Bethlehem Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

HELLERTOWN-Council approves road, traffic projects

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Council unanimously approved the 2019 Hellertown Road Project, which consists of repaving a number of streets in the borough that need attention. With warmer weather coming the project will begin soon, but no specific date mentioned.

The project will cover Constitution Avenue from Walnut to Magnolia streets, Magnolia to Durham Streets, and Whitaker Street from West High to Bachman streets.

Mess Night honors service members

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

U.S. Marines and their guests convened at a formal Mess Night March 16 at Bethlehem’s Best Western hotel ball room for an evening of camaraderie and to honor one of Lehigh Valley’s most senior ranking military officers, U.S. Air Force Major General Gerald Still with the Marine Corps League’s Distinguished Citizen Award.

Still also received a Pennsylvania Senate Commendation from Matthew D. Szuchyt the Deputy Director of Policy and Communication for Pa. State Senator Pat Browne.

Article By: ANOTHER VIEW-Marijuana: Gateway drug or relatively benign? Julie Swan Special to the Bethlehem Press


I entered adulthood in the mid-60s (marriage, children), and while I had vaguely heard of marijuana, I’d never heard about anyone using it in college, or anywhere else, until…

By the late 60s, people we knew who were not yet out in the “real world,” who were a little younger, or who had gone on to graduate school or military service, made us aware that they were quite familiar with the substance.Within a few years, we frequently began to see it in use at parties, rock concerts, etc.

Boscola backs Greenway project

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

A bill was sent to Governor Tom Wolf’s desk after clearing the State House of Representatives this week. The legislation (House Bill 18) will legally authorize a Greenway project uniting five different parks from several municipalities along Jordan Creek.

“I applaud local our government leaders for planning this impressive project that will be enjoyed by residents and visitors for many years to come,” Boscola said. “I am always happy to help coordinate state government authorization and assistance to help advance these kinds of local recreational and economic development efforts.

2019 Linny Award winners named

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The ArtsQuest Foundation is honored to announce that four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Carol Guzy will receive the Foundation’s prestigious Pinnacle of the Arts Award at the fourth Linny Awards ceremony Nov. 14, 6 p.m., at the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café at SteelStacks. The Pinnacle of the Arts Award is presented to an individual who has lived or currently resides in the Lehigh Valley and has achieved national or international distinction in the visual, literary or performing arts.

NORCO-Is Gracedale home understaffed?

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Is Gracedale understaffed? That was a major point of discussion at Northampton County council’s April 4 meeting.

According to statistics maintained by Medicare and published online, the staffing at Gracedale is considered “average” in a nursing home that otherwise has below average grades. The nurses who work there, however, insist the facility needs more workers. They’ve been pretty vocal about it in recent NorCo Council meetings.