Local Politics

Toomey wants faster road, bridge repairs after disasters

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) wants disaster-damaged roads and bridges repaired faster --  by exempting those repair projects from now mandated environmental reviews.

Town meeting sets up tough crowd for Rep. Paul Clymer

Pa. State Sen. Paul Clymer town meeting in Quakertown.

State Rep. Paul Clymer faced a small but cantankerous audience Thursday night when he held a town meeting in Quakertown’s public library.

Lawmakers examine local housing of minors entering US illegally

Lawmakers news conference at Bethany

Chad Blimline/69 News

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.

Probe of Reading mayor's campaign finances ongoing, AG says

69 News

The investigation of alleged finance violations by Vaughn Spencer's 2011 campaign for Reading mayor is ongoing, a spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Tuesday.

Charter presented for new Berks County community

Antietam Valley meeting

Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Township officials presented a home rule charter for the proposed municipality of Antietam Valley during a meeting Monday night.

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Motorcycle operator injured in Lower Macungie crash

Motorcycle accident scene
LOWER MACUNGIE TOWnSHIP, Pa.

A motorcycle was involved in an accident about 5:50 p.m. Wednesday in Lower Macungie Township.

Lower Macungie files objections to TIF lawsuit

Hamilton Crossings sign
LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Lower Macungie Township has filed preliminary objections to a lawsuit that challenges the legality of the township approving a tax increment financing plan for the Hamilton Crossings shopping center.

Bordeaux Lofts developers sued for unfair housing

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.

A federal lawsuit has been filed against developers of Bordeaux Lofts at the Vineyard at Wagner Farms, a 92-unit condominium project in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County.

DA’s call for no licenses for 'illegal aliens' gets little attention in Palmer

Palmer Township supervisors
PALMER TWP., Pa.

Palmer Township officials heard a plea Tuesday night not to endorse the idea of giving driver’s licenses or any kind of ID cards to “illegal aliens.”

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