Those living in Lehigh County may soon be required to pay an additional $5 for each non-exempt vehicle registration.
The board of commissioners at its April 12 meeting discussed a motion authorizing the fee. Included in the approved motion is the establishment of a Municipal Transportation Infrastructure Program. The board will vote on the bill at the April 26 meeting.
Commissioner Dan Hartzell, co-sponsor for the bill, along with Commissioner Percy Dougherty, lauded the motion.
With Tax Day approaching on April 18 this year, Americans in cities across the nation participated in a Tax March April 15 to demand that President Donald Trump release his most recent tax returns.
Though no president is required to release his tax income returns, every major party nominee since the 1970s has done so.
In Bethlehem, around 200 people gathered in Payrow Plaza next to Bethlehem City Hall to have their voices heard. The local rally was sponsored by the Bethlehem City Democratic Committee.
City council members approved the first reading of an ordinance to expand the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) zone, allowing property owners to invest in their properties and phase in real estate taxes on building improvements and new construction over a decade.
One year after breaking its record for total pledges, the Carbon Tamaqua American Cancer Society did it again in 2017.
The organization’s annual telethon ended Sunday with $220,589 raised for cancer research.
The mark to beat was $215,949 raised in 2016.
“We’re very grateful for all the support,” said Joe Krushinsky, telethon chairman.
People filled Penn’s Peak on both days to watch the telethon in person.
“I think we had more people come here to support us live and it really adds energy to the place,” Krushinsky said.
Over the past 10 years, more than 1,600 people have died in domestic violence-related incidents in Pennsylvania.
On Tuesday, state senators and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence stepped up to defend victims of abuse.
The coalition and senators unveiled four pieces of proposed legislation aimed at curbing domestic violence and better protecting its victims by strengthening the state’s Protection from Abuse Act.
Lehigh Valley consumers can safely dispose of personal financial documents and other sensitive records at a free Operation: Stop Scams shredding event offered by the AARP Fraud Watch Network on Saturday, April 22 at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem.
The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the east side of Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road. Consumers are asked to bring a maximum of three boxes of documents to be shredded per vehicle.
Mary Ann Grant, a Red Hill resident, was honored April 8 by the American Cancer Society, as a Courage Award recipient, during the 38th annual ACS Telethon airing from Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. The Courage Award honors both cancer survivors and those still fighting the disease.