Troubled Scranton, Pa., closed on a deal with Amalgamated Bank to borrow $6.25 million in tax anticipation notes, which city leaders say will enable them to make payroll Friday and cover some past-due bills.

The capital markets had frozen out Scranton since June after officials waffled on making a city-backed bond payment. In July, with the city’s coffers nearly bare, Mayor Chris Doherty paid workers the minimum wage for two weeks.

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