Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

National Night Out leaves impression

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by TIM HEALY in Local News

Council reflected on the success of the recent National Night Out at the Aug. 13 meeting.

With rain nowhere in sight, the well-attended sixth annual National Night Out took place from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Freemansburg’s Gerald Yob municipal park.

The event served as an opportunity for people to learn more about the Freemansburg Police and Fire departments and aimed to strengthen the relationship between officers and Freemansburg Township.

Water damage to pool substantial

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by TIM HEALY in Local News

Hanover Township supervisors opened the floor to residents with questions or concerns regarding the closure of the Hanover Community Center Pool July 24.

At the previous meeting, Township Manager John Finnigan explained how 180,000 gallons of water were lost through three broken pipes when they attempted to fill the pool at the beginning of the summer, leading to underground voids both under and beside the pool, as well as the potential danger of sinkholes.

Finnigan said the board would now have to consult with sonar companies for a complete evaluation of the issue.

Friendship Park gets a facelift

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by TIM HEALY in Local News

Bethlehem officials, council members and residents gathered at Northside’s Friendship Park recently to witness the reveal of new playground equipment. The opening was part of the Northside 2027 Neighborhood Plan aimed to strengthen residential areas north of downtown Bethlehem.

“Of all the recreational opportunities across the city, our neighborhood parks are, in my opinion, the most important,” said Recreation Director Jodi Evans. “They are a place for play, for exercise and for community gathering. For many children, friendships and even life-long bonds are formed at our parks.”

National Night Out set for Aug. 6

Monday, July 15, 2019 by TIM HEALY in Local News

Freemansburg Borough Council announced July 2 the police department will be hosting the fifth annual National Night Out Against Crime in August. The event aims to create a safer community by strengthening the relationships between police and residents.

All are invited for a family-friendly night of food, drinks and entertainment. Activities will include inflatables, face-painting, carnival games, raffle prizes and more.

Summer swimming schemes sunk

Monday, July 8, 2019 by TIM HEALY in Local News

Dissatisfied residents brought their concerns regarding the municipal pool closure to supervisors June 25

Township Manager John Finnigan explained that when workers attempted to fill the pool before summer’s start, they found something peculiar. “There are at least three broken pipes underneath the pool. As soon as we had put water in, we lost 180,000 gallons. My guess is there aren’t only voids under the pool, but beside the pool underneath the deck.

Roads focus of boro summer work

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by TIM HEALY in Local News

Roadway safety improvements were the order of the day June 18, as the borough prepares for summer events.

Council members agreed to change the start time for Freemansburg Elementary’s flashing school zone signs from 7 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. During dark winter mornings, drivers will be better notified of students who cross Kossuth, Monroe, Linden and Oak streets from 6:45 a.m. onward.