Bethlehem Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

State police bolster schools support

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

With the goal of serving as a community resource and to support safe learning environments, Governor Tom Wolf and Acting Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Commissioner Lieutenant Colonel Robert Evanchick announced last week that station commanders will ensure troopers visit schools and colleges located in their primary coverage areas on a consistent basis.

The support of and desire for school resource officers was a repeated outcome from the School Safety Task Force statewide meetings.


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

The Bethlehem school board has heard the last update on the Nitschmann MS building replacement process.

Chief Facilities and Operation Officer Mark Stein addressed the board recently with great enthusiasm and took a moment to thank the design team, engineers and consultants who worked so hard on designing and constructing the new school.

Banana Factory’s expansion Preliminary plan divides project into four phases

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

ArtsQuest representatives approached the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission Sept. 12 for input on plans to dramatically alter the block of buildings that make up the Banana Factory Arts & Education Center at the Sept. 17 meeting. ArtsQuest CEO Kassie Hilgert, MKSD architect Todd Chambers, and Joe Klocek of Boyle Construction provided the board with a detailed presentation on the project for 25 West Third St.

Task force focuses on City Lights

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

After returning from summer break, the Mayor’s South Side Task Force got back to business July 31 with a discussion of the Community Action Development Corp. (CADCB) of Bethlehem’s City Lights neighborhood that is in its initial planning stages. “Both of those cul-de-sacs were cut in years ago by a developer who went broke,” said SSTF Chairman Roger Hudak, adding, “The infrastructure for the buildings is in.

Turbine plan spins on despite legal hurdles

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The Authority is another step closer to its long-running wind energy project, which is likely to see more than two dozen giant turbines placed atop hills in rural Carbon County.

The project has begun receiving clearances from entities such as the FAA, but is still facing legal blocks from Penn Forest Township’s zoning hearing board, which has been fighting the authority with an array of tactics and lawsuits, including one solicitor Jim Broughal has motioned to quash, as the ZHB has shown no proof a suit is needed.