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...
Really unreal?

Really unreal?

#Scranton experienced a sudden surge on Twitter this week when a number of users were surprised to learn that Scranton is an actual city and not a fictional setting for “The Office.” Go figure.
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...
Hacking democracy

Hacking democracy

Hampered by pandemic-driven social distancing and self-quarantining, both the Scranton City Council and School Board turned to the Internet and meeting app Zoom to arrange legal, open-to-the-public forums. Problems quickly arose though when unidentified hackers and...