Bethlehem Press

Friday, November 16, 2018

Borough to honor veterans Sunday

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by TRACY RICE in Local News

Fountain Hill Council discussed the possibility of getting Hometown Heroes banners to display along Delaware Avenue. These would be pictures of the people who served in the military who resided in Fountain Hill. The decision was tabled because the price and logistics need to be discussed.

There will be a Veterans Day Memorial ceremony on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Stanley Avenue Triangle.

The Fountain Hill American Legion Post 406 is planning a new, more permanent monument to...

BETHLEHEM Nov. 7-15 road work updates

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Elizabeth Avenue/ Linden Street: The City’s contractor for the pedestrian project at Liberty H.S. will begin installation of the pedestrian flashers early next week on both Elizabeth Avenue and Linden Street next to Liberty HS. Lane closures or lane shifts may occur to facilitate the work.

S. New Street: A contractor will be repairing trenches on S. New Street between Third and Fourth streets and will need to shift traffic. Two-way traffic will be maintained.

Union Boulevard:...

GOP commissioners force tax cut

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Republican County Commissioners banded together to force a tax cut that Democratic Lehigh County Commissioners and the Lehigh County Executive did not want and warned against. The vote will keep real estate taxes at last year’s millage rate of 3.64, opposing the administration’s plan to raise the rate to 3.79 mills.

“It will be vetoed…as soon as it gets to my desk,” said County Executive Phillips Armstrong in a post-meeting interview last week.

However, the vote seems to be...

Readers invited to participate in ‘Stickings for Soldiers’

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and their Stockings for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country; no matter where they are stationed in the world. “Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.

Keystone Military Families provides care...

COLLEGE NOTES

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Community College

Renewable electricity by end of 2018

NCC recently committed to purchasing, for its Bethlehem sites, 100 percent of its electricity from renewable wind energy sources by the end of 2018. The move is expected to save the college more than $135,000 annually and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 70 percent.

According to the U.S. Environmental Agency Green Power Partnership, this change will make NCC the largest community college consumer...

Task force discusses affect of student mental health on school safety

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced he called together a Safe Schools Task Force meeting Nov. 1 which was attended by more than 50 county school administrators, resource officers, additional members of law enforcement, representatives from the county Department of Drug and Alcohol, Juvenile Probation and members of the his staff.

The task force is designed to help educators and members of law enforcement meet the challenges they encounter in the schools.

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Sex trafficking’s everywhere

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by JOANNA IRELAND in Local News

We hear about it on the news and read about it in national papers, but sex trafficking isn’t a problem that we think is happening here, in our community. But it’s the second-largest and fastest-growing criminal industry in the world.

“In our world today, there is not one day where the media doesn’t mention some type of sexual exploitation: internet hookups with underage girls, internet porn, Catholic priests incarcerated as pedophiles,” said Shirley Delusio, a member of American...