Kosierowski introduces legislation for domestic violence victims

(Nov 22, 2019)

This legislation would help break the cycle of continued victimization these survivors endure after receiving long prison sentences. Read more

 

Kosierowski announces $244,400 in state funding for two local improvement projects

(Nov 19, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, today announced $244,400 in state funds which will benefit two local improvement projects. “ Our parks and outdoor spaces play an important role in building active and healthy communities,” Kosierowski said. “I am pleased to see the state make this investment in Lackawanna County.” North Abington Township will receive $166,900 which will be used to acquire approximately 65 acres for passive recreation and connection to other protected lands. Also, Dickson City Borough will receive $77,500 to acquire 2 acres for the creation of a community park. The grants are among dozens awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through its Community Conservation Partnerships Programs. DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here . Read more

 

Kosierowski announces $232,800 for local community park improvements

(Nov 14, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 14 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced today $232,800 in state funding has been awarded to the Upper Valley YMCA for the Greater Carbondale YMCA Community Park. “The Greater Carbondale YMCA does so much to benefit the lives of everyone in the community,” Kosierowski said. “I am pleased to see the state make this critical investment, which will not only improve the park but protect the environment at the same time.” The funding will be utilized for Phase 2 of the Community Park. Plans include the construction of a spray park, pavilion, and installation of stormwater management measures, including filtration and recirculation systems, additional play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping and other site improvements. The grant was awarded through DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program, which provides financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, and trusts, and other nonprofits for planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects. Read more

 

Kosierowski to hold community cleanup event Saturday

(Nov 13, 2019)

OLD FORGE, Nov. 13 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, is partnering with several community organizations to clean up trash and debris along a stretch of the Heritage Trail on Saturday, Nov. 16. The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents and groups interested in participating can call Kosierowski’s office at 570-562-2350. “The Heritage Trail is a wonderful part of the community where people can enjoy the outdoors, and just like our homes and yards, it too deserves a thorough cleaning,” Kosierowski said. “I’m inviting everyone to get involved and make an important part of their community better and brighter.” Those also sponsoring the event are Old Forge Borough, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, the Lackawanna River Conservation Association, and the Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation. Read more

 

Kosierowski Hosts Veterans Resource Fair

(Nov 12, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski hosted her first Veterans Resource Fair, helping connect area veterans and their families with the benefits they have earned. Read more

 

Kosierowski: $500,000 in funding awarded to extend Lackawanna Heritage Trail

(Nov 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski today announced $500,000 in funding has been awarded to help a local community with an improvement project. “I am pleased the CFA board recognized how important this project is for the residents of and visitors to Carbondale,” Kosierowski said. The city of Carbondale will use the funding to install sidewalks along Pike Street to extend the Lackawanna Heritage Trail. The project will install 3,685 square yards of sidewalk along with nine ADA-compatible ramps. The total cost of the project is $938,532. The funding comes from the Multimodal Transportation Fund which is administered by the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority. Read more

 

Kosierowski presents citation to Greenfield Twp. volunteer firefighter

(Nov 07, 2019)

GREENFIELD TWP., Nov. 6 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, presented a House citation today to volunteer firefighter Alan Rudalavage for his heroic actions. Just after midnight on Sept. 6, Greenfield Township Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to a house fire with entrapment on Shadyside Drive. Rudalavage was the first to arrive on the scene and was able to locate the victim and get her safely out before any fire apparatus arrived. Officials say the woman was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital and is still recovering in stable condition. Without Rudalavage’s quick actions, or had firefighters waited any longer, the victim would not have survived. “Firefighters and first responders put their lives on the line every time they answer a call,” Kosierowski said. “I am proud to present the citation to Alan Rudalavage for his bravery and life-saving actions.” Read more

 

Rep. Kosierowski to hold veterans fair Nov. 9

(Nov 01, 2019)

Kosierowski to hold veterans fair Nov. 9 CARBONDALE, Nov. 1 - Area veterans will have the opportunity to learn more about benefits and services available to them at a free veterans’ fair hosted by state Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Carbondale Area Junior Senior High School, 101 Brooklyn St. “ This fair will provide our veterans access to numerous federal, state and local organizations under one roof because we want to make it as easy as possible for our vets and their families to get the benefits they have so well earned,” Kosierowski said. Kosierowski said information on finances, housing and health organizations will also be available. For more information on this and other events in the 114 th District visit www.pahouse.com/Kosierowski or call the office at (570) 562-2350 Read more

 

Kosierowski lauds House passage of bill to extend, expand Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program

(Oct 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 29 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill which would help emergency service companies fund recruitment efforts. Currently, the Pennsylvania Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program provides grants to fire and EMS companies across the Commonwealth to fund protective equipment and training. House Bill 1834 would extend and expand the program to also provide and allow funding to be used for volunteer recruitment. “These emergency companies are facing a serious shortage of recruits, which can greatly impact responses to fires and emergencies,” Kosierowski said. “I am pleased to support the expansion of this program to ensure these fire and EMS companies are able to attract and retain the recruits they need.” This bill is one of a number of bills passed by the House to expand support for emergency first responders and companies. It now heads to the state Senate for consideration. Read more

 

Kosierowski: $42,001 in school safety grants awarded to two Lackawanna County school districts

(Oct 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 17 – The Riverside School District and Old Forge School District will receive a combined $42,001 in school safety grants, state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced today. Kosierowski said the funding will enable the school districts to prevent and reduce violent incidents by purchasing safety and security-related equipment and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers. “Our children deserve to learn and grow in safe environments and providing funding for school safety is one of the most vital investments we can make,” Kosierowski said. “This funding will be a big help to ensure the students, faculty and staff in our schools are safe and secure.” Riverside School District is awarded $22,003 in the form of a 2019-20 equipment grant. Old Forge School District is awarded $19,998 in the form of a 2019-20 program grant. This funding is part of the $7.3 million in School Safety Grants the Pennsylvania Department of Education is awarding to both public and non-public school districts throughout the commonwealth. Read more

 

Kosierowski introduces bill to join Nurse Licensure Compact

(Sep 26, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 26 – A bill that would authorize Pennsylvania to join the Nurse Licensure Compact was introduced today by State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna. Under H.B.1888, Pennsylvania would join 30 other member states of the NLC and increase access to health care. The NLC allows out-of-state nurses to practice in Pennsylvania and vice versa without having to obtain additional licenses. “For over 25 years I worked as a registered nurse and understand the need for qualified nurses to take care of those who need treatment,” Kosierowski said. “By joining the NLC, Pennsylvania can better ensure that quality of care while allowing our nurses to also practice in other states.” The NLC was adopted in 2015 as a way to enable nurses to provide care across the country while maintaining public protection at the state level. Read more

 

Kosierowski: $110,116 in funding benefits local projects

(Sep 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski today announced $110,116 in funding has been awarded to help two local communities with improvement projects. Lackawanna County will receive $50,000 through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program, while Mayfield Borough is getting $60,116 from the Flood Mitigation Program. Both programs are administered by the state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority. “I am pleased the CFA board recognized how important these local projects are for the local community,” said Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna. Lackawanna County wants to resurface the Lakeland School District’s track, which is nearly 20 years old and in disrepair to the point where the school will not be eligible to host PIAA track meets. The total cost of the project is $342,885. Mayfield Borough is looking to purchase a commercial slope mower that can handle the cutting of about 10 acres of vegetation along the existing levee system. The total cost of that project is $70,726. Read more

 

Veterans outreach Sept. 19 at Kosierowski’s office

(Sep 09, 2019)

TAYLOR, Sept. 9 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program at the office of state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna. A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Kosierowski’s office, 802 S. Main St., to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The representative will be 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 with the advisers must call Kosierowski’s office at 570-562-2350 to schedule an appointment. Read more

 

Proposed law aims to increase vaccination rate in Pennsylvania

(Aug 21, 2019)

State Reps. Dan Frankel, D-Squirrel Hill, and Bridget Kosierowksi, D-Lackawanna, announced Tuesday the introduction of legislation to increase the vaccination rate of Pennsylvania children. Read more

 

Frankel, Kosierowski introduce vaccination legislation at Pittsburgh event

(Aug 20, 2019)

State Reps. Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, and Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny announced legislation to promote childhood immunizations and protect Pennsylvania residents from preventable diseases. Read more

 

Kosierowski supports plan to address gun violence

(Aug 16, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Bridget Kosierowski offered her support for executive action taken today by Gov. Tom Wolf to reduce gun violence in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Kosierowski Hosts First Senior Fair

(Aug 12, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski hosted her first Senior Fair at Riverside Junior-Senior High School. The fair brought more than 30 vendors with valuable information to help seniors live healthy and productive lives. Read more

 

Veterans outreach Aug. 15 at Kosierowski’s office

(Aug 08, 2019)

TAYLOR, Aug. 8 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program at the office of state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna. A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in Kosierowski's office at 802 S. Main St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The representative will be 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 must schedule an appointment through Kosierowski’s office at 570-562-2350. Read more

 

Kosierowski: Old Forge School District to receive $500,000 grant

(Aug 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – State. Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced today a $500,000 grant has been approved for Old Forge School District to make district-wide energy improvements to its buildings. The grant will allow the district to conduct a district-wide analysis of energy improvements and change its fixtures to more energy-efficient lighting. “This grant will not only benefit the students and staff of Old Forge School District, but the taxpayers in the district as well,” Kosierowski said. “It will save the district money by reducing energy costs while easing some financial burdens of residents. “I would also thank to thank Governor Tom Wolf for authorizing the funding and for his commitment to education and community development.” The $2.25 million project will also entail updating the district’s HVAC systems, auditorium issues, needed security upgrades, and create more comfortable environments for the students and faculty. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, from which this grant was awarded, is a state grant program overseen by the Governor’s Office of the Budget to assist with regional cultural, economic, civic and historical projects that improve a community’s economic growth by creating jobs. RACP projects are state-funded projects that cannot obtain primary funding under other state programs. Read more

 

Kosierowski to host Senior Fair on Aug. 9

(Jul 26, 2019)

TAYLOR, July 26 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, will host her first Senior Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 at Riverside Junior Senior High School, 310 Davis St. The free event will feature over 30 vendors offering valuable information to help seniors continue living healthy and productive lives. “I’m looking forward to this year’s Senior Fair. It’s a great one-stop shop for people to learn about the new and existing services which benefit our senior citizens,” Kosierowski said. “It’s important to meet with our older residents and make sure they have access to the resources and help they need to take care of themselves.” Kosierowski and her staff will also be available to answer questions and provide information on a variety of government-related initiatives and programs. In addition to the government and exhibitor information, the Senior Fair will also feature several door prizes, catered food and refreshments. For more information on the Senior Fair, please call Kosierowski’s office at 570-562-2350. Read more

 

Kosierowski introduces legislation for domestic violence victims
Nov 22, 2019

Kosierowski announces $244,400 in state funding for two local improvement projects
Nov 19, 2019

Kosierowski announces $232,800 for local community park improvements
Nov 14, 2019

Kosierowski to hold community cleanup event Saturday
Nov 13, 2019

Kosierowski Hosts Veterans Resource Fair
Nov 12, 2019

Kosierowski: $500,000 in funding awarded to extend Lackawanna Heritage Trail
Nov 12, 2019

Kosierowski presents citation to Greenfield Twp. volunteer firefighter
Nov 07, 2019

Rep. Kosierowski to hold veterans fair Nov. 9
Nov 01, 2019

Kosierowski lauds House passage of bill to extend, expand Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program
Oct 29, 2019

Kosierowski: $42,001 in school safety grants awarded to two Lackawanna County school districts
Oct 17, 2019

Kosierowski introduces bill to join Nurse Licensure Compact
Sep 26, 2019

Kosierowski: $110,116 in funding benefits local projects
Sep 17, 2019

Veterans outreach Sept. 19 at Kosierowski’s office
Sep 09, 2019

Proposed law aims to increase vaccination rate in Pennsylvania
Aug 21, 2019

Frankel, Kosierowski introduce vaccination legislation at Pittsburgh event
Aug 20, 2019

Kosierowski supports plan to address gun violence
Aug 16, 2019

Kosierowski Hosts First Senior Fair
Aug 12, 2019

Veterans outreach Aug. 15 at Kosierowski’s office
Aug 08, 2019

Kosierowski: Old Forge School District to receive $500,000 grant
Aug 01, 2019

Kosierowski to host Senior Fair on Aug. 9
Jul 26, 2019