Hacking democracy

Hacking democracy

Hampered by pandemic-driven social distancing and self-quarantining, both the Scranton City Council and School Board turned to the Internet and meeting app Zoom to arrange legal, open-to-the-public forums. Problems quickly arose though when unidentified hackers and...
Running on empty

Running on empty

The misuse by a former Scranton Fire Chief of his city-issued vehicle and gas card is emblematic of the political culture at city hall, and another reason that taxpayers feel drained of both dollars and patience.
Saluting the flag

Saluting the flag

Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti has proposed a contest to design the city’s aged (and frankly ugly) flag. Councilman Pat Rogan opposes the idea, saying it would be a waste of time and money. He is aware that this is Scranton we’re talking about, right?