Malagari votes for bill that would honor local resident

Bill would honor the late Dr. Frank Erdman Boston

HARRISBURG, June 7 – State Rep. Steve Malagari voted Tuesday on H.B. 1560, which passed on concurrence out of the House and will ultimately go to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf to be signed into law.      

The bill includes a proposal introduced by Malagari earlier this year to name State Route 2004, also known as North Broad Street in the borough of Lansdale and Hatfield Township, as the Dr. Frank Erdman Boston Memorial Highway.  

“I was proud to cast a vote in favor of this bill that will honor an important local resident,” Malagari said. “In a life defined by service to his country and community, after serving as a medical officer during World War I, Dr. Boston founded a hospital in Lansdale –which is now known as the Jefferson Lansdale Hospital – as well as a first aid emergency squad eventually called the Volunteer Medical Service Corps, which remains active in the North Penn region.  

“This honor is fitting since Dr. Boston had a lasting positive influence in our area. I also think it’s important to emphasize Dr. Boston overcame countless obstacles and navigated a still segregated U.S. Army and country as a man of color during a challenging – but, thankfully, changing – time in our nation’s history.”