Downtown in the News

Downtown W-B gets 20 new trees

i Nov 11th 2020

By Mary Therese Biebel, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader “Whenever the teachers would give everybody a little tree,…Read More→

Wilkes-Barre council moves ahead on body cams, historic preservation

i Oct 23rd 2020

By Steve Mocarsky, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice WILKES-BARRE — The city council on Thursday approved purchasing 70…Read More→

Smooth sailing for proposed preservation ordinance in WB

i Oct 23rd 2020

By Jerry Lyott, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — The historic preservation ordinance had the support of…Read More→

Downtown W-B receives DCED Keystone Communities Main Street designation

i Oct 21st 2020

By Bill O’Boyle, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — Larry Newman, executive director of the Diamond City…Read More→

Movie theaters face challenging times

i Oct 15th 2020

By Denise Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice The coronavirus pandemic, occupancy limits and delayed movie releases have…Read More→

Grant for a kayak & canoe launch in Wilkes-Barre

i Oct 9th 2020

By Chelsea Strub, WNEP-16 WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — More and more we are seeing people take advantage…Read More→

Downtowns starting to plan for the future

i Sep 13th 2020

By Phil Yacubuski, Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal It is anyone’s guess what America’s cities will look…Read More→

Downtown Wilkes-Barre office workers not expected to return until 2021

i Sep 5th 2020

By Steve Mocarsky, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice Even with college students back at downtown campuses, sidewalks in…Read More→

Bank + Vine opens in Wilkes-Barre with world-renowned chef

i Sep 1st 2020

By Denise Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice WILKES-BARRE — The former Le Manhattan Bistro in downtown Wilkes-Barre…Read More→

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→