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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Mayor clarifies snow banArticle Tools Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat has a suggestion for motorists who are
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 14 hours ago
Article Tools Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat has a suggestion for motorists who aren’t sure which side of the street to park on when snow is in the forecast. “The easiest thing is do not park where there’s a yellow sign or a blue sign,” Cusat... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
When it snows, don’t park at yellow, blue signs, city’s mayor saysArticle Tools Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat has a suggestion for motorists who are
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Article Tools Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat has a suggestion for motorists who aren’t sure which side of the street to park on when snow is in the forecast. “The easiest thing is do not park where there’s a yellow sign or a blue sign,” Cusat... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City may sue makers of opioidscommunity leaders say are the result of an opiate epidemic. Council recently a
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 3 days ago
community leaders say are the result of an opiate epidemic. Council recently approved a resolution that authorizes Mayor Jeff Cusat and his administration to investigate whether it would benefit Hazleton to either join active or potential... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Trash a burden for historical societyPedri of the city Code Office and Frank Vito of the Highway Department to find
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 6 days ago
Pedri of the city Code Office and Frank Vito of the Highway Department to find out if they can maintain the lot. Mayor Jeff Cusat said the lot suffers contamination issues and won’t be included in a master plan of playgrounds, parks and open... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
More than $47K headed for parksthe city received $47,500 to write a comprehensive plan for using all the city’
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 7 days ago
the city received $47,500 to write a comprehensive plan for using all the city’s parks, playgrounds and open space. Mayor Jeff Cusat hopes the grant from the state’s Community Conservation Partnership will examine what else the city should offer,... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
$200K grant will spruce up city parkago, for example, she said people could have spilled out from the building to a
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 8 days ago
ago, for example, she said people could have spilled out from the building to a Christmas tree market in the park. Mayor Jeff Cusat said the park and the arts center are in the midst of major downtown renovations done by DHD Realty in the former... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
No tax hike in city council’s $9.4M proposed budgetfor the upcoming year. The spending plan is about $1 million less than a propo
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
for the upcoming year. The spending plan is about $1 million less than a proposal presented earlier this year by Mayor Jeff Cusat and relies on a combination of revenue infusions and cuts for offsetting $1.5 million in income that the mayor... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
City council approves first reading of $9.4M budgetincreases, nor any income from selling municipal authority assets. Council’s b
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 days ago
increases, nor any income from selling municipal authority assets. Council’s budget is about $1 million less than a spending plan prepared by Mayor Jeff Cusat. See Wednesday’s edition of the Standard-Speaker, or visit standardspeaker.com for... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Lame duck council members vow to prevent tax hiketax rates and the possible lease or sale of municipal authority assets will be
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 10 days ago
tax rates and the possible lease or sale of municipal authority assets will be left to the new council, he said. Mayor Jeff Cusat said he’s concerned that council’s cavalier approach to approving the budget could impact city finances —... Read more
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Times Leader
‘Stand Down’ event in Hazleton aids area’s needyof the community and their eagerness to participate in the event. “Even the ma
Times Leader / Posted 11 days ago
of the community and their eagerness to participate in the event. “Even the mayor was here,” she said of Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat. “He understands that there are homeless and needy people in the city — that they need help.” Several community... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Is city's blight fight falling apart?able to overcome financial hurdles. With the city deemed a financially-distres
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 17 days ago
able to overcome financial hurdles. With the city deemed a financially-distressed municipality under state Act 47, Mayor Jeff Cusat said in October that he cannot justify paying a solicitor and spending money on legal advertisements for a... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Banks Twp. residents question police coverageRusnock, one Sunday last January,” Clark said. “He was supposed to go back to c
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 21 days ago
Rusnock, one Sunday last January,” Clark said. “He was supposed to go back to council.” Clark said he and Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat then had an informal conversation at a Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce event and he made the offer, “which I... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Reversing snow ban makes signs correct, mayor sayshad posted throughout Hazleton will be enforced, even if they weren’t adopted b
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 22 days ago
had posted throughout Hazleton will be enforced, even if they weren’t adopted by city council, according to Mayor Jeff Cusat. The mayor intends to call a “reverse snow ban” when snow accumulations warrant a snow-parking ban. Cusat said... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Mayor’s spending plan morphing before first readwill have a budget in place before the year ends, a councilwoman said. But don
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 23 days ago
will have a budget in place before the year ends, a councilwoman said. But don’t expect it to look like the version Mayor Jeff Cusat presented earlier this month. A decision to cancel a council meeting on Tuesday will have no adverse impact on... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Pension spike won’t cause Hazleton tax hike ... yetpension obligations, the city’s top financial administrator said. Beyond that
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 27 days ago
pension obligations, the city’s top financial administrator said. Beyond that point is anyone’s guess, according to Mayor Jeff Cusat. The pension fund is managed separately from Hazleton’s general fund, with projected revenue and expenditures... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Overtime pay now a factor in police pensionsa 5 percent contribution they make to the pension fund to overtime each officer
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 29 days ago
a 5 percent contribution they make to the pension fund to overtime each officer received since his/her date of hire, Mayor Jeff Cusat said. Employee pension contributions were previously calculated on base salary and haven’t been applied to... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
No tax hike, lower trash fees in Hazle Twp. budgetasked by audience member Dave Quinn, Montone said the supervisors are opposed t
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted a month ago
asked by audience member Dave Quinn, Montone said the supervisors are opposed to a proposal pitched by Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat about possibly selling assets belonging to Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority. “We’re trying to stop that and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
No tax hike, lower trashfees in Hazle Twp. budgetasked by audience member Dave Quinn, Montone said the supervisors are opposed t
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted a month ago
asked by audience member Dave Quinn, Montone said the supervisors are opposed to a proposal pitched by Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat about possibly selling assets belonging to Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority. “We’re trying to stop that and... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Key changes in Hazleton's spending plana format requested by council, with brief explanations accompanying many of the
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 1 months ago
a format requested by council, with brief explanations accompanying many of the line items in this year’s proposal, Mayor Jeff Cusat said. In addition to the new format, some of the more notable changes to line items in Cusat’s $10.499 million... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Mayor: No authority deal means big tax hike in citymillion in income from the possible sale or lease of municipal authority assets
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 1 months ago
million in income from the possible sale or lease of municipal authority assets is removed from the spending plan, Mayor Jeff Cusat said. The mayor referenced the hypothetical property tax hike a few days after he released a budget that contains... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Key changes to line items in spending plana format requested by council, with brief explanations accompanying many of the
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 1 months ago
a format requested by council, with brief explanations accompanying many of the line items in this year’s proposal, Mayor Jeff Cusat said. In addition to the new format, some of the more notable changes to line items in Cusat’s $10.499 million... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
HUGE TAX JUMP IN FUTURE?million in income from the possible sale or lease of municipal authority assets
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 1 months ago
million in income from the possible sale or lease of municipal authority assets is removed from the spending plan, Mayor Jeff Cusat said. The mayor referenced the hypothetical property tax hike a few days after he released a budget that contains... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Grant provides bulletproof vests for Hazleton policevests. “The funding and vests are paramount to my officers’ safety and much ne
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 1 months ago
vests. “The funding and vests are paramount to my officers’ safety and much needed,” Speziale said in a release. Mayor Jeff Cusat said it’s important that city officers wear the lifesaving equipment. The bureau is a component of the Office of... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
SEWER FIGHT: Mayor's plan to sell assets may be blockedArticle Tools Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat could expect a fight if he moves forwa
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 1 months ago
Article Tools Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat could expect a fight if he moves forward with a sale of assets belonging to Greater Hazleton Joint Sewer Authority. After a request to Cusat to be included in talks about the possible sale or lease of sewer... Read more

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