Bethlehem Press

Friday, December 15, 2017

‘There’s no way we’re going to arrest our way out’ City, Bangor police offer new program

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

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.

Wolf announces initiative to spur statewide manufacturing success

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

“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.

Wolf announces initiative to spur manufacturing success

Friday, October 27, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

“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.

Framing what you love

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

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 announces public meeting for parking review

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

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.

Board awaiting word on pipeline, wind projects

Monday, October 2, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

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.

Parking has spot saved for Sands’ lot

Monday, September 25, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

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.