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...
Running on empty

Running on empty

The misuse by a former Scranton Fire Chief of his city-issued vehicle and gas card is emblematic of the political culture at city hall, and another reason that taxpayers feel drained of both dollars and patience.