I recall that the Sunday Dispatch assigned a young reporter to the task of determining which local community was the place to live. All things considered, police and fire protection, municipal sevices, accessability to government offices and taxes. It was a split decision, West Pittston was the place people thouht of as a nice town to live in but for the buck, Pittston had it all over every other greater Pittston Community. I was told this by a former and long time employee of the Dispatch. Mayor Walsh was of the old school, he didn't take on a project till funding was in place. His philospphy was don't spend it if you don't have it. His legacy of prudent but agressive management has gone by the wayside as spend, spend, spend has become the city's motto. Mayor Walsh will be missed in more ways than one.
that was then..ths is now...Pittston needs leadership...not more taxes..and that is what home rule will give us.
Are you nuts? Why will a change in government form get good people to run for office? You're throwing the baby out with the ath water. There is nothing wrong with a form of government that has een in effect for a hundred years. When chagnes in the Third Class City Code were necessary, they were made. All Home Rule will do is give an already over taxed community a higher wage tax. If you were starting out in life with a new family, would you move to Pittston with the highest real estate tax in the county and now a wage tax to boot? Wake up!