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Boscola Announces $25,000 for Tech Firm Collaboration with Community College

HARRISBURG – April 19 - State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced a $25,000 Ben Franklin Technology Partners grant for a Bethlehem technology firm collaborating with Northampton Community College’s emerging Technology Applications Center. “This grant will help develop a new spray-drying…
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MEDIA ADVISORY – State Senators Discuss Job Training for Individuals with Disabilities

At Sen. Andy Dinniman’s request, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday in Thorndale on job training and vocational opportunities for people with disabilities.  The hearing will be held Thursday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at…
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Paperplanes Flies In The Celebrity Rabbit Hop Competition At 101st PA Farm Show

1/8/2017 - Harrisburg – The arena was packed as spectators watched rabbits from all corners of the state leap their way through the Celebrity Rabbit Hopping Competition on Sunday, January 8, during the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Six…
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Senate Hearing Focuses on Sen. Boscola’s Requiring Snow and Ice Removal from Trucks

HARRISBURG -- Jan. 27, 2016 – In opening comments to fellow state Senate Transportation Committee members, Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today urged approval of her legislation that would require truckers to remove snow and ice from their tractor-trailers before driving.…
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Boscola Road Transfer Bill Wins Committee Nod

Harrisburg, December 7, 2015 – The state Senate Transportation Committee today unanimously approved State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola’s road transfer legislation (Senate Bill 1064) that will help bring an economic development project in the Lehigh Valley one step closer to…
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Commonwealth of PA 2015 Summer Internship Programs

Please follow the link, Internship_Package_2015, to view all of the available 2015 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Summer Internship Programs. Please note, there are some application deadlines that are due soon! PennDOT is due February 27 DCNR & DEP are due March 1…
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PennDOT Summer Jobs for College Students

Positions available in Northampton & Lehigh Counties  As in years past, PennDOT is sponsoring an extensive SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SEP). The program runs from May through August to supplement the permanent workforce. The Government Services Interns are utilized primarily for…
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Boscola Announces that Independence Day is a “Fish-for-Free Day”

Harrisburg, June 30, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today announced that people can fish for free in Pennsylvania this Friday, July 4. “This fish-for-free program is the perfect opportunity to try the sport while visiting the gorgeous lakes…
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Boscola Announces $ 806,248 for Natural Gas Refueling Station in Pen Argyl

Bethlehem, February 4, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today announced a $ 806,248 grant for Waste Management Inc. to construct a public access compressed natural gas filling station with one fast fill pump at the Grand Central Sanitation…
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Senate Committee Hosts Senior Care Roundtable Discussion in Abington

Abington – Jan. 8, 2014 – Experts and advocates for proper senior care today told a state Senate panel that there is more Pennsylvania can do to protect and care for its senior citizens. “Pennsylvania’s growing population of senior citizens…
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NOTICE: An Important Update Regarding the Small Games of Chance Act

State Senator Lisa M. Boscola wanted to take this opportunity to provide this information regarding the recent change to the reporting requirements enacted under the recently implemented Small Games of Chance (SGOC) law.  House Bills 290 and 1098, both of which…
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Boscola Announces Over $ 800,000 in Recreational Grants for Local Projects

Bethlehem, November 21, 2013 -- State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola today announced a total of $803,335 in state grant funds for five Northampton County recreational projects. “These state dollars should help improve the attractiveness, viability and use of these areas…
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Boscola Announces State Funds for Local Infrastructure Projects

HARRISBURG, Nov 21, 2013 — State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced over $5 million in state funding funds for three local projects. “I am pleased to help obtain state dollars to assist funding worthy local projects,” Boscola said. “I will…
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Senator Boscola’s Office is Now Accepting Donations for Toys for Tots

BETHLEHEM, November 21, 2013 – State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that her Bethlehem office, located at One East Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, is now accepting new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Campaign. “I am very…
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Experts, Analysts Weigh-in on Comprehensive Senate Democratic Plan to Grow Jobs, Spark Economic Development, Help Veterans

SCRANTON, Oct. 8, 2013 – Venture capitalists, public policy experts and economic development analysts today debated the strategic elements of the Senate Democratic plan to grow jobs and foster business creation and expansion in Pennsylvania. Called “PA Works,” the Senate…
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Boscola shares PennDOT’s 2013-14 Winter Maintenance Program’s temporary job listings

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation sponsors an extensive Winter Maintenance Program (WMP) for temporary equipment operators, mechanics and tradesman helpers. The WMP runs from September through April to supplement PennDOT's permanent workers.  Click here for more information Winter Maintenance Progam 2013 or…
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Boscola’s summer interns to present issue projects at Bethlehem Area Public Library

Bethlehem, August 9, 2013 - State Senator Lisa Boscola's summer interns will be presenting their issue-based research projects for the public at the Bethlehem Area Public Library (Main Library) on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 starting at 11:00 AM. “My interns have…
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Nominations now being accepted for the Hall of Fame of Champions of Older Workers

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Hall of Fame of Champions of Older Workers Committee, is now accepting nominations for older worker friendly employers. To obtain a nomination form,
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Op-Ed Column by State Senator Lisa Boscola – Choosing the Safety of our Kids over the Rights of Sex Offenders

Recently, in Lancaster County, a 5-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped from her front yard. She was heroically rescued by two teenage boys who discovered her in the backseat of a car driven by suspect Harold Leroy Herr. The boys pursued…
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Boscola: Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application Deadline Extended

Harrisburg, June 11, 2013 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced that the filing deadline for the Lottery-funded Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended to December 31.
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New Location for Senator Boscola’s Bethlehem Office

BETHLEHEM (May 28, 2013) - State Senator Lisa M. Boscola today announced that she is relocating her Bethlehem office to One East Broad Street, Suite 120. The new office will be open to the public on Monday, June 3 at…
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Boscola Announces More Than $ 120,000 in Grants through the Ben Franklin Technology Partners

BETHLEHEM – April 17, 2013 – State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that three local companies will receive $120,700 through the Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP/NEP) of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Ben Franklin Technology Partners receives a significant number of grant…
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Boscola Announces Municipalities in Northampton County to Receive Grants for Recycling

 BETHLEHEM - April 17, 2013- State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that four municipalities in  Northampton County, will be receiving Recycling Performance Grants, totaling $42,122  for their recycling efforts for the 2010 calendar year. The Bethlehem legislator said the grants,…
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2013 Trout Stocking Schedule is Now Available!

Click here to view the schedule 2013_County_Trout_Stocking
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Pa. Senators React to GOP Leader’s Electoral College Change Bill

Express-Times - State Sen. Lisa Boscola says that the Pennsylvania Legislature Republican leader's effort to end the state’s winner-take-all method of allocating its Electoral College votes for U.S. president could diminish the state on a national level and prevent future…
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Senator Boscola’s interview with The Elucidator Magazine

State Senator Lisa Boscola tells it like it is. Whether challenging utility companies in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, refusing to always vote with her own party, or gunning for more women in elected office, her voice carries loud and…
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Lisa Boscola wants school employees convicted of on-campus drug crimes to lose pension, face stiffer jail time

January 14, 2013 — Pennsylvania state Sen. Lisa Boscola wants public school employees convicted of selling or having drugs on school grounds to lose their pension and be subject to stiffer mandatory jail time. The proposed law is part of a…
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Pennsylvania state Sen. Lisa Boscola introduces law to restrict where sex offenders can live

January 13, 2013 - Pennsylvania state Sen. Lisa Boscola has again introduced legislation that would limit how close registered sex offenders can live to schools, day cares, playgrounds and school bus stops. Boscola, D-Northampton/Lehigh/Monroe, first drafted such a bill in…
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Redistricting mess sparks calls for change

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature appears unlikely to heed any calls to change a process that produced a new map of U.S. House districts widely criticized as a political product designed by Republican politicians to benefit Republican politicians.…
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