Bethlehem Press

Monday, May 27, 2019

MARTIN TOWER IMPLOSION

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Area photographer captures ‘A Final Look’

The twisted orange steel girders are piled like bundles of firewood for a bonfire. The steel and glass tower rising from between them seems to be stoically awaiting its fiery fate. “Kindling” (2019; archival print; 20 by 30 inches) and other digital photographs by Glenn Koehler will grace the walls of Fox Optical & Gallery at 25 E. Third Street through June 29. Koehler’s exhibit, “A Final Look: Inside the Last Days of Martin Tower,” features images captured inside and out of the soon to be demolished former headquarters for Bethlehem Steel.

Martin’s lasting legacy The implosion of the tower is symbolic of the fall of the company and Bethlehem’s recent resurgence

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by ROBERT W. BILHEIMER in Local News

For residents of the Lehigh Valley, the implosion of Martin Tower, once the corporate headquarters of Bethlehem Steel Corporation, has been a hot-button topic. Locals have mixed views on the behemoth, from those that miss the good ol’ days of ‘the Steel’ to those who see the building as a symbol of corporate grandeur. Love it or hate it, Martin Tower has been a landmark in Bethlehem, and its place in the skyline will be missed.

Cedarbrook renovation one step closer

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners defeated 4–5 a major step in getting the renovation of the Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation facility started. Commissioners gave a first reading to a resolution that “indicates [Commissioner’s] support for a facility plan which meets the facility standards set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.”

The resolution would have authorized County personnel “to take all such further action including any necessary transfer of funds, and to executed additional documents” as appropriate to carry out the project.

Gov. Wolf increases liquid fuels distribution to municipalities for local roads and bridges

Saturday, May 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has committed $500.7 million in liquid fuels payments to help certified municipalities maintain their roads and bridges.

“Pennsylvania has the fifth-largest state-maintained road system in the country, and the locally owned network is even larger,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “Mobility and safety on all our state’s roadways is critical, which is why Governor Wolf has proposed Restore Pennsylvania to improve roadways in all our communities.”

LEHIGH COUNTY

Saturday, May 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

(Vote for One)

Democrat - William A Ehrlich

Democrat - Rashid Santiago

Democrat - Tom Capehart

Democrat - Jared J Hanna

Democrat- Anna-Kristie Morffi Marks

Democrat - Eric Dowdle

Democrat - Zachary Cohen

Republican - Anna-Kristie Morffi Marks

Republican - Tom Capehart

Republican -Zachary Cohen

Republican -Rashid Santiago

Republican - Jared J Hanna

Republican - Eric Dowdle

Republican - William A Ehrlich

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