From the monthly archives: October 2013

Harrisburg, Oct. 31, 2013 – Residents needing help paying for costly heating bills can soon apply for the Low-Income Home Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP), said state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “It’s crucial that all families are able to heat their homes this winter,” Brewster said. “I encourage individuals to apply for LIHEAP starting Nov. 4 […]

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PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30, 2013 – Workforce development leaders and strategists from community colleges worked with the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee today to devise a better strategy for delivering trained employees to Pennsylvania’s energy, manufacturing and other industry sectors. The policy committee travels the state to gather varied and, sometimes, groundbreaking ideas about how to respond […]

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Harrisburg, Oct. 23, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) presented a Senate citation to Mayor Richard Hrivnak of Plum Borough to honor the area’s designation as the sixth safest city to live in the nation. “According to the geographic research company NeighborhoodScout, Plum Borough is one of the safest cities to call home,” said […]

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Harrisburg, Oct. 23, 2013 – Today the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority authorized the City of New Kensington to make updates to the water lines to ensure public health and safety, said state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “PENNVEST provides municipalities with access to financial resources to fund a variety of projects,” said Brewster. “This particular project […]

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McKeesport – October 10, 2013 – State Sen. Jim Brewster said today that he was pleased to support plans introduced in the Senate that would freeze property taxes for seniors. Brewster (D-Allegheny) said that he has co-sponsored Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi’s (R-Delaware) plan in addition to Sen. Lisa Boscola’s (D-Northampton) proposal – Senate Bill […]

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Harrisburg, Oct. 1, 2013 – Residents of Braddock, Clairton, Duquesne and McKeesport can receive flu vaccines free of charge at a variety of times and locations throughout the next three months, said state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland). “Getting a flu shot is a great way to protect your health this season,” Brewster said. “I urge […]

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