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Where we live: Lackawanna


Mayor Geoffrey M. Szymanski will take another step to fight blight Monday, when the city’s new instant ticketing program takes effect.

Instant ticketing will allow code enforcement officers to issue on-the-spot fines for property code violations.

“The new process should cut down on the amount of time it takes for homeowners to fix problems on their properties,” Szymanski said. “The old system could take three weeks to get results.”

City inspectors will be looking for code violations that include: hanging gutters, garbage totes put to the curb too early or yards strewn with litter, said Szymanski.

The $25 fine will double if the violation is not corrected.

Also this week:

• The inaugural Dyngus Day Parade will roll from Our Lady of Victory Basilica after Monday’s 12:10 p.m. Mass. The parade will travel to Lackawanna City Hall, 714 Ridge Road.

• A meeting of the School Board of Global Concepts Charter School begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school auditorium, 1001 Ridge Road.