Medicare help available Monday at Flynn’s office

(Jan 08, 2019)

SCRANTON, Jan. 8 – Older residents with questions about Medicare or health insurance coverage should visit state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office during his monthly outreach next week. Read more


Flynn begins fourth term representing 113th District

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today began his fourth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he will continue to represent the 113 th Legislative District. “Serving as a state legislator for the people of Lackawanna County remains an incredible honor for me,” Flynn said. “I am excited to be able to serve the needs of my constituents and advocate down in Harrisburg for our area’s best interests.” Flynn pointed to several key legislative priorities he plans on tackling this term, including increasing investments into education on all levels, enhancing veteran services, addressing property tax relief, championing programs that aid seniors, supporting workforce development and other policies that benefit communities in Lackawanna County and across Pennsylvania. “I look forward to working with members of both parties to pass sensible and effective legislation,” Flynn said. “It is our obligation to work together to improve the lives of Pennsylvania residents, to move our state forward and continue to create progress.” The 113 th District includes parts of Lackawanna County, including Scranton, South Abington Township and Clarks Green Borough. Flynn encourages residents to visit his constituent service office in Jay’s Commons, 409 N. Main Ave., Scranton. The office can be reached at 570-342-4348 . His staff can help with a variety Read more


Flynn announces $346,347 in community revitalization projects

(Dec 17, 2018)

State Representative Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, announced that $346,347 in tax credits through the Neighborhood Assistance Program will support four projects in the 113 rd Legislative District. Flynn announced the following projects: $160,000 -- United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA – The project will enhance the business district of the South Side Cedar Avenue Corridor by expanding the Farmers Market and aiming to make South Scranton an appealing site for new businesses and economic growth. $148,347 – Commission on Economic Opportunity – Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties – The Weinberg Regional Food Bank will continue to provide additional donations of healthy, nutritious meals to community and school-based programs during the school year and in the summer months. $18,750 – Neighbor Works Northeastern Pennsylvania – To provide vital foreclosure-prevention efforts in Scranton. Nine workshops will be conducted and focused on sustainable budgeting, homeownership retention strategies and other methods. < > – Treatment Court Advocacy Center – To provide veteran education and training to participants with improved educational and training opportunities such as outreach family functional assessments and educational and vocational/employment assessments. Read more


Flynn: Scranton School District to gain state support

(Dec 13, 2018)

SCRANTON, Dec. 13 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today announced that several schools in the Scranton School District have been designated in need of support to improve students’ educational experiences by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan. “As a community, it is our duty to ensure each student receives the support and tools necessary to receive a quality education,” said Flynn. “By identifying areas of needed improvement and helping school leaders devise strategies and tactics to solve these complexities, we are improving lives of countless students in Lackawanna County and across Pennsylvania.” An estimated 6 percent of all public schools in Pennsylvania have been prioritized for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (A-TSI). Four schools within the Scranton School District were given this designation, including Isaac Tripp Elementary School, Scranton High School, West Scranton High School and West Scranton Intermediate School. A-TSI schools are based on the performance of individual student groups, including students with disabilities and English language learners, among others. These schools will receive technical assistance from the state while developing and implementing a locally approved improvement plan. Flynn noted and applauded the Wolf administration’s innovative and fair approach to assessing school and student Read more


2019 Capitol Scenes Calendar

(Nov 29, 2018)

Please download and enjoy this free 2019 calendar featuring seasonal photos of our beautiful state Capitol. Read more


Flynn: CTC of Lackawanna County to receive grants for equipment upgrades

(Nov 29, 2018)

SCRANTON, Nov. 29 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, announced today that the Career and Technical Center of Lackawanna County has received $16,733 in grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education for equipment upgrades. The center received funding for three different upgrades, including $7,702 for an engine driven welder, $7,500 for a wireless TIG/stick welder and $1,531 for a cordless force logic propress press tool. The tools will be used by different areas of training, including welding and plumbing. “It is essential we provide the next generation of skilled workers with the tools necessary to succeed,” said Flynn. “Our communities thrive when we have a talented and capable workforce, and these grants allow our career and technical centers to train these workers properly. I am proud to continue my advocacy for investments in technical and vocational education, and I look forward to work with the CTC of Lackawanna again in the future.” Each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source which could include local school funds or contributions from businesses and industry partners. In all, nearly $1.2 million in competitive grants was awarded to 38 different projects throughout Pennsylvania. Flynn noted and thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration’s commitment to investments in education of various levels. In addition to these grants, an additional $10 million for Read more


Veterans outreach Nov. 28 at Flynn’s office

(Nov 19, 2018)

SCRANTON, Nov. 19 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program next week at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in Flynn's office – Jay's Commons, 409 N. Main Ave. – from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The American Legion representatives are available to discuss education, health care and death benefits. Due to the Christmas holiday, Flynn said next month’s veterans outreach will be held Dec. 14, rather than on the usual fourth Wednesday of the month. Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help, but anyone interested in speaking to the advisers is recommended to schedule an appointment through Flynn’s office at 570-342-4348. Read more


More than words; how Pennsylvania supports veterans

(Nov 08, 2018)

As Veterans Day nears, I wanted to share information on programs that benefit veterans and their families. To those in Lackawanna County who have bravely served our country, thank you and Happy Veterans Day. Read more


Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Nov 01, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at . Read more


Senior prescription program expanded to help more people

(Oct 23, 2018)

I voted for legislation that would allow more senior citizens in Lackawanna County and across the state pay for their prescription medication. Putting people first and focusing on health care is part of the House Democrats' Plan for Pennsylvania. Read more


Rep. Flynn recognizes local Scranton teenager for saving life at restaurant

(Oct 15, 2018)

Flynn recognizes local Scranton teenager for saving life at restaurant HARRISBURG, Oct. 15 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today paid tribute in the chamber of the House of Representatives to a high school junior from Scranton for saving a woman’s life who was eating at his family’s restaurant. Sixteen-year-old Dominic Argenta, while working at Victoria’s restaurant, his family’s restaurant in Scranton, performed the Heimlich maneuver when the lady began choking on her food and was not breathing before the paramedics arrived. Flynn recognized Argenta in the House chamber for his heroic act of kindness. “Dominic reacted with ease to a life threatening situation that could have turned out devastating … but it didn’t,” Flynn said. Previously, Flynn honored Argenta and paramedics in his district who saved the woman’s life and thought it fitting to pay tribute to the family during a visit to the House of Representatives. ###rrc/2018/ta l:\print\releases\ArgentaRelease.113 ATTENTION NEWS EDITORS/DIRECTORS – A short video of the presentation may be found here . Read more


Veterans outreach Oct. 24 at Flynn’s office

(Oct 15, 2018)

SCRANTON, Oct. 15 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program next week at the office of state Rep. Marty Flynn. A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in Flynn's office – Jay's Commons, 409 N. Main Ave. – from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The American Legion representatives are available to discuss education, health care and death benefits. Legion membership is not required to take advantage of the help, but anyone interested in speaking to the advisers is recommended to schedule an appointment through Flynn’s office at 570-342-4348. Read more


Flynn announces employee training grants for local businesses

(Oct 11, 2018)

SCRANTON, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, today announced close to $75,000 in grants for five local companies to assist with employee training for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The training investments are made through the Workforce and Economic Network Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA), and primarily help manufacturing and technology industries offer a wide range of training opportunities to their workforce, ranging from basic math to software engineering and advanced machine operations. “Investments in workforce training and development are critical to maintaining a strong and healthy workforce in Scranton,” said Flynn. “By providing opportunities for hardworking individuals to advance their skills, local companies are able to flourish in a dynamic and ever-changing economy. I am proud to advocate for strategic job development in Scranton, and I look forward to continuing my advocacy for support from Harrisburg.” The Azek Company received $9,100, Olympia Chimney Supply Inc. received $428, Scranton Electricians JATC received $27,000, Scranton Products received $15,000 and Simplex Industries Inc. received $23,398, all in the form of WEDnetPA grants. Flynn said WEDnetPA is Pennsylvania’s premier incumbent worker training program, and includes a network of 26 community colleges, State System universities and other partners. Companies provided funding work closely with these partners to assess training needs and develop plans of Read more


Pennsylvania receives extension for REAL ID

(Oct 11, 2018)

Pennsylvania has been granted a REAL ID enforcement extension by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through August 1, 2019. This extension means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues when entering federal facilities or boarding domestic commercial aircraft through at least that date. REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards will be available from PennDOT at the customer’s option beginning March 2019. PennDOT is encouraging customers to pre-verify for REAL ID the required documentation as soon as possible, giving them ample time to prepare. More information about what documents will be required is available on PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services website . More information about REAL ID, including frequently asked questions , can be found at . Read more


Abington area outreach scheduled Oct. 17 by Flynn

(Oct 09, 2018)

SCRANTON, Oct. 9 – A staffer from state Rep. Marty Flynn's office will provide outreach assistance next week in South Abington Township. The visit will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the South Abington Township Building, 2nd floor meeting room, 104 Shady Lane Road, Chinchilla. The Abington area outreach visits occur on the third Wednesday of every other month. Flynn's staff can help with Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program applications, PennDOT paperwork, unemployment compensation, workers' compensation, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, unclaimed property searches and any other state-related matter. His main office – in Jay's Commons, 409 N. Main Ave. – is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 570-342-4348. Read more


Flynn: Scranton School District to receive $25,000

(Oct 04, 2018)

SCRANTON, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, announced today that the Scranton School District received a $25,000 Safe Schools grant for the 2018-2019 school year. “This funding is crucial in making sure our students are protected each day while at school,” Flynn said. “To learn and grow to their greatest potential, students must feel safe in their school environments. Ensuring safety is a community effort, and I look forward to continue working with school, local and state officials to provide support to our students, teachers and school administrators.” The Scranton School District was awarded the funding procure security and safety related equipment for district facilities, such as identification systems, metal detectors, protective lighting, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, electronic locks, deadbolts and theft control devices. Flynn said that he thanks Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration on their efforts to promote school safety across Pennsylvania. The Safe Schools Targeted Grant program assists schools in preventing and reducing violent incidents in school by providing funding to purchase safety and security related equipment and to provide training and compensation for school resource and police officers. $8.4 million was awarded to close to 269 public school entities this year through this program. For a full list of recipients and their award Read more


Flynn to host free shredding event Saturday, Oct. 6

(Sep 28, 2018)

SCRANTON, Sept. 28 – State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will sponsor a free shredding event for residents of the 113 th Legislative District from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at his district office in Jay’s Commons, 409 N. Main Ave. “Shredding is a great way to securely throw away documents containing your personal and financial information,” Flynn said. “It is environmentally friendly and also protects you from identity fraud.” Residents are encouraged to bring any documents containing personal information, such as Social Security numbers, credit card statements and applications, medical records, banking statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance records, and retirement or pension fund information. There is a limit of three boxes or trash bags per person. “The event is free for district residents, and documents will be shredded on site for recycling,” Flynn said. “This is for personal documents only – no businesses, please.” More information is available by calling Flynn's office at 570-342-4348 . Read more


Flynn holding free Senior Fair on Aug. 24

(Aug 14, 2018)

SCRANTON, Aug. 14 – Older residents of the 113th Legislative District are invited to state Rep. Marty Flynn’s sixth annual Senior Fair. Read more


Samter project in Scranton to receive preservation tax credit

(Aug 09, 2018)

Rep. Marty Flynn is pleased to announce that the Samter Building project in Scranton has been selected to receive a $150,000 historic preservation tax credit. Read more


Summer 2018 Newsletter

(Aug 06, 2018)

Find out what's going on in Harrisburg and the 113th District by reading my Summer 2018 newsletter. Read more