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Politics / 11.09.2018

Councilman Bill Gaughan successfully introduced a motion at Monday's City Council meeting instructing solicitor Amil Minora to draft a new ethics code for Scranton officials. The move comes in response to the actions of Pat Hinton, the city’s licensing, inspection, and codes manager, who was awarded the lease of an unused Nay Aug Park restroom for use as a private gourmet coffee shop....

Politics / 10.09.2018

Pat Hinton’s lease of a Nay Aug Park building to open a coffee shop does not violate the city’s ethics code, according to his cousin attorney Timothy Hinton. The process was transparent. So transparent that Councilman Wayne Evans was briefed multiple times on the matter and even visited the restroom that the city manager wants to turn into a side business....