Ciresi announces temporary district office closure

(Mar 12, 2020)

POTTSTOWN, March 12 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced today that his district office at 301 N. Lewis Road in Royersford is closed for the foreseeable future in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus . Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf this afternoon outlined further notices for Montgomery County, which can be found here . “My staff and constituents’ health are too important to jeopardize during this health emergency, and I encourage everyone who can to employ social distancing and stay at home unless it’s imperative to journey out for work or to seek care and necessities. My advice is keeping with this afternoon’s address from Governor Tom Wolf and Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine,” he said. “Additionally, I participated in a conference call with Montgomery County Commissioners Val Arkoosh and Ken Lawrence. As you may have heard by now, there are four new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases in the county, bringing the total to 13. “In an effort to get these numbers to drop, Dr. Arkoosh and Montgomery County announced today that all public and private schools will be closed for the next two weeks, beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 13. “I support the state and county’s efforts to stymie this virus in its tracks by limiting our interactions, especially with large groups of people. To do our part, our offices in Royersford and Pottstown will be closed Read more

 

Ciresi announces $17K grant for Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust

(Mar 05, 2020)

MONTGOMERY, MARCH 5 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today announced that a $17,290 grant has been approved for the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust. “Railroads have a rich history in Pennsylvania,” Ciresi said. “As the Keystone State, transportation of goods has always been a hallmark of what we do. I’m grateful that this money will be used to preserve this historical site. I was happy to fight for the allocation of these funds, and I’m even happier to see this money coming back to our community.” Cultural and Historical Support Grants are to provide general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and official county historical societies that are not directly supported by other state agency operating support programs. An eligible museum must have an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000 and at least one full-time professional staff person. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission received 153 applications. All applicants were eligible. Fifty-six official county historical societies applied for support grants and 12 qualified in the museum category. The number of counties to receive funding increased from 57 to 58 of the 67 counties. Museums outside of Philadelphia with budgets between $100,000 and $3.5 million receive a grant based on 1.235% of their operating budget, with grants no less than $4,000. For more information, reach out Read more

 

Miss my latest Tele-Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here.

(Feb 27, 2020)

Find out what our friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter to our community. Read more

 

School safety grants awarded around Montgomery County

(Feb 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – Montgomery County state representatives today announced school safety and security grants awarded to school districts throughout the county. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee awarded a total of $53.7 million in school safety grants. Montgomery County awards are as follows: Abington School District: $455,550 Agora Cyber Charter School: $143,226 Cheltenham Township School District: $45,000 Colonial School District: $45,000 Hatboro-Horsham School District: $45,000 Jenkintown School District: $30,000 Lower Merion School District: $45,000 Lower Moreland Township School District: $40,000 Methacton School District: $221,370 Norristown Area School District: $467,756 North Montco Technical Career Center: $150,000 North Penn School District: $45,000 Perkiomen Valley School District: $45,000 Pottsgrove School District: $40,000 Pottstown School District: $490,000 Souderton Area School District: $460,437 Springfield Township School District: $40,000 Spring-Ford Area School District: $45,000 Upper Dublin School District: $45,000 Upper Merion Area School District: $45,000 Upper Moreland School District: $40,000 Upper Perkiomen School District: $40,000 Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center: $72,994 Wissahickon School District: $45,000 Below are reactions from Democratic state Read more

 

Ciresi introduces legislation to benefit first responders

(Feb 07, 2020)

State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, introduced House Bill 2273 on Monday to benefit first responders. The bill would waive vehicle registration fees for volunteer first responders who use their own vehicles to travel to emergencies. Read more

 

Ciresi determined to find mass transit solution for commuters

(Feb 06, 2020)

State Rep. Joe Ciresi traveled via mass transit from his home in Montgomery County to Philadelphia Thursday morning to illustrate the tremendous amount of time and effort commuters experience every day heading to work. Read more

 

Ciresi applauds education cost-saving reforms in budget proposal

(Feb 04, 2020)

State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, released the following statement regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2020-21 budget unveiled today. Read more

 

State lawmakers Rep. Ciresi, Sen. Mensch to host interfaith forum

(Jan 30, 2020)

State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, and Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Montgomery, will cohost an interfaith forum open to the community from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at The Carousel at Pottstown, 30 W. King St. Read more

 

State lawmakers Rep. Ciresi, Sen. Mensch to host interfaith forum

(Jan 30, 2020)

State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, and Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Montgomery, will cohost an interfaith forum open to the community from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at The Carousel at Pottstown, 30 W. King St. Read more

 

Ciresi to host seminar on how to avoid scams

(Jan 28, 2020)

State Rep. Joe Ciresi will partner with a legal advocate to host a seminar detailing how to detect scams. The event will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at the Limerick Township Building, 646 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick. Read more

 

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

(Jan 22, 2020)

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 temporary district office closure
Mar 12, 2020

Ciresi announces $17K grant for Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust
Mar 05, 2020

Miss my latest Tele-Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here.
Feb 27, 2020

School safety grants awarded around Montgomery County
Feb 26, 2020

Ciresi introduces legislation to benefit first responders
Feb 07, 2020

Ciresi determined to find mass transit solution for commuters
Feb 06, 2020

Ciresi applauds education cost-saving reforms in budget proposal
Feb 04, 2020

State lawmakers Rep. Ciresi, Sen. Mensch to host interfaith forum
Jan 30, 2020

State lawmakers Rep. Ciresi, Sen. Mensch to host interfaith forum
Jan 30, 2020

Ciresi to host seminar on how to avoid scams
Jan 28, 2020

Ciresi announces more than $175K in state grants approved for 12 local fire, EMS organizations
Jan 22, 2020

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