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'Once an Eagle, always an Eagle'

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by JOSEPH BROWN Special to The Bethlehem Press in Local News

"Once an Eagle, always an Eagle."

These words, spoken by keynote presenter Dr. Charles D. Peters Jr., are not an original statement, but instead a lasting mantra used over the years at Eagle Scout celebrations.

It was only appropriate he chose such a longstanding phrase for the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award, which began back in 1912.

This year, 213 Eagle Scouts from the class of 2012 were honored for their accomplishment of attaining the highest rank in the...


Monday, June 10, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, June 12

Salvation Army's Women's Ministries, Bible Study, 11 a.m. "Sight and Sound: Joseph", 12:50 p.m. 521 Pembroke Road. Call 610-867-4681.

Annual Southside Film Festival. Films and filmmakers from around the country and the world. 23 E. Third St. Call 610-882-4300 or visit

Children's Film Festival. 23 E. Third St. Call 610-882-4300 or visit...

Centralized services construction begins

Monday, June 10, 2013 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

On May 17, before a crowd of about 70 people, Northampton County officially broke ground on a new centralized human services building at 2801 Emrick Boulevard in Bethlehem Township. This project was approved by a 8-1 County Council vote in February, as a 15-year lease for a three-story, 66,375-square-foot building on 5.36 acres, with 256 parking places, at a cost of about $1 million a year in rent. After five years, the county will have an option to buy the property.



Monday, June 10, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested a man on numerous charges following an attempted traffic stop around 2:30 a.m. may 29.

According to police, Walter Chisholm, 32, of Bridge Street in Catasauqua, faield to stop for a red light at Stefko Boulevard and East Broad Street, and then also failed to stop when they attemtped to pull him over.

Chilholm did finally stop when he crashed his car in the 2700 block of Easton Avenue.

Chisholm is charged with traffic signals, speeding, inspection required...

Homicide arrest

Monday, June 10, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Police arrested 17-year-old Lucas Joseph Cabassa, no specific address, for the homicide of a 25-year-old city man June 4.

According to police, the victim and two juveniles were involved in a physical altercation in the 800 block of Argus Court around 3:30 a.m. June 2, during which a third juvenile, Cabassa, stepped in and shot the victim once in the head.

The suspects fled the area and the victim was pronounced dead at St. Luke's University Hospital about an hour later.


This week in Bethlehem, history: Invisible photographer

Monday, June 10, 2013 by The Press in Local News

In the mid-1970s, William Gale Gedney arrived in South Bethlehem to hunt for subjects to photograph. He was a slim 43-year-old with wavy brown hair. Gedney was dedicated to his art in a precise, quiet way, earning him the nickname "the invisible photographer."

He was traveling on a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Photography, on his way to San Francisco and Los Angeles. However South Bethlehem drew his attention in 1975 and 1976.

Coincidently, Gedney found himself in...