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Bethlehem, PA, October 16 – State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that four municipalities in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, will be receiving Recycling Performance Grants, totaling $ 55,176 for their recycling efforts for the 2012 calendar year. The Bethlehem legislator said the grants, awarded by the Department of Environmental Protection throughout the year, are an […]

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Bethlehem, October 14 — As the holiday season rapidly approaches, Senator Lisa M. Boscola has once again joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to help collect toy donations at her district office in downtown Bethlehem. Individuals may drop off new, unwrapped toys now to Boscola’s district office, located at One East […]

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Harrisburg, October 9, 2014 – Calling it a balanced proposal that gives struggling families more protection and flexibility to avoid utility shut-offs, Sen. Lisa M. Boscola today praised the Senate for its unanimous approval of utility reform legislation. “I am pleased with components in this bill (House Bill 939) that prevent people from being treated […]

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Bethlehem, September 9, 2014 – State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that the City of Bethlehem is the recipient of a grant in the amount of $ 250,000 through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. “It always pleases me when I am notified of State funds finding their way to the Lehigh Valley,” Boscola […]

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Bethlehem, August 28, 2014 – Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts has awarded $ 205,398 in state funding to local arts programs and organizations in Lehigh and Northampton Counties. Boscola praised the Council for working to help keep the arts community alive in the Lehigh Valley. “There is no […]

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Bethlehem , August 12, 2014 – Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that a new business looking to expand operations into Northampton County was awarded $ 960,000 in state funding. The loan will help The Bug Company create 41 new jobs in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County. Boscola praised State officials and LVEDC for working together […]

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BETHLEHEM – August 11, 2014 –State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that a local company, Colymer Industries, will receive a $ 50,000 grant from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP/NEP) of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Ben Franklin Technology Partners receives a significant number of grant applications and only has the resources to fund the most competitive […]

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Harrisburg, June 12, 2014 — State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced that the Property Tax/Rent Rebate filing deadline has been extended to December 31. “This filing extension will provide more time for seniors to apply for a rebate check,” Boscola said. “I urge all seniors and their loved ones to explore this and other benefit […]

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Bethlehem, April 22, 2014 – Senator Lisa M. Boscola today reminded college students and their parents that the deadline to apply for a 2014-15 state student aid grant is May 1. “With the spiraling costs of a college education, student aid is more important than ever,” Boscola said. “I urge local families to look into […]

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Harrisburg, April 3, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today applauded the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) proposed regulations that will give electric choice shoppers more detail, disclosure and timely information on their options. “The bottom line is that these regulatory changes will save people money and enable consumers to make more informed decisions about […]

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Bethlehem, March 24, 2014 – State Senator Lisa M. Boscola today reminded area residents that she will be holding an Electric Choice Public Forum on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.  This forum will take place from 5:15pm to by 7:15pm at the Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township located at 4100 Green Pond Road, Easton, PA […]

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Bethlehem, March 20, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today announced a total of $ 1.507 million in grant funds for Monroe County projects. “These are good projects that will make needed improvements throughout Monroe County,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek funding sources to help advance local projects.” The grants include: Monroe […]

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Bethlehem, March 20, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today announced a total of $ 1.265 million in state grant funds for Northampton County projects. “These are good projects that will make our communities safer and more attractive for economic development and business investment,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek funding sources to […]

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Harrisburg, March 18, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today introduced her proposal aimed at helping consumers shop for less expensive electricity and avoid sticker shock when they agree to variable rate pricing deals. “My legislation (Senate Bill 1297) mandates clear and reliable pricing information on variable rate pricing,” Boscola said. “It also reduces […]

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Harrisburg, March 7, 2014 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today announced she is introducing legislation that would benefit consumers who switch electric suppliers or choose a variable rate payment plan. One of Boscola’s bills would require the state Public Utility Commission to shorten the waiting period before people can switch retail electric suppliers.  Another […]

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Bethlehem, March 7, 2014 — U.S. military veterans can now apply to get a veterans designation on their driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card, state Sen. Lisa Boscola announced today. “Apart from the proud designation of military service to their country, this ‘V’ designation will help Pennsylvania vets provide convenient proof of their eligibility for […]

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