Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

High hopes at Broughal MS School improvement plan envisioned as the foundation for a stronger South Side

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by THERESA O’BRIEN in Local News

“You can’t have a strong South Bethlehem without a strong Broughal,” asserts Dr. Jack Silva. Bethlehem Area School District assistant superintendent. Silva is clearly proud of the recently upgraded facilities at Broughal MS, as well as the school’s partnerships with the South Side community, including Lehigh University, the Hispanic Center, and the Bethlehem Area Public Library.

Report: Many Pa. families struggling

Thursday, August 22, 2019 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON AND NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

More than 1.8 million families in Pennsylvania who don’t qualify for federal assistance still struggle to afford essentials like housing, food, child care and transportation, according to a recently released United Way of Pennsylvania report. This represents about 37 percent of households in the commonwealth.

Because despite earning above the federal poverty level, the United Way of Pennsylvania’s Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed – or ALICE – report says, those families’ incomes fall short of the basic cost of living.

Neighbor slams proposed gate

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Historical and Architectural Review Board tabled a proposal Aug. 7 by Dan Ault for 251 E. Church St. requesting a certificate of appropriateness for a new gate at the side rear of the house owned by Madeline Peters.

His application to erect a three-foot wide by six-foot high solid wood cedar gate with black wrought-iron hardware, hung between two four- by-four premium kiln-dried posts, was interrupted by his next-door neighbor. Cheryl Dougan, the owner of 253 E. Church St., requested a delay in voting. She cited unresolved issues between her and the other property owner.

MusikFest public safety by the numbers

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Total Adults Arrested – (34)

Total Juveniles (under 18) - (4)


1 - 2004……..44 2 - 2005……...37

3 - 2006……..56 4 - 2007……...48

5 - 2008……..53 6 - 2009…..….64

7 - 2010……. 77 8 - 2011…..….81

9 - 2012……..60 10 -2013……..34

11 -2014……..41 12 -2015……..22

13 -2016……..16 14 -2017……..36

15 -2018……..20 16- 2019……..38


by Age Group:

Under 18 years (4)

18 – 22 years (3)

23 plus (31)

Police’s MusikFest scorecard: 38 out of 1.2M

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by MARK DILUZIO BETHLEHEM POLICE CHIEF in Local News

Each year, an estimated one million people (approximately 1.2 million in 2019) come to the city of Bethlehem to enjoy Musikfest. Each year, Bethlehem Police, with assistance from multiple outside agencies, police Musikfest to keep it safe. This is done in addition to our normal patrols that occur every day, 365 days a year. The policing of Musikfest and the safety of all who attend is a high priority for the Bethlehem Police Department.