Press Releases

  • March 14, 2017The City of Wilkes-Barre will utilize private contractors for snow removal for the following streets and areas:Blackman St. from Twp. line to Carey Ave.Hazle St. From Blackman to Blvd.Carey Ave. from Twp. Line to Academy St.Hanover St. from S. Main to Carey. (hospital Access)Northampton St. from Wilkes-Barre Township line to Wilkes-Barre Blvd.The Downtown […]

  • March 14, 2017Due to the severity of #WinterStormStella, Garbage and Recycling Collection for Mayflower, Rolling Mill Hill, Iron Triangle, and Goose Island neighborhoods will be SUSPENDED on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017.Double Collection for these areas will occur on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. ###

  • March 14, 2017Mayor George announced that City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in light of the recent announcement of a Blizzard Warning for the City of Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas.The closure if for the safety of City Hall employees and residents who conduct business at City Hall.Due to the Blizzard Warning […]

  • March 14, 2017Mayor George met this morning with senior staff members to discuss the impending winter storm and its potential impact on Wilkes-Barre.According to multiple weather reports*, the storm is expected to produce a foot or more of snow. The snow will likely be coupled with high winds.Wilkes-Barre is comprised of over 600 streets, therefore […]

  • February 24, 2017Today the City of Wilkes-Barreā€™s Neighborhood Impact Team (NIT) conducted inspections of several properties on Hutson Street.A complete sweep was conducted on Hutson Street in the Heights section of Wilkes-Barre from Metcalf to Spring Street. Most were scheduled rental inspections in which owners/landlords were present during the time of inspection. Representatives from each […]