Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The price of property tax elimination

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED in Opinion

The Keystone Research Center today last week a new report that provides the first estimates of the impact of property tax elimination proposals on families in Pennsylvania.

The full report can be downloaded here.

The report finds that, far from providing relief for working families, recent proposals to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania would increase taxes on the middle class while sabotaging the chance to adequately fund Pennsylvania schools for middle- and low-income families.

Gov. Wolf begins Union Blvd resurfacing

Monday, April 24, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED in Local News

The Wolf Administration announced recently that work is scheduled to begin on a $3.6 million project to repair and resurface Union Boulevard in the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem, Lehigh County.

“This busy east-west corridor between Allentown and Bethlehem is used by thousands of motorists each day, and will soon be resurfaced due to Act 89,” Governor Tom Wolf said.

The price of property tax elimination

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED in Opinion

The Keystone Research Center today last week a new report that provides the first estimates of the impact of property tax elimination proposals on families in Pennsylvania.

The full report can be downloaded here.

The report finds that, far from providing relief for working families, recent proposals to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania would increase taxes on the middle class while sabotaging the chance to adequately fund Pennsylvania schools for middle- and low-income families.

AARP plans scan education event AARP offers document-shredding event

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED in Local News

Lehigh Valley consumers can safely dispose of personal financial documents and other sensitive records at a free Operation: Stop Scams shredding event offered by the AARP Fraud Watch Network on Saturday, April 22 at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem.

The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the east side of Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road. Consumers are asked to bring a maximum of three boxes of documents to be shredded per vehicle.

Gov. Wolf begins Union Blvd resurfacing project

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED in Local News

The Wolf Administration announced today that work is scheduled to begin next week on a $3.6 million project to repair and resurface Union Boulevard in the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem, Lehigh County.

“This busy east-west corridor between Allentown and Bethlehem is used by thousands of motorists each day, and will soon be resurfaced due to Act 89,” Governor Tom Wolf said.

Second Harvest launches diaper drive

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED in Local News

State Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-Northampton, is joining the Second Harvest Food Bank to launch a Lehigh Valley diaper drive to help area families afford disposable diapers.

“Many families and seniors on fixed incomes are simply unable to afford disposable diapers and undergarments,” Samuelson said. “I’m excited to work with the food bank to improve access to a reliable supply of diapers, which is a necessity for the health and well-being of families young and old.”

LWV hosts Nov. 17 town hall on local government ethics

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED in Local News

It seems that hardly a day goes by that we don’t read about corrupt or at least unethical behavior by public officials. Although the problem seems pervasive it is not inevitable. The good news is that there are things we as citizens and the public officials who represent us can do to reduce the incidents of corruption and scandal that plague so many cities.