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Council wants heads up before county exec proposes new hires

Northampton County Council Thursday night directed county executive John Brown to give council a seven-day heads-up on all his job candidates.

Upper Macungie approves K9 pension stipend

They may be four-legged and furry, but in Upper Macungie Township the K-9 patrol is true blue.

Who says Lower Macungie doesn't have its own police department?

Lower Macungie Township has its own police department — and its name is Pennsylvania State Police.

Lower Macungie Twp. commissioners

Lower Macungie wins time to do voter redistricting plan

Lower Macungie has been given until early May to come up with a new plan that will determine who will vote where in the township’s 10 voting districts.

Lower Macungie Township

Lower Macungie improves communication

Lower Macungie Township has implemented an automated notification system that allows township officials to call, text and email residents about anything ranging from weather emergencies to leaf collection.

St. Luke's Hospital

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St. Luke's named one of nation's best hospitals

St. Luke’s University Health Network again has been named one of the nation’s 100 top hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a  provider of data-driven  solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

Allentown City Council

Allentown police OT totals a quarter million dollars in 2 months

Police overtime in Allentown “is a runaway train,” declared City Council president Roy O’Connell Wednesday night.

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City of Easton

Dennis Lieb resigns from Easton Planning Commission

"Tired of government hypocrisy," one of Easton Planning commissioners resigned his post Wednesday night.

Jeff Stout and other health bureau officials meet with Allentown City Council 3-4-15

Allentown restaurants will soon be ticketed for food safety violations

Allentown dining establishments that fail to meet food safety regulations soon will be getting violation tickets from the city health bureau.

Union Blvd. 'artwork' in Allentown

East Allentown Rittersville Neighborhood Association

East Allentown group complains about 'so-called public art'

An east Allentown organization is asking city officials to do something about “so-called public art” on the sides of buildings along Union Boulevard.

Quakertown Council approves liquor license transfer for business

If you are a Quakertown Borough resident or visiting the borough and looking for a place to enjoy a drink, in the future you may want to stop by West Broad Street.

Wehr's Dam

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South Whitehall commissioners promise decision soon on Wehr's Dam

Will Wehr's Dam remain or will it be torn down? South Whitehall commissioners promise a decision soon.


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