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Thursday, October 23, 2014


October 22, 2014
COVER STORY
Casey: Increase hospital funding levels
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) visited East Stroudsburg’s Pocono Medical Center (PMC) Monday afternoon to review the procedures put in place to combat the Ebola threat facing the nation. He also explained how the federal government can help. “We should not be focused on politics, name-calling or finger-pointing,” he cautioned. “We don’t have time for that.”
By Bernie O’Hare




Area Hospitals on alert for Ebola
Ebola – a word on everyone’s lips that was practically unheard of a few months ago.
Ebola is a disease that has been claiming hundreds of lives a week for the past few months a half a world away from us. But it has come to the United States. It’s in Texas now, but this infectious disease has become a globe-trotter.
By Kathy Kunkel


BETHLEHEM
Bethlehem Press begins 10th year
Cartoon by Ed Courrier



AROUND THE DISTRICT
Hand-son learning, real-life experience
This year Liberty and Freedom high schools have joined thousands of schools across the nation in implementing a pre-engineering program provided by Project Lead the Way, a national nonprofit organization that provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program curriculum to schools. The PLTW program focuses on STEM-based, hands-on learning, where students gain real-life experience in the engineering field before entering either college-level programs or skilled trades such as precision machining.
By Dr. Joseph Roy and Ellie McGuire

BUSINESS
Dance academy celebrates expansion
“When I was four, my grandmother gave me one year of Irish dancing in Newark, New Jersey.  That planted the seed,” shared Maureen O’Grady White, one of the founders of the O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance. “I love to be around children, I love that you get to watch them mature and grow up.” Photo: Colleen Schroeder and Maureen O’Grady White, co-founders of the O’Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance, stand together at the opening of the school’s new Easton facility.
By Amber Mirza

NORTHAMPTON CO.
Employees oppose benefit cuts
It was deja vu all over again. In September, more than 200 county workers crammed into a council meeting to complain about unilateral cuts in their health benefits imposed by Executive John Brown. The audience was so large the meeting had to be moved to Courtroom #1. But their pleas went unanswered. Photo: Gracedale LPN Allison Moyer is concerned about her pregnancy costs.
By Bernie O’Hare



CLASSROOM
Bridging the generations
A Bethlehem independent living community will now call Moravian College its second home. Traditions of Hanover, located in Hanover Township, is an independent senior living community that has become one of the college’s newest community partners.
By Angelo Fattore


CLASSROOM
ND marks second Pink Out
The Notre Dame HS girls’ soccer team hung glittery posters, draped pink streamers, painted the pitch and sprayed their hair pink as preparation for the team’s second annual Pink Out fundraiser Oct. 7.
By Dianne Pelaggi


DOWNTOWN BETHLEHEM
Harvest Fest
DBA volunteer Barry Grady offers beer tastings  to festgoers Jess Gibiser and Kelly Flanley, both of Bethlehem. The ninth annual fall festival Oct. 11 featured wine, soup and beer samplings, craft vendors, live music and family activities along Main Street
By Tim Gilman
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STEEL STACKS
Oktoberfest skills winners
The Service Electric team shows off glass boot trophies after winning the Celebrity Skills Challenge competition for the second successive year. Kristi Fulkerson, center, holds the coveted Das Boot Oktoberfest championship trophy, made by ArtsQuest Glass Studio at the Banana Factory while her teammates hold individual glass boot awards – Katie Prudente and Al DiCarlo in front row and Adam Bednarik, Al DiCarlo and Kevin Spano in back.
By Tim Gilman


THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Kochmaruk takes 1st
Not only did Liberty cross country runner, Raisa Kochmaruk, surprise her opponents and fans, she surprised herself, taking first place at the East Penn Conference Girls Cross Country Championships last Tuesday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course. Photo: Raisa Kochmaruk came from behind to capture the East Penn Conference girls cross country title last Tuesday afternoon in Bethlehem.
By Katie McDonald

OTHER STORIES
BASD: Fair, basic funding sought
Bethlehem: Helping those who have served
Bethlehem: Local Special Olympics teams wins silver medal
South Bethlehem: HMIH project back on track
Hanover Township: Board anticipates no tax hike
People Say: Who is going to win the World Series?
Student profile: Dana Pollock, Freedom HS
High school news: LV Charter HS for the Arts

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Thursday, October 16, 2014


October 15, 2014

COVER STORY
Some catching up to do
When 15 former Bethlehem Steel waitresses gathered recently, there was much reminiscing and recollecting of their experiences serving many of the captains of the steel industry.
By Dana Grubb

GRAND JURY
Dolan set to resign from city council
Longtime Councilwoman Karen Dolan is resigning from government and may be leaving the city altogether.
Following the release of the Northampton County district attorney’s grand jury report on her conduct regarding Illick’s Mill nonprofit Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Group, Dolan said in an email to the Press Friday she has been unable to find employment in the Lehigh Valley and is now searching for work outside the area.
By Nate Jastrzemski





BETHLEHEM
Casey seeks support for pregnant employees
Packed into a small conference room at the YWCA’s industrial park office in Bethlehem Township, women supporting the organization’s mission sat in self-conscious but polite silence. Photo: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey shares his hopes for the proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act at city YWCA headquarters.
By Nate Jastrzemski


PEOPLE
Minnie celebrates 107th
Minnie Poulton, resident at the Weston Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Hellertown, accepts a birthday card from her great-granddaughter, Brandi Chapin of New Holland. Poulton celebrated her 107th birthday Sept. 27 surrounded by family, friends and nursing home staff.
By Mark Reccek


NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
City firefighters honored
Bagpiper Barry Newhart of the Liberty HS Grenadier Band plays “Amazing Grace” during the placement of a memorial wreath for past firefighters. Participating in the ceremony at the flagpole outside Schweder Fire Station are the firefighters union representative Adam Orth, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez and retired Deputy Fire Commisioner Eugene Novak.
By Tim Gilman


LEHIGH VALLEY
Fair marks end of summer
A bunny fascinates Olivia Morales, with her father Juan Carlos Morales, at the Lehigh County 4-H Club petting zoo. Morales, of Northampton, said it was a first-time experience for his daughter, who had never seen a live rabbit before.
By Tim Gilman


ALLENTOWN FAIR
Culinary contests take center stage
Julia Intrepido-Kmetz, culinary contest stage supervisor for the past 15 years, shows off the winning chocolate cake, baked by Katrina Ache of Bethlehem.
By Carole Gorney

CLASSROOM
Stewardship & conservation
Students from Marvine ES were among those participating in the 11th annual Make A Splash festival at Wildlands Conservancy’s Pool Wildlife Sanctuary in Emmaus Oct. 3. Photo: Marvine student Alexander Jenkins looks intently at a little frog held by environmentalist Kayla Merk at the Pond Study.
By Rich Chartrand







THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Peterson, Conrad 2nd in District doubles
Liberty High School’s Samantha Peterson and Madelyn Conrad won the silver medal in the District XI Class AAA Girls Doubles Tennis Tournament on Monday at Lehigh University. Photo: Liberty’s Samantha Peterson, left, and Madelyn Conrad made it to the District 11 finals but fell to a team from East Stroudsburg South.
By Katie McDonald

OTHER STORIES
Bethlehem Township: Board considers 4-way stop signs
BASD: Energy plan saves $1.5 M
South Bethlehem: Task Force members get hands-on CPR training
Student profil: Brendan Weaver, Saucon Valley HS
People say: Concerns about Ebola in the USA

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Thursday, October 9, 2014


October 8, 2014

COVER STORY
Dancing in the streets
The fourth annual Oktoberfest kicked off Friday with its special celebration of German culture and “much more” under the direction of ArtsQuest at its SteelStacks campus in South Bethlehem. The six-day festival, which resumes Oct.10 -12, has expanded its size and activities to coincide with a new free admission policy this year. Photo: Charlie Kovacs of Bethlehem Township holds two pitchers of beer for nearly 10 minutes during the third annual Bar Skills Challenge at Oktoberfest.
By Tim Gilman


NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK
Developing a sense of community
There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States, and each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it’s the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Ala.; the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd, Minn.; or the giant ice cream sundae statue in LeMars, Iowa; every city has a desire to be known for something.
By Kevin Anderson


SOUTH BETHLEHEM
Benner proposes 9-story project
An architectural rendering of the proposed building on the corner of Fourth and Vine streets, Bethlehem to the South Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission. Developer Dennis Benner would like to put a nine-story building on the lot where a house in poor condition currently sits.
By Kris Porter


BUSINESS
Provident branch opens
Through a recent merger New Jersey’s Provident Bank opened an old building with a new face at a celebration for local residents Sept. 13. Manager Leigh A. Selden said Provident’s very first branch in Pennsylvania is now open at 2151 Emrick Blvd. in Bethlehem Township. Photo: Branch Manager Leigh A. Selden with employees Dawn Heanry, Christina A. Davis and Peggy Slack.
By Nate Jastrzemski


ENTERTAINMENT
Summer festival rocks
Multitalented musician Maureen “Moe” Jerant of Bethlehem, welcomes audience participation during a sing-along session of the Large Flowerheads concert at the Muhlenberg Summer Festival. Jerant alternates as drummer, guitarist and vocalist. Lead guitarist Bill Trexler of Allentown plays on the left, with John Harkins on keyboards and Greg Geist on drums in the back. The band is  known for its 1960s and early 70s nostalgic rock-and-roll music.
By Tim Gilman


CLASSROOM
Volleyballers 'Dig Pink'
Every Bethlehem Catholic HS sports program is required by Principal John Petruzzelli to do at least one community service project. The girls’ volleyball team chose to help fight breast cancer. All money raised goes to the Side Out Foundation, which promotes cancer-related fundraising by  volleyball teams.  This year alone, the team raised more than $2,800 for the foundation.
By Rob Merchant


THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Maff wins 2A golf title
Bethlehem Catholic’s Nick Maff grabbed attention across the Lehigh Valley golf scene when he won a district championship two years ago as a freshman.
By Peter Car

OTHER STORIES
Bethlehem: ‘Tiger Hall’ to get facelift
Bethlehem: Zoners grant relief to 3 homeowners
Bethlehem: Library book sale tops $10,000
Northampton County: County council condemns Easton’s commuter tax
Northampton County: Brown’s aim is steady taxes
Saucon Valley: Reading program selcted
Lehigh Valley: ‘Take Steps’ fundrainser

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Thursday, October 2, 2014


October 1, 2014

COVER PHOTO
Celebrating fall’s arrival
Fall display at the Moffo home in Bethlehem has an assortment of seasonal outdoor decorations. Paula Moffo and her daughter Alainna posed on the front porch with their completed “Celebration of Fall” creation Sept. 23, which marked the arrival of autumn this year.
By Tim Gilman


BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP
Developer digging whole in marsh
The Audubon Society has designated the Green Pond Marsh, located in Bethlehem Township, as an “Important Bird Area.” Bird watchers have documented 162 bird species at the site, including eight that are considered endangered or threatened. Right now, nonexistent might be the better word. Birds stopped landing at Green Pond Marsh last week as developer Traditions of America was on the scene with a backhoe.
 By Bernie O’Hare


COMMUNITY
It’s stickball in Fountain Hill
Family, friends, and community came together recently for the sixth annual F.H. Classic, a stickball tournament. Two brothers, Andrew and Bryan Redding, created this event to benefit their cousins’ education fund after the Glagola children lost both of their parents, Joan and Mike Glagola. The tournament games were split between two locations; the Fountain Hill playground and the parking lot of Holy Child School. Stickball is a game that many of these participants grew up playing. Similar to baseball, stickball is played using a tennis ball and typically a broomstick handle. Now that the Glagola children are nearly finished with college, the Redding brothers plan to continue the F.H. Classic and proceeds are to go towards local scholarships. Photo: Redding family members.
By Courtney Keenan


SOUTH BETHLEHEM
Levitt Pavilion: A Valley prize
A divided Northampton County Council has rejected an ordinance that would dramatically increase its oversight over contracts. Under current law, council must approve all contracts in excess of $100,000. Lamont McClure wanted council to have oversight over all contracts in excess of $10,000. Photo: The Duprees entertained an enthusiastic crowd of more seniors than juniors with their top hits “Have you Heard,” “You Belong to Me,” “My Own True Love,” “Why Don’t You Believe Me” and a few new tunes. They closed the concert with, “Goodnight My Love.” The majority of the crowd was standing and singing along.
By Bud Cole


CLASSROOM
It’s back to school
Our Lady students make their way into the school building on the first day carrying donated items like paper towels for their classrooms, as well as backpacks filled with school supplies and art boxes.
By Dianne Pelaggi

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Pates remain undefeated
Freedom’s football was plus-seven in the turnover category heading into last week’s showdown with Central Catholic. The Patriots have prided themselves on not turning the ball over, but were able to learn some valuable lessons following a 33-14 victory over the Vikings, where they coughed it up four times in the win.
By Peter Car

OTHER STORIES
Northampton County: Gaming board ponders requests
Northampton County: Gaming grants awarded
Northampton County: DA says false report distracts state police
Northampton County: Custody court reorganization OK’d
Northampton County: Council rejects increased contract oversight
BASD: Nitschmann plans solid; Bonilla issue continues
BASD: District gets Susquehanna Bank grant
Bethlehem: Water authority projects begin to show profit


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014

COVER PHOTO
For a good cause
Harrison Bailey does not coach a football team. He’s the principal at Liberty HS, but that does not mean he can escape the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Megan Latham and Ryan Brong unleash the cold water during the Liberty-Bethlehem Catholic football game Aug. 29.
By Rob Merchant


PEOPLE
Bethlehem Twp. Officer honored
Sgt. Richard Blake, a 23-year veteran of the Bethlehem Township police department, is Northampton County’s top cop of 2014. He was recently honored by the Northampton County Chiefs of Police Association with the annual Nathan Ogden award, which honors a police officer who distinguishes himself and his profession.
Photo: Sgt Richard Blake is presented the Nathan Ogden award by Chief Dan Pancoast. Blake’s wife Krystyna and sons Ben and Paul attended the ceremony with township commissioners.
By Bernie O’Hare


COMMUNITY
Summertime in Hellertown
Seth Heiserman of Hellertown has his face painted by Linda Reinbold of Hellertown. Reinbold represented the Children’s Learning Center of Hellertown at the Hellertown Community Day event. The 13th annual Community Day, presented by the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce in August at Dimmick Park, featured local businesses and nonprofits and a host of activities for attendees to enjoy.
By Mark Reccek


COMMUNITY
‘Doing something meaningful’
Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley and business partner/sponsor Hampson Mowrer Kreitz Insurance are currently constructing another home for working class income residents on Bethlehem’s Southside. PHOTO: The team of HMK Insurance employee volunteers pauses in front of their adopted Habitat for Humanity project on James Street. About 40 of the company’s employees are participating in the construction effort.
By Dana Grubb


CLASSROOM
BEST awards go to 3 educators
The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation presented the 2014 Bethlehem Educational Scholastic Trust (BEST) awards to three Bethlehem Area School District teachers at the district’s annual convocation Aug. 20 at Liberty HS. This year’s award winners were Asa Packer ES fourth grade teacher Kyle Rogers, Nitschmann MS language arts teacher Sarah Hriniak, and Liberty HS language arts teacher Sara Fiske-Pogue. All three are graduates of Moravian College. Each also received a certificate and monetary award. Community Foundation Executive Director Bernard Story told the recipients and school district staff attending the convocation, “An organization on the outside values what you do on the inside. Outstanding teachers deserve special recognition.” Award nominations to the BEST Committee come from parents, teachers and students.
By Dana Grubb


ANOTHER VIEW
A living history flight experience
On April 16, 1942, when Lt. Colonel James Doolittle led 16 North American B-25 Mitchell bombers off the carrier USS Hornet’s flight deck on the famous Doolittle Raid, the twin engine B-25 bomber’s place in history was cemented. The raid came just months after the Japanese surprise attack on the United States’ Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, and it provided a huge morale boost for Americans as the nation geared itself to win World War II.
By Dana Grubb


THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM HISTORY
Past visions of Town Hall
Soon after the male citizens of Bethlehem voted to consolidate Bethlehem and South Bethlehem on July 10, 1917, discussions began about building a new city hall. Bethlehem government offices were mainly distributed between the South Bethlehem municipal building, at 100 E. 3rd St., and the Armory building at 29-31-53 E. Broad St. A few other city offices were squeezed into other locations, as well. Photo: 1956 City Hall plan prepared by Gilmore D. Clarke, Michael Rapuano and Russell Vannest Black for the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority.
By Karen M. Samuels

THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Moss wins local battle
The East Penn Conference Girls Tennis Tournament’s number three singles final was a rematch of city rivals, Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic, on Saturday at Parkland High School where Liberty’s Emily Moss won the gold medal, defeating Becahi’s Molly Ehrig, who won silver, 10-2.
By Katie McDonald

OTHER STORIES
Northampton County: ‘We’re now low income families’
Lehigh Valley: LVHN donates kits to area police
Bethlehem: $1 tax increase tabled … again

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Friday, September 19, 2014


September 17, 2014


13 YEARS LATER
Remembering 9/11
As it has done every year since terrorist attacks claimed 2,977 lives on American soil, Hanover Township remembered. Sept. 11 was just like any other busy weekday, but outside the Hanover Township Recreation Center, as joggers stream by, a group of about 70 people is reminded of the tragedy that forever changed this country. Photo: As the flames shoot into the sky, bagpiper Alex Burlew plays “America the Beautiful.”
By Bernie O’Hare


13 YEARS LATER
Lehigh University: To lives lost
More than 2,000 small flags blurred into a single silent memorial to all the lives lost Sept. 11, 2001. Students, faculty and visitors paused mid-stride during their hurried, distracted walks across campus as they came upon the vast green hillside at College Center awash in a sea of red, white and blue. Many of them drew their mobile phones to snap images for friends and family before moving along.
By Nate Jastrzemski











13 YEARS LATER
Freedom HS students mark the date
Early Thursday morning, Sept. 11, members of the Freedom HS Republican Patriots Club placed 2,977 American flags on the front lawn of the high school, one to remember each person who lost his/her life in the terrorist attacks of 9-11-01.
By Rob Merchant


13 YEARS LATER
Ball game honors victims
“I think this day impacts everybody nationwide,” said retired Bethlehem Police officer Kenneth Jones. “I don’t think that there is anybody … that doesn’t understand what happened and doesn’t remember exactly where they were when it happened.”
Jones spent Sept. 11 this year grilling food for the hungry players and attendees at the annual memorial softball game between the Bethlehem Police Department and Fire Department.  The game began around 6 on at the Upper Saucon Park fields on Williams Street.
By Courtney Keenan


13 YEARS LATER
Forgiveness allows us to move on
Notre Dame HS marked the 13th anniversary of 9/11 by celebrating Mass to pray for healing and peace. The Mass was offered in memory of Colleen Supinski and Joseph McDonald, both with connections to Notre Dame. Supinski was a 1992 Notre Dame alumna who died in the attack on the World Trade Center. McDonald also died in the World Trade Center attacks and had family who attended Notre Dame. In his remarks, Principal Joseph Kramer reminded the students that it was “a great day of remembering and giving thanks,” and that “forgiveness is a huge ingredient of being able to move forward.” Photo: Students, staff and guests take Holy Communion during the 9/11 Mass.
By Dana Grubb


BETHLEHEM
Farm Fresh market opens
The grand opening of the Moravian College Farm Fresh Market features a grapevine cutting ceremony by President Byron L. Brigsby with the Greyhound mascot and other guests Sept. 5. The market, held Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the North Campus Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex plaza when classes are in session has live entertainment, student artists and  presentations by local nonprofits, organizations and farms on a revolving schedule, along with fresh produce.
By Tim Gilman


COMMUNITY
Summertime block party
With no rain on the horizon, was a recent summer day was perfect for a community block party. Hosted by Christ UCC, Grace Deliverance Baptist Church, New Covenant Christian Community Church and Trinity Episcopal Church, the event included music, games, clowns, free food, puppets and a cakewalk along Market Street from Center to Long Street. Hatfield donated 2,000 hot dogs for this event. Photo: Betty Klase meets with Dr. Stitches (Al Beahm) while browsing.
By Ruth Grady




ED’S WORLD
Commentary by graphic artist Ed Courrier


BETHLEHEM HISTORY
Southside’s Protective Firehouse
During the twilight years of the Victorian Age and the dawn of the 20th century, folks around Bethlehem created activities from simple aspects of daily life –  all without the convenience of cell phones, television or CD players.Whether at seasonal events or patriotic holidays, South Bethlehem residents never failed to line the streets and catch a glimpse of firemen who paraded their shiny horse-drawn firefighting equipment.
By Ken Raniere


BETHLEHEM SPORTS
Pates topple Hornets
It was a big game for Freedom’s football program last week and the Patriots used their big boys up front to turn a halftime draw into a 35-14 victory over Emmaus at East Penn School District Stadium. Joe Santos rushed for three touchdowns and 94 yards on the night, as Freedom collected three turnovers as well, en route to starting the season 3-0 for the first time since 2011. Photo: Joe Santos rushed for three TDs as the Pates knocked off Emmaus last week.
By Peter Car

OTHER STORIES
Bethlehem: Bonilla removed from 3 school board positions
Bethlehem: Board reviws Roadmap guidelines
Bethlehem: LindenStreet pediatric center proposed
Bethlehem: Café honored for arts efforts
Bethlehem: Garage door replacements OK’d
State: NCAA sanction end early; Dent relieved

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 10, 2014

COVER STORY
Saluting the laborer
The 6th annual Steelworkers and Friends Labor Day parade stepped off Aug. 31 in downtown Bethlehem. According to Jerry Green, longtime president of USW local 2599 which organizes the event, “A very successful parade with the most participants and public I’ve seen.” Photo: United Steelworkers contingent leads the Labor Day parade in downtown Bethlehem on August 31. Local 2599 president Jerry Green marches behind a USW banner with microphone in hand.
By Tim Gilman



PEOPLE
No place, like home
A delightful evening of county, gospel and old time music was shared at Wesley United Methodist Church recently, when Bethlehem native Merv Shiner returned from Tampa for his Homecoming Concert Part II - The Journey Continues. Photo: Bethlehem native Merv Shiner tells a story between musical numbers. Shiner returned to Bethlehem to perform a 30th anniversary concert.
Jason Rehm



LEHIGH VALLEY
A global, miracle match
The Taney Dragons may be Philadelphia’s sweetheart in baseball, but here in the Lehigh Valley we have the Miracle League, where every child has the opportunity to hit, score, and win.  The children who make up the Miracle League are special needs children or children with developmental disabilities. The league provides them with the opportunity to play baseball. There were approximately seventy children involved this year. Photo: Matteo Turkovic of Croatia helps Lexie as she swings at the green ball during her turn up to bat.
By Linda Anthony



SOUTHSIDE
Downtown to get caretakers
For a second week Mayor Bob Donchez was joined by Lehigh University and other local officials to announce a public safety initiative centered on Downtown Southside. Photo:
By Nate Jastremski


THIS WEEK IN BETHLEHEM SPORTS
‘Pates show off potential
The points came in droves and the smiles went from ear-to-ear, but Freedom’s football team knows it’s just another step in the right direction to winning back the Patriot family following last Friday night’s 67-34 thumping over Nazareth (0-2).
By Peter Car

OTHER STORIES
Bethlehem: Mayor seeks ticket tax hike
Bethlehem: Fall book sale opens Sept. 17
Bethlehem: Exploring artistic interests
Fountain Hill: Researcher remembered with research, scholarship award
Northampton County: Council fails to over ride Brown veto
Northampton County: Community activist tapped for LANTA Board


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