Friendship Park, 231 East North St., has heard the shouts and cries of children at play for well over 120 years.
As one of Bethlehem's many different playgrounds, surely there's nothing more to it than what's obvious: recreation. But for this lot of land still known by many as "Tank Park," its past holds more than meets the eye.
Fountain Hill Police arrested two males recently following separate incidents of burglary in the borough.
A reported forced entry into the Broadway Wawa market Dec. 30 resulted in officers obtaining information about a juvenile allegedly responsible. The young man was arrested and charged the same day with criminal trespass, theft and burglary.
Officers investigating the late-December theft of about $6,000 of various narcotics from the Homestar Pharmacy at St. Luke's University Hospital made an arrest Jan. 9.
Fountain Hill Police arrested 32-year-old Miguel Angel Reyes, of the borough, following a domestic disturbance in the 800 block of Cherokee Street Dec. 24.
According to police, officers dispatched to the residence met a female victim who reported she'd been struck by her boyfriend. She had visible injuries to her face, police said.
Officers took Reyes into custody without incident and he is charged with harassment and simple assault.
Klingner to speak disabilities
Janette Klingner, professor of education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will speak about "Distinguishing between Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities" at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Haupert Union Building, UBC Room. The college's Education Department will host the talk. There will be a book signing after the lecture. The free event is open to the public.
Mary Ann V. (Pasco) Zakszeski, 84, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 30, 2012. Born in Shamokin, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anastasia "Nettie" (Coveleski) Pasco. She was the wife of the late William J. Zakszeski.
She was a 1946 graduate of Liberty HS and a 1951 graduate of Bethlehem Business School.
She was a clerk for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation until she retired after 28 years.
She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church.
L.V.H.N. flu symptom unit open
The Lehigh Valley Health Network has set up an ancillary emergency department outside of the emergency room at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. The tent unit will handle any overflow of incoming patients who have a flu-like symptoms. Arrivals should report to the main emergency room entrance where they will be processed and sent to the ER or to the tent. Visit www.lvhn.org/news for information.
Internist gets honor
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
Gloria Mitchell has been named Bethlehem Housing Authority's 12th annual Josefina Berrios Award recipient. The 90 year-old has been and continues to be a key volunteer at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Bethlehem.
The honor is given to a public housing resident who demonstrates the spirit of community involvement through volunteer efforts. The public is invited to attend the award ceremony at 10 a.m. Jan. 28 in the Fred B. Rooney community room, Monocacy Tower, 645 Main St.