Lehigh Valley officials, leaders call for increased child care and early education funding to address worker shortage

(May 27, 2022)

“The workforce marketplace has changed dramatically,” said State Rep. Peter Schweyer at the talk, noting the impacts of the pandemic on the economy. “We have to be competitive, and we have to acknowledge that it’s the commonwealth’s responsibility to do that.” Read more


Schweyer: Enough is Enough!

(May 26, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Peter Schweyer is calling on the House Republicans to bring stalled gun reform legislation to a vote in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas. A parent of children in the Allentown School District, he is pushing for the legislature to advance the bills before Tuesday’s tragedy happens again. Read more


Students, parents, educators, counselors, police and others offer solutions to gun violence and mass shootings

(May 26, 2022)

Rep. Kosierowski: "Unfortunately the reality of it is this, the common sense pieces of legislation in the state House that would actually enact change where we would no longer need to fear when our children go to school, or when we shop at a grocery store, or go to the movies, simply do not have the support of the Republican-held majority in charge." Read more


Allentown Rotary Club Awarded Mullin Scholarships to Three Local Students

(May 26, 2022)

State Representative Mike Schlossberg was in attendance and gave a brief talk recognizing the achievements of the students. Read more


Madden: Get Serious about Stopping Gun Violence in Schools

(May 26, 2022)

In the wake of 19 children getting murdered in their Texas classroom this week, the time is now, she said, for actual action and to find humane and sensible solutions for a uniquely American crisis. Read more


Pashinski: Is There Anywhere That’s Safe?

(May 26, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski questions why the legislature continues to ignore opportunities to protect innocent people from senseless gun violence in the the wake of Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas. Read more


Pa House Dems push gun reform on House floor

(May 25, 2022)

“There’s nothing more pro life than working collaboratively on humane, pragmatic, sensible solutions to our nation's tragic unique crisis of gun violence,” said Rep. Maureen Madden, (D) Monroe County. Read more


Kosierowski: We Must Step Up Now and Do What’s Right

(May 25, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski vows to continue advocating for advancement of legislation to address the staffing crisis impacting long-term care facilities in Lackawanna County and across the Commonwealth. Read more


Reading youth and young adults tour Muhammed Ali’s training camp

(May 23, 2022)

The Real Deal partnered with Reading Film Office, Berks Community Action Program, Fighter’s Heaven in Deer Lake, Reading School District and the Olivet Boys & Girls Club, with sponsorship help from Berks Community Action Program, state Sen. Judy Schwank and state Rep. Manny Guzman, organizers said. Read more


Mullery to host free paper shredding event June 11

(May 19, 2022)

The event will be held 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11 at Greater Nanticoke High School, 425 Kosciuzsko St., Nanticoke. Read more


Berks County primary election faces technical problems, errors and criticism

(May 18, 2022)

Rep. Manny Guzman alerted the public of issues he encountered while trying to vote Tuesday morning. Read more


Guzman warns of problems with Berks County voting machines

(May 17, 2022)

“When I went to cast my ballot today, what should have been a quick, simple process turned into a multi-hour ordeal,” said Guzman. Read more


Ground Broken for Building That Will House Bethlehem Food Co-op

(May 16, 2022)

In addition to the co-op board, representatives from Peron Development and Boyle Construction were in attendance for the groundbreaking, along with Bethlehem mayor J. William Reynolds, several members of Bethlehem City Council, state Rep. Steve Samuelson (D-135) and U.S. Rep. Susan Wild (D-7). Read more


Schlossberg: Take Action to Address Mental Health

(May 13, 2022)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg is continuing his efforts to combat the stigma surrounding mental health with a call to action. Schlossberg says while great progress has been made over the last few years, it's time to increase treatment, resources, hospital beds and staffing to adequately address this crisis. Read more


Pashinski: Our Students are the Future

(May 12, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski joined Governor Wolf at Wilkes-Barre Area High School to discuss a potential $1.9 billion investment in this year's state budget to fairly fund education across the Commonwealth. Read more


Wolf meets the Wolfpack

(May 11, 2022)

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, got students in the auditorium cheering when he said the reason to increase education spending was to improve their futures. Read more


McNeill to host annual senior fair

(May 11, 2022)

The free event, which McNeill is co-sponsoring with state Sen. Lisa Boscola, is expected to include more than 50 different vendors and will offer blood pressure screenings, vision checks, giveaways, refreshments and more. Read more


Monroe Co. NAACP held a 'Freedom Rally' in Stroudsburg Monday

(May 09, 2022)

Attending the rally were Stroudsburg Mayor Tarah Probst, Democratic State Representative Maureen Madden, and Women's Resources of Monroe County Executive Director Lauren Peterson. Read more


4th Annual Mental Health Policy Forum Convenes National Policymakers and Advocates on Capitol Hill

(May 09, 2022)

Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Schlossberg and Casey Badmington, senior policy advisor to Senator Catherine Marie Cortez, participated. Read more


Candy’s Place Walk draws loyal supporters despite dismal weather

(May 07, 2022)

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright and State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski opened the event, acknowledging the need for support for those battling cancer and their families. Read more