Nazareth Ambulance Corps (NAC) continues to be Northampton County Council's favorite non-emergency transport service for Gracedale nursing home residents.
By a 3-6 vote, council members refused to award a contract to LifeStar Response for medical transport services at Gracedale, the county-owned nursing facility in Nazareth.
Sixty medical students were honored at a recent reception hosted by Richard A. Anderson, president & CEO of St. Luke's University Health Network, and Joel C. Rosenfeld, MD, M. Ed, FACS, chief academic officer of St. Luke's University Health Network & Senior Associate Dean of The Temple University School of Medicine.
More than 150 guests welcomed the students who comprise the first two years the Temple/St. Luke's Medical School. Guests included St. Luke's administrators, trustees, donors and members of the medical staff. The gala was held at Saucon Valley Country Club.
The Southside branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library reopened its doors to the public at noon March 27, after completion of $500,000 in renovations. Patrons of the branch can now experience a brighter, more spacious atmosphere, along with new and enlarged children's and youth areas and modern furnishings.
The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley hosted a state budget forum at Northampton Community College March 28, featuring state and local representatives and a panel of guest speakers who shared their perspectives on the burgeoning budget process.
Scores of local activists, government officials and nonprofit leaders filled the sixth-floor hall at the Fowler Family Southside Campus for the mostly informational meeting.
Councilman Thomas Rieger has announced his bid for re-election.
A key promise of his first campaign was to open up the borough's government to its residents. Over the last three years, Rieger built an interactive borough website so that residents can find important information and keep up to date with community events.
He holds a bachelor of science in business management from East Stroudsburg University. He currently work for Lehigh Valley Health Network in the Supply Chain Management Division.