Rep Flynn: $25,000 in state revitalization funding coming to Scranton

(Dec 30, 2019)

SCRANTON, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, said the United Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania will receive a $25,000 grant to create a neighborhood revitalization plan for the Pinebrook section of Scranton. “This funding is an investment in our area, which will continue to make Scranton a location where local businesses will thrive and help our local economy,” Flynn said. The program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development's Keystone Communities program. The Keystone Communities program supports local initiatives designed to grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities, foster effective public-private partnerships, and enhance the overall quality of life for residents. For more information, visit the DCED website . Read more

 

Flynn: $50,000 grant awarded to area technical school to train local students

(Dec 19, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 19 – A $50,000 grant from the state Department of Education has been awarded to the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County, according to state Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna. “Today’s students will be the employees of tomorrow and they deserve every investment we can make to ensure they are prepared for their future,” Flynn said. “This funding will ensure these students will get the experience they need and give them a better path to success when they enter the workforce.” Flynn noted that the funding will be used to purchase the following: HVAC and refrigeration training equipment. Automotive training equipment including a heavy duty 2-post lift, an ironworker machine and a Power MIG 350 welder. In all, Gov. Tom Wolf approved $1.2 million in competitive grants for 32 different projects throughout Pennsylvania. Each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source which could include local school funds or contributions from businesses and industry partners. Read more

 

Rep Flynn announces more than $182K state funding for Scranton

(Dec 18, 2019)

SCRANTON, Dec. 18 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, said community improvement projects inthe 113 th Legislative District will receive $182,500 in state funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program. NAP encourages private capital in projects designed to help distressed areas or low-income populations in a neighborhood by offering tax credits for the investment. $160,000 will be awarded to United Neighborhood Center of Scranton. $22,500 will be awarded to Scranton Neighborhood Housing Services. “The private partnership encouraged by the Neighborhood Assistance Program can benefit many important projects designed to help the people of Scranton, such as with affordable housing, community services, crime prevention, education, job training, charitable food, eradicating blight, veterans’ initiatives, long-term community revitalization and addressing special population issues,” Flynn said. Flynn said the United Neighborhood Center of Scranton will use its community investments to enhance the business district on Cedar Avenue corridor by creating an incubator for small business, offering entrepreneurship and leadership skills to the immigrant community and expanding the community farmers market, as well as assisting city residents with crucial homeownership services to help prevent future mortgage delinquency and foreclosure. Scranton Neighborhood Housing Services will use its investment to assist Read more

 

Rep Flynn: $25,000 in state funding awarded to JED Pool Tools Inc. in Scranton

(Dec 16, 2019)

Flynn: $25,000 in state funding awarded to JED Pool Tools Inc. in Scranton. Scranton, Dec. 16 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, announced a $25,000 Pennsylvania Ben Franklin Technology Partners investment grant has been awarded to JED Pool Tools Inc. to further develop sales and operations planning and to enhance the business productivity. Flynn said the company manufactures pool and spa maintenance equipment. “I am pleased that JED Pools has been recognized as a recipient of this grant to enhance their business and allow the company to work with Lehigh University Center for supply chain management,” Flynn said. Flynn said JED Pool Tools also provides plastic fabrication toll manufacturing through its custom injection molding division, Northeastern Plastics. As the only domestic producer of its line, JED can address difficult international competition and promote reshoring initiatives. The Lackawanna County lawmaker said Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ strategy encompasses three key areas. Developing and growing early-stage, technology-oriented companies. Supporting established manufacturers as they creatively apply new technology to help them succeed globally by producing better, faster and at a lower cost. Promoting an innovative community-wide infrastructure that supports Pennsylvania ‘s business technology ecosystem. Read more

 

Ways to safeguard your personal information while holiday shopping online

(Dec 16, 2019)

Ways to safeguard your personal information while holiday shopping online Read more

 

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

 

Rep Flynn: $25,000 in state revitalization funding coming to Scranton
Dec 30, 2019

Flynn: $50,000 grant awarded to area technical school to train local students
Dec 19, 2019

Rep Flynn announces more than $182K state funding for Scranton
Dec 18, 2019

Rep Flynn: $25,000 in state funding awarded to JED Pool Tools Inc. in Scranton
Dec 16, 2019

Ways to safeguard your personal information while holiday shopping online
Dec 16, 2019

Flynn announces $500,000 in state funding for Scranton School District
Dec 04, 2019

The state accepting LIHEAP applications
Dec 03, 2019

2019-20 Veterans’ Trust Fund is accepting grant applications for programs
Nov 19, 2019

Rep Flynn announces $215K in local transportation projects
Nov 12, 2019

Flynn lauds House passage of bill to extend, expand Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program
Oct 29, 2019

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Pennsylvania
Oct 22, 2019

Career and technical education getting a boost.
Oct 07, 2019

Rep. Flynn to host free shredding event Saturday, Oct. 12
Oct 01, 2019

The state general assembly returns to session with full agenda
Sep 24, 2019

Rep Flynn: more than $160,000 in state funding awarded to Lackawanna County
Sep 18, 2019

Veterans outreach Sept. 30 at Flynn’s office
Sep 16, 2019

Flynn announces over $280K in state grants for Lackawanna County
Sep 12, 2019

Flynn reminds drivers of Pa. school bus stopping law
Sep 10, 2019

Medicare help set for Sept. 9 at Flynn’s office
Sep 03, 2019

The importance of honoring veterans with outreach programs
Aug 28, 2019