IN RECOGNITION OF EDWARD HART, THE GREATER PITTSTON FRIENDLY SONS 2019 MAN OF THE YEAR; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 48
(Extensions of Remarks - March 18, 2019)

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IN RECOGNITION OF EDWARD HART, THE GREATER PITTSTON FRIENDLY SONS 2019 
                            MAN OF THE YEAR

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                          HON. MATT CARTWRIGHT

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, March 18, 2019

  Mr. CARTWRIGHT. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Edward Hart, who 
was named the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons Man of the Year at their 
annual St. Patrick's Day celebration on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
  Edward is a Pittston native and the son of the late Edward and Jean 
Morrow Hart. He is a graduate of Pittston Area High School and the 
University of Scranton.
  Edward has dedicated his career to radio and broadcast television, 
concentrating in revenue development and management. He began his 
career at WARM before moving on to Magic 93. In 1988, while working at 
Q102 Radio, Edward became the youngest radio station manager in the 
country. He then transitioned to television, working in various sales 
and management roles for WOLF-TV, which later became FOX56. In 1998, 
Edward was the first to generate over $1 million in revenue in FOX 
history. Edward transitioned to WNEP in 2006 where he also managed the 
local sales efforts to record levels.
  Edward is an active member of the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of 
St. Patrick. In 2014,

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he served as president during the group's centennial year. He dedicated 
a tremendous amount of time and effort liaising with the Secret Service 
and the Office of the Vice President to secure Vice President Joe Biden 
as the principal speaker at the organization's centennial celebration. 
Edward also instituted the recitation of St. Patrick's prayer to begin 
every meeting--in order to honor the group's patron saint.
  Edward has been married to his wife, Natalie Amico Hart, for 25 
years, and they have three children, Edward IV, Alexandra, and Emma. 
Edward is actively involved in his community as a youth sports coach 
for basketball, baseball, football, and soccer. He is a member of Our 
Lady of the Eucharist Parish in Pittston and a 4th Degree Knight of the 
Knights of Columbus Assembly No. 948 and JFK Council No. 372.
  It is an honor to recognize Edward as the Greater Pittston Friendly 
Sons 2019 Man of the Year. I thank him for his dedicated service to our 
community and wish him the best this St. Patrick's Day.

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