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  • Disgraced cardinal cancels appearance representing Pope after locals vow to protest

    02/19/2018 6:35:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 19, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    Pope Francis appointed disgraced Cardinal Roger Mahony to be his special envoy to the Catholic Diocese of Scranton’s 150th anniversary Mass. But after uproar, the diocese removed the announcement of Mahony’s visit from their website and told LifeSiteNews the cardinal informed them “late last week” that he’ll be unable to attend. On January 13, the Diocese of Scranton issued a press release saying, “Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, as his special envoy at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the erection of the Diocese of Scranton, to be observed with a...
  • $4.24M verdict in Pennsylvania drilling lawsuit tossed

    04/01/2017 5:03:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2017 2:49 PM EDT | Ron Todt
    A federal judge has thrown out a $4.24 million jury verdict against one of the largest natural gas producers in Pennsylvania and ordered a new trial in a lawsuit alleging Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. contaminated the well water of two families. U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson on Friday set aside the verdict reached a year ago by a jury in Scranton, saying the evidence presented by the Dimock homeowners “was spare, sometimes contradictory, frequently rebutted by other scientific expert testimony, and relied in some measure upon tenuous inferences.” Carlson also said the plaintiffs presented no evidence that would...
  • Are Universities & Economic Growth Oxymoronic?

    09/01/2016 8:03:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 1, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It was while attending my alma mater--the University of Scranton--three and a half decades ago that I began questioning the economic value of universities. What intrigued me was "Da U" claiming that it helped fuel the local economy, even while America recovered from a recession and Scranton never did. Thirty-five years later, as America struggles through another Depression, and Scranton continues to lose large chunks of its population to more promising locales, "Da U" is still at it. On their web site they claim that: • "Each year, the University offers more than 100 free events to the public." This...
  • Phony Clinton Crowd Numbers Exposed

    08/16/2016 8:44:08 AM PDT · by duckworth · 64 replies
    Supposedly there were 3000 people at a Clinton appearance in Scranton yesterday. Another lie!
  • STEADY AS SHE GOES: Hillary holds onto railing, table, chair during home visit

    08/16/2016 11:24:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 185 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | August 16, 2016 | KYLE OLSON
    Hillary Clinton sought out the stability of just about anything during a visit to Joe Biden’s Scranton, Pennsylvania boyhood home. Video from Clinton’s appearance showed her grasping for a railing, a chair and the kitchen table on Monday.
  • MSM Vastly Overestimates Hillary Crowd Size

    08/16/2016 11:30:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 16, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    3000! Do I see 3000? Yup! My biased lenses allows me to see 3000 people attending the Hillary Clinton speech in Scranton, Pennsylvania yesterday where Vice President Joe Biden also made an appearance.  The funny thing about the election campaign so far is how few 360 degree visuals we get of the campaign crowds so the public can actually gauge the turnout for themselves. Your humble correspondent was at a Donald Trump speech last Wednesday at the BB&T Center in the Fort Lauderdale area and it was completely filled up except for the nosebleed rafters which were closed off to the public....
  • Joe Biden Awkwardly Hugs Hillary Clinton For Way Too Long

    08/15/2016 3:26:52 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 52 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shared a tarmac hug Monday that got a little awkward when Biden just kinda refused to let go.
  • Wow. Only Four People Line Up to See Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden in Pennsylvania

    08/15/2016 12:35:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/15/16 | Jim Hoft
    After taking the weekend off to relax and rejuvenate Hillary Clinton took Joe Biden with her on the campaign trail on Monday.The two held a rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania.It was another small crowd. Another small crowd for #CrookedHilary the people are only there to see a sitting VP talk not Hillary. #Scranton pic.twitter.com/j3597jufM0 — Trump The World (@TrumpTheWorld16) August 15, 2016 Hillary Clinton is lucky to get a few hundred supporters to come out to see her on the campaign trail. Another small crowd for #CrookedHilary the people are only there to see a sitting VP talk not Hillary. #Scranton...
  • Biden Won’t Let Go of Hillary During Awkward Hug

    08/15/2016 10:45:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 92 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 15, 2016 | David Rutz
    Vice President Joe Biden wouldn’t let go of Hillary Clinton’s waist for a lengthy amount of time, about 18 seconds, during his greeting hug before their joint campaign appearance in Pennsylvania.
  • LIVE:3 Trump rallys 7/27/2016 Doral,FL @ 10:30ET Scranton, PA @ 3:00ET @ Toledo, OH @ 8:00ET

    07/27/2016 3:15:07 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,154 replies
    Three Live Rallys Today plus a Call IN "Ask Trump Anything!" 1. Wednesday, July 27, 2016: Live streaming coverage of Donald Trump’s remarks in Doral, FL from the Crystal Ballroom at Trump National Doral. Live coverage begins at 10:30 AM ET. Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 10:30 AM ET: 2. Wednesday, July 27, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump and Governor Mike Pence town hall event in Scranton, PA at Lackawanna College Student Union Gymnasium. Live coverage begins at 3:00 PM ET. Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at...
  • Trump to visit Pennsylvania, in the middle of the DNC

    07/22/2016 4:46:05 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 78 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7/22/2016 | AP
    HARRISBURG (AP) - Donald Trump will visit Pennsylvania next week in the middle of the Democratic National Convention for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee. State party officials said Trump will visit Lackawanna College in Scranton on Wednesday.
  • Fell Charter teachers to work without pay

    10/27/2015 7:07:48 AM PDT · by namvolunteer · 5 replies
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | October 27, 2015 | Sarah Scinto
    Fell Charter teachers to work without pay SARAH SCINTO, STAFF WRITER Published: October 27, 2015 SIMPSON — Teachers at Fell Charter Elementary School will work without pay to keep the school open as the state budget impasse continues to take a toll on public education. The Fell Charter Board of Education voted Monday night to move forward with a plan that closes the school on Fridays, dismisses students early on Monday through Thursday and delays paychecks to teachers until a state budget passes. The plan will take effect Nov. 2 “if the budget funds are not released” to Fell Charter...
  • Happy New Year!

    01/02/2015 6:46:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 1, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    My old alma mater—the University of Scranton—recently made the news with a year-old study on New Year’s resolutions. Richard Asa reported in the Chicago Tribune on December 16, 2014 that “a 2013 University of Scranton study found that 8 percent of people achieve their New Year's goals. Part of the reason: Resolutions are often not accompanied by an achievable or realistic plan, says Carrie Krawiec, executive director of the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a practicing therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy, Mich.” “When it comes to children, ‘parents can start by helping (them) set reasonable...
  • Our Opinion: Re-elect Gov. Tom Corbett for concrete way forward

    11/02/2014 9:14:30 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader ^ | October 30, 2014 | Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
    We wanted to like Tom Wolf. With many aspects of the commonwealth struggling under the leadership of Gov. Tom Corbett, we went into our endorsement process – like so many Pennsylvanians – assuming Wolf would come out on top. But when it came time to pit Corbett’s record against Wolf’s rhetoric, we couldn’t bring ourselves to support the Democratic challenger. We don’t know where Wolf stands on too many important issues that affect Northeastern Pennsylvania. From capturing methane gas to restoring rail service from New York City to Scranton, Wolf is the candidate who just won’t commit to a position....
  • Casualty of Coal: One of Two Major Coal-Fired Electric Plants to Close

    04/17/2014 5:41:07 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 23 replies
    SHAMOKIN DAN — The plant in Shamokin Dam once produced enough electricity to power a city three times the size of Scranton. It is 65 years old, but few here thought the facility known as the Sunbury Steam Plant would be forced into retirement. “It’s sad to see it close down,” said Robert Hoffman of Sunbury. “The plant`s been there since I can remember. As a matter of fact when i was in high school we toured that plant.” “Since they put stack reclaimers on it, its been a fairly clean plant,” added Ed Quiggle of Shamokin Dam Sunbury Generation...
  • Moody’s warns of bankruptcy in Scranton as city faces $20 million budget gap ( Penna )

    11/11/2013 3:08:11 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    PA Independent ^ | November 11, 2013 | Eric Boehm
    Scranton could be headed towards another fiscal crisis like the one that resulted in city workers having their pay cut to minimum wage in 2012... Moody’s warned investors that Scranton could be facing the threat of default or bankruptcy thanks to a $20 million budget gap for the fiscal year that begins Jan. 1. The city is supposed to approve a new budget by Nov. 15, which would have to close that deficit to balance the budget. ... A similar crisis hit the city in July 2012, which lead to Mayor Chris Doherty cutting all city workers’ pay to minimum...
  • Scranton police/fire unions get $21M judgment against city; may seize assets

    09/21/2013 2:20:34 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 20 replies
    Scranton Times Tribune ^ | September 20, 2013 | By Jim Lockwood
    Scranton's police and fire unions have received a judgment against the city for the overdue $21 million that the city owes the unions from a landmark arbitration ruling. The money was due July 2, but the city has not yet paid and is still seeking borrowing or selling an asset to honor the bill, Mayor Chris Doherty said. But the judgment means the unions now can seize city assets and sell them to collect what is owed, said city solicitor Paul Kelly and the unions' attorney, Thomas Jennings. "Whenever a judgment is granted, you can go to the sheriff and...
  • William Scranton, Former Pennsylvania Governor, Dies at 96

    07/29/2013 12:40:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 29, 2013 | By Robert D. McFadden
    William W. Scranton, the moderate Republican governor of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1967, who lost a run for his party’s presidential nomination in 1964 and later served as the United States representative to the United Nations, died on Sunday in Montecito, Calif. He was 96. The cause was a cerebral hemorrhage, Micheal DeVanney, a family spokesman, said. A descendant of Mayflower colonists and the founders of Scranton, Pa., heir to a fortune in railroads and utilities, the soft-spoken Mr. Scranton was heralded as a “Kennedy Republican” in the early 1960s. His amiable patrician style, and his independence as a fiscal...
  • William Scranton, Former Pennsylvania Governor, Dies at 96

    07/29/2013 10:12:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 29, 2013 | Robert D. McFadden
    William W. Scranton, the moderate Republican governor of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1967, who lost a run for his party’s presidential nomination in 1964 and later served as the United States representative to the United Nations, died on Sunday in Montecito, Calif. He was 96.
  • After 63 years, U.S. Postal Service delivers calendar

    01/01/2013 6:58:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Times-Tribune ^ | December 29, 2012 | SARAH HOFIUS HALL
    After 63 years, U.S. Postal Service delivers calendar The 1950 Pennsylvania Railroad calendar never made it to James W. Flanagan, general manager of The Scranton Times. He would never need it: he died in December 1949. But on Friday, 63 years after his death, the U.S. Postal Service made a delivery. A mail carrier, with no explanation of where the package had been the last 63 years, handed it to Chris O'Hora at The Times-Tribune's front desk. The calendar, rolled in a long tube, soon made its way to the office of Bobby Lynett, a publisher of The Times-Tribune and...