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Scranton: Not your Grandfather's Blue Collar Town

John2038 Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 4:02 PM
Just where will "their fair share" come from. In case you aren't aware, universities get their fund from the oublic (i.e. taxpayers you and i) and from the students (or their parents). I could go on but suspect you just threw that "fair share" comment without much thought about meaning or source.

SCRANTON – This northeastern Pennsylvania city is charming. You might even consider it gorgeous, if you appreciate the remarkably well-preserved old-world charm that industrial cities carved into their grids at the start of the 20th century.

In the past ten years, Scranton has gone through a renaissance that brought new life to the old buildings of its bustling past and a surge in construction of downtown apartments and storefronts, according to Jeff Brauer, a political science professor and city-planning expert at nearby Keystone College.

Unfortunately, he said, no one planned for what would happen after the construction ended.

“This is not...