Bethlehem Press

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News



April 22

With the deadline to register to vote for the May 21 municipal primary fast approaching on April 22, Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar is reminding Pennsylvanians the Online Voter Registration (OVR) is the quickest and easiest way to register.

On May 21, voters who are registered as Republican or Democrat will choose their parties’ nominees for judicial and local government positions.

Boockvar encouraged eligible citizens to...

Article By: Unknown author???

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by UNKNOWN AUTHOR??? in Opinion

I would like to weigh in on the booming warehouse industry in the Lehigh Valley and how it affects warehouse workers. Although the Workers Compensation law is designed to protect the lives and well-being of Pennsylvania workers, employees at these warehouses are frequently abused and end up disabled, jobless, and in need of legal representation.

There are more brownfields in Bethlehem than anywhere else in the country. Brownfields are former industrial or commercial sites where future...

Boscola backs Greenway project

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

A bill was sent to Governor Tom Wolf’s desk after clearing the State House of Representatives this week. The legislation (House Bill 18) will legally authorize a Greenway project uniting five different parks from several municipalities along Jordan Creek.

“I applaud local our government leaders for planning this impressive project that will be enjoyed by residents and visitors for many years to come,” Boscola said. “I am always happy to help coordinate state government authorization...

STUDENT PROFILE - Anna Cannavo, Freedom HS - coordinated by Julie Swan

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: I live with my mom and dad and have two older brothers, Andrew, 23, and Alex, 21.

Favorite subject: Math is my favorite subject because I like solving problems. I also enjoy English because it allows me to express myself through writing.

Activities: I am a competitive dancer outside of school and I am a co-captain of the FHS dance team. I also am a member of THON, in the Family Relations Committee and a member of National Honor Society.


Article By: ANOTHER VIEW-Marijuana: Gateway drug or relatively benign? Julie Swan Special to the Bethlehem Press


I entered adulthood in the mid-60s (marriage, children), and while I had vaguely heard of marijuana, I’d never heard about anyone using it in college, or anywhere else, until…

By the late 60s, people we knew who were not yet out in the “real world,” who were a little younger, or who had gone on to graduate school or military service, made us aware that they were quite familiar with the substance.Within a few years, we frequently began to see it in use at parties, rock concerts, etc....