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Rep. Cartwright, labor leaders discuss job growth, training

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, joined representatives from For Our Future PA and The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, and state labor leaders to discuss the impact President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda would have on residents in Northeast Pennsylvania during a virtual panel discussion Thursday morning. Cartwright noted the Build Back Better Act would implement training pro...

Biden arrives in Scranton, Cartwright pushing for Scranton-NYC train line

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"I've been working on it for 9 years." It’s been a focus for U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D) ever since he was elected. Getting a train service from Scranton to New York City again. As Air Force One touched down at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport International Airport- he and President Biden know Congress needs to pass the infrastructure bill. "$85 million a year in additional economic activ...

Cartwright: $2.1 million targets health care infrastructure

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More than $630,000 in federal funding will bring Scranton Primary Health Care Center closer to opening up another floor of its Wyoming Avenue office to patients. With nearly $983,000 from the same program, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers will renovate a new facility for women’s health within walking distance of Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. The awards come as part of $2.1 million ...

PMSD received over $29M in COVID-19 relief funds: Where did the money go?

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Congressman Matt Cartwright visited Pocono Mountain West High School Wednesday to participate in a roundtable discussion with school leaders and legislators on federal funding for schools, including the use of COVID-19 relief funds and the American Rescue Plan. “A year and a half into this pandemic has weathered a lot of hardship and frustration,” said Cartwright, a democrat who represents Pa.'s 8...

WB/Scranton International Airport expands air service

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Larger planes with more seats and leg room are coming to Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport. Airport officials Wednesday announced their expanding current service to Charlotte and Chicago. ... "Improvements to our airport, resurfacing to the runways, extensions to the taxiways. All those things make us look more attractive to folks like American Airlines," U.S. representative Matt Cartwri...

Wilkes-Barre looking into police department upgrades

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There are several police substations in the city of Wilkes-Barre. It's one of the many ways Mayor George Brown and Police Chief Joseph Coffay tell Newswatch 16 they are using to strengthen the department's community policing. "It really accomplishes a lot more than just being present in a neighborhood; they're walking in neighborhoods and showing their presence," said Mayor Brown. Now, these two ...

9/11 memorial service held for 20th anniversary in Hawley

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Residents in one Wayne County community paused to reflect and remember the thousands of lives tragically lost from 9/11. The skies were clear, and just as blue 20 years ago from today. Reminiscent of that fateful day when 3,000 people were killed after hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center in New York. Elected officials, local first responders and clergy addressed their sentiments on the nati...

Amtrak discusses vision for passenger rail service from Allentown to NYC

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It's been forty years since Allentown has had a direct train line to New York City. But there's a vision to change that in as little as three years. This new Amtrak vision would put a station not only in Allentown, but Bethlehem and Easton too. But whether it becomes reality hinges on that infrastructure bill you've heard a lot about. It's a plan leaders, local and regional, hope will gain more tr...

Rep. Cartwright announces $2.6 million for Scranton Fire Department hiring

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SCRANTON, Pa. (WOLF) — The Scranton Fire Department has been awarded $2,596,047.50 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program to support the hiring of ten firefighters to join the department’s ranks. U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made the announcement Thursday stating: "We need to suppo...

Nearly $43,000 in grants coming to Scranton to aid city’s Smoke Detector Program

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Federal dollars will be coming back to Scranton to help prevent fires. Wednesday, Congressman Matt Cartwright, Mayor Paige Cognetti and Fire Chief John Judge announced nearly $43,000 is coming to the city. That money will help continue the city’s Smoke Detector Program. The Department of Homeland Security grant will purchase 2,000 10-year smoke detectors and 1,000 carbon monoxide detectors. More t...