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Rozzi applauds state funding for Lower Alsace Ambulance station project

(Jun 24, 2020)

State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, announced a state grant will fund the replacement of the roof at the Lower Alsace Ambulance station. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce grants to strengthen Berks County

(Jun 10, 2020)

State lawmakers Reps. Tom Caltagirone, Mark Rozzi and Sen. Judy Schwank today announced state grants from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency have been approved for two programs in Berks County. Read more

 

Reps. Rozzi, Caltagirone and Sen. Schwank announce grants for Berks County schools, Reading

(Apr 22, 2020)

Reading School District and the Berks County Intermediate Unit have been selected for Continuing of Education Equity Grants for the 2019-20 academic year, state Rep. Tom Caltagirone, D-Berks; state Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks; and state Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, announced. The Berks County Intermediate Unit provides services for public school districts and non-public schools in Berks County. Read more

 

Rozzi, Schwank announce $1.7 million loan to Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority

(Apr 22, 2020)

A low-interest loan in the amount of $1.7 million was approved today by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to fund the Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority’s recently completed Perkiomen Avenue Water Main Replacement Project, according to state state Rep. Mark Rozzi. Read more

 

Rozzi reminds residents shred event canceled, please stay home

(Apr 15, 2020)

State Rep. Mark Rozzi reminded residents all of his events, including a shred event, originally scheduled for April have been canceled. Read more

 

Email: Berks County now under stay-at-home order

(Mar 27, 2020)

Gov. Wolf issued a stay-at-home order for Berks County. Here are some details on what that means for our community. Read more

 

Reps. Rozzi, Bullock cancel ‘Homeless Youth’ rally out of concern for COVID-19 pandemic

(Mar 12, 2020)

State Reps. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, and Donna Bullock, D-Philadelphia, have canceled their rally and press conference scheduled for Monday. The purpose of the rally and press conference was to raise awareness and call for action to help Pennsylvania’s rising number of homeless youth. Read more

 

Rozzi, state lawmakers announce grants totaling more than $40K for Berks County museum, history center

(Mar 04, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 4 – Berks County lawmakers Reps. Mark Rozzi and Tom Caltagirone and Sen. Judy Schwank announced today that a grant of $33,842 has been approved for the Foundation for the Reading Public Museum and a grant of $7,922 has been approved for the Berks History Center through the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program. Read more

 

Rozzi offers free CPR course for residents of the 126th District

(Feb 27, 2020)

READING, Feb. 27 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi is partnering with local emergency medical responders to offer a free CPR course for residents of the 126 th Legislative District. The HeartSaver CPR course will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 16 at Berks Technical Institute, 2205 Ridgewood Road, Wyomissing. “This course has attracted a great deal of interest in past years, and I’m pleased to be able to make it available again,” said Rozzi, D-Berks. “This is a great chance for community members to learn valuable skills that could save a life during an emergency.” The course is free, but attendees can obtain a certification card for $22 if desired. Space is limited. Anyone interested should contact Rozzi’s office at 610-921-8921. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce more than $400K in grants to improve Berks County school safety

(Feb 26, 2020)

State lawmakers Reps. Tom Caltagirone and Mark Rozzi, and state Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, announced the approval of several School Safety and Security grants today. Read more

 

Spring 2020 newsletter

(Feb 11, 2020)

News and events from Harrisburg and the 126th District Read more

 

Rozzi, IM ABLE Foundation present adaptive bike to community member

(Jan 24, 2020)

WYOMISSING, Jan. 24 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi joined the IM ABLE Foundation to present an adaptive bike to a community member today. Rozzi and Chris Kaag, founder of IM ABLE, presented the bike to Steve Kreitz, of Wernersville, who lost his leg in a fishing accident. The IM Able Foundation works to remove obstacles that prevent people with disabilities from being physically active, using grants, donations and sponsorships to provide equipment to people with physical or cognitive challenges. “I’ve been proud to support the IM Able Foundation’s great work to make sure individuals with disabilities have access to often expensive equipment that can help them remain active and healthy,” said Rozzi, D-Berks. “I look forward to see what Steve can accomplish with the help of this bike.” Kaag added: “Since he started coming to the IM ABLE Foundation, Steve has been motivated to achieve more than he ever thought he would be able to do after he lost his leg. He’s such a worthwhile grant candidate. We’re so grateful for the community’s support because it means that Steve can redefine what is possible.” More information on the IM ABLE Foundation is available at imablefoundation.org . Read more

 

Rozzi to co-host training sessions on preventing child sexual abuse

(Jan 17, 2020)

READING, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi invites community members to attend a four-session training workshop to help adults learn how they can protect children from sexual abuse. “Parents in the Know,” a free program to be offered by Safe Berks, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 4, 11, 19 and 25 at the Muhlenberg Township Building, 210 S. George St. Rozzi is co-hosting the program along with the Muhlenberg Township Police Department. “This training program is a great way for parents and other adults to learn how they help prevent child sexual abuse. Those who participate will learn how to better ask questions and how to intervene in a situation when necessary,” said Rozzi, D-Berks. “We all have a responsibility to protect children, and this training series will help empower adults to look out for children in the community.” Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Rozzi’s office at 610-921-8921. The program is open to all local residents. Read more

 

Rozzi, Schwank announce computer science grants for Muhlenberg, Wyomissing school districts

(Jan 17, 2020)

READING, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi and state Sen. Judy Schwank, both D-Berks, applauded two area school districts on being awarded PAsmart grants. Gov. Tom Wolf today announced $5.7 million in PAsmart Targeted grants to expand computer science classes and teacher training to 163 school districts, charter schools and intermediate units across the state. Muhlenberg and Wyomissing Area school districts were each awarded $35,000. “We live in a digital world, and computer science education is a necessity,” Rozzi said. “I applaud these districts for working to expand this valuable training, so that more students will be well prepared for the future.” Schwank added: “We need to do all that we can to ensure our students successfully transition to higher education or enter a workforce that increasingly relies on computer science skills. This funding will allow Wyomissing and Muhlenberg school districts to better prepare their students.” The PAsmart Targeted grants are used to help schools introduce and expand computer science programming and to provide educators from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 with training to teach computer science. The 163 new Targeted grant awardees have prioritized expanding access to computer science for underrepresented students, such as students of color, girls, low-income students and students in rural communities. More information on the Read more

 

State lawmakers congratulate Albright College on $30,000 grant

(Jan 16, 2020)

State lawmakers from Berks County congratulated Albright College on receiving a $30,000 grant Thursday to combat campus sexual assault. Read more

 

State lawmakers applaud grant for more than $100K for Berks County Workforce Development Board

(Jan 16, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 16 – State lawmakers from Berks County applauded a $110,955 grant awarded to the Berks County Workforce Development Board Thursday to help prepare students for in-demand careers. Read more

 

Berks County lawmakers applaud $234,266 grant to revitalize Reading park

(Dec 30, 2019)

Berks County lawmakers Reps. Mark Rozzi and Tom Caltagirone, as well as Sen. Judy Schwank, applauded the approval of a $234,266 state grant today to revitalize a park in Reading. Read more

 

Despite obstacles, lawmaker 'not going to stop’ until child sex abuse survivors get chance to sue Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses

(Dec 30, 2019)

Despite obstacles, lawmaker 'not going to stop’ until child sex abuse survivors get chance to sue Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses Read more

 

Legislators Announce Reading Muhlenberg CTC Awarded $50,000

(Dec 20, 2019)

READING, December 19, 2019 – The Pennsylvania Department of Education awarded $50,000 to Reading Muhlenberg CTC to purchase new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations, State Sen. Judy Schwank, State Rep. Mark Rozzi, and State Rep. Tom Caltagirone, all D-Berks, announced. The grant is one of 32 competitive grants totaling nearly $1.2 million awarded to Career and Technical Centers (CTC) and Area Vocational-Technical Education Schools across the state to purchase equipment aligned with the needs of local employers for use in PDE-approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and to provide hands-on training to students in those programs. The maximum grant allowed under the program is $50,000, and each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source, which could include local school funds or contributions from business and industry partners. Reading Muhlenberg CTC’s grant will help purchase the following equipment: Mechanical Training System CNC Plasma Cutter “This funding will help Reading Muhlenberg CTC give their students the opportunity to learn on state-of-the-art equipment,” Schwank said. “Students will learn the skills they need to succeed in the 21 st century work place.” “Students deserve to learn in classrooms equipped with the most up-to-date technology available to prepare them for the future,” Rozzi said. “This funding will support Reading Read more

 

Lawmakers announce state grant for Reading traffic signal study

(Dec 17, 2019)

READING, Dec. 17 – State Reps. Mark Rozzi and Tom Caltagirone and Sen. Judy Schwank, all D-Berks, announced that Reading was awarded a $227,840 state grant to study and upgrade the downtown traffic signal system network. “It’s incredibly important that we ensure traffic can move smoothly and safely through our downtown,” said Rozzi. “I’m pleased to see funding for this study awarded to the City of Reading.” “A better understanding of Reading’s traffic flow is crucial if we are to improve public safety downtown,” said Caltagirone. “I look forward to the results of this study.” “I am commending city officials for securing this competitive state grant funding," Schwank said. "This initiative will benefit residents, workers, visitors and businesses in downtown Reading by ensuring that our traffic control system works effectively and efficiently." The grant was among $13.1 million in funding awarded to improve safety at signalized intersections in 34 municipalities around the state at 41 locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue. The grants are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement Program. More information is available on the traffic signals page under “Travel in PA” at www.penndot.gov . Read more

 

Rozzi applauds state funding for Lower Alsace Ambulance station project
Jun 24, 2020

State lawmakers announce grants to strengthen Berks County
Jun 10, 2020

Reps. Rozzi, Caltagirone and Sen. Schwank announce grants for Berks County schools, Reading
Apr 22, 2020

Rozzi, Schwank announce $1.7 million loan to Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority
Apr 22, 2020

Rozzi reminds residents shred event canceled, please stay home
Apr 15, 2020

Email: Berks County now under stay-at-home order
Mar 27, 2020

Reps. Rozzi, Bullock cancel ‘Homeless Youth’ rally out of concern for COVID-19 pandemic
Mar 12, 2020

Rozzi, state lawmakers announce grants totaling more than $40K for Berks County museum, history center
Mar 04, 2020

Rozzi offers free CPR course for residents of the 126th District
Feb 27, 2020

State lawmakers announce more than $400K in grants to improve Berks County school safety
Feb 26, 2020

Spring 2020 newsletter
Feb 11, 2020

Rozzi, IM ABLE Foundation present adaptive bike to community member
Jan 24, 2020

Rozzi to co-host training sessions on preventing child sexual abuse
Jan 17, 2020

Rozzi, Schwank announce computer science grants for Muhlenberg, Wyomissing school districts
Jan 17, 2020

State lawmakers congratulate Albright College on $30,000 grant
Jan 16, 2020

State lawmakers applaud grant for more than $100K for Berks County Workforce Development Board
Jan 16, 2020

Berks County lawmakers applaud $234,266 grant to revitalize Reading park
Dec 30, 2019

Despite obstacles, lawmaker 'not going to stop’ until child sex abuse survivors get chance to sue Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses
Dec 30, 2019

Legislators Announce Reading Muhlenberg CTC Awarded $50,000
Dec 20, 2019

Lawmakers announce state grant for Reading traffic signal study
Dec 17, 2019