Bethlehem Press

Friday, December 15, 2017


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, December 6

Historical Architectural Review Board, 4 p.m. City Hall, 10 E. Church St.

Thursday, December 7

Bethlehem Environmental Advisory Council, 7 p.m. Illick’s Mill – second floor, 100 Illick’s Mill Road.

Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m., Northampton Co. Courthouse, 669 Washington St., Easton.

Monday, December 11

Mayor Donchez open door, 2 – 4 p.m. Town Hall, 10 E. Church St. must register: call 610-865-7079.

Bethlehem Housing...

‘You don’t cure the disease, you arrest it’

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

The Malvern Clinic has opened a new drug and alcohol addiction treatment center in Bethlehem, and a September open house brought famed Philadelphia Flyer hall of fame goalie Bernie Parent to town to welcome visitors and encourage people to seek a life of sobriety. Parent is community liaison for the Malvern Institute.

The new facility, which is located in what was formerly a physician’s office at 2092 Stefko Boulevard, operates as an outpatient clinic and provides both individual and...

Some State police stations have take-back boxes

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

As part of the ongoing effort to curb the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania, officials with the Wolf Administration today announced the opening of 65 prescription drug take-back boxes at Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) stations across the commonwealth. State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker was joined by Acting Secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Jennifer Smith and other Wolf administration officials at Troop H headquarters in Harrisburg to unveil one of the...

Creating Pathways to hope

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by HEATHER NIGRONE in Local News

On Sept. 22, Senator Lisa Boscola and Lt. Governor Mike Stack held a two-hour presentation at Bethlehem city hall called Pathways to Pardons. The presentation, part of a statewide tour, is designed to reach into communities and spread a message of hope.

For the average American, the decisions of applying for a new job, moving to a new apartment, or volunteering at your child’s school are within reach. But for a silent growing minority of Americans, these simple decisions and goals are...


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Area School District will hold open house nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for local pre-K parents/guardians, students and providers. Attendees will meet the principal, a kindergarten teacher and a guidance counselor, visit a kindergarten classroom, hear from guest speakers and tour the school.

The schools and the open house dates are Calypso, Dec. 6; Lincoln, Dec. 7; Farmersville and Miller Heights, Dec. 11; and Thomas Jefferson and William Penn, Dec.12.

For school...

Income hot topic on Dec. 11

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County hot topics meeting, “Eliminating Income Disparity”, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Superior Restaurant, 102 State Ave., Emmaus, PA 18049.

Toni Hoffman and Susan McNamara, past public policy chairs for the American Association of University Women, will speak on the Lehigh Valley’s gender wage gap.

The public is welcome. To make a lunch reservation (cost; pay at the door), email...

How NorCo is handling the opioid crisis

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

What’s Northampton County doing about the opioid crisis? That question stumped County Council candidates at a recent debate. But Tiffany Rossanese can answer that question. She’s the Administrator of Northampton County Drug and Alcohol program. She updated council members Nov. 16 on what her department is doing to combat America’s heroin epidemic.

College Outreach

Northampton and Lehigh counties have teamed up to approach local colleges to educate students about the problem....