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City Council approves new Allentown finance director

Brent Hartzell (on left) and Mayor Ed Pawlowski before City Council

Allentown City Council unanimously has approved hiring Brent A. Hartzell, Detroit’s former budget director, as the city’s next finance director.

Kerry in Philadelphia: Iran deal 'will get the job done'

John Kerry in Philadelphia

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United States Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Philadelphia on Wednesday, seeking public and congressional support for the Iran nuclear deal.

Public hearing scheduled on Martin Tower property

Martin Tower

A public hearing has been scheduled before Bethlehem City Council on the controversial proposal to rezone the 53-acre Martin Tower property.


Local unemployment climbed slightly in July

HELP WANTED EMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT JOB JOBS GENERIC

The Lehigh Valley's unemployment rate increased to 5.6 percent in July, slightly higher than the state and national rates, according to the state Department of Labor & Industry.

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