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Notre Dame HS: 'Quite a history to this little school'

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Alumni of Easton Catholic HS reunite once a year, but this time it was an extra special occasion, as the graduates celebrated the 100th anniversary of the school's alumni association recently at Green Pond Country Club.

The high school held its classes in a Victorian home on Sixth Street in Easton. The class sizes were small and each grade had its own classroom. The students would stay in their room all day and the teachers would move from classroom to classroom. The building did not even have its own bathroom.

N.J. native worker spurs office-wide Sandy relief

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Many tales have been related recently regarding the charity of citizens helping their neighbors recover from Hurricane Sandy. But one story is of a large New Jersey-based company making a donation, supplemented by some its own employees locally.

Antonette Ciccone, an account executive at Automated Data Processing in Allentown, is a New Jersey native who moved to the Lehigh Valley after graduating from DeSales University. She laid down new roots in Bethlehem while staying close enough to home to drive back for weekends.

Suburbs ok with single hauler

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Don't worry. Hanover Township plans no litigation against Allentown or Bethlehem this year. It's not in their budget. But how does mostly Republican Hanover Township feel about all the trash talk over a single hauler in mostly Democratic Bethlehem? Are the Republicans in the burbs laughing at the Dems in the hood?

Quite the opposite. To a man, Hanover supervisors and Township Manager Jay Finnigan agree with Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan in principle. So do Upper Nazareth Supervisors, who decided last month to hire a single hauler for trash removal.

Bethlehem Zoning: Clerics follow Christmas Star

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

The Rev. Wesley Jun. The Rev. Alan Disbrow. The Rev. Lilia Santiago. Like the three wise men following the Christmas Star 2,000 years ago, these three clerics followed the South Mountain Star into the little town of Bethlehem Nov. 28. But instead of meeting Baby Jesus, they ran into Gus Loupos and the rest of the Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board. Despite having no frankincense or myrrh, which would be bribery these days, two out of three clerics were successful.

PPL meter swaps are ongoing, not new

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Recent rumor of PPL's replacing local residential electric meters by government edict are both completely false and somewhat true.

PPL Spokesman Joe Nixon said in a telephone interview replacement of old meters in favor of new, advanced meters has been ongoing since 2002. About 160,000 old dial meters have been replaced with digital meters, he said, and no longer require nearby radio monitoring because they send information directly back through the electrical system.

Hanover Township: Union agent opposes Faulkner signs

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Although he lives in New Tripoli, 26 miles away, Francis Loughney was at the Hanover Township Zoning Board Nov. 29. He made this trip to oppose an application for four wall-mounted signs requested by Faulkner Chevrolet Cadillac at 298 Stoke Park Road.

Loughney questioned every witness. He even attempted to interrogate Faulkner's attorney, Tom Maloney. Citing concerns about safety and lighting, he urged zoners to deny the appeal. But when Maloney had a few questions of his own, Loughney refused to answer him.

'The most good for the most people' Callahan pitches single hauler plan at West Bethlehem Block Watch

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

More than 50 people attended a West Bethlehem Block Watch meeting Nov. 26 to hear Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan and Department of Community and Economic Development Director Joe Kelly pitch a controversial single trash hauler system. Despite the somber venue at the Church of the Manger, it was a tough crowd that included independent hauler Andrew Prickler. City Council members Bob Donchez and Eric Evans were also in the audience.

Why is the City considering a single hauler now?