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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Pointing to the Oct. 16 announcement that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate rose again, State Senator Lisa Boscola reiterated her call to prioritize job and economic development investment in Pennsylvania.

"Federal labor statistics clearly reveal that Pennsylvania unemployment rate is moving in the wrong direction," Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh/Monroe) said. "While the unemployment number has gone down in 41 states, I'm disappointed that Pennsylvania's rate climbed to 8.2 percent in...


Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Free H.E.A.R.T.S clinic Oct. 27

A free clinic for uninsured Bethlehem residents will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 27 and Dec. 1 at the Broughal Family Center, 114 W. Morton St.

The program is provided with the help of Temple University and St. Luke's Hospital. Call 1-866-785-8537 for an appointment.

Free flu shots Nov. 4

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older from 9 a.m....

BASD: Board turns from referendum

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Bethlehem Area School District officials discussed long-term financing options and the impact of possible plans for Nitschmann MS at their Oct. 8 meeting.

As board members and consulting engineers continue to analyze and refine plans largely laid four years ago, one thing became clear for the first time; the board is now leaning away from offering a referendum on the school's future.

It's become apparent that even the most expensive option – building a new school and leveling...

Halloween : City events set for Oct. 26, 28

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Trick or Treat will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26. The 91st Bethlehem Halloween parade will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 28. The rain date is 7 p.m. Oct. 29.

The parade forms at 15th Avenue and Broad Street and ends south on Main at Lehigh and Spring streets. For register forms, visit by Oct. 25. Cash prizes will be awarded for marching groups, scouting, floats, schools and special categories.

Northampton County: ArtsQuest's SteelStacks gets tax exemption

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by CAROL SMITH Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

ArtsQuest's SteelStacks and PNC Pavilion buildings are property tax exempt. Northampton County officials have revealed the conclusions of an independent financial review that determined ArtsQuest meets all the criteria for a nonprofit organization and, therefore, is entitled to a real estate tax exemption.

David Backenstoe, the county's first assistant solicitor, said at an Oct. 19 press conference that he is satisfied with ParenteBeard's $14,000 investigation to review Arts Quest's...