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Times Leader
WB firefighters’ pay hike cost city less than legal fees in arbitration processthe union asked for arbitration, he noted “They were very limited discussions,
Times Leader / Posted 3 days ago
the union asked for arbitration, he noted “They were very limited discussions,” he recalled. The administration of Mayor Tony George tried to strike a balance between what the union was asking for and what was fair to the taxpayers, considering... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Two dead in Wilkes-Barre high rise fireSchool District has been notified and may be opening a shelter for the evening
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
School District has been notified and may be opening a shelter for the evening if residents can not return, Mayor Tony George said.Delaney noted that the city was just finishing a 9 a.m. to noon training class on high rise fires when they... Read more
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Times Leader
Our View: Nice to see WB taking part in Pop Up trendwork on the Solomon Creek floodwall. Wilkes-Barre is now about halfway to fully
Times Leader / Posted 16 days ago
work on the Solomon Creek floodwall. Wilkes-Barre is now about halfway to fully funding the needed repairs, helping Mayor Tony George keep a campaign promise to fix the Depression-era wall. Coal to both sides in the seemingly perpetual teacher... Read more
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Times Leader
Extra $2.3 million from state enough to rebuild entire Solomon Creek wall projectGrant program increases the funding available for the project to $8.7 million,
Times Leader / Posted 20 days ago
Grant program increases the funding available for the project to $8.7 million, the officials said. Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George, state Sen. John Yudichak and state Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski announced the Disaster Recovery Fund award. George,... Read more
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Times Leader
Contractor begins emergency cleanup of debris and overgrowth in Laurel Run Creekand $12,000 on Friday. But its heavy equipment sat idle Monday near the Govier
Times Leader / Posted 20 days ago
and $12,000 on Friday. But its heavy equipment sat idle Monday near the Govier Street walkway over the creek. Mayor Tony George Monday said the job was not bid and no permit was required from the state Department of Environmental Protection... Read more
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Times Leader
Holiday Pop-Up Shops open in Wilkes-BarreShops program is being made possible through the the PPL Foundation and Insalac
Times Leader / Posted 23 days ago
Shops program is being made possible through the the PPL Foundation and Insalaco Development Group. Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George cuts the ribbon to officially open the Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown Village. The shops will be open Thursday... Read more
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Times Leader
Our view: Mayor should share increase in health careIt’s a bit ironic that Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George got a 30 percent increase
Times Leader / Posted 23 days ago
It’s a bit ironic that Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George got a 30 percent increase on the cost of large city garbage bags put into next year’s budget. No matter how much residents pay, they can’t get rid of the trash he created by unnecessarily boosting... Read more
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South Sound Business Examiner
‘Triple bottom-line’ brings $20k prize$20,000 prize winner Suanne Martin Smith, co-owner of Home Made Cafe, is flanke
South Sound Business Examiner / Posted 25 days ago
$20,000 prize winner Suanne Martin Smith, co-owner of Home Made Cafe, is flanked on the left by Tony George, COO, and Steve Politakis, CEO of Kitsap Bank. A family-owned restaurant featuring “Real Food for Real People” has won a $20,000 prize in the... Read more
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Times Leader
Fired Wilkes-Barre officer hired in Larksvilleofficer Daniel Duffy will be joining its force as a part-timer. Duffy was fire
Times Leader / Posted 25 days ago
officer Daniel Duffy will be joining its force as a part-timer. Duffy was fired in October by Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George as part of an ongoing dispute between the police union and city administration. The union has already started the... Read more
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Times Leader
Barre mayor’s health insurance goes up; cost for others dropsof medical insurance decreases for most employees next year in the revised $49.
Times Leader / Posted 26 days ago
of medical insurance decreases for most employees next year in the revised $49.4 million balanced budget proposed by Mayor Tony George, his plan is among those that cost more. The higher cost is due adjustments from Highmark and the type of plan... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Former Scranton Police Chief Daniel Duffy lands job in Larksvillemaking alleged threats in an email about a union matter. Duffy, who was vice pr
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
making alleged threats in an email about a union matter. Duffy, who was vice president of the police union, wrote to Mayor Tony George and City Administrator Ted Wampole to criticize what he portrayed as unprofessional and insulting treatment Cmdr.... Read more
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Times Leader
Labor complaints detail discipline against Wilkes-Barre police union officialsfiling. A posting in April allegedly disclosed confidential department policy
Times Leader / Posted 27 days ago
filing. A posting in April allegedly disclosed confidential department policy and accusations of report altering. Mayor Tony George, a former city police chief, fired Duffy on Oct. 18 for sending an email a month earlier that the mayor perceived... Read more
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Times Leader
WBA Kistler’s school gets ‘face-lift’ thanks to Wells Fargocity council. Back row: Dr. Rochelle Koury; the Rev. Shawn Walker, school board
Times Leader / Posted 29 days ago
city council. Back row: Dr. Rochelle Koury; the Rev. Shawn Walker, school board member; Wilkes-Barre City Mayor Tony George. http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_Kistler-1-1-.jpgRepresentatives from Wilkes-Barre... Read more
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Times Leader
Our View: We’ll be here to serve you for years to comeon a routine basis. Politics? It’s Bill O’Boyle leading the pack. Breaking news
Times Leader / Posted 29 days ago
on a routine basis. Politics? It’s Bill O’Boyle leading the pack. Breaking news in the dispute among Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George, Police Chief Marcella Lendacky and the police union? Our city reporter, Jerry Lynott, is your source for that... Read more
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Times Leader
WB mayor does about-face on garbage sticker program, sticks with bagsWILKES-BARRE — Upon further review, Mayor Tony George wants to bag the garbage
Times Leader / Posted 30 days ago
WILKES-BARRE — Upon further review, Mayor Tony George wants to bag the garbage sticker program he proposed to raise revenues in his 2018 budget and stick with the bags residents already use. He’s asking them to pay more for the bags, however. The... Read more
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Times Leader
Our View: Conversation about voting machine upgrades overdueto growing discontent on both sides of the problem. PBA President Sgt. Phil Mye
Times Leader / Posted 30 days ago
to growing discontent on both sides of the problem. PBA President Sgt. Phil Myers’ decision to put all the blame on Mayor Tony George may play well with rank-and-file officers, but it is a poor position to take before the review even begins. A... Read more
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Times Leader
Phil Myers, head of Wilkes-Barre police union, faces second suspensionmuch more,” Myers said. “The administration has clearly established a pattern o
Times Leader / Posted 1 months ago
much more,” Myers said. “The administration has clearly established a pattern of targeting union officials.” But Mayor Tony George said that’s not the case. “We’re targeting people who aren’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing,” George... Read more

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