Tuesday, March 27, 2012

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Pittston Politics

NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on the WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site:  http://pahomepage.com/palive-details?nxd_id=236632

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Pittston Politics (http://www.pittstonpolitics.com/.)

Politics plays a big role in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and it's no surprise that some of the most popular blogs around are politically focused. We've already looked at Gort42, the blog that serves as the gateway to so many other political blogs in Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond, and is a top-notch political blog in its own right, looking at national, state, and local politics. We've also looked at The LuLac Political Letter, which takes an in-depth look at politics on all levels, with special focus on Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. Now we'll look at the third of the Big Three of political blogs in Northeastern Pennsylvania: Joe Valenti's Pittston Politics.

As the name suggests, Pittston Politics looks specifically at the political situation in Pittston and surrounding areas. And Pittston is always certain to serve up plenty of material for Joe's blog. Whether it's goings-on with the school board or just the day-to-day misadventures of local politicians, Joe covers it all.  His focus isn't exclusively on Pittston, though; the corruption and misdeeds of politicians, judges, attorneys, and other public figures throughout Luzerne County doesn't escape his scrutiny.

Pittston Politics is well-known among the local news media, and has been cited as a primary source in several news articles, and has been recognized as one of the top political blogs in Pennsylvania. The site is more ad-heavy than most, and like The LuLac Political Letter, finding past entries may be tricky, since they are indexed by date, not by title or subject. Joe is also (along with Gort) one of the founders of Blog Fest, and is the person who  convinced Rooney's (67 South Main Street in Pittston) to open its doors to the gathering.

The Spring 2012 Blog Fest will be taking place on Friday, March 30 at Rooney's in Pittston, at 67 South Main Street, with festivities beginning at 6:00. There is no admission fee, and the event is open to everyone, non-bloggers as well as bloggers. It's your opportunity to meet bloggers from throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania as well as politicians and candidates for political office, all in a relaxed, casual setting. Meet your senator or congressman face-to-face and let them know what's on your mind! Find out what candidates really think about the issues you care most about!  Meet bloggers from Northeastern Pennsylvania and find out what blogging is all about. All are welcome! Come on out and join us!

If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

All are invited to meet the bloggers of Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Spring 2012 Blog Fest on March 30, 2012 at Rooney's Irish Pub in Pittston! Stay tuned for more details!


Daniel Hodorawis said...

No political love for NEPArtisan.com?

Ouch that one hurts.

D.B. Echo said...

Of course I love NEPArtisan! Ask Tom about our hand-holding during the Bloggers' Roundtable! I guess I'm just biased because I've known of Gort, Dave, and Joe's blogs for many years, and only came to know NEPArtisan and other political blogs afterwards. There are many other excellent political blogs from NEPA that I've come to know over the years, mainly through links from Gort, as well as from Mark Cour's site.