Bethlehem Press

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hozza chosen as Lehigh County’s director of administration

Monday, January 15, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong has selected Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. to be his new director of administration.

“Mayor Hozza will bring a proven track record of versatile and strategic leadership and a strong command of the issues and concerns of municipalities and townships throughout Lehigh County,” Armstrong said.

NCC’s Criminal Justice program #11 in the nation

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Onlinecollege.net has named Northampton Community College’s online associate degree in criminal justice #11 in the nation. Rankings are determined by academic quality, online offerings, cost and student aid offered.

“There’s a lot more to learning than just books. That’s why we include a heavy dose of real world perspective in our program,” said Professor of Criminal Justice John F. Spirk Jr., JD.

Boscola announces 5 grants for local projects

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola announced Nov. 14 the approval of over $2.6 million in state funds for five local projects: Multimodal Improvements along South New Street in Bethlehem ($1 million) and in College Hill in Easton ($1.4 million); improvements to Dimmick Park in Hellertown ($155,000) and to Comer Park in Bethlehem Township ($45,000); and the Easton Connections project in Easton ($50,000).

Samantha Dorney: Send Harrisburg a message

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bethlehem resident Samantha X. Dorney, a Libertarian, is seeking the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Dec. 5 special election.

“Voters of the 133rd District have a unique opportunity to send a message to Harrisburg,” according to Dorney. “While Republicans and Democrats in the legislature continue to play games with the budget, choosing special interests on both sides of the aisle, district residents can choose an independent citizen who answers to them and them alone.”

Virtual ribbon cut on new LVHN, Air Products center

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh Valley, Pa. (Nov. 3, 2017) – Officials from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Air Products today ‘virtually’ cut the ribbon to officially open the new Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation at LVHN at the health network’s One City Center location in downtown Allentown. The Air Products Foundation announced a major donation in November 2015 to launch the center.

Civilians and First Responders Recognized for Burn Heroism at 12th Annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire was recognized with the first ever President’s Award for its resolve in overcoming multiple tragedies during the 12th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. The event recognized a dozen first responders, their departments and everyday citizens for acts of heroism or commitment to burn education.

Turnpike bridge to be replaced; closure expected Oct. 13-16

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour Oct. 13-16 during a planned weekend closure of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.

The detour will occur from 9 p.m. Oct. 13 to 4 a.m. Oct. 16. The detour exits are the Lehigh Valley Interchange (No. 56) for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange (No. 95) for southbound traffic. The authorized detour route directs motorists to Route 22, Route 33 and Interstate 80.