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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 ››

Mayor Tony George Announces Streets to be Paved

Mayor Tony George is happy to announce the Office of Economic & Community Development & General Fund Paving Project has been put... more ››

Wilkes-Barre City Representative Attend PA Pain & Addiction Summit

Representatives from the City of Wilkes-Barre recently attended the Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit hosted by Wilkes University and... more ››

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 ››