Administrators and police officials of Bethlehem and Bangor announced in the city Rotunda Nov. 16 a new program designed to help residents suffering during the ongoing opioid crisis. Called the Bethlehem/Bangor Police Assisting in Recovery program, or BPAIR, it allows people who want help initiating their recovery from addiction to go directly to the police and ask for it.
As part of the ongoing effort to curb the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania, officials with the Wolf Administration today announced the opening of 65 prescription drug take-back boxes at Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) stations across the commonwealth. State Police Commissioner Tyree C.
City council Nov. 8 was scheduled to vote on renewing a longtime collections contract with Portnoff Law Associates. The contract regards collecting outstanding real estate and water and sewer taxes, and is renewed every two years.
“We have a budget.”
Though it was the biggest takeaway from Gov. Tom Wolf’s visit to Bethlehem Friday, it was only because of this the real reason for his visit was made possible. Standing in the National Museum of Industrial History on Third Street, Wolf announced a $12 million initiative to help coordinate and streamline activities and opportunities for bettering industry statewide.
“We have a budget.”
Though it was the biggest takeaway from Gov. Tom Wolf’s visit to Bethlehem today, it was only because of this the real reason for his visit was made possible. Standing in the National Museum of Industrial History on Third Street, Wolf announced a $12 million initiative to help coordinate and streamline activities and opportunities for bettering industry statewide.
After years in an Eastside studio, Girl on the Hill Framing has moved to a new shop in center city. Offering custom framing for home and business use, art preservation and the sale of vintage pieces, owner Dawn Moser said she relishes the chance to help people find creative answers to their questions about art and family relics. “For me, that’s creating a time capsule for preserving memories,” she said. Call 610-849-2295 or visit https://girlonthehillframing.com/
City administrators have announced upcoming public presentations of a citywide parking study and an online survey, open for the public.
The Bethlehem Parking Authority invites residents to attend a presentation Oct. 24 at noon at Northampton Community College’s Fowler Campus classroom 623, and 6 p.m. that evening in city call. DESMAN Parking Consultants will provide an update on the status of the study, initial findings from their data collection and outreach and timeline for completion of this engagement.
Authority board members and administrators spent much of the Sept. 14 meeting discussing refinancing and the rest attending to typical business, but news regarding big projects such as the PennEast pipeline and Carbon County wind energy project is still up in the air.
Board President John Tallarico, regarding the pipeline, said only that Executive Director Steve Repasch had recently met with PennEast’s “technical people,” but what revelations there may have been from that meeting were left for a closed-door session.
Amid the continually haphazard parking on the Southside, Bethlehem Parking Authority is looking to build another car park near downtown, at Third and Polk streets near the Sands Casino. However, the Sands owns the lot and much of the surrounding area, and its relationship with the city has been cooler of late, starting in March when it became public knowledge Las Vegas Sands was in serious talks to sell the entire project.
The lot discussed is a footnote in the grand scheme of things, but the authority has already developed plans for a garage and is eager to build.