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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

United Veterans of Bethlehem and Harry F.W. Johnson Post #379 American Legion meetings will be held back-to-back beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 , not Sept. 3, which is Labor Day. The change of date is for this month only. The meetings are held in the D.A.R. Log Cabin, Rose Garden, Eighth Avenue and West Union Boulevard. Call 610-866-3835 for information.

This week in Bethlehem history -- Hoover-Mason Trestle

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Bethlehem Steel plant is as important to our national history as any Civil War battlefield or former president's home. There is no better symbol for the pervasive loss of American industry that occurred at the end of the 20th century. Yet it seems that no government body or educational institution can afford the costs of preserving the Bethlehem plant.

The National Trust designated the Bethlehem Steel plant as one of America's 11 "most endangered historic sites" in 2004. The plant...


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Police Department's MyPD, a free mobile device application designed to improve communication between police and the public, is now available on iPhone and Android platforms.

The app may be used to check the latest news, view social media postings, get directions, find department contacts, submit feedback, questions and crime tips and participate in department surveys. It is is not for emergency situations and does not replace services like 911.

MyPD is developed...

Trestle redesign gets under way

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

City officials announced at an afternoon press conference Aug. 15 the implementation of a $236,000 study to develop the old Hoover-Mason Trestle at the Bethlehem Steel furnaces into an idyllic walking path connecting the ArtsQuest Steelstacks campus and Sands Casino resort.

Mayor John Callahan, City Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Tony Hanna and Wallace Roberts and Todd architects principle Antonio Fiol-Silva together described the study as the next logical step for the...

Brennan dissolves campaign -- McNeill picked to run in Nov.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Following his Aug. 15 arrest for beating his wife and driving drunk, State Rep. Joseph Brennan, (D-133) announced in a brief statement Aug. 22 he is ceasing his campaign for November re-election.

"I have been privileged to represent the 133rd District for the past six years, but today I am submitting a request to remove my name from the November ballot," Brennan said. "I will remain in office until the conclusion of my term on Nov. 30 and my offices will remain open and staffed to...


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education (BW NICE), Lehigh Valley Chapter, will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Best Western Conference Center, 300 Gateway Drive.

"Turning Point Lehigh Valley: More Than Just A Shelter" will be presented by Diane Zanetti, executive director for Turning Point Lehigh Valley. TP-LV is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating domestic violence, increasing community awareness of the problem and empowering victims by...