Galloway to host Senior Expo Sept. 20

(Sep 07, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Sept. 7 – State Rep. John Galloway will host his 12 th annual Senior Expo on Sept. 20. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Westaby Hall, 425 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills. The expo will feature dozens of government and nonprofit agencies and local businesses offering information on services for seniors. The event will include free health screenings, and those 65 or older can apply for their SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID. Flu shots will be available, but pre-registration is required. Those interested should call 215-943-3694 to register. Light refreshments will be provided. Anyone with questions should call Galloway’s office at 215-943-7206. Read more

 

Galloway announces free shred event May 19

(May 02, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, May 1 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, will host a free document shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19 in Fairless Hills. The event will take place in the Westaby Hall Parking Lot, 425 Hood Blvd. “If you’re spring cleaning, I want to help you get rid of old documents taking up space safely and securely,” Galloway said. “Bring your personal documents to be securely shredded on site and recycled.” Staples are OK, but paper clips cannot be accepted. There is a limit of two bags or boxes per person. All non-paper trash must be removed from boxes and bags. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for donation. Those interested can call Galloway’s office at 215-943-7206. Read more

 

Galloway announces state grant for operations at Tyburn rail transfer station

(Mar 27, 2018)

HARRISBURG, March 27 – State Rep. John Galloway today announced a $92,400 state grant to improve rail track and ties at the Tyburn Railroad truck transfer station in Morrisville. The money comes from the Rail Freight Assistance Program, which is administered within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. “Congratulations to Tyburn on winning this highly competitive state grant,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “Tyburn is an outstanding local company creating long-term family sustaining jobs and establishing the region as a major transportation hub. Their success reflects highly on our community and the workers there.” The ties and track resurfacing will cover about a mile of Tyburn’s transfer facility. The Rail Freight Assistance Program provides financial assistance for investment in rail freight infrastructure. The intent of the program is to preserve essential rail freight service where economically feasible and preserve or stimulate economic development through the generation of new or expanded rail freight service. Read more

 

Galloway announces traffic signal grant for Bristol Township

(Feb 26, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Feb. 26 – State Rep. John Galloway announced that Bristol Township was awarded a state grant for a traffic signal improvement project. Bristol Township was awarded $256,603 for a traffic signal modernization project at South Oxford Valley Road and Queen Anne Drive. The local grant was among more than $11 million awarded to 35 municipalities across the state through the Automated Red Light Enforcement program. “I’m glad to see the state award this funding to enhance safety at this intersection,” Galloway said. The Bristol Township project includes improving traffic signal supports, installing LED modules, improving pedestrian facilities and upgrading controller and detection systems. The ARLE program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Maintenance and Operations. The grants are funded by revenue generated from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia and are used for projects that improve safety, enhance mobility and reduce congestion. Read more

 

Galloway to host Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program forums

(Feb 20, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Feb. 20 – State Rep. John Galloway will host two free forums on the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program to help district residents fill out their 2017 rebate applications. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older. The income limits are $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 a year for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The application deadline for 2017 rebates is June 30, 2018. “This program helps to reimburse low- and fixed-income homeowners and renters,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “I’m happy that my office staff and I are able to help local residents determine if they are eligible and fill out the paperwork.” Galloway’s forums will be held: March 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Falls Township Senior Center, Trenton and Oxford Valley roads, Fairless Hills March 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bristol Borough Area Active Adult Center, 301 Wood St., Bristol Seniors or disabled individuals interested in applying should bring their 2017 income statements as well as 2017 paid property tax receipts or proof of 2017 rent. Light refreshments will be provided. Read more

 

Galloway’s office collecting food donations for United Way drive

(Feb 12, 2018)

LEVITTOWN, Feb. 12 – State Rep. John Galloway said today that his district office will be accepting donations for the next month for the United Way of Bucks County’s Operation Helping Hand food drive. Nonperishable food donations can be dropped off at Galloway’s office at 8610 New Falls Road between Wednesday, Feb. 14, and March 14. Items especially needed include 100-percent fruit juice, cereal, peanut butter, canned chicken, tuna or salmon, canned fruits or vegetables, applesauce (no sugar added), oatmeal, and pasta. “This is our third year participating in Operation Helping Hand, and I’m always amazed to see the generosity of our community,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “I’m happy to be able to play a part in helping needy families in our area.” Anyone with questions can call Galloway’s office at 215-943-7206. Read more

 

Galloway announces grant for Maple Beach Bridge project

(Feb 08, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 8 – State Rep. John Galloway announced that Bristol Borough was awarded a $572,307 state grant to support the replacement of the Maple Beach Road bridge. The grant was awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. The Bristol grant will support a project to replace a decommissioned bridge along Maple Beach Road, to provide safe access to Maple Beach, the borough’s wastewater treatment facility, and one of Pennsylvania’s only freshwater tidal marshes. “Replacing the dilapidated bridge is necessary work that will help ensure the borough can safely maintain access in this area,” Galloway said. “I’m glad that the state saw the value in this project and awarded the funds.” The Multimodal Transportation Fund was created by Act 89, enacted in November 2013, Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation funding plan. For the first time, transit, aviation, rail freight and pedestrian and bicycle modes obtained dedicated sources of funds, putting the modes on a firmer footing for future initiatives. Read more

 

Warren, Galloway announce $19,994 Safe Schools grant for Pennsbury School District

(Nov 17, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 17 – State Reps. Perry Warren and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, announced the approval of a Safe Schools Program grant to address school safety and violence within the Pennsbury School District. “Congratulations to Pennsbury School District on their grant award,” Warren said. “These funds will go a long way in keeping students safe from violence, which has grown into a priority given the epidemic of gun and school violence across the country. My goal as a representative is to support wise investments of public dollars and ensure that students can go to school ready to learn. This award helps accomplish both tasks.” The Department of Education awarded Pennsbury School District $19,994 to support the following areas: Conflict resolution or dispute management; Positive behavior support; Risk assessment or violence prevention curricula; Classroom management; Development of Student Codes of Conduct; Training to undertake a district-wide assessment of risk factors that increase the likelihood of problem behaviors among students; Development and implementation of research-based violence prevention programs addressing risk factors to reduce incidents of problem behaviors among students including, but not limited to bullying; De-escalation and behavior interventions; and Comprehensive, district-wide school safety, violence prevention, emergency preparedness and all-hazards plans, Read more

 

Congratulations to Bristol Borough!

(Nov 06, 2017)

Congratulations to Bristol Borough for being the Small Business Revolution’s Season 2 winner! On Thursday, November 9th beginning 9:30 a.m., we will join Governor Tom Wolf and other local officials as we honor the town of Bristol Borough. Read more

 

Affordable Care Act Changes

(Oct 20, 2017)

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department is urging Pennsylvanians to carefully scrutinize options while the healthcare debate continues. Please read here for details on how important it is for you to explore all of you options individually and behalf of your family. Read more

 

REAL ID enforcement grace period extended

(Oct 12, 2017)

I received the following update from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation regarding the REAL ID enforcement. I hope you find this information useful. Read more

 

Galloway to host 11th annual Senior Fair Expo

(Sep 21, 2017)

Rep. John Galloway will host the 11th annual Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 12th , in the Westaby Hall Parking Lot, 425 Hood Boulevard in Fairless Hills. Government, nonprofit agencies and local businesses will have information on programs and services benefitting senior citizens. Read more

 

Galloway to host free document shredding event on Saturday, September 16

(Sep 06, 2017)

Rep. John Galloway will host a free document shredding event from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, September 16th, in the Westaby Hall Parking Lot, 425 Hood Boulevard in Fairless Hills. Bring your personal documents to be securely shredded on site and recycled. Please also consider bringing a non-perishable food item for donation. The food collected will be sent to a local food bank. Read more

 

Galloway to host local veterans at appreciation dinner tonight

(Aug 31, 2017)

LEVITTOWN, Aug. 31 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, will honor area veterans at his fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner this evening. The dinner will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Westaby Hall, 425 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills . Color Guard at tonight’s dinner will be provided by members of the Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans along with a musical performance by Philly Rock & Soul. For questions about the event, contact Galloway's office at 215-943-7206 . Media coverage is invited. Read more

 

WPVI-TV Philly: Action News Troubleshooters investigates growing construction crisis

(May 19, 2017)

The Action News Troubleshooters have alerted legislators to the construction crisis, including democratic Representative John Galloway of the 140th District, Bucks County. He vowed to introduce legislative change to protect homeowners. "Whether they did it 12 years ago or whether they did it 12 days ago builders cannot cut corners," said Rep. Galloway. Read more

 

Galloway announces $50,000 grant for Mill Street business upgrades

(May 18, 2017)

LEVITTOWN, May 18 – State Rep. John Galloway today announced the approval of a $50,000 Keystone Communities grant for the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority to implement a façade improvement program along the Mill Street Business District in Bristol Borough. “I’d like to congratulate Bristol Borough on this substantial award in a competitive grant process,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “On the heels of its win in the second season of Small Business Revolution, Bristol Borough is quickly making a name for itself as a place for transformative investment and small business development. “It’s a pleasure to watch a deserving community grow and develop into a regional destination.” Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Keystone Communities program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community, supporting local initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities; ensure social and economic diversity; and enhance the overall quality of life for residents. Read more

 

Galloway shredding event for May 13 canceled due to inbound storm

(May 12, 2017)

LEVITTOWN, May 12 – State Rep. John Galloway’s document shredding event scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 13 is canceled due to the inbound storm. A make-up date is yet to be scheduled. Read more

 

Galloway, Davis announce three state grants to improve area traffic flow

(May 11, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 11 – State Reps. John Galloway and Tina Davis today announced three Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grants to improve area traffic signals. The grants will pay for traffic-signal upgrades in Bristol Township at State Road and Cedar Avenue ($252,184), Radcliffe Street and Randall Avenue ($191,255), and Mill Creek Road and Haines Road ($226,194). Bristol Township will provide a 20 percent match on each of the projects, which will cost at total of $837,040. “When we talk about state dollars at work, these are the types of projects we like to see,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “Well-maintained infrastructure is an economic multiplier and increased safety at intersections cuts down on crashes, keeping families safe and driving down insurance costs.” “Congratulations to Bristol Township for their grants in this competitive program,” said Davis, D-Bucks. “Their hard work on the behalf of township residents is a great example of the good public service we expect in our community.” The grant comes from PennDOT’s Green Light – Go Program, which provides state funds for the operation and maintenance of traffic signals along critical and designated corridors on state highways. These reimbursement grant awards can be used on existing traffic signals to install light-emitting diode (LED) technology, perform regional operations such as retiming, develop special event plans and monitor Read more

 

Galloway supports legislation to expand detox options

(May 09, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 9 – State Rep. John Galloway announced today that legislation he supported to help expand detoxification beds in health care and other facilities across the state unanimously passed the House of Representatives. Galloway co-sponsored H.B. 118, which would create the Emergency Drug and Alcohol Detoxification program, allowing the Department of Health to provide for detoxification beds in existing, licensed health care facilities and to establish new detoxification facilities. The department would give special priority review to those applying for licensure through the program. Under current law, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs licenses detoxification centers, while the Health Department licenses medical beds. “We have to do more to tackle the opioid epidemic gripping our communities. If someone is reaching out for help, we must make sure they can get it,” Galloway said. “By expanding the Health Department’s ability to establish detoxification beds, we’d increase the options those suffering from addiction have to help them move toward recovery.” The bill was forwarded to the Senate for consideration. Read more

 

Galloway introduces bill to expand E-Verify rules to private construction industry

(May 08, 2017)

HARRISBURG, May 8 – State Rep. John Galloway, D-Bucks, has introduced legislation that would expand E-Verify requirements first signed into law in 2012 in order to ensure employers verify the legal status of their current and future employees. House Bill 1340 would require Pennsylvania employers in the private construction industry to verify that current employees are legally permitted to work in the United States through the use of the Social Security Number Verification System (NVS) and verify new hires through the E-Verify Program (EVP), while establishing penalties for those found in violation of this requirement. “This bill is an important next step towards ensuring private construction industry employers hire only individuals who are authorized to work in this country,” Galloway said. “With some surveys showing about 110,000 unauthorized immigrants in Pennsylvania’s labor force, we must take every step possible to prevent their exploitation and ensure these jobs go to people authorized to work in the United States.” If passed, Galloway’s bill would subject employers found in violation of these new requirements to non-monetary penalties that affect licensing and debarment for willful violations. “This legislation is carefully crafted to provide Pennsylvania an effective tool that complies with federal law and builds on the successes we have seen from the use of E-Verify for public works projects,” Galloway Read more

 
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