In order to raise awareness about the importance of Fair Housing, the City of Pittston will be holding a Fair Housing Essay Contest for students ages 12-16 in the Pittston Area.  Students are asked to write a 2-3 page essay in 12 point font, double-spaced on the following topic:

DIVERSE COMMUNITY

The Fair Housing Act (FHA), passed by Congress in April 1968, guarantees everyone the right to rent or buy housing on a fair and equal basis.

What would it be like to live in a diverse community? How does the Fair Housing Act help create diverse communities? How would it feel to be part of a community that celebrates the differences of its members?

Submissions are due by Monday October 19th, 2020.  Submissions may be mailed or emailed to: Mary Kuna, City of Pittston, 35 Broad St. Suite 202, Pittston, PA 18640 or PittstonFairHousingContest@gmail.com.

Prizes include $75 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, and $25 for 3rd, as well as, publication on the City of Pittston’s website and an award certificate.

NEW PITTSTON CITY 2020 RECYCLING/GARBAGE CALENDAR PLEASE NOTE CHANGES!

The 2020 Pittston City Recycling/Garbage Calendar is now available by Clicking HERE

Please note the following changes:

  • GARBAGE COLLECTION CHANGES:   EFFECTIVE TUESDAY JANUARY 7th GARBAGE WILL BE COLLECTED AS FOLLOWS:
    • IF YOU LIVE ON WILLIAM STREET AND ALL STREETS SOUTH OF WILLIAM STREET TO JENKINS TOWNSHIP YOU GARBAGE WLL BE COLLECTED ON TUESDAY
    • IF YOU LIVE NORTH OF WILLIAM STREET TOWARDS DURYEA BOROUGH OR ON THE PART OF BUTLER STREET OFF LAUREL STREET YOUR GARBAGE WILL BE COLLECTED ON WEDNESDAY
  • COAL ASH PICKUP WILL BE CITY-WIDE ON FRIDAYS BEGINNING FRIDAY JANUARY 10th
  • DUE TO CHANGES IN THE RECYCLING MARKET WE CAN NO LONGER TAKE GLASS IN RECYCLING– GLASS MUST BE PUT INTO GARBAGE
  • IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL THE STREET DEPARTMENT AT 570-654-1160

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND ASSISTANCE WHILE THESE CHANGES ARE PUT INTO PLACE! 

Pittston News

Neighborhood Action Team 2020

City Officials have conducted five Neighborhood Action Team (NAT) sweeps so far this year. The NAT has been to the following neighborhoods: Vine Street, Lagrange Street, Webster Street, Washington Terrace, Nafus Street, Winter Street, Curtis & Wilford Streets, Green and Thistle Streets and more. The sweeps have identified 170 total property violations, for issues such […]

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