Celebrating Black History Month

(3 hours ago)

February is Black History Month, so I’m hosting two events to mark the occasion. Read more

 

Applauding Delco's extraordinary youth

(Jan 27, 2023)

Congratulations to the students from Academy Park High School for their efforts in this week’s Delco Hi-Q competition. Read more

 

Zabel announces formation of bipartisan, bicameral Youth Safety Caucus

(Jan 26, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Mike Zabel today announced the creation of the bipartisan and bicameral Youth Safety Caucus, focused on reforming Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system. This new caucus will work to identify and implement evidence-based changes to redefine how Pennsylvania sentences young people convicted of a crime. Zabel explained that the goal is to protect the well-being of Pennsylvania’s youth and create better public safety outcomes. “As a commonwealth, we can hold young Pennsylvanians accountable for their behavior while simultaneously pursuing evidence-based policies that reduce recidivism and keep families intact,” Zabel said. “Over-utilizing juvenile detention centers, or worse – in some instances, adult jails, puts youth who were considered low risk at a higher likelihood of reoffending and re-entering the criminal justice system. To address this problem, the Youth Safety Caucus will instead focus on prioritizing community service, interventions and diversion over incarnation for Pennsylvania’s youth.” Zabel added that pursuing options outside of incarceration could significantly save money statewide. Removing a young person from home and putting them in out-of-home placement costs as much as $192,720 per youth per year, nearly 50 times the cost of high-quality effective family therapy. In addition to Zabel, the Youth Safety Caucus is also co-chaired by Rep. Natalie Mihalek, Read more

 

Resources for home heating help, high school seniors

(Jan 20, 2023)

I’m grateful to represent an area with vibrant communities of faith. Read more

 

Come visit my new Clifton Heights Office!

(Jan 13, 2023)

Please note that my district office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of MLK Day. We’ll reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with normal business hours. Read more

 

Clifton Heights Office Opening Monday!

(Jan 06, 2023)

Clifton Heights Office Opening Monday! Read more

 

2022 Year in Review!

(Dec 29, 2022)

2022 Year in Review! Read more

 

Spreading Joy this Holiday Season!

(Dec 22, 2022)

Spreading Joy this Holiday Season! Read more

 

Grant Secured for Upper Darby Township

(Dec 16, 2022)

Grant Secured for Upper Darby Township Read more

 

Zabel commends $363,154 grant to improve traffic signals in Upper Darby Township

(Dec 14, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 14 – Building on his previous work to secure the state funding needed for critical economic development projects in his legislative district, state Rep. Mike Zabel today announced $363,154 in state grant funding that will be used to upgrade traffic signals throughout Upper Darby Township. According to Zabel, Upper Darby Township was one of 20 municipalities receiving the funding, which originates from the Traffic Signal Technologies Grant Program. The upgrades will improve the signals and connect them to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s unified command and control software. “This much needed influx in funding is earmarked to improve the flow of traffic, while simultaneously enhancing the safety of those who utilize Upper Darby Township’s roadways,” Zabel said. I applaud this funding and thank the administration for their commitment in ensuring our roadways throughout the region continue to be properly invested in and prioritized. I look forward to seeing these envisioned projects become a reality.” The Traffic Signal Technologies Grant Program was established by Act 54 of 2022 and is provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements, including new traffic signal systems, adaptive signal control technology, Read more

 

Delco Holiday Traditions!

(Dec 09, 2022)

Delco Holiday Traditions! Read more

 

Opening of Flight on Ice Delco River Rink

(Dec 02, 2022)

Opening of Flight on Ice Delco River Rink Read more

 

Recapping the Holiday Food Collection Drive

(Nov 23, 2022)

Recapping the Holiday Food Collection Drive Read more

 

Zabel announces $1M more in state funding for Aldan police, Upper Darby school

(Nov 21, 2022)

CLIFTON HEIGHTS, Nov. 21 – State Rep. Mike Zabel today announced new state grants of $500,000 each for the Aldan Borough Police administrative building expansion and a new middle school in Clifton Heights Borough. Aldan Borough Police will now receive a total of $1 million to expand the existing building. It will include an enhanced entrance lobby and specific site improvements including a police parking area, as well as grading, erosion control, stormwater management, utilities, lighting and landscaping. Meanwhile, the new middle school construction now receives a total of $3 million to reimagine an existing community park as a dynamic platform of education and public engagement. Planned amenities include a dedicated parking lot, full-size competition football field, baseball field, Little League field, softball field, playground and walking trail along the perimeter. The new middle school will provide an innovative new learning environment. A core programmatic goal is to introduce a series of flexible and technology-rich spaces to enable the district's evolving curriculum, according to the award. The funds come from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. “It is with great pride and excitement that I announce funding for Read more

 

Holiday Food Collection Drive Tomorrow

(Nov 18, 2022)

Holiday Food Collection Drive Tomorrow Read more

 

Thanking our Service Members on Veterans Day!

(Nov 10, 2022)

Thanking our Service Members on Veterans Day! Read more

 

Recapping Community Events

(Nov 04, 2022)

Recapping Community Events Read more

 

Zabel announces $750,000 grant for Breaking Bread Community

(Oct 31, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – Building on his previous work to secure the state funding needed for critical economic development projects in his legislative district, state Rep. Mike Zabel today announced $750,000 in state grant funding for Breaking Bread Community, which is an initiative through the Student Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia . According to Zabel, the funding was made available through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program and will be used to cover the costs of maintaining a warming center for anyone needing services and housing help, as well as a night shelter for individuals. Additionally, the funding will be utilized to renovate the community area and offices on the first floor, while upgrading the sleeping spaces on the second and third floors. The renovations will include a new heating and air conditioning unit, along with modernizing the electrical and fire alarm infrastructure. “As harsh winter weather approaches, ensuring members of our community have a warm, safe space to spend the night is an initiative we can all support and agree upon,” Zabel said. “Seeing our friends, neighbors and colleagues band together in support of this critical program reiterates the strength and unity of the Delco community.” The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvements. Read more

 

Phillies in World Series & Community Events

(Oct 28, 2022)

Phillies in World Series & Community Events Read more

 

Zabel announces $8 million in grants for Delaware County projects

(Oct 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 26 – State Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, today announced the awarding of $8 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant funding for Aldan Borough, Upper Darby Township, Upper Darby School District and Delaware County Community College. A breakdown of the funding announced by Zabel is as follows: $3 million for Delaware County Community College. $2.5 million for Upper Darby School District. $2 million for Upper Darby Township. $500,000 for Aldan Borough. “Grant funding at this scale is a game changer for projects that were in need of additional funding and is the latest example of tax dollars being reinvested to strengthen our community,” Zabel said. “It’s rewarding when state funds are utilized to fund projects that will directly benefit every resident of Delaware County.” The $3 million award for Delaware County Community College will be earmarked to establish a workforce-focused campus to provide a region-tailored education and training ecosystem. In addition, the funding will be used to complete renovations on existing campus structures, while also offsetting the cost of demolishing buildings that are no longer viable for future campus functionality. The $2.5 million award for Upper Darby School District will be utilized in the construction of the new middle school in Clifton Heights. The funding will go Read more