October 24, 2016 – State Sen. Lisa Boscola announced two state grants totaling $344,121 for projects in Bethlehem and Hellertown.
“These funds help our communities advance recreational development and infrastructure improvement projects,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state resources that help fund and expedite local projects.”
Approved by the Commonwealth Financing Agency Board in Harrisburg, the projects are:
Congressional District 17 Democractic incumbent Matt Cartwright faces opposition by former race car driver Republican Matt Connolly.
The 17th Congressional District includes all of Schuylkill County and portions of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Northampton counties.
A month after they went on strike, hourly employees of Just Born Inc. are back at work. Four hundred of the company’s 600 employees picketed the Stefko Boulevard business day and night for weeks, and then management met the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union Local #6 union leaders at the table Sept. 28.
At 9 a.m. today representatives of Just Born Inc.’s hourly employees and management sat down with a federal mediator to try to find a consensus that will reopen the business to its regular schedule and workload. Contract negotiations began breaking down in May, though each side disagrees on why.
City representatives Alicia Karner and Allyson Lysaght once again appeared before the school board Sept. 19 to discuss the LERTA incentive zone in north-central Bethlehem.
The proposed tax incentive zone is designed to assist local property owners with home improvements that may raise property values and eventually the quality of life in the neighborhood. The women said LERTA is one of several ongoing programs that could open numerous options for homes and businesses between Liberty HS and Broad Street.
Each year Northeast MS remembers the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 with a short ceremony for students and neighbors. This 15th anniversary of 9/11 was marked by early morning remarks and music, and at least one considered reflection about what that day meant and how these young men and women should approach the future. Principal Joseph Rahs said, “Bringing you out here today in this heat, and with these bugs, is to tell you it’s important that you learn the lessons of the past. We as your adults have failed to bring peace to this Earth. We don’t want you to fail.
After months of inconclusive negotiations the hourly workers of Just Born Inc., the popular candy company, went on strike last week. Dozens of picketers can be seen outside the Stefko Boulevard building each day, braving the heat while encouraged by honking motorists.
With the help of some big grants, borough council hopes to buy a fire truck and a Muffin Monster.
And while members spent over a half-hour talking about basketball courts, nothing else they discussed was actual kid talk.
The district’s facilities officer, Mark Stein, reported at the Aug. 8 meeting that the Nitschmann MS project is on schedule and on budget, with plumbing, ductwork, brick and structural steel now being added to the foundation.
And while Stein was discussing the use of tens of millions of dollars on a new building, CFO Stacy Gober had good financial news.
After long years of anticipation, the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem is finally about to open its doors.
The museum occupies a renovated former Bethlehem Steel Corp building right next door to Northampton Community College’s Fowler Family Southside Center. Here it serves not only a continuation of the revitalization of those weary old industrial structures but an instructive shrine to generations of workers in Bethlehem and nationwide who built the 20th century.