Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

STUDENT PROFILE -- Nathan Bennett, Bethlehem Catholic HS

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Father (Scott Bennett), mother (Tracy Bennett), sister (Taylor Bennett)

Favorite subject: Math and economics because I enjoy using problem-solving and math to solve real world issues

Activities: Ice hockey, skiing, motorcross and golf

Next steps: I plan to attend a four-year college to study international finance or economics.

Career goals: I would like to work in finance and possibly in another country, or travel for a few years.


Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, April 26

Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m. 85 W. North St.

Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board, 6 p.m. Town Hall, 10 E. Church St.

Bethlehem Township Zoning Hearing Board, 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

BASD budget workshop, 6 p.m. Edgeboro Room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Article By: The Press

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

EASTER SEALS Highmark Walk set for June 3

Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania will host the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community beginning at 7:45 a.m. June 3 at DeSales University. The 5K Walk begins at 9 a.m.; the One-Mile Fun Walk starts at 9:15 a.m.; both are fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Registration is mandatory.

To register as an individual, join an Easter Seals team or create a team of your own, or to be a sponsor, sign up at; call 610-289-0114 ext. 225; or email

Drug possession

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested Rene Marrero Jr. following a traffic stop around 11 p.m. April 19.

Officers allegedly observed Marrero, 42, of West Livingston Street in Allentown, driving near Broadway and Fiot streets, and officers recognized him and stopped him to verify his license was suspended.

While search of the vehicle police allegedly found a loaded Taurus .45 caliber pistol and 136 grams of loose heroin.

Marrero is charged with intent to deliver hroin and carrying a frirearm without a license. He was remanded to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail.

Election Policy

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Local News

A message to candidates, and our readers

As we approach the Nov. 8 General Election, the Bethlehem Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials is the Oct. 6 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Letters to the Editor supporting a candidate needed to be received by The Press no later than by 5 p.m. Oct. 21.

George Taylor, editor

Karen E. Cunningham, college office manager

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Karen E. Cunningham, 66, of Bethlehem, died unexpectedly on April 14 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Marjorie (Weil) Vandergrift of Allentown and the late Frederick H. Vandergrift. She was the wife of Timothy Cunningham for 35 years.

She was a 1969 graduate from Dieruff High School.

She worked for General Electric for 16 years. She then was an office manager at Muhlenberg College for more than 25 years.

She attended Christ Church U.C.C., Bethlehem.

Around Town

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

A full calendar appears on the Bethlehem Press website, but due to space constraints, for ongoing events, email, visit or call the following:

Salvation Army: Call 610-867-4681 for schedule.

Bethlehem Area Public Library: daily. Call 610-867-3761(main) or 610 867-7852 (south side) or visit (main) or (south side); for the newsletter, visit 11 W. Church St. (main location) and 400 Webster St. (south side branch).