McNeill announces over $243K for Samuel Balliet Stadium upgrade

(Sep 02, 2022)

COPLAY, Sept. 2 – State funding totaling $243,545 has been awarded to Coplay Sports Inc. for a critical upgrade at Samuel Balliet Stadium, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill announced today. The grant, funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development , will be used for the replacement of lights at Samuel Balliet Stadium which were destroyed by hurricane Sandy in October 2012. “It’s been inspiring to see the community and businesses coming together over the years to repair the park, but without lights the stadium has not been able to be utilized to its original, full potential,” said McNeill, D-Lehigh. “Now, nearly 10 years after Sandy left her devastation on this historic sports landmark, this funding will ensure Samuel Balliet Stadium will once again be the place schools and teams use for playoffs and night games. This will also benefit the community as well by providing another venue option for concerts and evening events.” Samuel Balliet Stadium was built back in the 1940s and was named after Samuel “Sammy” Balliet, a local American Legion Baseball coach for the Coplay Athletic Association throughout the 1950s and 1960s. His teams went on to win a total of 6 PA State Championships. Read more

 

Let there be lights: Coplay’s Balliet Stadium will light up again for night baseball

(Sep 02, 2022)

Shut off for nearly a decade since Superstorm Sandy added the stadium lights to its long list of casualties in late October of 2012, State Representative Jeanne McNeill took a swing at the problem and in the eyes of the Coplay and local baseball community, has hit a home run. Read more

 

McNeill to offer weekly outreach in West Bethlehem starting Sept. 9

(Sep 01, 2022)

WHITEHALL, Sept. 1 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill is pleased to announce expanded weekly constituent outreach hours for residents of West Bethlehem starting Friday, Sept. 9. “My staff and I proudly offer satellite office hours in Fountain Hill as an option for seniors or residents who cannot travel or make it to my main district office in Whitehall,” said McNeill, D-Lehigh. “I am pleased to be able to expand this service and give another option for people living in the Bethlehem area the same quality service they would receive at my main office and assistance with any state-related issues.” A member of McNeill’s staff will be available on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the DAR House, also known as the Log Cabin, 717 Eighth Ave., Bethlehem. The only exception is Friday, Dec. 2 as the location is already booked that date for a holiday engagement. McNeill recommended following her on social media at www.facebook.com/RepMcNeill and on Twitter @RepMcNeill for updates to the schedule. McNeill’s office can help people with state Transportation Department problems or questions, Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms, PACE prescription-drug assistance for qualified senior citizens, obtaining birth or death certificates and much more. For more information, please call McNeill’s main office at 610-266-1273. Read more

 

GRANT MEMO: Youth Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, and Watershed Cooperative Funding Opportunities

(Aug 30, 2022)

Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley airport gets another $8.5 million for upgrades as passenger traffic sets record

(Aug 26, 2022)

The new PBB will enhance the operational efficiency for passengers and employees and improve Transportation Security Administration compliance, according to a news release from state Reps. Maureen Madden and Jeanne McNeill. Read more

 

Madden, McNeill, Northeast Delegation announce $1.7M for LVIA upgrades secured in state budget

(Aug 26, 2022)

“We are thankful for the strong support of state Representative Maureen Madden and the entire Northeast Delegation as they recognize the critical role ABE has within the commonwealth’s transportation network.” Read more

 

McNeill to hold free shredding and E-recycle event Sept. 17

(Aug 25, 2022)

WHITEHALL, Aug. 24 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill will be holding a free shredding and electronics recycling event Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the parking lot of Francis H. Sheckler Elementary School, 251 N. 14th St., Catasauqua. “Thieves will go to great lengths to access your personal information to either get your money or steal your identity and simply throwing away documents just isn’t a safe thing to do,” McNeill said. “Shredding is a way to safely get rid of your old, personal documents and this event is a great one-stop shop to also safely dispose of your unwanted electronics to help ensure harmful chemicals don’t pollute our environment.” Participants must be a resident of either the Borough of Catasauqua or Hanover Township, both in Lehigh County, and proof of residency will be required. Those residents can bring their unwanted electronics, as well as any documents to be shredded to this year’s event. There is no fee for items such as computers, monitors, DVD and video players or gaming systems, but there is a fee for televisions. For computer monitors it is $18, for TVs under 42” it is $38, for models over 42”, projection, in wooden cabinets, tubes, or broken TVs it is $55. There is a limit of ten boxes of documents per vehicle. McNeill and her staff will also provide information about preventing identity theft from the state Attorney General’s office and various state Read more

 

County Election, Rail Freight, and Environmental Education Funding Opportunity For Your District

(Aug 09, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development: Election Integrity Grant Program (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Pennsylvania counties. Use : To support the work of county governments and their election offices. Funds : Funding is allocated proportionally based upon the number of registered voters within the county in the previous primary election. Application Deadline : August 15, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/Login.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Rail Freight Assistance Program (Funding Source: Multimodal Transportation Fund) Who May Apply : Freight railroads, freight railroad-served shippers, and economic development entities. Use : To support investment in rail freight infrastructure. Funds : The maximum state funding for a RFAP project is 70 percent of the total project costs, not to exceed $700,000. Application Deadline : September 2, 2022 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/Doing-Business/RailFreightAndPorts/Pages/Grants-and-Loans.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Rail Transportation Assistance Program (Funding Source: General Obligation Debt) Who May Apply : Freight railroads, freight railroad-served Read more

 

McNeill’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach Aug. 15

(Aug 01, 2022)

WHITEHALL, July 29 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill is alerting local veterans her monthly veterans support program will be held on Monday, Aug. 15 at her district office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall . “Veterans are entitled to benefits for their service to their country and there may be some programs which they may not know about,” said McNeill, D-Lehigh. “This is a great opportunity for veterans to meet in person with an outreach specialist to review these benefits and programs and also receive assistance with the application process.” According to McNeill, a representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in her office to provide information on education, health care and death benefits. Appointments with the outreach specialist are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Those interested in meeting with the specialist should make an appointment by calling 610-266-1273. Read more

 

State programs now open for applications

(Jul 25, 2022)

Here are some of the latest state programs now open for applications. Read more

 

Veterans outreach July 18 at McNeill’s office

(Jul 08, 2022)

WHITEHALL, July 8 – Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill. “The veterans outreach program is a great way for those who served our country to learn about the programs and services to which they are entitled,” McNeill said. “The specialist also provides guidance in applying for those programs and services for those who qualify. I’m pleased we’re able to offer this popular service to residents, and I encourage those who served to make an appointment.” A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in McNeill's office at 1080 Schadt Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 18 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 is encouraged to schedule an appointment through McNeill’s office at 610-266-1273. Read more

 

McNeill lauds historic education funding in state budget deal

(Jul 07, 2022)

HARRISBURG, July 7 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill said she applauds the historic $1.1 billion increase in education funding that was part of the bipartisan budget deal which passed the House of Representatives today. “Making investments in education means making investments in Pennsylvania’s future and I am pleased to see such a truly historic investment in education in this year’s state budget,” said McNeill, D-Lehigh. “This funding will help ensure every student has a chance to succeed.” McNeill said these Basic Education Funding amounts will be awarded to the following school districts in the 133rd Legislative District: Catasauqua Area School District - $5.29 million (7.0% increase over last year). Salisbury Twp. School District - $3.14 million (14.7% increase over last year). Whitehall-Coplay School District - $10.6 million (16.1% increase over last year). McNeill added other positive highlights in the state spending plan include $140 million for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program and increased investments for long-term living and nursing facilities, as well as funding for clean streams, and water and sewer projects. “The state budget process is never easy but spending plans like this one do not come that often. To be able to support these programs and still set aside funding in the state’s Rainy Day Fund for emergencies means this is a great deal for Pennsylvania and I am proud Read more

 

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities

(Jun 20, 2022)

Read about the latest state grant opportunities open for applications. Read more

 

Davis, McNeill bill would require lodging hosts to divulge recording devices

(Jun 15, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 15 – State Reps. Tina Davis and Jeanne McNeil have introduced H.B. 2120 , which would require lodging hosts to disclose the presence of recording devices on properties, preventing guests in Pennsylvania from unknowingly being recorded, like what happened recently in Philadelphia . Currently, Pennsylvania does not have a law addressing undisclosed recording devices such as hidden cameras in host-lodging sites. “The rise of hosting platforms has allowed private citizens to rent their residences to people from across the globe for a few days or up to a few weeks,” Davis said. “However, these short-term rentals come with risks to the consumer’s privacy. Too many individuals have come forward about the owners of these residences using hidden cameras and secretly recording those occupying the residence. This creates an invasion of privacy, which endangers individuals and families with children.” The legislators acknowledged that some cameras could have a legitimate purpose for the safety of both the owner and consumer, but said the consumer needs to be made aware of all recording devices. “Where people can stay when they travel has changed greatly,” McNeill said. “A person is no longer limited to staying in a traditional hotel. More options provide more opportunities to choose unique locations at a fairer and more budget-friendly price. However, we cannot sacrifice safety and privacy for convenience. Read more

 

McNeill: Over $690,000 in state tax credits awarded to area projects

(Jun 14, 2022)

WHITEHALL, June 14 – State funding totaling $691,291 from the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund has been awarded to various community initiatives, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill announced today. “Everyone in Pennsylvania deserves to have a safe place to call home for themselves and their families and this funding supports programs and services that help those who need it most,” McNeill said. “I am pleased to see this financial support coming to our area to benefit these projects so they continue providing support here in our community.” McNeill said the following projects in the 133rd District received funding: Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. - $411,800 to expand the owner-occupied rehab program to include energy efficiency and mobility upgrades to create safe, affordable and sustainable living situations while also decreasing utility bills. United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley - $239,451 to provide eviction defense services to 225 low-income households to prevent evictions and result in other beneficial outcomes including settlements, preserving housing subsidies, avoiding excessive debt and/or improving habitability of housing. Bucks County Housing Group, Inc. - $40,000 for expanding and preserving the Housing Counseling Program for low-income and first-time homebuyers through its Home Ownership Savings Account and First-Time Homebuyer Seminar efforts in Lehigh and Read more

 

McNeill lauds $137,749 awarded to local projects

(Jun 10, 2022)

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill is pleased to announce that grants totaling $137,749 were awarded today to three local municipalities from the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Local Share Account. Read more

 

Your View: Pa. lawmakers have duty to prevent gun violence

(Jun 09, 2022)

As Americans, we cannot turn a blind eye to gun violence. We must address this crisis of gun violence that has destroyed so many innocent lives by comprehensively addressing the issue and enacting common sense gun safety measures. Read more

 

McNeill’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach June 27

(Jun 09, 2022)

WHITEHALL, June 9 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill is alerting local veterans her monthly veterans support program will be held on Monday, June 27 at her district office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall . “Our veterans sacrifice so much while serving our country and ask for nothing in return and we must ensure they have the care and support they need following their service,” said McNeill, D-Lehigh. “This is a great opportunity for veterans to learn about the benefits and programs available to them and their families and also receive assistance with the application process.” According to McNeill, appointments with the outreach specialist are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Due to a scheduling conflict this month, the outreach specialist will not be available on Monday, June 20 – the third Monday this month – appointments instead are being accepted for Monday, June 27 to offer this service. Those interested in meeting with the specialist should make an appointment by calling 610-266-1273. Read more

 

State House makes progress on reining in abusive use of fireworks

(Jun 08, 2022)

Responding to the many concerns they have heard from local residents, Lehigh Valley lawmakers today voted to put some sensible restrictions on the use of consumer fireworks. Read more

 

McNeill Calls Senior Fair a Success

(Jun 01, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Jeanne McNeill and state Sen. Lisa Boscola hosted a senior fair at the Westgate Mall in Bethlehem. McNeill called the event a success and was glad to see so many residents getting important information about state related programs and services and the various vendors and providers who also attended. Read more

 

McNeill announces over $243K for Samuel Balliet Stadium upgrade
Sep 02, 2022

Let there be lights: Coplay’s Balliet Stadium will light up again for night baseball
Sep 02, 2022

McNeill to offer weekly outreach in West Bethlehem starting Sept. 9
Sep 01, 2022

GRANT MEMO: Youth Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, and Watershed Cooperative Funding Opportunities
Aug 30, 2022

Lehigh Valley airport gets another $8.5 million for upgrades as passenger traffic sets record
Aug 26, 2022

Madden, McNeill, Northeast Delegation announce $1.7M for LVIA upgrades secured in state budget
Aug 26, 2022

McNeill to hold free shredding and E-recycle event Sept. 17
Aug 25, 2022

County Election, Rail Freight, and Environmental Education Funding Opportunity For Your District
Aug 09, 2022

McNeill’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach Aug. 15
Aug 01, 2022

State programs now open for applications
Jul 25, 2022

Veterans outreach July 18 at McNeill’s office
Jul 08, 2022

McNeill lauds historic education funding in state budget deal
Jul 07, 2022

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities
Jun 20, 2022

Davis, McNeill bill would require lodging hosts to divulge recording devices
Jun 15, 2022

McNeill: Over $690,000 in state tax credits awarded to area projects
Jun 14, 2022

McNeill lauds $137,749 awarded to local projects
Jun 10, 2022

Your View: Pa. lawmakers have duty to prevent gun violence
Jun 09, 2022

McNeill’s office to hold monthly veterans outreach June 27
Jun 09, 2022

State House makes progress on reining in abusive use of fireworks
Jun 08, 2022

McNeill Calls Senior Fair a Success
Jun 01, 2022