Underwater

Underwater

Scranton and its beleaguered financial situation have been under Act 47 oversight — otherwise known as distressed-city status — ever since Bill Clinton set up shop in the Oval Office. The city was prepared to check out of this particular “roach...
Distressed status, sweet distressed status

Distressed status, sweet distressed status

Scranton was on the verge of leaving Act 47 distressed-city status when it, like everywhere else, was hit by the pandemic and its associated economic stress. Now, Mayor Paige Cognetti and others say, is not the time for the city to leave the place it has called...
All wet

All wet

The 17,000-square-foot aquarium planned for the Marketplace at Steamtown will doubtless provide an educational experience, as well as many metaphorical opportunities for local cartoonists and columnists.
Weeds-B-Gone

Weeds-B-Gone

— Various Scranton City Council members and Mayor Bill Courtright currently are debating how best to deploy the expected — hoped-for? dreamed-of? — $83 million in proceeds from the sale of the city’s sewer authority to Pennsylvania-American...