Ciresi announces more than $175K in state grants approved for 12 local fire, EMS organizations

(1 day ago)

State Rep. Joe Ciresi announced grants have been approved to support 12 local volunteer fire and emergency service organizations. Read more

 

Ciresi, Webster announce $35K grant for Perkiomen Valley School District

(Jan 17, 2020)

State Reps. Joe Ciresi and Joe Webster announced a $35,000 PAsmart Targeted grant has been approved for Perkiomen Valley School District Friday to expand computer science classes and teacher training. The grants are one component of the PAsmart initiative to improve computer science and STEM – or science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education. Read more

 

Ciresi supports prescription drug affordability, health care legislation

(Jan 16, 2020)

State Rep. Joe Ciresi announced his support for legislation that would protect all Pennsylvanians from skyrocketing health care costs. Read more

 

Fall 2019 newsletter

(Dec 31, 2019)

Read my fall 2019 newsletter featuring a legislative update and news from our community. Read more

 

SEPTA Key Senior ID Cards expiring in 2020 will be extended for 12 months

(Dec 23, 2019)

SEPTA has informed my office that it is providing a one (1) year extension of all SEPTA Key Senior ID Cards expiring in the 2020 calendar year. Read more

 

Ciresi announces nearly $100K in grants awarded for purchase of equipment to train students

(Dec 19, 2019)

State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education will be awarded to Pottstown School District and to the Western Montgomery Career Technology Center for the purchase of new equipment to train students. Read more

 

Ciresi announces $277,410 grant to improve traffic, safety at Perkiomen Township intersection 

(Dec 17, 2019)

State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced a $277,410 grant has been approved to help fund the installation of a permanent traffic signal in Perkiomen Township along state Route 29. The grant is funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program. Read more

 

It’s Time To Repair And Update Aging Stormwater Systems

(Dec 13, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Ciresi joined his colleagues in the House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss possible fixes for Pennsylvania’s aging stormwater systems. Read more

 

Ciresi announces $78,500 in tax credits for Pottstown area revitalization

(Nov 15, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 15 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today announced that Neighborhood Assistance Program Tax Credits have been approved by the Department of Community and Economic Development for two projects in the 146 th Legislative District. Genesis Housing Corp. in Pottstown was approved for $75,000, Family Services of Montgomery County in Lower Pottsgrove Township was approved for $3,750. “Between the housing needs of Pottstown and our senior citizen needs in Lower Pottsgrove, this is a big win for our communities,” Ciresi said. “This funding will help families in our community, alleviate blighted properties and help low-income seniors. “The improvements also will help relieve the stress that these groups of people are under. With many of our seniors facing medical expenses, fixed incomes and even poverty, financial struggles create a perfect storm for depression and other mental health issues. These funds mean that we can have our seniors’ backs and put our community on the right track.” This year’s GHC projects will focus on neighborhood revitalization using partnerships to build a new affordable single-family home, exterior renovations for affordable rental units, homeowner rehab and facade improvements. All projects are designed to increase financial literacy and promote healthy communities. GHC has partnered with Pottstown Community Action, Read more

 

Ciresi announces $400,000 for Limerick, Royersford park improvements

(Nov 14, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today announced that two $200,000 grants will be awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to improve parks in Limerick Township and Royersford Borough. “This is the kind of influx of cash we need to make real changes happen in our communities,” Ciresi said. “This money will be used to make improvements to Limerick Community Park and Royersford’s Victory Park. Between the construction of a pavilion, installation of playground equipment, ADA access ramps, and improved walkways and parking, our parks will become the beacons of community activity they were always meant to be. These spaces will truly be open and integrated for all of the public to enjoy.” Improvements to Limerick Community Park will include the construction of a pavilion, pedestrian walkway and parking area; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and utilities; ADA access, landscaping, project sign, and other related site improvements. The rehabilitation of Victory Park will include construction of pedestrian walkways; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and fencing; ADA access, landscaping and stormwater management, improved signage and other related site improvements. Ciresi announced an earlier $120,000 grant for the Victory Park ADA improvement project, which has a total cost of Read more

 

Ciresi announces over $1.7M in grants for Limerick Township, Royersford Borough

(Nov 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today announced that two grants totaling $1.78 million have been awarded to Limerick Township and Royersford Borough to assist with sidewalk improvements and the rehabilitation of the Royersford Trestle Bridge. “These grants help us build and repair our infrastructure,” Ciresi said. “This money will help ensure that our pedestrians are safer and those with different needs will be able to use our crosswalks and sidewalks. I can’t wait to see the restoration of the 1919 railroad bridge to enhance recreational outlets and connect our local trail systems.” This allocation of money has been split into two separate grants for the district awarded through the Commonwealth Financing Authority. Royersford Borough will receive $1 million to restore the 1919 railroad trestle bridge, which spans the Schuylkill River from Royersford to Spring City. The bridge is approximately 1,020 feet long and will require extensive repairs that will include concrete maintenance to repair and reinforce the piers and abutments, replacement of longitudinal beams and roller bearings. When completed the bridge will be used by commuters from Spring City to Royersford and will connect to the Schuylkill River Trail and Royersford Trail system. The total project cost is $1.4 million. “The Schuylkill River Trail – with over 65 miles connecting Read more

 

PennDOT Updates: 422 Lane Closure, Road Lane Restrictions

(Nov 08, 2019)

U.S. 422 East Lane Closure at Night Next Week for Bridge Beam Placement in Montgomery County Eastbound U.S. 422 motorists will encounter a right lane closure between the Oaks and U.S. 202 interchanges on Monday, November 11, through Friday, November 15, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge beam placement under a project to construct new, wider structures to carry U.S. 422 motorists over the Schuylkill River, Norfolk Southern Railroad, South Trooper Road and Schuylkill River Trail in West Norriton, Upper Merion and Lower Providence townships. PennDOT to Repair and Resurface State Highways Montgomery County Sunday, November 10, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., lane restrictions are scheduled on Main Street between Route 363 (Trooper Road) and Forrest Avenue in West Norriton Township for paving operations; Sunday, November 10, through Friday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 29 (Gravel Pike) between Route 73 (Skippack Pike) and Second Street in Marlborough Township for milling and paving operations; Sunday, November 10, through Friday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., lane restrictions are scheduled on Limerick Road between Ridge Pike and Township Line Road in Limerick Township for milling and paving operations; and Tuesday, November 12, through Thursday, November 14, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., lane restrictions are scheduled Read more

 

10/31/19 – Film Tax Credit – Philadelphia

(Nov 01, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Maria Donatucci and State Rep. Joe Ciresi. Read more

 

Ciresi to host Town Hall on Nov. 6

(Oct 28, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 28 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today announced he will be hosting a discussion on what is happening in Harrisburg and to hear from his constituents. The Town Hall will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Pottsgrove High School, Main Auditorium, 1345 Kauffman Road, Pottstown 19464. Residents of the 146 th Legislative District will be able to voice their concerns and tell Ciresi directly what issues matter most to them. For more information and to RSVP to the event , call Ciresi’s office at 484-200-8265. Media coverage is invited. ### Read more

 

Donatucci, Ciresi to host Policy Committee hearing on film tax credit October 31 in Philadelphia

(Oct 24, 2019)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23 – State Reps. Maria Donatucci, D-Phila./Delaware, and Joseph Ciresi, D-Montgomery, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on the film tax credit next week. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South 3 rd St., 19106. The media and public are invited to attend. Donatucci and Ciresi requested the hearing to discuss the economic impacts of the film tax credit program and what more the state can do to grow the film industry. They will be joined by legislators from across the state, including Policy Chair Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. The current agenda is: 10 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks. 10:10 a.m. Carrie Lepore, deputy secretary for Office of Marketing, Tourism and Film, DCED. 10:25 a.m. Panel One: Sharon Pinkenson , executive director, Greater Philadelphia Film Office. M. Night Shyamalan , filmmaker. Angela Miele , vice president of state tax policy, MPAA. 10:55 a.m. Panel Two: Nancy Glass , CEO/executive producer, Glass Entertainment Group. Mark Wiley , writer and producer. David Haas , member of board of directors, Wyncote Foundation. Mike McCann , board member, Pennsylvania Film Industry Association. Jeff Rotwitt , CEO and president, Sun Center Studios. 11:30 a.m. Panel Three: Thomas O’Donnell , president, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817. Read more

 

Ciresi announces House passage of bills to support volunteer first responders

(Oct 24, 2019)

HARRISBURG, OCT. 24 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today announced that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved several House bills this week that he had co-sponsored, as well as S.B. 146, to help volunteer emergency services solve the volunteer shortage crisis, while rewarding those who answer the call. “These bills are about making sure that none of our fire, EMS or rescue volunteers are left behind,” Ciresi said. “We can’t ask so much from these heroes and then turn them away when they need us most. I am doing everything I can in Harrisburg to help get more support for our men and women who risk their lives to protect the life and property of our neighbors.” Many of these bills came out of the recommendations contained in the SR 6 report, which noted that the number of volunteer firefighters fell from over 300,000 in the 1970s to just 36,000, with significant decreases in emergency medical services volunteers, as well. “The sharp and continued drop in volunteerism for our fire and EMS companies highlights the urgent need for greater support for recruitment and retention,” Ciresi added. The bills, which would expand support for emergency provider companies and reward first responders for their service, include: Property Tax Relief for Volunteers ( H.B. 1839 , H.B. 1705 ) – allowing property tax credits of up to 100% for Read more

 

Come to my Veterans Breakfast

(Oct 21, 2019)

My next upcoming Veterans Breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, November 8 at Royersford VFW Post 6341, 730 S. 4th Ave, Royersford, PA 19468. Please fill out the RSVP form below if you plan to attend. Looking forward to seeing you there! Read more

 

Come to my Town Hall Meeting

(Oct 21, 2019)

My next upcoming Town Hall Meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6 at Pottsgrove Senior High School, 1345 Kauffman Road, Pottstown, PA 19464. We want to hear from you about the issues that matter most to you and your community. Looking forward to seeing you there! Read more

 

Ciresi to host Veterans’ Photo ID Discount Cards Event

(Oct 11, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 11 – Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today announced he will be hosting a mobile event for Veterans’ Photo ID Discount Cards with Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Jeanne Sorg. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at his Royersford Office, 301 N. Lewis Road, Suite 140C, Royersford, 19468. Veterans’ Photo ID Discount Cards may be used for discounts on goods and services at participating merchants. All Montgomery County veterans are welcome and should bring a photo ID, such as a drivers’ license, and DD214 forms to receive the discount ID card. An accessible entrance is available in the rear of the building off Oak Street. Please contact Sorg's office at 610-278-3292 or Ciresi's office at 484-200-8265 for more information. ### Read more

 

Ciresi applauds $1.5 million in additional state funding for Pottstown schools

(Sep 27, 2019)

POTTSTOWN, Sept. 27 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, said $1.5 million in additional state funding that’s on its way to Pottstown School District is just the start of his fight to ensure equitable and adequate funding for schools in his district and across the state. A grant of $1.5 million is expected to be awarded to the district when contracts are signed and will be used to put a dent in the $24 million the school district said it will take to make needed facility repairs and upgrades over the next five years. According to Ciresi, Pottstown was awarded the additional funds because state budget negotiators continue to delay distributing all basic education dollars through the fair funding formula enacted by the legislature in 2016. Because of this, Pottstown loses $13 million or more each year in state funding. “ I am happy the state is trying to make up for this disparity and know that the $1.5 million Pottstown schools are receiving will be put to good use,” Ciresi said. “I voted ‘no’ on my first budget because schools like Pottstown are not being fairly funded. My constituents sent me to Harrisburg to fight for property tax reform, fair funding for education and infrastructure investment. I will continue to fight for any extra money the state is able to provide our underfunded schools, and certainly will continue to fight each budget season to distribute all education dollars through the new, fairer Read more

 

Ciresi announces more than $175K in state grants approved for 12 local fire, EMS organizations
1 day ago

Ciresi, Webster announce $35K grant for Perkiomen Valley School District
Jan 17, 2020

Ciresi supports prescription drug affordability, health care legislation
Jan 16, 2020

Fall 2019 newsletter
Dec 31, 2019

SEPTA Key Senior ID Cards expiring in 2020 will be extended for 12 months
Dec 23, 2019

Ciresi announces nearly $100K in grants awarded for purchase of equipment to train students
Dec 19, 2019

Ciresi announces $277,410 grant to improve traffic, safety at Perkiomen Township intersection 
Dec 17, 2019

It’s Time To Repair And Update Aging Stormwater Systems
Dec 13, 2019

Ciresi announces $78,500 in tax credits for Pottstown area revitalization
Nov 15, 2019

Ciresi announces $400,000 for Limerick, Royersford park improvements
Nov 14, 2019

Ciresi announces over $1.7M in grants for Limerick Township, Royersford Borough
Nov 12, 2019

PennDOT Updates: 422 Lane Closure, Road Lane Restrictions
Nov 08, 2019

10/31/19 – Film Tax Credit – Philadelphia
Nov 01, 2019

Ciresi to host Town Hall on Nov. 6
Oct 28, 2019

Donatucci, Ciresi to host Policy Committee hearing on film tax credit October 31 in Philadelphia
Oct 24, 2019

Ciresi announces House passage of bills to support volunteer first responders
Oct 24, 2019

Come to my Veterans Breakfast
Oct 21, 2019

Come to my Town Hall Meeting
Oct 21, 2019

Ciresi to host Veterans’ Photo ID Discount Cards Event
Oct 11, 2019

Ciresi applauds $1.5 million in additional state funding for Pottstown schools
Sep 27, 2019