Bethlehem Press

Sunday, April 30, 2017

STUDENT PROFILE -- Nathan Bennett, Bethlehem Catholic HS

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Father (Scott Bennett), mother (Tracy Bennett), sister (Taylor Bennett)

Favorite subject: Math and economics because I enjoy using problem-solving and math to solve real world issues

Activities: Ice hockey, skiing, motorcross and golf

Next steps: I plan to attend a four-year college to study international finance or economics.

Career goals: I would like to work in finance and possibly in another country, or travel for a few years...

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Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

SENIORS Health Expo set for April 27

There will be a free Senior Health and Wellness expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27 at the Old York Road Senior Center at Moravian House II, 720 Old York Road. Representatives from Golds Gym, Senior Life, Moravian and DeSales colleges, as well as Bethlehem Area Vo-tech will be present.

20 plus vendors will offer educational information, including what services are available for seniors. Presentations include health screenings,...

Liberty HS presents ‘West Side Story’

Monday, April 24, 2017 by TIM GILMAN in School

The popular musical “West Side Story” is being presented by Liberty High School on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at 1115 Linden Street. Set in the nostalgic 1950’s, the story features a rivalry between two gangs in the Upper West Side of New York City during the last days of summer. Influenced by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the playwright included some tragic consequences in the script. The main characters are Tony (Liam Mulligan) from a white gang called...

BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP--Brodhead Road work begins in July

Monday, April 24, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Sometime in mid or late July, Bethlehem Township will finally begin work on the reconstruction of Brodhead Road. That’s a 9,000 foot long, two-lane township road that extends east from Township Line Road until it intersects with Route 191. Located in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, the road is heavily traveled by tractor trailers, and has been the subject of numerous complaints. Commissioners set aside $1.3 million for this project in this year’s budget, and a $400,000 grant has been secured...

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Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

LVCIL Gala set for May 4

The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living will hold a Galactic Gala Star Wars-theme event at 5:30 p.m. with a sponsor’s reception and at 6:30 p.m. for the public, on May 4 in the Community Services Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, 18078. All proceeds will benefit LVCIL’s programs and services for people with disabilities living in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon and Monroe counties.

There will be...

BETHLEHEM-Property value error causes momentary budget hold up

Monday, April 24, 2017 by LIZ KEMMERER in Local News

A miscalculation of the real estate market value of Northampton County is causing a momentary hiccup in the district budget approval process, reported directors at the finance committee meeting April 10.

School districts use real estate market values to determine tax rates for the current year, which impacts district budget calculations, explained Bethlehem Area School District Chief Financial Officer Stacy Gober. The State Tax Equalization Board (STEB) is responsible for determining...

LV Charter Arts HS presents ‘Hair’

Monday, April 24, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in School

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Theatre will present “Hair” at four evening performances from Wednesday, April 26 to Saturday, April 29 at 7 PM, and a matinee performance at 2 PM on Sunday, April 30. “Hair” is a rock musical about the 1960s hippie movement based on the book and lyrics of James Rado and Gerome Ragni, with music by Galt McDermot. The Charter Arts cast of “Hair” are directed by Ashley Tait-Weller, and Neil Chaban is director of music with Peter Wrenn-Meleck...


Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested Aristotle Tarboro, 48, of Fillmore Street following a standoff during which he allegedly threatened officers around late April 19.

According to police, an officer responding to a 911 call to Fillmore Street for a “true emergency” was quickly approached by Tarboro, who had been waiting nearby in his pickup. He had a 14-inch machete duct taped to his right hand and threatened to kill officers as more arrived. He returned to his truck and drove off at one point, over a...