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MLK ‘Peace’ celebration Jan. 20

The Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Celebration, “Peace and Nonviolence”, will be held on January 20 in St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 474 Vine St. There will be a luncheon, catered by Danielle’s Cafeteria, at 11:30 a.m., followed by a discussion from noon to 1 p.m.

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The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday...


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION needs volunteers to read to kindergartners (and some 1st graders) in classrooms across the city. Two spring training sessions are scheduled for Thursday, January 30 and Thursday, February 27 from 1:30-2:30pm at Jackson Elementary Childhood Center, 517 N. 15th St. Street parking is available. All volunteers must obtain required background clearances, and info for that will be provided at the sessions. Actual reading demonstration to a kindergartner is...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in School

Grade: 11th

Family members: Mom, Sister, Brother.

Favorite subject: Medical Science. I love medical science because it combines the sciences due to my interest toward the basics and complex parts of life and matter.

Activities: Not much, just volunteering.

Next steps: After getting out of high school, I might straight away go to DeSales University and to go to work at a fast food restaurant or any job for a 18-20 year old can work

Career goals: I’ll like to...

Executive keeps eye on water proposal

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure wants residents to know that the County is closely monitoring New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection’s proposal to assume control of the flow of water from the Francis E. Walter Dam which feeds the Lehigh River.

In cases of drought, New York City wants to redirect the flow to the Delaware River to prevent salt from the ocean moving upstream and contaminating drinking water.

“The Lehigh River is an important resource...

Election code change: You can now vote by mail

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

For the first time in 80 years, Pennsylvania has made significant changes to the Elections Code. If you hate standing in long lines on election day or insist on voting by paper ballot, this is for you.

For the first time, voters will be able to cast their ballots by mail. On Jan. 10, the Pennsylvania Department of State issued its guidance to all counties. Here’s what you need to know:

1) Voter registration. - Previously, in order to vote, you had to be registered at least 30...

Reorganization comes with contests

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

At Bethlehem City Council’s reorganization meeting Jan. 7, incumbent President Adam Waldron was reconfirmed 4–3 for a second term as president of the seven-member council. He defeated the other nominee for the office, Councilwoman Olga Negrón.

Negron’s candidacy for the position was encouraged by over 20 speakers who unsuccessfully urged council members to vote for Negron. Each speaker in support of Negrón got a smattering of applause at the conclusion of their remarks.

One of...