City News

City Hall Closed on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Normal Curbside Collection Schedule

In Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Wilkes-Barre City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20th. City Hall will reopen on... more ››

Waller Street to Temporarily Close Friday, January 17th

Waller Street will be closed from Division Street  to Horton Street on Friday, January 17th from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM for work on the Solomon... more ››

Franklin Street Reopened

Franklin Street was closed From Northampton Street  to Market Street on Tuesday, January 14th and Wednesday, January 15th from during... more ››

Mayor George C. Brown to Make Budget Presentation

Mayor George C. Brown will make his budget presentation on Monday, January 27th at 10:00 AM in City Council Chambers. The Mayor encourages... more ››

Franklin Street to Temporarily Close Tuesday 1/14 and Wednesday 1/15

Franklin Street will be closed From Northampton Street  to Market Street on Tuesday, January 14th and Wednesday, January 15th from 7:00 AM... more ››

Neighborhood Beautification Façade Improvement Deadline Extended to February 10th

The City of Wilkes-Barre is extending the Neighborhood Beautification Façade Improvement program deadline until February 10, 2020. 

Wilkes-Barre City Seeks Community Survey Responses

Mayor George C. Brown today announced the launch of Wilkes-Barre City Office of Economic and Community Development’s 2020 Community Survey.

Mayor George Invites All to the City’s 2019 Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Mayor Tony George invites residents and visitors to the 2019 Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will take place on this... more ››

Thanksgiving Collection Schedule

To accommodate the extended yard waste collection, the Thanksgiving schedule for residents in South Wilkes-Barre 2, East End, Parsons... more ››

City Curbside Yard Waste Pickup Extended until December 6

The final Curbside Yard Waste Collection of 2019 will be extended to the week of December 2-6. Curbside Yard Waste pick up schedule for... more ››

Franklin Street to Temporarily Close Tuesday 11/19 and Wednesday 11/20

Franklin Street will be closed From Northampton Street  to Market Street on Tuesday, November 19th and Wednesday, November 20th from 7:00... more ››

2019 Public Review/Comment for City JAG Application

PUBLIC NOTICEIn conformance with the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program FY 2019 Local... more ››

South Main Street Closure Extended

The City of Wilkes-Barre has granted Wilkes University’s request to extend the temporary closure of South Main Street from South Street to... more ››

Street Cleaning 6.10.19

Street Sweeping Begins Monday, June 10th

Mayor Tony George announced today that street sweeping will commence in the Heights, Rolling Mill Hill, and Mayflower neighborhoods,... more ››

Memorial Day Collection Schedule; DPW Summer Hour

In Observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th, City Hall will be closed and there will be no DPW services.

Third Annual “Taking it to the Streets” Initiative Proves Effective

Mayor Tony George announced the results of this Spring’s “Taking it to the Streets” Initiative.

Neighborhood Beautification Façade Improvement Deadline Extension

The City of Wilkes-Barre is extending the Neighborhood Beautification Façade Improvement program deadline until June 8, 2019.  Applications... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Provides Results of Drug Trafficking/Violent Crime Initiative

Mayor Tony George and WBPD Chief Joe Coffay are pleased to announce the results of a city-wide drug trafficking/violent crime initiative... more ››

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