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Yard Waste Collection

Yard Waste Collection Begins

Curbside Yard Waste collection has begun. Please place yard waste curbside on your weekly collection day. Yard waste will ONLY be accepted... more ››

Scott Street Paving

Scott Street between Hurley St. and 1st St. to be Paved

Scott Street, from Hurley Street to 1st Street, will be milled in preparation for paving on Wednesday, April 10th and paving will begin on... more ››

2019 Great American Cleanup

Wilkes-Barre Participates in Great American Cleanup of PA

Mayor Tony George is proud to announce that the City of Wilkes-Barre will again participate in the Great American Cleanup of PA.The annual... more ››

April 10, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019 Collection Schedule Changes

There will be no DPW services on Friday, April 19, 2019. Residents in East End, Parsons, and Miners Mills neighborhoods with a Friday... more ››

Mayor Tony George Swears in Wilkes-Barre NAACP Branch #2306 Leadership

On April 4, 2019, the 51st anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the new leadership of the Wilkes-Barre NAACP branch... more ››

Neighborhood Beautification Façade Improvement Deadline Extension

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

Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch Welcomes Community Policing Officer Kirk Merchel

Coordinators and Officers of the Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch Coalition recently welcomed the newly appointed Community Policing Officer Kirk... more ››

Mayor George

Mayor George Speaks with Senator Casey Staff on Stormwater Program

Today, Mayor Tony George had a conference call with members of Senator Casey’s Washington, D.C. staff to discuss the EPA’s unfunded mandate... more ››

“Taking it to the Streets 3.0” Begins Next Wednesday

Members of the City’s Health and Building Code Departments will return to the city’s streets, for the third year, this spring with the... more ››

VRC Seminar

Wilkes-Barre City Hall Employees Attend Sexual Harassment Training

This month, Wilkes-Barre City Hall employees participated in Sexual Harassment Training Seminars. Two sessions were available during the... more ››

3.7.19 Waller Street Closure

Waller Street Bridge to Close for Repairs; Traffic Restrictions Announced

Beginning Thursday, March 7th the bridge over Solomon Creek at the intersection of Waller Street and  Brook Street will be closed. Waller... more ››

Administration at Crime Watch Meetings

George Administration to Attend Crime Watch Meetings

As in this past year, Mayor Tony George and members of his administration will attend upcoming Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch Coalitions to hear... more ››

Presidents Day Collection Schedule

Wilkes-Barre City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents Day, and will reopen on Tuesday, February 19th.

Wilkes-Barre City Seeks Community Survey Responses

The City of Wilkes-Barre's Office of Economic & Community Development is preparing their 2019 Action Plan as required by the U.S.... more ››

George Administration Thanks Solomon Creek Businesses and Residents for their Cooperation

Mayor Tony George and his administration thank the residents and businesses adjacent to Solomon Creek for their patience and cooperation... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Health Department to Distribute Narcan

Pennsylvania had the highest number of drug overdose deaths in 2017 among all states in the nation. Nearly 5,400 Pennsylvania residents... more ››

Health Department Provides Free Flu Vaccines during National Influenza Vaccination Week

In honor of National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 2-8, 2018 , the Wilkes Barre City Health Department will provide free flu vaccine... more ››

Mayor Tony George Appoints Rick Gazenski as City Administrator

Mayor Tony George has appointed Rick Gazenski as City Administrator. The appointment was made following Administrator Ted Wampole’s... more ››

U.S. Census Bureau announces 2020 Census Jobs

Posted on behalf of the U.S. Census Bureau