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Mayor Increases Training Budget After City Fires Police For Racial

via @blackscranton Instagram and Facebook: Dajuan Saunders by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief & Ashley Burdick | Staff Writer SCRANTON – The City of Scranton formally terminated two police officers in June after uncovering what it called “severe, repulsive racial bias” in a statement on measures addressing bias. The 2021 City Budget will now […]

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School Adapts Holocaust Museum Project Using Aquinas Archives

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – A teacher at Bnos Yisroel Jewish girls’ high school in Scranton is using Aquinas articles from the 1930s and 40s to teach her second classroom adaption of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s History Unfolded project. History Unfolded is a project conducted by the Holocaust Museum […]

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Biden, Trump Make Final Appearances In Northeastern Pennsylvania

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor President Trump held a Make America Great Again rally at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Monday. Trump made appeals to his voters about Vice President Biden’s plans on fracking, taxation, deregulation, the Second Amendment, and the military. Former Vice President Biden made a “welcome home” visit to Scranton Tuesday. He […]

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Scranton Police Investigating Halloween Assault

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Scranton Police are investigating an assault that occurred early Saturday morning on the 400 block of Clay Avenue. University Police released a community advisory Saturday reporting a small gathering at an off-campus residence where one attendee was removed in the very early morning of Halloween day. […]

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Secure Ballot Boxes Placed in Lackawanna County

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Lackawanna County has set up six secure ballot box locations throughout the county for residents to drop off completed ballots. The boxes are located within municipal buildings, which are monitored via video surveillance constantly and are open Monday to Friday. Open Locations: Carbondale City Hall: 1 […]

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White Supremacist Stickers Denounced

Joshua Rudolph removed this sticker from a post outside Alumni Memorial Hall Sunday. by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – University President Father Scott Pilarz, S.J., denounced stickers a University of Scranton student noticed defacing campus near Alumni Memorial Hall Sunday. Joshua Rudolph, ’21, said he was going into work at the end […]

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New York Times Reporter, Scranton Mayor Cite Empathy, Trust as

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – The Gail and Francis Slattery Center for Humanities welcomed Mayor Paige Cognetti and New York Times senior writer Eric Schmitt for a virtual lecture in the center’s Humanities in Action series Wednesday. Julie Schumacher Cohen, assistant vice president for community engagement and government affairs at the […]

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What’s Going On In The Scranton City Council

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The City of Scranton has faced many issues surrounding the pandemic, business closures, revenue depletion, and most recently the return of students to the city. City of Scranton councilmember Jessica Rothchild said many cities across the country are struggling with financial loss both in economic activity and […]

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Two Weeks of Remote Learning to Begin Sept. 16

by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The University will pause in-person classes for a period of two weeks, beginning Sept. 16 and ending Sept. 30, University President Father Scott Pilarz, S.J., announced today. All students are expected to attend their regularly scheduled in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Most classes […]

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University of Scranton planning in-person classes

SCRANTON, Pa. — The university of Scranton has announced its plans to send students back to school following CDC guidelines. University officials say they’ve thought long and hard how students and faculty can be back safely on campus and receive the education they deserve. The University of Scranton announced last month that they planned for […]