one of the Read more


Dial 2-1-1 for Southeastern Pennsylvania Health and Human Services

(Dec 02, 2022)

2-1-1 SEPA is part of the national 2-1-1 Call Centers initiative that provides health and human services for everyday needs and those in crisis situations. 2-1-1 works with county governments and provider agencies to ensure important local program information is easily accessible. Visit for more information. Read more


New in PA: Chip postpartum coverage

(Dec 02, 2022)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, announced that more than half of all states have expanded access to 12 months of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage after pregnancy. Pennsylvania is the 26th state to be approved for the extended coverage, made possible by provisions in the American Rescue Plan signed into law in March of 2021. More information can be found here . Read more


PennDOT is hiring for winter maintenance

(Dec 01, 2022)

PennDOT is currently hiring employees for the Winter Maintenance Program. Employees hired for the Winter Maintenance Program are critical to a safe winter season, and these temporary opportunities are an excellent pathway to a permanent career with PennDOT. For more information on how to apply, click here . Read more


PA Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Dec 01, 2022)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks, including paychecks Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies Expired gift cards/gift certificates To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at or call 1-800-222-2046. There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more


Get quality health coverage at a low cost through Pennie

(Dec 01, 2022)

Pennsylvanians can enroll in 2023 health insurance coverage through Pennie now until Jan. 15, 2023. Last year, many Pennsylvanians enrolled in health insurance through a Pennie plan and paid lower monthly premiums due to premium subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act extended these subsidies until Jan. 1, 2026. Visit or the Pennie Customer Service Call Center at 1-844-844-8040. Read more


Need help heating your home? Apply to LIHEAP this winter.

(Dec 01, 2022)

Pennsylvanians in need of energy assistance are encouraged to apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for 2022-2023 winter heating season. To see if you qualify, view the table via the link above, and click here to apply online using COMPASS. A paper application can also be found here . Everyone should be able to keep warm during the coldest months of the year, and LIHEAP is a true security blanket for those who are in need. Read more