State Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, has introduced legislation in which the state would provide financial assistance to communities with at least 15% of tax-exempt property. Read more
“Municipalities in the Lehigh Valley and across Pennsylvania with a large amount of tax-exempt properties are faced with the challenge of providing residents with essential services but without a sustaining real estate tax revenue base,” said Freeman. Read more
“In order to be successful and thrive, Main Street program communities often need a longer time period to fully implement and realize their revitalization plans,” Freeman said. Read more
“Each of these grants will have a significant impact for the municipalities and organizations that sought the funds. The best part about these projects is that they all will benefit residents in one way or another by providing community gathering spaces, enhancing recreational opportunities, making roads safer or improving emergency services,” said Freeman. Read more
The benefits of high school students tutoring elementary students are numerous. Read more
Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more
"When it comes to the laborious nature of the legislative process, it takes time, and sometimes you measure success in terms of yards instead of miles," Rep. Freeman said. Read more
In a release, State Rep. Robert Freeman said the money will support projects implementing local and regional strategies to reduce violence. Read more
“This funding will help support important programs in Easton and Wilson to reduce violence. Developing strategies and programs to address the issue of violence in our communities is critical to safeguard our quality of life and ensure that all of our residents are safe." Read more
Each month contains a scene from our Pennsylvania Capitol, proclaimed as one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the nation. Read more
I have been contacted by several constituents who either live in the affected area or are residents of other parts of Lower Saucon. They have expressed concerns over the proposed rezoning, concerns which I share. Read more
“The walkability of Easton is truly its greatest strength,” said state Rep. Robert Freeman at a news conference at Easton City Hall. Read more
"These projects will be a nice addition to the Easton Transportation Center and along waterfront and will bring needed parking to the city," Freeman said. "I am glad that I was able to play a part in getting this funding released by the Wolf administration." Read more
"I am glad that I was able to play a part in getting this funding released by the Wolf administration and I would like to thank the governor for approving the grants,” said state Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton. Read more
HARRISBURG, Oct. 26 – State Rep. Robert Freeman said he helped secure $4.5 million in grants that were awarded today for development in Easton. Read more
Read about the latest state grant opportunities open for applications. Read more
It’s always nice to see state funding going to worthwhile recreational amenities that so greatly benefit a community and enhances the quality of life in a neighborhood. Read more
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