Bethlehem Press

Sunday, January 21, 2018

First meeting of year informational

Monday, January 15, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Bethlehem Authority members gathered for the first time this year Jan. 11 and began with the annual reorganization meeting, at which positions such as secretary and treasurer usually hop to somebody else and longtime employees and associates are quickly voted on for retention.

John Tallarico will once again serve as president of the body, a position he has held before for several years and which other members appear perfectly satisfied with. Following the rapid votes, Executive Director Stephen Repasch eyed the clock with a smile, saying, “Seven minutes.”

Boscola: $4M in state grants for local projects

Monday, January 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

State Sen. Lisa Boscola announced Dec. 22 a total of $4 million in state grants for four local development and infrastructure projects.

“These funds will be used for key land development, infrastructure work, building development and parking improvements,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state support for local efforts that spur economic development, investment and create jobs.”

The projects include:

Boscola: $4M in state grants for local projects

Monday, January 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

State Sen. Lisa Boscola announced Dec. 22 a total of $4 million in state grants for four local development and infrastructure projects.

“These funds will be used for key land development, infrastructure work, building development and parking improvements,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state support for local efforts that spur economic development, investment and create jobs.”

The projects include:

New commissioners take their seats

Monday, January 15, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

One incumbent and two newly elected Bethlehem Township Commissioners were sworn in on Jan. 2 by Magisterial District Judge Pat Broscius. They are Mike Hudak, John Gallagher and John Merhottein. Hudak was also re-elected President of the board in a 3-2 vote, with Malissa Davis and Tom Nolan dissenting. Tom Nolan was unanimously elected Vice President.

Gallagher is a retired architect who became interested in Bethlehem Township government when developer Traditions of America sought approval of a senior community at Green Pond. He is a Democrat.