“Operation Touch of Home” Collects Soccer Balls and Pre-Paid Phone Cards to Send to our Troops Serving Around the World August 29, 2010 — State Senator Larry Farnese ‘tossed the coin’ prior to the Philadelphia Independence vs. Boston Breakers women’s professional soccer game at John A. Farrell Stadium in West Chester. The coin toss is […]

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Wall Project Addresses Residents’ Safety and Sound Concerns Philadelphia August 24, 2010 — State Senator Larry Farnese and Whitman Council President Mark Squilla today met at Front and Tasker sts. with PennDOT officials for an update on PennDOT’s sound and safety barrier project along elevated I-95 in South Philadelphia. “The issue here is safety as […]

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PHILADELPHIA, August 18, 2010 – – State Senator Larry Farnese today released the following statement in conjunction with today’s actions taken by the DRPA Board of Commissioners: “The actions taken by the DRPA board today to increase transparency and accountability are a necessary step to restore confidence to the commuters who pay bridge tolls and […]

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Op-ed By Larry Farnese Much has been written lately about mismanagement, waste, fraud, patronage, and political favoritism at the Delaware River Port Authority. But these revelations raise bigger questions: What exactly does the DRPA do? And how does management of port and transportation assets affect our economy and infrastructure? The DRPA operates four bridges linking […]

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Neumann Senior Center celebrated the 50th Anniversary of HUD Section 202 with a celebratory event July 15 in Fishtown. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 202 provides affordable housing for elderly people and allows them to live independently. I believe that our seniors are our country’s aristocracy. HUD Section 202 is an […]

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HARRISBURG, June 30, 2010 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today offered the following comments following the Senate passage of the state’s 2010-2011 budget: “I voted yes for this budget because I am committed to the public safety and welfare of the people of Pennsylvania,” Farnese said. “I believe this budget proves Pennsylvania’s commitment to […]

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Harrisburg, June 29, 2010 – – The state Senate has unanimously adopted state Sen. Larry Farnese’s (D-Philadelphia) resolution urging the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to reexamine its recommendations on mammograms for women beginning at 40 years of age. “The issue of cancer prevention is one that is very personal to me and my family […]

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Drive Underway to Collect Pre-Paid Phone Cards and Deflated Soccer Balls to Send to Troops Philadelphia, May 20, 2010 — State Senator Larry Farnese; Tracy Carter Dougherty, Board Chair for the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey; Dave Debusschere, Chief Financial Officer for Philadelphia Union; David Halstead, owner of the Philadelphia Independence; Dave Dougherty, […]

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HARRISBURG, MAY 3, 2010 — Several lawmakers today called on Gov. Ed Rendell to drop his budget proposal to expand the sales tax to include some professional services. Under the governor’s budget proposal, a 4 percent sales tax would be levied on accounting, financial, legal, medical and architectural services. State Sens. Mike Stack, Larry Farnese, […]

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