Bethlehem Press

Friday, October 19, 2018

Parking ticket increase requested

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Bethlehem Parking Authority asked the Bethlehem City Council to approve increased penalties for motorists who violate the city’s parking ordinance. The requested revision to the parking ordinance, with a few exceptions, would double the penalty for most infractions.

Bethlehem Parking Authority Executive Director Kevin Livingston’s letter to the Council President Adam Waldron didn’t give a reason for the proposed price hike, except to say that the Parking Authority board unanimously approves of it.

Local school safety grants announced

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

State Sen. Lisa Boscola Friday announced a total of $130,902 in state grants to improve safety and security in area schools.

“These grant dollars will enable schools to fund safety programs, hire security personnel and purchase security-related equipment,” Boscola said. “I’m pleased with this round of funding and will continue to seek state support to help our school boards and administrators make our schools safer and more secure.”

Sign presented for 2014 Community of Distinction

Monday, October 8, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Having successfully clawed its way out of the desperate years following the collapse of the Bethlehem Steel Corp., the city has since rejuvenated itself and become something of an example to other communities suffering the loss of major businesses. In 2014, Bethlehem was the first municipality honored by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and named a Community of Distinction for its recovery and redevelopment efforts.

Lehigh, city seek input on streetscape

Monday, October 8, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Adrienne McNeil-Washington brought the Mayor’s South Side Task Force up to speed Sept. 25 with what’s happening at Lehigh University, where she works for the Community & Regional Affairs department. She reported progress on Southside Commons, Lehigh’s new housing facility for upperclassmen at Brodhead and Packer avenues, including the opening of an interim leasing office at 408 Adams St.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Monday, October 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

VIA Marathon draws 1,437 participants

The VIA Marathon was held recently with the downhill course starting at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown recently.

The course proceeded to the Lehigh Parkway, past the Fish Hatchery, across a covered bridge and headed toward the Lehigh River.

At mile seven, runners entered the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Mile 12 placed the runners in Bethlehem with a run through the 18th Century Industrial Quarter. Canal locks, a boat launch and several parks made up the run to Easton.

Apple Days 2018 Everything apple ... except iPhones

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

To celebrate the arrival of the apple harvest and the beginning of fall, Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites sponsored its fifth annual Apple Days festival in early September.

The Burnside Plantation, location of a colonial farm during Bethlehem’s earliest years, was the site of activities of all sorts that attracted a large audience. Kids crowded into the petting zoo and played in a small maze, many with their faces painted. Older guests listened to talks and demonstrations of early farm technology or enjoyed fiddlers who played traditional music.

School receives bronze medal ranking

Monday, October 8, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

On Sept. 25 Saucon Valley HS Principel Tamara Gary shared with the school board Saucon Valley HS’s bronze medal ranking from U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools Rankings list. Saucon Valley was ranked #151 in Pennsylvania. It’s the second year in a row Saucon Valley has attained bronze status.

Gary said they will be hanging a sign in the school to celebrate the achievement.

Parking ticket increase requested

Monday, October 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Bethlehem Parking Authority asked the Bethlehem City Council to approve increased penalties for motorists who violate the city’s parking ordinance. The requested revision to the parking ordinance, with a few exceptions, would double the penalty for most infractions.

Bethlehem Parking Authority Executive Director Kevin Livingston’s letter to the Council President Adam Waldron didn’t give a reason for the proposed price hike, except to say that the Parking Authority board unanimously approves of it.

Knowles blasts Dems

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by BRUCE FRASSINELLI in Local News

House reduction fails

State Rep. Jerry Knowles, R-Schuylkill-Carbon, called out House Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny, Wednesday for the failure of Knowles’ House-reduction bill last week.

Knowles has been on the forefront of an effort to reduce the size of the state House of Representatives from its current 203 members to 151. The original bill left the 50-member state Senate intact.

Last week, three Republicans joined with all 14 Democrats on the House Rules Committee to amend Knowles’ original bill to include a reduction in the number of senators from 50 to 38.