Bethlehem Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Residents address water quality threats

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Over 70 people attended a recent clean water forum held in south Bethlehem’s Fowler Center to hear a panel of stakeholders discuss the threats to the area’s drinking water Feb. 28. ‘The Water We Share: Protecting Water Quality in the Lehigh Valley’ was hosted by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, PennFuture and the Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network.

Area environmental organizations provided outreach materials prior to the panel presentation.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

‘Thank you for saving my life’ cancer survivor exclaims to surgeon at reunion

“Thank you for saving my life,” were the first words cancer survivor Jennifer Newland, 47, of Roseto, spoke to her colorectal surgeon John S. Park, M.D., as she rushed to embrace him at a colon cancer community information forum held March 7 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Newland was at the forum as a testament that colon cancer, caught early enough, can be overcome.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Attendees voice support

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman brought his 67-county recreational marijuana legalization tour to Bethlehem April 7, drawing about 150 to the ArtsQuest Center.

Fetterman has been soliciting feedback from Pennsylvania residents.

“It’s an issue people feel very passionate about for and against,” Fetterman said as he established ground rules for the 90-minute session in which residents could state their case, and nearly two dozen did.

Fetterman was joined on stage by Pa. Senator Lisa Boscola (D-18) and Easton Mayor Sal Panto.

‘Loud at the library’

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 by ALLI POCZAK in Local News

BAPL open house showcases new recording studio

The growing presence of music and arts in Bethlehem took another step forward as the Bethlehem Area Public Library opened its new recording studio for tours Feb. 23. Studio 11 is located in the basement floor of BAPL’s Main Library and during the Saturday open house the studio was filled with eager musicians ready to start learning and collaborating.

Boscola secures $4.22M in grants for county

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Sen. Lisa Boscola has announced state funding totaling over $4.22 million for seven projects in Northampton County.

“I’m pleased to announce the approval of these state funds allocated to help expedite important projects that will improve the quality of life, increase community safety and enhance our environment,” Boscola said. “I will continue to seek state funding and resources for local efforts aimed at making our community a better place to live and work. All seven of these grants will help fund and advance worthwhile local projects.”