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Downtown in the News

Our View: Preservation, revitalization should go hand-in-hand

i Jul 7th 2020

The Times Leader Editorial Board Larry Newman put it succinctly. “We’ve been yelling about this since…Read More→

Many downtown W-B employees continue working remotely

i Jun 18th 2020

By Denise Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice Working from home is still strongly encouraged under Gov. Tom…Read More→

Tree planted on Public Square in tribute to pandemic’s essential workers

i Jun 18th 2020

By Jerry Lynott, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — If eight men wearing face masks stood by…Read More→

Businesses ‘on the brink,’ but not ready to ‘throw in the towel’

i Jun 16th 2020

By Bill O’Boyle, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — Just how far-reaching the effect of the COVID-9…Read More→

Surviving the Pandemic: Bouncing Back

i Jun 13th 2020

By Bill O’Boyle, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — As Luzerne County, the nation and the world…Read More→

Downtown Wilkes-Barre looks for a road to normalcy after pandemic takes economic toll

i Jun 10th 2020

By Revathi Janaswamy, WBRE/WYOU-TV WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY  — The coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 100 lives in…Read More→

Demolition begins for new hotel in downtown Wilkes-Barre

i Jun 9th 2020

By Jerry Lynott, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — Demolition began Monday for a new hotel downtown,…Read More→

After long delay, work begins on Wilkes-Barre hotel project

i Jun 9th 2020

By Steve Mocarsky, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice WILKES-BARRE — An excavator tore into the back of a…Read More→

Facade preservation in focus as WB project set to start

i Jun 5th 2020

By Jerry Lynott, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — The old could become new again, if possible,…Read More→

New symbol of pride in downtown Wilkes-Barre

i May 18th 2020

By Chelsea Strub, WNEP-TV WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — If you’ve been to downtown Wilkes-Barre in the last…Read More→