Bethlehem Press

Friday, July 28, 2017

STATE Boscola votes for budget

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

State Sen. Lisa Boscola said in a release June 30 she voted yes to the bipartisan passage of the 2017-18 state appropriation bill, which must now go to the House for approval.

She said, “I voted for this budget bill [House Bill 218] because it makes key investments in education and successful economic development programs and will make our state government run more effectively and efficiently.

Helen G. Barbarics, of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Helen G. Barbarics, 95, of Bethlehem died July 10, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice. Born in Hellertown, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence Gubish and Magdalena Lazar Gubish. She was the wife of the late Ernest Barbarics.

She worked for the Bethlehem Steel, the U.S. Navy (in California) and for Hellertown Manufacturing until she took retirement, after which she worked part time at Rich Mar Florist and Muhlenberg Hospital.

She was an altar coordinator and was on the church council and the music and worship committee at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for 22 years.

Phone scam targets senior citizens

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin and Lehigh County Agency on Aging and Adult Services want to alert area seniors about a scam that recently came to light. It involves seniors receiving phone calls purportedly from the agency on aging and adult services.

Consumers are getting calls that appear to come from that office’s general telephone number – 610-782-3034. Aging and adult services is not making these calls. In fact, the office’s caller ID number would not show that number.

Sacred Heart Lab gets accreditation

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory based on results of an on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.

The facility’s director, Diane Guerrero, MT, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided. Sacred Heart Hospital Laboratory is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.

Salisbury resident now GLVR official

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sean LaSalle, a sales associate in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, Realtors® Macungie Office, was installed as president-elect of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors® (GLVR). LaSalle will work to improve the GLVR and advocate for home ownership and economic growth.

LaSalle resides in Salisbury Township with his wife, Patricia, and their two children.