Krueger to hold two Property Tax/Rent Rebate assistance events in December

(Nov 25, 2019)

FOLSOM, Nov. 25 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will hold two Property Tax/Rent Rebate assistance events at her offices in December. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program offers eligible Pennsylvanians money back on rent or property taxes paid. Krueger’s staff will be available to help with 2018 applications on the following dates: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Brookhaven office, 2 Cambridge Road. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Folsom office, 701 E. MacDade Blvd. No appointments are necessary. “The deadline to apply for the 2018 program is December 31 st , so we want to make sure we help eligible residents get their applications done now,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “This program is very helpful to many of our community members, and I’m glad to be able to help make the paperwork easier.” Anyone attending the assistance events should bring necessary 2018 income, property tax or rental information. These events are for individuals who have not already applied for a 2018 rebate – forms for 2019 rebates will not be available until February 2020. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and individuals with disabilities 18 or older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 a year for renters, and half of Social Security income is Read more

 

Krueger to host annual Open House Dec. 5

(Nov 21, 2019)

FOLSOM, Nov. 21 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will hold her annual Open House from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at her district office. Residents of the 161 st Legislative District are invited to stop by the free event to meet Krueger and her staff, enjoy light refreshments, and learn more about the services available. The office can help with unclaimed property searches, SEPTA Key senior cards, PACE prescription discount cards and more. “This event is always a great opportunity for me to learn what’s on residents’ minds and to make sure they know about all the state-related services we can help with,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “I love the chance to pause during the holiday season, catch up with community members, and meet new faces.” The office is also collecting donations for a Toys for Tots drive. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Open House or brought to the office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Dec. 10. Krueger’s office is at 701 E. MacDade Blvd. (at the intersection of MacDade Boulevard and Fernwood Avenue, a half mile from the intersection of MacDade Boulevard and Route 420). Anyone with questions should call the office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate assistance event - Folsom

(Nov 15, 2019)

My staff can help you with your Property Tax/Rent Rebate application! Tuesday, Dec. 17 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Folsom Office 701 E. MacDade Blvd. Folsom PA 19033 Read more

 

Property Tax/Rent Rebate assistance event - Brookhaven

(Nov 15, 2019)

My staff can help you file your Property Tax/Rent Rebate application! Thursday Dec. 12 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brookhaven Office 2 Cambridge Road Brookhaven PA Read more

 

Annual Open House

(Nov 15, 2019)

My Annual Open House will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Stop by to meet me and my staff. Feel free to bring a toy to donate to our toy drive! My office is at 701 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom. Read more

 

Expungement Clinic

(Nov 13, 2019)

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Krueger to host expungement clinic Nov. 21

(Nov 12, 2019)

FOLSOM, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will host an expungement clinic at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. At the event, attorneys will be available to provide information, including a summary of an individual’s Pennsylvania criminal case history, and discuss options that might be available for clearing the record. In some cases, attorneys might be able to file paperwork for record expungement. If expungement is not an option, additional resources will be offered. “In some cases, minor criminal offenses can create barriers to employment, jobs and housing. I’m happy to bring together legal experts to provide assistance to individuals who have paid their debt to society and want to move forward,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. Registration is required for this event. Anyone interested should contact Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880 for full details. Read more

 

Krueger announces grant for Nether Providence sidewalk project

(Nov 12, 2019)

FOLSOM, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced that Nether Providence Township was awarded a $500,000 state grant to support sidewalk installation and related improvements along Providence Road. The Multimodal Transportation Fund grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority on Tuesday. The township plans to replace incomplete macadam sidewalk that is not elevated or separated from the road with new ADA-accessible sidewalk along Providence Road, from Plush Mill Road to Chester Road. The project, expected to cost close to $3 million total, also includes pedestrian traffic signal upgrades and school signal relocations. “This project will make our community more walkable and improve pedestrian safety, including for students in our region,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “State support is critical in helping municipalities with these kinds of projects, and I’m pleased to see funding awarded to Nether Providence Township for this work.” The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development. Read more

 

Krueger announces school safety grants for Wallingford-Swarthmore School District and Notre Dame de Lourdes School

(Oct 18, 2019)

FOLSOM, Oct. 18 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced that school safety grants were awarded to Wallingford-Swarthmore School District and Notre Dame de Lourdes School in Swarthmore. The grants were included in $7.3 million in competitive 2019-20 Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Grants are awarded to prevent and reduce violent incidents, purchase safety and security-related equipment and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers. Wallingford-Swarthmore School District was awarded a $20,000 program grant, and Notre Dame de Lourdes was awarded a $14,595 program grant. “These grants are investments in the safety of our children,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “I’m pleased to see the state award these funds, because we know that safety is an essential part of a good learning environment.” More information on the grants is available here . Read more

 

Krueger announces low-interest loan for Ridley Township stormwater project

(Oct 16, 2019)

FOLSOM, Oct. 16 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced that Ridley Township was awarded a low-interest loan for nearly $2.3 million to help with stormwater improvements. The $2,287,945 loan was approved Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. It will be used for numerous improvements to the existing stormwater system, including 8,105 feet of storm sewer, 108 inlets, three manholes, 390 feet of infiltration trench and a 7,500-square-foot infiltration bed, as well as measures to collect runoff from railroad tracks. Water quality trenches will filter out debris and pollutants before they enter Darby Creek and the Delaware River. “This work is expected to help eliminate occasional flooding and protect the quality of our water,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “This is necessary work that will benefit our community, and I’m pleased to see the state assist Ridley Township with this important project.” The 20-year loan carries an interest-only period for the first five years, with a rate of 1.45%, followed by an interest rate of 2.03 percent after that. Read more

 

Krueger to host Veterans Lunch Oct. 25

(Oct 10, 2019)

FOLSOM, Oct. 10 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger invites local veterans and their family members to her free Veterans Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the American Legion Hall Post 926, 3220 Concord Road, Aston. Information on state and local resources for veterans will be available, and a light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The Pennsylvania Mobile Veterans Outreach Van will be on site to help accredited veterans and family members access needed benefits such as disability, health care, pension, education, career assistance and more. “Our veterans have sacrificed a great deal for all of us. It’s my honor to be able to host this event to recognize that sacrifice and show our appreciation,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “It’s also a great opportunity for veterans to find information on the many services and programs available to them.” The event is free, but RSVP is required. Anyone interested should call Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880 to sign up or ask questions. Read more

 

Krueger to host free shredding event Oct. 19

(Oct 07, 2019)

FOLSOM, Oct. 7 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will host a free shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19 in the parking lot of Northley Middle School, 2801 Concord Road, Aston. “Protecting your identity is important when disposing of old documents. I’m hosting this event to make it easy for residents to clean out old papers while safeguarding their confidential information,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. Residents of the 161 st Legislative District are invited to bring papers containing confidential information, such as documents containing credit card, bank account or Social Security numbers, to have them shredded on site. Anyone with questions can contact Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Southeastern PA lawmakers: Pennsylvania must join RGGI states now

(Oct 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 3 – A plan to finally add Pennsylvania to the Northeast’s carbon trading market is being met with praise from state lawmakers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf this morning announced that his administration will put its weight behind adding the commonwealth to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the nation’s first competitive carbon-credit market to incentivize clean emissions across the northeast states’ energy-industry sector. Companies that innovate and produce clean energy will keep credits in the market, which are ante’d by all participants and lost by those that fail to meet modern benchmarks on pollution. “I applaud Governor Wolf for his leadership,” said state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester. “We must take strong action to stop climate change and shape a healthy future for our children. Joining RGGI positions Pennsylvania to protect our children’s future while strengthening our economy.” Comitta is one of 31 early sponsors of House legislation that backstops the governor’s order. “It’s time that Pennsylvania steps up to become a leader in fighting climate change and grow our economy through this partnership with neighboring states,” said state Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, chair of the House Southeast Democratic Delegation. “RGGI is a win for the environment, our neighbors and families and our economy.” Read more

 

Krueger Hosts Senior Expo

(Oct 03, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger hosted her annual Senior Expo. She explained how this event connects older Pennsylvanians with critical resources needed to help them lead a quality life. Read more

 

Krueger to host REAL ID Town Hall Oct. 8

(Sep 30, 2019)

FOLSOM, Sept. 30 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will host a REAL ID Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Ridley Township Library and Resource Center, 100 E. MacDade Blvd. A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation representative will be on-hand to provide information and answer community members’ questions about REAL ID. The event is an information-only session, where attendees can learn more about the application process, the documents needed for a REAL ID and more. “REAL ID can be a complex topic, so I’m glad to be able to bring an expert right to our community to help residents understand if they need a REAL ID and, if so, how they can get one,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “I hope anyone with questions about REAL ID can attend this event.” Anyone with questions should contact Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Krueger to host Senior Expo Sept. 26

(Sep 19, 2019)

FOLSOM, Sept. 19 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will host a Senior Expo on Thursday, Sept. 26. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brookhaven Municipal Center, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven. “There are a wealth of programs and services available for older adults in our community,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “I’m pleased to be able to bring all of these resources together to make it easy for our seniors to access them.” Exhibitors from state, local and federal agencies will provide valuable information on services and programs available for seniors, and the event will include door prizes and lunch. A flu shot clinic will also be available. Attendees 65 or older will be able to sign up for their free SEPTA Key Senior ID cards. Anyone with questions can call Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Krueger congratulates Nether Providence on recent state awards

(Sep 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – Two Nether Providence initiatives received crucial state funding today thanks to an investment by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, announced state Rep. Leanne Krueger, who helped advocate for the grants. The CFA awarded Nether Providence Township a $277,359 grant to control sediment at Sapovits Park, as well as improve the park with a rain garden to help with runoff. It also awarded the Nether Providence Athletic Association a $133,814 grant under its Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program to install LED lighting and two sets of bleachers at the Houston Park baseball field. “Thanks to excellent stewardship on behalf of our community leaders, these projects bring us a quality to life that is truly special – and address pressing environmental and recreational needs in the community,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. 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

 

Krueger invites community to Pet Expo September 7

(Aug 23, 2019)

FOLSOM, Aug. 23 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger invites community members to a Pet Expo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Folsom Fire Co., 411 Sutton Ave. Krueger is co-hosting the event with state Sen. Tim Kearney. The event will feature pet resources, including information on Victoria’s Law and other animal-related legislation, pet-related vendors, light refreshments, a low-cost vaccine clinic and more. A pet costume parade will be held at noon. The low-cost vaccine clinic will be offered by Providence Animal Center on a first-come basis. Dogs must be leashed. The clinic is not recommended for cats for their safety, since the clinic is outdoors. The clinic will offer one-year shots including Dewormer, Distemper, Bordetella, Rabies, Lepto, Canine Flu and Lyme, as well as microchips. Pets are welcome but must be leashed. Anyone with questions can call Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Summer 2019 Newsletter

(Aug 22, 2019)

Read my summer newsletter, featuring news from Harrisburg and around the 161st District! Read more

 

Krueger announces $1M in redevelopment money for regional projects

(Aug 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger today announced two $500,000 state grants for development projects in Aston and Nether Providence townships. The money comes from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is administered by the Office of the Budget and funds economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects across Pennsylvania. Aston Township will use the money to build a new much-needed public works facility in the municipality. Little demolition is required to prepare the site for construction, but completion of the project will include general site clearing, grading, and development of appropriate stormwater provisions, including the construction of an underground basin and a 300-square-foot retaining wall. The new 19,587-square-foot public works facility will include an administrative office, a truck shop, an equipment storage building, and a new salt barn to better meet the municipality's needs. “The new facility will greatly improve trash collection, recycling, parks services, storm sewers and road maintenance, leaf collection, and snow removal – often overlooked services, but vital for Aston residents,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “The award will help offset local taxes, which is goal of mine and the administration.” The other award was granted for Nether Providence Township’s Summit Site redevelopment. The township is expected to Read more