Krueger announces low-interest loan for Ridley Township stormwater project

(1 day ago)

FOLSOM, Oct. 16 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced that Ridley Township was awarded a low-interest loan for nearly $2.3 million to help with stormwater improvements. The $2,287,945 loan was approved Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. It will be used for numerous improvements to the existing stormwater system, including 8,105 feet of storm sewer, 108 inlets, three manholes, 390 feet of infiltration trench and a 7,500-square-foot infiltration bed, as well as measures to collect runoff from railroad tracks. Water quality trenches will filter out debris and pollutants before they enter Darby Creek and the Delaware River. “This work is expected to help eliminate occasional flooding and protect the quality of our water,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “This is necessary work that will benefit our community, and I’m pleased to see the state assist Ridley Township with this important project.” The 20-year loan carries an interest-only period for the first five years, with a rate of 1.45%, followed by an interest rate of 2.03 percent after that. Read more

 

Krueger to host Veterans Lunch Oct. 25

(Oct 10, 2019)

FOLSOM, Oct. 10 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger invites local veterans and their family members to her free Veterans Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the American Legion Hall Post 926, 3220 Concord Road, Aston. Information on state and local resources for veterans will be available, and a light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The Pennsylvania Mobile Veterans Outreach Van will be on site to help accredited veterans and family members access needed benefits such as disability, health care, pension, education, career assistance and more. “Our veterans have sacrificed a great deal for all of us. It’s my honor to be able to host this event to recognize that sacrifice and show our appreciation,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “It’s also a great opportunity for veterans to find information on the many services and programs available to them.” The event is free, but RSVP is required. Anyone interested should call Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880 to sign up or ask questions. Read more

 

Krueger to host free shredding event Oct. 19

(Oct 07, 2019)

FOLSOM, Oct. 7 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will host a free shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19 in the parking lot of Northley Middle School, 2801 Concord Road, Aston. “Protecting your identity is important when disposing of old documents. I’m hosting this event to make it easy for residents to clean out old papers while safeguarding their confidential information,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. Residents of the 161 st Legislative District are invited to bring papers containing confidential information, such as documents containing credit card, bank account or Social Security numbers, to have them shredded on site. Anyone with questions can contact Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Southeastern PA lawmakers: Pennsylvania must join RGGI states now

(Oct 03, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 3 – A plan to finally add Pennsylvania to the Northeast’s carbon trading market is being met with praise from state lawmakers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf this morning announced that his administration will put its weight behind adding the commonwealth to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the nation’s first competitive carbon-credit market to incentivize clean emissions across the northeast states’ energy-industry sector. Companies that innovate and produce clean energy will keep credits in the market, which are ante’d by all participants and lost by those that fail to meet modern benchmarks on pollution. “I applaud Governor Wolf for his leadership,” said state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester. “We must take strong action to stop climate change and shape a healthy future for our children. Joining RGGI positions Pennsylvania to protect our children’s future while strengthening our economy.” Comitta is one of 31 early sponsors of House legislation that backstops the governor’s order. “It’s time that Pennsylvania steps up to become a leader in fighting climate change and grow our economy through this partnership with neighboring states,” said state Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, chair of the House Southeast Democratic Delegation. “RGGI is a win for the environment, our neighbors and families and our economy.” Read more

 

Krueger Hosts Senior Expo

(Oct 03, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Leanne Krueger hosted her annual Senior Expo. She explained how this event connects older Pennsylvanians with critical resources needed to help them lead a quality life. Read more

 

Krueger to host REAL ID Town Hall Oct. 8

(Sep 30, 2019)

FOLSOM, Sept. 30 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will host a REAL ID Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Ridley Township Library and Resource Center, 100 E. MacDade Blvd. A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation representative will be on-hand to provide information and answer community members’ questions about REAL ID. The event is an information-only session, where attendees can learn more about the application process, the documents needed for a REAL ID and more. “REAL ID can be a complex topic, so I’m glad to be able to bring an expert right to our community to help residents understand if they need a REAL ID and, if so, how they can get one,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “I hope anyone with questions about REAL ID can attend this event.” Anyone with questions should contact Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Krueger to host Senior Expo Sept. 26

(Sep 19, 2019)

FOLSOM, Sept. 19 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger will host a Senior Expo on Thursday, Sept. 26. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brookhaven Municipal Center, 2 Cambridge Road, Brookhaven. “There are a wealth of programs and services available for older adults in our community,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “I’m pleased to be able to bring all of these resources together to make it easy for our seniors to access them.” Exhibitors from state, local and federal agencies will provide valuable information on services and programs available for seniors, and the event will include door prizes and lunch. A flu shot clinic will also be available. Attendees 65 or older will be able to sign up for their free SEPTA Key Senior ID cards. Anyone with questions can call Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Krueger congratulates Nether Providence on recent state awards

(Sep 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – Two Nether Providence initiatives received crucial state funding today thanks to an investment by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, announced state Rep. Leanne Krueger, who helped advocate for the grants. The CFA awarded Nether Providence Township a $277,359 grant to control sediment at Sapovits Park, as well as improve the park with a rain garden to help with runoff. It also awarded the Nether Providence Athletic Association a $133,814 grant under its Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program to install LED lighting and two sets of bleachers at the Houston Park baseball field. “Thanks to excellent stewardship on behalf of our community leaders, these projects bring us a quality to life that is truly special – and address pressing environmental and recreational needs in the community,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. 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

 

Krueger invites community to Pet Expo September 7

(Aug 23, 2019)

FOLSOM, Aug. 23 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger invites community members to a Pet Expo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Folsom Fire Co., 411 Sutton Ave. Krueger is co-hosting the event with state Sen. Tim Kearney. The event will feature pet resources, including information on Victoria’s Law and other animal-related legislation, pet-related vendors, light refreshments, a low-cost vaccine clinic and more. A pet costume parade will be held at noon. The low-cost vaccine clinic will be offered by Providence Animal Center on a first-come basis. Dogs must be leashed. The clinic is not recommended for cats for their safety, since the clinic is outdoors. The clinic will offer one-year shots including Dewormer, Distemper, Bordetella, Rabies, Lepto, Canine Flu and Lyme, as well as microchips. Pets are welcome but must be leashed. Anyone with questions can call Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more

 

Summer 2019 Newsletter

(Aug 22, 2019)

Read my summer newsletter, featuring news from Harrisburg and around the 161st District! Read more

 

Krueger announces $1M in redevelopment money for regional projects

(Aug 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 1 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger today announced two $500,000 state grants for development projects in Aston and Nether Providence townships. The money comes from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is administered by the Office of the Budget and funds economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects across Pennsylvania. Aston Township will use the money to build a new much-needed public works facility in the municipality. Little demolition is required to prepare the site for construction, but completion of the project will include general site clearing, grading, and development of appropriate stormwater provisions, including the construction of an underground basin and a 300-square-foot retaining wall. The new 19,587-square-foot public works facility will include an administrative office, a truck shop, an equipment storage building, and a new salt barn to better meet the municipality's needs. “The new facility will greatly improve trash collection, recycling, parks services, storm sewers and road maintenance, leaf collection, and snow removal – often overlooked services, but vital for Aston residents,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “The award will help offset local taxes, which is goal of mine and the administration.” The other award was granted for Nether Providence Township’s Summit Site redevelopment. The township is expected to Read more

 

Krueger congratulates VFW Post 928 for Fresh Paint Days grant

(Jul 26, 2019)

FOLSOM, July 26 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger congratulated the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 928 in Folsom on being awarded a grant through Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 2019 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania program. The program provides community groups with paint and painting supplies to transform community structures. In September, the VFW Post 928 will be able to renew its building using up to 20 gallons of exterior paint and a gift card for painting supplies. “The VFW serves our community in many ways, supporting military members and veterans and doing other outreach work,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “It’s important to support organizations that do good in our community, so I’m thrilled to see the VFW awarded this grant to give the building a fresh update.” More information about the Fresh Paint Days program is available here . Eight organizations were awarded grants through the 2019 program. Read more

 

Save the date for my Senior Expo Thursday, Sept. 26!

(Jul 09, 2019)

Join me and exhibitors from local, state and federal agencies to receive valuable information and to take advantage of programs just for seniors. My FREE Senior Expo will have a flu shot clinic that is free with most insurance and Medicare cards. We'll also have lunch and door prizes. Check the link for more. Read more

 

July 4th 2019 Events - 161st Legislative District

(Jul 01, 2019)

Independence Day Festivities happening in and around the 161 st District Aston Date : Thursday, July 4 Time : celebration begins at 7:00 p.m. fireworks show will begin at dusk, around 9:15p.m. Location : behind Sun Valley High School, 2881 Pancoast Ave Come out and join the Aston community in celebrating the 4th of July and the beautiful fireworks display! Refreshments will be available. Please bring lawn chairs. Rutledge Date : Thursday, July 4 Time : Parade gather at 9:45, judging begins at 10:00 a.m. and parade begins at 10:30 a.m. ceremony 11:00 a.m. and games at 11:30 a.m. Location : Borough Hall, 212 Unity Terrace The parade begins at Borough Hall and proceeds to Triangle Park for ceremony and games. Children 8 and under & 9 can participate in 25 yard dash, 75 yard dash, sack race, egg throw, water balloon and many more. . Fire hose immediately following the games. Thanks to the Morton- Rutledge Fire Company! http://www.rutledgepa.org/event/rutledge-independence-day-celebration/ Rose Valley Date : Thursday, July 4 Time : Parade forms at 1:15 p.m. and marches at 2:00 p.m. Location : Rose Valley Train Station, line up on Woodward Road. Flag raising ceremony 3p.m. at the Rose Valley Swimming Pool. The Rose Valley Borough and Rose Valley Swimming Pool 22nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration! Parade, Pool Party, and Picnic (All residents are invited. You do not have to be a pool member!) Parade Route: Train Station to Woodward Read more

 

Krueger: We must protect workers as PES closes

(Jun 26, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 26 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, today issued a statement following news reports that Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) would be closing its South Philadelphia refinery. “Today we learned that despite the hundreds of employees seeking to return to work after last week’s fire at PES, the company’s executives have decided to shutter the refinery,” she said. “After years of laying off employees, and maximizing profits for private equity and out-of-state corporations, PES’ decision to close its South Philadelphia refinery is especially stinging to the workers and their families. “Last week’s fire and explosion was frightening for many of us, but especially for the workers who were on site at the time and worked hard to mitigate the damage and save lives. They deserve answers to what caused last week’s fire and resulting explosion and while the investigation is underway, I will work with local labor leaders — especially from United Steelworkers, who represents the employees of the refinery, many of whom live and raise their families in Delaware County — to ensure that the displaced workers get the short-term and long-term resources they need to provide for their families. “As Secretary of the House Committee on Labor and Industry, I have already been in touch with the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to urge him to hold the company Read more

 

Wallingford Elementary kids help environment, lead push against plastic straws

(Jun 19, 2019)

UNO President and CEO Jim Ilaria came to Susan Knight’s class Friday afternoon to show his appreciation to the class for shaping the company’s drinking straw policy to a “request-only” model for its over 100 stores. This will help the company save an estimated six million single-use plastic drinking straws from being disposed and reduce harm among marine life. Read more

 

Delaware County receives $1.4M for countywide services, including for women

(Jun 13, 2019)

HARRISBURG, June 13 – Members of the House Democratic Southeast Delegation today lauded the announcement of more than $1.4 million in grants for Delaware County family, women, victim and related countywide services. “The public investments coming to our communities in Delco reflect the hard work and collaboration among its citizens and public servants first and foremost,” said state Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware. “I’d also like to thank the Wolf administration for putting public money back into the hands of the people.” The grants were approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency at its meeting Wednesday. “Helping a victim become a survivor is the kind of work we must support with all our might,” said Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware. “It is not easy work, and it often comes at a price that exceeds what local taxes can support. Any time that the state invests in the systems working on the ground directly with people, we’re delivering literal hope to those who need it most.” “I have been to visit service providers here in Delaware County and have seen firsthand the need for these services. The difference this funding makes is truly life-changing for survivors, women, children, their families and our community,” said Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware. “I will always fight for survivors.” “Congratulations to these hardworking groups that go to work for Read more

 

Push to boost minimum wage a battleground issue in Pa. budget talks

(Jun 12, 2019)

Topping the bill for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in budget negotiations this year is a raise in the state’s minimum wage, currently set at $7.25 per hour. Read more

 

Krueger announces $99,788 grant for Rose Valley Centennial Foundation

(Jun 07, 2019)

DELAWARE, June 7 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, today announced that the Rose Valley Centennial Foundation would receive a $99,788 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Keystone Construction grant program. “I am so pleased to see our grant approved so that we can truly realize the potential of the Thunderbird Lodge,” Krueger said. “Rose Valley and the Thunderbird Lodge have a great historical and architectural significance in our community. Many plans have been in the works at the Rose Valley Centennial Foundation, but funding is never easy to get. I can’t wait to see what is possible with the grant that we have been awarded.” Rose Valley Centennial Foundation continues to work with the local community and organizations to sustain the magic of Rose Valley, with the restoration of Thunderbird Lodge as their signature project. Residents who would like to learn more about this, or other state-related matters, can call Krueger’s district office at 610-534-6880. ### Read more

 

Unclaimed property help from Krueger’s office in June

(May 28, 2019)

FOLSOM, May 28 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger is hosting two events in June to help local residents claim property the state may be holding in their name. Help is available in her Folsom office at 701 MacDade Blvd. on Tuesday June 4, and the Brookhaven Municipal Center at 2 Cambridge Road on Wednesday, June 5. Both events are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The state Treasurer’s Office currently holds more than $3 billion in unclaimed property that should be returned to its rightful owners,” Krueger said. “I encourage residents to stop by so we can help search and help you claim what’s yours.” Examples of unclaimed property include closed bank accounts, uncashed checks, lost stocks and bonds, contents of safe deposit boxes and expired gift cards or certificates. Krueger’s said those seeking help are encouraged to bring their driver’s license or appropriate identification so her office can notarize their claim should they have one. According to Krueger, the state Treasury is required to advertise the names and addresses of unclaimed property owners each year in general circulation newspapers in the owner’s last known county of residence. The advertisement was recently placed, but only the names of those who are owed more than $250 were listed. More information is available by calling Krueger’s office at 610-534-6880. Read more