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Dear Neighbor,

Sen. FarneseHere is another edition of the First District Connection for you with information about how you can:

  • Weatherize your home;
  • Apply for free money to help with your energy bills;
  • Get help with your mortgage;
  • Take advantage of free Center and Old City parking;
  • Better connect with employers; and
  • Receive career help from the Free Library.

I’d like to take a moment, on this the day after Veteran’s Day, to thank our many veterans and active duty service men and women for what they have and continue to do for our country.  You and your families are nothing short of inspirational and my team and I thank you for your service.

As always, I appreciate your support and please don’t hesitate to contact my staff or me if we can be of any assistance.

All My Best, 
Sen. Larry Farnese

Energy Coordinating Agency Can Help You Weatherize Your Home

EnergyIt’s starting to get cold, so have you thought about weatherizing your home for winter?  Philadelphia’s Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) is offering free weatherization workshops to area groups. During these sessions, a trained professional will show you how a few simple changes can save you money and make your home more comfortable all year long.  The workshops are supported by the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Housing and Community Development and the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW).  Once the sessions are finalized more information will be available at

Free Money From LIHEAP – Applications Are Now Available

LIHEAPThe Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications.  The federal program can help you if you think you will have trouble paying your energy bills, so make sure you submit your application right away.

For more information, contact the Pennsylvania’s LIHEAP hotline at 866-857-7095, Monday through Friday (individuals with hearing impairments can call the TDD number at 1-800-451-5886).

HouseHomeowners’ Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program

The Homeowners’ Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) helps homeowners who are at least three months behind on their mortgage.  If you need help, counselors are available by calling 800-989-2227 or visiting

Don’t Feed the Meter on Wednesdays

Parking MeterThe Philadelphia Parking Authority says that you don’t need to feed the meter in:

  • Center City after 5 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, except for rush-hour zones, which are free after 6:30 p.m. from the Delaware to the Schuylkill Rivers and from Bainbridge to Spring Garden Streets; and
  • Old City on the first Friday of every month after 5 p.m. between Callowhill and Walnut Streets and between Front and 5th Streets.

More information is available at

BriefcaseAnother Philadelphia Job Fair

Meet area employers at the next Philadelphia Job Fair on November 15, 2012.  The event will take place at the Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, 1201 Race Street in Philadelphia from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information contact call 515-932-0997 or visit


Offices of State Senator Larry Farnese

1802 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: 215-952-3121
Fax: 215-952-3155
543 Main Capitol | Box 203001
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3001
Phone: 717-787-5662
Fax: 717-787-4531

LIHEAP Energy Coordinating Agency