Stories tagged: "Scranton"


Scranton's Electric City sign, April 2019.
Scranton Leaves Program for Distressed Cities After 30 Years

Scranton was designated as distressed in 1992 due to recurring deficits, ineffective financial management, and unfavorable socioeconomic and demographic trends.

An Amtrak train departs 30th Street Station in Philadelphia in October 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
NEPA Lawmakers: Scranton-to-NYC Passenger Rail Service Makes Perfect Sense for Our Region

"Amtrak’s passenger rail service from Scranton to NYC would enhance job growth and tourism for the region."

City residents wait in a line extending around the block to receive free at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits in Philadelphia, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
York, Scranton to Get FEMA Teams’ Help With COVID Surge

Three federal "strike teams" will arrive early next week.

President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure plan and his domestic agenda during a visit to the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Joe Biden Returns Home to Scranton to Rally Support for His Build Back Better Agenda

Biden says the Build Back Better Agenda will help middle-class working families recover from the hardships of the pandemic. 

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, linesman Kirsten Welsh watches at center ice as Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins players take the ice to prepare to play in the Sabres prospects hockey tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. Ten female officials will work games in the American Hockey League this season. Katie Guay, fellow referees Kelly Cooke, Jacqueline Zee Howard, Laura White, Samantha Hiller, Elizabeth Mantha and Amanda Tasson and linespeople Kendall Hanley, Welsh and Alexandra Clarke are part of 17 new AHL officials. (AP Photo/John Wawrow, File)
Hockey History in NEPA: First Female AHL Referee

Katie Guay will become the first woman to referee an AHL game on Saturday when the Lehigh Valley Phantoms visit the Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins.

This Sept. 2021 photo shows Dunmore High School in Dunmore, Pa. Four teenagers have been charged with a plot to attack a Pennsylvania high school in 2024, on the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School, authorities said, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. A 15-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy are charged as adults and two other teenagers face juvenile charges in the plan to attack Dunmore High School, outside Scranton, on April 20, 2024, authorities said. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP)
4 Accused of Plotting School Attack Near Scranton on Columbine Anniversary

A 15-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy are charged as adults and two other teenagers face juvenile charges in the plan to attack Dunmore High School on April 20, 2024.

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.