At an inviting annual salary of $89,438, a vacant magisterial district judgeship is certain to attract a lot of attention. This leads to numerous candidates and sometimes, things get heated.
Mary Clancey, 71, of St. Clair, Schuylkill County, couldn’t speak two words without having trouble breathing. She was having trouble walking with blood clots in her legs combined with carrying 365 pounds on her 5 foot 1 1/2 inch frame.
City Council members are considering expanding the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act (LERTA) zone in the city. At their March 7 meeting, they discussed the possibility of expanding the zone, but wanted more opportunity to discuss the matter, which will be done at a Committee of the Whole meeting yet to be scheduled.
The LERTA, proposed in 2016 by Mayor Bob Donchez, allows property owners to invest in their properties and phase in real estate taxes on building improvements and new construction over a decade.
District Attorney Jim Martin has announced two changes in his office’s staff.
Chief County Detective Joseph P. Stauffer is retiring effective March 24. Det. Stauffer has been supervisor of the Drug Task Force and the Homicide Task Force. His position will be filled by County Detective Louis A. Tallarico.
Kutztown University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association recently hosted its annual Lunar New Year Celebration.
The Lunar New Year, also called Spring Festival, has more than 4000 years of history.
The celebration is the grandest and most important annual event for many Asian people.
Steeped in tradition, the holiday is celebrated with decorations, dragon and lion dances, family reunions, house cleaning, and lucky money given to children.
The Lunar New Year date changes every year based on the Lunar Calendar.
Two doctors are among 10 people who were charged in connection with prescription fraud in Lehigh County on Friday.
The charges were the result of a joint investigation by the state Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and Drug Control.
Three of the people were employed at health care facilities. Six of the other defendants were involved with a prescription drug ring that operated in the Allentown area between December 2016 and January. They include:
Candidates from both major parties filed nomination petitions last week for the municipal primary May 16. There are several hot magisterial district judge races. The Saucon Valley School Board race should be contentious, too. But it looks like it will be a quiet primary.