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Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has determined the death of 48-year-old Luis Nieves on Jan. 19 in Allentown was a homicide.

According to a release, Nieves attempted a home invasion and robbery on North 11th Street around 5:30 p.m., forcing open a door to attack a juvenile occupant. While Nieves was allegedly beating the victim with a metal cane, the victim struck back with a knife.

Nieves died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown, and it was ruled justified as self-...

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Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

VALLEY League founder to speak

Regional actress Pat Jordan, of the Heritage Theater Guild, will visit the League of Women Voters, as Carrie Chapman Catt, suffragist and founder of the national League of Women Voters.

Jordan will appear in costume as the activist who founded the League to educate and instruct women about the initial right to vote. Catt founded the national League of Women Voters Feb. 14, 1920. Pat Jordan (as Catt) will address the League at the group’s Hot Topics...


Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION needs volunteers to read to kindergartners (and some 1st graders) in classrooms across the city. Two spring training sessions are scheduled for Thursday, January 30 and Thursday, February 27 from 1:30-2:30pm at Jackson Elementary Childhood Center, 517 N. 15th St. Street parking is available. All volunteers must obtain required background clearances, and info for that will be provided at the sessions. Actual reading demonstration to a kindergartner is...

Cozze tapped as register of elections

Monday, January 27, 2020 by BERNIE O”HARE in Local News

Northampton County has selected Amy Cozze as its new register of elections. This announcement was made at the Jan. 23 meeting of the elections commission. She was one of seven internal applicants, and was chosen by a three-person board consisting of Administrator Charles Dertinger and representatives from the elections office and human relations. There were external applicants as well, but the county’s Administrative Code requires that priority be given to county employees. Acting Registrar...

Market St. variance still under debate

Monday, January 27, 2020 by LANI GOINS in Local News

A Jan. 13 special meeting of the zoning board was another continuation of the appeal of the zoning ruling for 2 West Market Street. Morningstar Partners LLC has been seeking a zoning variance and/or a amendment to the city zoning ordinance.

Chairman Jim Shantz opened the meeting, announcing to those assembled that the subject of the hearing had already consumed 18 meeting hours. This includes many hours of testimony from the appellants, the opposition, and owners of neighboring...

St. Peter’s hosts community MLK luncheon

Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Left: Dr. Christopher Burke, associate professor in Lehigh’s Department of Psychology, led luncheon attendees through a series of discussions. As the event ended, participants were invited to take a free copy of “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race.” The author, Dr. Beverly D. Tatum, will be the Keynote Speaker at a Martin Luther King Celebration Committee event at Lehigh University March 26 at 7 p.m. In preparation, two reading...

Winging it with community art project

Monday, January 20, 2020 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Penn State Lehigh Valley unveiled its final installation of “Spotted LanternFly Zones of Syncopation (SFZ)” Dec. 3. The tabletop displays of six mandalas stretched between the front and rear entrances of Center Hall for public viewing, along with a video explaining the art and science behind the project utilizing the wings of the non-native insect. Originally scheduled for Dec. 2, inclement weather delayed the reception.

The completed installation will be on display through December...