Biden campaign launches new ad focused on the president’s Scranton roots

BY: - October 3, 2023

A new ad from the Biden-Harris 2024 campaign points to President Joe Biden’s upbringing in Scranton as giving him a unique perspective on —  and empathy for— the struggles of middle class Americans. “He grew up a middle-class kid in a middle-class town,” the ad’s voiceover begins, “and while Joe Biden’s traveled far and wide, […]

Gerardo stands behind the bar at Italo’s (Capital-Star photo by Patrick Abdalla).

How Scranton’s Hispanic community is driving the rebirth of the city’s South Side

BY: - April 18, 2023

'When you drive through the streets it seems nice, everyone smiles,” merchant Michelle Lloyd said.

View of an Amtrak train (Capital-Star photo by Patrick Abdalla).

Study: Passenger trains could return to Scranton by 2028

BY: - March 23, 2023

Trains traveling between Scranton to New York City would transport an estimated 470,000 people a year beginning in 2028, according to a two-year study released Wednesday by Amtrak and the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority. The region’s railroad advocates have been trying to bring back passenger rail since the 1970s, and they say the study […]

‘There’s so much beauty in being Black from Scranton’: Meet the historian who’s now an advocate for her community

BY: - July 5, 2020

Local resident Glynis Johns didn't know what to expect when she started researching the history of Black Scranton. What she found was a treasure trove.

In Scranton, Trump says talks economy, impeachment – and that election thing

BY: - March 5, 2020

Trump’s appearance at Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple was his second visit to a key 2020 battleground state since last December and his first in the Keystone State since his impeachment acquittal by the U.S. Senate in January.