State lawmakers announce more than $400K in grants to improve Berks County school safety

(1 day ago)

State lawmakers Reps. Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi, and state Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, announced the approval of several School Safety and Security grants today. Read more

 

Caltagirone will retire from Pa. House following 2019-20 session

(Jan 17, 2020)

READING, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, D-Berks, announced today that he will retire from representing Reading and Berks County in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives upon completion of his 2019-20 term. Caltagirone has served 22 consecutive terms since 1977, which makes him the longest-serving state representative in Pennsylvania history. The Pennsylvania House held its first session in 1682. “I am forever grateful, humbled and thankful,” Caltagirone wrote in a letter announcing his retirement to House Democratic Caucus leadership. “I earned the trust and confidence of my friends and neighbors through the good times and the bad. I served under 12 different speakers of the House, nine governors and there have been nearly 900 different members of the House during my tenure.” The representative of the 127 th Legislative District said in the letter that he will be 78 by the time his term ends and has had time to recently reflect while battling health issues. “I've decided it's the right time for the next generation of leaders to step up and lead Reading into the future,” he wrote. He continued, “I'm immensely proud that I was able to bring billions of dollars in state funds back to Reading, West Reading and Kenhorst. I swell with pride when I drive through West Reading knowing I brought the funds home to revitalize it, I went to bat for funding to rebuild the city viaduct, replace Read more

 

State lawmakers congratulate Albright College on $30,000 grant

(Jan 16, 2020)

State lawmakers from Berks County congratulated Albright College on receiving a $30,000 grant Thursday to combat campus sexual assault. Read more

 

State lawmakers applaud grant for more than $100K for Berks County Workforce Development Board

(Jan 16, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 16 – State lawmakers from Berks County applauded a $110,955 grant awarded to the Berks County Workforce Development Board Thursday to help prepare students for in-demand careers. Read more

 

Berks County lawmakers applaud $234,266 grant to revitalize Reading park

(Dec 30, 2019)

Berks County lawmakers Reps. Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi, as well as Sen. Judy Schwank, applauded the approval of a $234,266 state grant today to revitalize a park in Reading. Read more

 

Legislators Announce Reading Muhlenberg CTC Awarded $50,000

(Dec 20, 2019)

READING, December 19, 2019 – The Pennsylvania Department of Education awarded $50,000 to Reading Muhlenberg CTC to purchase new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations, State Sen. Judy Schwank, State Rep. Mark Rozzi, and State Rep. Tom Caltagirone, all D-Berks, announced. The grant is one of 32 competitive grants totaling nearly $1.2 million awarded to Career and Technical Centers (CTC) and Area Vocational-Technical Education Schools across the state to purchase equipment aligned with the needs of local employers for use in PDE-approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and to provide hands-on training to students in those programs. The maximum grant allowed under the program is $50,000, and each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source, which could include local school funds or contributions from business and industry partners. Reading Muhlenberg CTC’s grant will help purchase the following equipment: Mechanical Training System CNC Plasma Cutter “This funding will help Reading Muhlenberg CTC give their students the opportunity to learn on state-of-the-art equipment,” Schwank said. “Students will learn the skills they need to succeed in the 21 st century work place.” “Students deserve to learn in classrooms equipped with the most up-to-date technology available to prepare them for the future,” Rozzi said. “This funding will support Reading Read more

 

Lawmakers announce state grant for Reading traffic signal study

(Dec 17, 2019)

READING, Dec. 17 – State Reps. Mark Rozzi and Tom Caltagirone and Sen. Judy Schwank, all D-Berks, announced that Reading was awarded a $227,840 state grant to study and upgrade the downtown traffic signal system network. “It’s incredibly important that we ensure traffic can move smoothly and safely through our downtown,” said Rozzi. “I’m pleased to see funding for this study awarded to the City of Reading.” “A better understanding of Reading’s traffic flow is crucial if we are to improve public safety downtown,” said Caltagirone. “I look forward to the results of this study.” “I am commending city officials for securing this competitive state grant funding," Schwank said. "This initiative will benefit residents, workers, visitors and businesses in downtown Reading by ensuring that our traffic control system works effectively and efficiently." The grant was among $13.1 million in funding awarded to improve safety at signalized intersections in 34 municipalities around the state at 41 locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue. The grants are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement Program. More information is available on the traffic signals page under “Travel in PA” at www.penndot.gov . Read more

 

Lawmakers announce four grants to support programs, projects in Berks County

(Dec 11, 2019)

State Reps. Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi as well as state Sen. Judy Schwank announced the approval of four grants for projects and programs in Berks County by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Wednesday. Read more

 

12/2/19 – Affordable Housing – Reading

(Dec 05, 2019)

Materials from a joint House Democratic Policy Committee-Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus public hearing hosted by State Rep. Tom Caltagirone. Read more

 

Caltagirone hosts hearing on making housing affordable

(Dec 02, 2019)

State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss reducing homelessness by making housing more affordable. He explained how his legislation would give communities the tools needed to help transform blighted and vacant properties into safe places for families to live. Read more

 

Joint HDPC-PLBC hearing examines how to fight blight, decrease homelessness

(Dec 02, 2019)

State Rep. Tom Caltagirone, D-Berks, today hosted a joint House Democratic Policy Committee and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus public hearing on affordable housing. Read more

 

Caltagirone to host joint HDPC-PLBC hearing on affordable housing Monday in Reading

(Nov 26, 2019)

State Rep. Tom Caltagirone, D-Berks, announced he will host a joint House Democratic Policy Committee and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus public hearing on affordable housing on Monday, Dec. 2 in Reading. Read more

 

Caltagirone, Rozzi announce three grants totaling more than $300,000

(Nov 14, 2019)

State Reps. Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi announced Thursday that two grants totaling $275,000 have been approved for the city of Reading, and a third grant totaling $33,900 will be released to Berks County. Read more

 

Reading Area Community College receives $42,947 in grant funding

(Oct 31, 2019)

State Reps. Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi and Sen. Judy Schwank announced Reading Area Community College will receive almost $45,000 in state funding from a Preschool Development Grant as part of a $1.5 million investment from the state to improve the quality of early childcare education. Read more

 

Caltagirone votes in favor of bill for secure voting machines, funding for census report

(Oct 29, 2019)

State Rep. Tom Caltagirone voted today in support of S.B. 421 to provide people more time to register to vote and help pay for safer, more secure voting machines. Caltagirone’s vote also helped Pennsylvania secure $4 million in state funding to ensure a complete census report. Read more

 

Caltagirone: Storm damage extends to drinking water

(Oct 21, 2019)

State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone joined the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the importance of stormwater management. He explains why addressing this issue is critical to protecting drinking water across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Caltagirone lauds $17,600 investment for Reading’s M.J. Reider and Associates

(Oct 18, 2019)

State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone lauded a $17,600 investment for M.J. Reider and Associates Inc. in Reading by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The investment was approved by BFTP earlier this month. Read more

 

Caltagirone: Recycling plant creating 100+ local jobs

(Oct 04, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Thomas Caltagirone joined the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss the importance of discarding single-use plastics properly. He explained how recycling is bringing more than a hundred jobs to the Reading area. Read more

 

Reps. Caltagirone and Rozzi, Sen. Schwank announce more than $250,000 in grant money for Berks County

(Sep 17, 2019)

Rep. Thomas Caltagirone announced $252,821 in grant funding has been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority to support recreation improvement efforts in Berks County. Read more

 

Caltagirone announces more than $800,000 in grants for Berks County

(Sep 16, 2019)

State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone announced today that six grants totaling $811,639 had been awarded to Berks County initiatives through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the Victims’ Services Advisory Committee. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce more than $400K in grants to improve Berks County school safety
1 day ago

Caltagirone will retire from Pa. House following 2019-20 session
Jan 17, 2020

State lawmakers congratulate Albright College on $30,000 grant
Jan 16, 2020

State lawmakers applaud grant for more than $100K for Berks County Workforce Development Board
Jan 16, 2020

Berks County lawmakers applaud $234,266 grant to revitalize Reading park
Dec 30, 2019

Legislators Announce Reading Muhlenberg CTC Awarded $50,000
Dec 20, 2019

Lawmakers announce state grant for Reading traffic signal study
Dec 17, 2019

Lawmakers announce four grants to support programs, projects in Berks County
Dec 11, 2019

12/2/19 – Affordable Housing – Reading
Dec 05, 2019

Caltagirone hosts hearing on making housing affordable
Dec 02, 2019

Joint HDPC-PLBC hearing examines how to fight blight, decrease homelessness
Dec 02, 2019

Caltagirone to host joint HDPC-PLBC hearing on affordable housing Monday in Reading
Nov 26, 2019

Caltagirone, Rozzi announce three grants totaling more than $300,000
Nov 14, 2019

Reading Area Community College receives $42,947 in grant funding
Oct 31, 2019

Caltagirone votes in favor of bill for secure voting machines, funding for census report
Oct 29, 2019

Caltagirone: Storm damage extends to drinking water
Oct 21, 2019

Caltagirone lauds $17,600 investment for Reading’s M.J. Reider and Associates
Oct 18, 2019

Caltagirone: Recycling plant creating 100+ local jobs
Oct 04, 2019

Reps. Caltagirone and Rozzi, Sen. Schwank announce more than $250,000 in grant money for Berks County
Sep 17, 2019

Caltagirone announces more than $800,000 in grants for Berks County
Sep 16, 2019