Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

LV CHARTER ARTS NOTES--Performances end year

Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in School

Performances and showcases are in full swing at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts during the final months of school. The spring concert season is jam-packed with different exhibits every week from each artistic major, ensuring the school year ends with a bang.

Beginning tonight, April 26, the theater department hosts its spring musical, ‘HAIR- the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.’ Evening performances take place April 26-April 29 at 7 p.m., with a matinee...

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

CIVIL WAR Roundtable event May 3

The Civil War Roundtable will unveil the refurbished Post 182 G.A.R. monument at 2 p.m. May 3 at Bethlehem’s Rose Garden, Eighth Ave. between Raspberry St. and Union Blvd.

The keynote speaker will be Bethlehem native Peter Maugle, a National Park Service ranger at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania. Expected guests included Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez as well as city and BASD officials. The Nitschmann middle school band will play.

The...

Gov. Wolf begins Union Blvd resurfacing

Monday, April 24, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED in Local News

The Wolf Administration announced recently that work is scheduled to begin on a $3.6 million project to repair and resurface Union Boulevard in the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem, Lehigh County.

“This busy east-west corridor between Allentown and Bethlehem is used by thousands of motorists each day, and will soon be resurfaced due to Act 89,” Governor Tom Wolf said.

Union Boulevard will be milled and resurfaced between the Lehigh River in Allentown and Route 378 in Bethlehem...

Bills target domestic violence

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by CHRIS PARKER in Local News

Over the past 10 years, more than 1,600 people have died in domestic violence-related incidents in Pennsylvania.

On Tuesday, state senators and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence stepped up to defend victims of abuse.

The coalition and senators unveiled four pieces of proposed legislation aimed at curbing domestic violence and better protecting its victims by strengthening the state’s Protection from Abuse Act.

The bills were introduced in Harrisburg by...

Feds release pipeline statement

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by CHRIS PARKER in Local News

A proposed 118-mile natural gas pipeline that would snake through parts of Carbon, Luzerne and Northampton counties would “result in some adverse environmental impacts,” the federal government says.

But those impacts would be reduced to “less-than-significant levels” provided the pipeline company follows the government’s recommendations and its own proposed mitigation measures.

That’s the bottom line of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s final environmental impact...

Specifics addressed in report

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The proposed 118-mile PennEast pipeline would run from Luzerne County to Mercer County, New Jersey, passing through Carbon County.

The project also includes a 47,700 horsepower compressor station in Kidder Township.

On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its final environmental impact statement on the project.

According to FERC, any adverse environmental damage would be reduced to “less than significant” levels through mitigation actions proposed by...

YMCA to manage Fountain Hill pool this summer

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by TRACY RICE in Local News

Fountain Hill Borough did not get any other interested parties for the position of the poll manager for the summer, so it went to the Bethlehem YMCA for help.

Vanessa Rex, the aquatic/youth coordinator at the YMCA, put together a proposal for the Borough council. The proposal would have the pool open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The YMCA would manage the lifeguards only. The borough would be responsible to hire people for the ticket booth for admissions and for supplying all the...