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Solomon introduces legislation for veterans and individuals with disabilities

Your Connection to State Government

(Mar 21, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon is putting his communities first. He's working to make it easier for those in Lower Northeast Philadelphia to access the state services they are already paying for. Call his district office on Castor Ave. at 215-342-6340 to find out how his office can help with SEPTA Senior IDs, Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms, utility assistance, unemployment compensation, and more. Read more

 

State Rep. Jared Solomon secures grant for OCCCDA for the Oxford Circle Street Cleaning Project

(Mar 14, 2022)

State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., has secured a $30,000 grant for the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association from the state Department of Community and Economic Development. The grant will be used for professional street cleaning initiatives and administrative costs associated with the Oxford Circle Cleaning Project. “This is a shining example of what can happen when community organizations partner with state government for the benefit of our communities,” Solomon said. “I was happy to secure this grant for OCCCDA so they can continue the great work they do to make Northeast Philadelphia a great place to live.” Read more

 

February 2022

(Mar 11, 2022)

District Office Lease $1600.00 District Office Utilities $97.49 Office Supplies $261.63 Cleaning Services $909.30 Postage $137.88 Mileage $44.40 ______________________________ TOTAL $3050.70 Read more

 

A look back into 2021

(Mar 10, 2022)

A review of 2021 in the 202nd legislative district Read more

 

January 2022

(Feb 02, 2022)

JANUARY 2022 District Office Lease $1600.00 Office Supplies $5.39 District Office Utilities $92.46 ______________________________ TOTAL $1697.85 Read more

 

Solomon presents citation to Central High’s Christina Lu

(Jan 14, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., presented a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to Christina Lu, a student at Central High School, for her outstanding efforts to stop Asian hate. Lu was traveling on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line in November when she noticed a group of young Asian American students being physically and verbally assaulted by four other students. Lu heroically intervened and was overcome by the perpetrators while her fellow students tried their hardest to protect her. “Everyone has been calling me a hero, but I really am not. I’m just an ordinary girl from an ordinary family who saw people in need of help, and so I tried to help,” Lu said. “I’ll continue to stand up against bullying and violence and help people in need.” Since then, Lu has used her voice to speak out against hatred and discrimination. She spoke at a Stop Asian Hate event and called for better public safety measures on SEPTA. The slogan “Stop Asian Hate” is being used all around the world to show solidarity with the Asian community. “Christina showed bravery in a dangerous situation, and it only empowered her to do more to stop Asian hate.” Solomon said. “I am proud to award Christina for taking care of our community.” The citation reads in part, “The House of Representatives joins with citizens across the state to Read more

 

Governor Wolf announces new funding for Roosevelt Boulevard

(Dec 13, 2021)

Governor Tom Wolf today announced new investments in traffic safety projects ? in Philadelphia utilizing $22.1 million in new grant funding through the Automated Speed Enforcement program. "These improvements started with speed enforcement intitiatives on the Boulevard that I have always been a big propenent of," State Rep. Jared Solomon said. "This funding will go towards alleviating pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents along our most travelled cooridor, and we are thankful that Governor Wolf has taken the safety of Northeast Philadelphia seriously." The approved projects are as follows: $6 million for designing intersection modifications identified as 2025 improvements in the Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change program in the City of Philadelphia, including curb extensions to shorten pedestrian crossing distances, realigned crosswalks, realigned lane configurations and turn lanes, upgrades to traffic signals and timing, changes to traffic movements, and new or upgraded transit shelters and stations; $4 million for safety improvements on Cottman Avenue in the City of Philadelphia between Roosevelt Boulevard and Castor Avenue; $3 million for safety improvements on Castor Avenue which will implement a range of complete streets tools to a 2.3 mile segment of minor arterial roadway in Northeast Philadelphia; $2 million for implementing Business Access and Transit (BAT) lanes (right turn and bus lanes) Read more

 

Financial Aid Assistance Webinar - Dec. 2021

(Dec 10, 2021)

Financial aid is tough to navigate, PHEAA is holding a webinar to assist you in better understanding your options. Read more

 

State Rep. Jared Solomon and Sen. Tartaglione announce $1 million in redevelopment funding for Northeast Philadelphia

(Dec 06, 2021)

State Rep. Jared Solomon and Sen. Tartaglione announce $1 million in redevelopment funding for Northeast Philadelphia HARRISBURG, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Jared Solomon and Sen. Christine Tartaglione, both D-Philadelphia, today announced $1 million in state grants awarded to Philadelphia for redevelopment projects. Solomon said the funding, awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, will bring back the return of the Gibbons PAL program and other community outreach programs by constructing a new historically compatible and sustainable building. “We need more projects like this in the Northeast,” Solomon said. “Bringing back these programs will unleash after school and summer programming for thousands of kids. I am thankful for Senator Tartaglione’s continued partnership in securing this funding, that will help improve the lives of children around the Northeast.” “Since the programs closure in 2015 the Northeast community has seen and felt a void in safe places for our children to gather, grow, and learn.” Senator Tartaglione said. “The return of the Gibbons Police Athletic League is an exciting and important step in ensuring our children have access to safe, local programming.” The building will include a full basketball court complete with high ceilings, and homework rooms for students to work. The Read more

 

Solomon: People over Politics

(Nov 29, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon believes that fairness and honesty need to be at the forefront of government and politics. He wants to work with other officials and politicians at every level to serve the people, not the powerful few. He and his colleagues are pledging to put people first and he wants to come together to demand transparency, honesty, and integrity for the benefit of everyday people. Read more

 

Solomon introduces legislation calling for lawmakers to resign upon conviction

(Nov 22, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 22 – On the heels of the conviction of Councilmember Bobby Hennon and labor leader John Doughtery on federal corruption charges, state Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., said he is introducing a bill proposing to amend Pennsylvania’s constitution to require elected officials to resign upon being convicted of a crime. Solomon said that once they are convicted of crimes, public officials lose their credibility, integrity and cannot serve their constituents without the idea of bias and corruption overshadowing any significant decisions they make. He said his legislation would be a start to putting politics back into the hands of the people. “The negative publicity of a conviction minimizes the work we do as public servants and creates a lack of trust from the people we serve,” Solomon said. “My legislation seeks to re-establish that trust.” “As elected public servants, we have a responsibility to represent our constituents and promote the general welfare of our districts with honor. Every elected officer, from a city councilmember to the governor, must make a similar promise to serve faithfully and carry out the responsibilities of their office with integrity.” Read more

 

Solomon Statement on Positive COVID-19 Test

(Nov 21, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21 - State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., made the following statement regarding recent positive test results for COVID-19. Read more

 

October 2021

(Nov 03, 2021)

OCTOBER 2021 District Office Lease $1600.00 District Office Utilities $132.60 Office Supplies $105.33 Cleaning Services $649.50 ______________________________ TOTAL $2487.43 Read more

 

Now open for applications: Workforce development, clean diesel, and DC fast charging funding opportunities

(Nov 01, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Department of Labor & Industry: Digital Literacy and Workforce Development Grants (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Local workforce development boards, non-profit agencies (community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, etc.) or small businesses meeting certain criteria (see program guidelines). Uses : To provide digital literacy classes emphasizing career development skills, including digital fundamentals, digital job seeking, digital citizenship, and digital information. Funds : Grants of up to $45,000 each. Application Deadline : December 21 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: State Clean Diesel Grant Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding and State Mitigation Trust - Volkswagen Emissions Settlement) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania Businesses, Incorporated Nonprofits, State, Local, or Tribal Government Agencies, Air Quality or Transportation Organizations, Metropolitan or Rural/Regional Transportation Planning Organizations, and Federal Government Agencies. Uses : Diesel emission reduction projects, including, but not limited to: verified exhaust controls; engine upgrades and certified remanufacture systems; verified idle reduction technologies; certified engine Read more

 

SEPTEMBER 2021

(Oct 04, 2021)

SEPTEMBER 2021 District Office Lease $1600.00 District Office Utilities $147.32 Postage/Bulk Mail $294.46 Office Supplies $5.39 Event Food/Supplies $90.57 Mileage $88.80 ______________________________ TOTAL $2226.54 Read more

 

Solomon: PA One reforms will save taxpayer dollars

(Sep 30, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 30 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., who is chairman of PA One, announced that leaders in the General Assembly approved a study on reforms that PA One recommended to save costs and streamline services within state government operations. “The purpose of these reforms is to enable our government to operate more efficiently, conserve taxpayer resources and promote an ethic of reform,” Solomon said. “After two decades, I’m thrilled to finally see these reforms coming to Pennsylvania.” The reforms being studied include merging services for in-house printing, messenger services and bulk purchasing. Typically, these services are split along party lines with each party awarding contracts to different vendors. “Yesterday’s approval to direct the study of the reforms signals that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle support meaningful reforms that make lasting improvements to our commonwealth,” Solomon said. The study will be completed within the year. PA One members include: Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila. Rep. Jesse Topper, R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton Rep. Thomas Mehaffie, R-Dauphin Rep. Joseph Ciresi, D-Montgomery Rep. Pamela DeLissio, D-Phila./Montgomery Rep. Steven Malagari, D-Montgomery Rep. Natalie Mihalek, R-Allegheny Rep. Christopher Quinn, R-Delaware Rep. Christopher Rabb, D-Phila. Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver, Read more

 

August 2021

(Sep 07, 2021)

AUGUST 2021 District Office Lease $1600.00 District Office Utilities $28.56 Postage/Bulk Mail $2480.52 Cleaning Services $388.80 Office Supplies $27.94 ______________________________ TOTAL $4525.8 Read more

 

Solomon, advocacy groups discuss help for Afghan refugees coming to Philadelphia

(Aug 31, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., landlords and landlord stakeholders have partner ed to provide housing for Afghan refugees arriving in Philadelphia. “First and foremost is housing,” Solomon said. “We all are partners -- government, city stakeholders, state stakeholders -- all looking to provide housing for our new friends. We are calling on all landlords to step up and help the mission and work with our partners to secure housing for our new neighbors. Beyond housing we need to provide food through Share and programming through PAL to our new families to help weave them into the social and civic fabric of our communities. “ We are here to roll out the welcoming mat for our new friends and neighbors -- the Afghan refugees who are choosing Northeast Philadelphia as their home. As someone who served in the armed forces, our mission here is doubly important. One, we welcome Afghan refugees to Northeast Philadelphia with the hope and opportunity that this nation extends to all who provide support to our service members down range. Second, we honor the memory of the service members that died by continuing the mission and ensuring a home for American and Afghan immigrants alike.” Joining Solomon at the news conference were Margaret O’Sullivan of Nationalities Services Center; Homeowners Association of Philadelphia landlords Victor Pinckney, a former Marine, and Read more

 

Solomon presents $2.8 million for workforce development

(Aug 26, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., this week presented a portion of $2.8 million in funding to the Urban Affairs Coalition as part of the PA Schools-to-Work program. The money is part of a program that Solomon worked to create through legislation (H.B. 796) in a previous session. A companion bill was also introduced in the Senate. “I was humbled and thrilled to work in a bipartisan effort to develop the language ultimately used in this program,” Solomon said. “This establishes a program providing incentives to schools and local businesses to collaborate on work-based learning opportunities, apprenticeships, and jobs for high school students during the school year, the summer and after graduation, and will ultimately create local career pathways in our communities throughout Pennsylvania.” Schools-to-Work grants are awarded and funded competitively in increments up to $250,000 for classroom training, workplace visits, internships, apprenticeships, mentorships, employment opportunities, job shadowing or externships. Applicant proposals must focus on building programs that will fill current and anticipated labor market needs in a given geographic area. “Jobs, jobs, jobs are how we alleviate poverty and address racism,” said Sharmain Matlock Turner, president and CEO of the Urban Affairs Coalition. “The Urban Affairs Coalition was founded 55 years ago to eliminate poverty, Read more

 

Now open for applications: PA Industry Partnership funding opportunity

(Aug 24, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: PA Industry Partnership Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, educational and post-secondary educational organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities. Use : To identify workforce, education & training, and economic development needs, coordinate regional teams to support industry needs, identify public and community resources to address industry identified needs and increase collaboration among businesses within a targeted industry sector. Funds : Up to $250,000 per partnership. Application Deadline : October 22 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . UPCOMING APPLICATION DEADLINES: DEP Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant: August 27 (Funding Source: General Fund) School districts, municipal authorities, municipalities, nonprofits, private businesses. - Purchase or retrofit vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, purchase and install refueling equipment, and research or develop new technologies. PCCD 2021 Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinators: August 30 Read more