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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...

Slicing the pie

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by JULIA SWAN Special to the Bethlehem Press in Opinion

Tough challenges face whoever is elected president Nov. 6, Muhlenberg College Professor Michele Deegan said during a lecture at Kirkland Village Oct. 17. Her talk, "The American Election Reality – Challenges Facing the Presidential Winner" was a preview of the 38th annual Great Decisions lecture series, which begins in February.

"If the debt gets bigger, we have to squeeze other programs."

"Do we decrease spending? Where? Where do we increase revenue?"

These are some of...

Bethlehem: Residents rebut Atiyeh's center

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Two school principals and a psychotherapist spoke against Abe Atiyeh's quest for a residential drug and alcohol rehab center during a four-and-a-half hour hearing before Bethlehem's five-member Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB) Oct. 16. About 35 people attended this second night of testimony concerning this proposed facility, which would be located at 2110 Center St. That's just 380 feet from Bethlehem Catholic HS, and right next door to Vitalistic Therapeutic Charter School.

At an earlier...

Southside Ministries closing its doors

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

The Southside Ministries, a collective of four Southside churches working together in community-building efforts since 1983, ended Oct. 11 as a transition team met to officially dissolve the organization and give away the last of its cash reserves.

Those churches were Cathedral Church of the Nativity at 321 Wyandotte St., University Parish of Holy Ghost Roman Catholic at 417 Carlton Ave., St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church at 617 E. Fourth St. and St. Peter's Evangelical...

Blood drive Nov. 4

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

A local resident has organized a blood drive at ArtsQuest SteelStacks Nov. 4 in honor of her daughter, Tonya Rosado, who died in 2010.

Judy Negrete last year organized a 5K race and this year is continuing to help the community to honor Rosado's memory. "It involved a lot of work and time," said Negrete, "but it helped me with my grieving process because I was able to spend my days preparing and organizing, and putting this together with the help of friends and family members allowed...