Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Bethlehem Authority-Board to study infrastructure safety

Monday, January 16, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The city’s Water Authority began its Jan. 12 meeting with its annual reorganization, though seeing a winning combination there were no changes from last year.

John Tallarico remains chair for a third year, though he says they prefer to change every two years so it’s unlikely he’ll remain for a fourth. Tallarico and Vaughn Gower are joined by newer members Dennis Domchek, Sharon Zondag and Thomas Donchez.

CITY-Reynolds proposes moves--His goal: More open governance

Monday, January 16, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

City Council President J. Willie Reynolds held a press conference Jan. 10 and released a document titled Bethlehem 2017, a manifesto in which he delineates eight major proposals he wishes to initiate in the city this year. At a whopping 36 pages, the proposals end in resolution and ordinance drafts for council consideration.

Proposals include a climate action plan, campaign contribution limits, a Northside development plan, investments in city social media and community policing, and reinvesting Parking Authority revenue.

CORRECTION--Not a windfall after all

Monday, January 9, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

In our Dec. 28 issue, we published an article indicating the Bethlehem Area School District could soon be the beneficiary of a retooled state schools funding formula and could reap hundreds of millions of dollars. Since then, school administrators have corrected the numbers we published and specified the district doesn’t expect a windfall. Far from it.

2016 Year in review

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

It was our first full year in an office outside the city, but The Bethlehem Press has maintained its deep involvement in and love for the city and the surrounding municipalities we serve.

Each of our weekly issues has been filled with matters close to home and of statewide or national interest with a local twist. It was a year of both economic recovery and social unrest as … Here are highlights of items we brought you in 2016:

January

• Becahi grad and actor Dan Roebuck returns to film a movie, “Getting Grace,” in his hometown

2016 Year in review

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

It was our first full year in an office outside the city, but The Bethlehem Press has maintained its deep involvement in and love for the city and the surrounding municipalities we serve.

Each of our weekly issues has been filled with matters close to home and of statewide or national interest with a local twist. It was a year of both economic recovery and social unrest as … Here are highlights of items we brought you in 2016:

January

• Becahi grad and actor Dan Roebuck returns to film a movie, “Getting Grace,” in his hometown

Many warm memories Bishop John O. Barres leaves for Long Island

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Bishop John. O. Barres, who has led the Allentown Diocese of the Catholic Church since 2009, will soon transfer his responsibilities to Long Island as he was recently appointed by Pope Francis to lead the Diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y., which consists of Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island.

Barres, 56, is the first Bishop of Allentown in the diocese’s 55 year history to be transferred to another diocese. He will be officially installed in a ceremony Jan. 31.

NCC, Archives to host Women of the Steel panel

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The Steelworkers’ Archives is collaborating with Lehigh University on a Mellon Foundation funded digital archive project. The Women of Bethlehem Steel project aims to collect stories of women’s experiences as workers, wives, store owners, union officials, managers and clerical workers at Bethlehem Steel or in the surrounding neighborhoods.

‘Talented educational leader’

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Dr. Joseph Roy named Pa. Superintendent of the Year

Bethlehem Area School District’s own Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy Nov. 17 was recognized by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators as the 2017 Pennsylvania superintendent of the year.

According to the PASA’s release, since his tenure began in August 2010, Roy established a “Roadmap to Educational Excellence” plan, introduced restorative practices to improve behavior in the high schools, implemented full-day kindergarten and continues to provide constant positive communication and community engagement.