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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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.

State gives $342K for $2.9M system

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

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.

PPL grant to fund Allentown Salvation Army youth enrichment program

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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.

Economic development investments will benefit Northampton County, others

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Great ride, great cause

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.