Stories tagged: "Scranton"


President Joe Biden arrives to speak at an event to mark Amtrak's 50th anniversary at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Friday, April 30. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
All Aboard! Biden Celebrates Amtrak’s 50 Years in Visit to Philadelphia

President Joe Biden, once a regular Amtrak rider, helped the nation's passenger rail system celebrate 50 years of service Friday.

Travelers boarding a train at Amtrak's Penn Station, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. If Congress moves and approves President Joe Biden's plan to increase Amtrak funding, folks at Penn Station could one day board a train to Scranton. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The Little City That Could: How Proposed Amtrak Rail Could Boost Scranton

Native son President Joe Biden could help the Electric City by boosting funding for Amtrak in his American Jobs Plan.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are a sweet reward for people who get vaccinated.
A Sweet Deal: Krispy Kreme Offers Free Doughnuts for Vaccinated People

Krispy Kreme is offering a sweet deal for people who get vaccinated against COVID-19: A free original glazed doughnut for anyone who shows their vaccination card.

Democrat Joe Biden on a campaign stop in his original hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Biden’s Hometown Preps for Inauguration Party Amid Pandemic

Scranton is trying to celebrate native son Joe Biden's presidential inauguration safely.

Part of Washington Avenue in Scranton, near President-elect Joe Biden's childhood home, has been renamed in Biden's honor. (Screenshot)
Joe Biden Just Got His Very Own Street in Scranton

“We’re all walking a little more taller, a little more steam in our step and with bigger smiles,” one resident said.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden waves while visiting his boyhood home during a stop in Scranton, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Scranton Finds Hope in Biden’s Victory

Joe Biden's win, which came with the help of Scranton, is bringing new energy to the Electric City.

A group of volunteers from Ithaca, N.Y., hand out free cookies to voters in Scranton, Pa., on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. A single voting machine jammed for just minutes Tuesday morning at a precinct in Scranton, Joe Biden’s hometown, but misleading posts on Facebook and Twitter claimed multiple machines there were down for hours. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Despite a Wave of Misinformation, Voting in PA Actually Worked Pretty Well

Pennsylvania emerged as a hot spot for online misinformation on Election Day. Facebook and Twitter scrambled to take down false posts about polling locations.