City News

2020 Farmers’ Market Opens on Public Square June 25th

Wilkes-Barre, PA June 24, 2020

Mayor George C. Brown reminds residents and visitors that the 2020 Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market will open tomorrow, Thursday June 25th on... more ››

Mayor Brown Reveals Changes to City’s Summer 2020 Events

Wilkes-Barre, PA May 28, 2020

Farmers’ Market

Yard Waste Drop Off to Open to Wilkes-Barre Residents; DPW Summer Hours to Begin

Wilkes-Barre, PA May 26, 2020

In response to warmer weather and resident requests, the Department of Public Works will accept yard waste drop offs, beginning Thursday,... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City's Small Business Emergency Relief Loan Program Deadline Extended

Wilkes-Barre, PA May 26, 2020

The City of Wilkes-Barre has extended the deadline for the  Emergency Relief Loan Program. The program to be accessed by existing... more ››

Memorial Day Curbside Collection Schedule Changes

Wilkes-Barre, PA May 22, 2020

In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no City Hall or DPW services on Monday, May 25, 2020.Per the City Calendar, collection changes... more ››

City of Wilkes-Barre Announces Small Business Emergency Relief Loan Program

May 18, 2020

The City of Wilkes-Barre has established an Emergency Relief Loan Program to be accessed by existing non-franchised/locally owned... more ››

Restaurant Emergency Relief Loan Program Ending 5/15/2020

Wilkes-Barre, PA May 11, 2020

Mayor George C. Brown announced today that effective Friday, May 15, 2020 at 4:30 PM no further applications will be taken for the City of... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Reminds Property Owners of Property Tax Payment Schedule

Wilkes-Barre, PA May 5, 2020

Mayor George C. Brown reminds city property owners of the following adjustments which were made to the 2020 Wilkes-Barre City property tax... more ››

Roads near City Hall

Wilkes-Barre City Announces Changes in Traffic Patterns Near City Hall

Wilkes-Barre, PA May 4, 2020

Mayor George C. Brown today announced the following street re-openings and continued closures, effective 9:00 AM on Tuesday, May 5, 2020:... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Receives Donation from IAANEPA

Wilkes-Barre, PA May 4, 2020

Mayor George C. Brown accepted donations of gift certificates from the Indian American Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania (IAANEPA).... more ››

City of Wilkes-Barre Announces Emergency Relief Loan Program

Wilkes-Barre, PA April 21, 2020

The City of Wilkes-Barre has established an Emergency Relief Loan Program to be accessed by existing non-franchised/locally owned... more ››

Curbside Yard Waste Collection Begins Monday, April 13th; Holiday Collection Schedule for East End, Parsons, and Miners Mills

April 6, 2020

Mayor George C. Brown is happy to announce that curbside yard waste pickup will begin on Monday, April 13th. Residents should place yard... more ››

2020 Census Matters More Than Ever

Wilkes-Barre, PA April 2, 2020

From Luzerne County Manager David Pedri:TODAY THE ONE THING EVERYONE CAN DO TO ASSIST THE FIGHT AGAINST THE CORONA VIRUS:  FILL OUT... more ››

Mayor George C. Brown to Present Coronavirus Update and Answer Residents’ Questions

Wilkes-Barre, PA April 1, 2020

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Wilkes-Barre Fire Department Receives PPE Donation from Walmart

Wilkes-Barre, PA March 31, 2020

Today, the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department received a donation of Emergency Response Personal Protection supplies, including procedure masks... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City to Strictly Enforce Proper Recycling and Garbage Collection

Wilkes-Barre, PA March 30, 2020

In an effort to address possible Coronavirus issues and promote a safer environment for the residents of Wilkes-Barre and the Department of... more ››

Mayor George C. Brown sends Governor Tom Wolf letter addressing "Interstate Bus Transport and private interstate licensed van transportation"

Today, Mayor George C. Brown sent Governor Tom Wolf the following letter, which addresses "Interstate Bus Transport and private interstate... more ››

Mayor Brown Announces Adjustment to 2020 City Property Tax Payment Schedule

Today, Mayor George C. Brown announced that the following adjustments are being made to the 2020 Wilkes-Barre City property tax payment... more ››

City Announces Cancellation of Spring Events

Today, Mayor George C. Brown announced that the city will cancel its annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which was to be held on Saturday,... more ››

Wilkes-Barre Police Officers Graduate from Police Academy

On Thursday, February 20th, Mayor George C. Brown had the honor of joining Wilkes- Barre Police Chief Joseph Coffay to witness the... more ››

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