Bethlehem Press

Friday, March 23, 2018

‘I put Freemansburg out front’

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

“They’re not my rats.”

Those four words, delivered with a practiced indifference to a father of two concerned for the safety of his children, propelled a man already dedicated to common causes to a life in local politics.

Gerald Yob went for help with an infestation in his neighborhood – rats visible in the streets his kids were playing in – and was not impressed with the response by a member of Freemansburg Borough Council. He decided to run for office to provide the community...


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, March 14

Rescheduled from March 7: HARB-Historical Architectural Review Board. 4 p.m. 10 E. Church St.

Snow date: BASD, Special Board Meeting, Finance Committee and Human Resources, 6 p.m. Edgeboro Room, Education Center, 1516 Sycamore St.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing room, Gov’t. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Thursday, March 15

Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority, 4 p.m. Town Hall, 10 E. Church St.


Sale ‘music’ to library’s ears

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Bethlehem Area Public Library’s one day music sale Feb. 17 drew a huge crowd to the Bob Cohen Room and raised $3,925 to help renovate this former children’s library space into a multi-use community room. Fueled by a donation of 20,000 music CDs and another collection of vinyl record albums, the sale also included twenty local vendors who offered their own CDs, tee shirts, collectibles and more. Laurel Stone, the library’s book sale coordinator, called the event “very successful,” so much...


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in School

Kutztown University

Several area residents were conferred degrees at the Kutztown University commencement in December, 2017. The cumulative grade point average necessary for honors distinction is: with honor (cum laude) 3.40; with high honor (magna cum laude) 3.60 and with highest honor (summa cum laude) 3.80.

Students who have requested privacy (FER ) are not listed publicly.

Those graduating and their major are, with Bachelor of Science degrees, Jordan Kelly Baltzersen...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in School

BAVTS NEWS by Nikki Ochoa-Cookie Crunch champs

In February, in conjunction with MIller-Keystone Blood Bank, BAVTS hosted a blood drive. There were 31 donors, and 30 people were able to donate. Blood drive captains from Mrs. Stilgenbauer’s Health Careers class included Megan Giangulio, from Northampton HS, Luis Rodriguez, Jasmin Rivera and Mariah Guarin, from Liberty HS, and Crystal Ortiz and Alice Rivera, from Freedom HS. Once again, BAVTS students and staff stepped up to the plate to...

Police investigate Northeast MS social media threat

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

On the evening of March 8, 2017, the Bethlehem Police Department and Bethlehem Area School District was made aware of some additional threatening language posted on a social media site. The language posted referenced Tuesday’s incident which concerned a threat against Northeast MS.

Bethlehem Police Detectives, School Resource Officers and Bethlehem School District Personnel are presently conducting an investigation into the source of this new social media post and also Tuesday’s...

Bethlehem HARB--Board approves new business signs

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Historical and Architectural Review Board granted a certificate of appropriateness to Gail Fly for proposed signage at 523 Main St. during their meeting in city hall room A-109 Feb. 14. The Feb. 7 hearing had been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Gail Fly, owner of Designer Consigner, was approved for a 19.2 inches high by 144 inch wide sign with pink letters highlighted in beige, on a black background surrounded by a beige pinstripe. The color scheme is the same as the...

Saquon Barkley Day Parade set for March 24 in Coplay

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Coplay Borough Councilman Stephen Burker announced Feb. 8 that the borough plans to have a community parade for Penn State football star Saquon Barkley.

“He has been someone this community has followed throughout his football career,” he said.

The parade date is set for March 24.

“We set the date after numerous discussions with Saquon’s mother, Tanya,” Burker said. “It is something that the borough wanted to do, and the Barkleys were humbled by our request.”


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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

PARKING Public meeting set for March 21

There will be a public meeting regarding downtown parking at 6 p.m. on March 21 in Town Hall, 10 E. Church St.

The City of Bethlehem and the Bethlehem Parking Authority requested Desman Design Management, a New York City consulting company, to review and evaluate the city’s Northside and South Side public parking.

The meeting will review the findings and the draft recommendations of the study. There will be a public input time....