Flynn announces $500,000 in state funding for Scranton School District

(Dec 04, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 4 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today announced $500,000 in state education funding has been approved for the Scranton School District. “This funding goes to the children in school districts that need more help,” Flynn said. “As I continue fighting for fair education funding, this money will benefit the students of the Scranton School District to give them more opportunities to succeed.” The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Empowerment funds, which was created in 2000 under the Education Empowerment Act. The funds are only distributed to school districts that are either in financial recovery or have a history of low-test performance. The Scranton School District is currently undergoing a five-year long recovery plan to resolve its mounting financial problems. Read more


The state accepting LIHEAP applications

(Dec 03, 2019)

The state is accepting LIHEAP applications Read more


2019-20 Veterans’ Trust Fund is accepting grant applications for programs

(Nov 19, 2019)

2019-20 Veterans’ Trust Fund is accepting grant applications for programs. Area counties are encouraged to submit their applications Read more


Rep Flynn announces $215K in local transportation projects

(Nov 12, 2019)

SCRANTON, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna has announced two transportation funding grants totaling $215,000 to make upgrades to area roadways in Lackawanna County. Flynn worked in cooperation with state Sen. John Blake, D-Lackawanna, to obtain the grant funding. Flynn outlined the grants awarded: $120,000 grant to South Abington Township to pave Simerell Road, which is currently a gravel road. $95,000 grant to rehabilitate the Cliff Street underpass to make it ADA-compliant across the Steamtown National Historic Site and the Lackawanna County Intermodal Transportation Center, which is accessible only by vehicle down a very narrow winding incline to the site. “These projects are an important part of Scranton’s continued economic and recreational development, and it’s rewarding to be able to continue to invest in local projects,” Flynn said. Flynn said Simerell Road serves as direct access to South Abington businesses and larger travel arteries such as state routes 6 &11, I-81 and I-476. Simerell Road is also a bus route, which serves Abington School District. Total project cost is $142,670. Flynn said the Steamtown project cost totals $107,467 The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. Read more


Flynn lauds House passage of bill to extend, expand Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program

(Oct 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 29 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, announced the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to extend and expand Pennsylvania’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program. The program, which provides grants to fire and EMS companies across the commonwealth to fund protective equipment and training, is set to expire next summer. House Bill 1834 would extend it until 2024 and expand the program to allow funding for both paid and volunteer companies to be used for recruitment purposes. “Fire and EMS companies are dealing with a critical decline in volunteerism and recruitment,” Flynn said. “This bill will help these companies continue to retain the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to keep our homes and our communities safe every day.” This is one of several bills passed by the House to expand support for emergency first responders and fire companies. It heads to the state Senate for consideration. Read more


October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Pennsylvania

(Oct 22, 2019)

October is Cybersecurity month in Pennsylvania Read more


Career and technical education getting a boost.

(Oct 07, 2019)

Career technology and technical education are getting a boost. Read more


Rep. Flynn to host free shredding event Saturday, Oct. 12

(Oct 01, 2019)

SCRANTON, Oct. 1 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will sponsor a free shredding event for residents of the 113 th Legislative District from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct 12 in the back-parking lot of his district office, 409 N. Main St. “Shredding is a great way to securely throw away documents containing your personal and financial information,” Flynn said. “It is environmentally friendly and also protects you from identity fraud.” Residents are encouraged to bring any documents containing personal information, such as Social Security numbers, credit card statements and applications, medical records, banking statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance records, and retirement or pension fund information. There is a limit of three boxes or trash bags per person. “The event is free for district residents, and documents will be shredded on site for recycling,” Flynn said. “This is for personal documents only – no businesses, please.” More information is available by calling Flynn's office at 570-342-4348. Read more


The state general assembly returns to session with full agenda

(Sep 24, 2019)

General assembly returns to session with full agenda Read more


Rep Flynn: more than $160,000 in state funding awarded to Lackawanna County

(Sep 18, 2019)

Scranton, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today announced that $166,043 in state funding will be coming to Lackawanna County for two recreational trails in Scranton. Flynn said the funds were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority under the state’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program. “Both of these projects are critical for the connections of the trail system within the city of Scranton,” Flynn said. The grant recipients are: $125,000 to Lackawanna Valley Conservancy to acquire two acres as a future trailhead for the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Scranton. Total project cost is $211,104 $41,043 to Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority to construct a new trail along Railroad Avenue to connect to the existing Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in Scranton. Total project cost is $558,222. “I commend state Senator John Blake who tirelessly advocated for this funding, “Flynn said. Flynn said the 2-acre site will be on three parcels adjacent to the West Market Street Bridge over the Lackawanna River. The Lackawanna Valley Conservatory and the Lackawanna River Conservation Association have been working in collaboration with the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority for more than 25 years to develop the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, a 40-mile-long multiple use recreational trail and greenway system. The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority is planning to Read more


Veterans outreach Sept. 30 at Flynn’s office

(Sep 16, 2019)

SCRANTON, Sept. 16 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. Read more


Flynn announces over $280K in state grants for Lackawanna County

(Sep 12, 2019)

SCRANTON, Sept. 12 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, announced today that two Lackawanna County outreach organizations have received $280,801 in Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency funding. Flynn said the following agencies were awarded the grant funding: $182,869 - Women’s Resources Center, Inc. $104,832 - Employment Opportunity and Training Center of Northeast Pa. The Reconnect Program “ It’s important that these outreach centers be adequately funded to serve our most underserved citizens in my district,” Flynn said. The grants will give qualifying people the chance to be trained for employment and provide disadvantaged women the chance to receive guidance and training in order to lead productive lives. Read more


Flynn reminds drivers of Pa. school bus stopping law

(Sep 10, 2019)

Rep. Flynn reminds drivers of Pa. school bus stopping law Read more


Medicare help set for Sept. 9 at Flynn’s office

(Sep 03, 2019)

SCRANTON, Sept. 3 – Older residents with questions about Medicare or health insurance coverage should visit state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office during his monthly outreach next week. Read more


The importance of honoring veterans with outreach programs

(Aug 28, 2019)

Read my latest column in The Abington Journal here. Read more


Flynn Committed to Funding Scranton Schools

(Aug 26, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn believes taxpayers and school children, like those in the Scranton School District and underfunded districts across the commonwealth, shouldn't be burdened by inequities. Read more


Flynn Hosts Annual Senior Fair

(Aug 26, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Marty Flynn hosted his annual Senior Fair at Scranton High School, connecting area seniors with information about a variety of programs to help them live healthy and productive lives. Read more


Veterans outreach Aug. 29 at Flynn’s office

(Aug 20, 2019)

SCRANTON, Aug. 20 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program next week at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in Flynn's office – Jay's Commons, 409 N. Main Ave. – from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 29 to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The American Legion representatives are available to discuss education, health care and death benefits. Flynn’s office has added Aug. 29 as a second day for local veterans after all available appointments had been booked on Aug. 28. Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help, but anyone interested in speaking to the advisers should call and schedule an appointment through Flynn’s office at 570-342-4348. Read more


Around the state: To protect and to serve all of us

(Aug 12, 2019)

Read my latest column in The Abington Journal here. Read more


7th annual Senior Fair planned by Flynn

(Aug 07, 2019)

SCRANTON, Aug. 7 – Older residents living in Scranton, South Abington Township and Clarks Green are invited to join state Rep. Marty Flynn for his upcoming 7th annual Senior Fair. Read more