Senator Mario Scavello E-Newsletter

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In this Update:

  • Happy Hanukkah
  • December Legislative Report with Developmental Education Services
  • Pen Argyl Borough Seeks Input for Revitalization Plan
  • Scavello and Toomey Partner to Recognize Korean War Veterans
  • Around the 40th District

Wishing you peace, love and joy as we begin the Hanukkah season on Sunday at sunset! May this Joyous Season bring you peace, health and happiness throughout the coming year. 

December Legislative Report with Developmental Education Services

December 2019 - Developmental Education Services of Monroe County

On the latest edition of Legislative Report, I sit down with Josette Chaffier, Program Specialist and Denice Summa, Executive Director of Developmental Education Services of Monroe County. Developmental Education Services is a nonprofit organization with two locations in Monroe County which provides therapeutic, educational and vocational programs to meet the needs of adults with intellectual disabilities and their families. I encourage you to watch this episode and learn more about the great work that DEVEDMC is doing in our community.

Pen Argyl Borough Seeks Input for Revitalization Plan

Pen Argyl Borough is currently in the process of working with residents on a revitalization plan. As part of this process, the borough is currently asking for the public to give their feedback through an online survey. You do not need to be a resident of the borough to participate. The survey will be open until March 2, 2020. You can access the survey here and paper copies are available at the borough building for those without computer access. This feedback will be tabulated and help shape the plan that will serve as a blueprint for the borough going forward. 

Scavello and Toomey Partner to Recognize Korean War Veterans

I want to make you aware of the Korean Ambassador for Peace medal which is available to veterans who serviced served in Korea from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. The Medal was created by the Korean Consul General to recognize and thank our veterans for serving in what is often called “the forgotten war.”

U.S. Senator Toomey has been able to secure these medals and is asking my office to help Korean War veterans apply for and receive this honor. An eligible veteran must have served in Korea at some time during the Korean War from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. Members of the US Navy are eligible if they served aboard a naval vessel that was assigned to Korean waters during the aforementioned timeframe. Veterans who participated in UN peacekeeping efforts in Korea until the end of 1955 are also eligible for this award. Applications for the Peace Medal are available in all of my offices and on my website. We are happy to help any eligible veteran fill out the application and submit it. The deadline for applications is January 10, 2020. Please help us spread the word so that we may honor as many veterans as possible!

Around the 40th District

Congratulations to Steve Salvesen who was recently honored by Hanover Township Board of Supervisors for his more than 38 years of service to the township.

Last weekend we attended a ribbon cutting for Karma Krafts, 316 N. Broadway Wind Gap – inside the Wind Gap Market. Best of luck to Paula Grace Dahlenburg, Laura Lessig and her team!

This past Saturday, we attended the grand opening of Lehigh Valley Tack which is located at 279 W. Moorestown Road, Wind Gap. Congratulations and best of luck to Mike Lawson and his team!


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