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Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez

Bethlehem mayor encourages questions, complaints

Mayor Robert Donchez presents himself as a politician who really wants to hear what his constituents have to say.

Allen Twp. officials

FedEx mega hub in Allen Township nears final decision

Allen Township officials have until August 15 to decide the fate of the proposed $335 million FedEx Ground hub under dispute in Northampton County.

Larry Holmes at the Sands

Larry Holmes offers his boxing resume at the Sands' Molten Lounge

Almost 100 people turned out Tuesday night to hear former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes of Easton reminisce about his life.

Diane Quinlan (seated) of Quakertown is surrounded by her care team from LVHN’s OACIS palliative care program

LVHN wins national award for palliative medicine service

The American Hospital Association recently awarded a 2014 "Circle of Life Award" to the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Palliative Medicine Program.

Saucon Valley school district board meeting

Saucon Valley seeks quotes for repairs to retention pond and high school roof

Saucon Valley School District hopes to repair a retention pond and flashing on the roof of the high school in the near future.

Woman takes a stand against crime in her neighborhood

Woman takes a stand against crime in her neighborhood

A Reading woman is taking a stand against crime.

Board greenlights SWB & R request to construct new facility

The Hanover Township Board of Supervisors granted preliminary and final conditional land approval to SWB & R for the construction of a new facility during Tuesday night's meeting.

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

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Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Three members of Berks County's delegation to the House of Representatives gathered Tuesday in an effort to learn more about the local housing of Central American children who entered the United States illegally.

Heroin hearing

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RACC hosts hearing on 'heroin crisis' in rural Pennsylvania

What officials describe as a growing heroin epidemic in rural Pennsylvania took center stage at a public hearing in Reading on Tuesday.

Job-seekers line up for Allentown job fair

Job-seekers line up for Allentown job fair

More than one thousand people attended a job fair Thurdsay for positions in Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone, or NIZ.

Wilson Area School District board meeting

Wilson Area School District hires new teachers, staff member

Despite continuing cuts to public education throughout the state, the Wilson Area School District has added a number of new staff for the 2014-15 academic year.

Perkasie Borough Council

Residents raise concerns over Perkasie Woods townhomes

Perkasie Borough Council's meeting Monday night sounded more like a court trial rather than a municipal meeting.

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