Bethlehem Press

Friday, May 25, 2018

Boscola: $4M in state grants for local projects

Monday, January 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED in Local News

State Sen. Lisa Boscola today announced Dec. 22 a total of $4 million in state grants for four local development and infrastructure projects.

“These funds will be used for key land development, infrastructure work, building development and parking improvements,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state support for local efforts that spur economic development, investment and create jobs.”

The projects include:

Community Foundation awards $50,000 in Spark Grants to Vet programs

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF) announced the recipients of $50,000 in Spark Grants for veterans affairs programs at the Foundation’s program, “In Focus: Veterans Affairs in the Lehigh Valley,” on December 4, at PBS39, that featured Congressman Charlie Dent (PA-15), chairman of the Congressional Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies who was beamed in from the nation’s capital in Washington D.C. via satellite.

Boscola announces local Safe Schools grants

Monday, December 18, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED in Local News

State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola announced Nov. 17 the Pennsylvania Department of Education has awarded grants totally $106,927 for Safe Schools to five local school districts and Intermediate Units.

• East Penn School District has been awarded the Year 2 allocation of their 2016-17 Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer Grant by the Department of Education in the amount of $30,000

• Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit has been awarded the Year 2 allocation of their 2016-17 Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer Grant by the Department of Education in the amount of $20,000

Article By: CONTRIBUTED

Monday, September 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED in Local News

Sacred Heart HealthCare System, a health network that includes Sacred Heart Hospital in downtown Allentown, Pa., primary care centers at 10 sites throughout the Lehigh Valley and senior housing services, and St. Luke’s University Health Network, a regional health network with seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites serving 10 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, today announced plans for Sacred Heart HealthCare System to join St. Luke’s University Health Network.

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.