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Friday, July 28, 2017


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Coming together to support a colleague

The world was rocked July 19 when it was announced Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had been diagnosed with a primary brain tumor known as glioblastoma following a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.

“The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation,” according to a statement by Mayo Clinic released July 19.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Police Log


A resident in the 1300 block of Lehigh Avenue reported 8:35 a.m. July 14 an unknown person spray painted a truck parked on the property.

A resident in the 1300 block of Brook Avenue reported 11:25 a.m. July 14 an unknown person vandalized a home with spray paint.

A resident in the 1800 block of Little John Lane reported 7:34 a.m. July 14 the theft of a package delivered by Federal Express July 13.

A representative from the power construction company Michels reported damage to work equipment parked in the 900 block of East Rock Road 8:58 a.m. July 14.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Student inducted into honor society

Joshua Friedman, an economics major in the Honors College of Fordham University, has been inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Universities international honor society, for distinguished academics, loyalty and service to others.

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Eleanor M. Bartera, bookkeeper

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Eleanor “Ellie” M. Bartera, 86, of Bethlehem, died July 20, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Mariano and Adelina (Prosperi) Marcantognini. She was the wife of the late Italo J. Bartera.

She was a graduate of Bethlehem High School and attended business school.

She was a bookkeeper for Bethlehem Corporation, Quartet, and Fuller Sportswear Company from which she retired.

She was a parishioner of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem, where she was a former C.C.D. teacher.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

Ekso Bionics center of excellence

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown, has been named as one of four Centers of Robotic Excellence facilities by Ekso Bionics, a leader in exoskeleton technology for medical and industrial use.

GSRH will gather clinical evidence and measurable results and create research protocols for proving standards of care for exoskeletons in rehabilitation.

The original Ekso device was first used with GSRH spinal cord patients in 2012, The facility currently has three devices in continuous use.

Kevin Michels

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in School

Bethlehem Catholic HS

Grade: Graduated senior

Family members: My parents Philip and Colleen, my older sister Brigid, younger brother Aidan and younger sister Deidre

Activities: Soccer, track and field, CYO basketball, debate team, band, theater, Peer Listening, Student Council

Next steps: Attend college and earn a degree

Career goals: Acquire a job that I love in a field that allows me to make a difference in people’s lives

Richard J. Evans, 60s car club member

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Richard “Butch” J. Evans, 74, of Bethlehem, died July 13, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Paul and Anna (Bartholomew) Evans. He was the husband of Barbara (Hallowell) Evans for 51 years.

He was a 1961 graduate of William Allen HS.

He worked at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 33 years and was one of the last employees at the Steel before it closed its doors.

He was a member of the Found in the 60’s Car Club.