Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Demand facts—support real news

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by TERI HENNING in Opinion

The term ‘news media’ can mean a lot of different things these days, but at the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, the news media that we work with are Pennsylvania’s newspapers and online-only news publications.

There are 77 daily newspapers in Pennsylvania, more than 175 non-daily publications, including college newspapers, and a significant number of online-only news sites. The number of Pennsylvania’s print-based publications has not changed much in the last 10 years, and even in...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

NALC Stamp Out Hunger May 13

The 25th anniversary of Stamp Out Hunger, the nation’s largest one-day food drive, is set for May 13. The National Association of Letter Carriers, assisted by Teamsters Local #773, Keenan House and Northampton County Probation Department volunteers, will collect non-perishable food donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania and its agencies.

Sealed, non-perishable (no glass containers) donations, in a...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

BETHLEHEM Yard waste collection dates

The City of Bethlehem 2017 spring yard waste collection dates are May 10 through 12 and May 15 through 19. Material will be collected the same weekday day as when the regular recycling is collected but on the opposite week.

Materials accepted: leaves, small brush, hedge/shrub trimmings, Christmas trees free of tinsel/ decorations/lights. Materials NOT accepted: Grass, hay, stumps, materials not bagged, bundled or containerized, or items...

May 16 primary election candidates

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News


Judge of the Court of Common Pleas

(D,R): Melissa Pavlack

Lehigh County Executive

(D): Phillips Armstrong

(R): Brad Osborne, Glenn Eckhart


District 1

(D): Bob Elbich

(R): Marc J. Grammes

District 3

(D) Dennis Leroy Pearson, Basilio Bonilla Jr. Amy Zanelli (See A6)

(R) Robert E. Smith Jr.

Lehigh County Executive

(D): Lamont G. McClure

(R): John Brown



Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Commissioner (4th Ward)

4-year term

Republican Rodney C. Conn is running unopposed

Commisioner (2nd Ward)

Democrat Incumbent James Seagreaves faces challenger Democrat Chad Gleissl in the primary election. We asked both candidates to answer the following question: Why should residents vote for you?

Chad Gleissl

James Seagreaves

“I have been fortunate to be Salisbury Ward 2 Commissioner for eight plus years. During this time, I worked...

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

TOPTON Flea market set for May 19

The Lutheran Home at Topton is holding a free community-wide flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 and 8 a.m. to noon May 20 on the main campus, 1 S. Home Ave., Topton, 19562.

Items for sale will include crafts, jewelry, household goods, tools and collectibles. Seller tables are available for a cost.

For more information, call 610- 682-1413.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

CONCERN May is National Foster Care Month

May is designated National Foster Care Month. Foster care programs support the concept that children should live in a traditional family setting in the community, rather than in a residential or institutional setting.

CONCERN, a multi-service private nonprofit 501(c)(3) human services organization has been, for 39 years, providing placement and treatment services to children and their families. The organization is dedicated to providing...