With oncoming winter conditions, here are some tips for safe snow shoveling:

TIP #1: Stay on top of the snow. The best advice is to stay ahead of the storm. Prevent snow and ice from adhering to the sidewalk or street by clearing the snow every few inches instead of waiting for the snow to stop falling before you head outdoors.

TIP #2: Wear breathable layers.

TIP #3: Watch your feet.

TIP #4: Take a few minutes to stretch

TIP #5: Push don’t lift.

TIP #6: Drink up! Water that is.

TIP #7: Don’t play in traffic

TIP #8: Call and text. It is important to have your cell phone on you so you can make a call in event of an emergency

Moosic Borough residents are reminded that any person, owner or resident of the Borough of Moosic depositing or throwing or discarding snow, slush or other obstructions into the public STREETS & rights-of- way is illegal and maybe subject to a fine. Residents have 24 hours after the snow stops to remove the snow and ice from their sidewalks. As described in Moosic Borough Code.  Your cooperation with these regulations is appreciated.snow removal


Selling Dog Licenses 01/17/2018

The Lackawanna County Treasurer’s Office and Officials of the Borough of Moosic announced that DOG LICENSES would be available for residents on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.   Licenses may be obtained between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Moosic Borough Building, 715 Main Street, Moosic, Pennsylvania. Anyone desiring to obtain a license for your pet may do so at this time and date.


Electronic Recycling Program CLEAN & GREEN:

Moosic Borough residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronic devices for free during a two-week period in mid-June through a program outlined by the Lackawanna County Commissioners. The program will be in effect from June 15-23, with one television and one computer monitor/accessory per household being accepted.

Thursday, June 15 and June 22, 2017 1st and 3rd wards of Moosic Borough.
Friday, June 16 and June 23. 2017 2nd and 4th wards of Moosic Borough.

This is a great opportunity to discard electronic devices at no cost while protecting our environment.

Cub Scout Arrow-of-Light Award:

Inspired by achievement, Moosic Borough Mayor and Council at it’s regular scheduled meeting held on May 9, 2017, recognized Jeffery Marsico who has achieved the highest award as a Cub Scout, the Arrow-of-light Award. In recognizing this steps in the advancement system of Cub Scouting help’s Jeffery to grow in self-reliance and in his ability to help others in our community so Congratulations is given in achieving this awards. “Best of Luck”

Eagle Scout Merit beyond the Badge:

Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting.  Moosic Borough Mayor and Council had the privilege to recognize two Moosic residents whom recently earning the honor of Eagle Scout.  Michael Talerico and Noah Jennings. Michael whom has undertaken for his Eagle Scout project the restoration of the Mary Ann Nawrocki Park located on Spring St.,and Noah is refurbishing the sign at the newly remodeled police department. Both Scouts were invited to attend the regular scheduled  Council meeting held on 05/09/2017 to receive the proper recognition on behalf of the  Borough of Moosic, its Mayor and Council.  However, Noah was not available, Michael was in attendance to receive his recognition and to lead the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Again on behalf of Moosic Borough Mayor and Council and all the residents of Moosic, Congradulations! Job Well done!

DPW New Equipment:

Moosic Borough Council & Mayor continues its efforts to update the borough’s fleet of equipment with a new sewer cleaner and a vacuum pump. Versatility is the best keyword to use to describe the new equipment.  

A powerful drain cleaning machines uses a high-pressure water jets to clear obstructions in within the municipal sewer system. This equipment will remove debris from storm systems and sanitary lines to ensure proper operation.

The Borough Council was able to hold the line on taxes, continue to deliver all its municipal services, and fund some upgrades and improvements as needed.

Tire Drop-Off Program: April 26-28, 2017

Representative Sid Michaels Kavulich will again be hosting the annual cleanup, on Saturday April 29—from 9AM –1PM.  In conjunction with the annual cleanup and the kind support of McCarthy Tires assisting in this process, Moosic Borough will host a tire drop off program from Wednesday, April 26, to Friday, April 28, 2017.   If you have any tires you wish to dispose of you can drop them off at Borough DPW garage located at 606 River Street, Moosic between 7 am and 3 pm.   There is no cost for the service.


Pennsylvania Ambulance and Geisinger Health System offered to donate to the Moosic Borough Police Department an AED defibrillator unit.
To formalize the process of this donation and facilitate best practice the Mayor and the Fire Chief Molinaro decided that the AED would be to place the unit in the primary police car that is used day to day for this device to be out in the streets for Moosic Borough.

Mike McCormick of Pennsylvania Ambulance presented the unit to Moosic Police Chief Maurer, stating Pennsylvania Ambulance is commitment to the Borough of Moosic and its residents. They will provide the training and any CPR update if needed. Explaining that the timing is critical for victims of a heart attack and the police may be on seen before the EMS responders that could save a life.

New Ordinance Registrating Vacant & Abandoned Property:

The Borough of Moosic recently passed an ordinance that applies to registration of vacant and abandoned property. This ordinance is deemed necessary for the health and welfare of the residents to regulate such properties.
Starting immediate if any property is found to be vacant or abandoned, or shows evidence of vacancy, then the owner shall register the property with the Borough of Moosic on a form provided by the Borough and pay the appropriate registration fee established by Resolution #10, 2016. This form is available by clicking on Departments and under Zoning is a list of all permit applications.
Properties subject to registration under this Ordinance shall remain under the annual registration requirement, security and maintenance standards of this Ordinance for as long as they remain vacant. Violations and Penalties apply.

SWB RailRiders Triple-A National Champions

The RailRiders are the Triple-A champions for the first time in franchise history

The International League champion Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders took on the Pacific Coast League champs from El Paso in the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game Tuesday night.

It was a one-game, winner-take-all title game from Memphis, Tennessee.

In the end, the RailRiders beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 3-1.  Way to go!!!


Armed Force Day – May 21, 2016

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.   On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.  The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.  According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the day was designed to expand public understanding of what type of job was performed and the role of the military in civilian life.  So Lets Celebrate “Support the Troops”.

Moosic Little League Opening Day April 23, 2016

The Moosic Little League would like to invite all Moosic Borough residents to join them in their Opening Day Celebrations.  The parade kicks off from the Moosic Raiders Field, Spring St. at 8:30 Saturday, April 23, 2016.  Moosic Borough officials and staff extend our unwavering support for the 150 children and  there coaches along with over 300 parents and family members involved in the Moosic Little League.   “Good Luck for the 2016 Season.”

Felter Field
Felter Field

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program:

You could be eligible for a rebate of up to $650 on the property tax or rent you paid in 2015.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for 2015-2016 season opened Mon., Nov. 2.  LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months.  It’s available to renters and homeowners.  This grant runs through April 1, 2016.  Paper applications are still available through local county assistance offices.  The sooner you apply the sooner you get your money.

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older.  The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, but HALF of your Social Security income and any cost-of-living adjustments are excluded.


Even if you got a rebate last year, you have to apply for each year’s benefits.

Santa Hits the Streets:

Santa & Mrs Clause will be hitting the streets of Moosic aboard the Greenwood Fire Department fire apparatus on Saturday December 19th. The Riverside High School Choral Group will also be riding along to sing Christmas Carols at each stop. Santa & Mrs. Clause will be stopping in all the neighborhoods at the following locations and times to visit with all the children.

Glenmaura Drive & Emerson Drive 12:00PM
Grzyboski Train Store Rt 502 & Glenmaura National Blvd 12:20
Lanes Crane Parking Lot Rt 502 12:40
Al’s Lounge Parking Lot Birney Ave & Stark St 1:00
Moosic High Sch Memorial Main St (next to Berlew’s Hoagies) 1:20
Oakwood Terrace Parking Lot Rocky Glen Rd 1:40
Railroad & Winfield Ave Intersection Island 2:00
Red Wings Baseball Field Lydon Lane & Church St 2:20
Riverside Elementary School Kreig Ave 2:40

From all of the hard working members of the Greenwood Fire Department to all of our friends and neighbors, we wish you a very “Fire Safe” Merry Christmas!

New Police Vehicle’s:

Moosic Borough Council & Mayor continues its efforts to update the borough’s fleet of equipment with two 2015 Ford Interceptor Sedan – All wheel drive. These latest vehicles are equipped with the latest in emergency equipment and will augment the current fleet. Moosic Police Department provides coverage for 22.47 of local roads, 5.73 miles of county and 11.24 miles of state road.  ARRIVE ALIVE:



Mosquito Control Operations:

MOSQUITO CONTROL OPERATIONS: For Moosic Borough this will include May St., Corey St., Greenwood Ave., Cotter St. and Kearney Ct.

The PA Department of Environmental Protection WNV Program will be conducting a truck mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation in Lackawanna County. The municipalities that will be included in the control operation are; Moosic Borough and Taylor Borough. The control work is scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 from 8:00 pm until 9:30 pm. The product used will be Biomist 3+15 applied at a rate of 1.5 oz. per acre. This product is designed to provide quick knockdown and effective control of adult mosquitoes.

Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation. A rain date will be scheduled if necessary. Please contact DEP represenative at 610-861-2134 or 570-417-6695 (cell) if you have any questions or concerns

Moosic Council President Steps Down:

Moosic Borough Council President Joe Mercatili is retiring after serving more than three decades.   Joe has served on council for 38 years, serving 35 of those years as council president.  During his tenure, Moosic Borough’s budget has gone from $800,000. in 1978 to 3.6 million today.  The community has grown substantially with the development of Montage Mountain, a major golf course, a Visitors Center, Cinemark 20 screen theatre complex and major corporate centers and assorted business.  The attractive tax base in the borough is an added incentive and major benefit.  Mr. Mercatili has served as President of the PA State Association of Boroughs on its Policy and Resolution Committee and as President of the Lackawanna County Association of Boroughs.  His accomplishments go beyond the borough as he reaches out to both the County and State organizations as well.  Mr. Mercatili will remain a councilman with a firm hand and watchful eye.

Best Place to Start a Business in PA

NerdWallet’s analysis looked at 145 places in Pennsylvania, each with a population of at least 5,000, then calculated the overall score for each location based on the business climate and economic health using data from the U.S. Census Bureau Moosic Borough has placed 2nd for the best places to start a business in Pennsylvania.  In Moosic, about 11 businesses per 100 people see an average annual revenue at just over $3 million. Some of the key retail and entertainment attractions include the Cinemark 20 and XD Movie Theater and the Shoppes at Montage, as well as baseball games at PNC Field, home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. The Greater Northeast Chamber of Commerce is in Moosic and serves Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.

Moosic Borough Loan Release:

Moosic Borough is consistent in lowering taxes and municipal fees for borough residents. This past week Borough Council eliminated the General Obligation Term Loan. A 6 year term note was issued in 2012 in the amount of $800,000.00, to provide funds for the replacement and rehabilitation of portions of the Borough’s existing sewer mains, including, but not limited to, Birney Avenue crossing at Railroad Street, Stone Street extension, Birney Avenue at Route 502, Main Street, Spring Street, Birney Avenue and Rocky Glen Road. Moosic Boroughs financial management is the process of obtaining funds to support the necessary services provided by the Borough and using those funds in an effective and efficient manner. Sound fiscal management requires a well planned budget and effective use of the budget as a tool for managing the receipt and spending of money throughout the year. Council President Joseph Mercatili stated “ I am pleased to eliminate this loan and provide a sufficient saving to the borough residents along with a strong infrastructure.”

Recongnation of Service:

Joseph Mercatili, Council President was recognized by prominent business owner Alan Goldstein, on May 12, 2015.  Mr. Goldstein stated “it is an honor to call Joe my friend”.  In appreciation for continuous dedication  and putting Moosic before everything else, a bench was placed in front of the borough building in Mr. Mercatili’s honor.

mercatili bench                          Left: Joseph Mercatili, Shirley Mercatili, Alan Goldstein


Clare Conaboy Dedication:

DSC_0103eIn memory of our former borough secretary Clare Conaboy, officials of Moosic borough took time to honor the former secretary on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.  The unveiling of a bench was presented in front of the Conaboy family and Officials from the borough.  Jane Sterling, Borough Administrator, officiated the ceremony in memory of her good friend, and also Thanked the donors that made the bench possible, Alan Goldstein, James McDonough, John Brazil, Building Inspectors Underwriters and PennEaster Engineers.  Clare’s son said it best:  “The best way to continue to serve her memory is to serve Moosic Borough.


Police crack down on Speeding

Moosic Police Department will soon be cracking down on speeder’s.  Moosic Borough Council recently approved the purchase of an ENRADD Wireless System speed-timing device. The ENRADD Wireless System is a PA approved speed-timing device. This system was developed as a speed enforcement tool that can be deployed in a wide range of traffic conditions.  The ENRADD Wireless System measures the speed of a vehicle as it passes through the Non-Contact Roadswitch’s timing zone, then displaying the speed for the officer to see.

police speed trap training

photo by: Jason O’Hora

Free Hearing Test and Ear Scans:

Moosic Borough will host a free hearing test and Ear Scans. The Test will be given by Hearing Health Providers, registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  The test will be given on March 16, 2015, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Moosic Borough Municipal Building, 715 Main St. Moosic, PA.

Nearme Yoga Grand Opening on Main Street, Moosic.

Friends, family, the Scranton Chamber, and Moosic Borough Officials gathered with Chelsea Manganaro, Owner and Founder of Nearme Yoga L.L.C., on Main Street for their Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting on Friday evening. Guests enjoyed 15% off Products in their yoga store, Wine Tasting, Chair Massages, Giveaways, and more!

The studio is located at 700 Main Street in Moosic PA offering a state of the art studio featuring contemporary colors to soothe and energize, warm towel for after class, complementary tea and plenty of parking.  They supply blankets, yoga straps, chairs, and blocks and also have mats available for $1. Stop by early to check out the Boutique for exclusive collaborations, yoga accessories, performance apparel, and must-have essentials.

The studio offers a variety of All-level Vinyasa classes, Kids yoga, a Happy Hour Power Hour class, Candle Lite Flow, Restorative yoga and many workshops and events

Visit their website for more information on classes and workshops.

Photo cutline: Chelsea Manganaro, Owner and Founder of Nearme Yoga, (center) surrounded by family, friends and public officials. From left: Moosic Borough Councilman Robert Besecker; Moosic Mayor James Segilia; Father Billy Manganaro; Mother and Husband, Caryl & Phillip Lamberti; and Moosic Borough Councilman Eugene “Buddy” Prusinski.

1962 — 1966 Graduates of Taylor-Moosic High School

We are planning a reunion for Taylor-Moosic High School graduates, classes 1962 through 1966. We are looking for classmates from these five years who are interested in meeting up with old friends for a fun and casual get together in the Autumn of 2015.

For further information, please send your email addresses to our T-M reunion email: Be sure to include name, year of graduation and, for women, please include a maiden name?.?

Local Business Ribbon Cutting Proves Success in Progress with Support

MOOSIC, PA– “It’s always great when small businesses come to the plate,” Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley’s sentiment that echoed throughout C&S Athletic Club’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony October 23 in Moosic.  Showing area progress is a dish well received, O’Malley was joined by several area officials eager to offer their support and well wishes to C&S owners Carl and Stacey Lutkowski as they move forward with renovations at their 729 Main Street site.

With bright green branding throughout; a building that once stood vacant for close to five years, now illuminates a fresh new look surrounding the latest in state of the art training equipment. Unceasing in their efforts, the young couple invited the group to tour additional space under renovation as the highly visible spot continues reflecting business progress that translates to community progress.

“Carl and Stacey are doing great things,” noted Riverside School District Superintendent Paul Brennan as he admired the surroundings. Frequently passing the site in his travels, he recalled its past and the inspiration C&S has reflected on its neighbors stating, “It’s the people in the place that make the difference.”

Lutkowski delivered heartfelt words of gratitude to all that have contributed to what the athletic club has become and will become as the move forward. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without you,” he said smiling back at Stacey holding their young daughter Peyton then to family, friends and public officials filling the room. With a swift snip of the massive scissors, thunderous applause erupted.

O’Malley later invited others considering opening their own business to “Jump in the pool and take a chance,” adding “YOU control everything you do.”


For more information: POC Jeanine Hofbauer (570)517-1792 or

Photo cutline: Stacey Lutkowski (center) joins husband Carl as he cuts the ribbon at C &S Athletic Club’s celebration of progress in Moosic surrounded by family, friends and public officials including (2nd row from left) Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley,  Riverside School District Superintendent Paul Brennan, Moosic Borough Councilman Eugene “Buddy” Prusinski, Scranton Small Business Development Center’s Keith Yurgosky


UPDATE September 10th, 2014: Residents may continue to stop in the office and pick up your recycling bin Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Official Moosic Borough Recycling Bins are in! Moosic Borough residents may pick up a recycling bin starting on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. We ask residents to drive behind the Borough Building between the hours of 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm for pick up. Registration is required (name & address)

Now Accepting Easy Online Payments

Announcement — The Borough of Moosic is pleased to announce we are now accepting credit card payments online. We offer an online solution on our website for consumers to make payments for the following: Building Permits, Health Licenses, Mechanical Device Tax, Sewer Permits, Truck Pick up.

Please click here and follow the direction for this convenient way to pay your fees.


[UPDATE] January 30th, 2014: PA American Water will begin draining the pipe at 9:00 pm this evening. Excavation will begin at 2:00 am where they will be able to try to repair the pipe. Estimated time of repair is 12 to 24 hours for the Greenwood section of Moosic. Montage area should have low pressure during the repairs, but they believe they have bypassed that area. Listing of streets effected came be found on PA Further updates will be posted as they become available.

[UPDATE] January 30th, 2014: A water tank has arrived at Greenwood Fire Dept . The tank is inside the firehouse and a representative of PAWC is here to assist you. Please come to the side door and knock for help. Please stay tuned to the media for more information.

[UPDATE] January 30th, 2014: PA American Water Company will be shutting the main at approximately noon today. One that occurs parts of Moosic will Lose water. the water will be shut down for a minimum of 3 days. They have requested the help of emergency services to get more water buffaloes.

[UPDATE] January 30th, 2014: If you are among those residents affected by the water break, just a reminder to please keep adequate amount of water in your boiler systems to ensure your heat continues to work.

January 29th, 2014: According to the Pennsylvania American Water Company, there is a break in a 36-inch water main along River Street in Scranton. The problem will affect customers in South Scranton, Keyser Avenue and Keyser Valley, Glenmaura, Montage Mountain, the Greenwood Section of Moosic, the area of Emmitt Street and Meridian Avenue in Scranton, and the Stuffer Industrial Park.

Customers may experience no water, low pressure or cloudy water. Some residents may not lose water at all. If customers experience cloudy or discolored water, run water until it clears before using. This should typically take only a few minutes. The current estimate is that it could be a few days until full water service is restored.

In the event that residents need water, the Pennsylvania American Water Company has dispatched water tankers to Engine 2 Fire House, Gibbons and Pittston avenues in Scranton; Engine 7 Fire House, Luzerne Street, Scranton; Lackawanna Ambulance, 1000 Remington Avenue, Scranton; and Greenwood Hose Company, Birney Avenue, Moosic. Customers should bring their own containers.

Lackawanna County Emergency Services / 9-1-1 has contacted PEMA for assistance if it is deemed necessary. More information will be disseminated as it becomes available. Check the Lackawanna County website and social media platforms for updates.

Dog Licenses available for residents.

The Lackawanna County Treasurer’s Office and Officials of the Borough of Moosic announced that DOG LICENSES would be available for residents on Friday, January 17, 2014.

Licenses may be obtained between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Moosic Borough Building, 715 Main Street, Moosic, Pennsylvania. Anyone desiring to obtain a license for your pet may do so at this time and date.