Bethlehem Press

Thursday, June 4, 2020

POLICE Philly homicide suspect found

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Police, during a traffic stop May 19, identified and arrested a Philadelphia man wanted in a homicide investigation.

Officers stopped a Jeep Cherokee at the intersection of West Fourth Street and South New Street for a traffic violation, and one of the occupants identified himself as a “Kamar Brown,” age 25, of Philadelphia, who attempted to flee on foot.

He was captured, tried to escape again, and was recaptured.

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

10th year a season unlike any other

BETHLEHEM, PA—Free livestreams by artists like The Slackers, Kat Wright Acoustic Trio, American Dinosaur and Yam Haus, as well as a glimpse of the virtual programming being offered by all eight Levitt Pavilions across the country, highlight the start of the 10th year of the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks as the nonprofit music venue designed to bring the community together through free concerts shifts to keeping our community connected through free virtual programming.


Tuesday, June 2, 2020 by The Press in School

Kindergarten registration online

The Bethlehem Area School District incoming kindergarten virtual open house will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on various dates via Zoom and will be structured in the same format as a face-to-face open house.

There will be meetings with the school principal, a teacher and a guidance counselor; a virtual tour of the school; and learn about the kindergarten program.


Tuesday, June 2, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Following the directives established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit public gatherings, several of the following meetings / activities might be changed or canceled.

There is no SouthSIde Task Force meeting this month.

Wednesday, June 3

HARB-Historical Architectural Review Board, 4 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St. Unverified.

STUDENT PROFILE - Kobe Cruz, Liberty HS- Coordinated by Julie Swan

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 by The Press in School

Grade: 11

Family members: My mom Angela, my father Larry and my sister Skye

Favorite subject: My favorite subjects are U.S. history and biology. I like history because learning about this country’s past fascinates me. For biology, I like learning about how all life is made up and how it functions on the inside.

Newborn opioid addiction bill passes state senate

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously approved Sen. Lisa Boscola’s bill to mandate the reporting of any infant born with an addiction to opioids.

“My bill (Senate Bill 368) would ensure the coordination of reporting through the Department of Health, which would track that information and break it down by county,” said Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton). “We need to be sure to use the reporting to be more aggressive in combating the opioid epidemic where it is. This bill would help us understand the communities most impacted by the epidemic.”

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

CITY Yard waste facility open

The City of Bethlehem yard waste facility, 1480 Shoenersville Road, has mulch and compost for pick-up. Hand loading is available for up to three 30 gallon containers for qualified residents of the City of Bethlehem, Hanover Township (Northampton County) and the Borough of Fountain Hill only. Loader services are available for 10 dollars cash only per bucket full. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed on Sundays.