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2020 Census Matters More Than Ever

Wilkes-Barre, PA April 2, 2020


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 ››

Mayor Brown Seeks Applicants for Boards & Authorities

Mayor George C. Brown invites Wilkes-Barre residents to volunteer to serve on the city’s various boards and authorities. Serving on the... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Reminds Community Survey

Mayor George C. Brown reminds residents and visitors of the Wilkes-Barre City Office of Economic and Community Development’s 2020 Community... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Health Department & Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 to Host Brain Fair

The Wilkes-Barre City Health Department and the Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 BRAINSTEPS team will conduct a Brain Fair on Saturday... more ››

2020 City Calendars Are Being Delivered to Residents; Holiday Collection Schedule

The 2020 Calendars are making their way to city residents’ homes. Residents who have not received a calendar by mid-February can call the... more ››

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

Mayor George C. Brown reminds all commercial, institutional, and governmental establishments located in the City of Wilkes-Barre their... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Announces Property Tax Payment Schedule 

The City of Wilkes-Barre has announced the 2020 Property Tax Schedule, as shown below:DATESCHEDULE

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.