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Western Pa. craft beer industry awarded more than $335K; Banksville Road project; Beware of phone scam regarding your electric bill -- and more!

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The craft beer industry in western Pennsylvania was the recipient of more than $335,000 in state funding to support awareness, outreach and expansion of malt brewing in the greater Allegheny area! Read more

 

Deasy: Western Pa. craft beer industry to benefit from more than $335K in state funding

(Dec 05, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 5 – The western Pennsylvania craft beer industry was the recipient of over $335,000 in state funding to support awareness, outreach and expansion of malt brewing in the greater Allegheny area, announced state Rep. Dan Deasy. Deasy, Democratic chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, said the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved the funding to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages under the PA Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board. “Western Pennsylvania has a unique opportunity to capitalize on this crucial funding and reap the benefits of enhancing locally and statewide brewing initiatives,” Deasy said. “I’m confident the entities awarded this funding will greatly contribute to support Pennsylvania’s growing craft beer industry.“ Deasy said the Pittsburgh Brewers Guild was allotted $75,000 of the total funding to be used for the expansion of its 30-plus members’ foundation and increase industry awareness and beer tourism across the Pittsburgh region by updating the Pittsburgh Brewery Guide and website and relaunching Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. Visit Pittsburgh was awarded $75,000 , which will fund its Allegheny County Craft Brewery Tourism Campaign. The public relations and marketing campaign will seek to increase awareness of Pittsburgh’s craft brewery scene in out-of-market audiences and attract new Read more

 

Deasy: Roxian Theater receives Community Initiative Award

(Nov 21, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 21 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, on Thursday announced the awarding of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office’s 2019 Community Initiative Award to McKees Rocks’ Roxian Theater. Deasy said the Community Initiative Awards recognize the hard work and dedication of outstanding organizations, municipalities, agencies and individuals whose work embodies the theme of Pennsylvania’s statewide historic preservation plan. The Roxian Theater opened in 1928, serving the McKees Rocks area as a vaudeville stage, movie theater, concert venue and banquet hall before closing in 2003. However, the founding of the McKees Rocks Community Development Corp. led to the eventual, long-sought revitalization of the theater, which opened – fully restored – in May 2019. “The Roxian Theater has been a staple of McKees Rocks for generations. We briefly lost all the wonderful things it brought residents for so many years, but that’s no longer the case thanks to a crucial revitalization project that wrapped last spring. The theater is more than deserving of this award and I know residents feel the same,” Deasy said. PA SHPO coordinates state and federal historic preservation programs, including the National Register of Historic Places, state and federal tax credits, and review of state and federal projects for their impact on historic resources. Read more

 

Deasy: $2.2 million awarded for local projects

(Nov 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced Tuesday the awarding of $2.2 million in state grants to be used for rehabilitation projects in the 27 th Legislative District. Deasy said $1.7 million in funding was from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program, and an additional $521,267 was administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County. “It’s great to announce grant money, but it’s an even better feeling to know that it’s going toward the rehabilitation and beautification initiatives that continue to make the 27 th Legislative District a great place to live,” Deasy said. “I’d like to thank the Commonwealth Financing Authority for approving this funding.” Deasy said of the Multimodal Transportation funds: $700,000 will go toward a streetscape project along Grandview Avenue in Pittsburgh. The project, requested due to aging infrastructure and deteriorating sidewalk rails, will consist of replacing a retaining wall and upgrading sidewalk railings. $1 million will be used to extend Intermodal Way and construct a trail along Intermodal Way in McKees Rocks. The remaining award will be used as follows: $221,267 to be used for waterproofing and water damage renovation at the Brookline Teen Outreach center in Pittsburgh. The project will include water control, mold remediation and Read more

 

Sunday is the Veterans Celebration and Resource Fair!; Don’t miss Wednesday’s Job Readiness Session!; Don’t miss my Apprise Open Enrollment session on Dec. 3 -- and more

(Nov 08, 2019)

It’s my hope that veterans and their families in the 27th Legislative District will make time Sunday, Nov. 10 to attend the Veterans Celebration & Resource Fair at the American Legion Post 496, 2863 Chartiers Ave., Pittsburgh. Read more

 

Governor Wolf Signs Historic Election Reform Bill Including New Mail-in Voting

(Oct 31, 2019)

I voted in support of Act 77... Read more

 

Oct. 28, 2019 was Steve Blass Day in Pa; Don't miss Wednesday's Job Readiness event!; Veterans Celebration -- and more!

(Oct 29, 2019)

This week, the state House of Representatives adopted my H.R. 571, designating Oct. 28, 2019, as Steve Blass Day in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Deasy’s resolution adopted by House; Dubs Oct. 28, 2019 as Steve Blass Day in Pennsylvania

(Oct 28, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 28 – On Monday, state Rep. Dan Deasy’s H.R. 571 naming Oct. 28, 2019, as Steve Blass Day in Pennsylvania was adopted by the state House of Representatives. Blass, who recently wrapped up a 60-year tenure with the Pittsburgh Pirates, was in attendance Monday and was honored before the full House. “To those in Pittsburgh and across the baseball world, Steve Blass is a household name, and he surely will be a Pirate for life,” Deasy said. “On top of a long, welcoming tenure he shared with the Pirates, he also was the man on the mound when the Pirates won the 1971 World Series, which is a memory many of us have yet to forget. Today’s celebration is a small token of appreciation for all the joy he’s brought to Pirates fans over the years.” Starting his career in 1960, Blass was a mere 18 years old when he signed with the Pirates. By 1964, he made his Major League debut, and the rest was history. Blass ranks No. 17 on the Pirates’ all-time win list; No. 7 in strikeouts; and No. 16 in shutouts. Possibly the most memorable moment – at least among Pirates fans – was Blass closing out his complete-game outing against the Baltimore Orioles in Game 7 of the 1971 World Series, bringing the city it’s fourth world title with the help of other Pirates greats like Roberto Clemente. Blass is the last National League pitcher to throw a complete Read more

 

Remember. Repair. Together.

(Oct 25, 2019)

As the one-year commemoration of the brutal attack on the Tree of Life approaches, I hope you will join me in remembering the victims that lost their lives -- and their families and our communities that continue to grieve. Read more

 

Report To The People: Addressing food insecurity in our communities

(Oct 11, 2019)

Families experience food insecurity for a multitude of reasons. If you are facing food insecurity or are aware of others in crisis, please reach out to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank by calling 412-460-3663 (FOOD), or your local food pantry. Read more

 

Don't miss our upcoming events!; Important bills signed into law; October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

(Oct 08, 2019)

October is going to be packed with events!My office will have several events to assist YOU, including my Job Readiness Series, which begins Wednesday! Click the flier below for more details. Read more

 

Be sure to attend my Apprise events on Oct. 15, Nov. 2 and Dec. 3

(Oct 04, 2019)

Be sure to attend my Apprise events for Medicare open enrollment on Oct. 15, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7. Read more

 

Don't miss my Free Shred-It Event on Saturday, Oct. 5

(Oct 04, 2019)

Don't miss my FREE Shred-It event on Saturday, Oct. 5 Read more

 

October Community Outreach Calendar! Take a Look!

(Oct 04, 2019)

Take a look at my Community Outreach/Event Calendar! Read more

 

Check out my 2019 Fall Newsletter

(Oct 04, 2019)

Check out my 2019 Fall Newsletter! Read more

 

Report to the People: Extended office hours; 11th Annual Senior Health Expo - and more!

(Sep 24, 2019)

Are you a senior (or do you know of a senior) in need of a Senior ConnectCard? Do you have questions or need assistance on a state-related matter? Read more

 

Boil water alert issued for our area!

(Sep 20, 2019)

I want to alert you about a boil water advisory issued for the following communities in our area: Crafton Green Tree Ingram Pittsburgh Thornburg Pennsylvania American Water issued the advisory after a water main break in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood earlier today. Customers should not drink water without boiling it first. Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and cool before using. You may also use bottled water. Until further notice from Pennsylvania American Water, residents should use cooled boiled water or bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation. Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causing organisms, which could cause nausea, cramps, diarrhea and other problems. Tankers with drinking water will be available at 3 p.m. today at the following locations: Green Tree Fire Department: 825 Poplar St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Ingram Municipal Building: 40 W Prospect Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Customers should bring their own containers when visiting the tanker for drinking water. Pennsylvania American Water is repairing the water main break that caused the loss of water pressure. While there is not a current timeline for when those repairs will be completed, the company will be providing updates when available. For more information, Read more

 

Grant money awarded to Crafton Borough; Don't miss the Senior ConnectCard events on Thursday and Friday; Our monthly Veteran Outreach clinic is Friday!

(Sep 18, 2019)

On Tuesday, Crafton Borough was awarded a $175,000 state grant earmarked for a rehabilitation project at Crafton Park. Read more

 

Deasy: $175,000 in state funding awarded to Crafton Borough for park improvement project

(Sep 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – A $175,000 state grant earmarked for a park rehabilitation project was awarded Tuesday to Crafton Borough, announced state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny. Deasy said the funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority and funded through the state’s Greenways, Trail and Recreation Program. “The funding awarded today falls in unison with the commitment by Crafton Borough to follow a comprehensive plan to improve their community parks to ensure the safety of children,” Deasy said. “This grant money will help the borough accomplish this initiative, and I look forward to seeing the benefits of this funding in the near future.” Deasy said the funding will go toward playground improvements at Crafton Park, which includes the installation of a modern safety surface for the playground area, consisting of interlocking rubberized tiles that reduce the risk of injury from falls around playground equipment. The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages. Read more

 

Shaler Street Bridge closing; Check out my digital newsletter!

(Sep 06, 2019)

The long-term closure of the Shaler Street Bridge over Route 19 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) in Pittsburgh begins today. Read more

 

Western Pa. craft beer industry awarded more than $335K; Banksville Road project; Beware of phone scam regarding your electric bill -- and more!
1 day ago

Deasy: Western Pa. craft beer industry to benefit from more than $335K in state funding
Dec 05, 2019

Deasy: Roxian Theater receives Community Initiative Award
Nov 21, 2019

Deasy: $2.2 million awarded for local projects
Nov 12, 2019

Sunday is the Veterans Celebration and Resource Fair!; Don’t miss Wednesday’s Job Readiness Session!; Don’t miss my Apprise Open Enrollment session on Dec. 3 -- and more
Nov 08, 2019

Governor Wolf Signs Historic Election Reform Bill Including New Mail-in Voting
Oct 31, 2019

Oct. 28, 2019 was Steve Blass Day in Pa; Don't miss Wednesday's Job Readiness event!; Veterans Celebration -- and more!
Oct 29, 2019

Deasy’s resolution adopted by House; Dubs Oct. 28, 2019 as Steve Blass Day in Pennsylvania
Oct 28, 2019

Remember. Repair. Together.
Oct 25, 2019

Report To The People: Addressing food insecurity in our communities
Oct 11, 2019

Don't miss our upcoming events!; Important bills signed into law; October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Oct 08, 2019

Be sure to attend my Apprise events on Oct. 15, Nov. 2 and Dec. 3
Oct 04, 2019

Don't miss my Free Shred-It Event on Saturday, Oct. 5
Oct 04, 2019

October Community Outreach Calendar! Take a Look!
Oct 04, 2019

Check out my 2019 Fall Newsletter
Oct 04, 2019

Report to the People: Extended office hours; 11th Annual Senior Health Expo - and more!
Sep 24, 2019

Boil water alert issued for our area!
Sep 20, 2019

Grant money awarded to Crafton Borough; Don't miss the Senior ConnectCard events on Thursday and Friday; Our monthly Veteran Outreach clinic is Friday!
Sep 18, 2019

Deasy: $175,000 in state funding awarded to Crafton Borough for park improvement project
Sep 17, 2019

Shaler Street Bridge closing; Check out my digital newsletter!
Sep 06, 2019