Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Gracedale rating concerns continue Current director reviews 11 deficiencies and how they are being addressed

Monday, February 11, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Northampton County Council’s Feb. 7 agenda was empty. Council members were apparently looking forward to a 15-minute meeting. A negative report card from the state Department of Health concerning Gracedale could be discussed later. Council suddenly reversed course after criticism on social media. That health inspection was discussed in detail.

Executive Lamont McClure started by saying he regrets not having fired Premier, the nursing home’s administrator, last year. Premier was still Gracedale’s manager at the time of a health inspection that resulted in 11 deficiencies.

Article By: The Press

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Bob Freeman, D-136th

Office: 215 Northampton St., Easton

Phones: 610-253-5543; 717-783-3815,

R.K. LAROS SILK COMPANY Keeping the story from slipping away

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The R. K. Laros Foundation and the Industrial Archives and Library hosted a joint reception at the Industrial Archives and Library to thank the nearly 30 individuals who have participated in the organizations’ joint Laros Oral History Project and to provide an interim report on the results of the Project to date.

Launched in March 2017, The Laros Oral History Project is documenting the history and impact of the R. K. Laros Silk Company on the Lehigh Valley community from the perspective of the everyday lives of employees and their families.

PLCB offers grants to reduce underage and dangerous drinking

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is now accepting applications for grants to fund programs that discourage and reduce underage and dangerous drinking and promote a message of responsible alcohol consumption by those of legal drinking age.

Eligible grant applicants include Pennsylvania school districts and institutions of higher education (including technical, trade, and post-secondary establishments), community organizations, municipal police departments, municipal officials/representatives, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Retired firefighter up for city council

Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News

David A. Saltzer, resident of South Bethlehem, announced Feb. 5 he is joining the race for Bethlehem City Council. Saltzer, a registered Democrat, has been a longtime advocate for city support of first responders, as well as investment in the city’s working class.

“I’ve grown up in this beautiful city, and I had the privilege of serving as a Bethlehem City Firefighter for 15 years. Since I was a teenager, I’ve held multiple jobs at one time to make ends meet, and I want to represent the hard working people of Bethlehem,” Saltzer says.

Contest winner gets peek at PEEPS

Monday, February 11, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Have you ever wanted to see how and where your favorite candies are made? PEEPS lovers, listen up-this one’s for you.

The PEEPS brand is partnering with the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley with a nationwide sweepstakes. United Way’s mission is to enhance the lives of its community members by assessing their personal needs. PEEPS will be working with United Way to support education initiatives by raising funds for various student programs with the hopes of raising student’s reading scores.