City of Scranton Introducing Rent, Mortgage Assistance to City Residents

City of Scranton Introducing Rent, Mortgage Assistance to City Residents Adversely Impacted by COVID-19 By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor The City of Scranton is going to be providing rent and mortgage assistance to citizens struggling to pay during COVID-19 shutdowns that have caused business closures, loss of income, and shortened work hours. According to […]

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 […]

University Sponsors Panel Discussion “Democracy In Crisis” About Election Security,

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor The University of Scranton, partnering with Keep Our Republic Inc., hosted a Zoom forum featuring several prominent former politicians, law professors, and prosecutors at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Keep Our Republic Inc. is an interest group that seeks to disseminate truthful information about the 2020 election cycle, discredit false voter […]

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 […]

New Jersey Begins Mailing Absentee Ballots To All Registered Voters

By Phil Rauch | Managing Editor Now that not all voting will be in-person, states across the country have started shipping absentee and mail-in ballots to registered voters. According to New Jersey’s Department of State and Division of Elections, mailing ballots to all registered voters commenced on Mon, Oct. 5. However, some counties began shipping […]

University Introduces New Political Science Club

By: Phil Rauch | Managing Editor SCRANTON – The University of Scranton has approved a new club: The Political Science Club. Sophomore accounting major, Ryan Hammer, started the Political Science Club. Political Science Department Chair, Dr. Michael Allison, advises the club. For a club to be official at the University, it must obtain approval from […]

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 […]

Professors Across Country Hosted Nationwide Teach-In for Racial Justice

By: Phil Rauch, Aquinas Managing Editor SCRANTON – In the wake of protests across dozens of American cities and boycotting of NBA and WNBA games, academics across the country have decided to take part in speaking out. This new protest movement, dubbed the #ScholarStrike, took place on Sept. 8-9 to protest racial injustice in the […]

Biden Adds Hometown Town Hall to Campaign Trail

by Kelsey Wynn | Editor in Chief SCRANTON – Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden will return to his hometown of Scranton for a town hall next week, CNN announced Thursday. The town hall will air at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, Sept. 17 on several digital steaming and listening CNN platforms, including CNN en EspaƱol, CNN […]