Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Cops ‘n’ Kids annual celebration Saturday

Monday, April 22, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The March to the Millionth,”-themed Cops ‘n’ Kids family day Saturday offers fun, food, community, entertainment at the Children’s Literacy Program’s 13th annual “Celebration of Reading . . . and the Arts and Sciences,” at the Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center at 511 East Third Street from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Moravian College offers two BASD seniors scholarships

Monday, April 1, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in School

For the fourth year ,Bethlehem Area School District celebrated a pair of exemplary students who will now benefit from full scholarships to Moravian College as a continued symbol of the connection between the college and local schools.

Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy said Moravian’s focus has long been on first-generation collegegoers and women, so he looks at students with compelling life experiences, but, “It turns out we have a lot of great kids in Bethlehem.”

Livengrin: Harm-reduction care

Monday, April 1, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The opioid crisis is making its avalanching consequences known across the country; to governments, the medical community, pharmaceutical industry and our own friends and families who are suffering through addiction or loss.

Amid the scramble to find ways of breaking the oft-deadly reliance on powerful drugs such as fentanyl, one solution being used locally is Medicated-Assisted Treatment, a process using FDA-approved medicines with therapy, counseling and 12-step programs.

Toomey: Stop fentanyl at source

Monday, April 1, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey met with officials at Bethlehem city hall during a tour of the area March 20, where he announced proposed legislation geared toward fighting the opioid epidemic.

While ever more laws, programs and resources are directed toward this effort, the Blocking Deadly Fentanyl Imports Act in particular is meant to curb sale and delivery of the drugs from their sources; notably China and Mexico, where fentanyl is manufactured.

Authority makes plans for Earth Day

Monday, March 25, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

No single agenda item dominated Bethlehem’s authority meeting March 14, as the majority of onging issues were addressed and set aside for further work.

Executive Director Stephen Repasch did say he is looking forward to Earth Day April 22 and intends to lead buses of volunteers to the watershed to plant chestnuts for a new generation of trees.

Repasch said he’s reached out to Northampton Community College in the hope of attracting student and faculty volunteers.

State of city ‘strong’ says Donchez

Monday, March 18, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Citing Brookings Institution economist Alan Berube in his annual state-of-the-city address recently, Mayor Bob Donchez said Bethlehem is among the country’s strongest recovering industrial cities.

Berube said in an interview earlier this year, in which Donchez participated, that strong cities have innovation engines to create and grow new products, companies and jobs, usually connected with a local research university, and a heavy reinvestment in their downtowns.

BETHLEHEM WATER AUTHORITY -Making plans for Earth Day

Monday, March 18, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

No single agenda item dominated Bethlehem’s authority meeting March 14, as the majority of onging issues were addressed and set aside for further work.

Executive Director Stephen Repasch did say he is looking forward to Earth Day April 22 and intends to lead buses of volunteers to the watershed to plant chestnuts for a new generation of trees.

Repasch said he’s reached out to Northampton Community College in the hope of attracting student and faculty volunteers.

BLUE GUARDIAN: County considers program an early success

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

BLUE GUARDIAN BY THE NUMBERS

As the drug crisis continues countrywide, legal and medical professionals at every level are seeking new means of reducing opioid prescriptions, monitoring their use, saving lives and promoting treatment for those becoming dangerously addicted. In Lehigh County, officials’ experiment with a support program has seen early success.