Bethlehem Press

Friday, October 18, 2019

Zoning map remains same

Monday, October 7, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

With trepidation on the part of some members, city council voted 4-3 Oct. 1 to kill a hoped-for revision of the zoning map.

The bill would have paved the way for resident and architect Dennis Connell to build a five-story, 72-unit apartment building at 11-15 West Garrison St. that would have an underground garage.

Councilman Bryan Callahan told the crowd, “Don’t shoot me,” as he assured the energized residents who oppose the plan that his “yes” vote did not mean that he would...

Seniors lauded, vaping new concern

Monday, October 7, 2019 by CHRIS HARING in Local News

Several students, as well as their families, were on hand to be recognized as Advanced Placement Scholars at the latest Saucon Valley School Board meeting. High school Principal Tamara Gary introduced seniors who had, during their junior year, successfully completed Advanced Placement classes, in addition to recognizing graduates who had successfully completed these courses as Seniors.

Grace Albano, Junior in Student Government, addressed the Board regarding recent events at the high...

Fatal accident on Route 378

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Bethlehem police, fire and EMS responders were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision around 11:20 p.m. Sept. 25 on Route 378, in the southbound travel lanes near the Eighth Avenue exit.

On arrival, Bethlehem officers located a 2013 Hyundai Sonata and a 2003 Toyota Corolla. Extensive damage was done to both vehicles, which had collided, and the Corolla was on fire. The operators of both vehicles succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the crash. Both operators were pronounced...

County ahead of game in election prep

Monday, October 7, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Pennsylvania gave Lehigh County election officials a check for $380,868 that will partially pay the expense of new voting machines.

Secretary of State Kathleen Boockvar presented a mock-up oversize check to Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong in a short presentation last week in the administration building on Seventh Street in Allentown.

She said the check is part of a $14.15 million packet of state and federal funds set aside in 2018 for just this purpose.



Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext 4 or email

Volunteer Center to receive a brochure listing agencies in need of volunteers at 610-807-0336 or e-mail:...

Retail theft

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Colonial Regional Police arrested a 20-year-old Hellertown woman for an alleged retail theft from the Lower Nazareth Township Kohls store June 28.

According to police, loss prevention officers observed Kylie Elizabeth Henn behaving suspiciously and notified police, who monitored her further and agreed, apprehending her with more than $170 of merchandise on her person.

Henn was charged with retail theft, and the case was transferred to the court of common pleas and arraignment...

Royalty announced

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in School

Homecoming plays a major role in most highschoolers’ lives. It is the time to take pictures, to get ready with friends, and to head off to a dance that celebrates the age old tradition of Homecoming King and Queen. Freedom held its Homecoming weekend Sept. 27 and 28.

The tradition at Freedom is to hold a pep rally to introduce the Homecoming court to the students. The event started with a moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner as the American Sign Language students, led by...

VALLEY Watershed event Oct. 15 at Lehigh

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Navigating Clean Water Science, the eighth Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Lehigh University’s STEPS Building, 1 W. Packer Ave. Bethlehem. Keynote speaker Ann English will present “Growing a Better Watershed: The Riparian Buffer at Happy Hollow Farm”, about multifunctional streamside buffers.

There will be two half-day workshops, a full day MS-4 track for municipal staff and consultants and other conference sessions. Continuing...

Article By: The Press

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested Daniel Matos, 47, of Pawnee Street, Sept. 26 on numerous drug-related charges following community complaints and a vice investigation.

Police served a warrant for 1175B Livingston St., which Matos was allegedly using as a stash house.

Detectives seized approximately 1,100 grams of loose Fentanyl, approximately 1,200 individual bags of fentanyl, approximately 660 blue colored fentanyl pills, approximately 300 grams of cocaine, approximately 90 packets of Naloxone...

STOCKINGS Donations sought through Nov. 9

Monday, October 7, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Press, a division of Times News, LLC, a Pencor company, will once again partner with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for the Stockings For Soldiers program. The program generally ships 8,000 to 10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world.

The stockings are filled with donations of food, hygiene and other requested items, as well as holiday decorations and cards.

These simple gifts mean a great deal to the very...