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Hazleton Rotary sponsors Make-A-Wish child’s wish

The Hazleton Rotary Club and Mark Imbriaco are sponsoring a wish from the local chapter of Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The club recently donated approximately $2,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant the wish of 12-year-old ...

Pennsylvania city faces fiscal pain for immigration law

"There was no defense." Kobach told Hazleton officials in December that they faced "a high probability of being liable" for the $2.8 million of plaintiffs' legal fees, according to a document obtained by Reuters under Pennsylvania's Right-To-Know law.

Wal Mart Stores : 3 Hazleton residents charged in Mahoning Twp. thefts

His bail was set at $3,000 while bail for Carter was set at $6,000. (c)2015 the Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pa.) Visit the Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pa.) at standardspeaker.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. 06:40a WAL MART STORES ...

Report: Lehigh Valley Hazleton has best hospital operating margin in area

Valley Hazleton — formerly Hazleton General Hospital — has the healthiest operating margin among Luzerne County hospitals, more than double the regional average, according to a new report. The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council ...

Hazleton Residents React to Mayor's Race

Hazleton, Luzerne County-Jimmy's Quick Lunch on East Broad Street in Hazleton was jammed at the lunch hour Wednesday.The big menu item is the famous Jimmy chili dog but also on the menu today talk of a new mayor for the city. Incumbent Joe Yannuzzi is out ...

1897: From Mary Jones to ‘Mother’ Jones

And The Times had a new name for her: “Mother” Jones. A month later, in a report from Hazleton, Pa., the newspaper labeled her “a bad influence” in a headline, and condemned her in the article with an uncharacteristic bit of rhyme: “a Chicago ...

Hazleton Housing Authority Pays $18K to Settle Interpreter Complaints by Latinos

The Hazleton Housing Authority in Pennsylvania has been ordered to pay $18,000 as settlement for the allegations filed against them by six Latino families. The settlement was announced Wednesday by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development or ...

Behind The Plate: Joe Maddon Brings Family Recipe To Wrigley Field

I know fans will dig them,” he laughed. The recipe belongs to Maddon’s Aunt Geneva, who created it in the late 1940s, and is a popular item at the family’s deli in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. “Uncle Carly and Aunt Geneva started Third Base Luncheonette ...

Man charged with heroin and cocaine offenses

HAZLETON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a grand jury sitting in Scranton, Pennsylvania has returned an indictment charging Roberto Sanchez, age 37, of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, with ...

Senate confirms Hazleton general

Gen. James Joseph from Hazleton as state adjutant general. Joseph was nominated for the position that oversees the Pennsylvania National Guard and state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in January by Gov. Tom Wolf. Joseph’s military career ...

Hazleton Area vs Scranton

Hazleton Area used a big nine run 3’rd inning to sink Scranton 10-0 in D2 ‘AAAA’ baseball action.  Dante Biasi tossed a five inning no-hitter for the win.

Wanted: Change in Hazleton

HAZLETON — Change is coming to Hazleton. With all the votes tallied, Hazleton Councilman Jeff Cusat defeated current Mayor Joe Yannuzzi for the Republican mayoral nod, which means there will be a new …

Incumbent Mayor Yannuzzi Defeated in Hazleton

HAZLETON — The mayor of Hazleton Joe Yannuzzi has called Jeff Cusat to congratulate him on the victory in the race for the Republican slot for mayor. There are four people running for Hazleton mayor, …

Hazleton Area vs Wiilliamsport baseball

Hazleton Area hosted Williamsport in the District 2/4 sub-regional baseball action. The Cougars hung on to win 2-0.  Crafty lefty Joe Baron threw five innings, while Dante Biasi finished up with the s…

Police Investigating Armed Robbery in Hazleton

HAZLETON — Police in Hazleton are looking for a robber who held up a store. Officers said that person walked into the Dollar General on East Diamond Avenue just after 6 p.m. Friday, showed a gun, and …

Decomposing Body Found in Hazleton

HAZLETON — People who walk in the rear of North Wyoming street in Hazleton said when the weather started to heat up, so did some sort of stench on the street. “I walk this alley every day and I smelle…

Missing Dog Back Home in Hazleton

HAZLETON — One family in Hazleton has some good news. Their puppy “Brody” is back home! The five-month-old chihuahua mix belongs to two little girls with special needs. Brody was missing for about two…

Hazleton Parking Garage Repairs: How Much Progress?

HAZLETON — Repairs are being made to a public parking garage in Hazleton after an Action 16 investigation revealed structural problems including chunks of concrete that were falling. Some of the probl…

Hazleton Moves Airport Project Forward

HAZLETON, PA — The City Council accepted a $1.3 million Aviation Grant Tuesday night to fund a Runway Safety Area at the City Airport. As part of the agreement, 5 percent of the project, or $70,000, …

Hazleton Area School District Hires Police Chief

HAZLETON — A school district in Luzerne County not only has its own police force but now it has its own police chief. The Hazleton Area School District believes it may be the first district in the sta…


Buying prescription drugs via the Internet: A consumer guide to HAZLETON PENNSYLVANIA

The Internet has changed the way we live, work and even as bought. The advance of the Internet has made it possible to compare prices and buy products without having to leave the house. But when used for medicine is important to be very careful. Some websites sell drugs that are not legitimate, putting their health at risk.

For example, some websites that sell medicines:

  • They are not licensed pharmacies with state of the United States or are not really pharmacies.

  • They can give an incorrect diagnosis or sell you a drug that is not appropriate for your medical condition.

  • Do not protect your personal data (eg social security number and credit cards).

Some of the drugs that are sold on the Internet:

  • They are fake (counterfeit or adulterated).

  • They are very strong medicine dose or very low concentration.

  • They contain ingredients that can be harmful to your health.

  • They are expired or expired medicines.

  • They have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA for its acronym in English), or have not been studied for their safety and efficacy.

  • They have been prepared using safe standards.

  • They are not safe for use with other medicines or products you use.

  • No right or have not been properly stored or shipped labels.


  • Talk to your doctor and get a physical before taking any medicine for the first time.

  • Use only medications that have been prescribed by your doctor or other health professional you trust, who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Ask your doctor if you have to do something specific for your prescription.

The following information will help protect (a) if you purchase medicines via the Internet:


Make sure that the website where you buy your drugs is state-licensed pharmacy in the United States and you are located in the United States. Pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States must be licensed by a state pharmacy board. The pharmacy board of the state where you reside, you can tell if the website you use is a state-licensed pharmacy if you have good reputation, and if you are located in the United States. For a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) whose website is:www.nabp.net . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645), the Li line Telefónica Health National Hispanic Family.

The NABP is a professional association of pharmaceutical state boards. This association has a program that will help you find some of the pharmacies that are licensed to sell through the Internet. The websites where the hallmark of this program appears, have been checked to ensure they comply with federal and state regulations. For more information in English about this program and for a list of pharmacies where VIPPS® (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites ™) seal appears, visit the website: www.vipps.info . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

. Find the websites whose practices are designed to protect you a secure website should:

  • Be located in the United States and be licensed by the state pharmacy board which operates the website (visit the website www.nabp.net for a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English). For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

  • Have a licensed pharmacist who can answer your questions.

  • Require a prescription from your doctor or other health professional who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Having a medium through which you can talk to a person if you have any problem.


Note that the privacy and security of the site you will find easy to use and understand.

Do not give any personal information (such as your Social Security number, the number of your credit card or your medical history) unless you are sure the website will keep the protected information and not made public.

Ensure that the website will not sell your personal information unless you authorize it.


Report the web sites you do not feel safe (a), or those for which you have complaints. Visit the website www.fda.gov/buyonline and click under "Notify the FDA sites web troubled "to fill the form in Spanish.



Giving Every Young Person in HAZLETON PENNSYLVANIA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.


How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in HAZLETON PENNSYLVANIA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted. Senate.gov

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to Congress.gov for the texts of the legislation.


House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes.


Congress.gov provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using Congress.gov search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)



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