Scranton Local Business
Local business in Scranton, PA
Tuesday | via The Times-Tribune
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO Fireworks explode over The Scranton Times building during the 2014 Tower Lighting block party. This year's celebration will take place Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Not just from the brilliance of 480 multicolored lights atop the Scranton Times building, but also from the ugly sweaters participants in the Times Two-Miler race will don. Comment?
Sunday Nov 22 | via The Times-Tribune
As diesel generators growled in the background and portable spotlights glared over construction workers into the evening Saturday, residents of Summit Pointe apartments without hot water or central heat tried to make the best of it, sympathizing with the management of the 200-plus-unit complex. A leaking natural gas pipeline forced UGI Utilities to cut gas to the 18 buildings until the owner of the property, King of Prussia-based Morgan Properties, repaired or replaced the lines - which the company, not the utility, owns. Comment?
Friday Nov 20 | via The Times-Tribune
Congressman Matt Cartwright speaks during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lackawanna Transit Center at 30 Lackawanna Ave in Scranton. Michael J. Mullen / Staff Photographer MICHAEL J. MULLEN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER COLTS Executive Director Robert Fiume welcomes people to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Lackawanna Transit Center in downtown Scranton on Friday. Comment?
Thursday Nov 19 | via CSP
TravelCenters of America LLC is introducing three new restaurant concepts within its TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center network: Petro Cafe, Metro Deli and TA Cafe Express. This week, TravelCenters of America announced that it is acquiring the Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant concept out of bankruptcy for $25 million. Comment?
Thursday Nov 19 | via Crain's Chicago Busines
The massive cube of a store on State Street once known as Marshall Field's and now as Macy's has been filling space in Crain's since . . . well, not 1909, when the 2 million-square-foot palace debuted, but for a long, long time. Comment?
Thursday Nov 19 | via Philadelphia Public Record
Four pilot zones in Center City are trying out a new app which will enable motorists to pay for parking from their mobile phone and add more money to the meter while they are away from their vehicle. As an extra treat, it will even remind them where they are parked. Comment?
Thursday Nov 19 | via The Times-Tribune
The 23rd Annual Santa Parade takes place Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon throughout downtown with some route changes this year. The free, family-friendly event begins at Spruce Street and Franklin Avenue and ends at Adams Avenue and Spruce Street. Comment?
Thursday Nov 19 | via Suburban Weekly
Christina Baker Kline, author of the novel that laid bare the practice of sending children from East Coast orphanages to midwestern farms where many then lived as virtual indentured labor, will be the next speaker in the Lackawanna County Library System's Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series. She will deliver her lecture on Thursday, Dec. 3. at 7 p.m. in the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. in Scranton. Comment?
Sunday Nov 15 | via The Times-Tribune
Sam Smith of Hanover Township, is a truck driver for Kane is Able based in Scranton. Butch Comegys / Staff Photographr Story by Peter Cameron Those two things aren't mutually exclusive, but they're trending that way as the trucking industry faces a shortage of nearly 48,000 drivers , according to the American Trucking Associations, the shipping business's largest trade association. Comment?
Friday Nov 13 | via Weekender
Family Animals new record, "I Must Have Missed It," will debut on Nov. 14, and the band will play a release show at The Bog in Scranton, starting at 9 p.m. Scranton-based band Family Animals has been recording music in Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2008, and the psychedelic alternative rockers are on the verge of releasing their second ... (more) Comment?
Friday Nov 13 | via The Wave
Rainn Wilson with wife Holiday Reinhorn on the red carpet at the Emmys. He was nominated a handful of times but never took home the statue for his work as Dwight Schrute on "The Office." Comment?
Thursday Nov 12 | via PennLive.com
Did East Pennsboro-based Rite Aid Corp. simply get dealt a bad hand in the high-stakes retail drug store business? Or did the East Pennsboro-based company misplay its cards time and again, leading to high debt and highly questionable management decisions that it could never overcome, opening the door for Walgreens? The company's 53-year history holds the answers. Pictured: Vintage Rite Aid playing cards. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 10 | via Patch.com
A Wilton resident, going to school at the University of Scranton, has been chosen to participate in the 2015-16 Google Student Ambassador program. Comment?
Saturday Nov 7 | via The Times-Tribune
A Luzerne County judge has ordered Geisinger Health System to provide payroll information for high-ranking doctors and administrators as part of a civil lawsuit brought by the family of the late Dr. Jennifer Sidari. Dr. Sidari, 26, visited Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center on May 26, 2013, for treatment of nagging headaches, was admitted as a patient and then was transferred to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where she died three days later from brain hemorrhaging. Comment?
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