Bethlehem City Council unanimously approved the transfer of a liquor license to McCarthy's Tea Room on Main Street at its Aug. 6 meeting.
The liquor license will allow the downtown business to stay open later hours and expanded seating, including rooftop seating has been planned.
Howard Lieberman of Business and Community Financing Solutions LLC. said business will now stay open until 11 p.m. on weeknights and longer on the weekends, but he was unsure of the exact time.
Bethlehem's YWCA will honor area volunteers and staff members during its 86th Annual Business Meeting luncheon Aug. 15 at Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem at 3604 Farmersville Rd.
The event, which is open to the public, costs $35 and includes a luncheon and keynote address by Karen Green, dean of students for Muhlenberg College, entitled "21st Century College Women: Opportunities and Challenges."
Following the keynote address, the YWCA of Bethlehem will present the following awards:
oVolunteer of the Year Award, Beth Ann Boyer;
Fountain Hill Borough Council voted 4-1 during its Aug. 5 meeting to terminate a police officer who was charged with a DUI.
"I am regrettably making a recommendation that James Scoble be terminated as a result of [his] DUI arrest and aggravating factors," said Mayor Jose Rosado before the council's vote. Scoble allegedly crashed his vehicle into a utility pole on the night of Dec. 16 last year.
Casting the lone dissenting vote, Councilwoman Helen Halleman said that "we are all human" before adding that council could "turn a life around" by not terminating Scoble.
A 42-year-old Orefield man died July 27 while trimming trees in Bethlehem.
Robert Rogers III died due to electrocution, said Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek.
His death has been ruled an accident.
Rogers was using a bucket truck when he contacted one of the 12-kilovolt lines near the eastern end of Sand Island at the Minsi Trail Bridge.
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission CEO Mark Compton joined Governor Tom Corbett at the Turnpike's Trevose Maintenance Facility in Bensalem July 30 to officially kickoff the start of the $500 million Stage 1 of the project to connect the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Interstate 95, finally completing the nation's original Interstate Highway System and improving travel through the Mid-Atlantic.
Compassion and professionalism were highly evident on Main Street Sunday afternoon when a pedestrian fell and hit his head on the roadway. Stunned and bloodied as a result of his fall, he was comforted by two passersby who immediately called 9-1-1. Within a couple of minutes, two fire inspectors were on the scene aiding the gentleman and they also dialed 9-1-1. Another two minutes and an ambulance was on the scene stabilizing him and readying him for transport to a hospital for medical care.