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Northeast Notes

Unthinkable: 2,000 Terror Suspects Allowed to Buy Guns

With the U.S. Congess failing to act under pressure from the gun lobby, I am seeking state action to close a loophole that has allowed thousands of terror suspects to purchase weapons.

It makes no sense to maintain a list of suspected terrorists only to allow those on the list to walk out the door with an unlimited supply of arms.

Anyone too dangerous to board a plane, is too dangerous to own an arsenal. This is a loophole that must be closed. Click here to read more.

Budget Picture is Stark and Sobering

The budget outlined by Gov. Wolf this week is a stark and sobering reminder of where we stand after years of gimmicks, politics and accounting tricks.

Pennsylvania schools are already teetering on insolvency, unable to provide basic safety, let alone a 21st century learning environment.

Without significant new public investment, we risk the jobs of thousands of teachers at a time when our students are tumbling down the ladder in the global education rankings. We are competing in an international labor market and we are failing our students. READ MORE

Hands-On Help for Students Financing College

Recognizing the importance of higher education, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and I would like to invite you and your parents to attend my PHEAA Financial Aid Education Night. 

PHEAA representatives will explain to students and their families what financial aid opportunities are available and which resources can assist in obtaining them.  Please visit for more information. 

The free seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Father Judge High School auditorium, 3301 Solly Avenue. Registration for the free seminar is not required. 

Tacony-Disston Eligible for Historical Distinction

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently approved the nomination of the Tacony-Disston Community Development District to the National Register of Historic Places.   READ  MORE

Proud to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the VITAS Inpatient Hospice at Nazareth Hospital. For more photos, click here.

Grants Will Benefit Local Stream Projects

More than $800,000 in state grant money will be distributed for stream and greenway projects that will benefit residents of Northeast Philadelphia.

The projects will help protect and preserve the vitality of local waterways and provide recreation opportunities for residents.  READ MORE

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The Pennsylvania Bar Association is offering Pro Bono legal services to all veterans in PA. Please note that the Pro Bono services are not limited to just VA issues. They are more than happy to assist with any legal matter.  For more information, click here.


All events run from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.. No commercial disposal.

March 19

New Foundations Charter School

Torresdale Ave & Rhawn Street

April 2

Richmond Street & Buckius St

April 9

Academy Rd Office, 12361 Academy Rd. Parkwood Shopping Center


Offices to Serve You

  District Office
8016 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Phone: (215) 695-1020
Fax: (215) 695-1027
District Office
12361 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Phone: (215) 281-2539
Fax: (215) 281-2798
Harrisburg Office
457 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3005
Phone: (717) 787-9608
Fax: (717) 772-2162