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Indian American Association celebrates Diwali Festival of Lights

(Dec 09, 2023)

More than 200 guests attended the gala, including such dignitaries as Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown, State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright. Read more


State Grant Programs Open For Application, Dec. 4

(Dec 04, 2023)

NEWLY LISTED PROGRAMS Department of Aging: Senior Community Center Grants Who May Apply: Pennsylvania Senior Community Centers with an existing, contractual relationship with an Area Agency on Aging. Use: To help Pennsylvania’s Senior Community Centers increase participation and programming Funds: Up to $2 million in grant funding is available. Grants vary depending on staff levels. Application Deadline: December 15, 2023 More information: Aging Website Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Violence Intervention and Prevention Who May Apply: Community-based organizations with 501(c)(3) designation, institutions of higher education, municipalities, district attorneys, and counties, Use: Effective local intervening and preventive measures to stop gun and group violence that is occurring across the state in both the short- and long-term Funds: $40 million in state funding is available for two tracks: VIP Grants: Applicants can request up to 50% of their operating budget up to $950,00 total. Coordinated Community Violence Intervention Strategies Projects (CCVI): Applicants can request up to $3 million in total funding over a 36-month period (funding match required). PCCD anticipates approving only 2-3 CCVI projects. Application Deadline: January 18, 2024 More information: PCCD Website Department of Community and Economic Development: Read more


Cocoa and Carols - Holiday Open House

(Dec 01, 2023)

Join Rep. Pashinski for Cocoa and Carols Dec. 20. Read more


Pashinski, Flynn applaud two state funding projects in Plains Township

(Nov 30, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and state Sen. Marty Flynn celebrated today two state grants awarded to Plains Township. Read more


Pashinski, Flynn present $215,000 check to Wilkes-Barre Township

(Nov 29, 2023)

“This building was constructed in 1978 and the HVAC units, manufactured by the Singer Sewing Machine Company, are original to the building,” Mayor Kuren said. “I thank Sen. Flynn and Rep. Pashinski for supporting our LSA grant application, making this project possible.” Read more


Funding for new HVAC system in Wilkes-Barre Township

(Nov 29, 2023)

“Well, it’s certainly time overdue. This was done in 1974, certainly, time to upgrade it. It’s going to save them money and it’s going to actually provide them with the quality heat and air conditioning that they need in order to do their business,” said Pashinski. Read more


Pashinski, Flynn present state funding check to Wilkes-Barre Township

(Nov 28, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and state Sen. Marty Flynn celebrated a state grant awarded to Wilkes-Barre Township today. Read more


The 2023 Fifty Over 50

(Nov 27, 2023)

In Luzerne County, Eddie Day Pashinski’s neighbors know their state representative as a reliable and forceful voice for their rural corner of the commonwealth. Read more


Area lawmakers discuss distracted-driving issue

(Nov 19, 2023)

“Statistics state that nine families lose a loved one due to distracted driving each and every day — more than 3,200 lives lost every year," said Rep. Pashinski. Read more


State Grant Programs Open For Application (11/15/2023)

(Nov 15, 2023)

There are multiple grant programs that are currently open for applications. Read more


State Grant Programs Open For Application (Nov. 14)

(Nov 15, 2023)

NEWLY OPENED PROGRAMS Council on the Arts: Arts Organizations and Arts Programs Who May Apply: Nonprofit organizations and municipalities with at least two years of consistent arts programming in Pennsylvania and an average arts revenue over $200,000. School districts providing arts programming/services are also eligible. Use: Eligible uses of funds include, but are not limited to, operating, programming or project expenditures. Application Deadline: Jan. 17, 2024 More information: Arts Website Historical & Museum Commission: Empowered History Micro-Grant Program Who May Apply: Any community group or member of a community with historical materials located in Pennsylvania. Highest priority is given to organizations with demonstrated financial need and historical material from communities that are underrepresented in the historical record. Use: Enable communities to preserve and share their history through purchases that capture, preserve or disseminate community history, such as but not limited to, archival boxes, digital projects, educational materials, equipment to improve storage, and more. Funds: Grants will be awarded in amounts between $100 and $1,000 Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2024 More information: PHMC Website PROGRAMS OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Recruitment Incentives for Law Enforcement Who Read more


PA Farm Bill grant heading to private school in Luzerne County

(Nov 14, 2023)

One Pennsylvania Farm Bill Grant was awarded to strengthen child nutrition and hands-on agricultural education in the 121st Legislative District in Luzerne County, announced state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. Read more


Treasures of the temple

(Nov 12, 2023)

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, participated in the tour and told council members the structure is a distinctive surviving example of the Moorish revival style of architecture. Read more


5 New PA Laws: Teachers' Religious Expression, Preferred Organic Brand

(Nov 09, 2023)

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-Luzerne) and other supporters say PA Preferred Organic trademark legislation will help consumers more easily identity state products and help further support the local economy. Read more


Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA receives state grant for locker room renovations

(Nov 07, 2023)

"The YMCA has played a vital role in Wilkes-Barre for nearly a hundred years," said Pashinski. Read more


Pashinski, Flynn celebrate state funding for Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA

(Nov 06, 2023)

Continuing their support for projects in their communities, state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski and state Sen. Marty Flynn celebrated a state grant awarded to support a transformational project in Wilkes-Barre today. Read more


Pashinski, Flynn present $250K check to Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA

(Nov 06, 2023)

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Wilkes-Barre, and Sen. Marty Flynn, D-Scranton, were at the West Northampton Street facility to present a Local Share Account grant check for $250,000 in support of the YMCA’s locker room renovation project. Read more


PA Preferred Organic: State government creates new branding for agricultural products

(Nov 05, 2023)

Said Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, the bill’s prime sponsor: “Creating an easily identifiable PA Preferred Brand logo for PA-grown organic products is a win for Pennsylvania’s farmers and producers as well as our consumers who will know that label means quality because their purchase was grown in Pa., by Pa. Farmers, for Pa. families.” Read more


Shapiro signs bills amending agriculture code, establishing new flood task force

(Nov 03, 2023)

House Bill 156 became Act 20 of 2023, and House Bill 157 became Act 21, both introduced by Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne. Read more


Programs Now Open for Applications 10/31/23

(Nov 02, 2023)

Here are several grant programs that recently opened for applications. Read more