Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jeanne McNeill accepts 133rd nomination

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

With an overwhelming endorsement by the Lehigh County Democratic Executive Committee and the state’s Democratic leadership Oct. 4, Jeanne McNeill accepted the party’s nomination to fill the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has been vacant since the Sept. 8 death of her husband, Daniel.

The 133rd District includes portions of Hanover (Lehigh County), Whitehall and Salisbury townships, Bethlehem (Lehigh County) and Catasauqua, Coplay and Fountain Hill boroughs.

Molony nominated as Republican candidate for 133rd Legislative District

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

David Molony of Catasauqua was unanimously selected as the Republican nominee to run for the State Representative seat in the 133rdLegislative District. The selection was announced Weds. October 11, by the Republican Committee of the Lehigh County.

The seat was left vacant by the death of Representative Dan McNeil.

A special election will be held on Tuesday, December 5.

Article By: Ed Courrier Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission granted a certificate of appropriateness for an ambitious project to convert the former Lehigh Valley Cold Storage facility at 321 Adams St. into 30 apartments during the Sept. 18 Banana Factory meeting. Lehigh University, which owns the warehouse, was represented by developers Charlie Jefferson and Duane Wagoner from Jefferson-Weiner LLC and architect Tom Gerchk. Named “Brinker Lofts” in tribute to the cold storage company’s founder Adam Brinker, the massive five-story red brick 1890s era structure fills the block between E.

It’s not your grandfather’s middle school

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Nitschmann MS hosted an open house Oct. 4 for the public to showcase the new $53.1 million, 180,000-square-foot building.

The evening began with Principal Peter Mayes giving a brief introduction in the school’s auditorium before inviting everyone to explore the new school. Many teachers and students were posted around the campus and in classrooms to greet the public and answer questions.

Article By: Doug Graves Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh Commissioners voted OCt. 11 to appeal U.S. District Judge Edward Smith’s ruling in favor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation in their suit against Lehigh County’s continued use of a Christian cross in the county seal.

The 6–3 vote came after an executive session when commissioners discussed the case. In public session three commissioners voted against appealing the decision: David Jones, Geoff Brace and Dan Hartzell.

Cooking: Love made visible New Bethany Ministries celebrates its renovated kitchen

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by JOANNA IRELAND in Local News

It’s been a long time coming, but the New Bethany Ministries’ Mollard Hospitality Center and kitchen received its first makeover since 2004, courtesy of several generous private donors, members of the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem congregation, and Boyle Construction.

The kitchen serves two daily meals, Monday – Friday, a meal on alternating Sundays, and special holiday meals for approximately 150 people each day. In 2016, the kitchen served over 57,000 meals.

City announces public meeting for parking review

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

City administrators have announced upcoming public presentations of a citywide parking study and an online survey, open for the public.

The Bethlehem Parking Authority invites residents to attend a presentation Oct. 24 at noon at Northampton Community College’s Fowler Campus classroom 623, and 6 p.m. that evening in city call. DESMAN Parking Consultants will provide an update on the status of the study, initial findings from their data collection and outreach and timeline for completion of this engagement.