Bethlehem Press

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Boscola announces $638K in parks grants

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded a total of $638,200 in Recreation and Conservation grants in the 18th Senatorial District through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) specifically for Community Parks (Development, Planning, Small Community) and Partnerships projects.


Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County

Commissioner (4 yrs. 4 seats)

Hartzell, Dan (D) 30,010 14.7%

Smalls, Zakiya (D) 24,953 12.2%

Harrington, Dave (D) 26,255 12.9%

Elbich, Bob (D) 25,407 12.5%

Nothstein, Marty (R) 24,456 12.0%

Osborne, Brad (R) 24,455 12.0%

Pineda, Antonio A. (R) 22,190 10.9%

Nemes, Dennis (R) 22,363 11.0%

Schutter, Matthew (L) 3,870 1.9%

Controller (4 yrs. 1 seat)

Pinsley, Mark (D) 28,697 51.0%

Eckhart, Glenn (R) 27,624 49.0%

Judge of the Superior Court (10 yrs. 2 seats)

Traditions raises money for MS

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

With the help of Traditions of Hanover resident, Edith Schwartz, the independent senior living community is working together to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis, more commonly known as MS.

During Family Day held on Sunday, Sept. 8, residents, their families, and staff came together for the cause, which helped to raise over $400 from the sale of 50/50 and basket raffle tickets.

‘It starts from the top’

Monday, November 18, 2019 by THERESA O’BRIEN in Local News

Parents cite Broughal principal, faculty

In June, BASD selected Broughal MS for a Comprehensive Support & Improvement (CSI) plan, based on the school’s three-year average of math and English Language Arts (ELA) scores on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests administered annually to eighth-graders. Broughal’s CSI plan, using $545,000 of Title I federal funds, encompasses three main areas: culture and mindset; instruction and assessment; and professional development.


Monday, November 18, 2019 by LANI GOINS in Local News

Pet care business competition focus

The Factory in the arts district of South Bethlehem hosted a Pet Innovation Challenge Oct. 2 and 3. One hundred innovative pet companies had applied. Ten were selected to compete. Each was allotted a short timed period to present their product. Audience members were able to ask questions at the end of each presentation.

The event began with a evening reception Oct. 2, during which guests could enjoy food prepared in the Factory’s test kitchen, and browse displays for all ten contestants, and meet them.


Monday, November 18, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Students, staff honor veterans

Students and staff welcomed and honored several dozen veterans at the Miller Heights Elementary School’s 19th annual Veterans Day program Nov. 12.

“Thank you veterans for coming. Your attendance helps our students understand how important this day is,” Principal Deborah Roeder said.

Miller Heights fifth grade students performed a number of patriotic readings and songs to honor veterans who were present and elsewhere. Students from each grade delivered hand-written letters which are forwarded to veterans and active service members.

SOUTH SIDES TASK FORCE-LU police to take kids shopping

Monday, November 18, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Lehigh University Police patrol officer Lora Martin described the department’s “Shop with a Lehigh Cop” program for financially disadvantaged families at the Mayor’s South Side Task Force meeting Oct. 29. Lehigh University Police Department receives referrals from Southside schools and other stakeholders in the area to help select families of kids age 10 or younger to participate in the annual program.