Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Giant donates $250K to hunger relief

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in Local News

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, a growing number of families and seniors are facing food shortages or worries of food shortage. To help address this urgent problem in the communities it serves, Giant Food Stories LLC, announced today it is donating a total of $250,000 to four local hunger relief organizations including the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Philabundance, Maryland Food Bank, and Meals on Wheels Pennsylvania.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, April 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

PUC Provides Tips on Telemarketing Sales; Urges Heightened Vigilance for Potential Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 25, 2020

HARRISBURG – In this time of heightened stress, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds consumers to remain vigilant when discussing energy supply service with telemarketers, particularly if the contact was unsolicited. Additionally, consumers are encouraged to be on the lookout for unscrupulous activity and potential scam artists who may pose as utility representatives.

“Rules of the Road” for Energy Sales

LVHN male caregivers shave for fight against COVID-19

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Why are Lehigh Valley Health Network male caregivers being asked to shave their facial hair?

Some facial hairstyles compromise the effectiveness of the N-95 face mask, preventing a tight seal around the face. An N-95 respirator and surgical mask are examples of personal protective equipment that are used to protect the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face and are a critical piece of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today’s lesson: Time to do some exploring

Thursday, April 2, 2020 by The Press in School

Editor’s Note: We are publishing activities to keep students learning even though schools aren’t in session. Have some ideas that you are doing with your children? Send us an email at gtaylor@tnonline.com.

Here are some sites to help kids learn about space and the world around us while they’re stuck at home:

• NASA: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/

This site from NASA includes a section of activities for parents that include crafts, games and videos.

• The Hubble Heritage Project: http://heritage.stsci.edu/index.html

COLLEGE NOTES

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Broggi named Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit organization, has announced that Adam Broggi, a student at Northampton Community College, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow. The English major is a non-traditional student who returned to NCC after nearly 20 years of working in marketing and broadcast journalism.

Around Town

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

CLOSURES CHANGES- CANCELLATIONS- POSTPONEMENTS

due to Covid 19 precautions

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.

Closed: Bethlehem Area Public Library main and SouthSide branches and dropboxes; no fines will be charged for anything already checked out while BAPL remains closed.

Wednesday, April 1

National Day of Service -check with your organization regarding possible cancellations

Boscov’s temporarily closes all stores, offices due to COVID-19

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Boscov’s has announced that it has temporarily closed all stores and offices.

In a news release, Jim Boscov, chairman and CEO, said, “Throughout this crisis, our first priority has always been the health and safety of our co-workers, customers and our communities. We have been guided by the recommendations of the CDC as well as other medical and governmental authorities.”

COMMUNITY UPDATES

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in Local News

CITY OF BETHLEHEM

TAXES: Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez announced March 24 that the city is extending the deadline for paying earned income tax and business privilege tax to July 15 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal and state tax filing deadlines have been extended to the same date. City of Bethlehem 2020 real estate taxes paid or postmarked before May 11, 2020, will be eligible for the two per cent discount. The full payment due date is be extended from May 29 to August 10.

volunteers

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

DELAWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR would appreciate people helping by picking up trash on the trail as part of the D&L Trail Tenders program. In general people can help clean the D&L Trail or trailheads by picking up trash, removing sticks or brush, and help keep the signs clean. For those who do more than picking up a few things on a walk we ask that they report what they did so we can keep track of it using an online form: https://delawareandlehigh.org/trail-programs/trail-tenders/trail-tenders...