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Mayor George C. Brown Announces City “Block Captains” Program to Help Address Neighborhood Issues

Mayor George C. Brown has announced the implementation of a Block Captains program in the City of Wilkes-Barre.

Infinite Alchemy Donation

Mayor George C. Brown Accepts Donation for Wilkes-Barre City Special Needs Playground Project from Infinite Alchemy Hair Studio

On Monday, July 26th, Mayor George C. Brown accepted a donation on behalf of the Wilkes-Barre City Special Needs Playground Project from... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Announces Entertainment and Sponsors of Old Fashioned Fourth of July 2021 Celebration

Mayor George C. Brown is happy to announce further details of the Old Fashioned Fourth of July 2021 Celebration. The event, which will be... more ››

Wilkes-Barre’s Splash Pad Opening Postponed to Saturday, June 5th

Today, Mayor George C. Brown announced that the City of Wilkes-Barre will postpone the opening of  the Coal Street Splash Pad to Saturday,... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Reminds Residents of Memorial Day Collection Schedule; DPW Summer Hours

City Hall will be closed and there will be no DPW services on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st, 2021. There will be no garbage, recycling, or... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City to Open Splash Pad on June 4th

Today, Mayor George C. Brown announced that the City of Wilkes-Barre will open the Coal Street Splash Pad on Friday, June 4th. The Splash... more ››

Mayor Brown Announces City’s Plans for Independence Day Celebration

Mayor George C. Brown announced today that the City of Wilkes-Barre plans to celebrate Independence Day on Sunday, July 4th, 2021 at Kirby... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Prepares for Great American Cleanup on Saturday

Mayor George C. Brown is pleased to announce that over 15 volunteer groups have registered to participate in Wilkes-Barre’s Great American... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Mayor Brown Announces Modifications to Holiday Collection Schedules and Increases Yard Waste Container Limit

Mayor George C. Brown announced that there will be modifications to the upcoming Good Friday holiday garbage and recycling collection.

Wilkes-Barre's Great American Cleanup Planned for Saturday, April 24th

Mayor George C. Brown announced the City’s plans for its Great American Cleanup. The cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 24th. The... more ››

Road Restrictions Due to North Pennsylvania Ave. Fire at Bielecki Scrap & Recycling

On Tuesday, March 16th, North Pennsylvania Ave will be constricted to one lane from East Linden Street to Conyngham Avenue, as debris from... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Mayor Brown’s Statement Related to the American Rescue Plan Act Being Signed Into Law

“I was extremely pleased to learn that the American Rescue Plan Act was officially signed into law on March 11th by President Biden.  I... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Mayor George C. Brown Meets with Wilkes-Barre Special Needs Playground Committee

On Thursday, February 25th, Mayor George C. Brown met with volunteers interested in raising necessary funding, through eligible grants and... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Extends Tax Due Dates by 30 Days

Mayor George C. Brown announced a 30-day extension for the payment of 2021 Wilkes-Barre City property taxes. The extension is in... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Hall & DPW Closed on Presidents Day; Collection Schedule Changes Due to Holiday and Upcoming Winter Weather

On Monday, February 15, 2021, in observance of Presidents Day, City Hall will be closed and there will be no DPW services. Garbage... more ››

Cis Owens 50 Years at WBFD

Wilkes-Barre City Mayor Brown Honors Fire Department Employee Dorothy Owens for 50 Years of Service to the City

Today Mayor George C. Brown presented a proclamation and a Key to the City to Dorothy Lynn Owens 50 for years of service, support, and... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Postpones St. Patrick’s Day Parade until September

Mayor George C. Brown announced today that the 2021 Wilkes-Barre City St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be postponed tentatively to Sunday,... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Garbage & Recycling Collection Update 2.2.2021

Garbage and Recycling Collection for residents in the Mayflower, Rolling Mill Hill, Iron Triangle, and Goose Island neighborhoods will... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Announces 2021 Property Tax Payment Schedule 

The City of Wilkes-Barre has announced the 2021 Property Tax Schedule, as shown below:DATESCHEDULE

City of Wilkes-Barre Reminds Commercial, Institutional, and Governmental Establishments of Recycling Report Due Date

Mayor George C. Brown would like to remind all commercial, institutional, and governmental establishments located in the City of Wilkes-... more ››

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