NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton monument to lawmaker and women’s rights pioneer Marion L. Munley will be unveiled on Oct. 15

Scranton monument to lawmaker and women’s rights pioneer Marion L. Munley will be unveiled on Oct. 15

From a press release: Marion L. Munley, a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and pioneer in women’s equality, will become the first woman included in Scranton’s Distinguished Citizens Memorial when her monument is unveiled on Friday, Oct. 15 on the Spruce Street side of the Lackawanna County Courthouse at 1 p.m. Munley […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna Historical Society celebrates Joe Biden’s Scranton roots with exhibit and lecture on Jan. 13

Lackawanna Historical Society celebrates Joe Biden’s Scranton roots with exhibit and lecture on Jan. 13

From a press release: As part of the “Project 46” celebration of President-elect Joe Biden’s upcoming inauguration on Jan. 20, the Lackawanna Historical Society will feature programs highlighting his ties to Scranton. A special “Lackawanna Past Times” lecture on the Biden family roots will be held by Tim Hinton via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 13 […]

 The Conversation

Why Pennsylvania, the Keystone State we call home, unlocks the White House

Why Pennsylvania, the Keystone State we call home, unlocks the White House

Pennsylvania emerged as one of the key swing states crucial for determining the outcome of the 2020 U.S. election. The Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, who is from the city of Scranton in the northeast of Pennsylvania, took the lead in the vote count on Nov. 6 as he edged closer to the White House. As […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Jon Bon Jovi acoustic at Joe Biden rally at Dallas High School, 10/24/20

PHOTOS: Jon Bon Jovi acoustic at Joe Biden rally at Dallas High School, 10/24/20

Luzerne County has hosted its share of drive-in concerts and political rallies over the last few months, but both came together for a unique event at Dallas High School on Saturday, Oct. 24. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi joined former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Dramatic reading of Mueller’s ‘Investigation’ comes to Scranton Fringe Festival on Sept. 29

EXCLUSIVE: Dramatic reading of Mueller’s ‘Investigation’ comes to Scranton Fringe Festival on Sept. 29

Condensing the actual text of volume two of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election into an hour-long dramatic reading, Robert Schenkkan’s “The Investigation” will play locally in a Scranton Fringe Festival special event on Sunday, Sept. 29. Announced today exclusively on NEPA Scene, a cast […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B headline ‘free’ Global Citizen Festival in NYC on Sept. 29

The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B headline ‘free’ Global Citizen Festival in NYC on Sept. 29

From a press release: International advocacy organization Global Citizen announced today that headliners Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, and Janelle Monáe will perform at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival, the free-ticketed event on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City on Saturday, Sept. 29. A special guest performance will […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: March for Our Lives protest in Washington, D.C., 03/24/18

PHOTOS: March for Our Lives protest in Washington, D.C., 03/24/18

Wherever you stand on the prevailing issue of gun control, there’s no denying that history was made with the massive March for Our Lives protest in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, March 24. Organized by students after a mass shooting with an AR-15 at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14 took the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Election Fallout Comedy Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 11/29/16

VIDEOS: Election Fallout Comedy Night – NEPA Scene Live at Thirst T’s in Olyphant, 11/29/16

The 2016 presidential election divided the United States down the middle, and now that it’s over, opposing political sides and even friends and family are still at each other’s throats arguing about the results and what’s to come over the next four years. We felt like we needed to break the tension and just have […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Keep your post-election safety pins – we need action now against bigotry

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Keep your post-election safety pins – we need action now against bigotry

The past few days have been extremely difficult for me. My feelings come in waves, and they revolve between anger, depression, fear, and despair. I literally quaked in fear on Tuesday evening as I sobbed and had to have a friend drive me home. I did not sleep for at least 24 hours and, when […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Satirical short film ‘Scary Floating Thing’ makes election season even more ridiculous

Election season is almost over, but if you need something to help you survive the next few weeks, the funny and creative guys behind Big Idea Photo and Video Productions in Scranton have you covered. Months before the inaugural Belin Film Festival, which ran this past weekend at the Waverly Community House, the Dietrich Theater […]