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City Confidential / 09.11.2018

Political types can be forgiven for sleeping through most of this week.  The Blue Wave has come and gone.  With several Senate seats still up for grabs, it looks as if the Democratic Party successfully harnessed backlash against President Donald Trump to take control of the House of Representatives. Incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Casey defeated Republican Congressman Lou Barletta.  The scale of his victory was predicted by the polls.  For those of us who were around during his first 2006 Senate race against Rick Santorum, it is remarkable to think how far the underdog from the Electric City has come. Governor Tom Wolfe was easily re-elected...

City Confidential / 17.08.2018

  Scrantonians know what a pain it can be commuting I-81 to and from work on a good day.  This week’s heavy rain caused a waterfall that flooded and closed the road near River Street.  The shutdown may have been on the minds of those who gathered at City Hall Wednesday night to discuss PENDOT’s plan to conduct massive rehabilitation work next year in the vicinity of the Central Scranton Expressway.  It looks like another winter of slow going on one of the region’s busiest stretches of highway. Some City Hall insiders are smarting over news that Pat Hinton, city licensing, inspection,...