Tell me about Scranton Pa.

Tell me about Scranton Pa.

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    Tell me about Scranton Pa.

    I am looking at a job in the Scranton, Wikes-Barre area in Pa.

    Can anyone give me information about the area, crime, schools etc....

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    From what I have read the present Mayor of Scranton has really turned the place around.
    Scranton is undergoing a rebirth right now.

    I've not been there in many years so I would not be much help.

    Here is a link to the Official Scranton Web Site. That might help.

    Scranton, PA - Official Website

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I am looking at a job in the Scranton, Wikes-Barre area in Pa.

    Can anyone give me information about the area, crime, schools etc....

    Thanks,
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    I live in Scranton. i moved here from NYC. crime is not too bad here, the schools leave a LOT to be desired, bars and churches are on every street. getting a LTCF in Lackawanna county takes about 10 -15 minutes. Wilkes-Barre is in Luzerne county. i can't tell you much about there, except that it shouldn't be much more difficult to get your LTCF. crime is higher in WB, and the schools are the suck, but that's the trade off for convenience, in regards to activities, nightlife, shopping, etc.

    i prefer Scranton, because it's quieter, and big city crime hasn't yet ruined it. unfortunately, our mayor and his government want to change that. he's a supporter of our governor, and is a quiet "anti" supporter. if you want to know things in more detail, PM me, and ask away.

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    Maybe there is an opening at Dunder-Mifflin paper company
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    I'm sorry, but every time I hear of Scranton I think of Harry Chapin's 30,000 pounds of bananas.

    It was just after dark when the truck started down the hill that leads into Scranton Pennsylvania....carrying 30,000 pounds of bananas.

    Sorry to derail your discussion, carry on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    Maybe there is an opening at Dunder-Mifflin paper company
    You totally beat me to it! Dwight would be, at least, an amusing shooting buddy.
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    Pgrass101 , this could be your new shooting buddy.
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    Thanks Guys,

    Scranton is only 6 hours away from my wife's parents, I think we are going to drive through the area next time we go up there.

    The only problem is that Pa does'nt reconginze Al's CCL's
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    Besides Dunder-Mifflin, you might find an apartment that Roy Munson previously rented.

    http://www.videodetective.com/photos/156/006578_6.jpg

    Just make sure you only pay the rent in cash.

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    OK, on serious note: I grew up in Hazleton, which is south of W-B, which is south of Scranton. I spent much time in W-B and some in Scranton. I still have family in Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre. The whole area is part of the coal region.

    Check this site out for info. on the idiosyncratic culture of the coal region.
    Coal Region of Pennsylvania

    Streets are a maze of one-way and weird angles. Lots of bars/pizza shops and churches. And the potholes are horrific.

    W-B had a very bad flood some time ago. You want to make sure you do not buy in the flood plane.

    If i was to go to that area, I would stay out of the populated areas and go rural.

    One plus is that PA is great for CCW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Thanks Guys,

    Scranton is only 6 hours away from my wife's parents, I think we are going to drive through the area next time we go up there.

    The only problem is that Pa does'nt reconginze Al's CCL's
    You should be able to get an a non-resident CCW through the mail before your trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morintp View Post
    I'm sorry, but every time I hear of Scranton I think of Harry Chapin's 30,000 pounds of bananas.

    It was just after dark when the truck started down the hill that leads into Scranton Pennsylvania....carrying 30,000 pounds of bananas.

    Sorry to derail your discussion, carry on.
    Damn, you beat me to it!

    And he smeared for 400 yards, along the hill that leads into Scranton, Pennsylvania...

    All of those thirty... thousand pounds... of mashed bananas...




    Back on topic...

    The Susquehanna river valley is very nice, definitely my kind of weather. I wish I knew more about the area, but all in all I'd say you can definitely do worse.

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    I had to go listen to the song after I posted that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sojourner View Post
    Besides Dunder-Mifflin, you might find an apartment that Roy Munson previously rented.

    http://www.videodetective.com/photos/156/006578_6.jpg

    Just make sure you only pay the rent in cash.

    --

    OK, on serious note: I grew up in Hazleton, which is south of W-B, which is south of Scranton. I spent much time in W-B and some in Scranton. I still have family in Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre. The whole area is part of the coal region.

    Check this site out for info. on the idiosyncratic culture of the coal region.
    Coal Region of Pennsylvania

    Streets are a maze of one-way and weird angles. Lots of bars/pizza shops and churches. And the potholes are horrific.

    W-B had a very bad flood some time ago. You want to make sure you do not buy in the flood plane.

    If i was to go to that area, I would stay out of the populated areas and go rural.

    One plus is that PA is great for CCW.

    heck, PA is great for gun laws in general. concealed carry, open carry, etc. there are few places in PA where you can't carry. courthouses, schools, state parks and post offices are the few places where firearms are verboten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahwarrior72 View Post
    heck, PA is great for gun laws in general. concealed carry, open carry, etc. there are few places in PA where you can't carry. courthouses, schools, state parks and post offices are the few places where firearms are verboten.
    We still need castle doctrine and "make my day" laws to be put in effect.

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