Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

MILLER-KEYSTONE Donations needed

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

According to Miller-Keystone Blood Center, the regional blood supply is in urgent need of blood donations as hospitals have resumed elective surgeries. As a result, the need for red cells, platelets and plasma by regional hospitals has increased. It is critical individuals in the community donate blood in order to meet the transfusion needs of our regional hospitals. The need for blood never ends, but the supply certainly can if there are not enough blood donors. Blood is perishable and there is no substitute — the only source is the volunteer blood donor.

CARES Pandemic rent, mortgage relief opens July 60

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

PA Housing Finance Agency began accepting CARES applications for financial assistance for renters and homeowners financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as of July 6.

Pennsylvania renters could qualify to receive assistance equal to 100 per cent of their monthly rent up to $750 a month for a maximum of six months of assistance for the time period between March 1 and Nov. 30. PHFA assistance is also available for qualified homeowners for up to $1,000 a month for a maximum period of six months.

MEETING BOARD

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Some meeting dates have changed due to the Fourth of July holiday.

No BASD meetings and no South Side Task Force meeting in July.

Wednesday, July 8

Northampton Co. Industrial Development Authority, 4 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Bethlehem Twp. Municipal Authority, 6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Hellertown Water Authority, 7 p.m. 685 Main St.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Thursday, July 9

MEETING BOARD

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Some meeting dates have changed due to the Fourth of July holiday.

No BASD meetings this month

Wednesday, July 1

Historical Architectural Review Board, 4 p.m. City hall, 10E. Church St.

Thursday, July 2

Bethlehem Environmental Advisory Council, 7 p.m. Illick’s Mill – second floor, 100 Illick’s Mill Road.

Northampton Co. Economic Development Committee, 5 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Northampton Co. County Council, 6:30 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Monday, July 6

BRIEFLY

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Veterans benefits remain available

DMVA

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs wants to assure veterans state and federal benefits processing continue.

The DMVA and the federal agency both continue to work remotely to provide veterans’ information, enroll veterans for benefits and serve other veterans’ needs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

NORCO

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

The Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development announced the award of $300,000 EPA grant which will provide supplemental funding for brownfield sites cleanup. A brownfield is a property where the expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by hazardous substances.

The EPA grants Brownfields Revolving Loan Funds to communities which have demonstrated success in using the program to clean up and redevelop brownfield sites.