The Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley finally scored a certificate of appropriateness for its project for 520 E. Fourth St. during the Sept. 17 meeting of the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission.
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.
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.
The inaugural Stein Hoisting Championships, Weiner Dog Parade, DRAGTOBERFEST drag show, Flame Nouveau belly dancers and 3-on-3 Beer-Tag are among the many new highlights guests can enjoy for free when they attend the eighth annual Oktoberfest at SteelStacks, presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport Oct. 5-7 and 12-14.
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.
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.
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.