March 16, 2023
Scranton, PA – March 16, 2023 – Senator Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne) has announced a total of $9,132,280 in grants awarded to 36 projects in the 22nd Senatorial District through both the Local Share Account and the Multimodal Transportation Fund.
The Local Share Account was developed through the PA Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, which provides for the distribution of gaming revenues through the Commonwealth Financing Authority to support statewide projects in the public interest.
The following grants, totaling $7,782,280, were awarded through the Local Share Account:
- $1,000,000 awarded to the City of Scranton for Nay Aug Waterplay Complex
- $972,420 awarded to Wyoming Borough for 2022 Street Reconstruction Project
- $505,782 awarded to the Greenfield Township Sewer Authority for the Pump Station Replacement Project
- $500,000 awarded to Lackawanna County for Lackawanna County Pool Improvements
- $500,000 awarded to Lackawanna County Transit Authority for Building and Maintenance Facility Construction
- $500,000 awarded to the City of Pittston for Blight Remediation
- $500,000 awarded to the City of Scranton for Adams Avenue Streetscape, Gateway, and Corridor Project
- $400,000 awarded to Plains Township for a new fire truck pumper
- $396,239 awarded to the City of Scranton for Grace Street Park
- $300,000 awarded to Dunmore Borough for Dunmore Green Ridge Soccer Fields Renovation and Expansion Project
- $250,000 awarded to the City of Wilkes-Barre for Hazle Street and Madison Street Retaining Walls Repair Project
- $221,600 awarded to Avoca Borough for VFW Renovations and Building Addition
- $175,000 awarded to Lackawanna County for Lackawanna Arts and Culture Vendor Huts Fabrication Project
- $150,000 awarded to Throop Borough for Borough Building Roof Replacement
- $150,000 awarded to West Pittston Borough for Municipal Building Renovations Project
- $150,000 awarded to the City of Wilkes-Barre for Wyoming Valley Art League Building Capital Improvements
- $130,000 awarded to Avoca Borough for Community Center Improvements
- $126,604 awarded to Plains Township for Department of Public Works pickup and dump truck
- $105,000 awarded to Dalton Borough to purchase a backhoe loader
- $102,757 awarded to Dickson City Recreation Authority for Civic Center Improvements
- $100,000 awarded to Dupont Borough for Public Park Enhancement Project
- $100,000 awarded to Moosic Borough for Moosic Youth Center Roof Project
- $100,000 awarded to Wyoming Borough for Municipal Equipment Project
- $90,990 awarded to Old Forge Borough for Borough Safety Project
- $57,882 awarded to South Abington Township for the purchase of a police vehicle
- $50,532 awarded to Avoca Borough for the purchase of a new police interceptor vehicle
- $50,000 awarded to Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority for rehabilitation of Scranton Trolley #505
- $38,427 awarded to Dalton Borough for the purchase of police camera equipment
- $33,847 awarded to Dalton Borough for the purchase of a Kubota tractor
- $25,200 awarded to Duryea Borough for the Duryea Wildcats Storage Facility
The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to 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.
The following grants, totaling $1,350,000, were awarded through the Multimodal Transportation Fund:
- $200,000 awarded to Dunmore Borough for rehabilitation to Industrial Park Road
- $250,000 awarded to Lackawanna County for preliminary engineering of the Lackawanna River Pedestrian Bridge
- $100,000 awarded to Old Forge School District for improvements to internal site traffic flow
- $200,000 awarded to Pittston Township for roadway infrastructure improvements roadway infrastructure improvements on Armstrong Road
- $200,000 awarded to West Pittston Borough for neighborhood accessibility improvements
- $400,000 awarded to Wilkes University for sidewalk and streetscape improvements
“I’m proud to support so many projects across all parts of my Senate District,” said Senator Flynn. “This funding will be directed to diverse sources – improving roadways, eliminating blight, supporting law enforcement and first responders, and encouraging recreation – all to make the 22nd District a safer, cleaner, greener, and more inviting place to live.”
For a complete description of all of the projects awarded funding, visit here.
January 30, 2023
HARRISBURG, PA – January 30, 2023 – Senator Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne) has introduced a co-sponsorship memorandum for legislation that would require automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to be present at any sporting event hosted by a school district. The proposal also mandates that all coaches complete training on the proper use of AEDs.
Named “Damar’s Law,” after Buffalo Bills safety and Pittsburgh native Damar Hamlin, this legislation was inspired as a response to the harrowing occurrence of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) that Hamlin experienced during a recent NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
“The incident has highlighted the need to proactively prepare and equip staff, as time is a critical variable when it comes to survivability,” said Flynn.
While the overwhelming majority of school districts in Pennsylvania have AEDs present in classrooms and school buildings, this bill recognizes the value of AEDs and the increased risk of SCA amongst students participating in athletic events.
“Damar’s outcome is promising, and I believe if schools follow the protocols I’m suggesting, others impacted by sudden cardiac arrest would have an improved chance at survival,” said Flynn, “It’s all about saving lives.”
The proposal has bipartisan co-sponsorship, with Senators Bartolotta, Fontana, Haywood, Hughes, Langerholc, and Pennycuick already supporting the legislation. Senator Flynn plans to formally introduce the language of the bill within a month.
January 11, 2023
SCRANTON, PA – January 11, 2023 – State Senator Marty Flynn has partnered with MyCIL, a Scranton based non-profit that supports independent living for those with disabilities, to provide disability related information and resources for community members in the 22nd district.
“People with disabilities in both Lackawanna and Luzerne counties have access to many resources, organizations, and individuals who want to support them,” said Sen. Flynn. “I’m proud to partner with MyCIL to make information and those resources more readily available to anyone who can benefit. Help is out there. My hope is that this partnership will make that help easier to access.”
Starting January 18th, a representative from MyCIL will take appointments with individuals and families in Senator Flynn’s office, located at 409 N. Main Avenue, Scranton. During appointments, MyCIL representatives can discuss services to promote greater independence, including obtaining home & community-based services, transportation, and housing.
Appointments will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Residents interested in scheduling an appointment can contact Senator Flynn’s office at 570-207-2881.
January 6, 2023
HARRISBURG, PA – January 6, 2023 – Today, Senator Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne) announced his reappointment as the Democratic Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. Senator Flynn will also serve on the Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure, Labor & Industry, and Law & Justice Committees.
The Senate Transportation Committee provides oversight of all operations related to the Commonwealth’s multimodal transportation system, including legislation and policy on roads and bridges, public transportation, railroads, airports, and ports.
“It’s a privilege to serve as the Democratic Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee,” said Senator Flynn. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure that Pennsylvania has a modern, safe, and efficient transportation system that meets the needs of the Commonwealth.”
Since being named chair of the Senate Transportation Committee during the previous legislative session, Senator Flynn has been a leader in the transportation arena, focusing primarily on the more than $100 million in Turnpike tolls that have gone uncollected. Moving forward, his legislative priorities include finding alternative and sustainable methods to fund road and bridge repairs. For more information about the Senate Transportation Committee, click here.
November 28, 2022
SCRANTON, PA – November 28, 2022 – Senator Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne) will be sponsoring a Health Care Enrollment Event on Wednesday, November 30th at 5:30PM at the Taylor Community Library.
A representative from Pennie, Pennsylvania’s health care marketplace will be on-hand to provide an overview of the marketplace and to answer audience questions. Certified representatives from Pennie will be in attendance to assist those who wish to enroll on the spot.
Attendees planning to enroll should bring a photo ID, their last four weeks of pay stubs, most recent tax return(s), and immigration documents, if applicable.
Pennie is in open enrollment now until January 15, 2023. Pennie is the official online marketplace made possible by the State of Pennsylvania and the top private insurance companies to provide affordable, high-quality health insurance plans to Pennsylvanians.
The Taylor Community Library is located at 710 South Main Street, Taylor, PA 18517. The event will also be livestreamed at www.Facebook.com/SenatorMartyFlynn.
November 18, 2022
SCRANTON, PA – November 18, 2022 – Senator Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne) today announced a $10,000,000 grant to be awarded to complete renovations to West Scranton Intermediate School.
The project will add much-needed upgrades to the facility and improve the safety and comfort of the students and faculty. The funds will be used to provide specific building infrastructure improvements to upgrade the building envelope in addition to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, life safety, and emergency egress systems in the school.
This grant was made possible through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) – a Commonwealth grant program for the acquisition and construction of economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.
“With the announcement of this funding, it is my hope that the Scranton School District promptly reevaluates its school consolidation plan,” said Senator Flynn. “Closing three schools does not prioritize students, parents, or teachers – and this significant boost in funding should provide an opportunity for the Administration and School Board to go back to the drawing board and find an actual solution for our school district.”
One of three middle schools in the Scranton School District, West Scranton Intermediate School is located at 1401 Fellows St., Scranton, PA 18504 and contains grades 5-8.