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Hanover Township Board ends NIZ challenge

Friday, August 10, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Hanover Township got the ball rolling. It was the first municipality to support a legal challenge to Allentown's controversial Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ). A creature of a 2009 state law that could only ever apply to Allentown, it authorized the diversion of all earned income taxes from workers inside a 130-acre NIZ, even those who reside outside the Queen City.

Sixteen townships and boroughs, along with a school district, eventually joined this litigation.



Sunday, August 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The inaugural South Side Bethlehem bike show will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 along Third, Fourth and New Sts.

The event, for Harleys, Cruisers, Classics and Sports bikes, is presented by the Downtown Bethlehem Association SouthSide Arts District merchants. There will be prizes, a chili pepper eating contest, live entertainment, a poker walk and more.

50 per cent of the registration fee will be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To register, email...

Technology assists sheriff's dept.

Friday, August 10, 2012 by CAROL SMITH Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

A new information sharing system and a records management system will be welcome for needed technology advancements for Northampton County's sheriff's department.

At Northampton County Council's Aug. 2 meeting, Sheriff Randall Miller received council's approval to purchase a county-wide COBRA information sharing system and a digital records management system.

Made possible by a federal grant, the $350,000 COBRA system will allow real-time cross-jurisdiction data sharing. Miller...

Appetizer Bowl to benefit ArtsQuest arts education fund

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Social News

ArtsQuest and more than one dozen area restaurants team up for the Appetizer Bowl, 4 - 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Appetizers, dips and finger foods will be served in six different categories: Cheesiest, Seafood-based, Dips & Spreads, Veggie-based, Meat-based and Sauciest Couple (wings and sauce).

Attendees may sample and vote for their favorite in the "People's Choice" category. A judging panel will determine winners in...

All that shimmers

Friday, August 10, 2012 by BRANDON TAYLOR Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

There's something liberating about walking around without shoes, bare-footing your way through people traffic. It's even better when your steps fall upon smooth avenues of shimmering marble.

In Amritsar, the last stop on my trip around northern India, I had such a chance to experience life sans footwear. And, more importantly, I experienced the country's tolerance and diversity, two forces that seem to hold India together.

Amritsar, a city in Punjab near the border with...

This week in Bethlehem history Sayre Observatory

Friday, August 10, 2012 by KAREN SAMUELS Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Sayre Observatory, the second building erected at Lehigh University campus in 1868, no longer functions as an observatory and was moved in 2005 from its original site. Today, it is called the Sayre building and houses the Graduate Student Council.

After Alfred Marshall Mayer was hired by Lehigh University as professor of physics and astronomy for the college's first year in 1866, he pleaded with the college board of trustees to build and equip an observatory.

As a young man,...


Friday, August 10, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Alvernia University

Three Bethlehem residents have been named to the dean's list at Alvernia University. The students, all Occupational Therapy majors, are seniors Noel Derhammer and Danielle Manini and freshman Victoria Vidumsky.

To be eligible, students must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 credits.

Keystone College

Kathleen Foley of Bethlehem, was named to Keystone College's president's list. The list is comprised of full-time...


Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School

Holy Infancy: New principal named

Holy Infancy's new principal, Virgilio Ogando, has dual masters degrees in bilingual education and building leadership from Mercy College in the Bronx, N.Y. Before coming to Holy Infancy, he was the principal of a Holy Spirit School in the Bronx. His first meeting with the parents of Holy Infancy students is scheduled for Aug. 22.

Srs. Therese Dowd and Joyce Valese, the former co-principals of Holy Infancy, have been given a retirement...