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Hohenstein issues statement on Phila. DA Krasner impeachment vote

Hohenstein on Krasner Impeachment Vote

(Nov 16, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Hohenstein spoke on the unprecedented vote by the Pa. House of Representatives to impeach Phila. District Attorney Larry Krasner. Hohenstein hoped the Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order would conduct a comprehensive investigation, examining any and all causes of violent crime in Philadelphia. But sadly, he says it focused on one singular political lightning rod rather than the complicated issues surrounding poverty and crime. He was a 'no' vote on the impeachment. Read more

 

Hohenstein issues statement on Phila. DA Krasner impeachment vote

(Nov 16, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Joe Hohenstein, D-Phila., issued a statement following the unprecedented vote by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. “This resolution, made by a single member shortly after the submission of the Second Interim Report from the Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order which made no formal recommendation and signaled its intent to continue its work, is wrong,” Hohenstein said. “I support the rule of law and I believe we all benefit when we have rules that make sense and that everyone can understand. I am concerned that this legislative body has been working without rules or guidelines. The maker of the resolution is not following any recognizable rule or process. This single member, not a member of the Judiciary Committee or of the select committee, is making a last minute, lame duck session desperation move to impeach another duly elected official over political differences. The House has rarely voted to impeach a government official. There is no reason or precedent that can justify this action. In over 300 years, the House has impeached less than 10 times total, and the Senate has only convicted three of those individuals. Other than the impeachment of Justice Rolf Larsen, who was proven of criminal conduct in 1993, the House has not had an active impeachment since 1848; 174 years. No official, other than a judge or justice, has ever Read more

 

Claiming Port Richmond Veterans Memorial Wooden Signs

(Nov 16, 2022)

The photos and flyer below are from the Port Richmond Veterans Memorial at Aramingo Avenue and Somerset Street in Port Richmond. The wooden signs placed at this site were previously part of a Veterans Memorial located on Richmond Street. PennDOT is looking for a new home for the memorial and the signs from the Richmond Street location. Read more

 

Hohenstein Can Help with LIHEAP Applications

(Nov 02, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Hohenstein reminds Pennsylvanians that the application period for LIHEAP assistance is now open. Give his office a call at 215-744-2600 or stop by in person for help with your application. You can also go to LIHEAP.com for more information on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Read more

 

Hohenstein announces total of $7.75M in RACP project grants for Tioga Marine Revitalization project, Caring for Friends, AdvanSix Inc., the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia, and Tacony Boat Launch

(Oct 31, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – State Rep. Joe Hohenstein, D-Phila., today announced $7.75 million in state grant funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program that will support the Tioga Marine Terminal Revitalization project, Caring for Friends, AdvanSix Inc., the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia, and the Tacony Boat Launch. “With the amount of money coming to our neighborhoods, we’re going to be seeing some big changes,” Hohenstein said. “I’m proud of being able to work with Governor Wolf and my colleagues in the House and Senate to make sure your tax dollars end up benefiting you and the spaces we use every day. I’ve worked hard to make sure these projects get the financial support they need to make it across the finish line and benefit our communities for years to come.” $4 million is going to Delaware River Stevedores for a Tioga Marine Terminal Revitalization project. Hohenstein was proud to be part of the team led by Gov. Tom Wolf and state Sen. Christina Tartaglione, D-Phila, for this grant. There are several components to this terminal revitalization project to rehabilitate existing cranes. They include electrifying cranes; replacing worn out crane spreaders; replace gantry crane motors; Tioga 5 rail side barrier system upgrades; Tioga 1 LED lighting replacement; Tioga 2 LED lighting replacement; Tioga 1 pole repairs; Tioga 4 overhead door replacement; Tioga 5 sprinkler Read more

 

Hohenstein Welcomes Muslim Community Leaders

(Oct 26, 2022)

Chair of the Welcoming PA Caucus state Rep Joe Hohenstein took part in a press conference to cap-off Muslim Capitol Day. Dozens of Muslim leaders, community members and students met with elected leaders to discuss issues of importance to their communities. Muslim Capitol Day is an opportunity to make a visible statement that Muslims are now, and forever will be, full participants in our country’s political process. Read more

 

Hohenstein Disability Pride Day Remarks

(Oct 25, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Hohenstein delivered remarks highlighting the importance of disability awareness and how those members of the community cannot be forgotten about. A parade around the Capitol complex followed their remarks. Read more

 

Morning Joe: Reflecting on the Disability Summit

(Sep 27, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Hohenstein reflects on this year's Disability Summit at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Read more

 

Policy hearing identifies impacts of technological advancements on disabled community

(Sep 22, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing Thursday afternoon to explore the impacts technological advancements have had on the disabled community. Read more

 

Hohenstein Applauds Signing of Disability Inclusive Curriculum Bill

(Sep 22, 2022)

Surrounded by the people who helped ensure a brighter future for people living with disabilities and all Pennsylvanians, Pa. state Rep. Joe Hohenstein watched as Gov. Wolf signed his Disability Inclusive Curriculum Bill into law. Hohenstein called the law a huge victory for people who live with a disability, adding that teaching and talking about our differences will help to eliminate the stigma, shame, and ignorance that can lead to bullying and further exclusion. Read more

 

Hohenstein: No Additional Burdens for First Responders

(Sep 20, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Hohenstein doesn't want to place additional stresses or burdens on first responders by mandating the report of Narcan use. He wants the state to step up and support healthcare providers and treatment centers to help those struggling with substance use disorder. He believes this is the key to getting those seeking help into active and full recovery. Read more

 

Hohenstein: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

(Sep 19, 2022)

Bringing understanding and awareness to the mental health issues surrounding suicide is a priority for Pa. state Rep. Joe Hohenstein. He sat down with suicide attempt survivor Amanda Hammock to talk about what can be done to end the stigma and get people the help they need. Read more

 

PennDOT Action Coming for Tacony Street and Bridge Street

(Sep 16, 2022)

After the fatalities that happened at this intersection recently, I felt compelled to make sure both the City of Philadelphia and PennDOT looked at this intersection to see what they could do to ensure our safety. I’m happy to report that they listened. Read more

 

On The Table: “Better Know Your District” w/ Reps. Dan Miller & Joe Hohenstein 9/13/22

(Sep 15, 2022)

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein joins House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Miller on his weekly podcast, "On the Table."  Read more

 

Gov. Wolf Announces $20.3 Million from Biden Administration for PhilaPort Expansion

(Sep 15, 2022)

Gov. Wolf Announces $20.3 Million from Biden Administration for PhilaPort Expansion Read more

 

Hohenstein announces $2.75 million for recreation and community revitalization projects

(Sep 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 8 – State Rep. Joe Hohenstein, D-Phila., today announced $2.75 million in Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants for projects in his legislative district that will help create new recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources, and revitalize local communities. “I’m celebrating a total of $2.75 million dollars that is headed to our district to open up the Delaware River waterfront and create more opportunities for everyone to enjoy the outdoors and recreational facilities,” Hohenstein said. “Between development of the Frankford Boat Launch site, rehabilitation, and upgrades to the Cohocksink Recreation Center, and expanding the Delaware River Trail and adding a waterfront park. There is so much to celebrate, and I’m grateful to Governor Wolf for working with us to get this money back in our communities.” The grants approved would allocate: $2,000,000 for the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Land Conservancy to be used as payment toward the acquisition of approximately 4.8 acres in the Fishtown/Port Richmond area of Philadelphia for a waterfront park and quarter-mile segment of the Delaware River Trail. $600,000 for the Philadelphia Treasurer Managing Directors Office to be used on rehabilitation and further development of Cohocksink Recreation Center in Philadelphia. Work is to include Read more

 

Hohenstein: Recovery and Saving Lives

(Aug 31, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Hohenstein is recognizing National Overdose Awareness Day and National Recovery Month. He says that many of those in recovery today from opioid abuse can thank Narcan. He plans to hold training sessions in his district to teach others how to administer this lifesaving drug. With so many different people touched by addiction or abuse, he is focused on providing more recovery options to help survivors stay strong. Read more

 

Senior Summer Newsletter 2022

(Aug 25, 2022)

You can read a copy of my Senior Summer Newsletter for 2022 right here on my website! Read more

 

Conrail to Close Aramingo Avenue This Weekend for Track Replacement Near Castor Avenue in Philadelphia

(Aug 10, 2022)

King of Prussia, PA – Conrail is planning to close Aramingo Avenue between Castor Avenue and Butler Street from 5:00 PM Saturday, August 13, to 5:00 AM Monday, August 15, for track replacement, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. During the weekend closure, Aramingo Avenue motorists will be directed to use either Castor Avenue or Butler Street to access Richmond Street or Frankford Avenue. Local access will be maintained to the shopping center. Motorists are advised to allow more time for travel near the work area because backups and slowdowns will occur along the detour route. All scheduled activities are weather dependent and subject to change. Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com or downloading the 511PA mobile application. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin . Information about infrastructure in District 6, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.pa.gov/D6Results . Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov . Subscribe to PennDOT District 6 news and traffic alerts at Read more

 

Safer Communities

(Aug 02, 2022)

Safe communities are on everyone’s minds right now. Back in April, I wrote about how 70% of Philadelphia residents believe community safety is the primary issue affecting their lives right now . This evening, we will be recognizing National Night Out, with the police and community organizations of the 15 th , 24 th , and 26 th police districts. People studying the rising violence, especially among our young people, cite the fact that many of the institutions that brought community together were damaged severely during the Covid-19 pandemic. National Night Out, a unique, free event that brings police, business, and community neighbors together, is one of those institutions that we missed during the pandemic. I encourage everyone to get to one of the events close to you, get to know the police who walk your streets, your neighbors running organizations that set the standards for what we expect from each other, and take the opportunity to get involved yourself. Some groups that are part of NNO are organized specifically for your kids, giving them messages about community in a way that makes sense and is real for them. Other groups are focused on helping anyone take action to make their block, their neighborhood, our city, a better place to be. These are places where everyone across generations can gather, and we can take care of each other. If we are going to repair the damage done during the pandemic, and recognize the harm that was already plaguing us, we must Read more

 

Hohenstein on Krasner Impeachment Vote
Nov 16, 2022

Hohenstein issues statement on Phila. DA Krasner impeachment vote
Nov 16, 2022

Claiming Port Richmond Veterans Memorial Wooden Signs
Nov 16, 2022

Hohenstein Can Help with LIHEAP Applications
Nov 02, 2022

Hohenstein announces total of $7.75M in RACP project grants for Tioga Marine Revitalization project, Caring for Friends, AdvanSix Inc., the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia, and Tacony Boat Launch
Oct 31, 2022

Hohenstein Welcomes Muslim Community Leaders
Oct 26, 2022

Hohenstein Disability Pride Day Remarks
Oct 25, 2022

Morning Joe: Reflecting on the Disability Summit
Sep 27, 2022

Policy hearing identifies impacts of technological advancements on disabled community
Sep 22, 2022

Hohenstein Applauds Signing of Disability Inclusive Curriculum Bill
Sep 22, 2022

Hohenstein: No Additional Burdens for First Responders
Sep 20, 2022

Hohenstein: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Sep 19, 2022

PennDOT Action Coming for Tacony Street and Bridge Street
Sep 16, 2022

On The Table: “Better Know Your District” w/ Reps. Dan Miller & Joe Hohenstein 9/13/22
Sep 15, 2022

Gov. Wolf Announces $20.3 Million from Biden Administration for PhilaPort Expansion
Sep 15, 2022

Hohenstein announces $2.75 million for recreation and community revitalization projects
Sep 08, 2022

Hohenstein: Recovery and Saving Lives
Aug 31, 2022

Senior Summer Newsletter 2022
Aug 25, 2022

Conrail to Close Aramingo Avenue This Weekend for Track Replacement Near Castor Avenue in Philadelphia
Aug 10, 2022

Safer Communities
Aug 02, 2022