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Ciavarella is a lifelong resident of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, having been raised in the East End section of the city and attending St. Mary's High School. During his youth, he earned the nickname of "Scooch" (rhymes with pooch), which he shared with his father, Mark Ciavarella, Sr. After graduating from the local King's College he attended Duquesne University School of Law, receiving his law degree in 1975. Ciavarella entered private legal practice, becoming a partner in the firm of Lowery, Ciavarella and Rogers. From 1976 to 1978 he was city solicitor and then from 1978 until 1995 he served as solicitor for the city zoning board. In 1995 he ran for judge in Luzerne County and was elected to a ten year term. He was re-elected to a second ten year term in 2005. Ciavarella was also active in several civic and Catholic organizations. He is married to the former Cindy Baer and the couple have three children.
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Jason Miller's über-bleak, Scranton-based play/movie "That Championship Season" returns to Broadway with a veritable sausage-fest of testosterone (including Miller's M.I.A. son Jason Patric and his former "Lost Boys" cohort Keifer Sutherland.)Add a comment
(Left:) Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) as he tells the Batman that his use of video surveillance is:
It's been a year since city officials unleashed their whiz-bang camera matrix on the criminal underworld of
Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton may have hit the skids in his recent bid for the 14th Senatorial District but that doesn't mean he's given up hope for keeping a gov't paycheck. Despite the fact that Leighton's senate campaign spectacularly crashed and burned in his own hometown, he is gung-ho to launch a third bid to keep his Wilkes-Barre job.
Our super-secret-spy-plane recently intercepted a Leighton-sanctioned phone poll that suggests T.L. has stuck his toe in the water and leaped straight into the full-on strategic operations phase.
Judging by the text of the phone poll, the current crop of mayoral hopefuls being bandied about include some familiar names and a surprise or two:Add a comment