Pennsylvania’s Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) recently awarded the County of Lehigh a $50,000 grant through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG). The recipients will be the County Sheriff’s Office and Adult Probation.
JAG provides seed money to assist state and local government entities in implementing a wide range of drug enforcement, correctional treatment/supervision, victim services, juvenile justice and criminal justice system improvement projects, according to PCCD.
Senator Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton) announced today that $251,884.81 in competitive 2019-20 Safe Schools Targeted grants were awarded in the 18th Senatorial District through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools.
Adriana Santos brought the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) traditions of Mexico alive Oct 31 at the Bethlehem Public Library’s South Side Branch. She explained the annual three-day observation has its origins in the blending of the cultures and religions of the indigenous people of the Americas and the Spanish who conquered them.
Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of State, Kathy Boockvar, visited Northampton County on Thursday to present a $341,970 check to help pay for the $2.9 million Express Vote XL voting system approved by County Council in May. The County intends to use this system, which combines a 32-inch touch screen with a voter-verifiable paper trail, in November’s election.
The Salvation Army, Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 sustaining grant from the PPL Foundation.
The much-needed funds will support Youth Enrichment Programs at The Salvation Army Allentown Corps.
More than 110 children currently enrolled in the Allentown Corps’ Youth Enrichment Program will benefit from the generous donation.
The Allentown Corps provides a wide array of services to help nurture children’s love of learning.
The Corps’ Youth Department offers a safe, positive and motivating environment for youngsters to learn and grow.
Governor Tom Wolf has announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for eight businesses in five counties. The loans will enable the purchase, construction, and renovation of facilities and will help create and retain thousands of jobs across the commonwealth.
After years of debate, lengthy meetings and several plan revisions, Bethlehem Township Commissioners voted over a year ago to approve an active senior community at Green Pond Country Club. But if you drive by, you’ll see no homes being built.
Bikers came from as far away as West Virginia, New Jersey and New York to participate.
The ninth annual Tucker’s Toy Run was held Nov. 2, as sunny weather encouraged over 700 bikers to make the ride from Northampton to St. Luke’s University Hospital’s Fountain Hill campus to deliver well over a thousand toys for pediatric patients throughout the hospital’s system.
“The success we have is because of all of you,” said organizer Rick Nauman.