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HanoverTownship Reilly's 55+ community gets approval

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

When Hanover Township Supervisors met on July 24, they directed their solicitor to terminate their legal challenge to Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ). That's where developer J.B. Reilly has plans for office buildings, a luxury hotel and housing.

But that's not all.

Supervisors also approved plans for Reilly's 55+ active adult community on Bridle Path Road, located next to the former St. Frances Academy.

'A true angel' Musikfest thanks Linny Fowler with its Founders Award

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by PAT KESLING Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Calling major patron Marlene "Linny" Fowler "an all around wonderful person, an angel," Jeff Parks, president and CEO of ArtsQuest, thanked her and presented her with this year's Musikfest Founders Award at Musikfest opening ceremonies Friday night at the new Americaplatz at the SteelStacks campus on Bethlehem's Southside.

Bethlehem Zoners nix Center Street office

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Bethlehem zoners have denied a use variance that would have permitted developer Abe Atiyeh to relocate his offices from Whitehall Manor to a residence at the northeast corner of Center Street and Dewberry Avenue. Following a three-hour hearing July 23, attended by approximately 40 neighborhood opponents, Atiyeh's application was denied by a 4-0 vote.

This week in Bethlehem history Sayre Observatory

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by KAREN SAMUELS Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Sayre Observatory, the second building erected at Lehigh University campus in 1868, no longer functions as an observatory and was moved in 2005 from its original site. Today, it is called the Sayre building and houses the Graduate Student Council.

After Alfred Marshall Mayer was hired by Lehigh University as professor of physics and astronomy for the college's first year in 1866, he pleaded with the college board of trustees to build and equip an observatory.

Technology assists sheriff's dept.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by CAROL SMITH Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

A new information sharing system and a records management system will be welcome for needed technology advancements for Northampton County's sheriff's department.

At Northampton County Council's Aug. 2 meeting, Sheriff Randall Miller received council's approval to purchase a county-wide COBRA information sharing system and a digital records management system.

Hellertown Council increases pool rates

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Due to recent incidents at the Hellertown pool, Hellertown Borough Council July 16 unanimously approved increasing pool rates from $5 to $10 for adults and from $4 to $8 for children.

Rate changes resulted from discussions July 2 regarding reports of recent thefts, parents leaving children unattended at the pool, the use of inappropriate language and failure to follow pool rules.

Councilwoman Gail Nolf said the rate increases are necessary to help reduce the influx of non-residents.